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#2049446 - 03/17/13 01:29 AM Original Composition - Journey Of A Bubble
JonnyJohn Offline
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Registered: 05/30/10
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Loc: New Zealand
Hi guys, haven't been composing for like ..maybe a year now?...wrote one to share with you guys.


Download here
http://archive.org/download/JmusicjRecordingPart2/JourneyOfABubbleJonnyJohnLiu.mp3

Sheetmusic Here
https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B17yjkhSzoxzZTQwS0dvQk1FcTQ/edit?usp=sharing


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#2049497 - 03/17/13 05:06 AM Re: Original Composition - Journey Of A Bubble [Re: JonnyJohn]
Dara Offline
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Registered: 06/18/09
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Good to see/hear you again Jonny,

I can't quite match the title, 'Journey of a Bubble' with the music.
This piece seems over busy and climactic too many times, especially towards the end.

What do you think about orchestrating this for an ensemble?
Cheers to your enthusiasm and ongoing piano composing.

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#2049624 - 03/17/13 11:46 AM Re: Original Composition - Journey Of A Bubble [Re: JonnyJohn]
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Oh cool thanks for for the suggestion, I think that's a good advice, I imagined colorful bubbles going up and popping thus the climaxes and switches.

Umm yeah, I had some sounds in mind but don't have the software to orchestrate it as they are not the traditional sounds.

Hehe yeah I'll come back next year and share something else, hehe yup I guess that's enthusiasm... lol.
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#2049703 - 03/17/13 01:53 PM Re: Original Composition - Journey Of A Bubble [Re: JonnyJohn]
Steve Chandler Offline
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Registered: 02/18/05
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Loc: Urbandale, Iowa
Now that was enjoyable! It went places and was never predictable. I agree it probably spent too much time in the forte dynamic, but it was still enjoyable listening. In the future plan to take it down to softer dynamic ranges so the climaxes can have more impact. It definitely had a sound that would lend itself well to a musical. I don't know what sounds you had in mind for orchestrating it, but there's real potential here. It's not serious classical, but it's pretty good music.

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#2049985 - 03/17/13 11:48 PM Re: Original Composition - Journey Of A Bubble [Re: JonnyJohn]
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This has spontaneity and life. I am surprised it is actually written out. Had I not known, I would have assumed it was a rather nice improvisation. Well done.
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#2050007 - 03/18/13 01:31 AM Re: Original Composition - Journey Of A Bubble [Re: JonnyJohn]
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Thanks guys, yeah the dynamics would've been better if there was more of a contrast....but as my technical skills have grown dull I couldn't be bothered practicing to get it right. Hopefully someone can do a better job than me and I'd look forward to hear that.

Yeah I was going to orchestrate it with the melody given a crystalline timbre and the accompaniment with bubbly effect...can't be bothered searching for those sounds.....arg heck I think I"ve just grown too old to care anymore loll.. *goes to sleep on the ground*
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#2050018 - 03/18/13 02:37 AM Re: Original Composition - Journey Of A Bubble [Re: JonnyJohn]
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Registered: 03/16/13
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Beautiful! Enjoyed it. smile

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#2050129 - 03/18/13 08:51 AM Re: Original Composition - Journey Of A Bubble [Re: JonnyJohn]
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Registered: 02/18/05
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Originally Posted By: JonnyJohn
Thanks guys, yeah the dynamics would've been better if there was more of a contrast....but as my technical skills have grown dull I couldn't be bothered practicing to get it right. Hopefully someone can do a better job than me and I'd look forward to hear that.

Yeah I was going to orchestrate it with the melody given a crystalline timbre and the accompaniment with bubbly effect...can't be bothered searching for those sounds.....arg heck I think I"ve just grown too old to care anymore loll.. *goes to sleep on the ground*

One thing I've learned from experience, if you can't be bothered to learn it, chances are no one else will bother to learn it. Don't talk to me about old, what are you 20ish?

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#2050416 - 03/18/13 07:05 PM Re: Original Composition - Journey Of A Bubble [Re: JonnyJohn]
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yeah, volume to me just a spur of the moment thing so can't imagine practising for that...i guess that's why it sounds spontaneous,

I guess when you get to a certain age it's hard to balance a full time job with composition, + I'm not talented technically so hard to find time to practise
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#2050967 - 03/19/13 04:23 PM Re: Original Composition - Journey Of A Bubble [Re: JonnyJohn]
Chris Goslow Offline
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Registered: 07/06/11
Posts: 49
Loc: California, USA
Originally Posted By: JonnyJohn
Hi guys, haven't been composing for like ..maybe a year now?...wrote one to share with you guys.


Hey JonnyJohn:

Very nice job. It has a contemporary sweet piano sound with a classical touch. If you've been only composing a year, then bravo! Thanks for sharing.
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#2060244 - 04/06/13 08:33 AM Re: Original Composition - Journey Of A Bubble [Re: JonnyJohn]
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Registered: 04/04/13
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It was a really nice and highly appreciable work.I really enjoy all the information shared and discussed here.
Thanks to all.
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