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what's a great DAW for a beginner?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jeff Brien Feb 13, 2013. 4 Replies

The quality of my sound and mixing is a sore spot.I am new to this world and would appreciate some advice on a simple, but richly functional DAW to get my feet wet.Thanks!Continue

When is a composition "finished"?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Olmnilnlolm Jan 31, 2013. 16 Replies

It's an interesting question to be sure. When do you drop the quill and ink (err... I mean mouse and keyboard) and declare finito!?When you've finished your "final" version?When you feel "satisfied"…Continue

October Suite for String Orchestra - Second Movement

Started Jan 18, 2013 0 Replies

Hey everyone, please have a listen to the slow movement from my suite. I'm curious what you think about the structure. I found a program (thanks Bob) to convert the midi to a much better mp3 version.…Continue

Composition and Ego: Why the hell are artists so sensitive?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Bob Porter Jan 19, 2013. 28 Replies

Hello everyone. For my first post, I'd like to offer a little psychology on creative acts, particularly composition. I apologize if it's long, complicated, and refuses to end. My music seems to…Continue


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Jeff Brien replied to Jörfi Terríson's discussion Song Cycle for Cello and Piano
"Hi Jorfi, It's certainly an ambitious work in terms of harmony and structure. However, by denying us your inspiration, we are left to ponder it in an isolated fashion in a strictly critical way. I think the real question is what your artistic…"
Nov 30, 2019

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What have you composed for? Or what medium do you work around?
Film, Orchestra, Small Ensemble, Contemporary Ensembles
What is your favorite genre or style of music?
Italian Baroque
Is music your main income source?
No - Not Yet
Where do you live?
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.
Just a modern-day Salieri dreaming he was Mozart. I'm a music history buff. I play the violin (well), guitar (not as well?) and piano (mainly for sorting out harmonies) and compose for a multitude of instruments I cannot play! F# minor is my favorite key but I wasn't sure why until I read that "one can only well accompany the devil in F# minor."

My music is pseudo-classical and I have a somewhat traditional view on aesthetics. I believe that music is art and it's goal should be beauty and expression. I'm very private with my compositions though and I realize that's not helpful so I came here looking to meet friends and get some criticism for my work. You can be sure I'll comment on your compositions as well.

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