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At 12:19am on April 2, 2011, Ryan Chapman said…
Beautiful music.  I'm not very well versed into using percussion yet but admire those that can accomplish what you did with week 1.  The piece is is very melodic, flowing and energetic.  Isole reminds me of Aaron Coplands writing for Appalachian Spring not the melodies but the textures.  Very nice.
At 6:34am on March 30, 2011, Simon Godden said…

Sure. I use Finale as well.  I'm not very advanced with it at the moment, but I've managed to notate most of my symphony so far.  This is the second movement:


The above example demonstrates about as much as I know of Finale, and I'm pretty sure that I've not even used a quarter of the programme so far.


But sure, ask me.  I'll do my best.

At 10:05pm on March 29, 2011, Simon Godden said…
Thanks.  If you want any help with advice on harmony or orchestration, give me a buzz.
At 9:27pm on March 29, 2011, Simon Godden said…
Thanks for the add Chris.  When I have time, I'll take a listen to your music.  Meanwhile, feel free to listen to mine.  I'd be interested to know what you think of it.
At 7:12pm on November 10, 2009, Jonathan White said…
Thanks alot, i had no idea that saves me alot of work!
At 3:22pm on November 10, 2009, Dan and Deryn Cullen said…
Thanks for the heads-up Chris - I'm off to listen now.
At 9:14pm on November 8, 2009, Lynn Geyer said…
Hi Chris., I apologize for not getting back to you sooner.. I have been struggling with personal yuk since the summer and now am in full swing preparing for my concert at Lincoln Center. I WILL listen to your music as soon as I can have the time AND the quiet to be able to pay good attention. Right now I'm going crazy....Please forgive the delay...I really am crazy. ;o]
At 12:55pm on November 1, 2009, Dan and Deryn Cullen said…
Hi Chris
I left a long and hopefully helpful comment about your March but it got deleted along with my profile. I'm not sure whether you got a chance to read it - if not, I'd be happy to pm my comments to you. I really enjoyed it by the way.
At 7:17am on September 17, 2009, Lynn Geyer said…
On your desktop. You must be a youngun. I, on the other hand am an admitted techno challenged dinosaur and still write on yellow lined legal pads with pencils. My 'files' are stashed in ancient paper folders. Now, THAT might be a project to attempt when "Merry Christmas, New York City!" is over: Converting all those hundreds of scraps into word. Then again, maybe not... ;o)
At 9:55pm on September 16, 2009, Lynn Geyer said…
Two years ago I had a successful Nashville songwriter, Pierce Pettis, give an all day songwriting workshop at our annual CAM conference. It was awe inspiring; even the most seasoned among us learned numerous new things. One of the interesting things he said was that nearly every composer he ever met has a giant folder and sometimes boxloads of unfinished songs...sometimes only one line or snippets of something that moved him/her. I have 2 fat folders of scraps of paper, napkins from restaurants, looseleaf (do they still make loosleaf?) ... etc., etc., etc....I believe we'll finish a piece when the time is right to do so. I bet you have one of those folders or some other receptacle. Maybe today is the day to open it and see if anything jumps out at you to work on! Now that I'm talking about them, I wish I could get into my folders but for the next 3 months I do nothing but work on a Christmas show I produce in NY...Blinders go on and I'm in offcial show mode! No writing, no nuthin' but Christmas, Christmas, Christmas! ><>
At 7:53pm on September 16, 2009, Lynn Geyer said…
Well, much like the other music groups to which I belong, this one, similarly, has talent of all levels and professional experience or lack thereof. I hope you find a few to collaborate with and draw from. Most creative types love to share; composers might not be so over the top about it but they wouldn't be part of this forum if they didn't want to be part of this forum! ;o) We just have to stay in the loop and ask... ><>

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        Je ne publient generalement des blogs ici. Peut-etre je vais commencer, mais je n'ai pas rein parler que. Peut-etre parce-ce que je ne parle pas bien francais!! :3


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Oh my oh my.

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What have you composed for? Or what medium do you work around?
Orchestra, Small Ensemble, Big Ensemble, Contemporary Ensembles, Other
What is your favorite genre or style of music?
Ambient, Minor, Dark
Is music your main income source?
No - Not Yet
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Extremely Simple Cannon (Maybe...)

Started this discussion. Last reply by Russell Sansom Nov 12, 2011. 9 Replies

Hi guys! Just want some comments on ether or not this little cannon i came up with is worth pursuing further or if it sounds too simple or similar to something else. Or if it is even in cannon…Continue

Learning Forms - Any Tips?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jon Brantingham Oct 18, 2011. 5 Replies

I've recently been in a sort of rut with composing. Being that I will not compose professionally, at least that's not the plan at this time, I haven't taken the concept very seriously in the past.…Continue

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"Anthem" - For Orchestral Strings and Brass (w/ Piccolo Obbligato)

Started this discussion. Last reply by Paul H. Muller Jul 14, 2011. 9 Replies

Hiii forum. So i don't really get a chance to compose "good" things often.  I must be totally inspired. This is one of those times :) Attached is the MP3 for "Anthem" . Kind of... a simple name.…Continue

Composition Patterns

Started this discussion. Last reply by SEDstar Aug 25, 2011. 20 Replies

Hi all! I'm one of those people that claim they don't follow specific forms when writing, and really i don't. I find minuet forms and symphony forms very limiting. But yet i still seem to fall into…Continue

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