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June 2014 Blog Posts (5)

Maple Leaf Rag

The Maple Leaf Rag was the first composition to sell one million copies of the sheet music. That rox!

Added by Gav Brown on June 28, 2014 at 12:14am — No Comments

Something to listen to - feel free to comment

Hi all,

I have a couple of bits here for you all to have a listen to. The majority of my work is written down but little is recorded, with the exception of pieces created on sibelius, but I hate midi sibelius sounds, and music for film, scored on logic but the files are too large for upload to here. I like to blur the lines of composer, performer and listener but these are the closest I have to something I have written and recorded.…

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Added by Paul Buckby on June 27, 2014 at 1:16am — 8 Comments

Translation - Suggestions

I have been working on a choral piece for a while now but I am wanting to translate the text into Latin. I love the flow of the lanuage, pieces such as O Jesu me a Vita are really inspiring, but I am stuggling to find either a good online translation programme or person to translate it well and offer the phonetic breakdown of words. Can anyone offer suggestions?

Added by Paul Buckby on June 26, 2014 at 4:38pm — 1 Comment

The awkward first post - Defining music

As the title suggests, I find it awkward in situations such as these where it is not about gaining peoples approval but that of putting yourself out there and seeing what can be created by a fusion of differeing ideas and minds. Some of the greatest music has come from collaboration between musicians and composers and is the reason why we have the Lennon and McCartney, Holland Dozier Holland, Jagger and Richards, Chas and Dave legacies. I use pop examples of collaboration but it is true of all… Continue

Added by Paul Buckby on June 26, 2014 at 5:00am — 4 Comments

What gets my attention on this site / what doesn't

Speaking only for myself, here are a few thoughts about what catches my attention on this site and what does not. This is my opinion only, it represents no-one but me.

1) GETS my attention: music posts by composers of individual pieces which show up on the home page wall or blog posts. I don't mind if these are located on this site or soundcloud or somewhere else. If they show up on the homepage or blog posts, I check most if not all of them out. I also check out the video posts,…

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Added by Gav Brown on June 25, 2014 at 10:59pm — 1 Comment

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