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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?
Knoxville, TN
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'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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At 9:38pm on January 6, 2010, Ralph Davis said…
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 :-)
At 4:57pm on January 6, 2010, Bobby Arthur said…
Ralph... is that you singing all of those harmonies? Awesome!
At 1:16pm on December 29, 2008, Edward L Szymczak said…
you did it, man. perfect.
still having fun with your rig?
money well spent... no doubt about it.

At 3:38pm on July 10, 2008, Ralph Davis said…
Here's that link I was telling you about.

Lemme know when you sign up, and I'll put in a word for you.
At 3:08pm on March 24, 2008, Chris Merritt said…
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.
At 3:05pm on March 24, 2008, Chris Merritt said…
"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
At 2:58pm on March 24, 2008, Chris Merritt said…
Hi Ralph! Welcome! Immortal sounds very cool. What's the difference between the two versions? Recording / mix? The second sounds a little more "full" to me...
At 2:18pm on March 24, 2008, Ralph Davis said…
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.
At 10:13am on March 19, 2008, Ralph Davis said…
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.
At 5:43pm on March 18, 2008, Carlos da Silveira said…
Hi Ralph! Welcome to the forum. Post some music please, I´d like to hear what are you composing.



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