Pierre-Louis replied to Pierre-Louis's discussion For iPhone / iPad owners, do you know the Newzik sheet music reader app?
"Actually I did try ForScore before switching to Newzik, and the latter has more features in terms of XML reading, transposing, more formats supported and a band mode for reheasals and lives :-) I don't know about Cadenza though."
Jun 25, 2016
Michael Lofting replied to Pierre-Louis's discussion For iPhone / iPad owners, do you know the Newzik sheet music reader app?
"I loaded newzik but decided not to go further when it asked me to register.

I did buy forscore which does seem to have the same capability but not free.

I have also bought cadenza which is designed to accompany you as you play. Not quite the same…"
Jun 24, 2016
Larry Elliott replied to Pierre-Louis's discussion The philosophy of composing
"Greetings Pierre,
I find that sitting down at the piano now and then, and forcing myself to come up with a melody works great. I may not be feeling anything at that time, but later the next day or next week, when I listen again, I may hear it in a…"
Jun 9, 2016
roger stancill replied to Pierre-Louis's discussion The philosophy of composing
"Bob, I would differentiate a general signature sound from 'a hook' as in a
catch phrase to build a 'tune' around, tho' I suppose that too could become
a signature of a sort. The thing is, it's all art to someone.     RS"
May 31, 2016
roger stancill replied to Pierre-Louis's discussion The philosophy of composing
"There is no grand philosophy for success at composing. And there never will be.
Individuals may find a formula that works in any secific genre, but is
that really art?  Repeating success ? This may just make you money,
like Lionel Richy and his…"
May 31, 2016
roger stancill replied to Pierre-Louis's discussion The philosophy of composing
"I will second this Joseph, your post was very well put, and well presented.
You did not try to commandeer the thread nor 'one- up' anyone, and continued the
discussion in a sane and level headed way. I agree with much of what you stated,
especially…"
May 31, 2016
roger stancill replied to Pierre-Louis's discussion The philosophy of composing
".... or possibly his inability to adapt ? Rodney Carlyle Money said:
It was O's "intelligence" that earned him that vacation."
May 31, 2016
Stephen Lines replied to Pierre-Louis's discussion The philosophy of composing
"Joseph,
This is a most erudite and informative addition to the discussion and entirely encapsulates my thoughts on the subject.
I don't believe for a moment that you're a lazy writer, nor do I think 'O' could have improved on this. Your writing is…"
May 31, 2016
Rodney Carlyle Money replied to Pierre-Louis's discussion The philosophy of composing
"It was O's "intelligence" that earned him that vacation."
May 31, 2016
Joseph Harry replied to Pierre-Louis's discussion The philosophy of composing
"Hello Pierre-Louis
 
Thank you for inviting us to give our take on the philosophy of music composition. In your very last sentence you use the word “art”. That is interesting in itself. And your question is even more interesting (and revealing):
You…"
May 30, 2016
roger stancill replied to Pierre-Louis's discussion The philosophy of composing
"Yo Ray, 1951 was a good year  lol   I'm the same age, tho' everyone I meet thinks
I'm in my early 50's. (I like to say I'm 50 w/ 15 yrs. experience at it)
Honesty is the only critique worth anything. It may not be what someone wants to hear,
and it…"
May 30, 2016
Greg Brus replied to Pierre-Louis's discussion The philosophy of composing
"Perhaps they usually stick to the "if you don't have anything nice to say, say nothing" rule, but sometimes just can't restrain themselves."
May 30, 2016
Socrates Arvanitakis replied to Pierre-Louis's discussion The philosophy of composing
"That goes without saying for me too, Rodney. Rodney Carlyle Money said:
As honest as Scapegoat and Fred's posts can seem I will tell you this, I am truly honored when either Scapegoat says something positive about my use of virtual instruments, and…"
May 29, 2016
Rodney Carlyle Money replied to Pierre-Louis's discussion The philosophy of composing
"As honest as Scapegoat and Fred's posts can seem I will tell you this, I am truly honored when either Scapegoat says something positive about my use of virtual instruments, and I am equally honored when Fred says something positive compositionally…"
May 29, 2016
roger stancill replied to Pierre-Louis's discussion The philosophy of composing
"Tyler , I understand you're point. It is not so much for the sport of it, and I always try to respect the
original topic, tho' side issues do arise , like a squirrel on the road. You veir , you react to the circumstances
and then you hopefully head…"
May 29, 2016
Tyler Hughes replied to Pierre-Louis's discussion The philosophy of composing
"It should be added, though everyone has the choice to choose what they comment on and what not to comment on we must all respect the original post. 
Additionally, dont let the attraction of drama lead one to help de-rail a topic. It may be fun for…"
May 29, 2016
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