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
Bob Porter replied to Dane Aubrun's discussion Clouds - impressionist piece for small orchestra.
"Well sure, music is all about mood. But I think music tied somehow to, say, video, is a powerful thing. You can say it limits what you feel. But it also might help focus what you feel. Just depends."
Oct 22, 2019
Bob Porter replied to Ali Riza SARAL's discussion Images from Childhood - Of Mice and Men
"Audacity will import and export midi. Although unless it has something to do with Jfugue, I'm not sure what midi has to do with your process. You could write in MS, save as an mp3 or wave import into Audacity to adjust tempo changes and dynamics…"
Oct 19, 2019
Bob Porter replied to Ali Riza SARAL's discussion Images from Childhood - Of Mice and Men
"As for MuseScore, you may know that version 3 and nice sound fonts are available. Just in case you don't already have it. Band Lab is a free DAW. Personally, DAWs are a mystery to me."
Oct 19, 2019
Bob Porter replied to Dane Aubrun's discussion Clouds - impressionist piece for small orchestra.
"Dane,
Not boring at all.
But here's something to think about. As a sonic representation of a visual experience, I get it. Clouds drifting by. It just kind of ends. I don't mind the non-dominant ending. But as a piece of music, I might build up…"
Oct 19, 2019
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  • Welcome back Bob you were missed, but where's your hat?

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