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Piece for String Orchestra

Started this discussion. Last reply by Kevin riley Jun 13, 2016. 8 Replies

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Chord progression required

Started this discussion. Last reply by Ingo Lee Jun 13, 2016. 8 Replies

I am looking for a 16 bar chord progression. moving really smoothly. Can anyone help?Continue

A Cotswold Suite

Started this discussion. Last reply by Michael Lofting Jan 21, 2016. 5 Replies

Composed for fun then managed a couple of performances last year. I cannot post the live recordings but here is the PC mock up.…Continue

A Distant Memory

Started this discussion. Last reply by Kevin riley Jan 18, 2016. 11 Replies

Not good with titles.I recently acquired a saxophone pupil that also plays harp. Wrote this for her to work on. Also works on piano.…Continue

 

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Latest Activity

Kevin riley replied to Fredrick zinos's discussion Passicaglia for Strings
"send away!"
Oct 20, 2016
Kevin riley replied to Jonathan Baldwin's discussion First Commission!
"Please do not forget they have to breathe!"
Oct 20, 2016
Kevin riley replied to Fredrick zinos's discussion Passicaglia for Strings
"Fred, Always open to cleaning your scores! (Yes I am still around)"
Oct 20, 2016
Kevin riley replied to Phil French's discussion Composer Dissertation!
"Have you thought of Harmonica?"
Jun 14, 2016
Ingo Lee left a comment for Kevin riley
"Good luck with adding some jazz to your repertoire!"
Jun 13, 2016
Ingo Lee replied to Kevin riley's discussion Chord progression required
"Chord alterations in jazz are often improvised to fit the situation, here are some suggestions that could be applied to what I posted…"
Jun 13, 2016
Kevin riley replied to Kevin riley's discussion Chord progression required
"I am trying to stretch my wings and breaking out of the basic chords that I have used so much. Not as chords you understand.  I am looking to add some colour.  I am lucky in that I get my music played by one of the two groups I rehearse…"
Jun 13, 2016
Ingo Lee replied to Kevin riley's discussion Chord progression required
"Basic chords swing very nicely as the demo shows, and they keep the sound in the "standard" style that you requested. Extensions and alterations present many possibilities that would be determined by the context.The basic rule is:…"
Jun 13, 2016
Kevin riley replied to Kevin riley's discussion Piece for String Orchestra
"Greg, Lots of power in a strong unison/octave. I expect there are many more examples out there as well."
Jun 13, 2016
Kevin riley replied to Kevin riley's discussion Piece for String Orchestra
"Not at all Bob!"
Jun 13, 2016
Greg Brus replied to Kevin riley's discussion Piece for String Orchestra
"Can't help but hear this :) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D3qbOTgEJOk"
Jun 13, 2016
Bob Porter replied to Kevin riley's discussion Piece for String Orchestra
"I realize my suggested opening is a little obvious. It was just a quick suggestion. Hope you don't mind."
Jun 13, 2016
Bob Porter replied to Kevin riley's discussion Piece for String Orchestra
"Kevin, Thanks for posting this. Very enjoyable. M personal bias is that I find most music for a select group to be less interesting. The tonal range(variety of sounds) of a string quartet, string orchestra, piano, and the like is limited. I think…"
Jun 13, 2016
Kevin riley replied to Phil French's discussion Composer Dissertation!
"Phil, Listened to the piece. I just felt that for me, there need to be that haunting melody that you provided the accompaniment to. I know a melody turned up eventually but it did not linger in my ear for long. Just my opinion. Hope it goes well."
Jun 13, 2016
Kevin riley replied to Kevin riley's discussion Chord progression required
"That is a great start to what I am looking for. I would like some added notes as well e.g. b5  etc to give it more colour."
Jun 13, 2016
Kevin riley replied to Kevin riley's discussion Piece for String Orchestra
Jun 13, 2016

Profile Information

What have you composed for? Or what medium do you work around?
Choir, Orchestra, Small Ensemble, Big Ensemble
What is your favorite genre or style of music?
Tonal
Is music your main income source?
Sort Of - Music Related
Where do you live?
Andover
About Me (Must include biographical information about you as a composer):
I compose and arrange frequently both for pleasure and income. I have worked in many mediums. Alongside this I also conduct and teach.

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At 11:01pm on June 13, 2016, Ingo Lee said…

Good luck with adding some jazz to your repertoire!

At 3:03pm on January 1, 2016, Tyler Hughes said…

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