Antonio Freixas replied to Jacqueline S. Boothe's discussion Critique a Short, Orchestral Piece
"OK, you've got a lot of praise already—I'm not going to add to that. It'll just go to your head. :-)
From your web site, I see is that you want to work as a film composer. I know little about that field, but I suspect it's like a lot of other…"
Jan 18, 2016
Michael Forbes replied to Jacqueline S. Boothe's discussion Critique a Short, Orchestral Piece
"Jacqueline...

If you were trying to evoke a sense of foreboding and imminent danger, you nailed it!  Very impressive.
I may have skipped the thunder at around :50 and gotten to the high energy part a bit sooner, but that's a minor point.
It…"
Jan 18, 2016
Al Johnston replied to Jacqueline S. Boothe's discussion Critique a Short, Orchestral Piece
"Nice! You're on your way, Jacqueline. My suggestion? Differentiate yourself from the pack and, as Daniel mentioned, start to use additional "tonalities and modes" to further heighten the emotion in your music. Actually, there's lots of music theory…"
Dec 15, 2015
Alvaro Urrutia replied to Jacqueline S. Boothe's discussion Critique a Short, Orchestral Piece
"very nice. The use of effects was pretty well done, sounds very much like a trailer for a movie. the only thing is, I feel like the reverb was a little too cranked up... it gets a bit muddy because of it, although I must say, you almost nailed it,…"
Dec 8, 2015
Lara Poe replied to Jacqueline S. Boothe's discussion Critique a Short, Orchestral Piece
"I like how this piece starts off slowly like a passacaglia.  It grows gradually.  The thunder and lightning effects are cool too.  The strings alone in the  top register can get thin at times IMO- you might want to double them.  I do realise you…"
Dec 8, 2015
Mariza Costa-Cabral replied to Jacqueline S. Boothe's discussion Critique a Short, Orchestral Piece
"Yes, it's epic and it's beautifully orchestrated, but... it even has a bit of melody!  (if you listen carefully...)

Speaking of the melody, after I listened to this piece, it kept growing in my mind.  Have you thought of developing this piece,…"
Dec 7, 2015
David Unger replied to Jacqueline S. Boothe's discussion Critique a Short, Orchestral Piece
"Sorry for being such a poor critic but I find nothing wrong in this at all, I think it sounds well thought through and well balanced throughout. Very dramatical and great use of the orchestra (without me being able to hear playability or judging…"
Dec 7, 2015
Paul Halley replied to Jacqueline S. Boothe's discussion Critique a Short, Orchestral Piece
"Nice work Jacqueline.
Yes its very "filmey" so if that's what u aimed for then u have been successful in a way. Of course without a film or short film then the music doesn't "go with" anything but I can imagine scenes that it would go with very…"
Dec 7, 2015
Jacqueline S. Boothe replied to Jacqueline S. Boothe's discussion Critique a Short, Orchestral Piece
"Hello, Peter, thanks for listening! This was actually a piece written to a scene/idea I thought up. I'm an aspiring film score composer and your words were most encouraging so thank you! Peter Brown said:
Hello Jacqueline,
Very epic! Nicely built…"
Dec 6, 2015
Jacqueline S. Boothe replied to Jacqueline S. Boothe's discussion Critique a Short, Orchestral Piece
"Thanks for the input, Daniel. I'm actually a big fan of Hans Zimmer, he's one of by biggest influences. I'm definitely continuing to research and better my understanding regarding other tonalities and modes, as they're not my strongpoints. Glad you…"
Dec 6, 2015
Jacqueline S. Boothe replied to Jacqueline S. Boothe's discussion Critique a Short, Orchestral Piece
"Thanks for taking a listen, Bob! I'm glad you noticed that it's in the film score genre. There is a bit of a story...this was actually a piece written to a scene/idea I thought up. It's about a character going downhill... a man who is enticed by an…"
Dec 6, 2015
Daniel Zarb-Cousin replied to Jacqueline S. Boothe's discussion Critique a Short, Orchestral Piece
"I've gotta say, it sounded kind of nice, but I felt nothing from it.  It sounded kind of like run of the mill "epicmusik" that you might hear from Zimmer or someone like that.  Try out some innovation, maybe moving out of the monotonous aeolian…"
Dec 6, 2015
Jacqueline S. Boothe replied to Jacqueline S. Boothe's discussion Critique a Short, Orchestral Piece
"Thanks for taking the time to listen, Socrates! Socrates Arvanitakis said:
Nice melody, correct an innovative use of harmony, imaginative Orchestration, balanced structure as short A and long B, exciting effects and very good production.
Look…"
Dec 6, 2015
Socrates Arvanitakis replied to Jacqueline S. Boothe's discussion Critique a Short, Orchestral Piece
"Nice melody, correct an innovative use of harmony, imaginative Orchestration, balanced structure as short A and long B, exciting effects and very good production.
Look forward to listen to more of your submissions.
Thanks for sharing, welcome to the…"
Dec 6, 2015
Jacqueline S. Boothe replied to Jacqueline S. Boothe's discussion Critique a Short, Orchestral Piece
"Thank you so much for the positive feedback Roger! I'm glad you enjoyed what you heard :) roger stancill said:
Hi Jacsboothe, and welcome.... I listened to this piece and enjoyed it
so much, I listened to all that followed on soundcloud. Each piece…"
Dec 6, 2015
roger stancill replied to Jacqueline S. Boothe's discussion Critique a Short, Orchestral Piece
"Hi Jacsboothe, and welcome.... I listened to this piece and enjoyed it
so much, I listened to all that followed on soundcloud. Each piece was
its own and uniquely intriguing. I love the blend of old world and new world
that you have created.
There…"
Dec 6, 2015

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