I have written a lot of music over the years and even scored two feature films, one getting a theatrical release. However, all the music I’ve ever written went directly from DAW to tape (finished…Continue
"Sure, the Beatles did not read music. And except for the keyboard player, neither did the Doors. And hundreds of others. Nobody said you couldn't make a ton of money regardless of ability to read music.
Many players in the Baroque period were…"
"Grmph. I was beginning to think that this was a thread that only I, Bob, H.S. and Dave Dexter were even aware of. I hope I haven't written anything terribly embarrassing.
I am in awe of people with your background, Clinton. Motown is…"
"I'm amazed at how this discussion has grown. Good stuff. I wanted to add that in the 80's I did a student apprenticeship at Studio A in Dearborn Heights, MI http://www.studioarecording.com/. A well-known recording group came in to…"
"It's a common misconception that a flute emits the "purest" sound wave. That's just false. All instruments add overtones to the fundamental pitch; it's just a question of what combination of overtones are…"
"I'm not sure what "music" of that kind would refer to, unless we would classify the play of light waves on a pond (or something like that) as "music". It would take a certain amount of synesthesia to draw that connection,…"
"Actually, the theory I'm talking about says "music" not just sound, is all around us. On a plane that we can't hear until the composer or performer makes it possible for us to hear it. I don't know if I but it, but it's…"
Isn't every listener a critic? Doesn't every listener judge whether the music pleases him or not? "Music Critic" with capital letters would be somebody who does it for a living. Some are also wonderful composers, like Deems…"
"It's not. It's orchestration. The only difference here is that I am essentially getting him to teach me the basics of orchestration. Look . . . say that I had no interest in getting my scores playable myself and I simply gave my…"
One building I am thinking of is where I work. It's a multipurpose room. The alignment is on the diagonal, so there are awkward angles and impractical spaces. I am a user, the audience, if you will. Not a critic. All the other…"
"@Art: I can't say I have that skill either, but it's one of my goals. It's not without precedent, because that's how Beethoven composed (most of his greatest masterpieces were written after he had become clinically deaf -- he…"
"H.S., the skill of which you write is certainly one that I don't have. I'm sure I could probably write a simple ditty for 2 or 3 instruments and have it realized as I imagine it, but there would be no discovery or experimentation since I…"
Since you bring up "design" a house ( I had said "build") let me say this. While the architect need not know how to use a saw, he does need to know how to design something that is sound and functional. He can't design…"
"Just my $0.02: I firmly believe that the hallmark of an excellent composer is one who does not need to hear audio feedback as he composes, but who has acquired the skill of being able to write down exactly what he hears in his mind's ear and…"
"I erred in my last response to Bob. I should have written, "the composer's tools are his or her imagination, creativity, and whatever he chooses to use to express his musical ideas, whether DAW or pen and ink. His product is the…"
What have you composed for? Or what medium do you work around?
Film, Television, Web, Multimedia
What is your favorite genre or style of music?
Is music your main income source?
No - Not Yet
Where do you live?
Minneapolis Metro Area
About Me (Must include biographical information about you as a composer):
Greetings. I am an award-winning composer and studio musician with experience in motion picture scoring and musical landscapes for nationally touring planetarium projects, such as "Voyager the Cosmic Nomad" and "Where Time Began." Over the years I have performed with a number of recording artists such as Chuck Berry, Dennis Coffey and Mike Waggoner from The Bops. My IMDb page is at http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1286922/