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Ready for your critique - Night's Tale

Started this discussion. Last reply by Dave Moorman Jul 13, 2017. 9 Replies

My latest composition is (imho) my best yet. I incorporated Sonatina Symphonic soundfont, and started with a melody plunked out on my mini-keyboard. The A part harmony is driven by the melody, though…Continue


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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?
Is music your main income source?
No - Not at all.
Where do you live?
Burlington, CO
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 am a retired United Methodist Clergy who is now able to pursue my hobby as a composer. I have been creating songs for some 60 years - from little ditties on the piano when I was in the second grade to my wedding music in 1971 to long works in the last 30 years.

I also have programmed computers, and constructed my own music processor on the Commodore 64 in the mid 90s. This required MIDI connections with several keyboards. During the last decade I discovered MuseScore, and my music has flourished. With it, I have written or arranged numbers for our church choirs.

I am quite new at this, and have little knowledge of sampling and other techniques. My music now is limited to what MuseScore can produce. I am joining this forum site to learn more and get some feedback for my efforts.

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A newbee after all these years.

Posted on January 27, 2018 at 4:00pm 6 Comments

Just to introduce myself: I have been writing music since I was seven - drawing my own staff on paper to try to record my fiddling on the piano. My "audience" was impressed at how straight the lines were. [sigh]

I play the piano, but read music like a first-grader reads writing - so I have to memorize the song then bring it up to speed. Learned basic music theory on my dad's electronic organ (what with chords and the "pointer system") And I composed a number of pieces - including our…


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At 4:14pm on May 23, 2017, Michael Lofting said…
Hi Dave

Welcome to the forum.

Thought "good will" had a nice feel to it. Also enjoyed your Methodist song. Is that your operatic voice.

Now you need to learn modulation to kick it up a gear (like I need to do better).

Cheers Mike L
At 6:44pm on May 15, 2017, Tyler Hughes said…

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