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A happy uke tune

Started this discussion. Last reply by Rick 10 hours ago. 3 Replies

A happy tune I wrote on my ukulele. Think "Little Mermaid".Continue

A melancholy melody

Started this discussion. Last reply by Rick 14 hours ago. 2 Replies

In these dark times we need more happy melodies - well sorry, this ain't one of 'em. Here's to all the sad people in our midst, including myself.Continue

A non-conformist ukulele song

Started this discussion. Last reply by Colin Dougall on Tuesday. 1 Reply

I got a ukulele for Christmas last year. Here's a song I wrote with it. Funny thing is I haven't a clue what the chords are. I just found finger patterns that sounded good and meticulously…Continue

How's the arrangement?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Rick on Monday. 3 Replies

Here's a song I wrote and arranged. Thoughts anyone?It started as an acoustic guitar finger picking thing and as I started arranging it the guitar part kind fell off to the background.Continue

 

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Rick replied to Rick's discussion A happy uke tune
"Thanks Gav, Got the bubble-y sound and Jamaican voices on YouTube. Gotta love YouTube.  :)"
10 hours ago
Rick replied to Rick's discussion A happy uke tune
"A happy tune I wrote on my ukulele. Think "Little Mermaid". Sorry if this is a double post, I thought it would let me update the mp3 but I think this might show up as a new posting."
10 hours ago
Gav Brown replied to Rick's discussion A happy uke tune
"Hi Rick, An enjoyable tune. Don't ask me why I thought of this, but this seems to me like it would be good music for a Mr. Bubble commercial. I imagined little kids playing around in a soapy bathtub and having fun! Thanks for posting - Gav"
11 hours ago
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A happy uke tune

A happy tune I wrote on my ukulele. Think "Little Mermaid".See More
14 hours ago
Rick replied to Rick's discussion A melancholy melody
"Thanks Colin, Yeah that guiro sample is a pain in the butt. Try as I did, I couldn't make it fit without it's timing being off here and there. I just left it as is but now that I know it crinkled someone else's ears besides my own,…"
14 hours ago
Colin Dougall replied to Rick's discussion A melancholy melody
"Hi I didn't find it that sad. Listening to this one and your previous one I can't help thinking of the Beatles/Strawberry Fields/Julian Lennon - maybe it's because of your choice of instrumentation, especially the dominant (flute?)…"
yesterday
Rick posted a discussion

A melancholy melody

In these dark times we need more happy melodies - well sorry, this ain't one of 'em. Here's to all the sad people in our midst, including myself.See More
yesterday
Colin Dougall replied to Rick's discussion A non-conformist ukulele song
"Yeahhh! (Loud clapping noise) I really liked this - I must have been a very sunny day when you hopped on that particular bus. Builds up very nicely to the elec guitar and then mellows out to the end. I used to use Sonar way back before I started…"
Tuesday
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Monday
Rick replied to Colin Dougall's discussion New work For Pipe Organ
"Colin, Thanks! The pipe organ is out of the Kontakt 4 library. As far as a score, I can't help you because I can't read music. I know what the notes are on a staff if I really think about it but I could no more read a score than fly to the…"
Monday
Rick replied to Joel's discussion Something different
"Cool! Way too short. I was grooving to it but then it ended and made me sad cause' I was diggin' it. I like the scratchy vinyl effect, but I agree it's maybe a bit loud. Love when the acoustic bass and octave reinforcement comes in.…"
Monday
Rick replied to Galih Setiawan's discussion Starting Again
"Galih, I hear the bass fine in my studio headphones. I don't have good speakers so I use headphones. I too wrestle with the bass levels in my stuff. Sometimes things sound great in the headphones and then when I listen through the TV speakers…"
Monday
Rick replied to Rick's discussion How's the arrangement?
"Thanks Colin, I'll take a Beatles reference any day! I had to look up who Jon Anderson is. Okay, he was in the group "Yes". I think I know where you're coming from in that regard. I'll bet it's because of a couple…"
Monday
Colin Dougall replied to Rick's discussion How's the arrangement?
"Hi Rick First impressions, lots of changes in instrumentation, can be a good strategy Gav's comments not withstanding. Is there a score?, how did you realise it? It could be a fill in the spirit of Sgt Pepper's or other prog rock epic so…"
Sunday
Gav Brown replied to Rick's discussion How's the arrangement?
"Hi Rick, It has a pleasant sound, nice harmony and decent melody. I would say if there was one thing I would recommend you reconsider it is the overall dynamicism of the piece, which has a quality of sameness all throughout. I think music is best…"
Sunday
Rick replied to Colin Dougall's discussion New work For Pipe Organ
"Great piece! I love pipe organ. Tried writing one myself - here's the link if you want to hear it:https://app.box.com/s/pq99sp3kkvf5oypkspwlmppdopw0g57s Anyway, here are a few of my first impressions of your lovely piece: 1) At 1:39 in, where…"
Sunday

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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?
Tacoma, WA
About Me (Must include biographical information about you as a composer):
I'm an amature composer who just wants to share his 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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