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Brazilian Journey - REDUX

Started this discussion. Last reply by Keith J Hampton Feb 23. 1 Reply

I hope this sounds better to those who've heard it before. I tried to improve the EQ on the piano track and added some more flavorful tracks to help out. Hope you like! :-)…Continue

"Brazilian Journey" - piano composition

Started this discussion. Last reply by Keith J Hampton Feb 12. 1 Reply

Here is another short "sketch", not sure what this would classify as other than "modern" with jazz leanings. Influenced heavily by Gershwin.The piece is a bit hard for me to play due to the…Continue

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"Garden Seduction" - short, modern classical piece for piano.

Started this discussion. Last reply by Keith J Hampton Feb 20. 14 Replies

Here is a piece I've been working on for a while and have finally recorded it. Please note that I am short of a lot of knowledge about music, so please be very elementary when telling me things (if…Continue

Hello, fellow musicians!

Started Feb 9 0 Replies

Hope things are doing well for everyone! I am just getting back into composing and recording music after many years. I've been creating pieces for piano for a while and practicing them for about 3…Continue

 

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Keith J Hampton replied to Victor Kireev's discussion My "small" big band experience
"The arrangement is very nice and it's too bad that the shaker isn't mic'd.  That would have helped. Also, piano should have been an actual piano sound, not electric piano, which I felt detracted. Otherwise, nice arrangement.…"
Mar 1
Keith J Hampton replied to Kjell Prytz's discussion Contemplative piece for guitar and orchestra
"Very thoughtful work, the last minute and half are where the piece really shines for me."
Feb 25
Timo Schuemer left a comment for Keith J Hampton
"I‘m not so active here because I mostly want to post more precise thoughts than on SoundCloud where the general feedback is more like „nice piece, great work“ or something like that. It takes time (to really listen and order your…"
Feb 24
Keith J Hampton replied to Keith J Hampton's discussion Brazilian Journey - REDUX
"Yes, I agree, the mix is not good. I'm still getting used to things, and will admit I'm quite rusty at it. My main problem is monitoring. I have two choices, earphones (which I have a very good set of Klipsch) or my really terrible…"
Feb 23
Em Coston replied to Keith J Hampton's discussion Brazilian Journey - REDUX
"The accompaniment definitely adds interest. I particularly like those less constant elements. The mix, however, sounds a bit off to me. There are two main issues, that might actually be by design, but I will mention them anyway, just in case. First,…"
Feb 23
Keith J Hampton replied to Keith J Hampton's discussion "Garden Seduction" - short, modern classical piece for piano.
"Wow, thanks, Marc!  Appreciate that very much, even the parts I don't understand and will now have to go and look up on Wikipedia. :-)   I'm a songwriter in disguise, so it does not surprise me that it's all in the same…"
Feb 20
Marc Eugene Farmer replied to Keith J Hampton's discussion "Garden Seduction" - short, modern classical piece for piano.
"Hi Keith,  The piece does seem very solid to me.  The first 40 seconds is awesome.  The theme is delicious.    Some of the chords seemed a bit of a mix of styles- sometimes it sounds impressionistic, sometimes…"
Feb 20
Keith J Hampton posted a discussion

Brazilian Journey - REDUX

I hope this sounds better to those who've heard it before. I tried to improve the EQ on the piano track and added some more flavorful tracks to help out. Hope you like! :-)https://soundcloud.com/user-30205821/brazilianjourneyreduxSee More
Feb 20
Keith J Hampton replied to Keith J Hampton's discussion "Garden Seduction" - short, modern classical piece for piano.
"Thanks, EE for your nice compliments.  I'm not worried about the music knowledge, but I prefaced with that knowing this site has a lot of very technically proficient composers who might start to want to "teach".  :-)  I…"
Feb 20
The Double E replied to Keith J Hampton's discussion "Garden Seduction" - short, modern classical piece for piano.
"It sounded genuine and authentic to me. The crisp static in the background provided me with comfort, as if listening in from a somewhat distant room while this was played near by . . . I think playing on a digital setup would kill it somewhat. You…"
Feb 19
Keith J Hampton replied to Keith J Hampton's discussion "Garden Seduction" - short, modern classical piece for piano.
"Thanks, Gav.  I think sometimes I get caught up in the music and forget that there needs to be some technical proficiency happening too. There's so much to remember when playing! And that red "record" light doesn't help…"
Feb 18
Keith J Hampton replied to Marc Eugene Farmer's discussion Kinda Happy- Suggestions/Critique Request
"I like this piece and think it achieves your objective generally.  There are three things I'd want to do to it, if it were my own work. (I didn't think the strings ran too long but maybe should be lowered in the mix a bit.)The first…"
Feb 18
Keith J Hampton replied to Jon Adamich's discussion A Magical Journey (Fantasy Adventure)
"Wow!   Over-the-top cinematic feel... definitely takes the listener places.  A lot crammed into a short time, it's pretty amazing. Reminds me very much of soundtracks that accompany a preview or something equally commercial.…"
Feb 15
Gav Brown replied to Keith J Hampton's discussion "Garden Seduction" - short, modern classical piece for piano.
"Hi Keith, I think there might be something to this comment of yours - It's something I also have to watch out for, although sometimes I like to leave the piece as it is. Bet you do too ;)"
Feb 14
Keith J Hampton replied to Keith J Hampton's discussion "Brazilian Journey" - piano composition
"Interesting, I had not thought about reed intstruments or woodwinds on this. Thanks!"
Feb 12
Keith J Hampton replied to Keith J Hampton's discussion "Garden Seduction" - short, modern classical piece for piano.
"Thank you!"
Feb 12

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What have you composed for? Or what medium do you work around?
Web, Multimedia, Songs, Other
What is your favorite genre or style of music?
Modern Classical / Jazz
Is music your main income source?
No - Not Yet
Where do you live?
Indiana
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 am a retired graphic designer who has always made music on the side. I have written many things, jazz, classical, folk and pop. I wrote jingles for radio commercials in the 80s for a while. Glad to have found this site.
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http://www.itsallart.com

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At 7:55am on February 24, 2018, Timo Schuemer said…

I‘m not so active here because I mostly want to post more precise thoughts than on SoundCloud where the general feedback is more like „nice piece, great work“ or something like that.

It takes time (to really listen and order your thoughts) which is often a scarce commodity unfortunately.

 
 
 

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