Niranjan Raghu replied to Jacob Read's discussion Nomad's Journey
"Hey, This is a *very* good track. I'd really suggest that you add a sporadic, acoustic guitar rhythm at the slow part 2:40, or maybe a bassline, but I think that a bassline would destroy the beauty you have going there, and I think that rise in the…"
Oct 16, 2014
Jacob Read replied to Jacob Read's discussion Nomad's Journey
"Not quite, I've memorized it but have not written it down. sorry"
Oct 16, 2014
Rodney Carlyle Money replied to Jacob Read's discussion Nomad's Journey
"hehe..."
Oct 16, 2014
Jacob Read replied to Jacob Read's discussion Nomad's Journey
"Yes, the entire piece was memorized and planned to be played as you hear it. Bob Porter said:
So all three parts were written out an memorized?
I'm just curious as to how this was put together. "
Oct 16, 2014
Gavin Brown replied to Jacob Read's discussion Nomad's Journey
"Hello Jacob,This piece has some things to recommend it. It’s got a good pop sound and has some parts I really like, particularly the opening, which had some nice energy and an engaging melody. The slower parts I found less successful, it felt like…"
Oct 16, 2014
Jacob Read replied to Jacob Read's discussion Nomad's Journey
"Thanks for your reply! I would have liked to crank up the guitar, but the recording levels were low and distorted at higher volume, although perhaps that makes the guitar tag inappropriate. There wasn't however any improvisation in the piece, but…"
Oct 15, 2014
Gavin Brown replied to Jacob Read's discussion Zehro
"I listened to the whole thing. I think there is some interest in this piece. You have a nice energy and clearly have some talent at the piano. After a while, I wished I had heard some more variation in what you do with right hand - the banged chords…"
Sep 3, 2013
Spiros Makris replied to Jacob Read's discussion My new song - Extragalactic
"I agree with Oliver and Johan on the points they raised.
The "problem" with instrumental music is, how to you say what you want when there are no words, and how do you keep interest for 3 or 4 minutes, or even more. Classical music's answer to that…"
May 1, 2013
Jacob Read replied to Jacob Read's discussion My new song - Extragalactic
"Thanks for the responses Oliver and Johan. I actually wanted to put many instruments and layers into the song, but I won a contest letting me record it at a studio. I was not allowed to bring any other musicians (according to the contest rules) and…"
May 1, 2013
Johan Halmén replied to Jacob Read's discussion My new song - Extragalactic
"What Oliver said. Lots of unrelated ideas. I listened to it and thought "Ok, this sounds interesting. But what happens now? How is this related to what I just heard? Will this lead onto something... um... nope. It ended again and now there's…"
May 1, 2013
Jacob Read replied to Jacob Read's discussion My new song - Extragalactic
"Although most of the comments were recently deleted and I couldn't read them, some constructive criticism would be nice instead of simply saying that my song sucks"
May 1, 2013
Mark Nicol replied to Jacob Read's discussion wretched sea - solo piano
"I Like."
Sep 15, 2012
Mark Nicol replied to Jacob Read's discussion wretched sea - solo piano
"Hi Jacob,
as a much older composer I listened to your work and it revived some of the innocent wonder of artistic creation. I enjoyed the ride. Whatever academic training you get, don't let it ever strip you of your natural impulses. Sure, you could…"
Sep 15, 2012
Jacob Read replied to Jacob Read's discussion What do you think of my new song - Ice Storm
"Bob Porter said:
Jacob
Normaly I don't let sound quality bother me, But in this case, it does. Because you can do better. Please plug your Yamaha into a real recording device, post it properly as an mp3, so that we can all enjoy it. Is this…"
Aug 1, 2012
Jacob Read replied to Minseo Park's discussion "Cinematic" Arirang
"This is very nice, i like the subtle building up through to the end of the song with the choir"
Aug 1, 2012
Jacob Read replied to Jacob Read's discussion What do you think of my new song?
"The keyboard is midi compatible, but i hooked it up to a zoom recorder because i find its hard to show much musicality or expression through midi
Quinn Mason said:
Awesome. Is that you performing on a midi Piano?"
May 30, 2012
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