What have you composed for? Or what medium do you work around?
Choir, Small Ensemble
What is your favorite genre or style of music?
The style I'd like to learn more about composing/arranging in is a capella male groups (e.g., Take 6, Haven Quartet, Glad, etc.)
Is music your main income source?
No - Not Yet
Where do you live?
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I'm working to become a one-man male ensemble (I used to say "one-man quartet," but I'm quickly learning that there's often more than 4 parts to what I'm trying to do). I'm presently getting my sea-legs (C-legs?) by working from a songbook from Haven Quartet, a modern gospel quartet in the style of Take 6.
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Hey, Robert -- yeah, that's all me. It was 6 parts, 3 tracks per part (which sounds better than the artificial chorus effect on the computer). I'm about ready to do some more tunes, just as soon as I can figure out how to add a few more hours to each day :-)
I don't know - i mean, it already sounds great. Version two could use some "mastering" - meaning flatten out it's eq a little. Too much low mid right now (around 500hz.) But really, this is great as it is.
"Version 2 has a faster tempo and more focus on the phrasing. I also paid more attention to intonation this time and cut the volume on some of the breaths. I'm still using GarageBand, so I'm a bit limited in terms of pitch correction (it's turned off completely in both versions).
Any thoughts on what I could do either performance-wise or recording-wise to improve?" - Ralph
Hey, folks. I just posted "version 2" of Immortal, Invisible. I think I'm getting closer to the sound I want... but I'm still not quite there (maybe I never will be). I'd love to get some feedback on what I could do to improve the sound. Once I "get it," I plan to start playing around with some original arrangements that I'll share.
Hi, Carlos. Actually, I'm a complete novice. Maybe even a pre-novice, when it comes to composing. But I want to learn. My goal is to ultimately arrange and perform hymns in an a capella male chorus style. I've posted my first draft of "Immortal, Invisible." I'm planning to redo it soon, focusing more on the phrasing and "feel" of the words -- but I think I'm getting pretty close to the sound I want.