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Bethlehem Suite 1. Handmaid Published

After much blood, sweat, tears, consternation, anger, begging, and finally acceptance, I have published the first completed track for Moments of Comfort and Joy. As mentioned in an earlier post, this is the first movement in a three movement piece I’m calling the Bethlehem Suite….

MIDI Mock-UP vs. Live Comparison

I’ve mentioned in previous posts about how I set off recording these instrumental tracks. I generally start with a MIDI Mock-up to set the arrangement and parts, and then replace some or all of the instruments with live recordings of acoustic instruments. This methodology has worked well…

How to Compose Music – Step 1, Compose some Music

As of last night, the writing of music is substantially complete! That is, all the parts are placed and in order, and I am reasonably happy with the way they are turning out. That’s not to say that there aren’t places where I’m still troubled…

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