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Experimental

Started this discussion. Last reply by DC Cornelius Mar 28. 5 Replies

this is purely experimental; attempting to fuse many different musical styles/ feelings.I'm writing stuff for a music video I'm working on where alien characters are playing all the instruments.I'm…Continue

Chord progressions/ sequences.

Started this discussion. Last reply by Dane Aubrun Jan 18. 1 Reply

Personally, I feel folk put too much emphasis on the melody at times & often do not consider the power of chords.When writing, one could have a basic melody in their head & try to make it:…Continue

Just a little ditty

Started this discussion. Last reply by Timothy Smith Dec 27, 2020. 5 Replies

One of many I've written over the years:https://soundcloud.com/dc-cornelius/dhanajiI used Realivox vocal software for the voice.Thanks for…Continue

Hello from Essex UK

Started this discussion. Last reply by Dane Aubrun Dec 25, 2020. 1 Reply

I've played guitar in many bands over the years. Worked in studios as a session guitarist (nothing worth mentioning).Due to many let downs & disappointments, I now concentrate only on writing..…Continue

 

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DC Cornelius replied to DC Cornelius's discussion Experimental
"Hiya, Ingo.. thanks for your time. yes, everything is sequenced... I'd normally play the guitar parts myself but do not have a 7 string guitar for the low end. Tried De-tuning but the strings were far too floppy & keeping it in tune was a…"
Mar 28
DC Cornelius replied to DC Cornelius's discussion Experimental
"Hey, Dane.. Thanks for the comments & your time. I agree with everything you say.. Had a few 'normal life' problems to deal with hence the delayed replies here. All sorted now so I can get back to working on this…"
Mar 28
Ingo Lee replied to DC Cornelius's discussion Experimental
"Good stuff here DC, good sounds, good ideas.  I like the overall concept of a mix of styles; I'm not sure about the style labels you mention but that's another discussion. The video idea sounds great and that should help to unify your…"
Feb 2
Dane Aubrun replied to DC Cornelius's discussion Experimental
"Hello DC A brave attempt indeed. It will benefit integrated with the video.  Did you mean avant garde in the quasi-popular music sense or contemporary, now, new ideas and things. I'm no fan of metal music but I'm ok with experimental…"
Feb 1
Harmonius replied to DC Cornelius's discussion Experimental
"Very nice. This has kind of a modern "James Bond Theme" feel to it."
Jan 31
DC Cornelius posted a discussion

Experimental

this is purely experimental; attempting to fuse many different musical styles/ feelings.I'm writing stuff for a music video I'm working on where alien characters are playing all the instruments.I'm writing an avant-garde section (still a work in progress) that I'm starting to feel could be something on its own?The female vocalist will pick up an electric violin in this section dancing/ moving with the <steampunk, ballet dancing female alien bass player> ha, yeah I know:) hopefully, it…See More
Jan 31
DC Cornelius replied to Harmonius's discussion a short tiptoe through the snow
"what's childish about it? I can hear that backing many things in film a TV....it Does the job....I think it's bloody good!"
Jan 31
Dane Aubrun replied to DC Cornelius's discussion Chord progressions/ sequences.
"Potentially an interesting discussion. I'll respond even if I'm not one of these lovely people thanks to being completely incompetent at writing melodies for the most part. I'm unsure what genre I write in (it was…"
Jan 18
DC Cornelius posted a discussion

Chord progressions/ sequences.

Personally, I feel folk put too much emphasis on the melody at times & often do not consider the power of chords.When writing, one could have a basic melody in their head & try to make it: <better?>' by changing the melody..IMO, the chords underneath can dramatically change the <feel> of a melody without actually changing it...Have of you lovely people tried/ experimented with this?Peace.DC...See More
Jan 17
DC Cornelius replied to Saul Gefen's discussion Before the Battle
"Saul said: Thank you DC, I hear what you're saying. Do you have any suggestions how the piece can be made better? I willing to listen to any helpful opinions. Honestly, Saul my friend- I've listened to it 4 times now & IMO it's a…"
Jan 2
DC Cornelius replied to Saul Gefen's discussion Before the Battle
"Hello, Saul... a lovely piece, well-programmed/ performed & mastered ... though I must say the constant hard attack of the high solo sting/s kinda spoils it for me- that's just my opinion of course. Peace. DC..."
Jan 2
DC Cornelius replied to Rob J Kennedy's discussion 2021 music goals
Dec 31
DC Cornelius replied to Rob J Kennedy's discussion 2021 music goals
"Hi, Rob...This is the question posed in your opening post: I'd love to know what you would do in my position? Rob...I Would luv to have Vinnie Colaiuta, Dennis Chambers, Dave Weckl performing all my drum parts for example, but that ain't…"
Dec 31, 2020
DC Cornelius replied to Rob J Kennedy's discussion 2021 music goals
"Hiya, Dane.  everything is recorded dry in high-quality software like the Spitfire libraries. By default, everything will probably have a little reverb added- just turn the reverb off, or any other effect that might be added. Peace. DC..."
Dec 31, 2020
DC Cornelius replied to Rob J Kennedy's discussion 2021 music goals
"Hiya, Harmonius. Kontakt is brilliant, it pretty much sorts out everything you import automatically. Have you tried/ heard spitfire's: 'British drama toolkit? Superb for feeling in a piece.. I use it often. DC..."
Dec 30, 2020
DC Cornelius replied to Harmonius's discussion Klezmer-inspired
"I like that very much.. Maybe come down 2 semitones where this clip finishes, keeping the same feel in the background but change the melody the 'lead' instruments are playing? Just a thought... Peace. DC..."
Dec 30, 2020

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What have you composed for? Or what medium do you work around?
Orchestra, Other
What is your favorite genre or style of music?
Jazz, Classical, Rock, Blues
Is music your main income source?
No - Not at all.
Where do you live?
Essex UK
About Me (Must include at least one paragraph of biographical information about you as a composer) - blank or minimal answers on this line will cause your request to be rejected. Include a link to your website if you have one.
I'm a guitarist/ sessions & played in many bands over the years (nothing worth mentioning) but now concentrate on writing more than anything. I've been sitting here at the computer writing music for years,
just for personal private enjoyment.
Website:
https://soundcloud.com/dc-cornelius

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At 7:17pm on December 24, 2020, Gav Brown said…

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