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Generic Library Music attempt ( #2)

Started this discussion. Last reply by David Lilly Jan 18. 6 Replies

The other track was such crap that I openly admit I had to delete the thread as to avoid leakage of such awful material that came from myself.This is a more serious attempt at library music more in…Continue

Sonata No. 1 in C major "Summer Love"

Started this discussion. Last reply by H. S. Teoh Jan 13. 30 Replies

Sonata No. 1 in C Major "Summer Love" 1. "Origin of Ambivalence, Chaos" (Allegro leggiero) 2. "After the Coma" (Lento e placido) 3. "Summer's Valediction" (Presto)This came out to be one of my…Continue

Tags: love, summer, piano, sonata

Did Chopin "Borrow" the main theme for his op69 no2 Waltz in B minor from Beethoven?

Started this discussion. Last reply by H. S. Teoh Jan 10. 9 Replies

So I have been listening to a lot of Beethoven lately - the other night, I was listening through his Sonata 29 "Hammerklavier" and a very, VERY familiar melody started to emerge from the 2nd…Continue

Writing at a fast tempo frustrations

Started this discussion. Last reply by Lara Poe Jan 30. 10 Replies

I am starting to feel the faster I push the tempo in a piece I'm working on, the harder it gets to compose? But then, there is actually less notes themselves that need to be written?I am getting…Continue

 

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David Lilly replied to Robert Fisher's discussion Windows
"Hey Robert; Nice piece. Calm, subtle beauty in a minimalist style. If you are going to record live strings it would really bring the piece to a new level. The piano sounds fine just as is, I'm not sure it needs to be recorded live to be…"
Feb 5
David Lilly replied to H. S. Teoh's discussion Noises in Two Voices: a fugue in D
"Very nice! Nothing critical to say at all. I enjoyed it probably the most out of what you've shared so far since I've been here. The piece is very playful, remind me of Country Gardens as mentioned, and perhaps the other piece you were…"
Feb 1
David Lilly replied to Elizabeth Louise Watson's discussion So I guess this is hello...
"To avoid going off topic into another discussion about what was in Beethoven's head (anyone can argue 'what' he was thinking when, but, the unavoidable truth is a piece can be very far along, and we as composers know it can change…"
Jan 31
David Lilly replied to Elizabeth Louise Watson's discussion So I guess this is hello...
"Hey Elizabeth! I agree with Lara here, I think she nailed the key point you should focus on - Your melodic ideas are quite good. Especially in the 3rd piece (Leitmotif--The Bespoken) However, now you need to develop them into full blown works. And…"
Jan 31
Lara Poe replied to David Lilly's discussion Writing at a fast tempo frustrations
"As SHAO and Driscoll have already said, thinking in groupings of notes is important.  Fast music goes by quicker than it looks, especially since it often takes more time to write out! And Mike gives some very good advice as well.   One…"
Jan 30
Bob Morabito replied to David Lilly's discussion Writing at a fast tempo frustrations
"Why not write it at a  slower tempo, and then speed it up when the notes are all correct? I do this all the time when checking notes.. Thanks Bob https://soundcloud.com/bob-morabito"
Jan 30
SHAO SUAN LOW replied to David Lilly's discussion Writing at a fast tempo frustrations
"Agree. :-)"
Jan 30
David Lilly replied to Amol's discussion Please help me understand Beethoven (or counterpoint in general)
"I think, in my opinion - Bach and Beethoven certainly were trained musicians, who certainly knew their theory and 'the rules' well. Remember, the rules were still being developed back then.  Which goes to say, like Mike mentioned,…"
Jan 25
David Lilly replied to Ricardo Contreras's discussion Freelancer Music Composer
"Agreed - not sure what your intent is selling yourself to us. You are selling to other salesmen! Why on earth would anyone here want to hire you when they themselves would be the ones shooting for the kind of work you're trying to sell to…"
Jan 25
David Lilly replied to David Lilly's discussion Generic Library Music attempt ( #2)
"Thanks guys for your suggestions, and I'm glad overall the piece is still enjoyable even though it is geared as background music.  Agreed, too much reverb on the (and the winner is.... ) OBOE line that comes in, haha. I could hear it as a…"
Jan 18
Per-Erik Rosqvist replied to David Lilly's discussion Generic Library Music attempt ( #2)
"I found it very relaxing to listen to.  It's completely adequate film-music. It's a good mix/production as well, but perhaps a litte too much reverb. It is easy to do that mistake. It makes it muddled at times, especielly instruments…"
Jan 17
Ingo Lee replied to David Lilly's discussion Generic Library Music attempt ( #2)
"A mock up would probably be useful David, but what would definitely be useful for making judgements about mix quality would be a reference track. If you are not familiar with this idea it is a fairly simple. You download a professionally produced,…"
Jan 17
Bob Porter replied to David Lilly's discussion Generic Library Music attempt ( #2)
"David, Thanks for posting this. Very enjoyable. As to your questions, I was totally unable to ID the treble instrument that comes in around the 32 second mark. I think it might be a trumpet, but there is so much reverb on it that I couldn't…"
Jan 17
David Lilly replied to David Lilly's discussion Generic Library Music attempt ( #2)
"Ray, I do not have examples of other underscores I've based it off of specifically. But the overall style, mood, and feel of the piece is based (loosely) off a Phillip Glass style, similar to the style he used in the score for "The…"
Jan 17
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Generic Library Music attempt ( #2)

The other track was such crap that I openly admit I had to delete the thread as to avoid leakage of such awful material that came from myself.This is a more serious attempt at library music more in my style. I realize maybe I shouldn't force myself to have to write in crazy varying genres just because I think I have to, perhaps if I focus more on a more classical style, which is my usual go to for writing styles, I can hone in better on producing quantity of tracks whilst keeping quality.As…See More
Jan 17
H. S. Teoh replied to David Lilly's discussion Sonata No. 1 in C major "Summer Love"
"I agree with Driscoll's suggestion to score the C# passages in Db. No point making it harder for the pianist to read than necessary."
Jan 13

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What have you composed for? Or what medium do you work around?
Film, Television, Web, Choir, Orchestra, Small Ensemble, Songs, Other
What is your favorite genre or style of music?
Classical piano / Ambient Chill-wave
Is music your main income source?
No - Not Yet
Where do you live?
Central New Jersey
About Me (Must include biographical information about you as a composer):
Aspiring composer for film and other various media with some real world experience. Orchestration, music production, recording, art of mixing, film scoring, etc, all are part of my skill set!
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DavidLillyMusic.com

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