Gene Alley replied to Gene Alley's discussion Forward March!
"Hi Gav, thank you for your kind review!
All the best,
Gene"
Oct 21, 2014
Gavin Brown replied to Gene Alley's discussion Forward March!
"I find this pleasant! Thanks for sharing"
Oct 21, 2014
Gene Alley replied to Gene Alley's discussion Which one should I keep?
"Hey Michael, sorry it took me a while to respond. Went on a little vacation, and now getting caught up.  I wrote the melody some years back and intended on making it a vocal, but just couldn't come up with something I was happy with.  I recently…"
May 16, 2014
Gene Alley replied to Tyler Hughes's discussion Render Cycle Mtv. 1 and 3
"Hey Tyler, I found these memorizing and a little haunting in the piano part. The vocalist was superb.  Good job!
Gene"
May 2, 2014
Gene Alley replied to Gene Alley's discussion Which one should I keep?
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May 1, 2014
Gene Alley replied to Gene Alley's discussion New Composition
"Thanks Fredrick for your kind feedback!  Yes I could have probably gone either way with intro or not.  Flip of the coin! LOL 
Thanks again,
Gene"
May 1, 2014
Gene Alley replied to Nick Carlson's discussion This piece may be too difficult to play
"Nick,  There may be an audience for music like this, but I have to assume a very narrow one.  I could not pick up on the motiff.  There seems to be too much jumping around from idea to idea and nothing that connects them together.  Too many time…"
Nov 16, 2013
Gene Alley replied to Gene Alley's discussion Looking for feedback on my latest composition!
"Bob, I would be glad to send it to you.  How do I use private e-mail on this site?

Gene"
Nov 12, 2013
Gene Alley replied to Gene Alley's discussion Looking for feedback on my latest composition!
"Sibelius 7"
Nov 12, 2013
Gene Alley replied to thomas williams's discussion writers block
"Tom, you could abruptly bring the last section of ostinatos to a halt, contrast it with a quieter section for 8 bars with either  high woodwinds or a F horn(s) in the upper register, then build back to the intensity of the ostinato from first…"
Nov 12, 2013
Gene Alley replied to Lawrence Aurich's discussion Symphony mov. III
"Lawrence, overall I enjoyed the piece.  Nice phrasing and overlap of different instruments to carry the melody.  Only suggestion I can think of to offer some contrast would be to incorporate an Oboe or English Horn solo (for just a few bars)…"
Nov 12, 2013
Gene Alley replied to Gene Alley's discussion Looking for feedback on my latest composition!
"Hey Lawrence,
Tijuana or bust!  LoL!   Your perception on the structure of the piece is right on. Also, I wanted to make sure I gave the Castanet player something to do and not fall asleep!   I greatly appreciate your comments.
Take care,
Gene
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Nov 12, 2013
Lawrence Aurich replied to Gene Alley's discussion Looking for feedback on my latest composition!
"Gene,
     The piece gets better as it goes on.  I hear three sections, the opening matador section, the Spanish dance, then a combination of the two at the end.  I thought you over did the castenet sounding thing at the beginning.  This makes me…"
Nov 12, 2013
Gene Alley replied to Gene Alley's discussion Looking for feedback on my latest composition!
"Hey Bob,
Actually, I'm not a keyboard player!  I do use the keyboard to work out melodic lines and block chord progressions to get ideas on paper the old fashioned way.  I then use Sibelius to begin laying out the score notation.  I actually wrote…"
Nov 11, 2013
Gene Alley replied to Gene Alley's discussion Looking for feedback on my latest composition!
"O.K., let's try this again!
I wrote this Spanish piece called El Matador Mas Grande (The greatest Matador) for Symphonic orchestra and solo Bb Trumpet.  It was inspired by the story of Manolete, considered the greatest Matador of all time.  He…"
Nov 11, 2013
Gene Alley replied to Johan Roeraade's discussion Jazz piece for piano and C-trumpet
"Johan, thank you for your constructive feedback & advice.  I agree with your assessment of Sibelius sounds. I really would like to add something like east-west orchestra sounds at some point.  I was aware of Note Performer, but right now living on…"
Nov 10, 2013
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