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Abel Project

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Hello ...
« on: October 07, 2013, 10:27:52 AM »
Hey, my name is Thomas, Iīm glad I landed here. Let me tell you something about myself.
 I started to play guitar when I was seventeen or something. I went to Musicians Institute in L.A. after I had finished school, which helped me a lot, not only concerning my technique but also they gave me a little background in music theory and finally managed to teach me how to read and write notes. I went to university, had music as a sort of "side subject", no big thing, just a little theory and some guitar/vocal lessons.  I only had one course in harmonization but that helped me , too. I got interested in classical music and started composing, hardly knowing or not wanting to know about  basic rules. I gradually lost interest and turned to other things. Now that was almost 15 years ago.
Two years ago I became interested in writing songs again, and wrote a couple of christian, kind of worship songs. I bought the Presonus audio box and started fiddling around, worked with muse score and was quite happy with that. Then I remembered my old classical compositions, dug out my old QY20 sequencer and put them into my DAW. Uploaded the best one on soundcloud but wasnīt happy with the sound.
Now, in my life, I lack two things: Money and time (just bought a house, have two kids and third one is coming soon). But I recently found a bargain offer about Finale 2012, which includes some Garritan sounds. I bought it but Iīm still not used to it, I just didnīt have the time to work myself through the basic functions, but it was enough to transfer my favourite composition to Garritan sounds.
Garritan isnīt perfect but who has the money to buy the Vienna symphonic library?? You can listen to that composition on soundcloud, itīs called Canon in F (although it isnīt a canon but it resembles Pachelbels Canon in D because of the ostinato in the cello). I hope I got rid of all the octave and quint parallels (is that how you say this in english?) but I think my knowledge concerning harmony and composition is so basic that it makes it difficult for me to compose more efficiently.
So hereīs the link: https://soundcloud.com/tho-v-lker/canon-in-f-string-quartet
Iīm still searching for a wonderous machine that can transfer all those wonderful melodies, sonatas, choir parts and so on that swirl around my brain  directly into sheet music- it would save me 99% of all the time that I need now to write and re-write and arrange, mix (donīt know much about that either) and...and...it.
So basically I am here to deepen my knowledge, Iīd like to have feedback on my works and Iīm curious about the things other composers do.
Thanks and greetings from Germany!!!
Thomas
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Re: Hello ...
« Reply #1 on: October 07, 2013, 10:39:31 AM »
Welcome Abel,

Pretty Canon .................. very warm and sweet and yes it reminds me of Pachelbels Canon in D.

Did you follow the same format/structure/harmonic progression etc............

We also like to see the score too ... so when you have a chance please post it in the completed works forum.

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« Reply #2 on: October 07, 2013, 10:44:42 AM »
Another guitarist, welcome Thomas! In Dutch and German quint is the name for the perfect fifth. ;)  I liked the string quartet.
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Re: Hello ...
« Reply #3 on: October 07, 2013, 10:56:09 AM »
Hi Thomas. Welcome aboard!

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Re: Hello ...
« Reply #4 on: October 07, 2013, 01:38:41 PM »
Hi.  If you learn any good guitar sounds outside of Garritan that also will work with Finale, please let me know.

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Re: Hello ...
« Reply #5 on: October 09, 2013, 12:25:49 AM »
Dear forum members.
thank you for the hearty welcome. Iīve spent some time reading a few posts and I really can say that this is a nice place to hang out with a lot of things to learn and a very friendly atmosphere.
I will upload my canon to the   Completed Works: Junior    topic.
Thanks a lot for the nice comments on it!!

Best wishes
Thomas
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Re: Hello ...
« Reply #6 on: October 09, 2013, 10:07:55 AM »
welcome aboard :)

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Re: Hello ...
« Reply #7 on: October 09, 2013, 11:32:29 AM »
Hi Thomas. Welcome to the group.

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Re: Hello ...
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