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
"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.…"
"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
"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…"
"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…"
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
"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…"
"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…"
"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…"
"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…"
"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,…"
"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…"