Dave left a comment for Clark Nichols
"Hey.  Yes, I live in Japan. It's great here, I've been in the Tokyo area for around 10 years now."
Dec 16, 2011
Andrew Highland replied to Dave's discussion A piano piece I've been working on...thoughts?
"I think I understand where you're coming from.  It's like I kept waiting for some type of resolution in the chords but it never came.  But like you said, it may be Dave's intention for it to sound unresolved. Greg Ryan said:
I am interested as to…"
Dec 15, 2011
Dave replied to Dave's discussion A piano piece I've been working on...thoughts?
"Well, I don't know if it shows up in my profile or not but I live in Tokyo. Though I'm reluctant to say this piece was "influenced" by the disaster earlier this year in Japan, I would say that my feelings/mood have been in a sort of melancholy place…"
Dec 15, 2011
Greg Ryan replied to Dave's discussion A piano piece I've been working on...thoughts?
"I compose for contemporary piano and are self taught, so my opinions are usually based around feel and style rather than intricate technical commentary so sorry if my responses are a bit 'different'.
I am interested as to what the intention of this…"
Dec 14, 2011
Dave replied to Dave's discussion A piano piece I've been working on...thoughts?
"Thanks very much Spiros!  It's wonderful to get the perspective of a pianist on this.

You are certainly correct, the score does need to be cleaned up quite a bit and I'll pay particular attention to your comments about range issues.  I do have a…"
Dec 13, 2011
Spiros Makris replied to Dave's discussion A piano piece I've been working on...thoughts?
"its a nice little piece, I wont get into musical details no, but I'll give you a few hints for the score from a pianists prespective.
Do not put the accidentals on the notes, but underneath them, if the stem is upwards, or above if stem is facing…"
Dec 12, 2011
Dave replied to Dave's discussion A piano piece I've been working on...thoughts?
"Thanks for the input!Funny you mention Disney, I worked at Disneyland for many years playing drums!  (guess the vibe kinda rubbed off or something)

Thanks for the info on Musescore, too. 

p.s. and yes, please do point out anything error/wise…"
Dec 12, 2011
Clark Nichols replied to Dave's discussion A piano piece I've been working on...thoughts?
"oh, I apologize, I didn't notice the mp3 xD. 
Also, a few things

Musescore is something you might want if you want to continue composing. (it's a free notation software and can get you a nice pdf of the score for this stuff) Garageband is kinda meh…"
Dec 12, 2011
Dave replied to Dave's discussion A piano piece I've been working on...thoughts?
"The MP3 link in the first post doesn't do the trick?

I don't actually have a MIDI file because I did it on Garageband (.band), dunno if that is something I can post or not..."
Dec 12, 2011
Clark Nichols replied to Dave's discussion A piano piece I've been working on...thoughts?
"Hey Dave (also, lucky, you took the username Dave!) would you mind putting a midi recording or something so I may hear it? Transcribing to my notation program is busy-work in my busy-day"
Dec 12, 2011
Dave replied to Dave's discussion A piano piece I've been working on...thoughts?
"Here's the PDF...got chopped off for some reason though, sorry.Melancholy Breeze.pdf"
Dec 12, 2011

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  • Nice! You live in Japan, that sounds awesome.

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