Boneman replied to Dorien Herremans's discussion MuseScore
"It is good considering it is free. But, as in life, you only get what you pay for!"
May 21, 2012
Stephen Main replied to Dorien Herremans's discussion How to go about your composing? Do you hum and record... or do it on paper?
"I had a film-scoring professor (Jack Smalley, wonderful veteran of the trade) who once gave me a great piece of advice: "the WORST way to begin a piece is by writing the first note."

What he meant was that by the time the first notes are written,…"
Nov 28, 2009
Andrew Gleibman replied to Dorien Herremans's discussion How to go about your composing? Do you hum and record... or do it on paper?
"I record the process whilst playing my instrument. I spend more time and efforts developing the instrument than playing it. Today I have about dozen 2-keyboard setups, which allow me playing simultaneously 5-6 or more instruments. Unfortunately, I…"
Oct 30, 2009
Russell Scott-Johnson replied to Dorien Herremans's discussion How to go about your composing? Do you hum and record... or do it on paper?
"I can guarantee that when my head hits the pillow at night, then a fully blown, symphonic orchestra will take the melody that i've been humming and run with it. It's then a mad dash up to my studio to get the bugger down before i forget."
Oct 29, 2009
Jesyka replied to Dorien Herremans's discussion How to go about your composing? Do you hum and record... or do it on paper?
"i find making an outline on paper writing the time and key changes with what instruments im using . then i go directly to staff paper. never been much of a person for playing and writing at the same time."
Oct 3, 2009
Jacob Royal replied to Dorien Herremans's discussion How to go about your composing? Do you hum and record... or do it on paper?
"Sometimes I just sit at the computer, and put down whatever come to mind. Other times I write the theme on staff paper after humming it, or fiddling around on my viola. Then I put that in the computer, and write the rest from there.

Simon - Great…"
Aug 29, 2009
Daniel Calvo Rodrigues replied to Dorien Herremans's discussion How to go about your composing? Do you hum and record... or do it on paper?
"I usually have a tape recorder around to record any melody that might come up. If it is something i cannot play in a certain instrument i figure it out on the guitar, put in in midi and my good friend Mr. VST plays it for me.

Over the time i´ve…"
Aug 21, 2009
Ann Williams replied to Dorien Herremans's discussion AMELius Lum AYANA
"Very nice!

It makes me want to light a candle or some incense and curl up with a cup of tea or glass of wine and meditate.

(and that was BEFORE I read the description!)"
Aug 19, 2009
William Edwards replied to Dorien Herremans's discussion How to go about your composing? Do you hum and record... or do it on paper?
"I have an mp3 player, and it's pretty good for recording audio. When i'm at home, and I have an melody in my head, I usually sit beside my piano, set my mp3 player, and record the audio.. Just as a rough melody.. And then I go to my room, and…"
Jul 29, 2009
Steve Chandler replied to Dorien Herremans's discussion How to go about your composing? Do you hum and record... or do it on paper?
"Most often an idea pops into my head and I write it down (hopefully). Occasionally I'll flesh these ideas out a bit and sometimes a lot. The most important aspect of my methodology is the honing of ideas. Just because it popped into my head and I…"
Jul 14, 2009
Deborah Young replied to Dorien Herremans's discussion How to go about your composing? Do you hum and record... or do it on paper?
"Sometimes I hear a tune in my head then go to the keyboard and pick it out. From there I edit and add to it using the "what if" process (e.g., what if I threw in a minor 3rd, etc.).

Sometimes I just noodle on the keyboard until I hear something…"
Jul 12, 2009
Chuck Lucy Finale replied to Dorien Herremans's discussion How to go about your composing? Do you hum and record... or do it on paper?
"Mind is enough for the early stages. I recommend finale software. I have a keyboard and laptop next to my bed so I can test stuff at any hour. I play in two bands which have tons of collective improv, so I vomit up new stuff all the time, some…"
Jul 5, 2009
Josh Minzner replied to Dorien Herremans's discussion How to go about your composing? Do you hum and record... or do it on paper?
"Sometimes I'll get a great musical idea in my head and just write it down, but usually I tinker around on the piano until I'm inspired. I use Sibelius to organize all my ideas once I have them figured out."
Jul 2, 2009
AryK replied to Dorien Herremans's discussion How to go about your composing? Do you hum and record... or do it on paper?
"I don't know. A theme usually comes to my mind, and I start playing notes like that until I get what I want. Then, I write it on a paper, check it for harmony errors, then if it's a Piano solo, I'm done, but if it's for other instruments as well, I…"
Jun 30, 2009
Chris Alpiar replied to Dorien Herremans's discussion How to go about your composing? Do you hum and record... or do it on paper?
"Initial ideas come in lots of ways, sometimes its just in my head, sometimes I stumble on it practicing my horns, or playing piano, trying to get comfortable with finding ideas on guitar, but i still suck on guitar. When I have the idea tho, I try…"
Jun 28, 2009
Simon Godden replied to Dorien Herremans's discussion How to go about your composing? Do you hum and record... or do it on paper?
"I always have a notebook with me, so if a tune pops up whilst I am walking in the park, I'll write it down, otherwise I could never remember it."
Jun 27, 2009
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  • I am a bit busy at the moment, will upload music soon!
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