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 15
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 15
Sam Umar replied to Sam Umar's discussion Combining fragments in Music
"Okay, I see. Thank you.
 
Regards,
Sam"
May 12
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 12
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 12
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 12
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 11
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 13, 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 8, 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 22, 2014
Sam Umar replied to Renan Javier Cabrera's discussion Anybody doing Hans Zimmer's composing challenge?
"Ray, how do you suggest for a believable phrasing on the guitar part? Can you give us an example?"
Feb 22, 2014
Sam Umar replied to Renan Javier Cabrera's discussion Anybody doing Hans Zimmer's composing challenge?
"Thanks for listening the track, Ray, even though you weren't finishing it haha. What do you mean by "no one plays like that" ?? Too impossible to play, ya think?"
Feb 21, 2014
Sam Umar replied to Renan Javier Cabrera's discussion Anybody doing Hans Zimmer's composing challenge?
"Here's my contribution to the contest. I took percussion and brass stems into the composition. Please have a listen. Thanks.http://www.hanszimmerwantsyou.com/tracks/5861"
Feb 21, 2014
Sam Umar posted photos
Dec 12, 2012
Sam Umar replied to Andelko J. (DJ Anubis)'s discussion Epic orchestral production by me
"This is an excellent work. I enjoyed it very well! I believe this suits for action movies with scenes of wars or some sort. Nice share!"
Nov 1, 2012
Michael Forbes replied to Sam Umar's discussion Are You A Full Time Composer?
"Hi, Folks...

I am a high school teacher, very happy in my work.  While full-time composing sounds sweet, my long term goal is to just be active in music after my retirement (about 10 years). If I am able to make some money composing...fabulous. …"
Aug 31, 2012
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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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