I didn’t think I was going to get anything done at all tonight. I spent most of it battling with installing the EastWest Quantum Leap Symphonic Orchestra Silver PLAY Edition (which is even harder to say than it is to type). I already had EWQLSO, but a few months ago they [...]
Tonight’s one has the distinction of being probably the quickest I’ve done since I started – it only took 4 hours. Most of the reason for that is that it’s not very imaginative, and the performances are pretty rough. But that kind of suits it.
It’s lazy, but loud. Very [...]
Tonight’s effort is sadly a little bit on the bitter and angsty side, it’s also probably the most pop rock like piece I’ve ever done.
However, despite all that, I rather like it – it came together really easily, starting with the chorus melody on the guitar. From there the [...]
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I came very close to finishing this on Tuesday night, but by 1:30 I could see there was still an hour or so left, and didn’t want to be up till 4 again, so I left it for later.
Later being today.
I think I learnt a fair bit [...]
This week’s piece is a fairly lively rock piece with orchestral backing.
I tried something different when recording this one – I had a vague idea of what I wanted in my head, but rather than try to play it, I recorded myself singing it, and then used that track [...]
I keep missing so many that I can’t keep track of the number I should be up to any more, so from now on I’ll just refer to them by their filename – which is the date they’re written.
This week’s effort is very short (40s), but it achieves the [...]
Ok, so I’ve got excuses…
First I was in New Zealand, then in Sydney, and now I’m sick (and also anticipating with not insignificant disfavour the prospect of a 4:30am start on Thursday).
So at this point it’s looking like there won’t be anything till next week.
I know, I’m breaking my own rules, and doing it more often than I should. But despite a promising start, my inspiration and motivation hit the same brick wall at once, and whilst I could force my way through to completing something, it’d give me another 4am finish, so all in all, I choose sleep.
It’s Tuesday! (or it was, four hours ago) and I actually have a piece ready!
This was another 11 hour marathon, though I actually had all the ideas in place in the first hour. I’m not really sure what happened to the hours between 8 and 12…
Anyway – this [...]
Ok, so I skipped one again. At some point I’ll probably clean up the skipped ones and post them.
Anyway, this one was about ten hours work – way, way, way too long. Mostly because I spent about three or four hours fiddling around with orchestration for the first four [...]