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Ready for your critique - Night's Tale

Started this discussion. Last reply by Dave Moorman on Saturday. 4 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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Dave Moorman replied to Dave Moorman's discussion Ready for your critique - Night's Tale
"Thanks again for taking the time to treat my little piece seriously. 1. Instruments are in the wrong place. The order should be wind, brass, percussion and strings. Also they would be bracketed that way not as you have flute, English horn, violin…"
Saturday
Michael Lofting replied to Dave Moorman's discussion Ready for your critique - Night's Tale
"I will direct these comments to the score on the assumption that you would desire to get this played by real players one day. Good that you annotate the harmony. A practice I need to get back to. Unnecessary for a published score but good for a…"
Friday
Dave Moorman replied to Dave Moorman's discussion Ready for your critique - Night's Tale
"Thanks for your feedback. The score changed since I made the mp3. Also, I am not musically trained (since 7th grade), so I use concert pitch and continuous view - so I have no idea if this PDF is any good for you. I am not sure what you mean by…"
Friday
Michael Lofting replied to Dave Moorman's discussion Ready for your critique - Night's Tale
"Hi Dave Really need to post a PDF score to get good feedback. Although I was pleased when we got to the middle section would like to see you break up the eight bar measures."
Thursday
Dave Moorman posted a discussion

Ready for your critique - Night's Tale

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 the B section is more about the progression. I would appreciate any comments.Night's TaleSee More
Thursday
Dave Moorman replied to Lars Johan Martin Nilsson's discussion Commodore 64 track with some attempted grandeur (on request)
"The SID is a tricky instrument because it is so bloody limited. I don't know much about music or composing, but I have worked with SID quite a bit. One trick I learned is using voices to cover more than one line. In Anticowboy, the drum beat…"
Wednesday
Dave Moorman posted a status
"Mike - Thanks for your compliment on Good Will. My singing on the Methodist song is like Bob Dylan. It's the words that count."
May 23
Michael Lofting left a comment for Dave Moorman
"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"
May 23
Dave Moorman posted a song

 play Contemplation - Dave Moorman & His Techno-Orchestra

A New Light
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May 23
Dave Moorman replied to Yoshed's discussion You are my ocean
"The only critique I have is that it was over too soon! Breathtaking in its sweep up, like a vision of the tide coming in, pulling up and out to see the swelling waves. Your image was perfect. I envy your ability to shape your composition to carry…"
May 22
Dave Moorman replied to Bruce Pearson's discussion Survey and discussion- what to you use?
"Thanks to you all for your suggestions. Downloaded Sonatina Symphonic in MuseScore format and applied it to something for trumpets/brass. https://soundcloud.com/rev-dave-moorman/trumpet-3"
May 21
Dave Moorman replied to Lars Johan Martin Nilsson's discussion Shanty-Fugue in 3.5 parts
"You're right - 3.5 - because the tambourine is never picked up by the other instruments :-) Nice."
May 17
Dave Moorman replied to The Double E's discussion Future of the Fugue
"I like electronic music that is not dully repetitive or whacking damn rhythm. FoF is excellent. It hold together the overall intent, with rhythm supporting instead of driving the music. Thanks."
May 17
Dave Moorman replied to Yoshed's discussion We were elephants
"I am a C64 fan, and wrote a notation program (I called it a music processor) for the 3 SID voices plus MIDI. I would like to hear your attempt at this great piece in three voices!"
May 17
Dave Moorman replied to Bruce Pearson's discussion Survey and discussion- what to you use?
"I am quite new at all this - I use MuseScore. I don't know what DAW is, and could use some help and advice. My music is more of a sketch than an actual, full sound piece. I like MuseScore because it is free - and quite capable compared to the…"
May 16
Dave Moorman posted a blog post

A newbee after all these years.

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 wedding…See More
May 16

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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?
Orchestral
Is music your main income source?
No - Not at all.
Where do you live?
Burlington, CO
About Me (Must include biographical information about you as a composer):
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 May 16, 2017 at 4:06pm 0 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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