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Vocal Sounds

Started this discussion. Last reply by Gav Brown on Saturday. 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

Quaoar for Brass Quintet

Started this discussion. Last reply by Gav Brown Aug 25. 5 Replies

Hello Collegues,This is my first work for a Brass Quintet as I continue to go through about a year-and-a-half long cycle of writing for classical instruments. I've previously done a work for solo…Continue

Spies! for Orchestra

Started this discussion. Last reply by Islam Y.Omari Sep 8. 40 Replies

Hello Colleagues,I recently posted a piece here for solo piano called Spies!, along the idea of a mythical spy movie theme song. Fellow Composers' Forum member Stephen Lines liked it well enough to…Continue

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Gav Brown replied to Ronald Fontenot's discussion Autumn Leaves, Golden Trees
"Hi Ronald, This has a nice forward energy and the melody is pretty. In a pop vein. It's long enough that my ear started to want for some difference in tempo or some other contrast to keep my attention going. Thanks for posting! Gav"
Saturday
Gav Brown replied to Gav Brown's discussion Vocal Sounds
"Thanks Jon, I believe you are referring to "the uncanny valley," which I am familiar with. I take your point, and may end up just scoring the soundtrack to an instrument - Thanks Will, I'll investigate the option you mention -"
Saturday
Will Brecht replied to Gav Brown's discussion Vocal Sounds
"Cinesamples voxos has an interesting way of adding syllables to choral work. It's pretty expensive but might do the trick."
Saturday
Jon Corelis replied to Gav Brown's discussion Vocal Sounds
"A few years ago I tried the trial versions of two or three vocal emulators, can't remember their names now, without success.  The demo samples sounded surprisingly human, but I could never get my versions to sound like them.  Maybe I…"
Friday
Gav Brown replied to Gav Brown's discussion Vocal Sounds
"Thanks Ingo!"
Oct 10
Ingo Lee replied to Gav Brown's discussion Vocal Sounds
"Hey Gav , check out East West's word builder plug in for their new chorus library.  I used an older version and it was a lot of work but they've updated it.  I have an example but I'm not happy with my piece and I don't…"
Oct 10
Gav Brown posted a discussion

Vocal Sounds

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 approach I don't much care for, looking for alternatives. Any thoughts on this?Thanks,GavSee More
Oct 10
Kurt Francois left a comment for Gav Brown
"hi, thanks for accepting me Tim !"
Oct 9
Isaac Silva left a comment for Gav Brown
"Hello Everyone :D"
Oct 8
Colin Dougall replied to Gav Brown's discussion Orchestration Primer
"Hi All Interesting & informative Q&A. I particularly liked the brief discussion towards the end on bringing electronic music to the orchestra. Cheers, CD"
Oct 5
Gav Brown replied to OscoBosco's discussion My first piano sonata with video score
"Hi Oscar, I listened to it twice. Since I don't use and don't know the Sonata form, I can't comment on that. I can offer comments on the piece generally. Having listened to quite a bit of your music here I can see that you are aiming…"
Oct 4
Dane Aubrun replied to Gav Brown's discussion How to get comments on your music
"Can't help but agree with your point about drive-by posters. They soon identify themselves by their absence of comments on others' works. Also think (having been here almost a year now) that new members should accumulate a number of…"
Oct 1
Dane Aubrun replied to Gav Brown's discussion Orchestration Primer
"Interesting. Informative. He marks the importance of listening and studying scores to find out how things have been done. Given there are no entirely satisfactory textbooks, in that it orchestration involves personal taste, the books are references.…"
Sep 29
Gav Brown posted a discussion

Orchestration Primer

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 instruments, how to break into the music business, and more. The videos are well-done, entertaining, humorous, and very informative. In addition to the below video, I recommend you check him out, he's always putting up new and entertaining stuff.See More
Sep 28
Gav Brown replied to OscoBosco's discussion Une ballade with melodies (just to keep myself writing)
"Hi Oscar,  A pleasant pop tune, thanks for sharing! Gav"
Sep 27
Valerio Dalla Ragione left a comment for Gav Brown
"Thank you for the welcoming message :)) I'm looking forward to see interesting exchanges of material and information"
Sep 27

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Modern
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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 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!

At 1:12pm on September 12, 2019, Xavier Henry said…

Thank you for the approval, and the welcome message Gav! :) Hello Everyone! :)

At 8:44am on September 3, 2019, Óskar A T Sjostedt said…

Hey there, Gav!
Thanks for the welcoming message and the approval! I appreciate it!
I hope I can learn from the posts and discussions here!

At 9:20am on August 22, 2019, Neil Wighton said…

Hi Gav. Thanks for allowing me in. I will be donating to the forum and hope that you can keep it going beyond September/October. I'm just about to post my first composition and look forward to some honest critique

 
 
 

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