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Diamond Back Baby Snake

Started this discussion. Last reply by Dane Aubrun 1 hour ago. 1 Reply

Found an old song I wrote back in the 90’s complete with vocal. It was recorded on a Tascam 8 track cassette back before DAW’s, or PC’s for that matter. Back when dinosaurs roamed the Earth. I was…Continue

Tags: pop, Melodic

Again Again

Started this discussion. Last reply by Rick 16 hours ago. 2 Replies

The new and improved arrangement of a little ukulele tune I made up. I made a few changes (not that anyone would ever notice), but of course, I notice.Any feedback would be most appreciated,…Continue

Tags: pop, Melodic

Meaning of Love

Started this discussion. Last reply by Dane Aubrun 11 hours ago. 12 Replies

Here’s a tune I wrote on my acoustic guitar. It’s all virtual instruments done in the Sonar 8.5 piano roll. I used an acoustic guitar library and added an arrangement with various other virtual…Continue

Tags: pop, Melodic

Freedom Of The Press

Started this discussion. Last reply by Rick Jul 14, 2019. 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

 

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Dane Aubrun replied to Rick's discussion Diamond Back Baby Snake
"Don't dismiss the words and given the medium, the production is pretty good. (I remember trying to compile music on an old Fostex 4-track, no dolby and the reverb pulled from my Project 80 synthesiser. No further comment except you've done…"
1 hour ago
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10 hours ago
Dane Aubrun replied to Rick's discussion Meaning of Love
"Well....thank you for those very kind comments.  I'm humbled...I'm nothing special, just - like you - happen to have music in me. My circumstances let me develop some of it into an interest in composition. I abused such college…"
11 hours ago
Rick replied to Rick's discussion Again Again
"Gav, Funny you should say Beatles because I have a version (I just added to this post) where I inserted a little Beatles bit at the end because the ending reminds me of the TV studio dancing scene in “A Hard Day’s Night”.…"
16 hours ago
Gav Brown replied to Rick's discussion Again Again
"Hi Rick, This Beatles-y tune would fit in well with a video game, in fact it reminds of one called Monkey Island. The instrument balance seems ok to me, nicely done! Gav"
23 hours ago
Rick replied to Dane Aubrun's discussion Soliloquy for Violin.
"Dane, Another fine study in sound. I really love the way the phrases speed up and slow down, and being that I can’t discern a time meter, those bursts of speed are free to break whatever tempo they originated from. How in the world do you even…"
yesterday
Rick replied to Dane Aubrun's discussion Suite for ensemble - mvts 1 & 4
"Dane, I just listened to Suites 1 and 4. I love this stuff! Somehow it works, don’t ask me how, but it works. Made me feel like I was on some alien planet strolling through the fauna. I also got impressions of the microcosm of creatures in my…"
yesterday
Rick replied to Rick's discussion Meaning of Love
"Dane, Sorry about that word “flattery”. I actually thought; “Do I really want to use that word?” because it’s so emotionally vacuous. It’s more a reflection of me really. Guess I was just too lazy to find a better…"
Saturday
Dane Aubrun replied to Rick's discussion Meaning of Love
"There's no flattery, Rick.  I decided on a side-line project of putting together a "pop" sounding lounge type thing - sideline because the main one is putting together some music for contemporary dance (nothing to do with the…"
Saturday
Rick replied to Rick's discussion Meaning of Love
"Kjell, Hope you dug that Elizabethan flavored turnaround followed by the "harpsichord-ish" sounding guitar solo. I never know where these things will go.. I feel like I'm just along for the ride. I just write tunes for my own personal…"
Friday
Kjell Prytz replied to Rick's discussion Meaning of Love
"Ahh, pretty piece. A content rich song with also some unexpected turns, twists and chords. You should make some lyrics and find yourself a singer, it will certainly be successful. Well done! Kjell"
Friday
Rick replied to Rick's discussion Meaning of Love
"Dane, You asked: "Are you seriously trying to convince me you can’t read music?" Here's the embarrassing truth. Sometimes when, for some reason, I find myself staring at a musical score and want to know what note or chord…"
Thursday
Dane Aubrun replied to Rick's discussion Meaning of Love
"Ha. We’re in the same scene here, me being pretty lazy about changing things. I must be a few updates short on my daw because I really don’t want to have to go through all those settings again and learn new ways of doing old things. It…"
Thursday
Rick replied to Rick's discussion Meaning of Love
"Dane, Hi! How ya been? Yeah, I kinda ride the musical wave for as long as I can, hit the beach, then go off on some other cerebral adventure. That, and some keys on my upright piano have turned sour. I think it’s because I had a heat pump…"
Wednesday
Dane Aubrun replied to Rick's discussion Meaning of Love
"" know my Sonar 8.5 is old, but it took me so long to learn that I dread re-learning a new version, but that's just me." Rick, you are not alone! "
Wednesday
Dane Aubrun replied to Rick's discussion Meaning of Love
"Where have you BEEN? Another very nice piece from your pen...or daw. I could give many reasons why I liked it but without the score I have to try to describe them. I remember you claiming you weren't too worried about the technical side of…"
Wednesday

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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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