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wish910
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   Posted 3/14/2015 8:57 PM (GMT -5)    Quote This PostAlert An Admin About This Post.
Hey, guys:
I played randomly on my keyboard and recorded it in Logic Pro X yesterday afternoon. How do you feel it?

/www.youtube.com/watch?v=P5M1u-Be06w

If I want arrange this piece to orchestra in Finale 2014c, is it possible to achieve? I am a college student majoring in contemporary music composition.

Many thanks!


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Post Edited (wish910) : 3/16/2015 9:20:22 AM (GMT-5)

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   Posted 3/15/2015 8:43 AM (GMT -5)    Quote This PostAlert An Admin About This Post.
Sounds like it's tonal and in 4/4 (not random at all; I was scared for a second when I read "randomly"), so it should be very easy. Finale works best with measures and barlines, but you have to make sure that you are actually playing in time if you want to use Hyperscribe or MIDI file import. There is no way to tell if you are doing that from your recording of your piano performance.


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   Posted 3/15/2015 9:42 AM (GMT -5)    Quote This PostAlert An Admin About This Post.
Thank you, Christopher Smith:

This sounds not like improvising in that I improvise every day as a job and I think high-standard improvisation helps me deeply in my formal composition and music theories. I think there are few students can achieve this level of improvisation exclude students majoring in jazz music.

This improvisation includes two points of weakness:
1. From 0:34 to 0:38, it sounds like Korean TV shows' general soundtracks, not like athletic jazz. That means, the style here is not constant.

2.From 0:50 to 1:10, I can't handle my left hand well in a YAMAHA keyboard, so the short notes lacks regulation; however, it sounds "OK" as harmonic chords...

Really thanks for your appreciation. :)

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Another thing is that I think I should quantize it as 1/16 although it could still include some minor errors. I will try to arrange this into an orchestral piece with romantic and warm atmosphere! Hope Finale can satisfy my requirements.


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   Posted 3/15/2015 10:04 AM (GMT -5)    Quote This PostAlert An Admin About This Post.
I think you could benefit from studying chord substitutions. Here's a book that might be helpful.
www.berkleepress.com/catalog/product?product_id=58600


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   Posted 3/16/2015 2:06 PM (GMT -5)    Quote This PostAlert An Admin About This Post.
Improvisation can pretty much be anything. I don't doubt he is improvising, but he is creating what sounds pretty highly structured and fairly simple in terms of musical construction. Nothing wrong with that and easily transcribed. Not my cup of tea and I prefer more "challenging" improvisation. To each his own.


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   Posted 3/16/2015 2:13 PM (GMT -5)    Quote This PostAlert An Admin About This Post.
Take some On-Line Courses from the Berklee School in Boston.


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   Posted 3/16/2015 2:52 PM (GMT -5)    Quote This PostAlert An Admin About This Post.
The guy claims to be a college student majoring in "contemporary music composition" so either he's bing ripped off or is trolling us. LOL The internet is hardly the place to go for career advice.


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   Posted 3/16/2015 8:53 PM (GMT -5)    Quote This PostAlert An Admin About This Post.
Hello, guys:
Beside my formal artistic compositions, I love to improvise in different music styles. Not only Jazz but also Braque, Classical and Romantic styles.
I practice everyday and I remember at the beginning, I could just play some popular songs and might make many mistakes harmonically such as "Parallel 8th and 5th".

Then, after learning classical music, I found that classical music owns higher artistic values. Many great composers, including J. S. Bach, A. M. Mozart, and J. Brahms are so talent that their music are more complicated and highly profound. Thus, my view of music changes from only loving film soundtracks into wider genres.

I now study in Asia:) And "Yes", the career of mine is very hard.


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   Posted 3/16/2015 9:17 PM (GMT -5)    Quote This PostAlert An Admin About This Post.
He's been on my ignore list since his first few posts.



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   Posted 3/17/2015 5:51 AM (GMT -5)    Quote This PostAlert An Admin About This Post.
Wish, this is a forum for Finale users and, while questions about orchestration or even composition are occasionally touched upon, this is NOT an appropriate place to ask for feedback about your compositions or improvisations. This is also not a forum for students to discuss their career plans. I, and apparently a number of others on this forum, would kindly request that you refrain from doing these things here. The best advice I can give you is to learn the concept of appropriate behaviour.


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   Posted 3/17/2015 12:12 PM (GMT -5)    Quote This PostAlert An Admin About This Post.
Sorry, at first I want to discuss the possibility of the orchestration of this work. Then, I loss the main points here. Sorry abot discussing other things unreated to Finale.

Then, if I have other scores, I will post here and stop my imappropriate discussion here. Sorry again.


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   Posted 3/17/2015 2:57 PM (GMT -5)    Quote This PostAlert An Admin About This Post.
wish910 said...

If I want arrange this piece to orchestra in Finale 2014c, is it possible to achieve?
Yes. Finale can be used for orchestrating just about anything. You can link an audio file to a Finale file, then add the orchestration as you see fit, and listen to it in sync with the audio file. I use this technique when transcribing. Sure beats the old way of toggling between 2 programs.
 
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