Rob J Kennedy replied to Sean Pollaro's discussion Finding work as an infant composer. Where to go?
"Hi Sean,

I've been writing music for 40 years and I couldn't do it with learning how to write. If you want others to play your music you have to learn how to notate it. You don't need college for that, and it depends on what sort of music you want…"
Mar 4
Sean Pollaro replied to Saul Gefen's discussion Concerto for Strings In F major
"DAMN. Now that was fun! "
Mar 2
Sean Pollaro replied to Michael Bates's discussion Curvetude, for solo piano
"I cant believe no one has commented on this yet. This piece is very touching and awe inspiring! Beautifully melancholy and yearning for the past but at the same time looking forward as if on the brink of some ground breaking new paradigm. It's like…"
Mar 2
Sean Pollaro replied to Sean Pollaro's discussion My first orchestral piece
"I love the way you characterize it haha! The whole experience really was like a spontaneous dive in to play, kind of like a kid in a sandbox. I think its entertaining because its keeps moving and changing not looking back. My severe ADHD causes me…"
Mar 2
Sean Pollaro replied to Sean Pollaro's discussion My first orchestral piece
"Man, I'm absolutely humbled. I had no idea I would get this kind of response and was actually bracing for the impact of   criticism from the forum. Your words inspire me and absolutely made my day. Thank you so much!  Tarun Prajapat said:
Hi…"
Mar 2
Sean Pollaro replied to Sean Pollaro's discussion My first orchestral piece
"Dane,
This means a lot coming from you as I'm blown away by the stuff you've posted on this forum. So a little background, Im a self taught keyboard player and have been playing and writing songs and grooves for about 15 years, mainly funk, fusion…"
Mar 2
James Gilmour replied to Sean Pollaro's discussion My first orchestral piece
"Sean, I have listened to this multiple times, and find it to be a thoroughly enjoyable madcap romp, from the key winding that starts everything to the bubbly synth as things wind down near the end! I love how you drive the piece forward with the…"
Mar 2
Tarun Prajapat replied to Sean Pollaro's discussion My first orchestral piece
"Hi Sean,
You are but another example of why I'm quite chuffed to be part of this forum, as a new member. It's great to be in the company of composers more talented than me; it will only push me to do better.
I'll give you a compliment fitting with…"
Mar 2
Dane Aubrun replied to Sean Pollaro's discussion My first orchestral piece
"Hi, Sean,
I can hardly add to others here. It's an interesting work and first effort? (I agree with Ingo here) a damned good effort, first or not!. It seems to cross with what I regard as 'light music' and you seem to have achieved a remarkable…"
Mar 1
Sean Pollaro replied to Sean Pollaro's discussion My first orchestral piece
"Exactly! I actually wrote a slow moving melancholy piece on harp that directly follows this. Its beautiful and spacious but I haven't orchestrated it yet so I left it out. This definitely would benefit from some valleys to accompany the massive…"
Mar 1
Ali Riza SARAL replied to Sean Pollaro's discussion My first orchestral piece
"Hi Sean,
Congratulations.  Mind blowing music...

My teacher had told me once, 'when you finish school you shall forget everything you have learned at the school!'
So there is nothing wrong or right I guess.  

One point here is: Where do you go…"
Feb 28
Sean Pollaro replied to Jon Corelis's discussion The Battle of Clontarf
"I enjoyed this. Its fun and has a Celtic/medieval spirit that took my imagination. Thanks for sharing!"
Feb 28
Sean Pollaro replied to Ali Riza SARAL's discussion Stabat Mater
"It's brilliant. I know the sorrow that is in this piece. All I can say is I'm right there with you and I appreciate your honesty."
Feb 28
Sean Pollaro replied to Gerd Prengel's discussion Symphonic Poem - THE SUN
"Wow, Note Performer looks cool! I multi track with midi in Logic which is an entirely different animal. I'm interested in writing a piece using the traditional scoring approach so I may try this software out. Perhaps it will result in a more…"
Feb 28
Sean Pollaro replied to Sean Pollaro's discussion My first orchestral piece
"SICK Ingo Lee said:
It's definitely old school. You mentioned Miles Davis, here he is (pre electric) with a Gil Evans orchestra piece."
Feb 28
Sean Pollaro replied to Sean Pollaro's discussion My first orchestral piece
"yea flutes need some attention there.  Honestly that was a part I played early on and never got back to to tweaking the articulations. Im going to keep working on this. The mix was tricky as certain instruments just wouldn't cut through the way I…"
Feb 28
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