Ian Ring replied to Gavin Brown's discussion Contest: THE 4 ELEMENTS: DEADLINE TO SUBMIT ENTRIES HAS PASSED, CONTEST CLOSED, VOTING TO BEGIN SOON!!
"I'm a solid "maybe" for this. Definitely interested. I have several other composing deadlines and goals for Jan-Mar, but if I get that magical combination of inspiration and time, I'll do something for solo piano, and the element of surprise. Just…"
Jan 6, 2018
Ian Ring replied to Ian Ring's discussion Introducing Ian Ring
"Thanks Paul!"
Dec 1, 2017
Paul Copeland replied to Ian Ring's discussion Introducing Ian Ring
"Hi Ian, and welcome.
I like your website and enjoyed listening to some of your piano music.
Best wishes to you and your family and bye for now.
Paul."
Dec 1, 2017
Ian Ring replied to Jason Sioco's discussion My Compositions in Youtube doesn't get a lot of views, why?
"Studies have shown that the best way to get a million hits on a YT video is to play piano somewhere in public (ideally, 3 minutes of inane noodling on a four-chord riff), and have someone else post it along with an emotional back-story. Use a…"
Nov 30, 2017
Ian Ring replied to Bob Morabito's discussion "OH NO..it sounded GREAT yesterday..What happened???"
"Yeah. This happens more often than I'd like to admit. When working through a new composition I always step away for a day or two, and return to see if it developed any smells in my absence."
Nov 21, 2017
Ian Ring replied to Manfred Goop's discussion is perfect pitch an advantage to a composer?
"By my early teens I already had impeccable relative pitch, but I really wanted to have PP to know what all the fuss was about. So I experimented on myself; I had a little electronic metronome that also played a tuning tone (this was in the 1980s, so…"
Nov 21, 2017
Ian Ring replied to Manfred Goop's discussion is perfect pitch an advantage to a composer?
"I don't have PP, but I know many people who do. The causation is fuddled. For one thing, PP can only be developed in childhood, with the right kind of ear training while the brain is still in a state of high plasticity. The science of this is…"
Nov 20, 2017
Ian Ring replied to Manfred Goop's discussion is perfect pitch an advantage to a composer?
"I don't have PP, but I know many people who do. The causation is fuddled. For one thing, PP can only be developed in childhood, with the right kind of ear training while the brain is still in a state of high plasticity. The science of this is…"
Nov 20, 2017
Ian Ring replied to Manfred Goop's discussion is perfect pitch an advantage to a composer?
"I don't have PP, but I know many people who do. The causation is fuddled. For one thing, PP can only be developed in childhood, with the right kind of ear training while the brain is still in a state of high plasticity. The science of this is…"
Nov 20, 2017
Ian Ring replied to Manfred Goop's discussion is perfect pitch an advantage to a composer?
"I don't have PP, but I know many people who do. The causation is fuddled. For one thing, PP can only be developed in childhood, with the right kind of ear training while the brain is still in a state of high plasticity. The science of this is…"
Nov 20, 2017
Ian Ring replied to Manfred Goop's discussion is perfect pitch an advantage to a composer?
"I don't have PP, but I know many people who do. The causation is fuddled. For one thing, PP can only be developed in childhood, with the right kind of ear training while the brain is still in a state of high plasticity. The science of this is…"
Nov 20, 2017
Ian Ring replied to Manfred Goop's discussion is perfect pitch an advantage to a composer?
"I don't have PP, but I know many people who do. The causation is fuddled. For one thing, PP can only be developed in childhood, with the right kind of ear training while the brain is still in a state of high plasticity. The science of this is…"
Nov 20, 2017
Ian Ring replied to Manfred Goop's discussion is perfect pitch an advantage to a composer?
"I don't have PP, but I know many people who do. The causation is fuddled. For one thing, PP can only be developed in childhood, with the right kind of ear training while the brain is still in a state of high plasticity. The science of this is…"
Nov 20, 2017
Greg Brus replied to Ian Ring's discussion A new music notation symbol: Starred notes
"It looks like a blurry dot at a super quick glance. Problematic."
Jun 17, 2016
Ian Ring replied to Joe Bernstein's discussion Little compositions (4)
"These are nicely crafted compositions. They're like two-part inventions. You establish themes, repeat them with variations, developing motifs of melody and rhythm.
To be helpful to you, my criticism would be that you can draw a lot more out of the…"
May 25, 2016
Ian Ring replied to Robert Fisher's discussion Memories
"I'm a little disappointed that so much of the music I've created in the past three decades is gone forever, on cassettes that were gobbled by hungry tape decks, papers destroyed in floods or lost in various moves, live improvised recordings that…"
May 19, 2016
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