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  1. Rodney Money

    Picc and flute

    May I suggest the greatest little book I’ve ever bought. I’ve had it for almost 20 years now.
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    Music Theory - is there ever a point where you have everything in your composition under control?

    Teachers just help strengthen the mind, but great teachers also strengthen the heart bringing out your full potential. It took me 4 teachers to find that man, and many never find theirs. Your friend actually sounds like a Leonardo (a thinker,) where I am more like a Michelangelo (a doer,) but...
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    Music Theory - is there ever a point where you have everything in your composition under control?

    You are conducting a live ensemble in which all of the individuals are individually playing in tune, but the major triad still doesn’t sound right and time is money. Why not? Rotaries VS pistons, why would you choose one over another? How does a professional sax player play a whole-note? Your...
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    How to promote original orchestral-style music?

    Thank you for taking the time to answer my question! So, you are looking to produce your own orchestral pieces with mostly samples and guitar, then get people to purchase the music for listening? I just want to be clear. Are you looking for performers to purchase your sheet music to perform your...
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    How to promote original orchestral-style music?

    Can I ask, “Who is your audience? Who are you looking to purchase your music and do what with it?” Then I may be able to give some advice.
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    How much do you pay attention to voicing?

    When I compose it’s all I think about including both the vertical and the horizontal, but not only do I want the chords themselves to be voiced properly but I also want each individual part to flow nicely almost making another melody within itself even when their part is just supporting harmony...
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    How much should I charge?

    Hey guys and gals, I finished my trumpet concerto, sent it to the client, that whole thing, but now I want to open my own sheet music publishing company refusing to let any of my publishers sell it. The concerto is around 40 minutes long written for soloist and electronic media with 9 tracks...
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    Music Theory - is there ever a point where you have everything in your composition under control?

    All I know is that I can look at a lead sheet writing out an entire arrangement with proper voice leading for saxophone quartet in less than an hour getting paid for it without even having to hear it on the piano. Then an hour later do a different tune for 2 trumpets, trombone, and piano. I...
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    The real reason I haven't purchased samples in over a year

    Thank you! I’ve been thinking of this horn ever since the 90’s now finally having the opportunity to see it come to pass. I am having a bass trumpet made for me right now also. And possibly even a soprano tuba or Eb/F euphonium in the future.
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    Weird little cue featuring a little Wavesfactory, Spitfire, and Cinesamples

    Are you talking about the toys? Luckily I didn’t know about taking it there, so I wouldn’t know how either. :)
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    What are your favourite Brass Libraries then?

    That was wonderfully painful. I'm proud of myself for making it through.
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    Weird little cue featuring a little Wavesfactory, Spitfire, and Cinesamples

    I don't know why I am sharing this. Maybe I am just curious to see if this cue is total trash or worth saving. This was mostly me just experimenting while working on a piece with the theme of "choice."
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    A Moment of Silence

    Updated with new track.
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    A Moment of Silence

    I'm working on a new mix right now and will replace this thread with it.
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    A Moment of Silence

    Thank you for all of your comments and great ears. I have been struggling around 1:25 and have never been happy with it. (In fact, I have never been happy about anything concerning my music, but never the less.) I need to look back at that section again and work on it.
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    A Moment of Silence

    Thank you, my friend, for your honesty and ears! Much appreciated. Nah, I haven't spent 3 movements building up to it. I 've got 3 more after the 4th to do that, lol. (Yes, 7 movements with this one by far the shortest.)
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    A Moment of Silence

    A very large piece of mine for trumpet and electronic fixed media will be performed in April, but I have always been unsure about this backing track IV. A Moment of Silence. There are 7 movements in all where this is the 4th, and this is just the backing track so you will not hear the trumpet...
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    Soundiron's Olympus Choir Micro?

    I use that Micro choir all the time! I think I actually use it more than my Cinesamples one. What in the world is wrong with me? Here, I used it all over this track:
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    Cinestrings Core

    Here's just the track with CineStrings Core: https://app.box.com/s/oeiv9mwqiriffm3rycmd33s1gf38oszh
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    Cinestrings Core

    I am not sure if anyone has ever said this about CineStrings Core but for me it's hard to play "the pretty emotional slow stuff" on it where I can simply play a melodic line on Cinematic Studio Strings and like the rendering on the 1st or 2nd try. For me though CineStrings excels in its...
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    Cinestrings Core Violins II confusion

    Maybe something as small as the actual placement of the 2nd violins when they were recorded?
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    New Sample Relay Challenge...

    I work in Mount Airy, NC aka Mayberry. We all know about chopping around here. Very cool technique!
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    Composing - what does your process look like?

    Although my close friends think I do, I honestly don’t believe I have perfect pitch, but I do believe instead I have an overhyped relative pitch. Because I always tuned to concert F when playing brass instruments I hear that pitch clearly then can relate all the others to that note. In college...
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    Did the internet ruin music schools and teachers?

    I am interested in knowing more about this. Let’s say you went to one of my concerts and you liked what you heard. How and what would you say to me afterwards?
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    Talk to me about Percussion Libraries

    I would put CinePerc on your list to check out. I used a mixture of live and samples on this short demo and for the life of me even I’m having a tough time remembering what is live and what are the samples.
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    Did the internet ruin music schools and teachers?

    I did not go to college to major in music to learn theory, notation, orchestrations, or even how to compose, etc. I was literally bored in all 7 of my music theory and aural skill classes. I learned chords, part writing, and voice leading by studying hymns as a teenager, learned notation by...
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    Composing - what does your process look like?

    So your saying without me writing a single note in Finale or a DAW me composing the entire piece in my head from start to finish isn’t unique? I’m not talking about hearing music in my head is unique.
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    Composing - what does your process look like?

    I was talking about how he would write the melody, then the bass, then the inner lines, not just writing down music without any work whatsoever. Studies about the changes of his ink confirmed this.
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    Composing - what does your process look like?

    I compose in a way that I believe little to no one else does, or I couldn’t teach someone how to write this way. But I literally compose everything in my head first from start to finish then go to staff paper to write out the basic themes and structures, then straight into Finale for live...
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    A real oboe, and the effects of playing virtual woodwinds

    Every time I play a brass instrument I become more aware how limited solo brass instruments still are concerning expression.
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    Which library for Bach trumpet ?

    Gottfried Reiche. Bach's trumpet player in Leipzig, and the man we trumpet players blame for making us look insignificant still humbling us with his skills from the grave.
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    The real reason I haven't purchased samples in over a year

    Here's a quick, raw unedited recording on my cellphone this evening left alone in a very large church:
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    The real reason I haven't purchased samples in over a year

    One of the main goals is to form a brass ensemble with a spiritual sound that not only echoes the past but touches the present also. This ensemble was inspired by the instruments of the American Civil War, English brass bands, and the German-Austria Moravian tradition minus the trombones trying...
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    The real reason I haven't purchased samples in over a year

    And a German Tenor Horn! Something that Americans know nothing about. This is the horn that Mahler wrote for in his 7th symphony. It is not a Wagner Tuba although it looks like one. A Wagner Tuba is played by the left hand and uses a horn mouthpiece. The German Tenor Horn uses a mouthpiece...
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    The real reason I haven't purchased samples in over a year

    I got 2 new instruments this past couple of weeks. Here's the euphonium, a beautiful mellow "tenor instrument" that was featured in Holst's "Mars."
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    I hate the key of B major

    The last sentence is the most important point. Write for the actual instrument and one day you too can write a cello solo in the key of Eb minor in 6 flats, have it published, performed all over the world, and featured on NPR's "All Things Considered," and not have one instrumentalist bitch...
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    I hate the key of B major

    And yet we trumpet players play it on a C trumpet instead of Bb, because slurring those first 3 open notes is the stuff of nightmares and placing the 1 valve down on a C trumpet just seems to make everything feel a little better against the composer's wish of using a Bb.
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    I hate the key of B major

    "Only amateurs complain about the key." What my trumpet professor Joe Phelps told me my freshman year majoring in music. He was a very blunt but truly honest person in a loving way. God rest his soul. We learned all the keys inside and out. For Bb wind players Db with 5 flats is absolutely no...
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    Is the trombone a phallos symbol?

    The horns are the heroes and heroines of our stories, the trumpets are the kings, queens, and the souls of the fallen, the tuba is the foundation of the earth, and the trombones are the voice of God.
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    The real reason I haven't purchased samples in over a year

    And it's official, I'm building a bass trumpet now.
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    Who's the greatest NON-living film composer?

    My 5 year-old baby girl said Grieg did a bang up job on the movie Trolls.
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    Is 2019 the year of the brass?

    It was or will definitely be the year of brass for me. I just picked up these 2 new "libraries" yesterday that even included mutes for an entire range of colors, and the true legato on the rotary valves has no phasing whatsoever working like butter.
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    The real reason I haven't purchased samples in over a year

    Updated picture that I took when I got my 2 horns home yesterday!
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    Music That Is Difficult To Date

    For me it's Stokowski's orchestral arrangement of Bach's Chaconne from Partita no. 2.
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    The real reason I haven't purchased samples in over a year

    I appreciate that and the advice!!! If you, or anyone else, can think of a possible better name I would appreciate it. I am seriously thinking about coming up with a whole line of brass instruments.
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    The real reason I haven't purchased samples in over a year

    Thank you, my friend, and I will thank Dr. Jones for ya! Hehe.
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