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Classical Music Composition- The Restitution
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This is one I recently made with a goal to stay diatonic, but take a few turns into abstract land.

While the violin has a nice place here the cello is more of the strings anchor in this.

Hope you classical music lovers enjoy. This probably falls more into the modern classical music category. Takes some elements from older.

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Perhaps the best four minutes of my morning so far; thank you for posting this gentle, warm and reflective piece. I particularly enjoyed the moments when it drifted off, as if in reverie (your abstract land...). Lovely.

This has made me yearn even more for retirement, to allow me to experiment and develop.

Peter

"It is vain to do with more that which can be done with less"  - William of Ockham

"A crown is merely a hat that lets the rain in" - Frederick the Great

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Nice composition Tim @starise - thanks for sharing that !

I seriously recommend not copying my mistakes. D'oh - guntohead.JPG

Please make your own, different mistakes, and help us all learn :-)

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nice work Tim!  pretty cool how you can pull these pieces together.   thanks for posting!

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Thank you Peter, BillyG and GregW for listening and comments!

Much appreciated guys!

Peter-Retirement! Now that would be nice! I had to pull a red eye evening to do this 🙂

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That was good, thanks for posting.

I enjoyed that!

Mark

Master the Frog and you have mastered the bow.

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Mark, Thanks for giving this a listen. I also passed the track to some very critical listeners where they were encouraged to nit pic at it. People who mix regularly, Their nits were as follows:

- It sounds "sad".

- The mids are a bit much. I agree with this.

-No human flute player could play that long without taking a breath

Personal nits: The violin part was a little jumpy and uninteresting in places. I was not at all happy with the end result of the reverb. Mind you these are just me being very critical in trying to do better next time 🙂 Or to make a few corrections on this one.

For all of those who like to do this...I know GregW is one. There are probably others...Tasha? Fiddlerman has a studio. Here is something I just found that should hopefully change the game for spacial realism in mixes. PBJ That isn't Peanut Butter and Jelly :).................click the link. It's a new concept in reverb. I hope to try it soon.

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starise

I noticed the long flute lines. I keep waiting for a breath then. I realized it was synthesizedfacepalm

Mark

Master the Frog and you have mastered the bow.

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Mark smile. I will hopefully get back to this mix soon. When I do I will repost the modified version. It isn't something that jumped out and bit me until it was brought to my attention. Whenever I post anything like this please feel free to "let me have it" with any concerns. It's the only way I catch things sometimes.dazed

Another very common mistake sometimes made is playing outside the ranges of a given instrument. The cello is playing fairly high here. Still doable but a push. I love cello in that range though. 

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Mark smile. I will hopefully get back to this mix soon. When I do I will repost the modified version. It isn't something that jumped out and bit me until it was brought to my attention. Whenever I post anything like this please feel free to "let me have it" with any concerns. It's the only way I catch things sometimes.dazed

Another very common mistake sometimes made is playing outside the ranges of a given instrument. The cello is playing fairly high here. Still doable but a push. I love cello in that range though. 

  

Christian Hensen has some great videos on youtube on various things like youre discussing.  He might have something of interest for you.  Entertaining and informative and has a BBC documentary feel about them.  Unfortunately for me they fall into the same bucket as some of the HGTV or DIY shows or how the universe works programs...  MAN those guys make remodeling look so easy and I completely get how dark matter is influencing...well you get it.  so easy that even a caveman could do it stuff.  Guys like Christian make what he does look so easy.  Youre far enough along musically to actually put his stuff to use if he has info you find helpful.  just giving you a heads up if you haven't seen him out there.

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Thanks Greg I will check that guy out. Always open to suggestions of any kind.

I might have been involved in some dark matter recently but no time to go there now 🙂 I like those shows too. Hopefully I'll do something a bit more upbeat next. My teacher has me playing jigs according to  up bow  down bow. Jigs that I could play fast slowed down 200%. I can't figure out if she is teaching me or torturing me. I'm beginning to wonder if she enjoys seeing me stumped at something I could play before and now she gets blank stares. I'm paying to be tortured !!!!!!!!!!!!!surprisedsurprised

Next thing you she'll be having me wear a saddle and asking me to give her rides around the house.

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He suggest instead of trying to learn the whole tune slow, which is what Ive been doing, get sections up to speed before moving to the next.  I practice sections but only to get the bowings and notes down, not the speed.  I will say that the tunes I'm TAUGHT already take into account bowing for when its played faster.  She notates out bowing marks so when its played up to speed I'm not fighting that.  at least I shouldn't be.  Maybe thats whats going on in your instruction.  She is giving you bowings and such to help the speed later.  I think if I was learning something without bowings sorta spoon fed from an instructor, which is great for me, this video would be something now that I would be thinking about.  probably shoulve started another topic but figured it related to your post above.

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GregW that was supposed to be my teacher hitting ME over the head with the violin. 

I will watch this video you posted. 

Yes I think the general idea is that in order to play the "Irish" way I should be using my up/down bow strokes differently. Apparently there is a "Classical" way to play these that isn't really the right way I understood ornaments, but I'm not sure where she is going with the rest of it confused. It has the effect of relearning the music all over again for me. Yet in order to be a good player I should learn classical techniques. 

I think I'll just start everything over again 🙂

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