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My music adventures

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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Added by andrew thornton on November 25, 2015 at 6:08pm — 4 Comments

Got laid off

Got laid off on November 20th.

Don't know if I'm sad or happy.

Added by Slava Fiks on November 22, 2015 at 5:33am — 6 Comments

WINTER SONNET

scroll : http://helicon.gr/abcweb.html?xml=downloads362&med=downloads361

pdf : WINTER%20SONNET.pdf

mp3 :…

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Added by Socrates Arvanitakis on October 25, 2015 at 12:12am — No Comments

The Start of The Journey Score

Hi all, I've said this before but I'm a novice composer who has had many piano lessons and some basic music theory classes and not too well versed in writing a legit score. I'm looking to hire (hopefully), a music teacher who can read and analyze my scores to help me improve doing them.

I'll be selfish here and ask if anyone can look and give me honest, brutal (I mean it) feedback about a piece I've dug out of a dusty room (or dusty hard drive). The majority of the writing was done in…

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Added by David Schatz on October 14, 2015 at 9:10am — 2 Comments

Chassaposervikos (fast butcher's dance) in Re Sabach

Just messing with some old bouzouki solos of mine and adding more instruments to them. :-)

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This link is for a hosting page where I can combine a mp3…

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Added by Socrates Arvanitakis on October 11, 2015 at 7:30pm — 1 Comment

Symphony No. 2: Ocean Symphony (First Draft)

This is my second symphony, subtitled Ocean Symphony. This is just the first draft so there is still a lot of editing needed to be done. The movements represent a depth zone of the ocean and are as followed:

  1. Epipelagic Zone
  2. Mesopelagic Zone
  3. Bathypelagic Zone
  4. Abyssopelagic Zone

Each movement is to represent both the marine life that inhabit each zone as well as the ocean conditions unique to each zone. 

Let me know what your first…

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Added by Tyler Hughes on October 4, 2015 at 10:42am — 15 Comments

Bach Allemande on the Bouzouki

good shit
https://youtu.be/_hddaCXGiuY

Added by Spiros Makris on September 27, 2015 at 6:13am — 2 Comments

Advanced_DAW_Networking tutorials posted

Advanced_DAW_Networking



In the 3 videos of this series, we take the concepts explained in the first four videos (of "DAW network: How to network your DAWs together") to another level. Just as in my "32 MIDI Controllers vs. One Sequencer" tutorials, we develop a symphony orchestra template as a song in Presonus Studio One that Sibelius notation program will "play" using sample libraries loaded into Kontakt player. But instead of everything occuring on a single computer, the…

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Added by Al Johnston on September 18, 2015 at 6:41pm — No Comments

Custom Dynamics plug-in - essential for realistic Sibelius playback

Using custom dynamics is essential to get realistic playback on Sibelius. Here's version 2.0 of my custom dynamics Sibelius plug-in. I put it in: C:\Users\User_Name\AppData\Roaming\Avid\Sibelius 7.5\Plugins\Dynamics. With this version, one can now revert to standard dynamics as well as convert to custom dynamics just by selecting appropriate choices in the dynamics mapping  menu.…



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Added by Al Johnston on September 9, 2015 at 2:30pm — 2 Comments

WHEN YOU GO TO FOREIGN PARTS

Some friend dedicated this to me tonight and I thought of sharing it.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=msi5namomwE…

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Added by Socrates Arvanitakis on August 18, 2015 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Trouble submitting new discussions

This blog entry is really more of a test than anything else... I'm having trouble submitting a new discussion to the analysis and critique section (it keeps ending up in the "we're sorry" page -- this is the 3rd try now), so this is just to see if blog entries will go through.

Added by H. S. Teoh on August 13, 2015 at 9:16pm — 4 Comments

LIKE A VOLCANO (theory "X" song)

Notes

This is a song in Greek, from a very long poetic text that I wrote years ago entitled "THEORY X".

The header tags in the lyrics page are a directory for placing the song in…

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Added by Socrates Arvanitakis on August 3, 2015 at 12:42pm — No Comments

ZEIBEKIKO VRAKADIKO DANCE-ISLAND OF SAMOTHRACE

This instrumental dance is a transcription for mandolin of a piece from the island of Samothrace, for whoever (from rebetiko.sealabs.net members, or members of this forum) wants to learn it.

MP3…

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Added by Socrates Arvanitakis on June 29, 2015 at 1:03pm — 2 Comments

BETWEEN THIS BIG BLUE SEA AND YOU

edited pending work on it.

Added by Socrates Arvanitakis on June 14, 2015 at 7:30am — No Comments

My Arrangement of Beethoven Adagio Cantabile

Take a listen and look at my arrangement of Beethoven's Adagio Cantabile

Follow the score here

https://www.dropbox.com/s/rs1ygwbolelujkz/Beethoven%20Adagio%20Cantabile%20for%20Orchestra.pdf?dl=0…

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Added by Tyler Hughes on June 7, 2015 at 10:44am — 2 Comments

HIGH YOU BUILD YOUR NEST (rebetiko song)

This is another transcription of an old rebetiko song fοr mandolin, for whoever (from rebetiko.sealabs.net members, or members of this forum) wants to learn it.…

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Added by Socrates Arvanitakis on June 7, 2015 at 4:05am — No Comments

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