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I’m Looking Down

Started this discussion. Last reply by Gerd Prengel 3 hours ago. 6 Replies

This is a popish sort of tune I made up in Sonar 8.5. I know, I know, it would have fit in back in the late 60’s or early 70’s. But that’s the pop music I love. I’m interested to hear opinions on…Continue

Tags: melodic, Pop

Life is Like a Flower

Started this discussion. Last reply by Timothy Smith Feb 5. 28 Replies

Here’s another piece I wrote on piano. Yes, it needs a vocal, but you’ll have to settle for the flute-y thing.There’s a lot going on in places and I’m not good at measuring dB levels, clashing…Continue

Tags: pop, Melodic

Which of these 2 pieces to choose?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Timothy Smith Jan 27. 6 Replies

I’m thinking about entering a song writing contest but can’t decide which one of these two pieces to use.I think I’ve posted both of them here in the past for critiques, but now I just want to know…Continue

Tags: pop, Melodic

What Do You Know

Started this discussion. Last reply by Dane Aubrun Jan 25. 16 Replies

Okay, I admit this one is Beatle-y. How is the balance? And is the bass too loud?I realize most of my stuff is “pop-ish” and that so many composers here at Composers’ Forum read music and are more…Continue

Tags: pop, Melodic

 

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Gerd Prengel replied to Rick's discussion I’m Looking Down
"Wow, Rick this is soo enjoyable to listen to  which indeed beautifully takes us back to the glorious Beatles days. Also "Absolutely Sweet Marie" from Bob Dylan  came to my mind ... Thank you!! Do you have more of that? Gerd"
3 hours ago
Gav Brown replied to Rick's discussion I’m Looking Down
"No problem Rick, in case you're interested, the service I hired is called The Happy Choir. Here's a link to one of the songs they sung for me - https://youtu.be/xkhuq148KlY"
23 hours ago
Rick replied to Rick's discussion I’m Looking Down
"Gav, I’ve never PM-ed anybody and don’t know how this stuff works. I clicked the PM link you sent me on my iPad and couldn’t figure out how to communicate with you through this method. Two names of which I have no idea who they are…"
23 hours ago
Gav Brown replied to Rick's discussion I’m Looking Down
"PM sent to Rick"
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Rick replied to Rick's discussion I’m Looking Down
"Gav, Thanks for the input! I’m not good at mixing and thought if anything the guitar (mostly at the end) was too loud. It’s really hard for me to get important parts to cut through a mix. All I know to do is pan more to one side and try…"
yesterday
Gav Brown replied to Rick's discussion I’m Looking Down
"Hi Rick, 60s-70s-Beatlish pop, and quite nice sounding. I've heard enough of your music to form an opinion that chord progressions are your strength, and they are here as well. The rest of the tune comes across as somewhat drowned in the mix -…"
yesterday
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I’m Looking Down

This is a popish sort of tune I made up in Sonar 8.5. I know, I know, it would have fit in back in the late 60’s or early 70’s. But that’s the pop music I love. I’m interested to hear opinions on composition, arrangement, melody, and how everything comes through in the mix. It badly needs a vocal. I have the lyrics written, I just don’t have a singer. I tried to get that awesome bari sax sound on The Beatles “Savoy Truffle”, it’s no where close, but it’s the best I could do with the sample…See More
yesterday
Timothy Smith replied to Rick's discussion Life is Like a Flower
" I seen that Gav has a humour and discussion section. Doesn't look like anyone has been around those parts for awhile. Maybe I'll just post something over there soon. This is an FYI in case you want to check it out. I intend for most…"
Feb 5
Dane Aubrun replied to Rick's discussion Life is Like a Flower
"Hey, again, As long as Gav doesn't mind, I'll happily engage in conversation that broadens from a musical critique. Having a dialogue can be so helpful when talking about music anyway and we do get to know each other beyond the notes we…"
Feb 5
Rick replied to Rick's discussion Life is Like a Flower
"Tim, Well, seeing as no real coffee is involved that would be fine with me. I actually love the smell of ground coffee beans, it’s just the taste I find bland. If I pass by a ground coffee machine in a supermarket, chances are that people will…"
Feb 4
Timothy Smith replied to Rick's discussion Life is Like a Flower
"We should really have a "Coffee House" Thread or you could call it the "Water Cooler" of similar because I really enjoy chatting with you guys. You both are great fellows! There's only one you and that one is very unique in…"
Feb 4
Rick replied to Rick's discussion Life is Like a Flower
"I still don’t know what an aux send is. Not a clue. I manage to do everything wrong and I’m still rewarded with an mp3. Guess I can’t complain. :)"
Feb 4
Dane Aubrun replied to Rick's discussion Life is Like a Flower
"Rick, hi! Nahhhh!  ...Me, genius? ...Fact is I'm an alien. I formerly lived on this asteroid perpetually in winter. As I hate winter I had to move so I got on the phone to NASA and they did their best, landed me in this little island off…"
Feb 4
Rick replied to Rick's discussion Life is Like a Flower
"Dane, Why am I not surprised? I’ve never ever seen so much as a single typo in anything you’ve posted to anyone here in the forum. That alone makes you; (1) an alien from another world, or (2) a person with a deep need to be understood,…"
Feb 4
Dane Aubrun replied to Rick's discussion Life is Like a Flower
"More or less the same here about social media. I have none of these accounts nor do I have a smart phone. In fact, anything prefixed with the word "smart" deters me utterly. What's it pretending to be? Cleverer than me? (Not difficult…"
Feb 4
Rick replied to Rick's discussion Life is Like a Flower
"Tim, About not fitting in here in the US. You and me both. I hate sports. That is to say, I hate all sports. Super bowl shmuper bowl, I could care less. I would have lost a bet before the game, not on who will win but rather; what teams were even…"
Feb 3

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What have you composed for? Or what medium do you work around?
Orchestra, Songs
What is your favorite genre or style of music?
Beatles, Classical
Is music your main income source?
No - Not Yet
Where do you live?
Puyallup, WA
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'm an amateur composer and just want to share my music with others. I don't know any musicians. I play guitar, piano, and bass. Since discovering the world of virtual instruments, I can now do with a mouse what I do with real instruments.

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