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« on: November 08, 2020, 12:20:55 PM »

First of all, thank you for the registration.

My pen name is Rex Potam (no, this is not my real name). I am French, so please excuse my English…

I found the Compose Forums site address in a book I am currently reading, A Practical Guide to Becoming a Composer: A wealth of advice, tips, strategies, and examples by Arthur J. Michaels.

Even though I am not very young, I started composing only a few years ago, so I guess I am still "junior" :-)

I don't have any degree or formal education in music, but I have been singing in a choir for thirty years. I stopped in 1995 for professional reasons — but I found my own way in music by starting composing.

I started by a few songs but now I feel more like composing "serious" music. I have written a few nocturnes, two fantasies, and one organ concerto. I am currently writing a Requiem and just started a piano concerto too. All during pastime because I work in something else entirely.

You can check out my work on my own web site (mostly in French, sorry, I still need to flesh out the English part) here:

I also have YouTube page:

Looking forward having great discussions with seasoned composers!

Cheers to all,

Rex Potam

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Re: Hello
« Reply #1 on: November 08, 2020, 04:10:26 PM »
Hello "Rex,"
Welcome to the Forum.
Sorry, I don't speak French. But one or two other people here do.
Your writing in English is excellent.
You'll find that Arthur Michaels, writer of the book you mentioned, is a regular contributor here.
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Re: Hello
« Reply #2 on: November 08, 2020, 04:27:31 PM »

Interesting music .......................

Please remember to post scores with your music files. 



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Re: Hello
« Reply #3 on: November 08, 2020, 05:30:54 PM »
Welcome to Compose Forums  :)



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« Reply #4 on: November 08, 2020, 05:53:24 PM »
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
« Reply #5 on: November 08, 2020, 07:01:03 PM »
Hello, Rex Potam! Welcome to the forum, and thank you for buying my book! I hope you're getting a lot out of it. This forum is a good place to get beneficial feedback on your work.



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Re: Hello
« Reply #6 on: November 08, 2020, 11:09:41 PM »
Thanks all for the warm welcome.

Arthur, yeah, I am reading your book and it is indeed interesting. Too early to see all the benefits of course, but at least this forum is a good starting point ;-)

Admin, thanks for the reminder. My primary material is scores. I use software to write it (NoteWorthy Composer). I consider my interpretations as demos at best (mostly computer-generated, from the scores, except sung parts of course). Except for the covers, the scores are always available on my site (CC-BY-SA).

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Re: Hello
« Reply #7 on: November 09, 2020, 01:07:58 AM »
Welcome :)


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Re: Hello
« Reply #8 on: November 09, 2020, 11:23:45 PM »
If you are going to post music here, you an attach a PDF file of the score directly to your post.
Only forum members have access to this type of file, guests viewing the forum do not.
After a certain time these files also get automatically deleted from the forum so they are not permanently archived on the forum.
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