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Lee Merrill

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Hello from Durham, NC
« on: January 23, 2018, 06:31:37 PM »
Hello, everyone, I've been looking for such a forum for a while, it's good to find a composer forum. I've been composing music much of my life, and I studied music at the University of South Alabama, applied trombone. Not that I'm playing much trombone any more! But I did enjoy the composition course I took there, and am looking forward to discussing compositions here.

Music is the one incorporeal entrance into the higher world of knowledge which comprehends mankind but which mankind cannot comprehend.

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Re: Hello from Durham, NC
« Reply #1 on: January 23, 2018, 07:12:43 PM »
Welcome Lee! It's been quiet here lately, so maybe we could use a trombone to wake everyone up!
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Re: Hello from Durham, NC
« Reply #2 on: January 23, 2018, 07:28:09 PM »
Welcome, Lee! Clarinetist and saxophonist here. Do dive right in!


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Re: Hello from Durham, NC
« Reply #3 on: January 24, 2018, 06:55:58 AM »
Welcome!  Yes, it's been a bit quiet, but I'm sure that will change.
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Composing/Arranging output: mostly sax quartets
Goal: Improve quantity and quality of concert band compositions.
Play: Saxophones (all, but tenor primary), Bass Clarinet, Piano (poorly)


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Re: Hello from Durham, NC
« Reply #4 on: January 24, 2018, 10:32:12 AM »
Welcome, I look forward to hearing your music.
Information is not knowledge. Knowledge is not wisdom. Wisdom is not truth. Truth is not beauty. Beauty is not love. Love is not music. Music is THE BEST.
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Re: Hello from Durham, NC
« Reply #5 on: January 24, 2018, 10:56:26 AM »
Welcome to the group...

The perceived not a sum of elements to be distinguished from each other and analyzed discretely, but a pattern, that is to say a form, a structure: the element's existence does not precede the existence of the whole, it comes neither before nor after it, for the parts do not determine the pattern, but the pattern determines the parts: knowledge of the pattern and of its laws, of the set and its structure, could not possibly be derived from discrete knowledge of the elements that compose it.

That means that you can look at a piece of a puzzle for three whole days, you can believe that you know all there is to know about its colouring and its shape, and be no further ahead than when you started. The only thing that counts is the ability to link this piece to other pieces...

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Re: Hello from Durham, NC
« Reply #6 on: January 26, 2018, 02:21:34 PM »
Bienvenidos, Lee.
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