Hi All, I have a guest post up on the MGRMusic.com website about a basic guitar exercise that I still use day-in and day-out. Here is the link: https://mgrmusic.com/exercise-that-builds-strength-stamina-and-accuracy/ Enjoy! Dan
Here is an intriguing article by guest contributor MM Coston. It centers on a discovery indicating that the all-important blues scales may have existed and been documented earlier than originally believed.
Here is a PDF version of a checklist for making parts once a piece is finished.
Hartford Opera Theater's New in November series will be running again! This is a score call for up to 6 composers to have their operas staged and performed.
Steinberg's Dorico music notation software has had its version 2 released!
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Composer's Toolbox is back to posting!
I'm looking for some feedback on Act I, Scene I of the opera I am writing. Here is the scrolling score video.
Hi All, I took a couple days off from posting here to begin work on my newest project. I'm writing an opera, and so I anticipate that it will be taking a lot of time that I usually devote to this blog. No worries, though--I will still be active here! The composing bug has bitten …
Here is a visual rundown of the lead guitar channel strip in my latest work "My Marriage Was Illegal in 1967".
If we can reach the 1,000 donor goal and unlock the $75,000.00, it would make student study at the University even more vibrant.
Here are some screenshots of my latest work "My marriage was illegal in 1967".
Anti-miscegenation laws perpetuating ideals of racial purity were still on the books in some states in 1967, but the landmark ruling Loving v. Virginia overturned their legality.
My latest project has its backing track completed! Take a listen. In addition, the lead electric guitar part/riff is posted here.
Upcoming posts and news on Composer's Toolbox for February 2018.
This work is an exploration of a Zoroastrian text from The Zend Avesta, Part I, translated by James Darmesteter in1880.
Here is my latest composition; the score was created, edited, formatted, and otherwise made completely in Dorico. The piece also uses a Max Patch.
Here is one of my current projects. I have used Dorico to create the "score", and have created a Max/MSP patch to facilitate live performance. The only additional component I need to create is a backing track audio file in Logic, for use with the performance.
I am excited to announce the release of the ebook "Composer Cat". It features more than 20 of the most popular articles on Composer's Toolbox, and includes extra content. Pop on over and give it a read, and be sure to let me know what you think!