Doug Lauber replied to Cari Live's discussion Composing in my own style
"I HATE labeling music. It discourages experimentation and growth. I have a 'holistic' approach to composing. That means influences as diverse as rock, jazz, post-minimalism, and classical WANT to form a kind of 'blend' in my music. I never really…"
May 3, 2011
28rqeh56163um replied to Cari Live's discussion Composing in my own style
"as for style? i feel i already have 'my' style in my head. and it has been developing. i don't have the technique behind it yet... i'm now beginning to attempt to master counterpoint and other technicalities so i can successfully manifest my ideas
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May 2, 2011
28rqeh56163um replied to Cari Live's discussion Composing in my own style
"as a young person i plan to forgo family for music. that might change in the future"
May 2, 2011
22b8n9x97ddrd replied to Cari Live's discussion Composing in my own style
"How right you are, and that's yet another thing I've so admired about old Bach... How on EARTH could even HE get anything done, with all those little ones pitter-pattering about ?  ( Then again, he does have kind of a STERN look on his mug in most…"
Apr 10, 2011
22b8n9x97ddrd replied to Cari Live's discussion Composing in my own style
"Best of luck with that, Cari ! I really hope it happens for you, but... don't let it get you down if it doesn't. You know how rare these things are... The most important thing is to KEEP WORKING, you know ?

Cari Live said:
Great discussion! I have…"
Apr 10, 2011
Cari Live replied to Cari Live's discussion Composing in my own style
"Great discussion! I have many distractions too, family with teenagers .... probably why I write ambient, new age material ... to find some peace!
 
I really like hearing your ideas and views of your own compositions - I think it helps us in our own…"
Apr 9, 2011
Lennart Östman replied to Cari Live's discussion Composing in my own style
"Another thing indeed! When the choice comes between being a innovative composer, pushing the borders of the musical frontiers, and being a familly man and a father - the familly man gets the upper hand every time! It's hard enough to come up with…"
Apr 9, 2011
22b8n9x97ddrd replied to Cari Live's discussion Composing in my own style
"I'm still working up the nerve to search for something very different from what I've been writing, which is more or less simply compositional 'self-instruction' put up as what might seem to be a 'finished' little production... I love Bach a lot, and…"
Apr 9, 2011
Lennart Östman replied to Cari Live's discussion Composing in my own style
"I have arrived at what at least is the beginning of my own style. I don't know how much it will change as I develop as a composer. But the interesting thing, I think, is that when I listen to my very early compositions I can hear that same style in…"
Apr 9, 2011
Cari Live replied to Cari Live's discussion Composing in my own style
"Hi Tyler,
Thanks for your response. It's interesting that you mentioned it would be a false product if it wasn't what you express. I guess what I'm finding is many composers talk about writing in all styles of music to sell  something, but I am…"
Apr 4, 2011
Cari Live replied to Cari Live's discussion Composing in my own style
"Dear Art,
 
All good points and I tend to agree, although I feel that my self-expression is made of tiny pieces of experiences, good and bad, that taint all that I do. Sometimes I think it is the same song trying to get out, but different versions…"
Apr 4, 2011
Art Hughes replied to Cari Live's discussion Composing in my own style
"Dear Cari,
IMHO, composing music is a personal healing and only for me and my journey. Once you make the conscience decision to go that route, then you are alone with your insecurities and fears. It is the de-energizing of these fears that is the…"
Apr 4, 2011
Johan Halmén replied to Cari Live's discussion Composing in my own style
"I earn my living teaching music. I make no money with the music I write - in the sense that I could be called a professional composer. I have never found it important to develop a personal style. The only thing I'm aiming for is to develop as a…"
Apr 3, 2011
Chris Rodier replied to Cari Live's discussion Composing in my own style
"I'm still a very young composer. I don't have quite a distinct style yet. But if i did i'd have to say it is somewhat "Tragic" "mournful" - sad kinds of words, but with this disturbing shimmer of hope.  As a person i'm not really tradgic or…"
Apr 2, 2011
Ryan Chapman replied to Cari Live's discussion Composing in my own style
"Excellent questions!!  I am very much a novice at the art of composition and if it weren't for my wife I probably wouldn't be doing any compositions at all.  About 4 years ago, I decided for our fifth wedding anniversary I was going to write her a…"
Apr 1, 2011
Tyler Hughes replied to Cari Live's discussion Composing in my own style
"I would say that my style is still forming. Their is definately some style markers that can be heard in my music, but they change as I learn and grow. Do I have original ideas? it depends are how we define original, because in a way yes I do, but…"
Apr 1, 2011
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  • I've been on the site about 6-8 months. I originally found it when I did a google search on chord progressions and it took me to one of the forum discussions, which I found very useful. I've also learned about text resources through the site, such as Persichetti's "Twentieth Century Harmony", which has opened my eyes up to new ways of composing. I've also found people to be, generally, very supportive. I look forward to listening to more of your music.
  • Hi Cari. Really enjoyed Wandering thoughts on your website.
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