Bob Porter replied to Ali Riza SARAL's discussion What is your opinion ob NOTEperFORMER?
"Just be warned that the free to try versions of any of the top notation programs have never included the sounds you get if you buy the software."
Apr 30
Bob Porter replied to Ali Riza SARAL's discussion What is your opinion ob NOTEperFORMER?
"Many people really like NotePerformer. I have heard some of my pieces realized with it and I'm not impressed. Everyone's idea of good sound is different. NP claims to playback your music with natural musical phrasing. Based on who's idea of natural…"
Apr 30
Bob Porter replied to Jon Corelis's discussion What is open instrumentation?
"I guess an example might be four part harmony in a hymnal. It can be played by a different insruments. Piano, organ choir, guitar accordion, brass, string orchestra, and any combination of the above. The instruments aren't specified. "
Jan 3
Bob Porter replied to Mitchell A Van Gough's discussion Feedback appreciated, open to revising the score
" Mitchell,
Very nice. Thanks for posting this. Here are some things I think about while composing. 
Writing music is so much more than just having a good melody and/or accompaniment. It's also what you do with them, and more. Consider "Jaws". Two…"
Dec 29, 2021
Bob Porter replied to Rodney Carlyle Money's discussion I’ve been living in a “4 Part-Writing” nightmare but hey if you want to hear some brass, woodwinds, and organ playing a chorale hit here also
"Rodney,  This is your usual excellent work. Interestingly Methodist on one hand and....not on the other. As for the "rules"? There are so many that it is possible to sit at a desk and write acceptable music just following them. Without needing to…"
Jul 16, 2020
Bob Porter replied to Bob Porter's discussion Something new
"Thanks, Michael.
The ending reflects that while the is indeed hope for the future, nothing is certain. Waiting for the other shoe to drop. I don't have a crystal ball, so things are a bit up in the air. Ina hopeful way, of course. I kind of working…"
Apr 10, 2020
Timothy Smith replied to Bob Porter's discussion Something new
"Great work here Bob. You were able to achieve a very high level of realism using those soundfonts."
Apr 9, 2020
Saul Gefen replied to Bob Porter's discussion Something new
"Bob,

This is very beautiful with a nice hopeful feel in the music."
Apr 8, 2020
Bob Porter replied to Bob Porter's discussion Something new
"I did except for the horn. There is only a horn section in the default font. I used a solo horn from an updated version of SSO. Most of the rest of that font doesn't work well with MuseScore. SSO has problems itself in that MuseScore can't make some…"
Apr 8, 2020
Victor Eijkhout replied to Bob Porter's discussion Something new
"That's impressive. Are you using the standard soundfont? Bob Porter said:
For anyone interested, this was made entirely in MuseScore."
Apr 7, 2020
Bob Porter replied to Bob Porter's discussion Something new
"Thanks Victor.
For anyone interested, this was made entirely in MuseScore. I've been playing with it in preparation for when Sibelius 7.5 doesn't work on my computer any more. I prefer Sibelius. I am limited to notation software. MuseScore has come…"
Apr 7, 2020
Victor Eijkhout replied to Bob Porter's discussion Something new
"Pretty.

I see you're not entirely without hope for the future."
Apr 7, 2020
Bob Porter replied to Kevin Hart's discussion My First (Completed) Work
"Kevin,
Thanks for posting this. I think that you might consider remixing this as far as panning goes. Everything is on top of each other, and I can't make out what the instrument groups are. Maybe strings left and basses right. Other instruments in…"
Nov 12, 2019
Bob Porter replied to George Abbott's discussion Hello. Farmer George Here - Searching For Honest Critique
"George,

My question is this: If you could write anything, not for sale, but just for you, what would it be? Something that didn't fit into a 2 minute format, or try to sell something. If you could write something that was music for it's own sake,…"
Nov 12, 2019
roger stancill replied to Bob Porter's discussion New piece
"Bob, Hi there....long time ay.  I know exactly what you mean when you state, having to write it so it will play as you intend it to sound. That is not always easy. I liked this piece. It was suspenseful, and entertaining. It did seem to tell a…"
Oct 23, 2019
Bob Porter replied to Dane Aubrun's discussion Clouds - impressionist piece for small orchestra.
"Dane,
Sorry, I got interrupted. I think it possible that music paints a picture in your minds eye. I'm not sure we can divorce mood and emotions completely from what we envision. For me, Ashokan Farewell will forever be tied to Ken Burns' Civil War.…"
Oct 23, 2019
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  • Welcome back Bob you were missed, but where's your hat?

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