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A short, whimsical ditty I did in Logic Express 7. Trying out some orchestral soundfonts recommended by André. Not bad. Good clean sound. No messy buildup. Prepping for a two-day workshop in April called "Hollywood Calling: Film Scoring."
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michaeljayklein said 3435 days ago (March 29th, 2010)
Sounds good!
Part of your intro made me think of an ad for floor wax, but you're right--this is crystalline and very playful. Good luck in your workshop!
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Lardo said 3435 days ago (March 29th, 2010)
Playful mop
Thanks, Michael! I appreciate the impression you got. I didn't start out with any melody or chords in mind other than testing orchestral spacing of several woodwinds, horns, strings and some tuned percussion. I'm really looking hard at how well virtual instruments compare to the real deal -- especially in attack, sustain and decay.
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Roxylee said 3434 days ago (March 30th, 2010)
too short
and I say that because it left me wanting to hear more, Very clean and pretty music, Rich.
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Lardo said 3433 days ago (March 30th, 2010)
Yes, I know it's a tease. I'll try to supply the missing 95%! Thanks, Roxy.
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Jarvoid said 3434 days ago (March 30th, 2010)
A buider
then I fell off the flippin' wall that you built......build more ,this has legs and could run ...walk ,stumble or even hop but there should be more........Jarvo
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Lardo said 3434 days ago (March 30th, 2010)
Nice to know I grabbed your attention. I will definitely extend this. Maybe it'll be part of an overture to a future musical or soundtrack something. I want to learn the art and craft of orchestration and film scoring.

André van Haren, Paul Page, Fredrick Zinos and David Gomez (magullo) have been contemporaneous sources of inspiration for me. So, too, the classic works of Copland, Rodgers, Hart, Hammerstein, Lerner, Loewe, Porter, Berlin, Bernstein, Sondheim, and others.

"Every musical phrase tells a story."
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Jarvoid said 3434 days ago (March 30th, 2010)
A buiLder...that should
have been... a bui L der...tch I have just finished a week of nights so my head is up my fundament..sorry.
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drakonis said 3434 days ago (March 30th, 2010)
Welcome to the Pit! Nice little snippet there... and a good way to see what works. Sounds like something I would write :-) Who's hosting the workshop? Sounds like a great class, I look forward to hearing how it goes!

As for critiques, I'm glad you have things panned apart, everything is crisper that way, although I wouldn't have the percussion so far off to the sides, and I'd swap the violins/cellos L/R for a more conventional chamber orchestra setup.

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Lardo said 3434 days ago (March 30th, 2010)
Hollywood calling?

Thanks, Eduard. I appreciate your comments. I do have various orchestral seating charts and will endeavor to simulate them in my works. André is very attentive to this, and when we work together in Sibelius 5 on projects, I have noticed that the instrument seatings (positions) are already in there by default. But I have such a woefully inadequate collection of instruments. Most simply don't sound real. As budget will allow, I'll slowly build my libraries as I go along. I'd love to get L.A. Scoring strings and some Vienna Instrument libraries.

Below is info on the film scoring workshop I'm attending at Tier One level. Wednesday, March 30, is the last day to sign up!

HOLLYWOOD CALLING: An Insider’s Guide to Film Scoring

April 17-18, 2010
McNally Smith College of Music
Saint Paul, MN

Featuring instruction by experienced film composers Sean McMahon and Christopher Young

American Composers Forum (ACF) is partnering with McNally Smith College of Music to offer an intensive two-day workshop on the process of film scoring. The sessions will be led by noted Hollywood composers Sean McMahon and Christopher Young.

Participants who register at the Tier One rate will attend both days of the workshop sessions. In addition, Tier One participants will be invited to participate in a networking session with local and national film producers who will be attending the annual convention of the Minnesota Chapter of the Independent Film Producers (IFP). Following the workshop, they will also receive critique by Sean McMahon of a 2-3 minute music clip (cue).

A special Tier Two registration rate is also available for composers who wish to audit the first day’s workshop sessions.

Complete information about the workshop–including faculty bios and registration form–can be found at:


Registration Deadline: March 31, 2010
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