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Improvisation for Virtual Pipe Organ and Strings

Started this discussion. Last reply by Roger Fedyk Jul 3, 2015. 3 Replies

 This is part of a longer piece posted on My Page. I played an M-Audio keyboard with a Mac mini computer with four ram. Garritan Virtual Pipe organ software was used with Garritan strings added using…Continue

Movements of Classical Symphonies Played by Virtual Orchestra

Started this discussion. Last reply by Olmnilnlolm Sep 23, 2015. 2 Replies

For anyone who would like to listen to classical symphonies played with a virtual orchestra, including Mozart, Beethoven, Schubert, Schumann and Brahms, there is a Japanese site with very good…Continue

New Virtual Instruments and composing

Started this discussion. Last reply by Olmnilnlolm Dec 17, 2013. 28 Replies

Hello everyone, I have some joy I would like to share concerning the newest virtual instruments, and how I think they are at a point now where both notation and virtual orchestra software is reaching…Continue


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What have you composed for? Or what medium do you work around?
Small Ensemble, Other
What is your favorite genre or style of music?
Is music your main income source?
No - Not Yet
Where do you live?
Amesbury, Ma.
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 enjoy composing music and have a You Tube site. To find it, enter: Bill Gordon, pipe organ into google. I use virtual instruments. Most of the pieces are notated and are one movement. On the You Tube site under the videos, the instruments used are listed. I am interested in composing music as an art form trying to stay true to my own creative expression. I use Finale, Garritan and UVI lab software.
I have a You Tube site. To find it, enter: Bill Gordon pipe organ into google.

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You Tube music lectures

Posted on August 30, 2013 at 1:54pm 2 Comments

There is a very good You Tube site for classical music lectures. To find site, go to You Tube and enter: Dinu Lapatti lectures in upper search bar. There are about 350 lectures by Prof. Robert Greenberg, San Francisco Conservatory of Music. I have watched few and they are wonderful.

Should have posted blogs below in Piano Forum

Posted on April 27, 2013 at 8:30am 0 Comments

Hello everyone.

I should have posted the three blogs below in the piano forum which I have just joined.

I have not posted anything in a year. I do have a page and have just added more pieces. I compose mainly for piano.

I hope everyone can enjoy the Spring now and perhaps compose also.

A new app for composing music on an Ipad will be available in the Fall from '"Think Music". Music can then be entered into Finale or Sibelius.

Composer Jan Willhelm Frans Brandts Buys Piano Transcriptions of Schubert Symphonies

Posted on April 27, 2013 at 8:09am 0 Comments

The composer lived from 1868-1933 in Salzburg. He is best known today for his comic operettas. Wikipedia has information about him.

I found the transcriptions of Schubert symphonies for piano and could not find any performances of them. I entered music from the score of the second symphony from measures 16-163 into Finale music notation program and had Finale play the score so I could listen to it.

I found his work amazing similar to Liszts's transcriptions of Beethoven…


Virtual Pianos

Posted on April 26, 2013 at 10:23am 0 Comments

There are many virtual pianos. One site that deals with reviews and comparisons is : Virtual Piano Domain. But I do not know if it is current.

2011 seems to be the last date. But is does have in depth information

about many virtual pianos including one from Taiwan called Sound Magic.

Also Piano Penquin site on Youtube compares several virtual pianos

with a Beethoven sample.

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At 10:42pm on December 15, 2010, Sylvester Wager said…

The style of the accompaniment, and the rhytmic figures, figurations suit the piano, best. Good luck in learning to handle Finale. There is a lot to learn.


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