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About musicarranger

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    music composing/arranging, meditation, blogging

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    Composer, Arranger, Orchestrator, Audio Recording (home studio), Performance
  • Musical Influences
    Jimi Hendrix, The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Cream, Lee Ritenour, Dave Grusin, Jeff Lorber, Bob James, Enio Morricone, John Barry, Jerry Goldsmith, John Lennon, Bach, Clementi, Burgmuller and Haydn.


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  1. Starting A New Music Arrangers Group

    Hi John, I'm interested in starting a music arranging group since I'v have many articles on my blog now, I think these can be helpful to musicians on your forum. I know you can read articles under the songstuff music resource but how to submit to this? Thanks for your help in advance, With friendly greetings, musicarranger
  2. A Piano Piece By My Talented Friend- A Storm In Paradise

    Hi Gijs, I listened some more. I still say that the overal form of the song is good. It starts with very lonely notes and suddenly the surprise effect sets in (the storm). The atmosphere of his song reminds me of Philip Glass. You could easily put Glass,s repetitive sequences in the background to support this piece (the monotone parts). Techniques of the main melody transposing up and down are correctly used and placed in this song. The middle part where he goes to the IV chords is a good alternative to create contrast. An other good thing is that the mood reflection of the natural minor or Aeolian scales are coming out stronly. The end is nice too where he becomes softer and slower and finally comes to a complete halt (the storm has gone). The arpeggio at the end I think is a bit cliche because this song doesn't need it. This song has a lot of potential. It could be used for a film because it's quite imaginative. You could also put drum loops and a bass guitar with a pushing beat to make it more rough or the opposite like new age. You could go many ways with this song. Anyway this is my opinion, somebody else could hav a totally different view. Good luck, Hans
  3. A Piano Piece By My Talented Friend- A Storm In Paradise

    Shortly, I think this piece is great. Definitely suitable to be orchestrated because of its melancholy and timid mood. The form of this song is used correctly. Nice to have the main theme coming back at the end. The arpeggio at the end isn't really necessary since the piece already applies a ritardando. I'll listen some more to it and I'll write back with some more feedback. Well done, musicarranger
  4. Is Rock Music Gone?

    Yes, rock is in some kind of lull. You can also notice this how songs are composed nowdays. Usually a rock song consists a good worked out song form. That means "intro verse chorus verse chorus bridge chorus" or something similar to that. Nowdays all these songs seem to use a 4 bar loop as there song form. Repeated over and over. Of course with variations but I think it's over done. A comeback of the sixties and seventies would be great, at least all these rock and pop songs have good and interesting song forms.
  5. Getting To Know You

    1. Do you sing, play an instrument or instruments? What instruments? Piano, Synthesizers, Keyboards, Bass Guitar, Rhythm Guitar When did you start playing? 8 years old Did you teach yourself? Mostly not 2. Are you in a band or bands? What is the name of the band? Not at the moment. But I played in fushion bands when I was younger. What do you play? What other instruments are in the band? Do you have a band website? 3. Do you write songs? Do you write lyrics, music or both? Yes Do you have a writing partner? No 4. Do you record your music? Do you use a home studio? If so what gear do you use? Yes Do you use a recording studio? No Do you have music available on the web? if so where? Yes, http://www.musicarrangerspage.com Go to the "How I Started" page. 5. What other roles do you perform in the music business? Management? Label owner? Publishing? Promotion? Other? Music Arranging of popular songs, composing for films, jingles, promos, documentaries, orchestras, etc. 6. Are you a tech head? Moderately 7. What country do you live in? Thailand, but I'm Dutch. 8. What are your ambitions? To promote my music blog so that people will know me. Help other music cats to compose/arrange music for songs. 9. Do you draw/paint/write stories/computer art/dance or other creative pursuit? What are your pastimes? Beside music I teach English at an elementary school to maintain my family. Since 2002 I regulary do meditation. 10. What would you like to get out of Songstuff? I think that covers the main musical things! Connect with other people who are similarly interested in arranging music for songs. Good questions, John Talk to you later, Hans
  6. Getting To Know You

    Hi John, Glad to become a member of you forum. I'll fill in my profile as soon as possible. How do you fill in your questionare? Do you have to reload it? Sorry, I'm new here. My bio in short: I'm a music arranger/composer, I've my own blog which teaches people how to arrange songs. However I'm just started out about 4 months ago, so I'm still in the beginning stages. I like to be of help to teach people how to arrange songs in any kind of style. Check out my blog and you'll know a bit more about me. With friendly greetings, Hans
  7. Welcome to the forums musicarranger :)