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This is an attempt on a instrumental song.. I wanted to make it very atmospheric and relaxing. So one can have it on as background music
I did played around with different sounds. It might be to boring? Or perhaps the music sounds makes it messy.. Not sure..
Hope you like it…Continue
I like to read books that challenge my way of thinking. One was siting on my bookshelf for a while as I gathered courage to work through it: The Agony of Modern Music (Henry Pleasants).
I recently wrote an overview and my own analysis and 'relationship' to what the author had to say.
Perhaps you will enjoy it: The Future of Classical Music
Let me know what you…Continue
Ok, if you haven't seen this on youtube yet, you really have to! Plus, you get to refresh your memory on how music developed through time etc. You have to watch+listen to it! I think this guy rocks, the way he draw all those pictures. Of course there are so many more composers he could mention, but I think he did a rather good job. What do you think?
Here is the…Continue
I don't know if you've heard of this one, but during a music analysis class today my friend read it and I have to share it. How funny do you find this joke?
A 'C', an E-flat, and a 'G' go into a bar. The bartender says: "Sorry, but we don't serve minors." So, the E-flat leaves, and the C and the G have an open fifth between them. After a few drinks, the fifth is diminished: the G is out flat. An F comes in and tries to augment the situation, but is not sharp…Continue
Shady Grove, my little love,
Shady Grove I say,
Shady Grove, my little love,
I'm bound to go away.
I fell in love with this old American folk song many years ago, in a version by Clarence Ashley, I think. Or maybe Pete Steele. And while still in my early 20's, as a grad student at Wesleyan University (studying Ethnomusicology), I became actually haunted by it and, as is often the case with me, felt almost compelled to respond with music of my own. I got…Continue
During my studies at Academy we also had conducting class which was manly based on choral conducting, since the majority of slovenian music culture is basically choir singing and wind-brass bands. Ever since medical student's choir persuaded my hidden and feared wish to be a conductor I have also tried myself in this role as well, so I have to say that by now I am quite experienced conductor, but don't want to compare myself to anyone else, because there are sooooo many wonderful conducters…Continue
just finished a new composition. I hope you enjoy it and it would be great if you could comment.
Roland Mair-Gruber - Till Hell Freezes Over
Have a nice day, Roland.
I want to show you my new song. I called it the Queen. Is a medieval inspired song. I wanted to make it a little sacral and folkish. I am aware that the reverb might be to much, as lyrics might be difficult to hear.. But I hope you like it anyway :)
It was October 2009 when I began working on the first movement of this symphony. The other parts were roughly sketched in the following weeks and months. Early 2010 I was able to set out the entire structure of the symphony, based on the material I had by that time. From the early days of this work, it was clear to me its layout would be unconventional, simply because the whole symphony would be composed of not less than 7 distinct movements.…Continue
Added by Jorgi 'Canaeus' D'hondt on May 6, 2012 at 12:00pm — No Comments
I am thrilled by a new force in my compositin: writing for winds. There is something unique about the winds and brass instruments. I have written much for saxophone and saxophone quartet lately, and also for wind ensemble. If you ever want to break into this exciting genre, just transcribe something for a school wind ensemble, and KAPOW you've got pieces being played.
This brngs me to one of my questions: why don't more composers write for school groups? It seems to me…Continue
Added by Matthew Pelandini on February 27, 2012 at 7:20pm — No Comments
I want to show you my new song. The melody was hummed to me by a friends, as she had this idea. But she do not have the tools to create a song of it. So I helped her with music and arrangement
I have a added a video on it.. I have used recordings from a game I play (yes I am a gamer-girl nerd :D)
But I hope you like it anyhow.. is a simple melody, but suitable for the fantasy theme.,
I use Reason and Reason-record to create the music and my vocal on…Continue
Added by Achazia on February 14, 2012 at 1:06am — No Comments
This is a relativly new song. I have had some challenges with it, because I don't know how to make the arrangement I want.
Is suppose to be a lament somehow, very slow ballade.
I do try to avoid making my songs similar to eachother though, so on this song I have focused on classical sounds, like strings/cello/harp.
I also realized that less is more (I have tried drums/Bass) But it seems I fall back to my original idea.
Again I try to sing here I have actually a…
Hey! Just recently did few pitches for few short films recently and i thought I'll share with you. If you fancy checking them out here r the links. I'm under MikoMusic ( green photo ). Please read the descpitions of the projects! :) And if you feel like doing your own then you should :)
Yea, I understand it's a lot of legal jargon and our entire industry has been crafted over the last century to be completely confusing and to obfuscate paths to enlightenment for the layman, usually the composers, songwriters and musicians who slave away at this art and craft. But try. REALLY try hard to understand this stuff. Understanding the DMCA is the very first step to understanding what this new world is all about and understanding how you may or may not make a living from your music…Continue
Ok, so I was doing some research on the Stan Kenton recording of "City of Glass." The piece takes a rather dark look at New York City. While doing my reseach, I came across a piece by Aaron Copland called "Music for a Great City." Have you heard it? I am sorry to say that after studying Copland for almost 20 years, I had not even heard of this piece.
It is amazing. It is one of those gems, much like Copland's "Letter from Home," which are too often overlooked or altogether…Continue
Added by Todd E. Schultz on May 4, 2011 at 10:07pm — No Comments
Just uploaded my Concerto for India (23 minutes): a tribute to that country.
It's written in such a way so as to allow for the possible substitution of some of the orchestral instruments by traditional Indian instruments.
Piccolo, Flute, Alto Flute,
Oboe, Cor Anglais, Clarinet,
Bassoon, Horn, Trumpet, Tenor Trombone,
Timpani, Cymbals, Harp, Piano, Celesta,
Violins 1, Violins 2,
Added by Alya on April 18, 2011 at 5:08am — No Comments