Stephen Lines replied to James Giddings's discussion Concorde 50 Year Anniversary
"First impressions are very good....I can see/hear where you're coming from with your description of what you're trying to achieve.My only observation is one of playability - it's already been mentioned but some of the phrases are far too long - one…"
Jan 16, 2019
James Giddings replied to Brandon Schwab's discussion Throwing Feathers - Brandon Schwab ---- All Feedback Appreciated
"Sounds really great! I enjoyed how it developed and found it a satisfying piece of music.
I wonder if you are aware of how difficult it would be for live musicians to perform bars 56 - 60? In isolation, the 4/4 to, essentially, 12/16 would be fine,…"
Jan 15, 2019
James Giddings replied to James Giddings's discussion Concorde 50 Year Anniversary
"Hi Ingo Lee, thanks for this.  It's slightly embarrassing as I'm actually going to be playing one of the clarinet parts...!
I will definitely be looking at those phrase lengths and also the lower brass phrase lengths in my next revision. "
Jan 15, 2019
Ingo Lee replied to James Giddings's discussion Concorde 50 Year Anniversary
"Hi James, congratulations on getting this opportunity!  I think your piece sounds good and should do just fine for what it's purpose is.  Dane has pointed out some issues, I would add that you should check some phrase lengths for breathing…"
Jan 14, 2019
James Giddings replied to James Giddings's discussion Concorde 50 Year Anniversary
"Thanks for the detailed feedback, I really appreciate it.  

You're right about blurriness - I had blamed this on it being midi but now that you mention it, too much is going on.  I will trim some of the ideas here and also at 4'30 as you say.

With…"
Jan 14, 2019
Dane Aubrun replied to James Giddings's discussion Concorde 50 Year Anniversary
"Had a slight problem reading the score as I have only a 15" laptop screen but I gave it a play through. I think another problem was the production itself that doesn't allow too good a balance. A conductor would sort that out. These timings are…"
Jan 14, 2019
James Giddings replied to James Giddings's discussion Hello!
"Thanks for the welcome both!
Mark, thanks for the comments.
I don't really mean silencing my critic exactly, it's more like what you said, but "Don't let perfection get in the way of improving".
I'm viewing these kinds of compositions as exercises…"
Dec 29, 2018
Mark Ames replied to James Giddings's discussion Hello!
"Welcome James,

I'm new here as well. Learning the ropes and getting to know my way around.

I listened to both of your pieces. I think "Lovely" is a better description than "Silly." They are quite pleasant actually. The ideas are clear and the…"
Dec 29, 2018
Paul Walker replied to James Giddings's discussion Hello!
"Welcome to the Community James, thrilled to hear more from you!"
Dec 28, 2018

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