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Newbie :)
« on: May 24, 2013, 04:23:48 PM »
Hello,

My name is Brendan, I'm from Melbourne , Australia .  I have eclectic musical tastes (I tell people "everything from Verdi to Van Halen") but my true musical loves are the operas of Wagner and Puccini and the symphonic works of Mahler and Bruckner (so, yes, I am a Romantic at heart and love lush orchestration).

I studied music theory formally as a teenager and have taken it up again in recent times on a self-taught basis utilising the official music theory curriculum used here in Australia .  Unfortunately, my inability to learn a musical instrument to any competent level (I struggled with the 'cello for many years) put paid to any youthful notions of being anything more than a music lover.

In more recent years, however, I have begun to "tinker" with composition using the Finale notation system.  My efforts to date have been modest to say the least, but I continue to persevere.

I hope learn from more experienced/competent people than myself - so if I'm a bit of a "silent" member for a while, it's only because I'm trying to take in what's being shared and learning from others. Eventually, I expect I'll start asking a few questions, and maybe even posting one or two of my efforts for feedback.  :)

I very much look forward to being part of this forum.

Cheers, Brendan
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Re: Newbie :)
« Reply #1 on: May 24, 2013, 04:31:09 PM »
g'day mate  ;D

welcome to the forum.
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Re: Newbie :)
« Reply #2 on: May 24, 2013, 05:27:44 PM »
Welcome Brendan,

Don't worry about the "self-taught" part. Many of us are--including me who is 75% self-taught. We have pros like Michel around who help fill in our inevitable missing spots.

Looking forward to your contributions.
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Re: Newbie :)
« Reply #3 on: May 24, 2013, 05:40:24 PM »
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Re: Newbie :)
« Reply #4 on: May 24, 2013, 07:23:02 PM »
Welcome Brendan,

I'm looking forward to your thoughts and contributions as well. 
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Re: Newbie :)
« Reply #5 on: May 24, 2013, 07:23:51 PM »
welcome aboard :)

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Re: Newbie :)
« Reply #6 on: May 24, 2013, 08:04:29 PM »
Welcome, Brendan.

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Re: Newbie :)
« Reply #7 on: May 25, 2013, 01:04:05 AM »
Thanks everyone for the kind welcome.

Having just joined let me say - I'm off.

No, I'm not quitting already, just heading off for a couple of weeks vacation overseas.  So I will be even more "silent" than indicated in my original message.

Look forward to catching up again on my return home.

Cheers,

Brendan
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Re: Newbie :)
« Reply #8 on: May 25, 2013, 06:13:32 AM »
Welcome to the forum, Brendan!

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« Reply #9 on: May 25, 2013, 09:38:37 AM »
Welcome aboard.

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« Reply #10 on: May 30, 2013, 05:45:40 PM »
Welcome aboard!

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Re: Newbie :)
« Reply #11 on: June 04, 2013, 01:18:01 PM »
Hey Brendan,

Happy to have you on the forums and safe travels.

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Re: Newbie :)
« Reply #12 on: June 26, 2013, 05:11:31 PM »
Well, I'm back from my travels (the midnight sun in Sweden is a thing of beauty) and many thanks for the further kind welcomes.  :)
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Re: Newbie :)
« Reply #13 on: June 26, 2013, 05:46:58 PM »
Welcome back, Brendan. You went to Sweden and didn't stop off in Canada?  :'(
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« Reply #14 on: June 26, 2013, 07:25:19 PM »
Hi Brendan. From one mostly self-taught newbie to another: welcome. I look forward to hearing your compositions.

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