Sam Umar posted a discussion
Hello everyone!I wanted to share my latest piece for piano concerto. This composition is divided into 3 phases; the first 2 contain a specific main theme that will be combined in the 3rd phase, with a slight variation. In the first phase, I also…
5 hours ago
Sam Umar replied to Layne Lee's discussion Hidden World, my latest piece I have posted!
"I enjoyed listening to it. Perhaps you can elaborate the oboe melody more, not just following the chords that are built together with the orchestra. Hence, I think it will stand out more. In the beggning, I feel the crash cymbal has too much part in…"
Thursday
Sam Umar replied to Francois Jenno's discussion Valse Miniature - Solo Piano
"I liked it! Although it's rather lack of variation in the composition overall, or is it because of a miniature idea? It's just like someone is saying something the same over and over. Somehow, I've waited a development of it, but didn't get one."
Thursday
Sam Umar replied to Saul Gefen's discussion The Elves (Revisited)
"I can imagine a video game like Skyrim, where the character is voyaging terrains while this music is playing. Really enjoying it!"
Wednesday
Sam Umar replied to Damon R. Mathews's discussion Two Chord Wonder
"Really liked the vibe here, except maybe the radio chattering on the background. I probably missed the chord progression as you mentioned, perhaps because I enjoyed it too much. It kinda reminded me of an 80's movie or something."
Wednesday
Sam Umar replied to Dane Aubrun's discussion A short piece for those who need insomnia treatment.
"I quite liked it. I thought that I would be gone to sleep, as you might suggested, but I didn't. The melody flow keeps my brain following how it goes. I personally think this could be a stand-alone piece, rather than a suite."
Wednesday
Sam Umar replied to Sam Umar's discussion Combining fragments in Music
"Hello Ingo. Thank you for listening to my piece. Yes I've been learning classical & non-classical composition myself. I'm particularly interested in what Wagner did in his composition. His leitmotif approach is the one that triggers me in developing…"
May 16, 2021
Ingo Lee replied to Sam Umar's discussion Combining fragments in Music
"Hi Sam, your piece sounds very nice I think you have done quite well with it. As Gav has told you the approach you describe is quite similar to standard compositional practices that have been used for many years.  Have you studied compostion?  I'm…"
May 16, 2021
Sam Umar replied to Sam Umar's discussion Combining fragments in Music
"Okay, I see. Thank you.
 
Regards,
Sam"
May 13, 2021
Gavin Brown replied to Sam Umar's discussion Combining fragments in Music
"Your approach sounds similar to Sonata form, which many composers have written in
G"
May 13, 2021
Sam Umar replied to Sam Umar's discussion Combining fragments in Music
"Hi Gavin,
Thank you for listening and giving your input.
I see. So, I guess, the idea of 'extracting' a fragment from the main theme, and then combine them is not that recognizable. I probably have to rethink the approach, maybe create a more…"
May 13, 2021
Gavin Brown replied to Sam Umar's discussion Combining fragments in Music
"Hi Sam, while there is nothing wrong with this piece and it is at times quite pretty, I don't know that I hear all these complexities you are describing, in fact, if you had not mentioned what you are doing I am quite sure I woudn't have picked up…"
May 13, 2021
Sam Umar posted a discussion
I have been working on this idea of combining themes or fragments in my music. In this instance, I wrote two main themes, each has one distinguisable fragment. At the beginning, I mention the 2 fragments in each main themes. On certain part of the…
May 12, 2021
Sam Umar posted a video
This is the video that will be included in the next Scoring to Picture series. The music plays against a scene from a mobile phone game called #PUBGMobile. A...
Sep 14, 2020
Sam Umar posted a video
The freshest composition for the #ScoringToPicture series. In addition to the usual 2 main themes, I also included 2 different key signatures for each theme. Will this work when they are joint together? One theme is played by a #saxophone. Almost…
Mar 9, 2020
Sam Umar replied to Renan Javier Cabrera's discussion Anybody doing Hans Zimmer's composing challenge?
"Very nice version of yours, Jon. :) Jon Brantingham said:
Here is my entry. I must say, I had fun composing this and using the stems."
Feb 23, 2014
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  • Greetings Sam,

    I like your music. It has some nice qualities. Thanks for sharing.

    Very best,

    Larry Elliott

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