Dane Aubrun replied to Douglas Locke's discussion Wildell (3:28)
"Hi, Douglas,
I suspect most composers into acute chromaticism and atonality struggle at times, don’t I know it. My ‘obsolete’ folder contains far more false starts, abandoned efforts than my ‘approved’ one. So I feel your pain there.
But you’ve…"
Oct 15, 2020
Douglas Locke replied to Gavin Brown's discussion Contest: “Colors” - DEADLINE PASSED
"Interesting!  Looks like you have plenty, but add me in.  I'll give it a go.  "
Oct 14, 2020
Ingo Lee replied to Douglas Locke's discussion The Roman Coin
"This is a good sounding, very colorful and expressive piece. You are making good use of orchestra sounds and phrases, harmony and melody. 
What's missing here to my ear, as Joost has noted also, it doesn't seem to breathe or ebb and flow like a…"
Sep 30, 2020
Joost Visser replied to Douglas Locke's discussion The Roman Coin
"Hello Doug,
You’re right, relax, don’t force yourself. If you just started to play tennis, it’s still a lot of fun watching the great international tournaments. As long as you have fun writing music it’s “mission successful”.
I remember your…"
Sep 30, 2020
Dane Aubrun replied to Douglas Locke's discussion The Roman Coin
"Hi, Douglas,
It should always be fun.......... with a few frustrations. And what's the worry about comparing yourself to the greats? I do it without ever pretending to myself that I rank alongside them. They teach me. Being eclectic is important so…"
Sep 30, 2020
Douglas Locke replied to Timothy Smith's discussion Should I throw This In The Bin?
"I chop things out all the time.  I never throw anything away - save it in a separate file - even if it's really bad.  I even have a whole folder full of three or four bar snippets that didn't work somewhere or another.  lol.  
Sometimes when I'm…"
Sep 23, 2020
Douglas Locke replied to Samuel Joyce's discussion Piano Preludes
"Your chord work is outstanding.  Very complex and creative.  I'm impressed with that.  
As Gregorio suggested, more creativity with the left hand  and breaking/changing the rhythm more would take your work from very good to spectacular.  "
Sep 21, 2020
Douglas Locke replied to gregorio X's discussion Sarabande - for Piano (3'40")
"I'm not a good critic because I think everyone needs to do their thing.  But for my ears, it got a little too "metronome" at times.  Overall, it was very nice.  
I love your chord work.  Really good. "
Sep 21, 2020
Douglas Locke replied to Saul Gefen's discussion Elves Passing Through The Forest
"At the risk of becoming repetitive...I always enjoy your songs.  They always have a great feel to them, always magical.  Thanks for posting!"
Sep 21, 2020
Douglas Locke replied to 8Rivers's discussion Art Rock/Electronic Song ( Urban Conundrum )
"Very nice.  I always like this kind of music that is meant purely to set a mood.  That is what music is all about for me.  You did it well.  I listened a couple of times.  "
Sep 21, 2020
Douglas Locke replied to Nigel Campbell's discussion Scoring a short film in 9 hours start to finish
"Very cool.  A fun project too, I bet!  The music was very much star-wars-esque.  Loved it! "
Sep 21, 2020
Timothy Smith replied to Douglas Locke's discussion Sunrise Rhapsody
"How do I like Joost's comments? Such a thorough examination any poster would want! Thumbs up Joost!
Hey Douglas....look at Scaler 2. I don't use it as a direct composition tool but it's an amazing way to see theoretical relationships. Download is…"
Sep 5, 2020
Joost Visser replied to Douglas Locke's discussion Sunrise Rhapsody
"Hello Doug,
Very well done! It’s a lovely piece! In general I like your orchestration, very colorful. Careful though with Gran Casa and Timpani. It could improve with a wider stereo image.
0:30 Beautiful horn part, well written
Between 0:49 0:56 (4x…"
Sep 5, 2020
Douglas Locke replied to Douglas Locke's discussion Sunrise Rhapsody
"Thank you for the comments!  
Yes, Dane, one of the things I wanted is to work on (and still want to work on more) revisiting earlier parts of the song, since that was lacking in my first two songs.  I felt it was a little clunky, but I was happy…"
Sep 2, 2020
Michael Lofting replied to Douglas Locke's discussion Sunrise Rhapsody
"Hi Doug
Just been listening to your piece “Ex” on soundcloud.
Once you get loud you tend to stay loud. Try staying quiet longer and slowly ramping up. I think it would add more tension and excitement.
Do you use Notion for IOS?"
Sep 2, 2020
Timothy Smith replied to Douglas Locke's discussion Sunrise Rhapsody
"Hi Douglas,
Welcome!
For someone who isn't formally trained you do pretty well! We have several here the same. I am semi-formally trained, meaning I went through a few music programs at an educational institution as a sideline. Never was the focus…"
Sep 2, 2020
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