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Hello from Sydney
« on: August 15, 2016, 08:26:58 PM »
Hi All,

I recently discovered this forum when searching for information on music composition - which I suspect is a pretty common story around here.

I’m semi-retired, being in my late 60s. I have been a professional guitarist since my late teens - too many years. In that time I have studied and played a great variety of genres - including classical, jazz, pop, rock, blues, latin-ish, etc - eventually classing myself as a ‘session/jazz guitarist’ - Jack-of-all-trades - and master of that :angel:.

During that period I also composed the odd piece, mainly of a jazz nature. So composing has always been a part of my interest - but always in the background - my main focus being on earning a living through playing.

It now seems that the time is right for me to focus more on composing - especially longer form works, as opposed to pieces largely designed as vehicles for improvisation. Also, in recent years I discovered the amazing art-form of orchestration, so it also seems to make sense that I should explore that in conjunction with developing composition skills.

So I look forward to picking the brains of the knowledgeable and talented folk on this forum - if that's ok.

Regards, Eduaro


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Re: Hello from Sydney
« Reply #1 on: August 15, 2016, 09:58:55 PM »
so is your name Sydney or Eduaro???
(just joking) :D
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Re: Hello from Sydney
« Reply #2 on: August 15, 2016, 10:56:38 PM »
Hello, Eduardo. Welcome to the forum! :)
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Re: Hello from Sydney
« Reply #3 on: August 16, 2016, 05:52:45 AM »
Welcome, Eduaro!


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Re: Hello from Sydney
« Reply #4 on: August 16, 2016, 08:01:48 AM »
Hey Eduaro, welcome!:)
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Re: Hello from Sydney
« Reply #5 on: August 18, 2016, 09:18:18 AM »
Welcome  :)

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Re: Hello from Sydney
« Reply #6 on: August 18, 2016, 10:03:26 AM »
From one (former) guitarist to another: welcome to the group!

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