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  1. In my opinion not enough variation of melody/harmony, and too much dominance in the violins. Eg b17 you should maybe give the melody to woodwind, which should be more contrasted to the original melody, and should now start in a related key such as Db or Ab. Always consider alternate keys for all notes, it may often lead you to great things, for instance it would be really nice if in b2 you put Bbminor under the Bb, and in b4 if you put Gmajor under the G, just as top of the head suggestions. Well done tho Shawn, thanks for sharing, and you certainly do not suckatcomposing lol..! Mike p.s. I really like the opening melody, just played it on the piano but on the second bar I did Ab 2nd Inv to Bb 1st Inv under your tune. Its really nice!
  2. Very well done! Are u keeping tags on how realistic it would be for a real person to play the piano part? I get carried away sometimes because it's just a computer! Also if u can muster up £100 get yourself NotePerformer3, it will really sound like a real orchestra. Check out my Rhapsody for Piano and Orchestra for an example. Many thanks for sharing.
  3. Composed some years ago, written in both contemporary and jazz styles. Hope you enjoy. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QV76RLRVce4
  4. Its great to listen to, def worthy of any action film! The rhythm you set up at the beginning is great, well thought out and well placed. Personally I thought your melodies could be simpler, less jumpy and more repetitive in order to really drive it into peoples minds (aka Pirates of the Caribbean is really simple and repetitive so people really remember it). Well done Dustin, thanks for sharing, I enjoyed it.
  5. Hi guys, just finished my new piece Rhapsody for Piano & Orchestra. Rhapsodic in form but really each new melody is a variation on the first. Hope you enjoy. Many thanks!
  6. Just started this recently, so rough around the edges. Title should change in time lol. Work in progress. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HSRfQCh_-Yw Cheers
  7. Variations based on the Italian folksong Bella Ciao made popular by the Netflix series La Casa de Papel, or English dubbed version Money Heist. Hope you enjoy. https://youtu.be/VdrUpOrgoOM Mike
  8. Managed to get the 1st and 3rd movement previews onto youtube. Hope you enjoy. 1st Movement: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yBoGoXC7sQ8 3rd Movement: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AH7xAy98weI Cheers Mike p.s. my website is https://mikebat321.wixsite.com/michaelbates https://www.sheetmusicplus.com/publishers/michael-bates-sheet-music... and https://imslp.org/wiki/Category:Bates%2C_Michael
  9. Hi sorry haven't posted for ages, been busy! Here's the 2nd Movement of my Piano Concerto. I composed it when I was younger, but decided to re-work it. Will be uploading 1st and 3rd movements onto youtube soon. Hope you enjoy. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YVs3_spSBD8 Mike
  10. Little ditty I did years ago for piano & double bass. Hope it makes you smile! Cheers Mike
  11. Here's Shifting Tones II for Piano I did some time ago, hope it relaxes you! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MrMmLjZSz_U Mike
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    Emotude

    Hi guys here's a 9min preview of my new piece Emotude for Piano & Cello. Full 16min recording is available at https://mikebat321.wixsite.com/michaelbates, also soon released on iTunes, Spotify, Amazon etc. Hope you like. Thanks! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zyh0E8JI-yw
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