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There's Beauty in the Earth

Started this discussion. Last reply by Dave Dexter yesterday. 4 Replies

Another one of my 'no score' tracks, more DAW based and electronic composition wise. But I thought I'd share it with you guys here as it has received some interesting feedback. A slight bit of…Continue

The Townsfolk

Started this discussion. Last reply by Ray Mar 16. 10 Replies

So along with my more traditional classical music that I've shared here, I also do a fair amount of electronic / electro-acoustic instrumental work as well, in a more modern style and flair. I'm…Continue

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

 

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Dave Dexter replied to David Lilly's discussion There's Beauty in the Earth
"Ray's reminded me of my own impression I'd forgotten to post - I like the music and playing a lot but I think the production is too busy. In the first 40-odd seconds, there's what sounds like a delayed guitar adding a sort of rhythmic…"
yesterday
Ingo Lee replied to David Lilly's discussion There's Beauty in the Earth
"Very well done David, it fits the ambient label perfectly.  I'm not a fan of ambient stuff and I would most likely choose differently on some of the mix settings but that's no criticism, good work."
Thursday
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There's Beauty in the Earth

Another one of my 'no score' tracks, more DAW based and electronic composition wise. But I thought I'd share it with you guys here as it has received some interesting feedback. A slight bit of experimentation with poly rhythms on the 'chorus', or pick up parts. But nothing absolutely stunningly unique in my opinion. https://soundcloud.com/davidlillymusic/theres-beauty-in-the-earthAlso made a really…See More
Monday
Bob Porter replied to David Lilly's discussion Writing at a fast tempo frustrations
"David, On the other hand, composing isn't supposed to be easy. No one sits down and has notes flow out of them in every situation. It takes practice. It's work. Some aspects of composing come easier to you than other aspects. So it is with…"
Apr 6
Gav Brown replied to David Lilly's discussion Writing at a fast tempo frustrations
"Hi David,I find writing at a fast tempo easier than writing at a slow tempo, simply because the notes in a fast tempo are less distinguishable than they are at a slow tempo, where every note is heard separately from the others and may be…"
Apr 5
Lawrence Aurich replied to David Lilly's discussion Writing at a fast tempo frustrations
"Let me say (in English) what I think Kris is alluding to.  You need to decide which notes are melody and which notes will fill in the chords.  An excellent example is Ravel's, A Boat on the Ocean.  He will write one…"
Apr 4
Josh Tucker replied to David Lilly's discussion Writing at a fast tempo frustrations
"Is it verboten to mention DAW's? You input notes at a slow tempo...increase the tempo...voila! Here's a video that addresses this issue (in a kind of round-about way...enjoy! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FDEx-YtU9mU"
Apr 2
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…"
Mar 28
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…"
Mar 25
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…"
Mar 25
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…"
Mar 24
Bob Morabito replied to David Lilly's discussion Wild Frustration (In the Working Class)
"In regards to creating a complete score--I might be confused, but is what is notated in each of the four parts of the pdf  played by a composite sound in your DAW? For example are the strings played by one patch composed of vln vla cello and…"
Mar 24
David Lilly replied to David Lilly's discussion Wild Frustration (In the Working Class)
"Thank you all so much for taking the time to provide valuable feedback. I value the time needed to write such detailed and appropiate responses.  Yes, the sound file / DAW is exactly how I want it to sound. Essentially, it is already…"
Mar 24
Bob Morabito replied to David Lilly's discussion Wild Frustration (In the Working Class)
"EXCELLENT David..you did a wonderful job:) I enjoyed every minute of it. Thanks so much for sharing! Thanks Bob https://soundcloud.com/bob-morabito"
Mar 24
Dave Dexter replied to David Lilly's discussion Wild Frustration (In the Working Class)
"That's a good point. I've had far more trouble (in most cases abandoning the effort) orchestrating music written prior to any knowledge of orchestration than I have simply writing from scratch."
Mar 24
Bob Porter replied to David Lilly's discussion Wild Frustration (In the Working Class)
"David, What a fun piece. I wouldn't pretend to know how a DAW works, but it seems to me that you've already done the orchestration. If the sound file is indeed how you want the end product to sound, then you will need to write out a score…"
Mar 24

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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!
Website:
DavidLillyMusic.com

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