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  1. There is a cool Classical Guitar Competition going on on Youtube until April 30th 2017. It is free to enter. All you need to do is record at least one of the "3 Short Pieces" and upload it to your YouTube Channel. You can download the Scores (free!) and the rules (to see how to enter and how to earn points) here: Scores (free) and Rules If you enter, let us know. We would love to see your videos. Have fun! =)
  2. i think overall it's a nice piece. Like Monarcheon sayd, i think you could do some "cleaning up". Sometimes there are small things that make a very big difference. Otherwise, i think you could use some EQ and see the Levels of each instrument. A more balanced mixed would help bring out the best things in the song. Nice, i liked it, looking forward to listen to some more... ;)
  3. i liked some of the ideas that you show us in this piece, but when i thought the music was just started it was over. As a little piece it is fine, but i think you have some nice material to develop and make something a bit bigger. I would made take a look at the voicings. like the others sayd, sometimes the are "confusing", and mixed. But it's nice. sounds good and i'm sure it would be fun to play. Just feels like it needs some more developing. :)
  4. thank you. i'm very happy that you like it. If you wuold like to find some more info about the Portuguese Guitar and Mandolin Orchestra here is their website: https://sites.google.com/site/copiaopgb1/
  5. thanks, i appreciate it. Yes, i also think the OPGB sounds really great. They have a kind of sound that looks like it is coming from a dream. i really like it. I look forward to righting something new for plectra orchestra...
  6. Last year i wrote "Pleiades" for the Portuguese Guitar and Mandolin Orchestra. It was a challange, but it was also lots of fun! My inspiration was the mithological story of the Pleiades, the 7 daughters of Atlas. I didn't try to write program music about their story, rather i wrote the music about the feelings and emotions i feel when i read the story of the Pleiades. It was premiered by the Portuguese Guitar and Mandolin Orchestra in Portugal in 2015 and it has been on their repertoire ever since. They also recorded it on their CD last year. "Pleiades" is composed in a kind of experimental form, with ideas and developments coming one after another, without great regard for tradicional musical forms. I experimented a bit with textures and instrumentations because i wasn't really sure how a plectra orchestra would sound, so i thought it would be fun to put the melodies and motivs in different instruments. Since the piece was premiered the orchestra has had only one Contrabass, so actually the bass part is sometimes hard to hear or feel, and some parts now don't work anymore like i inicially intended. But overall i am happy with the result and it has been well received both by the musicians in the orchestra and by the public. You can listen to it on SoundCloud: or on YouTube: It is my first piece ever to be recorded and i am really happy! =D I would love to know what you think about it! Thank you
  7. Nice, very sweet with some great ideas! =)
  8. yes, there is not a lot of harmonic movement on the intro, but maybe that is how "Air" is... :P Thanks for the comment! =)
  9. thank you, i appreciate that. i will listen to that part and see if i find what you mean. :)
  10. Hi. My suite "The Four Elements" will soon be published, but i still have some time to give it another look and try to make some improvements. I would be really happy to have the input of other composers and music lovers. If you have the time, please take a listen and let me know what you think. Today i will be working on the third movement: "Air" Thank you! =)
  11. i also just read that the Groups will be closed and SoundCloud will move into other ways of sharing music, like playlists or something...
  12. Hey guys, do you have a SoundCloud account? Wouldn't it be cool to have a group where we can share our pieces together? I have started such a group and would love to have you all as members there. It would be great to have quality music from young composers from around the world. here is the link: i started it off with a piece of mine for Piano and Cello. Share also your music in the group! what do you think? =)
  13. Hi. Some time ago i found about about live looping and immediately i thought "i have to try it!". For the people who never heard about it, according to Wikipedia, Live Looping "is the recording and playback of a piece of music in real-time [1] using either dedicated hardware devices, called loopers or phrase samplers, or software running on a computer with an audio interface". What does that mean? It basically means that even alone you can play multi-instrument (multi-part) songs, for instance recording (live) the bass line, than recording the some piano harmony and then on top of that start singing. When you finish recording a part it starts playing, so you can create "layers" of musical parts that go together. It lot's of fun!! =) Well, i gave it a try and i loved it. So i even made a little video of me live looping Django Reinhardt's song "Les yeux noirs". Here it is: http://youtu.be/iJKfbpsFyig In the video i make the following loops: - organ harmony - e-upright bass - 2 single not guitar "melodies" - manouche rhythm guitar and then i play the theme of the song and i improvise a little bit =) I would love to know what you think about it. ...and if you like it, you can maybe click the "thumbs up button" for the video! Thanks =)
  14. This is a great question... from all the musicians i know, i can surely say that 99.9% cannot live from composing (actually i don't know any!!). Yes, they can live as musicians and as music teachers, but the money they get from composing is very little. How can live as a composer nowadays? The people composing for Hollywood films? Still, I would tell you that in my opinion it's never too late to set our mind in one goal and follow it with all our energies. Studying music, learning to play an instrument and playing music (alone or in ensembles) brings us much more rewards than we can see. GO FOR IT!!! =)
  15. i would be happy to give a go at someone's classical guitar pieces! ;)
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