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Somebody spiked the punch in a tiny village and everybody is dancing...

Started Aug 8, 2011 0 Replies

at least thats what I'm picturing when I listen to this.  It's called "Waltz on Cloud Nine."  Thanks for listening.

Sport Rock (in progress)

Started this discussion. Last reply by Paul Howard Davis Jul 8, 2011. 2 Replies

Last weekend I was watching a motocross race on the tube, and was inspired by the music they kept repeating throughout.  So, I put together this sport rock piece in a couple hours this afternoon. …Continue

2 new tunes....

Started this discussion. Last reply by Paul Howard Davis Apr 30, 2011. 2 Replies

Hello disectors!  Put your scalpels down and your formaldehyde away and have a listen to my 2 most current compositions.  Movie trailor or maybe just a couple song beginnings. You tell me! genre…Continue

A few of my compositions...

Started this discussion. Last reply by Mikolaj Holowko Apr 22, 2011. 5 Replies

Hello, new member here.  I have 6 pieces posted on my website.  It's a variety of compositions, but generally the same genre, film pieces maybe?  Not quite sure.   I have other types of music I'll be…Continue

 

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Somebody spiked the punch with valium in a tiny village and everybody is dancing...

at least thats what I'm picturing when I listen to this.  It's called "Waltz on Cloud Nine."  Thanks for listening.
Aug 8, 2011
scalpmusic left a comment for Paul Howard Davis
"Hi Paul, thank you very much for your kind comment. I'm busy right now but I plan to visit your website soon. Sorry if my message is short but my english is short too !   Yours sincerely."
Jul 19, 2011
Paul Howard Davis posted a discussion

Sport Rock (in progress)

Last weekend I was watching a motocross race on the tube, and was inspired by the music they kept repeating throughout.  So, I put together this sport rock piece in a couple hours this afternoon.  It's only 30 seconds long, but It could be looped where needed.  Any suggestions, as I haven't really attempted this exact genre before.  The piece is titled "Sport Rock 1."    See More
Jul 7, 2011
Paul Howard Davis replied to Mikolaj Holowko's discussion Bass - y it never sounds great?!
"If this is what you want to do, and have a day job then tell them what they want to hear, that you want to be the best "web dev" or whatever.  Share you dreams with friends and family.  Second thought, be careful about that…"
Apr 30, 2011
Paul Howard Davis replied to Mikolaj Holowko's discussion Bass - y it never sounds great?!
"Sadly, jobs are far and few between.  You should know that living in Scotland Ray."
Apr 30, 2011
Paul Howard Davis replied to Paul Howard Davis's discussion 2 new tunes....
"The 2 tunes are Road Trippin, and Noon Time Boogie. "
Apr 30, 2011
Paul Howard Davis posted a discussion

2 new tunes....

Hello disectors!  Put your scalpels down and your formaldehyde away and have a listen to my 2 most current compositions.  Movie trailor or maybe just a couple song beginnings. You tell me! genre <electronic>See More
Apr 29, 2011
Paul Howard Davis replied to Mikolaj Holowko's discussion Bass - y it never sounds great?!
"Maybe it's the patch you don't like.  The bass sounds a little mid rangy to me.  Also, try sidechain compression AKA ducking.  Use the kick as a trigger and send it to a compressor on the bass.  Fine tune the attack and…"
Apr 28, 2011
Paul Howard Davis replied to Mikolaj Holowko's discussion Bass - y it never sounds great?!
"I use both speakers ROKIT5's and headphones K240's when I'm not alone.  Definetly prefer speakers, no sweaty ears.  But sometimes I need to hear detail, so I put on the ear warmers for that."
Apr 28, 2011
Mikolaj Holowko replied to Paul Howard Davis's discussion A few of my compositions...
"Good songs, thought altough the production sound clear, it's a bit lifeless, but that might be due to the samples."
Apr 22, 2011
Doug Lauber replied to Paul Howard Davis's discussion A few of my compositions...
"Please post a file here, to the Music Dissection forum."
Apr 19, 2011
Paul Howard Davis replied to Paul Howard Davis's discussion A few of my compositions...
"Beethoven and Heifetz were both amazing musicians, but I have no desire to compete with their accomplishments or try to sound like anyone else.  My hope is that people will be touched in some way when they listen to my music. My musical…"
Apr 19, 2011
Sandy Herrault left a comment for Paul Howard Davis
"Paul,  Hi. I love to play a few different styles, compose for bands, solo violin, and now hopefully film if I can overcome some educational hurdles.  Trying to figure out how to get from sibelius to finished product in Protools. …"
Apr 13, 2011
Paul Howard Davis left a comment for Sandy Herrault
"Thanks Sandy.  I sort of live in 2 worlds. On the violin I read music and play works of other composers, but I prefer composing by ear for some reason.  Thanks for listening.  I enjoyed your piece too.  That's fantastic…"
Apr 13, 2011
Sandy Herrault left a comment for Paul Howard Davis
"I like your music.  Fellow violinist, Sandy"
Apr 13, 2011
Paul Howard Davis replied to Paul Howard Davis's discussion A few of my compositions...
"Thanks.  I'm glad you liked it.  I was sort of experimenting in getting it to sound like the instruments were talking to each other."
Apr 13, 2011

Profile Information

What have you composed for? Or what medium do you work around?
Television, Orchestra, Small Ensemble, Songs, Contemporary Ensembles, Other
What is your favorite genre or style of music?
classical, rock, electronic, pop, film
Is music your main income source?
Sort Of - Music Related
Where do you live?
Los Angeles, CA
About Me (Must include biographical information about you as a composer):
I am a musician and composer living in Los Angeles California. I moved to Los Angeles in 1983 from Oregon when I was accepted into the Los Angeles Philharmonic Institute where I had the wonderful opportunity to play violin under the baton of Leonard Bernstein. He really knew how to rehearse a piece. He could accomplish in 15 minutes what others take a week. Enough about conductors.

As a young child, I have memories of listening to Verdi's Requiem, Dvorak's New World Symphony, and Schuberts' Fifth over and over at very high decibels. It's amazing I'm not deaf. Those were the days of vinyl monoraul. Stereo was just beginning to appear. My parents wanted me to play violin, but I wanted to play drums. I dreamed of drumming. My parents won that battle, but lost the war. I got my revenge when I became a teen ; ) I had private violin lessons from ages 8 to 24 and almost majored in music, but was too immature to see the value of a degree. Fifteen years later I majored in Computer Science. But alas, those jobs were off shored to China and India. So I got my masters to teach all levels of math. Meanwhile, a severe shortage of math teachers was declared, so we were told teachers would be brought in from the Philippines. What? Lower prices? Americans love a bargain... at any cost. After all of that, I realized I should have majored in music after all. Everything else has basically just gone to crap. Except for my health thank goodness. I realized it sounds cliche, but my music has helped me through this period of time.

On a lighter note - I've always loved modern music. Though I can site-read with the violin, I learned to play guitar and piano by ear as a teenager. The short pieces here are examples of some of my most current work made in the digital domain. In the near future I will be adding some guitar and synthesizer oriented pieces along with pieces of myself playing the violin. I've been happily married for 23 years with 2 shelties, and travel to England as frequently as possible.

I have a website too.
Website:
pauldavis-composer.com/

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At 8:51pm on August 24, 2011, Paulo cesar Maia de Aguiar (Br) said…
Congratultations Amazing
At 11:39am on July 19, 2011, scalpmusic said…

Hi Paul, thank you very much for your kind comment. I'm busy right now but I plan to visit your website soon. Sorry if my message is short but my english is short too !

 

Yours sincerely.

At 1:40pm on April 13, 2011, Sandy Herrault said…

Paul,  Hi. I love to play a few different styles, compose for bands, solo violin, and now hopefully film if I can overcome some educational hurdles.  Trying to figure out how to get from sibelius to finished product in Protools.  Never give up, that's what I tell myself.

 

At 12:46pm on April 13, 2011, Sandy Herrault said…
I like your music.  Fellow violinist, Sandy
At 12:10pm on April 4, 2011, Adam Weldon said…
Hi Paul. Thanks for the add and your kind comments. I've had a listen to your compositions and I'm sure many will agree that they could easily be expanded into music that would be quite at home as an integral part of Films and TV dramas. I look forward to hearing more. Cheers
 
 
 

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