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Beginner to intermediate composers

Started this discussion. Last reply by Socrates Arvanitakis Jul 6. 2 Replies

I don't know if anyone cares. But it has been awhile since I posted last on these forums. I have composed a lot since then. I have in all sincerity got much better at composing. If I have a…Continue

Leaving forum

Started this discussion. Last reply by Kristofer Emerig Nov 24, 2016. 19 Replies

I have sensed that there is subtle discrimination on these forums towards self-taught composing students such as myself. Today's forum interactions did not help this. So I want nothing more to do…Continue

How to fail a kid at Music: a User's Guide.

Started this discussion. Last reply by Kristofer Emerig Nov 8, 2016. 3 Replies

For awhile I have wanted to put together a guide on how music educators and music curriculum designers can do maximum damage to a kid's ability to enjoy, and get ahead with, music. I have  decided to…Continue

Piano composers with unique styles

Started this discussion. Last reply by Serenity Laine Nov 11, 2016. 10 Replies

Based on the somewhat disconcerting realisation that I can't find my own style of composing solo piano - long strings of unresolved suspended chords and pure colour of passages of whole/long notes…Continue


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What have you composed for? Or what medium do you work around?
What is your favorite genre or style of music?
electronic DAW synths
Is music your main income source?
No - Not Yet
Where do you live?
About Me (Must include biographical information about you as a composer):
I am learning Sibelius and FL Studio. I'm returning to formal music study as an adult. The last time I studied music was at high school in 1988!! I'm starting the AMEB exams [ Australian Music Education Board]. I also have some good music theory books that I am working through. So I can guarantee that I will be composing. Just not this minute! I have read some threads of the forum such as the one that people should not insult each other. I agree. No insults! I like to do music DAW experiments. For instance I get my own samples such as cat noises and uses them to make new sounds. Last week I took a cat noise and in FL Studio made a cat laser beam noise.

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My music adventures

Posted on November 25, 2015 at 6:08pm 4 Comments

I am an adult returning to music. The last time that I studied music formally was at high school in 1988. That may be a record for this forum! Right now I am learning Sibelius and working through music books by Gordon Spearritt. I would like to have a go at the AMEB exams [ Australian Music Education Board]. These days the exams are offered online which is a huge improvement upon when I was at school! I am also learning FL Studio.

Anyway, I have knocked together something in…


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