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What have you composed for? Or what medium do you work around?
Orchestra, Small Ensemble, Contemporary Ensembles, Other
What is your favorite genre or style of music?
Classical
Is music your main income source?
No - Not Yet
Where do you live?
Al-Dammam, Saudi Arabia-- Hometown: Denver, CO
About Me (Must include at least one paragraph of biographical information about you as a composer) - blank or minimal answers on this line will cause your request to be rejected. Include a link to your website if you have one.
I am a burgeoning composer. I've been a musician and songwriter for many years and have performed in various rock and jazz groups and ensembles. I have recently been trying to develop my composition skills, and I hope to get some good feedback from the members on this site.

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I have posted two pieces to my page.  The second movement is unfinished.  I can't seem to be able to wrap it up!    This is the first time anyone other than myself will hear these compositions.
Any comments or suggestions are greatly appreciated!
Thanks

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Newcomer looking to learn, meet new people and to gain an audience (albeit small)!

Posted on February 13, 2011 at 1:51pm 1 Comment

Hello everyone!.  As I said, I am new to this forum, and I am excited to hear comments, others' music, and to get feedback (positive or negative) about my music.

I would greatly appreciate suggestions, critiques, and compliments from people.  I am always learning, but I have no audience as of yet--it's impossible to really improve without criticism.  I only write compositions at my computer with Finale 2011, but I am ready to hear what people think. 

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At 10:40pm on March 13, 2011, Doug Lauber said…
Thanks Joshua. I'll consider that for future compositions, and glad you enjoyed it!
At 12:08pm on February 16, 2011, Doug Lauber said…

Hey thanks Joshua. I don't have much music to post- I'm in the middle of putting an album together of my compositions. It'll probably take me all year. I'll post them as they are completed. Thanks for listening. I'll check out your symphonies now.

...OK. Your first movement is interesting. I found myself wanting to hear more surprises and more contrasts. You have played rock and jazz. Why not allow your orchestral music to reflect that? What sample libraries are you using? GPO? My advice to you- allow your music to reflect the influences of the 20th century. I agree with Ray- a DAW and other sample libraries will help too.

At 12:57pm on February 15, 2011, Doug Lauber said…
Welcome to the forum! I'll listen to your symphonies, when I get home...
At 7:12am on February 14, 2011, Ansgar Kreutz said…
At first - sorry, but I´m not able good to speak and write in English but I try to do it. I know that it is allways a problem as other people criticize own compositions, because it´s a part of our soul, it´s like own children. What I want to say is: feel free from this what your hear from other composers - try not to invite new the language but find an own individual way to say something with own words. And this can be in a way of tonality but so as we don´t use the language of Byron or Goethe we should´nt use the style = the syntax of composers of the 19 cent. I don´t think that any music is timeless! Music of Beethoven is different from music of Dufay and Messiaen, the circumstances of their becoming are important for form, function, sound, instrumentation and so on. So I think we should focus our forces on development of sounds for the people in a contemporary situation.
At 5:04am on February 14, 2011, Ansgar Kreutz said…
I´m not able to rate this, but it is not real contemporary neither in sound nor in "audible idea" - question: to which listeners interacts this music? Ansgar
At 2:30am on February 14, 2011, Ansgar Kreutz said…
Dear Joshua, why do you try to develop your composition skills in a historic style? It can never achieve a result what you self satisfies, because the music of the Beethovens, Mendelssohns &&& is in any case better then style copies-- listen to the world of today -- Ansgar
At 8:27pm on February 12, 2011, Tyler Hughes said…
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