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David Lilly replied to Gerd Prengel's discussion 'Fantasia Farewell' for Piano
"Hey Gerd, if we're throwing mock-ups around, I'd love to get in on the action! I never did finish the last one I started for you, and for that I apologize. However, I gave this short piece a go to make up for that. This is a dramatically different…"
May 24
David Lilly replied to John Driscoll's discussion Udio AI - Short Opera Scene in the Style of Richard Strauss
"Dang, someone beat me to it!
But I was thinking more along the lines of starting a 'band' that churns out very generic but catchy and effective songs, all while there really aren't any living, breathing members in the band or even writing the music.…"
May 10
David Lilly replied to John Driscoll's discussion Udio AI - Short Opera Scene in the Style of Richard Strauss
"Perhaps in classical or contemporary pieces the AI is incapable of drawing a convincing or interesting structure. But . . . what about pop / mainstream music?
Structure in that regard is a piece of cake. I just "made" a convincing satirical pop-punk…"
May 10
David Lilly replied to John Driscoll's discussion Udio AI - Short Opera Scene in the Style of Richard Strauss
""If a client is satisfied with the kind of mindless regurgitation of training data that current AI produces, I'm glad they aren't my clients."
Well, just to poke the bear a little then -
 
 
How is that much worse than a producer, music supervisor,…"
Apr 22
David Lilly replied to John Driscoll's discussion Udio AI - Short Opera Scene in the Style of Richard Strauss
"To make a long answer kind of short, though;
You're comparing mathematics to art. There is really no "right or wrong" answers when it comes to music that will satisfy a client. If they like the result, then it's a "right answer" versus something…"
Apr 21
David Lilly replied to John Driscoll's discussion Udio AI - Short Opera Scene in the Style of Richard Strauss
"Right- I don't think anyone is claiming the software has the ability to think for itself and produce anything that is authentically original. See the last paragraph of my thoughts. As mentioned, that will be the tipping point, if and when that day…"
Apr 20
David Lilly replied to John Driscoll's discussion Udio AI - Short Opera Scene in the Style of Richard Strauss
"The technology is incredibly impressive to me; especially the way it can convincingly set almost any text to listenable, melodic content- and the realism of the instrumentals and vocals is pretty convincing too. The most unsettling part is that it's…"
Apr 18
David Lilly replied to Dave Dexter's discussion Some oboe recording on
"It's sounding good, Dave. I'm looking forward to hearing the rest of the work in its entirety. I've always been impressed by how much life even one live instrument can breathe into a track. It truly makes a world of difference. "
Apr 17
David Lilly replied to Steven Linden's discussion Air from an orchestral suite
"In my opinion, when comparing the two versions, I agree with you. I feel the changes are negligible, and either version satisfies the listener."
Apr 9
David Lilly replied to Steven Linden's discussion Air from an orchestral suite
"You can't? That's interesting. "
Apr 8
David Lilly replied to Steven Linden's discussion Air from an orchestral suite
"Hi Rowy;
Yes, that is part of what I meant. Along with considered voice leading principles, I was also referring to the range each instrument is playing in, spacing, what chord tones are assigned to each instrument, doubling, clarity and balance,…"
Apr 6
David Lilly replied to Steven Linden's discussion Air from an orchestral suite
"While I understand Rowy's and David's feedback and their gripes, it's also important to recognize that there are instances in music where simplicity can be a virtue rather than a limitation. The music meets your expressed intentions very well, and…"
Apr 4
David Lilly replied to David's discussion Piano Nocturnes 6-9
"Hi David,
I just finished listening to these now. You have a nice collection of piano nocturnes here. They almost present themselves as a suite or a continuous work to some capacity, because I personally perceive relevant thematic material from one…"
Apr 1
David Lilly replied to Michael Zhang's discussion Watching the Wind - Piano & Flute
"Hey Michael,
No problem. To answer a few of your questions:
Is there such a thing as too much annotation?

No, not really, but answers will vary. More information is typically better if intended for live performance- Though, some areas of music…"
Mar 26
David Lilly replied to Michael Zhang's discussion Watching the Wind - Piano & Flute
"Hi Michael, welcome.
Compositionally speaking, I think this is quite nice, especially considering you say you have no formal background in composition. I would classify this as minimalist or New Age music, stylistically speaking. Melodically,…"
Mar 25
David Lilly replied to Layne Lee's discussion Beyond Our Sight
"Theory_MotivicDevelopmentHandoutandWorksheet.pdf
 
 
Hey Lane, great to see you back and still writing.
I think you have an excellent thematic idea here, and it's great that you recognize the desire to elevate your music by incorporating more…"
Mar 25
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  • Hello David,

    you had given me some very valuable feedback on a earlier orchestral work, particularly noting the absence of a cohesive theme. I have since decided to break the piece up into a full length symphony and in this context, I'd appreciate your comments about how the first movement sounds.

    https://musescore.com/user/28524096/scores/15738967

    Thanks a ton!!
    Symphony in D (1st Movement) - Sharat Chandrasekhar
    Download and print in PDF or MIDI free sheet music for Trombone, Flute, Oboe, Bassoon, French horn, Timpani, Strings group, Clarinet other, Trumpet o…
  • well hello Mr. Lilly....
  • Hi David. Welcome to the forum.
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