Jonathan Shearman replied to Jonathan Shearman's discussion Online Interactive Resources for learning arranging
"Thanks! Hadn't thought of that although I'm well aware of Berkeley. It is tempting but I'm in Aus, and so the exchange rate doesn't favour it. I did do a course once at the Australian Institute of Music, I might circle back to see if they're…"
Feb 27
Ingo Lee replied to Jonathan Shearman's discussion Online Interactive Resources for learning arranging
"Hi Jonathan, I'm not a pro and I haven't done a lot of big band type arranging or used Logic Pro X but I wouldn't think Logic would be much different from any of the other libraries. It's all about articulations and velocity levels and the tone…"
Feb 27
Jonathan Shearman posted a discussion
Hi All - I've been a member here for a few years, not especially active, but I drop by from time to time. (I'm not a professional musician, this is my soundcloud page.) I studied big band arranging for years, but never having become a professional…
Feb 27
Jonathan Shearman replied to Jonathan Shearman's discussion A soundtrack looking for a film
"Thank you Kjell for your kind words, appreciated! "
May 27, 2020
Kjell Prytz replied to Jonathan Shearman's discussion A soundtrack looking for a film
"Hi Jonathan,
professional and appealing, relaxing and enjoyable. It has a jazzy mood. When you say soundtrack I usually associate with something more bombastic. But I remember in the old days one used music like this for crime movies.
I think it is…"
May 27, 2020
Jonathan Shearman replied to Jonathan Shearman's discussion A soundtrack looking for a film
"yep. emu proteus and a Macintosh se/30 which at the time was considered blazingly fast. That bassline is a proteus sample."
May 27, 2020
Dane Aubrun replied to Jonathan Shearman's discussion A soundtrack looking for a film
"Anyway, what counts is the enjoyment you get from composing and that shines through.
Crikey, eMu...that's going back some to the early standalone sample machines and needing to be a computer whizz to hook everything up. Congratulations on that!
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May 27, 2020
Jonathan Shearman replied to Jonathan Shearman's discussion A soundtrack looking for a film
"thanks. I suppose the reason this piece means a lot to me is that it is one of the first things I composed when I first discovered sequencing about 30 years ago (with an eMu Proteus and Opcode Music Shop.) The fact that I could actually make these…"
May 26, 2020
Dane Aubrun replied to Jonathan Shearman's discussion A soundtrack looking for a film
"Nice - good production, tune, accompaniment is fine. Only problem is it doesn't distinguish itself particularly well. I was glad it didn't sound like the formulaic stuff of 2020 (which I hate!) but it seems to reach back to the Italian dramas and/or…"
May 26, 2020
Jonathan Shearman replied to Stephen C. Doonan's discussion Dark Matter (piano solo)
"Nice. I like the polychords and also the repeating left-hand figure. Also the shifting tonal centres. "
Dec 25, 2019
Jonathan Shearman replied to Eirik Gisnås's discussion Icy January - orchestral tune
"Beautiful. I don't listen to a lot of orchestral music so may not be much of a judge, but an evocative theme and with great depth in the arrangement. I particularly like the rhythmic single note that you hear at various points in the composition.…"
Jan 27, 2019
Jonathan Shearman replied to Jonathan Shearman's discussion Casa Lobos - Latin ensemble piece
"Thanks again folks! Good to get such positive feedback, I will try and come up with something new."
Jun 2, 2018
Gavin Brown replied to Jonathan Shearman's discussion Casa Lobos - Latin ensemble piece
"Hi Jonathan,
Well this is just top notch! You really nailed the genre, which I am a big fan of. The percussion fits perfectly well and is groovy, and the horns are quite well done with a memorable melody, which is one of the big things for me! I…"
Jun 2, 2018
Stephen C. Doonan replied to Jonathan Shearman's discussion Casa Lobos - Latin ensemble piece
"Wonderful, infectious rhythms, great arrangement and sequencing, and yes, a very nice vibes solo. :)"
Jun 2, 2018
Jonathan Shearman replied to Jonathan Shearman's discussion Casa Lobos - Latin ensemble piece
"Thank you, Roger!

Experimenting with plugging a real guitar in and adding a rhythm guitar track. roger stancill said:
Hi Jonathan, festive and entertaining... very upbeat. Good mix and overall dynamics, at least to my ear.  Good job."
Jun 1, 2018
roger stancill replied to Jonathan Shearman's discussion Casa Lobos - Latin ensemble piece
"Hi Jonathan, festive and entertaining... very upbeat. Good mix and overall dynamics, at least to my ear.  Good job."
May 24, 2018
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