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#1150599 - 03/19/06 04:37 AM Re: A piano piece
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Registered: 01/13/06
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Loc: Canada
Nevermind Jun, I added ambient sound and it's so much better
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#1150600 - 03/19/06 04:40 AM Re: A piano piece
Jun Yamamoto Offline
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Registered: 03/11/06
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Loc: Tokyo, Japan
 Quote:
Originally posted by KAM:
I think I figured out how to use grand 2 with CubaseSX, but just cant make the audio sound as great as yours (not enough ambient feeling) [/b]
As far as I hear the demo of "Grand", it seems great sound module. You might want to apply some good reverb. I use Magnus's "Ambience" which comes with Garritan Personal Orchestra. Ambience is a donation ware.
Magnus Plugin

Just for your information.

Sincerely,
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#1150601 - 03/19/06 04:46 AM Re: A piano piece
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Loc: Canada
Cubase comes with it so im going the native one,
thanks anyway

Im wondering how old are you, u might go to the music business route with such skills.
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#1150602 - 03/19/06 10:14 AM Re: A piano piece
Jun Yamamoto Offline
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Loc: Tokyo, Japan
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Originally posted by KAM:
Im wondering how old are you, u might go to the music business route with such skills. [/b]
I was born in late 50's. I cannot write music with deadline so I cannot be in the music business \:D

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#1150603 - 04/26/06 08:53 PM Re: A piano piece
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Registered: 01/28/04
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Loc: New England
Jun:

Your piece of music is beautiful. I LOVE it. What is your musical background? (Assuming your still out there visiting this forum from time to time...)

Jeanne W
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#1150604 - 04/26/06 09:53 PM Re: A piano piece
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Registered: 04/26/06
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Loc: PA
Umm.. Wow, that was wonderful.
That was so smooth like.
I really enjoyed that after a long hard day of baseball.

Let me say again, wonderful. Beats the songs I've tried to compose.
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#1150605 - 05/04/06 11:06 PM Re: A piano piece
Jun Yamamoto Offline
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Posts: 48
Loc: Tokyo, Japan
 Quote:
Originally posted by Jeanne W:
What is your musical background?[/b]
Jeanne W,

Sorry to be late in reply.

I started learning classical piano in my childhood and had learned classical composition for two years. I was in a jazz/fusion band as a keyboard player for about 10 years.

Sincerely,
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#1150606 - 05/04/06 11:08 PM Re: A piano piece
Jun Yamamoto Offline
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Loc: Tokyo, Japan
Solo Piano,

Thank you very much for your encouraging words.

Sincerely,
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#1150607 - 05/05/06 05:48 AM Re: A piano piece
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Registered: 05/04/06
Posts: 8
Loc: Wales
That was a beautiful piece of music. The way the music flowed over you it was really quite amazing.

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#1150608 - 05/06/06 02:35 AM Re: A piano piece
Jeanne W Offline
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Registered: 01/28/04
Posts: 1240
Loc: New England
Jun:

Would you comment on what kinds of things you learned when taking classical composition and which you felt most valuable to you as a composer? How/what you applied to your work in composing music?

Jeanne W
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#1150609 - 05/12/06 04:51 AM Re: A piano piece
Jun Yamamoto Offline
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Posts: 48
Loc: Tokyo, Japan
 Quote:
Originally posted by Fledge:
That was a beautiful piece of music. The way the music flowed over you it was really quite amazing. [/b]
Fledge,

Thank you very much for your kind comment.

Sincerely,
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#1150610 - 05/12/06 05:03 AM Re: A piano piece
Jun Yamamoto Offline
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Loc: Tokyo, Japan
 Quote:
Originally posted by Jeanne W:
Jun:

Would you comment on what kinds of things you learned when taking classical composition and which you felt most valuable to you as a composer? How/what you applied to your work in composing music?

Jeanne W [/b]
Jeanne,

Harmony (4 voices, realization on bass, realization under soprano), counterpoint (fugue), composition of chamber music such as violin sonata, etc.

Everything I leaned from my classical composition lessons is, has been and will be very valuable in my composing. Anywhere in my composition, if possible, I try to wright all the voices "correctly" in the sense of classical harmony and counterpoint except I break the rule intentionally because of absolute necessity.

Also, lessons trained my ear very much. I can imagine written sounds in mind without piano or other instruments to some extent now.

All the above said, I think most important thing you would learn from classical lessons is how professional composer (musician) is serious on each single note of music. And to know what is music, anyway.

Sincerely,
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http://homepage2.nifty.com/yamamoto_jun/e/

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#1150611 - 05/14/06 11:27 AM Re: A piano piece
Simon Blundell Offline
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Registered: 04/11/06
Posts: 72
Loc: Liverpool, England
I can't get it to work - I click on Eternal River and I just get a screen of characters which I can't read.

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#1150612 - 05/15/06 12:14 AM Re: A piano piece
Jun Yamamoto Offline
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Registered: 03/11/06
Posts: 48
Loc: Tokyo, Japan
 Quote:
Originally posted by Simon Blundell:
I can't get it to work - I click on Eternal River and I just get a screen of characters which I can't read. [/b]
Simon,

Thank you for your interest.

I think the server is down.

Please try either download.com or acidplanet.com

http://music.download.com/junyamamoto/3600-8501_32-100293553.html?tag=listing_song_artist

http://www.acidplanet.com/artist.asp?songs=445551&T=9741

Sincerely,
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MIDI JAZZ TOKYO
http://homepage2.nifty.com/yamamoto_jun/e/

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#1150613 - 05/18/06 04:23 PM Re: A piano piece
Simon Blundell Offline
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Loc: Liverpool, England
That's great! I wish I'd written it. You should write music for films. Amateur composer? I think you could give alot of professional composers a run for their money.

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#1150614 - 05/18/06 07:51 PM Re: A piano piece
Jun Yamamoto Offline
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Registered: 03/11/06
Posts: 48
Loc: Tokyo, Japan
Simon,

Thank you very much for your kind comment.

Sincerely,
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#1150615 - 05/19/06 06:29 AM Re: A piano piece
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Registered: 12/16/05
Posts: 39
Loc: Lisbon, Portugal
Would very much like to ear the piece, but if i click on the link i end up in page writen in japanese that altough i don´t know what it´s writrn there it looks like an error message.

If i right click and save target as i get a message saying that the site can´t be found... \:\(
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#1150616 - 05/20/06 01:10 AM Re: A piano piece
Jun Yamamoto Offline
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Loc: Tokyo, Japan
 Quote:
Originally posted by outro:
Would very much like to ear the piece, but if i click on the link i end up in page writen in japanese that altough i don´t know what it´s writrn there it looks like an error message.

If i right click and save target as i get a message saying that the site can´t be found... \:\( [/b]
Sorry, outro.

The server seems to be down. I uploaded the tune to the following. Please try this link.

http://jun.music.coocan.jp/music/eternal.mp3

Or you might want to try the following two sites:

http://music.download.com/junyamamoto/3600-8501_32-100293553.html?tag=listing_song_artist

http://www.acidplanet.com/artist.asp?songs=445551&T=9741

Sincerely,
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#1150617 - 05/22/06 09:02 AM Re: A piano piece
outro Offline
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Registered: 12/16/05
Posts: 39
Loc: Lisbon, Portugal
"Also, lessons trained my ear very much. I can imagine written sounds in mind without piano or other instruments to some extent now."


Just heard it, realy nice and well built, definetly with a strong japanese longing, sorrow
like thematic, you honor your great country with the piece.

I´m also what you could call an amateur composer, altough my classical training just started 5 months ago.

What you said (above quote) realy interessted me, music comes from my head, from there i put on the computer or guitar or more recently the piano, altough after 5 months lessons i realize i can note down simple melodies and harmonies directly on paper, as long as they don´t stray too much from c major wich is the beginers key
as i have come to realize it. Of course tha music
i write is most of the times more complex, and i have also realised by analising my pieces in the computer (know that i kind of know how) that i use a lot of acidental notes in any given key signature.

I dream of the day i can just put down on paper all this going on my head, without having to go home and sit in front of the computer.

Has this happend to you? have you found yourself
being able to imagine writen notes, and progressively more complex music along the years? Do you believe i´ll get better at it with time?
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#1150618 - 05/22/06 11:44 PM Re: A piano piece
Jun Yamamoto Offline
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Posts: 48
Loc: Tokyo, Japan
outro,

Thank you very much for your kind words and I would like to answer your question.

I also wish if I could write like Mozart, directly from his brain.

Good composers can write without help of any instruments. Actually, I know Mr. Ikebe, a famous composer in Japan, says he can work (write music) anywhere even in a hotel room without any instrument.

But I cannot. I need piano or computer. What I can deal with in my brain is very simple music.

I think the capability to deal with music without instrument can be trained and get better. The better you get in your solfege the better you can "grasp" your music. So I think it is desirable and recommendable to train your "musical brain" by solfege or other methods.

On the other hand, using instruments, including computer, is nothing wrong in music making. What is important is the music you create but not the process you get there.

So that I recommend to both write music (with piano and computer) and do solfege. In that way, I believe we can be better composers day by day.

Sincerely,
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http://homepage2.nifty.com/yamamoto_jun/e/

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