Rick Waugh replied to Lawrence Aurich's discussion Tarantella
"Beautifully done. If that's all midi generated, it sure sounds great; absolutely lovely mix."
Dec 11, 2017
Rick Waugh replied to Rick Waugh's discussion Wind, Leaves
"I realized this last weekend, that I have taken a ton of photographs walking through the park where the idea first came to me for this piece. So I ended up making a video collage of all those shots, with the music in the background."
Dec 11, 2017
Rick Waugh replied to Jérémie Lhomme's discussion [Piano] Impromptu in F minor "We'll meet again" - Jeremie Lhomme
"Well, that's just plain lovely. Very nice sense of dynamics throughout to keep the interest going."
Dec 11, 2017
Rick Waugh replied to Bob Forrest's discussion volume control
"Learning how to make midi sound good inside a DAW is not a simple task, that's for sure. You might be able to import the files easily enough, but the next part, getting sounds, and applying your dynamics control to make it sound like you want, is a…"
Dec 6, 2017
Rick Waugh replied to Steven S. Billings's discussion Long Form Rock Composing
"I love prog, always have. Yes was a huge influence on my musical life.
There is a huge amount of prog being written and performed now. A lot of it is more metal influenced than it used to be, bands like Kamelot. Then there are bands a bit more like…"
Dec 6, 2017
Rick Waugh replied to Dominic Amlot's discussion Guitar Quarter Tone Notation
"Lol. Here's the correct one. - Thanks Dave.
Here's a video of Jack Thammarat, a Thai guitar player, holding bent notes. If you start from around the 3 minute mark, you'll see a bit more of what is possible, including a long hold on the final note,…"
Dec 6, 2017
Rick Waugh replied to Dominic Amlot's discussion Guitar Quarter Tone Notation
"Funny, I've seen hammer ons and pull offs, and slides notated, but not a bend. It's not terribly common in classical music, not that I've seen. It's very common to do what you're talking about while playing electric lead, and they do hit and hold…"
Dec 6, 2017
Rick Waugh replied to Manfred Goop's discussion is perfect pitch an advantage to a composer?
"In my junior high school there was a girl who had perfect pitch. She also had a number of mental and physical problems, not enough to keep her out of school, but they made her life more than a bit difficult. She could not abide any music that was…"
Dec 6, 2017
Rick Waugh replied to Manfred Goop's discussion is perfect pitch an advantage to a composer?
"I have a friend who when he tunes his guitar, he tunes the A string to a perfect "A", then tunes the guitar from there. He trained himself to be able to do that, but aside from that one note, simply has good relative pitch. I had not heard that it…"
Dec 6, 2017
Rick Waugh replied to Gavin Brown's discussion Toy Boat
"Well, that's fun. Love the playfulness of both the piece, and the score. I'm still trying to figure out exactly how a professional musician wants to see work notated, not that I get the opportunity, but my composition teacher will tell me I have…"
Dec 5, 2017
Rick Waugh replied to S Fox's discussion Huron carol variations
"Lovely, liked them all. Excellent selection of styles."
Dec 4, 2017
Rick Waugh replied to Rick Waugh's discussion Wind, Leaves
"Score. Not sure why it didn’t upload the first time.Wind, Leaves.pdf"
Dec 3, 2017
Paul Copeland replied to Rick Waugh's discussion Introducing Rick Waugh
"G'day Rick. Good for you getting right back into composition. That is definitely the way to go if you are now about to retire.
Good to have lessons also to get the brain cells tuned up again :)
Lots of stuff out there, and absolutely amazing stuff…"
Dec 2, 2017
Gavin Brown replied to Rick Waugh's discussion Introducing Rick Waugh
"Hello Rick and nice to see you! Welcome back to the forum!
Gav"
Dec 1, 2017
Rick Waugh replied to Art Lowell's discussion My Latest Effort - Reverie
"On the one hand, I like the change, I like the overall feel and tone of the piece. On the other hand, some repetition is a comfortable thing in a piece of music.
Very definitely a feel of Debussy in there."
Dec 1, 2017
Rick Waugh replied to Peter Lysander's discussion A Walk In The Park
"Very fun start, you could go a lot of places with that. I like the thoughts about writing things down, to come up with a "plot" for the piece. And there are lots of things you can do, such as a key change, or a different melody with the same rhythm,…"
Dec 1, 2017
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