Hi, after long time gone. Am listening to your Chasing Emerson. Sounds very much like the 60's to me (which from me, is a complement--I've been lost in the 60's forever.) I noticed in your notes you've got some new equipment. I just bought some too, but haven't unboxed it (Roland v770---a vocal thing.) I'm always intimidated by the manuals and the steep learning curve. What did you decide about school? I'm going back to school myself starting Jan. 14th. Taking Pro Tools and Intro. to MacIntosh. Anticipating being the oldest and slowest student in the class, but I'm not going to sweat that or the grade. I'm just there to learn as much as I can. I loaded some new songs last night. Have been songwriting like crazy, but not recording many of them. The part I like is the writing, not the doing. As soon as I finish one song, I'm restless to move on to the next puzzle. Hope to hear from you. Happy New Year, Martha Maria
Thanks for your tutorial on the Open Source Movement. I had never heard of it before. I went to the Jamendo site today. Have you or do you know anyone who has put their music on Jamendo? It seems like it is based on the honor system, if I'm reading it correctly. If you have any personal experience with Jamendo, I'd be interested in hearing more. I'm wondering if Jamendo doesn't function like a music library....for all kinds of commercial projects. Thanks. Martha
I read your comment about the Open Source Movement. I'd be interested in knowing more about what you know about that movement. My "Free Tibet" video was a wonderful gift from Lopsang Sherpa in Nepal, because he went to my website and I was giving away the song. I never could have paid to have his wonderful video made, but it was a gift. A classic case of loaves and fishes, kind of. Getting back more than what you give. Anyway, I would like to hear more from you about Open Source.
Hi, I watched Close Encounter. 100,000 YouTube Viewers! That's impressive. How do you get your name out there and bring viewers to your work on YouTube? Or is that a trade secret? I'd love to know.
Also, I don't know about how remuneration works on YouTube. Do people actually make money doing YouTube or is it strictly for the notoriety? Martha Maria
Hello Shad,big HELLOO from Serbia,from Tomislav,well what can I say about your music.Wonderful really wonderful,hey hope we combined this kind genre of your music wiht some of my Balkan beat?heheSee you
Hi Shad, My son and I were just watching a couple of your videos....the handdrawn "Escape from Singapore" and the Tramp Steamer. My son just started learning animation this year at his highschool....he's in the Graphic Arts Academy at our local high school. I especially like Tramp....like the black and white and the rain gives it almost a grainy, old newsreel kind of feel. I hope you'll post more explanatory notes about all your videos. Nice work. Martha Maria
Hi,I am also new,thanks for the help,I am also started with everthing here so for shure I will let you know.By the way I am from Serbia,I play,compose and write the Balkan music.When I add some music you can hear,hope you will like it.See you
Hi Shad, Thanks. I don't know about British, Scottish/Irish. I was raised here in the mountains and grew up playing an Appalachian dulcimer. I just write what I feel...I guess melody is the thing that's most important to me as a composer. I love lyrics too. I'm kind of weak on rhythm. I need to figure out how to use the drum loops on my Roland recorder, but am intimidated by anything techical....I guess I'm too lazy to study too.
About piano technique, have you listented to Fernando Vasquez' page? He plays beautifully. Thanks for adding me as a friend. Listening to your piece yesterday, I thought you had a lot of talent....and some new and quirky ideas. As I think I indicated yesterday, I LIKE quirky and unique. Bye, Martha
Hi Shad, thanks a lot for the comments, it's great to get such a good welcome from everyone on the site, It really helps especially since I was unsure if this was a place for me since composing is merely hobby to me. Everyone seems very friendly and willing to help each other regardless of their ability which is great.
Your music is of a genre I really enjoy listening to, there's nothing like some relaxing instrumental music to sit back to and enjoy. I'm listening to "The Young Boy" it's very very good, well done. I will have a listen of the rest when I get some time, back to work in the meantime! :D
Well, maybe you can develop it a bit, but I like the bones of it.....I get your feeling and while I don't mind the "pad" feel you can give more depth, but all in all a great start....don't be so hard on yourself, it's so easy to be critical of one's own work having listened to it sooooo many times, try to avoid that. It has a very good character to it that I like and so will others.