evan replied to Rodney Carlyle Money's discussion A Day in the Life of a Composer "Carol of the Bells" Arrangement
"The reason he needed to do this is because both a trumpet and flugelhorn sound muddy and sloppy in their lower ranges.


Thanks, man. Us trumpet players really like when that gets pointed out.

Doesn't what I proposed sound a lot like what you ended…"
Feb 16, 2015
evan replied to Austin Joseph Lee's discussion First Post: War like video game piece
"My main thought instantly was that I think you should balance the syncopation. Maybe a recurring quarter and an eighth rest followed by an eighth and quarter drum strike along with something that pulses on the downbeats or the first downbeat of…"
Feb 14, 2015
evan replied to Rodney Carlyle Money's discussion A Day in the Life of a Composer "Carol of the Bells" Arrangement
"This reminds me of a medley I did in high school for Music Theory (I was in independent study). I used Carol of the Bells, Good King Wenceslas, and Greensleeves. I used the Carol of the Bells main idea as the underpinning to make Greensleeves sound…"
Feb 14, 2015
evan replied to evan's discussion Unused old melody/subject
"Sorry, been offline for two days (service outage). Been fighting with my service provider. Will get back on this."
Jan 23, 2015
Greg Monks replied to evan's discussion Viet inspired tune
"It's very appealing.
The simplicity of this kind of music is something Western music lost a long time ago. This music is not unlike the kind of music you'd have heard in ancient Egypt or Rome."
Jan 18, 2015
evan replied to evan's discussion Unused old melody/subject
"Bob, thank you so much, that was an eye opener. Some of the harmonies  I wouldn't use (or maybe use differently), but your use of rhythm really gets me going. That was great. I owe you a debt of gratitude. I hope I can repay it some day. Hey, if you…"
Jan 18, 2015
evan replied to Alexey Arkhipenko's discussion Short descriptions of composers
"Actually, those lines are describing Danny Elfman. Rodney Carlyle Money said:
Let's see, so you want to know what's wrong with this table? You have one line about Bach and almost three lines describing Peewee Herman. "
Jan 17, 2015
evan replied to Daniel Moretti's discussion First Composition for Symphony Orchestra - Frozen Hearts
"I would almost certainly start with changing the instrumentation. There are some good musical ideas there, for sure, but it sounds kind of Las Vegas magic show background music. 
Edit: Not that there's anything wrong with that."
Jan 17, 2015
evan replied to Greg Monks's discussion Epilogue In Nothing Flat
"That's very perceptive re: interface.
As far as who would play your piece? Who cares? Put in the public domain...we'll take good care of it. :) Greg Monks said:
The silent movie era would suit music like this due to the tongue-in-cheek nature of…"
Jan 16, 2015
evan replied to evan's discussion Unused old melody/subject
"Okay, let me have another go with the file.aminor_subject.mp3"
Jan 16, 2015
evan replied to Greg Monks's discussion Epilogue In Nothing Flat
"In this day and age, strangely enough, it may be better to specify GUI (Graphical User Interface). There are CLI's (Command Line Interface) becoming more and more popular (I have no citation for substantiation.) It's a brave new/old world. Rather…"
Jan 16, 2015
evan replied to evan's discussion Unused old melody/subject
"It's definitely there...I checked and re-checked it. It's in my player on my page. I dunno. I appreciate any extra lengths you would go through for this. I certainly didn't wish it to be more than point/click. I value your time and your input."
Jan 16, 2015
evan replied to Greg Monks's discussion Epilogue In Nothing Flat
"I have to say that this rather reminds me mostly of a (or rather seems like it would be an excellent) backing track for a silent movie I liked it."
Jan 16, 2015
evan replied to Sam Powys's discussion I've tried to write a Fugue, how have I done?
"As a trumpet player and brass enthusiast, this made me smile ear to ear.  Rodney Carlyle Money said:
A fugue is easy to write. In fact it only took me 10 minutes to correct your mistakes by reworking your subject and real answer. Your subject needs…"
Jan 15, 2015
evan replied to Sam Powys's discussion I've tried to write a Fugue, how have I done?
"I thought it was flute when it came back in."
Jan 15, 2015
evan replied to Sam Powys's discussion I've tried to write a Fugue, how have I done?
"Very well said, my man. Greg Monks said:
Fugue is to writing music what playing with a Rubik's Cube is to people who like solving mechanical puzzles. It's a challenge just to get good at it, and as a discipline it's like mixing writing music with…"
Jan 15, 2015
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