A list of the best music notation software for beginners.
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Here is a visual rundown of the lead guitar channel strip in my latest work "My Marriage Was Illegal in 1967".
Here are some screenshots of my latest work "My marriage was illegal in 1967".
This work is an exploration of a Zoroastrian text from The Zend Avesta, Part I, translated by James Darmesteter in1880.
Here is a look at some tools I am currently using as part of my "audio toolbox", and some tools I am looking at myself.
Exercise Music is an album designed specifically for use while exercising (as the title states). It is a mix of progressive rock, electronic dance music, and minimalism.
I have tried out Finale's part-making capabilities in version 25, and used linked parts for the first time. Here are my notes.
I have finished engraving the score to my latest orchestral work. I will be scanning and re-scanning it for a while, but for now the score is done.
As noted in my last post about this, my current work centers around engraving the score of an orchestral work composed in Finale version 25. So far I have 6 pages engraved, with 3 more pages of music and 2 more pages of cover/title information (the cover and inside cover will be made in Microsoft Word).
My go-to studio monitors for years have been a pair of Yamaha HS5 powered studio monitors. They have helped me produce 3 albums, hours of electroacoustic music, and listen deeply to mixes I love so I can understand them.
I wanted to provide this score so we can evaluate the areas that need engraving. Here is a laundry list of things that need to be changed. You can go through the score and see how chaotic things are pre-engraving, and how much work needs to be done to make the music playable.
I write a lot about technology here. But there is no technology more important to a composer than paper. Whether one uses pen or pencil, the use of paper is integral to one's development as a beginning composer and as an advanced one.
For now, I think I will have better use of my studio monitors and second screen. Here is a look of my new desk layout.
My latest exploration of Dorico, a deeper look and learning of Write mode, is complete. My work "Variations on Hartford (3 Preludes for Piano)" is finished.
This CD/DVD burner works great on my Mac, on my Mac when running Windows, on other people's PCs--you name it. I cannot recommend a better device for the price.
I have continued to expand my fluency with Dorico. I have been focusing on familiarity with Write Mode over the past week or so, by composing a set of 3 preludes for piano.
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.
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