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"Brazilian Journey" - piano composition

Started this discussion. Last reply by Keith J Hampton Feb 12. 2 Replies

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 9 hours ago. 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 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…"
9 hours ago
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…"
15 hours ago
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…"
Sunday
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…"
Sunday
Keith J Hampton replied to Lawrence Aurich's discussion Polonaise
"I am no skilled enough of a musician/composer to answer on any of the technical portions, but just wanted to post that I thought the piece was lovely. I like how it went slightly "hopeful" towards the end instead of remaining in the minor…"
Sunday
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.…"
Thursday
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 MM Coston's discussion Cloud Shrouded Dawn
"This sounds much more peaceful and contemplative, I think you've improved things immensely, especially from about 1:10 on."
Feb 14
Keith J Hampton replied to MM Coston's discussion Cloud Shrouded Dawn
"While I like avant guard music and atonal pieces, this one sits somewhere between standard and "out there", like it's striving to be a united piece with harmonies at first yet the voices can't find each other.  For my ears,…"
Feb 13
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
MM Coston replied to Keith J Hampton's discussion "Garden Seduction" - short, modern classical piece for piano.
"There are a number of old school "analog" ways of getting a different recording sound if you can line out. One that comes to mind is lining out to a small but good speaker or amp placed in a container open on one or two sides and lined…"
Feb 11
MM Coston replied to Keith J Hampton's discussion "Brazilian Journey" - piano composition
"To me it sounds like a good foundation for a jazz tune. I think a reed would sound good over the texture at points, I imagine a clarinet."
Feb 11
Keith J Hampton posted a discussion

"Brazilian Journey" - piano composition

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 counter-point rhythm between the two hands and there is a couple mistakes that can be heard if one is a discerning listener. I think the composition is above my playing ability, to be honest, and I may practice it more in order to get a better recording. I am not happy with the muddy quality of the sound on…See More
Feb 11
Keith J Hampton replied to Robert Fisher's discussion Umbra
"Nice work!  Deceptively simply melody which gives way to a more layered build. I like the addition of the vocal tracks toward the end (were those real humans?) and thought it helped bring the piece into more emotive territory than just…"
Feb 11
Keith J Hampton replied to Keith J Hampton's discussion "Garden Seduction" - short, modern classical piece for piano.
"Hello Gav, First off, thanks so much for your extremely generous compliments. I have been practicing this piece for about 2 years seriously, having written it about 4 years ago and refining the composition without working on the actual playing until…"
Feb 11

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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 biographical information about you as a composer):
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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