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Freedom Of The Press

Started this discussion. Last reply by Rick Jul 14. 3 Replies

I wrote this tune when CNN’s Jim Acosta was attacked by Trump at a White House briefing a while back. I have a few lyrics... I hate writing lyrics!…Continue

Tags: Melodic

Green Machine

Started this discussion. Last reply by Dane Aubrun Jul 4. 3 Replies

Another finger pickin’ acoustic guitar piece gone totally off the rails.https://soundcloud.com/user-686710883/green-machineContinue

Tags: Melodic

Um-Pa-Pa

Started Jun 24 0 Replies

This is a short little carousel piece I made up, so hop on your horsey and go round and round.…Continue

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One By One

Started this discussion. Last reply by Rick Jun 23. 4 Replies

This is a piece I wrote while finger picking on my ukulele, inspired by the beautiful “Dreamers” coming to the United States and all the crap they have to endure along the way.…Continue

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Rick replied to Rick's discussion Freedom Of The Press
"Dane, my own country is so badly damaged right now that I forget about the worldwide movement toward authoritarian leadership. We’ve all seen this movie before. I didn’t like the movie the first time (none of us did) and I don’t…"
Jul 14
Dane Aubrun replied to Rick's discussion Freedom Of The Press
"In fact, I had a bad bout of noncompo-itis last night. Been working on a longer thing that's taken up too much energy, so I turned to what you may call "predictable" pop music except like yours, only the rhythm is truly predictable -…"
Jul 14
Rick replied to Michael Bates's discussion Rhapsody for Piano & Orchestra
"Wow!!! I listened to the entire piece and it is magnificent! I kept thinking; “How’s he going to end this thing?” Unfortunately the ending was cut off in mid-phrase. I just noticed at your website that this piece is actually 35…"
Jul 13
Dane Aubrun replied to Rick's discussion Freedom Of The Press
"well, very niice, humorous and without knowing some of the characters,, still gave several smiles. You see, here is where Predictability meets its limits. The sudden key changes and runs into different harmonic progressions toward the end before the…"
Jul 11
Rick replied to Dane Aubrun's discussion String Quartet 1 2nd movement.
"Hi Dane, this is very, very nice as is all your stuff! I’ve been wrapped up arranging my latest flop “Freedom of the Press” with traditional structure, melody, harmony... (you know, the usual) and your piece is so foreign to my…"
Jul 10
Rick posted a discussion

Freedom Of The Press

I wrote this tune when CNN’s Jim Acosta was attacked by Trump at a White House briefing a while back. I have a few lyrics... I hate writing lyrics!https://soundcloud.com/user-686710883/freedom-of-the-pressVerse 1 starts at 0:19, sing your heart out... Verse 1) Jim Acosta was accosted by the president By the yellow headed dirty evil resident Jim he really kept his cool While the bully played the fool Just like his T-V showSee More
Jul 9
Dane Aubrun replied to Rick's discussion Green Machine
"Don't even start me on Beach Boys, Rick! I'm not as much as aficionado as for the Beatles but songs like the rightfully #1 "God only Knows", and "Warmth of the Sun" just transport me. I've grown bored of…"
Jul 4
Rick replied to Rick's discussion Green Machine
"Thanks Dane... we're like the mutual admiration society. I'm fond of your stuff too. I'm surprised you didn't pickup on the Beach Boys "In My Room-esque" fade out on this one. I don't "pinch" (that's…"
Jul 4
Dane Aubrun replied to Rick's discussion Green Machine
"Just caught this in time, Rick. (Have been a bit busy but the sun's ablaze today. It'd be a travesty working!) Well, I can only repeat what I've said many times - very nice. In not being quite as lyrical it does fit with the V6 in the…"
Jul 4
Rick posted a discussion

Green Machine

Another finger pickin’ acoustic guitar piece gone totally off the rails.https://soundcloud.com/user-686710883/green-machineSee More
Jun 28
Rick replied to OscoBosco's discussion So happy! Finally got a beautiful recording of my string quartet!
"Nothing like hearing real instruments as opposed to virtual mockups. Awesome composition and performance by the players! I’m reading some comments and it appears you won a competition with this piece. Well deserved! I’m not well versed…"
Jun 26
Rick replied to OscoBosco's discussion Melancholic piano piece I composed.
"Another beautiful piece! I love the way the main theme weaves in and out through the piece. I also love that you kept the chords and melody closely clustered in the middle of the keyboard. This helped the overall dark mood. You could have just as…"
Jun 26
Rick replied to OscoBosco's discussion Klavier a la Party - my 1 minute piano sonata
"WOW!!! Where do I begin? This piece is fantastic! I guess I can begin with - I don’t read music so I can’t comment on those black markings (more commonly referred to as “notes”), but I’ve got great ears and this thing…"
Jun 25
Rick posted a discussion

Um-Pa-Pa

This is a short little carousel piece I made up, so hop on your horsey and go round and round.https://soundcloud.com/user-686710883/um-pa-paSee More
Jun 24
Rick replied to Rick's discussion One By One
"Thanks Dane, I love changing keys and getting lost melodically then trying to find my way back. I think of it as being lost in the woods and having to navigate a way out. This one started as a simple ukulele thing with a melody and as usual, all…"
Jun 23
Dane Aubrun replied to Rick's discussion One By One
"As usual... very nice. You'll soon need to get that popcorn swept up so you can bring that singer in! The change of key at about 2'05" was a surprise indeed. Well, you have it as far as harmonic movement goes and getting back to the…"
Jun 23

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What have you composed for? Or what medium do you work around?
Orchestra, Songs
What is your favorite genre or style of music?
Beatles, Classical
Is music your main income source?
No - Not Yet
Where do you live?
Puyallup, WA
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 an amateur composer and just want to share my music with others. I don't know any musicians. I play guitar, piano, and bass. Since discovering the world of virtual instruments, I can now do with a mouse what I do with real instruments.

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