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I Love You

Started yesterday 0 Replies

I wrote this on my acoustic guitar. This is a virtual instrument acoustic guitar. It’s out front at the start but soon gets kind of lost in the mix. I worked so hard at crafting the finger picking…Continue

Tags: Melodic

You Know It’s True

Started this discussion. Last reply by Colin Dougall 12 hours ago. 10 Replies

It’s a piano song I wrote and I can’t hear anyone singing it but Willie Nelson with his wonderfully unique phrasing. I love that guy! Funny thing too because as a rule I really can’t stand country…Continue

Tags: Melodic

Goodnight Mr Spock

Started this discussion. Last reply by Rick on Tuesday. 6 Replies

Live long and prosper. You might need to turn the bass down. It sounds fine on my listening device but I have the bass eq turned down a bit.…Continue

Tags: Melodic

Soft The Snow

Started this discussion. Last reply by Rick on Saturday. 2 Replies

This is a ukulele song I wrote with arrangement. It’s a virtual instrument uke where I transferred notes from my real uke into the Sonar 8.5 piano roll. Not a traditional uke strum but rather finger…Continue

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Colin Dougall replied to Rick's discussion You Know It’s True
"Hi Rick I'm a big country/bluegrass fan (Rail Splitters, Pete Rowan, Highwaymen, Matina McBride, Loreta Lynn to name a few) and this song didn't sound particularly county to me. I think the flutey sound may have something to do with this…"
12 hours ago
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I Love You

I wrote this on my acoustic guitar. This is a virtual instrument acoustic guitar. It’s out front at the start but soon gets kind of lost in the mix. I worked so hard at crafting the finger picking and now I can’t hardly hear it. Why am I complaining? I’m the one who covered it up! Don’t know why, but the last part reminds me of “Toy Story” with Woody and the gang sitting on the fender as the car drives into the sunset. Yes, no, maybe?As usual for a lot of my stuff the flute-y thing is the vocal…See More
yesterday
Rick replied to Rick's discussion You Know It’s True
"OscoBosco, thanks for the kind compliment it really means a lot me!"
yesterday
OscoBosco replied to Rick's discussion You Know It’s True
"This song is really great. It has a really warm vibe and I hope you'll get someone to sing it one day––it would sound so beautiful and rich! Great work!"
yesterday
Rick replied to Rick's discussion You Know It’s True
"Good to know. I’m the nicest guy on the planet and your the most un-offendable.  :)"
Tuesday
Rick replied to Rick's discussion Goodnight Mr Spock
"You said: “I'm sure you know what I meant anyway”. No, I’m seriously that stupid about music theory. No joke. I can name chords but I’m not joking when I tell you I have no idea what key the last two pieces I posted are…"
Tuesday
Dane Aubrun replied to Rick's discussion You Know It’s True
"Hey, Rick, you'll find me the most un-offendable guy on the planet...nay, in the universe.   Rant away by all means but save some of the energy for writing more of your excellent songs. :)"
Tuesday
Dane Aubrun replied to Rick's discussion Goodnight Mr Spock
"Subdominant is when the dominant one is underneath? I'm sure you know what I meant anyway :D"
Tuesday
Rick replied to Rick's discussion Goodnight Mr Spock
"See... that’s what I’m talking about, because I have no idea what you just said. Cadence? Subdomi... what?"
Tuesday
Rick replied to Rick's discussion You Know It’s True
"I’m guessing you reside somewhere in Europe “Great Britain”? maybe? er, I mean, is Great Britain still part of Europe? I’m so f***ing confused. Here in America or as I like to refer to it “Jesus Land” the word…"
Tuesday
Dane Aubrun replied to Rick's discussion Goodnight Mr Spock
"High musical intelligence??? You ARE joking! I'm not that much of a con merchant surely? It must be those shorts!  Mind, I do have my copy of Bluff Your Way in Music always to hand. Are you referring to different keys in your piece (as…"
Tuesday
Dane Aubrun replied to Rick's discussion You Know It’s True
"I suppose that's a story about performing on the fly as they say here when you do something spontaneous. Well, what a story it is. I can't say "shame about the OCD" We're all as we are and no doubt the shrinks will find…"
Tuesday
Rick replied to Rick's discussion You Know It’s True
"No training in theory, just listening to records... mostly Beatles. I’m terrified of performing in front of people. Or to state it more broadly; I’m terrified of people. I have, (how should I put this?)... ISSUES! Namely; Obsessive…"
Tuesday
Rick replied to Rick's discussion Goodnight Mr Spock
"Thanks Dane. I figured out the piano and melody on my upright piano. Then I transferred the piano notes over to a virtual piano using Sonar. It needed some kind of intro and I just happened to be playing around with a patch on some virtual synth…"
Tuesday
Dane Aubrun replied to Rick's discussion Goodnight Mr Spock
"You've done it again!  The arrangement is excellent but is easily supported by the harmonic structure - yet again subtly different from some of your other songs. You seem to be a master of production in your style. You gave the guitar…"
Tuesday
Dane Aubrun replied to Rick's discussion You Know It’s True
"Another lovely song and one that, yes, cries out to be sung. Then again it's absolutely right as a warm-mooded background. A rainy day, warm inside with someone just, sort-of...being....I suppose.  You've surely had training in…"
Tuesday

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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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