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April 2013 Blog Posts (17)

Should have posted blogs below in Piano Forum

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.

Added by William Gordon on April 27, 2013 at 8:30am — No Comments

Composer Jan Willhelm Frans Brandts Buys Piano Transcriptions of Schubert Symphonies

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…

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Added by William Gordon on April 27, 2013 at 8:09am — No Comments

Virtual Pianos

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.

Added by William Gordon on April 26, 2013 at 10:23am — No Comments

Virtual and Digital pianos

Exciting technology is happening in the virtual and digital piano world.

Virtual and acoustic instruments will always exist side by side I think.

The virtual sounds come from the acoustic anyway and the beauty and

wonder of air vibrating against strings and tubes creates sound that is very complex.

For musicians who cannot have an acoustic piano these instruments offer a way to play and compose with the notation programs and virtual and digital instruments now…

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Added by William Gordon on April 26, 2013 at 10:00am — No Comments

Dance of Doriath (Luthien's Dance) in 3/4 signature

This is another attempt on a song. I added percussion for the first time. I wanted the song to be a little medieval and ethnical sort of . Not sure if I manage that. 

The song is made in 3/4 signature, as I wanted to  make anotehr feeling to teh song. 

As nearly always, is inspired of Silmarillion/Lord of teh rings

Achy…

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Added by Achazia on April 26, 2013 at 12:18am — No Comments

Hammerklavier

Oh my. It's quite the beast. It trully is revolultion. In everything. At the same time it is like a textbook written for the piano-everything you can do with it is in that sonata. Every possible range of the clavier, every dynamic, is there. The music has so many layers that makes you wonder, was he perhaps planing a symphonic work?  

And the spirit of the music. So forceful and vigorous, yet unstable, sometimes overjoyed and pompous, sometimes strugling, shouting in agony. Pure…

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Added by Spiros Makris on April 20, 2013 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Gary Tipping-artist review

"With a light and airy falsetto vocal style, Gary Tipping, is standing on the forefront of musical mastery. This independent artist from the United Kingdom is far from elementary when it comes to his music styling.

Gary is a self-taught musician that has natural talent. His guitar and keyboard…

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Added by Gary Tipping on April 20, 2013 at 2:41am — No Comments

Gary Tipping-artist review

“Gary Tipping is a British singer/songwriter and an independent music artist who writes and produces his own songs and music videos. His folk/acoustic songs are as personal and intimate as a John Lennon song and sung in the easy listening style of a Paul Simon song. During 2009 he won several awards for his singing, song writing and music video production and he rightly deserves this international…

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Added by Gary Tipping on April 20, 2013 at 2:39am — No Comments

Gary Tipping-artist review

“Gary Tipping’s songs have been favorably compared to the likes of John Lennon and Paul Simon in their composition, and his gentle emotional delivery is both honest and refreshing. His music video productions have won him several awards and clearly show a very talented music artist.”

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Added by Gary Tipping on April 20, 2013 at 2:37am — No Comments

Gary Tipping-artist review

“Another great music video by British singer/songwriter Gary Tipping and starring Indian model/actress Geeta Vij. This is a well written and produced acoustic pop song which once again showcases Gary’s musical abilities and an excellent music video which once again showcases Gary’s directing abilities. This is the second time Geeta Vij has appeared in one of Gary’s music videos and she lights up the video…

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Added by Gary Tipping on April 20, 2013 at 2:35am — No Comments

Removing a link

Hello

I am a new member. Rather than upload one of my compositions I thought I would create a link to a YouTube channel. It doesn't work, of course, but now I can't figure out how to remove the link. Can anyone help?

Thanks

Added by John Durrant on April 17, 2013 at 4:00am — No Comments

Ragtime

There's nothing funner than ragtime. The Maple Leaf Rag, which was written in 1899 by Scott Joplin launched the ragtime era of music, which spanned about 16 years. It also set a record: it was the first piece of sheetmusic ever to sell one million copies. I started playing piano so I could play ragtime (this is not me playing) >…

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Added by Gav Brown on April 12, 2013 at 10:23pm — No Comments

Contextless offsite links

Hello all - if you post a link to something offsite which is not your own music, (music or videos or anything else) please consider saying something about it in your post. I am much more likely to follow a link if you describe what it's about than I am if all you do is post the link with no comments or generic comments like "this is great"

Added by Gav Brown on April 11, 2013 at 10:42pm — No Comments

A Wonderful Result

Hello everyone, I was so gratified to see that we had a record number of composers (19) participate in the last composition contest (Short shorts), a record number of site members (27) participate in the voting, and also some of the composers have posted their pieces in the Music Dissection forum and gotten a lot of responses, which is just great! I enjoy running contests and am working on a unique idea for the next one. Hope we will continue to see an increased level of participation, and…

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Added by Gav Brown on April 5, 2013 at 4:03am — 2 Comments

A lullaby

I hope you like it. Quite wonderfull.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0LuyrqeoH40

Added by Spiros Makris on April 1, 2013 at 9:05pm — 2 Comments

RINAKO for Violin and Piano

Rinako.pdf

http://www.signes.jp/musique/Chamber/Rinako.mp3

SoundCloud

I wrote a short piece for violin and piano.

This work is…

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Added by Nobuyoshi Tanaka on April 1, 2013 at 6:35am — 4 Comments

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