Roger Garcia replied to Nick Carlson's discussion This piece may be too difficult to play
"I like the title, fits the style and feel. One word to describe this niche: Dada"
Nov 18, 2013
Roger Garcia replied to thomas williams's discussion New orchestral song
"It feel very electronic and cinematic. Perhaps something written for a video game sequence? It would fit well in that category!"
Nov 18, 2013
Roger Garcia replied to Natanel Arnson's discussion New epic!
"This sounds more like a Montage sequence than an epic. Do you score all of your music on notation software and then apply the VST plug-ins? I like the pads and electronic elements in the percussion. Which VST plug ins do you use for those? And…"
Nov 18, 2013
Roger Garcia replied to Roger Garcia's discussion Arranging my own work for a different ensemble type...copyright question
"Ok, that's very helpful advice. I just went online and checked out numerous arrangements of any given song and the copyright belongs to the owner of the original work, not the derivative. So if I choose to go through with this arrangement, they will…"
Nov 15, 2013
Roger Garcia replied to Roger Garcia's discussion Arranging my own work for a different ensemble type...copyright question
"Thank you for your reply!

To clarify, they just want the Marching Band version, which is my arrangement of the original (which also happens to be my own work). From my understanding, if you were to arrange a public domain piece for a publisher…"
Nov 15, 2013
Roger Garcia replied to Ursula Jasovec's discussion Orchestration for BRASS
"There are some great pieces of advice already on here. So, all I will add is a little bit of trivia. Did you know the trombone is the loudest unamplified instrument? That doesn't mean they can't play pianissimo, but it's great trivia when you just…"
Oct 29, 2013
Roger Garcia replied to Dave Riedstra's discussion Horn fluttertongue swells
"Flutter tongue is most common when used in a crescendo or even fp crescendo effect. I am able to start a flutter softly and correctly on a trumpet. I've never tried it on a horn and don't have one accessible at the time, but from my experience as a…"
Oct 29, 2013
Roger Garcia replied to David Jacques's discussion derivative work copyright question
"Well there you go! I fell for a tall tale! But, having heard this information in the past, I still stayed away from it since I had never run across that in the copyright law. Thanks!"
Oct 29, 2013
Roger Garcia replied to Maggie Bigelow's discussion The Elfman Sound
"You can actually learn a lot about his technique and preferences by watching any movie he has scored and has made a commentary on. He is very transparent, humble and straightforward, even to the point of mentioning how other film composers have…"
Oct 29, 2013
Roger Garcia replied to David Jacques's discussion derivative work copyright question
"Brian makes a great point, but let's not forget that the text itself is copyright protected. When working with High School Bands or Orchestras, I usually send them a contract that indicates they understand the organization(the school) is responsible…"
Oct 29, 2013
Roger Garcia replied to Peter Linn's discussion Pricing out a commercial gig
"Are the six 30 second spots to be variations on the same theme? That may be considered before bringing your fees too high. You want to be fair to yourself, but also not lose the gig! Definitely, though, if you're selling the rights as well, I would…"
Oct 29, 2013

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