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Sunrise Rhapsody

Started this discussion. Last reply by Timothy Smith Sep 5. 6 Replies

First I'd like to say, I go by Doug.  Douglas was just for the sign up for this site. :)Second, I always feel a little intimidated here.  I've never had formal music training.  Most I can comment on…Continue

Battle In the Forest of Twilight (5:20)

Started this discussion. Last reply by Gav Brown Jul 9. 5 Replies

Hello, everyone!New member here.  Nice to meet everyone and I absolutely love the varying styles I've seen so far.  Very exciting. This is technically my first song for orchestra.  I just started…Continue

Hello everyone!

Started this discussion. Last reply by Dane Aubrun Jul 8. 2 Replies

I've never had any formal music training.  Everything was self-taught other than a few years in HS band where I at least learned how to read music. I wrote in my profile that I always "dabbled" in…Continue

 

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Timothy Smith replied to Douglas Locke's discussion Sunrise Rhapsody
"How do I like Joost's comments? Such a thorough examination any poster would want! Thumbs up Joost! Hey Douglas....look at Scaler 2. I don't use it as a direct composition tool but it's an amazing way to see theoretical…"
Sep 5
Joost Visser replied to Douglas Locke's discussion Sunrise Rhapsody
"Hello Doug, Very well done! It’s a lovely piece! In general I like your orchestration, very colorful. Careful though with Gran Casa and Timpani. It could improve with a wider stereo image. 0:30 Beautiful horn part, well written Between 0:49…"
Sep 5
Douglas Locke replied to Douglas Locke's discussion Sunrise Rhapsody
"Thank you for the comments!   Yes, Dane, one of the things I wanted is to work on (and still want to work on more) revisiting earlier parts of the song, since that was lacking in my first two songs.  I felt it was a little clunky, but…"
Sep 3
Michael Lofting replied to Douglas Locke's discussion Sunrise Rhapsody
"Hi Doug Just been listening to your piece “Ex” on soundcloud. Once you get loud you tend to stay loud. Try staying quiet longer and slowly ramping up. I think it would add more tension and excitement. Do you use Notion for IOS?"
Sep 2
Timothy Smith replied to Douglas Locke's discussion Sunrise Rhapsody
"Hi Douglas, Welcome! For someone who isn't formally trained you do pretty well! We have several here the same. I am semi-formally trained, meaning I went through a few music programs at an educational institution as a sideline. Never was the…"
Sep 2
Dane Aubrun replied to Douglas Locke's discussion Sunrise Rhapsody
"HI, Well done, an extended piece that came across as impressionistic, clever use of the thematic materials, much use made of motifs. It evoked a tropical daybreak to me, the waking up of a quayside. Busy. I like the slower more lyrical section…"
Sep 2
Douglas Locke posted a discussion

Sunrise Rhapsody

First I'd like to say, I go by Doug.  Douglas was just for the sign up for this site. :)Second, I always feel a little intimidated here.  I've never had formal music training.  Most I can comment on your songs is "I like it. Sounds good."   Doesn't mean I don't listen, though.  I try to listen to everyone's music.  I'm still impressed at the spectrum of composition that is here.  So much interesting work.  Between work, writing, and studying, I haven't had much time.  I hope to be on more and…See More
Sep 2
Douglas Locke replied to Timothy Smith's discussion Rowan's Ship
"Yeah, I love the guitar sound.  Nice chords also.  Well done.  This is one of the ones I listen to more than once.  "
Sep 2
Douglas Locke replied to James Richardson's discussion New piece - 'Connections'. Do you think it work for a trailer?
"I'm getting a montage feel from it.  Definitely soundtrack quality.  If anything, I'd encourage you to "mix it up" a little. The latter part is great, but there is no reason not to add to the first part. …"
Sep 2
Douglas Locke replied to Saul Gefen's discussion Tears of Love
"Saul, I always like your music.  This might be my favorite.  The "feels" your music gives me is like no other on this site.  Keep up the good work.  "
Sep 2
Douglas Locke replied to Dane Aubrun's discussion Concerto for High Trumpet (Light music)
"Wow. Loved it. Excellent. I wondered how you would compose outside of the atonality. .  I was not disappointed!  Keep it up.  This was fun to listen to.  I love it.  I listened several times.  Great work. Hope to…"
Sep 2
Douglas Locke replied to Jan-Frederik Carl's discussion Bagatelle G major
"I'm in a better mood now after listening!  Very nice and a fun piece.   Thanks for posting!  Doug "
Jul 16
Douglas Locke replied to Vasilis Milios's discussion Gothic horror soundtrack - Dark souls style
"Gamer here.  I think it's perfect.  If you would have told me it was an actual game track, I wouldn't have suspected otherwise.   It reminds me of some of the dungeon/raid music in Final Fantasy.   Great…"
Jul 16
Douglas Locke replied to Rodney Carlyle Money's discussion I’ve been living in a “4 Part-Writing” nightmare but hey if you want to hear some brass, woodwinds, and organ playing a chorale hit here also
"Very nice.  I can't say much about all the technical things you mention (kinda new), but it has a feeling of power and being very old.  I would guess it's perfect for what you're writing for.  I was also intrigued by…"
Jul 16
Douglas Locke replied to Dane Aubrun's discussion Music for Orchestra 2
"I posted a while back that this was one of the most difficult things to do.  You do it well and I am happy to listen and learn.  I would like to incorporate a bit of this style into my music, down the road, as I learn more. …"
Jul 16
Gav Brown replied to Douglas Locke's discussion Battle In the Forest of Twilight (5:20)
"Hi Doug, a credibly done DAW video-game-like piece with good production values. I would say for as much of a beginner as you describe yourself to be, this would be a high accomplishment, I have heard works from composers who have been at it for a…"
Jul 9

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What have you composed for? Or what medium do you work around?
Orchestra
What is your favorite genre or style of music?
Classical
Is music your main income source?
No - Not at all.
Where do you live?
West Virginia
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 was always musically talented. I taught myself guitar and piano when I was younger and wrote some songs. I would say I "dabbled" in music. It didn't mean as much to me as it should have and I got away from it. Recently, the coming of the digital age has excited me again. The tools and resources we have now are nothing short of amazing. In the Spring of 2020, I decided I wanted to get back to music and see what I could make of my talents. I already owned a copy of Notion software, so I began using that and really putting some work into it.
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At 8:53am on July 7, 2020, Gav Brown said…

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