Tombo Rombo's Discussions
Started this discussion. Last reply by Russell Bell Oct 25, 2010.
This one should be posted under the "why don't we just all...get along?" category. I had a running debate with a good friend, phenomenal guitar player, who was very anti-music theory. He would point to great guitar players like Wes Montgomery and…Continue
Started this discussion. Last reply by Nigel Keay Dec 17, 2010.
My first music program was something called MED for the Amiga computer, back in 1990 or 91. It could play up to four parts, using vertical columns for the parts with 64 rows for rhythms. You could assign whatever value you wanted to the rows (say…Continue
Started this discussion. Last reply by Jon Brantingham Mar 15, 2012.
I started thinking about this today. Successful song writing partnerships stretch back to Lennon/McCartney and I'm sure much further (Rodgers/Hammerstein comes to mind) but I can't think of any composing partnerships. For instance, Mozart and…Continue
Started this discussion. Last reply by SEDstar Aug 25, 2011.
Its been 7 months or so since I have written a lick of music. I have some good opportunities to receive performances if I could just write something but...nope. Every idea seems like "been there done that" or "well whoop-dee-freakin-doo another…Continue
Started this discussion. Last reply by Raymond Kemp Dec 9, 2013.
A friend recently recommended I go to this site (sort of a back handed way of telling me "Your samples suck buddy" I did already know that by the way :)…Continue
Started this discussion. Last reply by SEDstar Oct 4, 2010.
I have always been skeptical about Schenker's urlinie. It seems as though you can fudge the data to get any line you want (3-2-1, 5-4-3-2-1). One of my old proffesors told me, with a far away look in his eye, that he used to think the same as I do…Continue
Started this discussion. Last reply by Beth Patterson Jan 10, 2011.
I used to write for an ancient website called "epinions". It actually still exists but became irrelevant once social networking really took off. My username was Fartzarellah for any who are interested. Anyways, many of the music reviews written…Continue
Started this discussion. Last reply by Tombo Rombo Dec 9, 2013.
This one's a work in progress, the recap needs to be reworked and I'm not very happy with the middle section yet, but the A section is pretty much in place. It's for piano trio. It does stuff and goes places. My plan was to write something…Continue
Started this discussion. Last reply by Mike Oct 6, 2011.
A good friend from my high school days has a sound cloud page that gets plenty of "likes". In thinking about why, I decided it is because he uses hip hop beats. So, my thinking was, put a beat to anything and people will like it. I was wrong ;…Continue
Started this discussion. Last reply by Simon Godden Oct 8, 2010.
This is an article I wrote a few years back on how inspiration is over rated. The Bottom Line The hell with inspiration! I have been "writing" songs (the earliest were not written down, thus the scare quotes) most of my life (about 23 of my 28…Continue