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    Looking for Cello

    http://www.mydocsonline.com/pub/Leaf...suressofar.mp3

    I had a Cello solo in my head and when i started writing the lead up to it with other instruments, I never found my way to the Cello, found the Tuba instead, but getting there was the fun part. I love the way Tuba sounds in it's higher register and wish it would go higher so I would know what to do with it next. Now I have lost the Cello solo, hoping it comes back to me, but if not... oh well.

    This is short 24 measures, I would like to get your thoughts on it, particulary the flute, does it sound ok or goofy, do any notes sound like the wrong note, etc.

    David

    PS: done with GPO/Finale.

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    David,

    I like what you have so far... and as far as how to find your cello, here is what I would do: I would repeat the tuba part again... using the cello to reinforce the theme in a simpler form... slowly drop the tuba back to the simpler version of the theme while increasing the complexity of the cello part... bada-boom bada-bing... you've got the cello holding it's own part... then let it go it's own way!!

    The flute sounds good... and if you double it with a violin later that would be a cool addition. Maybe it would provide another link to bringing in your cello part...

    Mind you, I don't really know what I am doing!! LOL

    Either way this one goes, I want to hear more!!! Achtung!!!! Get writing!!!!!!

    Thanks for sharing a work in progress,
    Paul

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    Thanks, Paul. That sounds like a very good plan, I'm going to give that a whirl and see what pops up.

    Thanks very much for llistening and giving me feedback and advise.

    David

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    David,

    Us newbies have to stick together!!! It is always good to get an outside opinion. I know that, I always get to close to what I'm writing... and cannot tell whether or not I am on the right path. Getting people here on the forum to give advice has been a Heaven sent! Like a said before, take my advise with a grain of salt... because, I do not know what I'm doing!!!! I'm learning as well! Speaking of, my freshman year in college begins in about 19 days!!! I'm scared of the younguns I'm going to be going to class with!!!!!! LOL

    Let's see what etLux has to say about it!! That is one smart dude!

    Later,
    Paul

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    Best of luck with your studies. Now there are almost as many oldtimers, 30 and up, in college as there are kids, mostly people that always wanted to teach but also many other fields. Those college girls will try very hard to distract you, just ignore them.

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    Hi David,
    A good job!
    It seems to me that this follows a short introductory sequence
    with only strings and a low octave flute playing counter to a horn.
    Continue to go for the same overall feeling.
    Add a little variety in the strings...maybe a little pizzacato
    in bass & cello.
    This music lets us know that something is going to happen,.......
    GREAT
    GARY

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    Quote Originally Posted by garymosse
    Hi David,
    A good job!
    It seems to me that this follows a short introductory sequence
    with only strings and a low octave flute playing counter to a horn.
    Continue to go for the same overall feeling.
    Add a little variety in the strings...maybe a little pizzacato
    in bass & cello.
    This music lets us know that something is going to happen,.......
    GREAT
    GARY
    Gary,

    Thanks very much for listening and for your kind remarks and good advise.

    Whenever i add staves after it's already started, it screws something up, so I'll need to start a new doc with more instruments and copy and paste what i have so far, but i think adding the pizzacato will be well worth it. I think next time I'll start with everything and then just delete what I don't use later.

    David

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    David,

    Parts of this are just... gorgeous.

    Don't lose your rhythmic impetus as you move along,
    though... keep in mind the frequency of harmonic
    change.

    David, this shows tremendous promise and the
    emergence of an able hand with the nuances of
    orchestration.

    Go back to work on this, please! I am most interested
    to hear the development of it.

    My best,

    David
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    Quote Originally Posted by etLux
    David,

    Parts of this are just... gorgeous.

    Don't lose your rhythmic impetus as you move along,
    though... keep in mind the frequency of harmonic
    change.

    David, this shows tremendous promise and the
    emergence of an able hand with the nuances of
    orchestration.

    Go back to work on this, please! I am most interested
    to hear the development of it.

    My best,

    David
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    David,
    Wow, your words are tremendously encouraging, thanks so much for listening and for your feedback and complement.

    I'm slightly unclear on what you meant about keeping in mind the frequency of harmonic change. Did you mean keep it changing at this frequency throughout, or more or less... or to remember to keep it varying in frequency as i go along? Or is the string background and bass a bit too repetitive until I varied it a little at the end?

    I will post more as i go along, and when it is completed.

    Thanks
    David

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    Re: Looking for Cello

    David,
    If you are using FINALE, you just point at the 1st measure with the measure tool and insert.
    For using pizzacato in the strings, if you select each string instrument
    with "KS" at the end you can shift between arco and pizz.

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