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About andy-uk

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    old jazz guitarist.
  • Birthday 11/18/1968

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  1. https://www.coursera.org/course/classicalcomp This is good but I don't know when they are running it....sign up for it.
  2. Hi I upgraded Printmusic 2008 to 2014 to take advantage of VST instuments. I got JABB3 and it works fine now. I was thinking of getting PO4 but being new to VST am not sure if I should upgrade from Printmusic to Finale 2014 full version (which has some orchestral VST I think) as I am not sure if I can tweak the sounds properly in Printmusic. Any help is appreciated as I am a Newb to VST...
  3. If you want to do it yourself you could sell them on 'Scribd' : www.scribd.com
  4. Ok, fixed it, I had to disable bluetooth in windows 7 for some reason. Now I am trying to connect up to better sounds...
  5. Great, upgraded to Printmusic 2014 now 'audio engine does not load' ...no playback at all now.
  6. To drive traffic to this site could you use Twitter and do an automated link every time someone posts a new composition?
  7. Hi, I have Finale 2008 and the sounds are terrible. My old laptop blew up and I moved it onto my new one so may have lost some instruments although I am not sure. I was wanting to do a $40 update to Printmusic 2014 but am not sure if it is possible to get some free VST instruments. Can this be done? I don't want to spend $400 on an update to Finale in order just to get better quality sounds!
  8. andy-uk

    Stage Fright

    Solo Classical guitar is very difficult as are the focus of attention, do not be too hard on yourself. Definitely get in a duet or larger grouping of some sort and you can 'hide' a little ...there is safety in numbers. I play the classical guitar and jazz guitar . I found it hard to front a Jazz guitar trio with bass and drums as I felt the focus was on me .I was fine in a quartet adding a sax player , also duet setting is cool too. I also get nerves , I think most people do.
  9. Hi, I am doing the Coursera 'Write like Mozart' module and someone posted a great link to a page that checks for parallel 5ths etc in 4 part writing. It doesn't do hidden 5ths and octaves yet but he may update... http://greghmerrill.github.io/voice-leading/ Finale can also export as Xml.
  10. How about a thread of a few bars of classics done as solfege to help internal hearing..: I will start : 1) ['so do so ] [do so fa] [ la fa do 'so] : Copeland : Fanfare for the common man 2) [ do do do me do] [me me me so me] [so so so te 'te ] [me me me so] Wagner :Ride of the Valkyries Not sure if I have done it correctly but you get the idea..
  11. I need a drink...

    1. Stirling_Radliff


      Why drink... when you can spread: http://bit.ly/1dCWYv1

    2. andy-uk


      THANK GOD.......FINALLY!!!!

  12. Hi, unable to access via google chrome , the reason given is thus: What is the current listing status for youngcomposers.com/music? Site is listed as suspicious - visiting this web site may harm your computer. Part of this site was listed for suspicious activity 3 time(s) over the past 90 days. What happened when Google visited this site? Of the 16 pages we tested on the site over the past 90 days, 4 page(s) resulted in malicious software being downloaded and installed without user consent. The last time Google visited this site was on 2013-08-17, and the last time suspicious content was found on this site was on 2013-08-17. Malicious software includes 6 trojan(s), 6 exploit(s). Malicious software is hosted on 1 domain(s), including 3tagelo.info/ . This site was hosted on 1 network(s) including AS25847 (SERVINT) . Has this site acted as an intermediary resulting in further distribution of malware? Over the past 90 days, youngcomposers.com/music did not appear to function as an intermediary for the infection of any sites. Has this site hosted malware? No, this site has not hosted malicious software over the past 90 days. How did this happen? In some cases, third parties can add malicious code to legitimate sites, which would cause us to show the warning message. Next steps: Return to the previous page. If you are the owner of this web site, you can request a review of your site using Google Webmaster Tools. More information about the review process is available in Google's Webmaster Help Center. Hope this helps you resolve the issue!! :)
  13. The Jazz improv one was touted as a beginner course but was really for intermediate/advanced players and was very difficult in places. I know nothing about the other courses but the way the Jazz one worked was interesting in that you get to mark and hear the work of the other students. There is also a forum so there may be a possibility to make future contacts and get your works heard by the other students. Should you teach composition there is also the possibility of learning from the format of the course which is modular. I would say its worth joining up for at least a browse :)
  14. Hi, I did the jazz improv course at Coursera and it was very good (I got 93% ;) ) I noticed two other free courses that may be of interest : https://www.coursera.org/course/beethovensonatas and in 2014 https://www.coursera.org/course/classicalcomp These are free and there is no pressure once you have signed up to complete them, so you can browse the material etc..
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