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Dave Dexter's Discussions

I'm packing up my house, suggest music for me!

Started this discussion. Last reply by Fredrick zinos Apr 24. 20 Replies

The next few days are going to be filling boxes and emptying energy drink cans. Recommend me some good packing and moving music! Ideally full-on, powerful stuff - symphonies, overtures, concertos. Of…Continue

My first piece for brass band - feedback much appreciated!

Started this discussion. Last reply by Ray Kemp Mar 23. 26 Replies

Hi all - breaking fresh territory for me with an entry to a brass band contest. Having never scored for the form before, some feedback from brass band familiars on where I might have got things wrong…Continue

Technical/gear question - a flashing tempo light instead of a click track?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Daryl O'Buka Mar 23. 7 Replies

Hey, I've had no luck researching this so far.I record acoustic instruments regularly and have to wear headphones so I can play to the track without getting bleed into the mic. For whatever reason, I…Continue

A question on woodwind/brass doubling

Started this discussion. Last reply by Dave Dexter Mar 9. 4 Replies

Hey all, technical question time!I've always avoided writing parts for two strings of the same family because of phase issues caused by intonation differences. How does this apply to woodwinds and…Continue

 

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Dave Dexter replied to Bob Porter's discussion Do we need musicians?
"I'm very sorry to hear that."
5 hours ago
Dave Dexter replied to Bob Porter's discussion Do we need musicians?
"There it is. Maybe you could codify the rules a bit better, instead of just deleting things without real explanation? You put down the money, you (and Julie) are in the big chair, why not have an actual system?"
10 hours ago
Dave Dexter replied to Bob Porter's discussion Do we need musicians?
"I NEVER see anything in what ANYONE says that warrant how you speak to people, myself included, with your cursing name calling etc. Quote where I cursed, or called names. The only name I think I called anyone recently was Em being a troll. Oh, and I…"
10 hours ago
Dave Dexter replied to Bob Porter's discussion Do we need musicians?
"Fine, let's do the thing. I agreed with Roger and also felt affronted and felt it sad that now Andrew had left,You really saw nothing about Andrew's comment that merited any aspect of my response? as did Jerry Gerber recently (who was also…"
12 hours ago
Dave Dexter replied to Bob Porter's discussion Do we need musicians?
"Lest we forget: Andrew leaving the forum 18 months ago and everyone bidding him good riddance But no, it was all me."
12 hours ago
Dave Dexter replied to Bob Porter's discussion Do we need musicians?
"Yeah, but Wagner was a tit.Bit contentious, also. "For people that rely either on instruments, or still worse, on electronics to compose, my old question still stands: What do you do when all your strings are broken, or you lost your mouth…"
12 hours ago
Dave Dexter replied to Bob Porter's discussion Do we need musicians?
"Andrew wasn't a newbie, he's been here since 2015 or something. And this isn't the first time he's quit because someone found his attitude objectionable, because he has a tendency of acting as if he is an infallible musical…"
15 hours ago
Dave Dexter replied to Bob Porter's discussion Do we need musicians?
""If the OP is merely referring to composers, as to say, do composers need musicians, the inquiry becomes a bit more focused."The OP is a composer on a forum called "Composer's Forum". Did you think he was throwing open the…"
22 hours ago
Dave Dexter replied to Bob Porter's discussion Do we need musicians?
"The cat's among the apple cart now!I won't be unduly worried until AI composes music more than 50% of people think was written by Dave Dexter."
yesterday
Dave Dexter replied to Bob Porter's discussion Do we need musicians?
"The attitude of wanting to be really good at something, which is your attitude? Ah well, all the more for me."
yesterday
Dave Dexter replied to Bob Porter's discussion Do we need musicians?
"Sigh indeed, it seems you missed:"I know, I know, not everyone plays an instrument, and now there are computers that let us bypass the boring process of having to know anything about music, and go right to the producing part. I get it, I really…"
yesterday
Dave Dexter replied to Bob Porter's discussion Do we need musicians?
"Whoa, spoilers! . . . Fred died? :("
yesterday
Dave Dexter replied to Bob Porter's discussion Do we need musicians?
"The first text was sent by Christ, reading simply "brb"."
yesterday
Dave Dexter replied to Bob Porter's discussion Do we need musicians?
"Don't feel bad, so should everyone."
Sunday
Dave Dexter replied to Bob Porter's discussion Do we need musicians?
"Since you took my black hole comment to mean "alienation by illusion", I was probably right to explain to you when FZ was being sarcastic. Ah well."
Sunday
Dave Dexter replied to Bob Porter's discussion Do we need musicians?
"I've seen some amazing productions, but it just isn't something that comes up much. Added to which, my pathological rage against people who use their phones or in various ways break etiquette during a movie or concert. I often now…"
Saturday

Profile Information

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/classical/choral
Is music your main income source?
Yes!
Where do you live?
Yorkshire
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.
A composer and guitarist in many styles, now focused on purely orchestral, classical and choral pieces in the hope of film and large-scale game work. Into Tallis, Williams, Arnold, Powell, Silvestri, Elfman and all that good stuff.
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https://www.davedexter.com

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At 5:34pm on April 8, 2017, Ray Kemp said…
Funnily enough it sort of highlights the way I build a cue except I don't bother with the score but rather do it all in the DAW. Chords eventually being split into individual parts.
At 7:48am on April 8, 2017, Ray Kemp said…
Dave, I wonder if you've seen this towards your study of JW type scoring
https://youtu.be/4Bhyd8hyF24

Ray
At 5:02pm on August 7, 2015, Tyler Hughes said…
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