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First String Quartet

Started this discussion. Last reply by Dave Dexter May 25, 2016. 4 Replies

This was an exercise in writing for a string quartet.  My goal was more in writing a solid piece rather than doing anything extravagant.  All comments are welcome.ThanksContinue

String Piece

Started this discussion. Last reply by Michael Lofting Sep 12, 2016. 1 Reply

I've been toying with the theme of this piece for a few years now.  It's a version of the Hebrew hymn/prayer "Ani Ma'amin".  There's just something about it that appealed to me.  While working on…Continue

Fantasie on Old 100

Started this discussion. Last reply by Michael Lofting Feb 28, 2015. 4 Replies

I had this piece on my homepage, but took it down a while back.  I wasn't satisfied with it as it was.I reorchestrated parts and changed some things.  I'm happier with it now and wanted to know what…Continue

Soliliquy #1

Started this discussion. Last reply by Tim Marko Jan 4, 2015. 7 Replies

This is a work with a chamber group of 14 players.  I'm trying out some new ideas (for me anyway!)Any and all input would be appreciated.Continue

 

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Michael Lofting replied to Tim Marko's discussion String Piece
"I like this piece for it's simplicity. I think the length is right. The dynamics have been compressed I think so not much difference between pp and f On thing missing is the phrasing (Think of every note being accented). MIDI will sound a lot…"
Sep 12, 2016
Tim Marko replied to Gav Brown's discussion Great Songs
"Here's one from one of my favorite PR bands.  Gentle Giant. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z6WSLG5r-wE The best album to hear a good cross section of their music is "Playing the Fool". Vary eclectic stuff!"
Jul 7, 2016
Tim Marko replied to Tyler Hughes's discussion Composer Hangout
"Will you be posting the info for getting into the chat?"
Jul 7, 2016
Tim Marko replied to Dave Dexter's discussion I need some help from real live conductors regarding long crescendo markings
"Couple things to consider here. First, the score should be printed out in tabloid size (A3 where you are I believe).  This is going to give a lot of real estate to work with.  You can still make the staves large enough to easily be read…"
Jun 30, 2016
Tim Marko commented on Stephen Lines's blog post English Folk Song Suite No.1 & American Folk Song Suite No.1
"Stephen, First, the link to the American Suite didn't work.  I found it through the original post, but this one couldn't be found. I liked both of these.  Your English Suite had a very "British" feel to it which suited…"
Jun 30, 2016
Tim Marko replied to Dave Dexter's discussion I need some help from real live conductors regarding long crescendo markings
"Dave, for all the reasons you stated, that's why it's important for your score to follow accepted conventions.  A musician/conductor gets used to seeing things in certain places.  In trying to help, you are actually creating the…"
Jun 30, 2016
Tim Marko replied to Tyler Hughes's discussion Composer Hangout
"Count me in! Stephen, a group video chat was set up and we had a chance to talk and see each other.  It was great fun getting to actually talk to others here on the forum."
Jun 29, 2016
Tim Marko replied to Dave Dexter's discussion I need some help from real live conductors regarding long crescendo markings
"So am I. Been one for 34 years.  What does that have to do with his question?"
Jun 28, 2016
Tim Marko replied to Dave Dexter's discussion I need some help from real live conductors regarding long crescendo markings
"Hi Dave, I checked this one with the Gould text. She suggests    pp  cresc. _ _ _ _ _poco_ _ _ _ _a_ _ _ _poco_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ff Fill in the appropriate dynamics for your purposes. How much of the cresc./decresc. is…"
Jun 28, 2016
Tim Marko replied to Dave Dexter's discussion Elaborate Revenge Strategies I (Very short orchestral cue, score feedback appreciated)
"Dave, First, I like the cue.  It has a very cinematic feel to it, so I think you accomplished what you set out to do.  Good work! As to your score questions: The score can be in C, but the parts have to be identified by key, ie, Horn in F,…"
Jun 7, 2016
Dave Dexter replied to Tim Marko's discussion First String Quartet
"Really like this. I understand the medieval comment - to me it's almost piratical in places. I wouldn't change the harmonies - I suppose they could sound "expected" to some ears, but there's a reason they work so well."
May 25, 2016
Tim Marko replied to Dave Dexter's discussion Live harp & cello piece "A Herd of Daffodils"
"It's always interesting to see how our work is interpreted by others. Did you mark the pedaling or was that from her input? Nice work."
May 25, 2016
Tim Marko replied to Tim Marko's discussion First String Quartet
"Thanks Ingo and Rick.  I appreciate the comments.  There definitely is more that could be done here, but as I said, it was more of a self exercise so I was more concerned with interaction and utilization of the instruments. It might work…"
May 25, 2016
Rick Waugh replied to Tim Marko's discussion First String Quartet
"Lovely bit of music. Not super exciting, as you said, but very solid. Sort of Games of Thrones in theme, meaning somewhat medieval in tone, but not overly simplistic."
May 23, 2016
Ingo Lee replied to Tim Marko's discussion First String Quartet
"Well done Tim, this is a solid piece that is enjoyable to listen to. You make good use of all of the basic elements of melody, harmony, rhythm and style.  There is nothing here to criticize in my opinion.  I hope that you will continue and…"
May 22, 2016
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First String Quartet

This was an exercise in writing for a string quartet.  My goal was more in writing a solid piece rather than doing anything extravagant.  All comments are welcome.ThanksSee More
May 22, 2016

Profile Information

What have you composed for? Or what medium do you work around?
Choir, Orchestra, Small Ensemble, Big Ensemble, Other
What is your favorite genre or style of music?
classical
Is music your main income source?
No - Not Yet
Where do you live?
Alvarado, TX
About Me (Must include biographical information about you as a composer):
My background is in education and performance. Trumpet was my major instrument. I have performed with symphonys, chamber groups, big bands, combos, and even picked up elec bass and traveled with a country band. Worked a bit in the studios when live players were needed also.

I taught primarily at the high school level.

My desire to compose came from spending many years as an arranger back in the day of pen and paper, (followed by attending rehearsals to fix all the oops!)

I am now working to fill the gaps in my education as it relates to composition, and trying to develop beyond the I-IV-V7-I mentality. (It's getting better I think!?!)

I discovered many years ago that ego is the biggest obstacle to learning, so any comments or criticisms are not only appreciated, but welcome. I look forward to both. I am also working to learn DAW and use of the computer for production.

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At 6:39pm on June 20, 2013, William Owens said…

I greatly appreciate the kind words, Tim.  I'm listening to your "Elegy for Strings" as I write this message and I must tell you I'm very impressed!

 

So good to have met you on this site.

At 10:35pm on July 16, 2012, Mia Momonouchi said…

Thank you for the feedback! I do not have much experience with orchestration, so I am very grateful for your critique. I haven't touched that piece for a while but will be making adjustments to it as it comes along.

At 2:23am on March 27, 2012, Jon Gunnewegh said…
Thank you, I've never heard of claude bolling and for you to say I sound like someone i haven't heard makes me feel unique.
 
 
 

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