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New Take On An Old Friend

Started this discussion. Last reply by Michael Forbes Dec 7, 2017. 2 Replies

Ever have a tune relentlessly play in your head?  In my case, it's Bach's "Minuet in G." Baby boomers will remember the pop version, put to lyrics, in the 60s.Anyway, I always loved the melody.  So I…Continue

Catchy pop piece

Started Jan 18, 2016 0 Replies

Good afternoon, everyone...I recently completed this little tune, which I envision being used under the end credits of perhaps a children's TV program. I am anxious to know what everyone thinks.It's…Continue

Some technical assistance needed

Started this discussion. Last reply by Michael Forbes Aug 31, 2015. 4 Replies

Good evening, my friends...Attached is a ballad I recently finished.  At about :02, you will hear an infuriating low-end hum...similar toa vibration.  It happened on any note south of middle "C."It…Continue

Pop instrumental piece (hopefully) improved

Started this discussion. Last reply by 22b8n9x97ddrd Nov 6, 2014. 3 Replies

Dear fellow musicians...May I ask you to once again give a listen to "Driving Home?"My thanks to Bob Porter for correctly pointing out the importance of a bass accompaniment.Michael Please click: …Continue

 

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Michael Forbes replied to Michael Forbes's discussion New Take On An Old Friend
"Thank you, Paul... I appreciate your giving it a listen and for weighing in!! All the best... Michael"
Dec 7, 2017
Paul Copeland replied to Michael Forbes's discussion New Take On An Old Friend
"Hey Michael. Fun little piece on a very well known little tune. I liked the download lines coming every now and then, but didn't like the little percussion bits, but that is just my personal tastes. However, a fun piece for sure. Best wishes…"
Dec 6, 2017
Michael Forbes posted a discussion

New Take On An Old Friend

Ever have a tune relentlessly play in your head?  In my case, it's Bach's "Minuet in G." Baby boomers will remember the pop version, put to lyrics, in the 60s.Anyway, I always loved the melody.  So I thought I'd put my own spin on it.  Enjoy!https://soundcloud.com/michael-forbes-5/minuet-in-gSee More
Dec 5, 2017
Michael Forbes replied to Gav Brown's discussion Toy Boat
"Delightful, Gavin... Simply fun and playful. Michael"
Dec 5, 2017
Michael Forbes replied to Art Lowell's discussion My Latest Effort - Reverie
"Art... Well done!  So many textures and colors. I hear what others are saying about a possible lack of unity, but to me that is the charm of the piece. Michael"
Nov 28, 2017
Michael Forbes replied to Eric Fregoso's discussion Castle Grounds for Concert Band - One of my first "official" compositions
"Eric... You should indeed be proud.  Very enjoyable.  Love the energy and the Celtic feel.  For some reason my mind always goes to the cinematic when I hear such music.  This, to me, evokes an epic scene of soldiers marching into…"
Nov 28, 2017
Michael Forbes replied to Peter Lysander's discussion A Walk In The Park
"Hey, Peter... Upbeat and enjoyable, but yes, it needs to be completed.  Perhaps use what you have as a rhythm track and add some melody.   Hope this helps. Michael"
Nov 28, 2017
Michael Forbes replied to Yoshed's discussion Your world, my world, our world : a music searching for an horizon
"Yoshed... Whatever direction you were headed in, you certainly got there.  This is beautiful. Love the way you changed color at 1:10. Would love to hear more from you. Michael"
Nov 25, 2017
Michael Forbes replied to Olivér Kovács's discussion Journey with the Moonlight
"Oliver... Very, very enjoyable.  Changes in thematic elements throughout kept it fresh and interesting. Michael "
Nov 25, 2017
Michael Forbes replied to Joshua Empyre's discussion Song Touching the "John Williams" Sound
"Joshua... Exciting.  Loved the change in tempo and mood at 1:11.  Well done! Michael"
Nov 25, 2017
Michael Forbes replied to Michel-ange MERINO's discussion A Small Piece for Orchestra :) about a small village in South of France.
"Michel-ange... Lovely.  To me, it evokes images of travel, particularly on water.  I picture nothing but beautiful ocean going by.  I hope that's consistent with what you had in mind. Michael"
Nov 25, 2017
Michael Forbes replied to Rick's discussion I'm no McCartney, but...
"Lovely, Rick... Sounded like "Fool on the Hill" at the top.  Nice contrasts throughout.  very pleasant. Mike"
Nov 24, 2017

Profile Information

What have you composed for? Or what medium do you work around?
Contemporary Ensembles
What is your favorite genre or style of music?
Pop; Country; MOR;
Is music your main income source?
No - Not at all.
Where do you live?
New Jersey
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 became a part of the wonderful world of music when I began taking keyboard lessons at age 54!!! I'm having the time of my life. This past year, I composed 3 piano solos which I am anxious to eventually share.
Website:
www.soundcloud.com/michael-forbes-5

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