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Gregory Carnage

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About Gregory Carnage

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    John Phillip Sousa Award Winner
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    USA
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    composing music
  • Favorite Composers
    Brian Balmages, John Mackey, David Shaffer and Frank Ticheli
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    Notion by PreSonus
  • Instruments Played
    tuba, trumpet, trombone, and euphonium

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  1. About the piece The unknown mysteries of the night, active in its work and shaping its lush as nightfall shines. The dark being the new light along with reflections from the sky. Scattered lights appear then disappear, but the steady shine of the moon’s glow beautifies the scenery. Thus, giving us a chilling yet relieved approach to what the night has to say...
  2. This is incredible! I would like to see a score (it might seem interesting on paper). The instrumentation choice is unique and gives it originality. Maybe at 3:18, you can a short percussion feature with the "clock" effect. But overall, well done.
  3. This is a revised version. Thank-you for commenting on the first version. To those who commented, it gave me a lot of insight and new directions. Also, I've noticed that there were some confusion on "grade". Grade is the difficulty of piece. When something is grade 3, for example, it is not for 3rd graders, but for a high school level band. This link will tell you more about the grade levels. https://www.bandworld.org/pdfs/GradingChart.pdf DISCHORD Grade 4+ Approx. 5~6 minutes "When putting chaos into music, there's always a perfect chord in it."- Samuel De Jesus Garcia Intro to The DISCHORD Project As a personal project, my goal was to create my own voicing; after listening to various examples and even using some in my compositions, I began to re-create my own (even though it has probably been done already). Some examples of voicing that I have adopted in my compositions are "So What", "Kenny Barron"-style and many more. After listening and even looking at the chord structures, I then noticed a particular pattern and went ahead constructing mine. The "DISCHORD" Chord Here's how the chord was created: I started with 2 perfect 5th chords (any given note) and I stacked them to where they would be a minor 2nd interval apart from one another. For example (F-C) and (F#-C#) after establishing the correct notes for this voicing, I then began to invert the whole thing for more possibilities (in terms of the root position). Using this chord as a foundation, DISCHORD was created. What is DISCHORD? DISCHORD is a pun from the word discord. With the piece being named this, you'll expect to hear a lot of dissonance. As fascinating as creating dissonance just from 2 perfect 5th chords, DISCHORD does tell a story both powerful yet emotional. Inspired by... Just by listening to other composer's pieces and looking at their style of writing (via pdf scores), these pieces helped me generate the idea of composing DISCHORD: John Mackey's Turning Michael Markowski's Dreamland Krzysztof Penderecki's Threnody for the Victims of Hiroshima
  4. Thank you all for the responses. I appreciate them and take them very seriously. I changed the ending that was requested. Also that piece, Red Sky: thanks for sharing it this way. I gives me plenty of insight.
  5. BRASS INCORPORATED Grade 4+ (-5) for a trombone solo accompanied with a wind band
  6. for grade 3+ jazz band a lush ballad featuring flugelhorn and tenor saxophone let me know what you think of this one
  7. The Prodigy for grade 4+ jazz band this serves as a tribute to Mozart and his theme from his Symphony no. 40 main parts are also a saxophone feature with a modernist style minuet/waltz in the middle (ballad) let me know what you think of this ordinary work
  8. I am currently making an album called RPG Series where it is all entirely from the Korg Gadget app. The series is actually dedicated to a specific game developer that specialize in role playing games. Below is Cleric Class, one of the pieces in the album. Also in the album are Assassin Class and Rare Floor..more to come. I hope you all will enjoy this one.
  9. Thank you for the feedback, I'll make sure to tweak the ending.
  10. First of all thank you for the feedback; I really appreciate it. Based off of what you (Maarten Bauer) commented, now I see that the intro to the solo is very quick indeed, so I'll add something in between those sections. May I ask which melodies/or chords are strange/ awkward to listen to? I tried to incorporate ambiguous "jazz" voicings for the most part. For example, if you look at the last 4 bars of the piece, most of these voicings are Kenny Barron style chords. Thank you and hope to hear from you again, GPC
  11. CYCLES for grade 4+ wind band Full of repetitive patterns and interesting musical approaches. Also a mean clarinet solo in the middle; as well as film-like and smooth modern jazz styles that rotate back and forth. Tell me what you think about this piece. It serves as a special dedication to a composer by the name of David Shaffer.
  12. The dissonance at 0:49 was actually quite well; it smoothed right into it. The introduction set the appropriate mood. As for 1:20, the climax, maybe less of the bends and more of the moving parts; or maybe treat the bends as a counterpart, and let the main part be heard. The ending was cool, very mysterious. It felt like going somewhere beyond or maybe at a different dimension. I feel like it would be perfect for an intro to some film. Well done.
  13. "When putting chaos into music, there's always a perfect chord in it." Please do give feedback if you can on what you think about this piece ***WARNING: Playback is very loud, so ADJUST volume if needed***
  14. To Monarcheon I put the score there; I tried to make an implication that "dream world" is major and "reality" is minor. The idea here is to combine both.
  15. Dreamality (2).mp3Dreamality is a combination of dreams and reality put together. Based off of the themes: "Twinkle Twinkle Little Star" and "Brahm's Lullaby", Dreamality shows the process of leaving your perfect dreamworld and settling back into the real one. Please do give me some feedback if you can, I always take every comment seriously so that I can better my compositions. Thank-you, Greg. C.
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