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Ballad for Solo Piano

Started this discussion. Last reply by Gav Brown Apr 5. 5 Replies

I find slow-tempo music to be harder to write than up-tempo. Here's a sample of one effort in that direction. Comments as always invited >Continue

Composers Forum Upgrade Has Begun

Started this discussion. Last reply by Gav Brown Mar 8. 14 Replies

Hello members,CF is based on Ning Technology. We are currently at Ning version 2. In the coming weeks I will be exploring Ning version 3 with an eye towards upgrading. Watch for announcements as the…Continue

Quaoar for intermediate brass 5tet

Started this discussion. Last reply by Gav Brown Feb 2. 8 Replies

Hello colleagues, I posted this a couple of years ago, it has gone through some significant modification since then, based on feedback from brass players. I find a big challenge in writing music for…Continue

COLORS CONTEST - WINNERS ANNOUNCED!!

Started this discussion. Last reply by Tillerich Jan 29. 38 Replies

YOUR VOTE REQUESTED!! Voting in this contest is open to all members. Please listen to all the entries in this contest and vote on your top 3. The deadline to vote is 1/23/21 at 5 pm EST!VOTE…Continue

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Gav Brown replied to Rob J Kennedy's discussion A New Style
"Hi Rob, Hidden in your half-dozen questions are about a hundred other questions, so in the interest of keeping it short, I will answer with a tangential reply. I personally have no interest in music without a good melody and beautiful harmony, so…"
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Gav Brown replied to BRANDON WALKER's discussion "Frolic" for String Quartet
"Hi Brandon, This is lovely! Soft and tender, with real emotion in it, and fresh-sounding. It has a headlong forward momentum that kept my interest from beginning to end, engaging harmony, and a variety of color that kept my interest. Shout out for…"
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Gav Brown replied to Gav Brown's discussion Ballad for Solo Piano
"Hi Al, Thanks for these kind words! I do try to strive for the things you mentioned and am gratified that someone has picked up on them, particularly on the use of repetition/recurrence. I take to heart that you said it might sound a little…"
Apr 5
Ali Riza SARAL replied to Gav Brown's discussion Ballad for Solo Piano
"Hi Gav, Great work... Indeed no exaggeration at all... Perceptible motives...  Processed all through the way.  Sometimes contrasting each other, sometimes reminding themselves. This is the beauty of repetition...  Freshness is…"
Apr 5
Gav Brown replied to Gav Brown's discussion Ballad for Solo Piano
"Thanks Ali and Ingo for listening and commenting, Ingo, I could see your comment about the first part working as a vocal, good thought there. I tend to think orchestrally even when composing for a solo piano, and have had others make comments about…"
Apr 3
Ingo Lee replied to Gav Brown's discussion Ballad for Solo Piano
"Excellent extended work here Gav, well developed with sophisticated rhythms and harmonies.  I almost see it as two works, the medium slow section to measure 75 and then a faster tempo section with some variations to the end. The first section…"
Apr 3
Ali Riza SARAL replied to Gav Brown's discussion Ballad for Solo Piano
"Hi Gav, Gorgeous!  I will write more after I study it, if I may. Thanks for sharing. Ali"
Apr 3
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Ballad for Solo Piano

I find slow-tempo music to be harder to write than up-tempo. Here's a sample of one effort in that direction. Comments as always invited >See More
Apr 3
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Apr 1
Gav Brown replied to Suzanne Munro's discussion sound libraries for choral works comparable with Sibelius
"The proprietor is a man named Carlos Cordero and he does all the singing. I sent him a Finale File and an MP3 and he uses those to come up with a price quote. Not sure if he works with other notation programs. Here is a sample for one voice, Alto.…"
Mar 28
Gav Brown replied to Suzanne Munro's discussion sound libraries for choral works comparable with Sibelius
"Hi Susan, I  use The Happy Choir, an internet service that provides a real singer for a fee per song, and have been quite happy with the result. I can give more details or samples of their work on my songs, ask if interested - Gav"
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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 6:03am on April 21, 2021, maldivalson said…

Hi Gav,

Many thanks for the welcome

See you in the forum ! :)

At 1:47pm on April 1, 2021, Angela Birkhead-Flight said…

Thanks for the welcome!  I'm excited to learn about this forum!

At 10:18pm on March 22, 2021, Samuel Kin Hong Po said…

Thanks for the welcome, Gav! Glad to be here. :)

At 2:22pm on March 4, 2021, Albert de la Fuente said…

Thanks Gav!

At 7:24am on March 1, 2021, Josef Ebner said…

Thank you! I am grateful to be here!

At 4:18pm on February 25, 2021, Kevin Hart said…

Hi Gav, thanks for the email although not sure what you have in mind, Kevin

At 2:36pm on February 19, 2021, Sean Pollaro said…

Hi there! Thanks for having me. Nice to meet you : )

At 7:53pm on February 13, 2021, Tarun Prajapat said…

Thanks Gav!

At 7:58am on January 31, 2021, Ross Hemsworth said…

Hi!

At 9:45am on January 27, 2021, Suzanne Munro said…

Thank you for your welcome.... really makes one feel welcome.

 
 
 

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