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Making music with a wine glass and violin bow

Started this discussion. Last reply by Dave Dexter 2 hours ago. 6 Replies

Paul reminded me with his breaking glass piece that I once played around with multitracking music out of bowing a single wine glass. To explain things, here's some of the video info."There's…Continue

Tags: armonica, violin, bow, music, glass

Orchestral session score II - any feedback appreciated

Started this discussion. Last reply by Dave Dexter on Saturday. 21 Replies

Hey all again - I'm closing in on getting two short pieces recorded with an orchestra. One you might have seen in the double stop thread that's floating around. This is the other - about half the…Continue

Tags: orchestral, orchestra, recording, fanfare, score

Viola and cello double stop/divisi questions

Started this discussion. Last reply by Mike Hewer on Sunday. 56 Replies

Hi all! I'm finalising some pieces to be recorded so expect some questions over the next few week, if you have time :) I'm doing something I should have done a while ago, which is double stop and…Continue

The Valency of Valiance (More partially-educational horn/trumpet recording tests)

Started this discussion. Last reply by Dave Dexter Feb 23. 7 Replies

Score and recording attached. The second recording in my series of small pieces and tests for trumpet and horn. This is a bit anomalous - an arrangement for brass of something intended for full…Continue

Tags: heroic, fanfare, uplifting, soundtrack, score

 

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Dave Dexter replied to Dave Dexter's discussion Making music with a wine glass and violin bow
"I didn't get this joke until 2 hours after you made it. No point whining though. It's a drop in the ocean. Apparently those are the extent of my wine punning abilities."
2 hours ago
Dave Dexter replied to Dave Dexter's discussion Making music with a wine glass and violin bow
"It's in my mind as something to do properly but I'd need a lot of patience and a lot of glasses. There's bound to be proper samples of glass armonica somewhere but you're right, none of those possibilities were on my mind. I just…"
2 hours ago
David Lilly replied to Dave Dexter's discussion Making music with a wine glass and violin bow
"Hi Dave -  This was very cool, experimental wise. I think you should have taken it further, if you had the time. You could have pitch corrected each note you sampled from the glass via melodyne / auto tune, then used those pitch corrected…"
3 hours ago
Mike Hewer replied to Dave Dexter's discussion Making music with a wine glass and violin bow
"I think this music induced some synaesthesia in me. I listened to your piece and saw the colour red, then white and a sort of rose colour.....good fun though."
4 hours ago
Dave Dexter replied to Dave Dexter's discussion Making music with a wine glass and violin bow
"Well, good! - and I don't, never have in fact. Got my guitars to think of so I'm always clipping."
5 hours ago
Dave Dexter posted a discussion

Making music with a wine glass and violin bow

Paul reminded me with his breaking glass piece that I once played around with multitracking music out of bowing a single wine glass. To explain things, here's some of the video info."There's plenty of (amazing) examples of glasses played percussively or with fingers, but less with bows. As I was advised by no less a luminary than Alasdair Malloy, trying to get a large range out of a single glass isn't ideal. The clearest sounds come from emptier glasses, so a range of different sizes is…See More
5 hours ago
Mike Hewer replied to Dave Dexter's discussion Viola and cello double stop/divisi questions
"your self annoyance is a good thing, it means you want to do things right....I know the feeling!"
Sunday
Dave Dexter replied to Dave Dexter's discussion Viola and cello double stop/divisi questions
"I'd tried to edit that comment - I'd thought my pedalling was more off kilter because of the Gb/F# thing but I hadn't realised you'd meant the notation itself, which I didn't think to change. A differently stupid oversight…"
Sunday
Mike Hewer replied to Dave Dexter's discussion Viola and cello double stop/divisi questions
"sorry mate... The more precise the part, the less time spent on answering queries from the players."
Sunday
Dave Dexter replied to Dave Dexter's discussion Viola and cello double stop/divisi questions
"Fuck. Harps. I tried so hard to get those pedals and assignments right! I thought I had it, I'd worked out the keys and everything. NOPE. I'll study this in detail asap, thanks for bringing it up though I of course resent my comfortable…"
Sunday
Mike Hewer replied to Dave Dexter's discussion Viola and cello double stop/divisi questions
"hi Dave, Just had a look at your harp part here and would like to mention some things for your consideration.. The gliss in b2 has a dflat against the d natural of the harmony. It would be simpler to also end the gliss on the high f rather than an a…"
Sunday
Dave Dexter replied to David Lilly's discussion Wild Frustration (In the Working Class)
"Mm. In this case, I think it's such a specific discipline that the only way to learn orchestration is to orchestrate things. You can compose for years and never need to learn a thing about it. And if you compose something and an orchestrator…"
Saturday
Dave Dexter replied to Gav Brown's discussion Wedding Recessional
"Good. Happy, upbeat, positive. I'd never in a million years have associated it with weddings, but that's not your concern."
Saturday
Dave Dexter replied to Dave Dexter's discussion Orchestral session score II - any feedback appreciated
"I'll feedback properly when I'm home but I'm looking forward to trying this - in both these pieces there's points where glissi and multiple pedal changes happen at once and I wasn't happy with it. Mainly it was because I…"
Saturday
Dave Dexter replied to David Lilly's discussion Wild Frustration (In the Working Class)
"Sure, this could be handed to an old Chesterton (my phone's autocorrect of "orchestrator") but David wants to do this himself - laudable but a task full of pitfalls that I'm still discovering after nearly two years and will…"
Saturday
Dave Dexter replied to David Lilly's discussion Wild Frustration (In the Working Class)
"In that case - if you're going to stick with four parts statically assigned to different instrument selections - I'd at least suggest changing the selections. You will likely end up with an unbalanced piece that fails to exploit the…"
Friday

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What have you composed for? Or what medium do you work around?
Multimedia, Choir, Orchestra, Small Ensemble
What is your favorite genre or style of music?
Orchestral/soundtrack
Is music your main income source?
Yes!
Where do you live?
Liverpool
About Me (Must include biographical information about you as a composer):
A composer and guitarist in many styles, mainly for video games, but now focused on purely orchestral/symphonic pieces in the hope of film and large-scale game work. Into Williams, Arnold, Powell, Silvestri, Elfman and all that good stuff.
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https://soundcloud.com/davedextermusic

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