Timothy Smith replied to Matt Baker's discussion Untitled Duet for Piano and Viola
"I thought this was a very pretty melody and piano accompaniment. You asked about the bass clef. Why not add descending 2's spaced a third apart? Just a thought."
Feb 24, 2020
Tillerich replied to Matt Baker's discussion Orchestration from Piano
"I'd like to second point 3. of Bob's response: get in touch with some string players to interact with, then a number of specific practical qualities of the instrument(s) will become clear quickly.
The other thing probably is to invest time to read…"
Feb 23, 2020
Tillerich replied to Matt Baker's discussion Full Orchestra Rondo
"Hey, I am pretty sure there is some more stuff you can squeeze out of this lovely melodic tune, rather than repeating it almost unchanged thoughout. Particularly as you are seeking to write a Rondo, it would be important, as far as I can tell, to…"
Feb 23, 2020
Tillerich replied to Matt Baker's discussion Movement No. 1
"It reminds me of "Summer Games" on the Commodore Amiga...! :-)
I was a bit surprised, that, throughout the movement, you are taking back / down quite a lot of the sound (and possibly momentum), with a lot of solo passages etc., which may have scope…"
Feb 23, 2020
Tillerich replied to Matt Baker's discussion Untitled Duet for Piano and Viola
"It sounds like possible computer game music to me (in a good way).
If it is meant to be played by (probably) relatively young musicians (Teens or such), then I would consider some simplification of the notation and time changes, as they could be…"
Feb 23, 2020
Tillerich replied to Matt Baker's discussion Movement No. 3
"Hello,
sorry that nobody replied so far.
I am very much an amateur, so, I may not be very eloquent to put my thoughts in words, and I may not be very technically able to give direct advice as such.
My impression was that the piece starts rather…"
Feb 23, 2020
Matt Baker replied to LeviathaninWaves's discussion Trying to wrap my head around some composition techniques.
"If you want to study video game music, these guys talk about it pretty extensively. I found their podcast on iTunes, but I'm sure it's also other places.
http://www.supermarcatobros.com/podcast"
Aug 19, 2019
Ingo Lee replied to Matt Baker's discussion Untitled Duet for Piano and Viola
"Hi Matt -  I enjoyed this, it has some placid predictable parts that are offset by some spicier stuff that makes a nice package. One way to approach adding interest is to insert variations of rhythm or harmony (or both) and there are many ways to do…"
Jul 3, 2019
Matt Baker replied to Lucas Oliveira Krumenaur's discussion Hey guys, very easy melody to play arround (for newbes at least) come join the fun!
"Good point, Dane. .mscz files are the format that MuseScore uses. I thought it was the generic format, but I remember now that it's .xml, which can be read by (I presume) most notation software. Here is the .xml and a .pdf…"
Jun 16, 2019
Matt Baker replied to Lucas Oliveira Krumenaur's discussion Hey guys, very easy melody to play arround (for newbes at least) come join the fun!
"I wouldn't say anything I do is "right," I just try to write what sounds good to me and then get advice on what errors I've made and how to make it better. One thing I've been aware of more lately (per advice from this forum) is playing around with…"
Jun 15, 2019
Matt Baker replied to Lucas Oliveira Krumenaur's discussion Hey guys, very easy melody to play arround (for newbes at least) come join the fun!
"I added 8 measures before my kids started going nuts. It's kinda what I was thinking when I suggested giving a melody to the cello. Hope you like it!
MattMusiquinha_2_var.mscz"
Jun 15, 2019
Matt Baker replied to Rick's discussion Soft The Snow
"I liked it. We've had a bit of a warm spell here lately, so I couldn't think snow; rather, it sounded to me more like the beach level in Mario Kart 64. (I don't know what that means other than I want to go swimming.) Nicely done."
Jun 14, 2019
Matt Baker replied to Matt Baker's discussion Movement No. 1
"Thanks, Dane, both for your comments and for taking the time to listen.
Throughout the whole piece, I tried to give players parts that I think I'd have fun playing. I bought a viola last summer because I wanted to learn how to play it (I play…"
Jun 11, 2019
Dane Aubrun replied to Matt Baker's discussion Movement No. 1
"Well done! Basically a nice composition and from looking at the score it would sound lighter and airier when played live. Nice that you give the double bass some independence.
I had a small problem with the way you laid out the chords (vertically)…"
Jun 11, 2019
Matt Baker replied to Lucas Oliveira Krumenaur's discussion Mania
"I really like your key change from F into Ab. I didn't even realize you had started in a different key until I looked it over a second time; I think it was hidden by the sudden rhythm changes--which I liked.
One spot I didn't care for was your first…"
Jun 11, 2019
Matt Baker replied to Rick's discussion Give it Up
"Hi Rick,
I don't disagree with Gav--but I would point out that this with even a simple melody line, this would make an amazing piece for a video game level.

Matt"
Jun 10, 2019
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