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  1. Thread: Take 2


    A few days ago, about January 25th, on the recommendation of a fellow board member, I downloaded a composition program called FL Studio -- keep in mind that was the first time I ever composed anything, and I have no formal training what so ever, so I am still learning. I've played around with it, had to download samples elsewhere to make up for absence of samples or replace very poor ones like the trumpet.

    First 24 hours I made this piece -- my very first ever:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bbvtRFK8pKU


    Then I made this one, which has a lot going one at once:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9u2rP-20qpQ


    Then I made this crappy one:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gwokhVDSkWk

    Which I summed up in my previous thread like so:
    It has random notes. I decided to just go crazy, but I did try to keep the notes sounding nice and at some kind of harmonizing level at times.
    While the underlyining melody is what inspired the piece (and as a whole it's NOTHING like in my head -- on purpose) it itself isn't getting a full presance in this piece and is competing with everything else. This will NOT be for everybody; it was barely for me a couple times!

    But as they say, even great ideas can come from failure. Or in this case, dancing with failure as if you were going to take it home and make love to it.



    The piece after that was inspired by a well known radio program called "Hearts of Space" and as a result I have named the cue just that:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OLd47MWq3-M


    Deciding to go straight down a very odd route and inspired by a piece by another composer, I composed this "off" piece:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kklGpSVwKe0


    The following piece was inspired by Silvestri's work on "CHiPs", but the trumpet I had at the time was so cheap sounding that it ended up giving the piece more of a cheesey overall feel:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rst9Pan-6DQ


    After having my fun I decided to go down a route with a piece almost purely of structure with the same theme, resolution and bridge playing off each other at times:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w5tFqFECOMM



    And as of today as I create my new post, I instroduce my first action cue:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-s9TyYZFomY
    The views and opinions of Ford A. Thaxton are his own and do not necessarily reflect the ones of ANYONE else.
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      CommentAuthorDemetris
    • CommentTimeFeb 4th 2009
    I thought you wanted the other thread.....closed? confused

    Will listen later on.
    Love Maintitles. It's full of Wanders.
  2. Yes, closed because it was way out of hand, and Erik's suggestion of starting anew was a correct path of choice.
    The views and opinions of Ford A. Thaxton are his own and do not necessarily reflect the ones of ANYONE else.
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      CommentAuthormoviescore
    • CommentTimeFeb 4th 2009
    Sorry, Justin, not again. I tried in the previous thread to give you some serious feedback, come back when you've done some homework!

    mc
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      CommentAuthorErik Woods
    • CommentTimeFeb 4th 2009
    Justin... my advice would be to STOP, print out all of Mikael's feedback, read every word over and over and over again until it's ingrained into your mind, buy or borrow some books from the library, study and then come back when you have something that is listenable. Seriously, Justin, I can't listen to your 'music.' It's all over the place, there's no structure... it's basically random incoherent noise. Now maybe there is a place for this sort of 'experimental, improv' music somewhere in this world but I don't think you are going to have many film music fans on your side here.

    So, again, Justin, stop and do some serious research and studying... even on just the basics (which I don't thing you have a grasp on) and then write a solid 1 minute piece that will showcase your new skills.

    -Erik-
    host and producer of CINEMATIC SOUND RADIO | www.cinematicsound.net | www.facebook.com/cinematicsound | I HAVE TINNITUS!
  3. That's why I told him that there is no technical feedback I can give him, because he just can't compose. There is just nothing to it!

    Anthony on the other hand did something far more sensible and has potential to work on. This is why I could give decent feedback to him and not to Justin.
    http://www.filmmusic.pl - Polish Film Music Review Website
  4. Justin, I don't know if you are serious with your music, or if you just want to have some fun. But when I listened to these little tunes, I felt I was re listening to the electronic music Ross did in "Friends". And that was a hilarious joke in those series considering he just played random notes and effects. This is that kind of feeling I'm reliving here. I honestly hope you just have some fun with this.
    waaaaaahhhhhhhh!!! Where's my nut? arrrghhhhhhh
    • CommentAuthorAnthony
    • CommentTimeFeb 4th 2009
    Wait...another thread? What was wrong with the couldn't-be-more-general Music Making?
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      CommentAuthorWilliam
    • CommentTimeFeb 4th 2009
    PawelStroinski wrote
    Anthony on the other hand did something far more sensible and has potential to work on.


    http://www.maintitles.net/forum/discuss … ment_85435
    • CommentAuthorAnthony
    • CommentTimeFeb 4th 2009 edited
    William wrote
    PawelStroinski wrote
    Anthony on the other hand did something far more sensible and has potential to work on.


    http://www.maintitles.net/forum/discuss … ment_85435


    William, do you have a continual urge to put people down? Of course I used loops and samples. Perhaps you missed the bit that suggested it was the first thing I've ever done on GarageBand? confused rolleyes
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      CommentAuthorWilliam
    • CommentTimeFeb 4th 2009 edited
    Anthony wrote
    William wrote
    PawelStroinski wrote
    Anthony on the other hand did something far more sensible and has potential to work on.


    http://www.maintitles.net/forum/discuss … ment_85435


    William, do you have a continual urge to put people down? Of course I used loops and samples. Perhaps you missed the bit that suggested it was the first thing I've ever done on GarageBand? confused rolleyes


    Anthony, I'm not trying to put you down. It's just the fact that you have previously failed to mention that you're using loops, and in so doing have caused others to believe that everything they hear is a product of your own imagination. Give credit where credit is due. My pieces, for instance, use no loops whatsoever. Granted, I've messed around with loops in the past, but have always noted that little detail to others when loops have been present. I'm not saying you shouldn't use loops, just that you should maybe say you are when you are.
    • CommentAuthorAnthony
    • CommentTimeFeb 4th 2009
    Were you the kid that told on everyone else at school by any chance?
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      CommentAuthorWilliam
    • CommentTimeFeb 4th 2009
    Anthony wrote
    Were you the kid that told on everyone else at school by any chance?


    Well... biggrin
    • CommentAuthorAnthony
    • CommentTimeFeb 4th 2009 edited
    ...at least I know Krull when I hear it?

    Sorry, I meant Southall.wink smile
  5. Piece I created and have titled "Green Solemn Pastures". Cello, strings, oboe, xylaphone, and some muffled toms around the end. Took me nine hours to get this piece done.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4jka5qo3Gpk

    (I just uploaded it, so it may take a few minutes; going off to bed now)
    The views and opinions of Ford A. Thaxton are his own and do not necessarily reflect the ones of ANYONE else.
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      CommentAuthorErik Woods
    • CommentTimeFeb 8th 2009
    Erik Woods wrote
    Justin... my advice would be to STOP, print out all of Mikael's feedback, read every word over and over and over again until it's ingrained into your mind, buy or borrow some books from the library, study and then come back when you have something that is listenable. Seriously, Justin, I can't listen to your 'music.' It's all over the place, there's no structure... it's basically random incoherent noise. Now maybe there is a place for this sort of 'experimental, improv' music somewhere in this world but I don't think you are going to have many film music fans on your side here.

    So, again, Justin, stop and do some serious research and studying... even on just the basics (which I don't thing you have a grasp on) and then write a solid 1 minute piece that will showcase your new skills.

    -Erik-
    host and producer of CINEMATIC SOUND RADIO | www.cinematicsound.net | www.facebook.com/cinematicsound | I HAVE TINNITUS!
    • CommentAuthormarkrayen
    • CommentTimeFeb 8th 2009 edited
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      CommentAuthorThor
    • CommentTimeFeb 8th 2009
    Also, Justin, I don't know if I would call my OWN composition "a beautiful piece", like you do in that youtube video. No matter the quality of your noodling.
    I am extremely serious.
    • CommentAuthorAnthony
    • CommentTimeFeb 8th 2009
    Google defines noodling as:

    - Noodling is a southern US practice and sport of fishing for catfish using only one's bare hands. Catfisting, grabbling, graveling, hogging ...

    - A number of people make their livings by just reprocessing the old mine dumps. They either sift through the waste dumps by hand or use one of the ...
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      CommentAuthorDemetris
    • CommentTimeFeb 8th 2009
    Why all you all barking? Nothing wrong with ambition.
    Love Maintitles. It's full of Wanders.
    • CommentAuthorAnthony
    • CommentTimeFeb 8th 2009 edited
    biggrin applause
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      CommentAuthorSteven
    • CommentTimeFeb 8th 2009
    I clicked on that link while I was drinking my drink. That wasn't a good idea.

    biggrin
  6. And what did you learn?
    Revenge is sweet... Revenge is best served cold... Revenge is ice cream.
  7. Thor wrote
    Also, Justin, I don't know if I would call my OWN composition "a beautiful piece", like you do in that youtube video. No matter the quality of your noodling.


    That's the great thing about your own personal opinion: it's just that. So go ahead and not feel good about calling your work "beautiful" -- whatever makes you happy.
    The views and opinions of Ford A. Thaxton are his own and do not necessarily reflect the ones of ANYONE else.
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      CommentAuthorBregt
    • CommentTimeFeb 9th 2009
    justin boggan wrote
    Thor wrote
    Also, Justin, I don't know if I would call my OWN composition "a beautiful piece", like you do in that youtube video. No matter the quality of your noodling.


    That's the great thing about your own personal opinion: it's just that. So go ahead and not feel good about calling your work "beautiful" -- whatever makes you happy.

    Why then do you ask for opinions here?
    Kazoo
  8. Exactly. Justin is unable to accept critique. Why is he sharing it then?
    http://www.filmmusic.pl - Polish Film Music Review Website
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      CommentAuthorSteven
    • CommentTimeFeb 9th 2009
    Can we just accept the guy is a fucktart and move on?
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      CommentAuthorThor
    • CommentTimeFeb 9th 2009
    Steven wrote
    Can we just accept the guy is a fucktart and move on?


    A what? confused
    I am extremely serious.
    • CommentAuthorAnthony
    • CommentTimeFeb 9th 2009 edited
    Steven wrote
    Can we just accept the guy is a fucktart and move on?


    biggrin biggrin biggrin biggrin

    I LOL'ed.
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      CommentAuthorDemetris
    • CommentTimeFeb 9th 2009
    A fucktart.
    Love Maintitles. It's full of Wanders.