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Something different

Started this discussion. Last reply by Rick 21 hours ago. 2 Replies

I bought a few VSTs by Spitfire Audio called "Labs". $3 a piece for a charitable cause. Couldn't resist. They inspired me to write something, well, different. Hope you like it.…Continue

Fun little piece (orchestration practice)

Started this discussion. Last reply by roger stancill Aug 3. 5 Replies

I've recently started studying orchestration seriously. This just a fun little practice thing. It's not perfect, but I guess it's not supposed to be. Enjoy.…Continue

Improvisation

Started this discussion. Last reply by Mariza Costa-Cabral May 15, 2015. 21 Replies

This is a piece that I call "Improvisation" due to its short lived, non thematic nature. It weaves in and out of a triplet motif which dictates the various melodies found in the piece. I hope you…Continue

 

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Rick replied to Joel's discussion Something different
"Cool! Way too short. I was grooving to it but then it ended and made me sad cause' I was diggin' it. I like the scratchy vinyl effect, but I agree it's maybe a bit loud. Love when the acoustic bass and octave reinforcement comes in.…"
21 hours ago
Joshua Moore replied to Joel's discussion Something different
"I liked the composition and well performed.  I thought the white noise from the record player was a bit too prevalent, but other than that, sounded great to me.  Thanks for sharing."
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Something different

I bought a few VSTs by Spitfire Audio called "Labs". $3 a piece for a charitable cause. Couldn't resist. They inspired me to write something, well, different. Hope you like it.https://soundcloud.com/jwmusicsc/lo-fiSee More
Wednesday
roger stancill replied to Joel's discussion Fun little piece (orchestration practice)
"Hi Joel, I loved the playful innocence of this piece. Regardless of the length, you packaged it very well. I think your choice of instruments and the mix was excellent. Well conceived and well executed. I hope you continue along this line.…"
Aug 3
gregorio X replied to Joel's discussion Fun little piece (orchestration practice)
"Really charming. I liked this a lot..(wish it was a bit  longer).."
Aug 2
H. S. Teoh replied to Joel's discussion Fun little piece (orchestration practice)
"Very nice!  Quite captures the feel of that era, certainly. And yes, a score would also be nice."
Aug 1
Mike Hewer replied to Joel's discussion Fun little piece (orchestration practice)
"I agree with Dave, I earnt money from this sort of pastiche Joel and yours would not be out of place on a tv ad say. A great little ditty, well scored with echoes of Mancini and all the better for it. It'd be nice if you could post a score and…"
Aug 1
Dave Dexter replied to Joel's discussion Fun little piece (orchestration practice)
"Damn, this is cheeky. It has that 50s/60s British vibe to it and you hit that feeling perfectly imo, especially in the woodwinds. The bowed strings sound cheap by comparison though. Could be the soundtrack to someone chucklingly explaining, in that…"
Aug 1
Joel posted a discussion

Fun little piece (orchestration practice)

I've recently started studying orchestration seriously. This just a fun little practice thing. It's not perfect, but I guess it's not supposed to be. Enjoy.http://picosong.com/vJc3/Instrumentation:2 flutes2 oboes2 Bb clarinets2 bassoons-triangleglockenspielcelesteharp-stringsSee More
Jul 31
Mariza Costa-Cabral replied to Joel's discussion Improvisation
"Wow!  So good, so good.  Really really good.  Really really enjoyable.  Old fashioned.  So what?  At some point the thread was broken and we should take it from where it was left, and I love the way you're doing…"
May 15, 2015
Joel replied to Joel's discussion Improvisation
"I'm not sure. I don't get lots of time to compose, and when I do it's only worth anything if I feel inspired. I'll try and get something out rather quick for you guys. Thanks for the comment!"
May 7, 2015
Gav Brown replied to Joel's discussion Improvisation
"The moderism trend is there - I am myself an adherent of it. And I rarely comment on pieces written in old style approaches - but your piece was a fresh take, it didn't strike me as old style at all. Another way you might look at it - you have…"
May 5, 2015
roger stancill replied to Joel's discussion Improvisation
"Hey there Joel, I listened to your piece again, except this time I relaxed and closed my eyes. I was 'transported' to a laid back piano bar/lounge circa 1940 .(maybe near Chicago) Did you ever open for Count Bassie in a previous…"
May 5, 2015
Gav Brown replied to Joel's discussion Improvisation
"Ever since I first heard this exceptional work I have been trying to put my finger on who it reminds me of. It's so fresh and original that to say that it sounds like anyone else particularly could be misinterpreted as me saying that it's…"
May 5, 2015
H. S. Teoh replied to Joel's discussion Improvisation
"Absolutely lovely! Short and sweet, with lots of fresh ideas that are seamlessly integrated into the whole in a logical sequence... I wish I could write piano pieces this well! Agree with Gav -- the hardest pieces to write are the short ones,…"
May 3, 2015
Gav Brown replied to Joel's discussion Improvisation
"Further comment: I think short pieces are terrifically hard to do well. Like short short stories, you have to grab the listener with a compelling idea from the first measure and carry them through the piece towards a logical and satisfying ending…"
May 2, 2015

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What have you composed for? Or what medium do you work around?
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Is music your main income source?
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USA
About Me (Must include biographical information about you as a composer):
Self-taught pianist and composer

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At 4:32pm on November 24, 2015, Mariza Costa-Cabral said…

Joel,

Who's that on the new photo?

Mariza

At 5:32pm on April 29, 2015, Tyler Hughes said…

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