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Your Feedback on Piano Composition

Started this discussion. Last reply by Alexey Arkhipenko Jan 10, 2015. 15 Replies

I'd love any honest constructive feedback regarding this piano piece I composed yesterday. My goal is to make a living composing, overcoming obstacles of limited time/energy/finances/technology…Continue

Tags: peer feedback, music critique, critique, original piano, piano

Mac Pro vs iMac?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Renan Javier Cabrera Jan 10, 2014. 36 Replies

Hope I don't start annoying anyone with my barrage of newbie technology Qs.  I've been saving $ to buy a desktop with Logic Pro X.  Now that the new Mac Pro is out, I'm wondering if it'd be best to…Continue

Opcode Studio Vision Pro 4 for Mac?!

Started this discussion. Last reply by A. Tracy Collins Dec 15, 2013. 3 Replies

Someone gave me Opcode Studio Vision Pro 4 for Mac. Is it worth using/keeping--for composing music for film/TV? Will it compete at broadcast quality music for submitting to libraries, etc? I'm…Continue

Tags: DAW, opcode, vision, studio

Can PA speakers be used as Monitors for Composing/Recording?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jenny Leigh Hodgins Dec 8, 2013. 4 Replies

I apologize for my techie ignorance.  I am getting into the composing gear again after many years out of the loop.  I'm planning to upgrade soon to a new desktop with Logic Pro X.  My question is…Continue

Tags: recording, monitors, speakers

 

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Apr 18
Larry Elliott left a comment for Jenny Leigh Hodgins
"Greetings Jenny, I like Piano Talk very much. It makes a beautiful statement, and has nice changes. Thanks for sharing. Very best, Larry Elliott"
Jun 22, 2016
Alexey Arkhipenko replied to Jenny Leigh Hodgins's discussion Your Feedback on Piano Composition
"I liked the piece, tranquil and changing tempo. For me the emergence of single notes starting from 2:15 sound a bit strange and "broken". I think I would prepare them by changing music or tempo before they emerge. On the other hand, this…"
Jan 10, 2015
Gav Brown replied to Jenny Leigh Hodgins's discussion Your Feedback on Piano Composition
"Jenny, I found this pleasant. Your chords are nice, your fidelity is good, the melody is emotional. If I could offer one thing in the way of a critique, I would say that what you are not doing anything I have not heard before. If you want to fit…"
Jan 10, 2015
evan replied to Jenny Leigh Hodgins's discussion Your Feedback on Piano Composition
"I've listened to it about a half dozen times now (that means it's good). The underlying harmonic structure is intoxicating. However, there is a melodic phrase that I think is underused (it's only used twice), the phrase that begins…"
Jan 10, 2015
Jenny Leigh Hodgins replied to Jenny Leigh Hodgins's discussion Your Feedback on Piano Composition
"OMG! I am so encouraged by all of these wonderfully positive comments! Almost at a loss for words to respond! Which, if you know me, is an astounding predicament! I really appreciate getting this kind of feedback from fellow musicians particularly!…"
Jan 10, 2015
Greg Monks replied to Jenny Leigh Hodgins's discussion Your Feedback on Piano Composition
"My impression on the first listen was that this piece had been improvised- I was surprised to read that you'd notated it from the outset. The advantage to music with an improvised feel (whether it is or not) is that it tends to…"
Jan 10, 2015
michael diemer replied to Jenny Leigh Hodgins's discussion Your Feedback on Piano Composition
"Very good! A wonderful feeling of spaciousness, and the recording quality stellar. Can't imagine what you will do with better equipment. I think you can achieve your goals, keep working!"
Jan 10, 2015
Michael Forbes replied to Jenny Leigh Hodgins's discussion Your Feedback on Piano Composition
"Jenny... I am by no means a professional, but I think your piece was lovely.  Very simple and uncluttered.  You didn't try to make it more than it was.  Very easy to listen to.  Just a nice piece of music."
Jan 10, 2015
Tim Beringer replied to Jenny Leigh Hodgins's discussion Your Feedback on Piano Composition
"Jenny, I just listened to a few of your tracks on sound cloud.  I thought they were all lovely.  One thing that there will alway be a demand for is simple piano music.  Do you remember composition class at USF?  I was in it with…"
Jan 6, 2015
Jenny Leigh Hodgins replied to Jenny Leigh Hodgins's discussion Your Feedback on Piano Composition
"Thank you Roger and filgood! Your comments really encouraged me! I have not yet put it into finale. I have it hand notated with pencil and paper. I composed it literally note by note as it came to me, so this was not an improvised piece. I do have…"
Jan 6, 2015
fillgood replied to Jenny Leigh Hodgins's discussion Your Feedback on Piano Composition
"Hello, Very nice, did you write note for note before playing or are you improvising over a chart? I could see very well this piece as an intro to an orchestral development around the theme. And nice playing as far as I can hear."
Jan 5, 2015
roger stancill replied to Jenny Leigh Hodgins's discussion Your Feedback on Piano Composition
"Hi Jenny, I really enjoy short pieces like this. Playable, and with a purpose to each note. I love the chords and cadence, with a Rachmaninoff flavor. These pieces seem to sound even better 'late night' if you know what I mean, like a…"
Jan 5, 2015
Jenny Leigh Hodgins replied to Jenny Leigh Hodgins's discussion Your Feedback on Piano Composition
"Thank you so much for this thoughtful reply. As I look at the piece with that in mind, I am pleased with the texture of it and the tone. I am not completely satisfied yet with the structure. I composed it pretty quickly, so I think now it is time to…"
Jan 4, 2015
Johan Halmén replied to Jenny Leigh Hodgins's discussion Your Feedback on Piano Composition
"Very beautiful. I bet you are pleased with it yourself. Or could you point out anything that you are not satisfied with in the composition itself? I listened to it twice and on both times I went like "wait, what was that... oh, I get it"…"
Jan 4, 2015
Jenny Leigh Hodgins replied to Jenny Leigh Hodgins's discussion Your Feedback on Piano Composition
"Thank you SO much for taking time to listen and provide feedback.  Yes, it is simple and intentionally so, due to not having time to practice piano anymore (hectic job) and as a general rule, my focus is more and more on simplicity.  I…"
Jan 4, 2015

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What have you composed for? Or what medium do you work around?
Film, Television, Choir, Small Ensemble, Songs, Contemporary Ensembles, Other
What is your favorite genre or style of music?
piano instrumentals, vocal/piano songs, musical theater, broadway, soundtrack
Is music your main income source?
Yes!
Where do you live?
Lexington, Kentucky
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.
I gigged as a vocalist/pianist/songwriter for 20+ years & taught private/public school music/chorus/piano for 30 years. I compose, primarily piano-based, orchestral instrumentals & musical theatre vocal songs.. My life-long dream is to make a living composing for film tv &/or theatre. I've composed 8 short film scores, 3 musicals, and have a plethora of piano solos and orchestral pieces. I'm an admin for Facebook's Film Scoring Practice group. I'm also a freelance writer.
Website:
www.JLMusicStudio.com

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At 10:17am on June 22, 2016, Larry Elliott said…

Greetings Jenny,

I like Piano Talk very much. It makes a beautiful statement, and has nice changes. Thanks for sharing.

Very best,

Larry Elliott

At 4:04pm on January 16, 2012, Hilary Baird said…

Thanxs! How long have you been playing music?

At 8:33pm on November 20, 2011, Robert Hunter said…

Thanks Jenny

At 8:16pm on November 19, 2011, Robert Hunter said…

Hi Jenny:

Nice work. I particularly liked "Simply You". It had a number of surprises and pleasant progressions. Thanks for sharing.

 

 
 
 

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