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FB Composer Groups

Started this discussion. Last reply by Gav Brown Nov 28. 3 Replies

Hello colleagues, I'm on facebook and thought I'd share with you my experience of fb composer groups, perhaps you can share your experience if you like >First, general comment: fb is not a very…Continue

Christmas Moon for Alto and Piano

Started this discussion. Last reply by Gav Brown Nov 13. 12 Replies

Hello Colleagues,I'm working on some Holiday music with a poet, 5 songs for piano and alto. It's the first time I've worked with a lyricist and it certainly is a challenge. I didn't give them any…Continue

Vocal Sounds

Started this discussion. Last reply by Gav Brown Oct 11. 5 Replies

Hello Colleagues,I am working on some music which will include a vocal part. I want to produce a soundfile of this, but don't have a vocalist, so I'm looking for a substitute. The OOHs and AAHS…Continue

Orchestration Primer

Started this discussion. Last reply by Colin Dougall Oct 5. 2 Replies

Hello Colleagues,David Bruce is a British composer who has a large YouTube presence. He puts up all sorts of interesting videos about how he does things, peculiarities of writing for certain…Continue

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Gav Brown replied to Stephen C. Doonan's discussion Fermanagh - piano solo
"Thanks Stephen! I am away for a while on vac, and will look at this when I return -"
yesterday
Gav Brown replied to Stephen C. Doonan's discussion Fermanagh - formerly untitled piano solo
"Hi Stephen, If you're shy about producing a score, feel free to send me a page and I will offer commentary. I've been doing it for a while and can offer advice about ensuring it is ready for publishing if you decide to go that route - Gav"
Saturday
Gav Brown replied to Stephen C. Doonan's discussion Fermanagh - formerly untitled piano solo
"Hi Stephen, This is a lush and fresh sounding work, one of the best I think I've heard from you. I hope you will score it and consider publishing it for sale, it's worth the effort - Best, Gav"
Saturday
Gav Brown replied to OscoBosco's discussion Something composed last summer
"Hi Oscar, This one came across to me as a pure accompaniment, that is, I felt a melody was needed. I realize that you have some melodic elements in the right hand, but they sounded to me like the natural transitional things one would do when moving…"
Nov 28
Gav Brown replied to Ronald Fontenot's discussion Ducks and Dragons OST (and story)
"Hi Ronald, A pleasant children's suite, in similar vein to what you have shared before. Thanks for posting! Gav"
Nov 28
Gav Brown replied to Gav Brown's discussion FB Composer Groups
"I'll echo and take a tangent on one thing Jon said, about posting under real names, which is really about getting to know people. When people post under their real names and especially when they stick around for a while, you get to know them as…"
Nov 28
Jon Corelis replied to Gav Brown's discussion FB Composer Groups
"While I appreciate the sharing of this information, all I can contribute is that I've decided not to have a Facebook account, partly because I spend too damned much time on the internet as it is, partly because I haven't found any composer…"
Nov 28
Dane Aubrun replied to Gav Brown's discussion FB Composer Groups
"Many thanks for this info, Gav. It doesn't look too conducive to musical discussion and critique, just showcasing one's work on the offchance someone will listen. As the days pass I find less and less reason to create a facebook account.…"
Nov 28
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FB Composer Groups

Hello colleagues, I'm on facebook and thought I'd share with you my experience of fb composer groups, perhaps you can share your experience if you like >First, general comment: fb is not a very good way to get feedback from other composers, owing to the nature of how posts show up: you post something and if you don't get comments on it right away, you're likely never to get them as the next post and the post after that come in, pushing your composition out of the way. It's very hard to…See More
Nov 27
Gav Brown replied to Radik Absalyamov's discussion New Single - Light In The Darkness
"Hello Radik, A nice pop tune, professional and polished. Thanks for sharing! Gav"
Nov 26
Gav Brown replied to Stephen C. Doonan's discussion Untitled piano solo
"I use Finale. I know some members here use Sibelius. Not sure beyond that - "
Nov 23
Gav Brown replied to Stephen C. Doonan's discussion Untitled piano solo
"HI Stephen,  It is an interesting work, is there a score you can share with us? Gav"
Nov 23
Gav Brown replied to Matthew Pelandini's discussion lunecy in small increments
"Hi Matthew, an interesting piece which kept my attention throughout. Well composed and played and recorded with polish. A score would be interesting to see. Well done, and thanks for sharing! Gav"
Nov 21
Gav Brown replied to Stephen C. Doonan's discussion Tritone
"Hi Stephen, There's nothing wrong with a tritone that a good composer can't cure. A tritone sounds in many cases like a departure from a key, but that can be used as prep for resolving back into the key and can be quite satisfying when…"
Nov 21
Gav Brown replied to Stephen C. Doonan's discussion Wistful - brief piano solo
"Hi Stephen, A pleasant piece which I thought I heard a hint of quartal harmony in, and which strikes me as one of your stronger efforts. Thanks for sharing! Gav"
Nov 20
Gav Brown replied to Stephen C. Doonan's discussion Gentle, seasonal piano piece
"Hi Stephen, This is pretty. For what it's worth, my cats think so too! Thanks for sharing - Gav"
Nov 14

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I've been composing music since I was 19. My main influences include Ragtime, Jazz, and Progressive Rock.
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A delightful piano composition - Peacherine Rag

Posted on December 9, 2014 at 12:47am 0 Comments

I started composing because of the music in the movie "The Sting" - the ragtime of Scott Joplin. His music is not only great sounding, but a fun fit fit for the fingers - physically enjoyable to play. Here's a piece which was not in The Sting, but which is a delightful example of his work - about 3 minutes long -

http://youtu.be/Z8c8eFXNolg

Shatner of the Mount

Posted on November 22, 2014 at 7:35pm 0 Comments

I think it's hilarious, perhaps you will enjoy it too

http://youtu.be/HU2ftCitvyQ

Some Water Music

Posted on November 6, 2014 at 1:10am 0 Comments

Another composer has posted recently on the forum about a piece he wrote inspired by French music which is about fountains. I won’t post this on his thread, which is about his composition, but thought you might enjoy it - ragtime composers liked to compose on this theme too, and one of my favorites in this genre is a piece written by a guy named Robert Hampton called “Cataract Rag.” (Cataract is a synonym for Waterfall). The middle section (starting at about 1:50) particularly is delightful…

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The Laser Farm Dialogues

Posted on August 17, 2014 at 5:14pm 0 Comments

Hi all,

Joe Wall is a Baltimore composer who does interesting things. I once got to see a multimedia presentation of this piece by him, about how, as a small child, he mused on the satellite program. I've never forgotten it. I find it meditative and hypnotic. I've been looking for it for years online and finally found it. The last few words spoken I particularly find affecting. Hope you like it.…

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At 5:51pm on December 5, 2019, Saul Gefen said…

Thank You Gav!

At 4:17am on November 1, 2019, Kevin Hart said…

Thank you for having me Gav.

At 6:12am on October 28, 2019, Neerajan Music said…

Hey thanks a lot!

At 9:32am on October 16, 2019, Denzel Washington said…

Thanks for allowing me to join this community

At 11:29pm on October 14, 2019, Sahir Haider said…

Thank you for accepting my request to join Gav ! 

At 10:57am on October 9, 2019, Kurt Francois said…

hi, thanks for accepting me Tim !

At 7:52pm on October 8, 2019, Isaac Silva said…

Hello Everyone :D

At 8:29am on September 27, 2019, Valerio Dalla Ragione said…

Thank you for the welcoming message :)) I'm looking forward to see interesting exchanges of material and information

At 10:53pm on September 25, 2019, Antti Samuli Hernesniemi said…

Thank you Gav !

At 2:00am on September 20, 2019, Jan-Frederik Carl said…

Hi Gav and thanks for your comment!

 
 
 

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