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Boot Hamilton replied to Yoshed's discussion Your world, my world, our world : a music searching for an horizon
"Beautiful, of course. 'Other directions'? Yes. At about the 1:52 mark, I'd think a little break from the tonic key; maybe a hint of lurking dissonance ( as 'relief' from all this lush beauty), before returning home to wrap…"
Aug 8
Boot Hamilton replied to Ray's discussion The main requirements towards producing interesting music in any genre!
"Roger - No matter how bad things get in Maryland, remember this - you've always got crab cakes."
Aug 7
Boot Hamilton replied to George Abbott's discussion THANKS FOR BEING A PLAYER
"Oh you're taking yourself waaaaay too seriously. "My mistake"? Lighten up, OK? You generously opined regarding my upload. I appreciate that. We had a nice exchange. I appreciate that, too. Don't ruin it. Life's too…"
Aug 7
Boot Hamilton replied to George Abbott's discussion THANKS FOR BEING A PLAYER
"Hey! Leave the guy alone. He's entitled to his own (excellent, I might say) opinion. Thanks for the kind words, George. Pay no attention to those other two - they're always yammerin' on about something... it's a UK thing (jealous…"
Aug 7
Boot Hamilton replied to Ray's discussion The main requirements towards producing interesting music in any genre!
"Side note: (not that it matters a flying rat's %*#). When I saw the Kingsman I was 15 years old, tops. Because I couldn't yet drive and my best friend was 16 and had a car - he drove. I was 15 in 1963. There. I feel better now. Speaking…"
Aug 6
Boot Hamilton replied to Ray's discussion The main requirements towards producing interesting music in any genre!
"Taking one 'for the team.' Good man. I'm afraid I've done a bit of that, myself. Not my proudest moment... but we're still here!"
Aug 6
Boot Hamilton replied to Ray's discussion The main requirements towards producing interesting music in any genre!
"Well there, you caught me. My statement would be true for only those who have sampled even a fraction the world has to offer. OTOH, I am quite confident that a two-year old will have endless interest in repeated hearings of Chopsticks. "
Aug 6
Boot Hamilton replied to Boot Hamilton's discussion Pianouveau
"[quote] Smaller space - listening again, yes. It's a very large, long reverb and maybe the issue for me is that it doesn't evoke the kind of atmosphere that the music does (the cliche being a small club or similar). More of an ambient…"
Aug 6
Boot Hamilton replied to Ray's discussion The main requirements towards producing interesting music in any genre!
"Louie Louie is NOT interesting music. It may have been cultural phenomena, but interesting music it never was. I saw the Kingsmen live. Nice guys (one of them started Sunn Amps), but they kind of pretty much sucked. If one wants to make interesting…"
Aug 6
Dave Dexter replied to Boot Hamilton's discussion Pianouveau
"Smaller space - listening again, yes. It's a very large, long reverb and maybe the issue for me is that it doesn't evoke the kind of atmosphere that the music does (the cliche being a small club or similar). More of an ambient effect than…"
Aug 4
Boot Hamilton replied to Boot Hamilton's discussion Pianouveau
"Ray - Bass & drums, huh?. Interesting. That just may be a pretty good idea. I'm no stranger to employing a string bass (all the more surprising I didn't go that way in the first place). But like I've previously alluded - I think…"
Aug 4
Boot Hamilton replied to Boot Hamilton's discussion Pianouveau
"Dave - I didn't take the 'meanderings' phrase as an insult, at all. Thanks for taking the time to listen and comment. A 'smaller space' ambience, eh? Hmmm... I'm gonna' look into that and see what transpires. In…"
Aug 4
Dave Dexter replied to Boot Hamilton's discussion Pianouveau
"My untutored ears would simply call it jazz and, for a non-jazz fan, liked it - though would prefer the naked piano. That's 1 and 3 answered. As for 2, I couldn't say since the style isn't my forte. I would change the reverb to a…"
Aug 4
Boot Hamilton posted a discussion

Pianouveau

Hi. I'm pretty new here and still finding my way around. I had originally posted in "Music Analysis and Critique", but now think that was the incorrect thread, have deleted it and am re-posting here, as I am seeking advice regarding the attached file: Pianouveau 2017.1.1I am self taught, play by ear (hence no accompanying manuscript) and have been doing so since... well... since playing blues piano on the Southside of Chicago in the '60's. These days I work pretty much 'in-the-box' in my…See More
Aug 4
Boot Hamilton replied to Rodney Carlyle Money's discussion Improvisation
Aug 3
Boot Hamilton replied to Ray's discussion The main requirements towards producing interesting music in any genre!
"[quote]1. Dynamic range (as wide a variation as possible).2. Timbre (changing over time).3. ?  [/quote] No.3 for me, is the critical and delicate balance between expectation and surprise. Too much of either and you've lost both the battle…"
Jul 28
 

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Hi. I'm pretty new here and still finding my way around. I had originally posted in "Music Analysis and Critique", but now think that was the incorrect thread, have deleted it and am re-posting…Continue

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What have you composed for? Or what medium do you work around?
Songs, Other
What is your favorite genre or style of music?
Depends on the day
Is music your main income source?
No - Not at all.
Where do you live?
Michigan
About Me (Must include biographical information about you as a composer):
Started playing in small rock bands in the '60's. Went on to play on the SouthSide of Chicago in '67-69, playing at times with some of the greats of the genre - Muddy Waters, James Cotton, Paul Butterfield, Earl Hooker, John Lee Hooker, Mike Bloomfield, Lightnin Hopkins, etc. Toured with larger rock act and did an album in 1972 w/ producer of Pink Floyd's "The Wall". Quit touring. Began writing recording experimental pieces on reel to reel in home studio 'til 1988. Got out of it for quite awhile (to get a 'real job'). Discovered DAW's and VSTi's in 2011. Put my home studio back together and here I am.
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