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  1. 2 hours ago, dream_weaver said:

    The melodies flow well, but the accompaniment becomes 'predictable'.

    For the key of C, your left is going C E G C G E C E G C G E C, shift to F or G as a complement key and the left is going F A C F C A F, or G B D G D B G.

    It was changed up in Cherry Blossoms, albeit only the structure of the chord, Yet it stayed the same from C to F to G.
    C E G E, back to your starting C or F A C A, . . . or G B D B. . . .

    The accompaniment should follow the melody, not distract from the melody by drawing attention to itself . . .

    Carmel Popcorn was more eclectic in this regard, relative to these last two.

    Yes, I agree Caramel Popcorn is the most interesting piece on my page.  I thank you for your thought out assessment of my pieces, however, my target audience is the elderly in nursing homes, so more of my songs will be predictable and in line with Blossoms and Cake.


    Everyone's take is different.  I played both Popcorn and Cake for my mom today, and she preferred Cake by far and said it's one of my best.

  2. 1 hour ago, MisterSwig said:

    I think your music is too melodic for such a slow bpm. Most people will have trouble retaining the melody over such a long period of time. Consider how Enya has great new age melodies and uses a much faster bpm to make them stick in the listener's mind.

    I listened to your songs at 2X speed and some of the melodies were catchy.

    That's an interesting take.  I do like playing rather slow so it becomes more meditative, though, but I appreciate your comments.

  3. I have had the recent revelation that I am a New Age Artist.  The genre is known for it's tranquil sounds and peaceful feelings.   I've narrowed down which old works I want to keep, and found a vision for the future. I am more aware of my technical ability and boundaries than ever, and am composing at that level.  My technical abilities aren't for those that like to be dazzled by fast scales, but if you enjoy a strong melodic hook, please do listen.  I felt the need to create a new thread on this similar topic because I am having a fresh start to my musical journey.  You can listen to my youtube channel if you'd like, it's linked below.

    Thank you,



  4. 18 hours ago, MisterSwig said:

    Keep in mind that this is supposed to be a more realistic, genuine origin story. Arthur isn't going to start out as a silly lunatic. He has to evolve to something like that from a less psychotic beginning.

    Yes, I'm aware.  That's why I said based on what they have chosen to show us.

  5. I think the reason I'm underwhelmed by this trailer is because the take on the character isn't interesting to me.  I love Hamill because he can jump from silly to lunatic in a second, his joker is so volatile.  Granted I haven't seen this film yet, and I most likely will watch it, but based upon what they have chosen to show us, I'm left underwhelmed.

  6. 10 hours ago, MisterSwig said:

    How would you describe his version of the Joker? I think I saw one of the movies, but missed the TV series.

    It changes from what movie it is to the series I believe.  In The Killing Joke (my favorite Batman movie) he is out to prove it only takes one bad day to go off your knockers and uses fairly extreme violence to do so.  That laugh is unforgettable, though!


  7. 1 hour ago, nakulanb said:

    I think the Baroque and Classical Eras are the best and most life affirming as far as classical music goes.


    I also love Strauss' Waltzes.

    I'd like to include the Impressionistic period in Classical Music composition as a favorite.  It has all those lush textures I love to use in my own music, and I think it displays the sensual side of life well.

  8. 3 minutes ago, StrictlyLogical said:

    Have you seen the Tree of Life by Terence Malick?  His use of various classical pieces is astoundingly and arrestingly beautiful in combination with his imagery and, themes, ideas and plot. 

    I haven't!  I will watch it the next time I sit down to watch a movie.

  9. 5 minutes ago, MisterSwig said:

    If there is evidence that he believes in violating rights, then no.

    What would that evidence look like?  If a person was violent as a youth and served a sentence for it, but has since then reformed and been released, he is then given another chance to be a law abiding citizen.

    If this same man was from another country and wanted to enter the USA, he should simply have to be sworn in and held to the laws of the land.

    It is the only objective way to go about immigration law.


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