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Wind, Leaves

Started this discussion. Last reply by Rick Waugh on Monday. 2 Replies

This was something that came to me while walking in the woods. I’ve always loved the sound of the wind in the leaves, and wanted to try something musical that would approach that sound. I also was…Continue

Introducing Rick Waugh

Started this discussion. Last reply by Paul Copeland Dec 3. 2 Replies

Hello, everyone. I've been a sporadic poster in this forum for a few years, not actually sure when I started. I'm 60 years old, have been playing guitar and bass since I was 13. Played in a few…Continue

Mixed Messages - Piece in Locrian

Started this discussion. Last reply by Peter Brown Apr 27, 2016. 13 Replies

I was fooling around one day, trying to see if I could come up with something in Locrian, and came up with a starting riff and some chords that I was happy with. Wrote it out and finished it in…Continue

New Member - Question About Suitability

Started this discussion. Last reply by Rick Waugh Apr 22, 2016. 4 Replies

Hello everyone. I'm an instrumental composer, an old guitar player. I've been working on my ear, my reading, my theory and composition skills.Most of the people in this forum seem to be inclined to…Continue

 

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Rick Waugh replied to Lawrence Aurich's discussion Tarantella
"Beautifully done. If that's all midi generated, it sure sounds great; absolutely lovely mix."
Tuesday
Rick Waugh replied to Rick Waugh's discussion Wind, Leaves
"I realized this last weekend, that I have taken a ton of photographs walking through the park where the idea first came to me for this piece. So I ended up making a video collage of all those shots, with the music in the background."
Monday
Rick Waugh replied to Jérémie Lhomme's discussion [Piano] Impromptu in F minor "We'll meet again" - Jeremie Lhomme
"Well, that's just plain lovely. Very nice sense of dynamics throughout to keep the interest going."
Monday
Rick Waugh replied to Bob Forrest's discussion volume control
"Learning how to make midi sound good inside a DAW is not a simple task, that's for sure. You might be able to import the files easily enough, but the next part, getting sounds, and applying your dynamics control to make it sound like you want,…"
Dec 6
Rick Waugh replied to Steven S. Billings's discussion Long Form Rock Composing
"I love prog, always have. Yes was a huge influence on my musical life. There is a huge amount of prog being written and performed now. A lot of it is more metal influenced than it used to be, bands like Kamelot. Then there are bands a bit more like…"
Dec 6
Rick Waugh replied to Dominic Amlot's discussion Guitar Quarter Tone Notation
"Lol. Here's the correct one. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jsdJZABs-Ck"
Dec 6
Rick Waugh replied to Dominic Amlot's discussion Guitar Quarter Tone Notation
"Funny, I've seen hammer ons and pull offs, and slides notated, but not a bend. It's not terribly common in classical music, not that I've seen. It's very common to do what you're talking about while playing electric lead,…"
Dec 6
Rick Waugh replied to Manfred Goop's discussion is perfect pitch an advantage to a composer?
"In my junior high school there was a girl who had perfect pitch. She also had a number of mental and physical problems, not enough to keep her out of school, but they made her life more than a bit difficult. She could not abide any music that was…"
Dec 6
Rick Waugh replied to Manfred Goop's discussion is perfect pitch an advantage to a composer?
"I have a friend who when he tunes his guitar, he tunes the A string to a perfect "A", then tunes the guitar from there. He trained himself to be able to do that, but aside from that one note, simply has good relative pitch. I had not heard…"
Dec 6
Rick Waugh replied to Gav Brown's discussion Toy Boat
"Well, that's fun. Love the playfulness of both the piece, and the score. I'm still trying to figure out exactly how a professional musician wants to see work notated, not that I get the opportunity, but my composition teacher will tell me…"
Dec 5
Rick Waugh replied to S Fox's discussion Huron carol variations
"Lovely, liked them all. Excellent selection of styles."
Dec 4
Rick Waugh replied to Rick Waugh's discussion Wind, Leaves
"Score. Not sure why it didn’t upload the first time."
Dec 3
Rick Waugh posted a discussion

Wind, Leaves

This was something that came to me while walking in the woods. I’ve always loved the sound of the wind in the leaves, and wanted to try something musical that would approach that sound. I also was working on legato guitar work at the time, and wanted to do something with that technique. The piece didn’t work very well for legato guitar. So I exported as midi to my DAW, and added some different sounds. Pretty happy with the result.I work only on an iPad, using Notion for notation, and Auria Pro…See More
Dec 3
Paul Copeland replied to Rick Waugh's discussion Introducing Rick Waugh
"G'day Rick. Good for you getting right back into composition. That is definitely the way to go if you are now about to retire. Good to have lessons also to get the brain cells tuned up again :) Lots of stuff out there, and absolutely amazing…"
Dec 3
Gav Brown replied to Rick Waugh's discussion Introducing Rick Waugh
"Hello Rick and nice to see you! Welcome to the forum! Gav"
Dec 1
Rick Waugh posted a discussion

Introducing Rick Waugh

Hello, everyone. I've been a sporadic poster in this forum for a few years, not actually sure when I started. I'm 60 years old, have been playing guitar and bass since I was 13. Played in a few bands, tried to make a living for a bit, but got completely sandbagged by disco, which hit just after I graduated from high school. Wasn't hardly a place to play live rock after that.I have been slowly learning to compose and record. Really started to play a lot of guitar again about 15 years ago. 4…See More
Dec 1

Profile Information

What have you composed for? Or what medium do you work around?
Other
What is your favorite genre or style of music?
Modern Steel String Acoustic Guitar Instrumentals
Is music your main income source?
No - Not at all.
Where do you live?
Vancouver, Canada
About Me (Must include biographical information about you as a composer):
I have been writing instrumental music for several years now. It's a hobby, but a very enjoyable one. I'm hoping to hit retirement and go back to school at Simon Fraser University in a few years, if everything goes well.
Website:
www.soundclick.com/rickwaugh

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