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Work in Progress, Suggestions/Feedback Sought - Flute Duo

Started this discussion. Last reply by Gav Brown Jul 6. 15 Replies

Hello colleagues,I've never written for flute before and am working on a piece which is at a very early stage, interested in any feedback you have. This is not by any stretch a complete work, in…Continue

Just for Fun! (Movie Thread) - All members invited to participate!

Started this discussion. Last reply by Bob Morabito Jun 17. 6 Replies

To all members - Post a favorite movie theme here, and say why you like it!Here's one from me, the theme of the movie Cross Creek, by Leonard Rosenman. It's all lovely, but see if you agree with me…Continue

Ballad

Started this discussion. Last reply by Gav Brown Jun 6. 8 Replies

Hello all,I think it is harder to write slow music than fast music. Certainly the emphasis in slow music is very different than in fast music. Since every sound is more to the front and individually…Continue

Fox Hunt

Started this discussion. Last reply by Gav Brown Jun 2. 9 Replies

Hello Colleagues,I publish over at lkrsheetmusic.com, which is a site run by Kevin Riley (a member here) through his site, Sons of Sibelius, at…Continue

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Gav Brown replied to Ingo Lee's discussion How can I learn to write atonal music?
"Hi Nick and FYI, Julie is on hiatus right now, so it might be a while before you get an answer - best Gav"
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"It might even work nicely with some well done stills in the foreground. Perhaps you might look on pinterest or somesuch site to see if anyone is already out there doing something which would fit - just a thought - "
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Gav Brown replied to Vn's discussion Patxi's Ghost
"Hi Vn, That's some good haunted house music there! I don't usually follow "cinematic" works that much, but this one is several cuts above the pack. Good imagery, which captures the intent of your description quite well I think.…"
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Gav Brown replied to Gav Brown's discussion Work in Progress, Suggestions/Feedback Sought - Flute Duo
"Thanks Marc, appreciate your feedback. I myself had a concern that there's some variance needed, partly I put the piece here to see if others picked up on that, and it seems the feeling is universal, so I'm going to make some kind of…"
Jul 6
Marc Eugene Farmer replied to Gav Brown's discussion Work in Progress, Suggestions/Feedback Sought - Flute Duo
"Hi Gav!  Sweet little tune.  I liked the overall development.  What about just a tiny bit of variation in the main tune in the first 50 or so seconds...just a different note or two...  the end seems a bit abrupt to me. Just my 2…"
Jul 6
Gav Brown replied to Gav Brown's discussion Work in Progress, Suggestions/Feedback Sought - Flute Duo
"Thanks for giving it a listen, Roger! It’s fun to try new things! I am going to give a string quartet a go next, you’ll hear my trials and errors on cello there if not here first! Thanks again, Gav"
Jul 5
roger stancill replied to Gav Brown's discussion Work in Progress, Suggestions/Feedback Sought - Flute Duo
"Hi Gav, this has some merit and potential, to my ear. My first thought was ' a cello' as a counterpart. This though is an example of what I have said about writing a 'linear time' piece as opposed to a 'conceptual'…"
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"Thanks for listening and your kind comments."
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Gav Brown replied to Gav Brown's discussion Work in Progress, Suggestions/Feedback Sought - Flute Duo
"Thanks Lawrence for listening and for the idea about the melody. Going to work on this soon and may be swinging back around with an update at some point (or a finished piece perhaps).  Thanks again! Gav"
Jul 3
Lawrence Aurich replied to Gav Brown's discussion Work in Progress, Suggestions/Feedback Sought - Flute Duo
"Gav,      Enjoyed this piece.  You repeat the theme too often, especially at the beginning.  At measure 15 take the theme up a third or a fifth.  Otherwise there is plenty of variation throughout.  You could…"
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Modern
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Maryland
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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 8:20am on July 14, 2018, John Francis said…

Thank you! It's a pleasure to be included on the site!

At 9:31pm on July 13, 2018, Brian Joch said…

Thank you Gav. 

At 7:52pm on July 11, 2018, Joan A.C. Gilmore said…
Thank you Gav. Happy to be here.
At 2:49pm on July 5, 2018, Rowell Rogers said…

Thanks for listening and your kind comments.

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Tanks! Excited to be aboard.

At 2:02pm on June 16, 2018, MarcGermany said…

Thank you :-)

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Thanks! I look forward to getting involved with this community, and our future conversation.

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