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Soft The Snow

Started this discussion. Last reply by Rick yesterday. 2 Replies

This is a ukulele song I wrote with arrangement. It’s a virtual instrument uke where I transferred notes from my real uke into the Sonar 8.5 piano roll. Not a traditional uke strum but rather finger…Continue

Tags: melodic

The Blue Petal Waltz

Started this discussion. Last reply by Lars Tinderholt 15 hours ago. 4 Replies

This was one of my first attempts at writing an orchestral piece. I did it many years ago and was just learning how to use virtual instruments. It’s a short little waltz with my feeble attempt at…Continue

Tags: Orchestral

Give it Up

Started this discussion. Last reply by Dane Aubrun on Tuesday. 3 Replies

Here’s a weird one. I was playing around with intervals on the piano.. I think they’re 4ths, and it ended up sounding “steely” like a metal forge.…Continue

Meaning of Love

Started this discussion. Last reply by Rick on Monday. 2 Replies

This is an acoustic guitar song that I wrote (currently in instrumental form). Kind of has an Elizabethan vibe. Transferred all guitar notes one by one from my real guitar to a virtual instrument…Continue

Tags: melodic, pop

 

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Lars Tinderholt replied to Rick's discussion The Blue Petal Waltz
"...i wrote arco. I meant pizzicato :-)"
15 hours ago
Rick replied to Rick's discussion The Blue Petal Waltz
"Thanks Dane and Lars, yes i agree it is weak in parts and I’d like fix it but it’s so old that I can’t load it into Sonar anymore due to the samples having been moved around on my computer and I don’t really want to start it…"
17 hours ago
Lars Tinderholt replied to Rick's discussion The Blue Petal Waltz
"Nice work! If this was my music i would maybe have added some arco strings here and there, but thats only my taste."
21 hours ago
Dane Aubrun replied to Rick's discussion The Blue Petal Waltz
"You should applaud yourself, you did well with both composition and DAW. The arrangement is fine. Any crit I had of it would only relate to my taste but the fact that It works as a waltz and your arrangement has a very real air of ballroom about it…"
23 hours ago
Rick replied to Rick's discussion Soft The Snow
"Thanks Matt, Mario Kart 64? That’s an interesting comment. Great game BTW. I’ve been playing AC Odyssey lately... it’s incredible! Hope you find a place to go swimming soon. Thanks again."
yesterday
Matt Baker replied to Rick's discussion Soft The Snow
"I liked it. We've had a bit of a warm spell here lately, so I couldn't think snow; rather, it sounded to me more like the beach level in Mario Kart 64. (I don't know what that means other than I want to go swimming.) Nicely done."
yesterday
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Soft The Snow

This is a ukulele song I wrote with arrangement. It’s a virtual instrument uke where I transferred notes from my real uke into the Sonar 8.5 piano roll. Not a traditional uke strum but rather finger picking. I play guitar with mostly finger picking and I found I like finger picking the uke too. What can I say... I’m a finger picker. This song badly needs a vocal but I don’t want to do the singing.. and besides, I haven’t written any lyrics outside of (“soft the snow is falling cold upon the…See More
yesterday
Rick posted a discussion

The Blue Petal Waltz

This was one of my first attempts at writing an orchestral piece. I did it many years ago and was just learning how to use virtual instruments. It’s a short little waltz with my feeble attempt at arranging but it was a good learning experience as I struggled to get my head around a DAW, in this case, Sonar 8.5.https://soundcloud.com/user-686710883/the-blue-petal-waltzSee More
Thursday
Dane Aubrun replied to Rick's discussion Give it Up
"Inclined to agree with both Gav and yourself (about the game - which could be either at any stage, a menu, a wait during a load up or while playing, for which you exhibit your uncanny knack (oops, it's probably by design!) for movement in the…"
Tuesday
Matt Baker replied to Rick's discussion Give it Up
"Hi Rick, I don't disagree with Gav--but I would point out that this with even a simple melody line, this would make an amazing piece for a video game level. Matt"
Tuesday
Gav Brown replied to Rick's discussion Give it Up
"Hi Rick, While this sounds ok, it has more a feeling to me of an accompaniment than a full piece. Best, Gav"
Tuesday
Rick replied to Dane Aubrun's discussion String Quartet 1 - 1st movement. Allegretto vivace
"You never cease to amaze! I could make a joke and say “I can’t stop humming this tune” because of course that would be impossible, hence the joke. I’m not too well versed in musical idioms, is this avant-garde? I know just…"
Monday
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Monday
Rick replied to Dane Aubrun's discussion SOHO 3 a.m.
"Dane, this is brilliant! Conjures up all manner of seedy characters in the wee hours of the morning. I found myself walking faster and faster to get the hell out of those backstreets but what fun ride! This would be perfect incidental music to some…"
Monday
Rick replied to Rick's discussion Meaning of Love
"Hi Dane, Much thanks for those kind words. My musical background is mostly listening to the Beatles. There are others i.e. Chicago, Gilbert O’Sullivan, Beach Boys, Herb Alpert & The Tijuana Brass, Burt Bacharach, and a smattering of…"
Monday
Dane Aubrun replied to Rick's discussion Meaning of Love
"Hi, Rick, I had a few moments before getting ready for keep-fit this morning so here goes. You know, you have a remarkable sense of line and harmony, modulation, resolution and so on. Another very nice song that works well because of its duration. I…"
Jun 10

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What have you composed for? Or what medium do you work around?
Orchestra, Songs
What is your favorite genre or style of music?
Beatles, Classical
Is music your main income source?
No - Not Yet
Where do you live?
Puyallup, WA
About Me (Must include at least one paragraph of biographical information about you as a composer) - blank or minimal answers on this line will cause your request to be rejected. Include a link to your website if you have one.
I'm an amateur composer and just want to share my music with others. I don't know any musicians. I play guitar, piano, and bass. Since discovering the world of virtual instruments, I can now do with a mouse what I do with real instruments.

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