Hi All,I wanted to share what I have so far and see what you think. I like the way it is sounding so far. I know i have to improve the recording quality and my guitar playing a bit. It has been nice…Continue
Hi All,I wanted to know what you think of this guitar piece? I like how it sounds so far, I think I just need to make some choices about how long I want each part, and how long each part should be. I…Continue
Hi All,I play the guitar, sing and play the bass somewhat. I like to come up with melodies and eventually I want to write a full song. I am trying to compose more and read about music theory to help…Continue
"Thank you Ingo Lee,
This looks like a great resource, good stuff for me to read and get more acquainted with. I'm really enjoying learning music theory as I need it, you know? I tried learning music theory in case I needed it before, but that…"
Thank you! I'm glad you feel that way! That's interesting, I hadn't thought of brass but I can see how that could be good. I might give that a try. Thanks, I'm gonna try to rerecord it since I now notice I was…"
"Hi Dane, thanks so much for your comment! I'm glad to hear you think it sounds Brazilian, I really like the sound of Brazilian music. I started to check out Luiz Bonfa.
Thanks, I'm gonna look how to move it to the relative major or…"
"Very nice, Diego.
This has soul. I agree with what has already been said, and I can imagine distant-sounding brass in the background mariachi-style here and there. But I also like it very much as is and look forward to hearing what you do with it."
"Hi, Diego C,
Well it's certainly a nice tune, perhaps a hint of Portuguese/Brazilian. If you could excuse me saying so, reminiscent of one of my favourite Brazillians: Luiz Bonfa.
Just my own response is that it sounds fine as a main tune and…"
Hi All,I wanted to share what I have so far and see what you think. I like the way it is sounding so far. I know i have to improve the recording quality and my guitar playing a bit. It has been nice for me to see how composing is making me a better guitar player because it is allowing me to see how the quality of how I play is affecting whether my composing ideas can really come to life. I feel like what I have so far could be the chorus of the song and I want to create a verse section that is…See More
"I hear you. I used to just try things by ear but recently I've been trying to study music theory and that has helped me shorten or sharpen my guessing game because now I feel I have some roadmaps about what things might sound well. But I still…"
This has a nice feel to it. I empathize with your uncertainty as I can put a lot of time into crafting a very short bit and then lose interest before I have figured out where it's going. So I typically move on to something else hoping…"
"Hi Diego, welcome to the forum!
This piece sounds just fine the way it is, you already have harmony and an implied melody with an ABA song form that is used by many other songs. You can extend this or add parts to it or call it good and move…"
"I really like the sound of it. It reminds me a little bit of this song from this Netflix show: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0KjS2EgFclE. But they are both different melodies. I don't know if I'm right, but the bass notes are…"
What have you composed for? Or what medium do you work around?
What is your favorite genre or style of music?
Latin American Music
Is music your main income source?
No - Not at all.
Where do you live?
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I started playing the guitar at about 13 when I heard Papa Roach's riff in the song "Last Resort." I like composing but I feel like I need more discipline or collaboration to be more productive. I currently have composed a lot of melodies or sections of songs but I have not written a full song that is fully orchestrated. I usually tend to write songs that sound like they have a pop sensibility, singer-songwriter songs. Some that have a Latin-American sound to them and some that just sound like alternative rock.