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  1. Greetings everyone! I'm new to these forums and thought I'd post a song to share. It's called "Waves". To give you context, I've been writing songs for a year now. Nearly all of my songs are instrumentals and fall under the "alternative" genre. Let me know what you think!
  2. Here is a version of the Beatles 'The Fool On The Hill'.. As you will hear, I was faithful to sections, but also took liberties with others. Of course I had to put in some psychedelia into it.. It's light and playful.. I always liked the recorders and trombone section in original.. but felt when I did it, didn't quite work, being repeated, so I altered them a bit.. I threw in some extra stuff. Like George Harrison's almost patented Leslie Guitar into it for a brief moment (so Beatles).. I tossed in other bits, to give it a music collage feel, also.
  3. Here's a piece I just recently finished.. The main motif, is only 4 bars long, which got boring pretty quickly.. I split the riff up between different instruments.. also created variations of it. Then a counterpoint riff also give it further diversity..
  4. Treatise on The Walls = Here is an extended concept piece. Warning…. this piece is 36 minutes long.. Open your mind, get comfortable. It took many months of time to complete. Many 12 hours days, other times only 30 minutes a day, cause I got overwhelmed. a lot of experimentation, and exploration. This piece consists of several movements.. There are three songs (sort of), sections of ‘sound design’ free form or sound exploration.. A significant of sound manipulation, processing. Hundreds and hundreds of automation commands. I was reading about Pink Floyd and how they were basically a ‘jam’ and later concept band.. I took a similar but further out approach.. My interest was more in breaking some of my ‘music protocols’ Hence the ‘sound design approach’ in a fair amount of the piece (for lack of a better definition). I relied on the emotional content (to me at least) of the sounds themselves.. So in another way, this is my reference to Beachboy Pet Sounds.. I included a lot of sounds themselves I liked. Working them in, and altering other parts to make them seem more homogenous with their surroundings. I originally started with Another Brick in the Wall, starting tacking parts in front and behind it.. Then just cutting up the song and inserting 4,8, 16, or more bars and filling in with different musical motifs and sometimes new chord progressions.. Some sections were a first attempt motif overlay, and then I added additional to support that section.. Other sections, I just kept tacking on additional new sections, one after the other.. Often I would spend a few hours or days, on a section.. Only to feel it, didn’t work.. I didn’t throw these away. I just muted the tracks; weeks, or months later, I unmuted them, and then realized that’s were they belonged, I just had to manipulate a few of the newest tracks to settle them in.. It was an epiphany to realize that good ideas came out of my head, but usually not in the right order.. Singing - Jeanne Otis, Larry Marshal, Suzanne AD Voice narration - JeanneOtis Larry Marshal, Mark Styles The Wall intro - Jeanne Otis Intro solo Another Brick In The Wall - Jeanne Otis, Larry Marshal Re-iteration of Another Brick phrase Cellos, oboe, and Space Debris march March Solo - bells and guitar Chorus Wishful Minds Outer Dimension Beyond the Wall The Evolution of Walls over Time Bridging between Wall Concepts Manipulation of Thought - The Dark Walls and broader Definitions The Wall of Summer - (Suzanne AD singing) The First Wall before Time Began (Mark Styles whispers and the Latin Girls, joined by Larry Marshal) Transmission line between Walls The Realm’s Common Ground (Jeanne Otis and Mark Styles - surfacing of whales for communication) Looking Beyond the Walls (Jeanne Otis) - whispers of retired souls Another plane of existence - Vox from alternate Dimensions - whales cumunication across universe definitions. The First Garden of Eden Outro - back to normal time/space
  5. Looking forward to listening to the wealth of music here. Toby
  6. Hey everyone, I just wrote a book called, Cello Chords, which is a guide to harmony on the cello. It covers 11 different types of chords in all 12 keys and is an excellent resource for exploring all different types of music on the cello. You can check it out and purchase it here: www.bryanwilsoncello.com/cello-chords. Thanks guys!
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