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What have you composed for? Or what medium do you work around?
Film, Web, Choir, Orchestra, Small Ensemble, Big Ensemble, Songs, Contemporary Ensembles, Other
What is your favorite genre or style of music?
Is music your main income source?
No - Not Yet
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I've studied a bit with some great teachers. One of them studied at the Boulanerie, which puts me within 6 degrees of separation from Beethoven. One of them gets me within 2 degrees from Art Tatum and Teddy Wilson. Right now, I'm just writing on Finale and then making slide-show videos out of the result.

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piece and video

Posted on December 11, 2013 at 11:30pm 0 Comments

Forgive me if I am following the wrong protocol. But I made this video for a sonata movement I wrote and Finale'd.  Link above.

I have been told that it sounds like an overture.  It is not.  It actually follows sonata form, and the development is made up entirely of motifs from the themes. All the tempo and orchestration changes make it seem sectional.  If I took out the…


A question about intermediate level string playing

Posted on November 3, 2013 at 6:37pm 1 Comment

I'm writing a simple piece for intermediate level strings. 

I don't play strings, and have none available to me for experimentation.

Here is my question. I think it's straightforward enough:

Are quite a few 16th notes (in C, with no big leaps) at Allegro 120 easy, or at least playable, for string players at an intermediate level?  See the MP3 below ("Fast Part") to hear the passage in question played on Finale.…


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