Got forwarded for sparse, sentimental solo piano piece

Got a forward? Wanna brag about it? Post it up.

Moderators: admin, mdc, TAXIstaff

User avatar
suzdoyle
Serious Musician
Serious Musician
Posts: 2111
Joined: Thu Aug 07, 2008 4:36 pm
Gender: Female
Location: Pacific Northwest
Contact:

Got forwarded for sparse, sentimental solo piano piece

Post by suzdoyle » Tue Dec 10, 2013 3:35 pm

Hey gang;
Just got my song, "First Kiss," forwarded direct to a Film music supervisor. The listing asked for a soft, sparse, sentimental, thoughtful, innocent, romantic, melodic, contemporary sounding SOLO PIANO piece that can play in the background of a scene where two people are about to share a very special first kiss.

Screener #347 said it captured both the innocence and the romance requested. Woo-HOO!

:-),
Suz

User avatar
funsongs
Total Pro
Total Pro
Posts: 6189
Joined: Fri Sep 06, 2013 11:18 am
Gender: Male
Location: So Cal
Contact:

Re: Got forwarded for sparse, sentimental solo piano piece

Post by funsongs » Tue Dec 10, 2013 3:40 pm

Seems to be a popular theme here lately...
and that's a good thing.
Congrats to you, too.
Santa's being generous with the Taxi members, eh?

That oughta bring you some holiday cheers!
Peter R.
www.soundcloud.com/funsongs-1
Peter Rahill - aka "funsongs"
https://soundcloud.com/funsongs-1
You Tube channel: Peter Rahill https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCPaX4l ... ZiUvSQbN7Q
https://peterrahill.bandcamp.com/


“The future aint what it use to be.” - Yogi Berra

User avatar
daveydad
Serious Musician
Serious Musician
Posts: 1430
Joined: Sat Feb 23, 2013 10:39 am
Gender: Male
Location: Virginia USA
Contact:

Re: Got forwarded for sparse, sentimental solo piano piece

Post by daveydad » Tue Dec 10, 2013 8:00 pm

Very nice! Congrats!

User avatar
davedwards
Impressive
Impressive
Posts: 164
Joined: Mon Jul 19, 2010 9:16 am
Gender: Male
Location: Aurora, CO
Contact:

Re: Got forwarded for sparse, sentimental solo piano piece

Post by davedwards » Tue Dec 10, 2013 10:33 pm

Good job, Suz! Very nice. That title was popular with a lot of us on this one ;-) Congrats.

cp504
Newbie
Newbie
Posts: 6
Joined: Tue Dec 10, 2013 3:22 pm
Gender: Male
Contact:

Re: Got forwarded for sparse, sentimental solo piano piece

Post by cp504 » Thu Dec 12, 2013 2:58 pm

Congratulations on your forward!
I've been getting a little discouraged lately and was told that members often listen to each others music and offer suggestions so I thought I'd give it a try.
I submitted to the same listing and didn't get a forward. I would appreciate any input/suggestions on the song 'Subtle Joy' on my homepage.
Thanks, much appreciated!

User avatar
daveydad
Serious Musician
Serious Musician
Posts: 1430
Joined: Sat Feb 23, 2013 10:39 am
Gender: Male
Location: Virginia USA
Contact:

Re: Got forwarded for sparse, sentimental solo piano piece

Post by daveydad » Fri Dec 13, 2013 2:48 pm

cp504, what is your taxi homepage url?

cp504
Newbie
Newbie
Posts: 6
Joined: Tue Dec 10, 2013 3:22 pm
Gender: Male
Contact:

Re: Got forwarded for sparse, sentimental solo piano piece

Post by cp504 » Mon Dec 16, 2013 11:36 am

Sorry, new to the forums, I thought the link showed up automatically at the bottom of the message.
My page is www.taxi.com/caloop and the song is 'Subtle Joy.'
Thanks!

jonnybutter
Committed Musician
Committed Musician
Posts: 834
Joined: Fri Jul 01, 2011 12:37 pm
Gender: Male
Contact:

Re: Got forwarded for sparse, sentimental solo piano piece

Post by jonnybutter » Mon Dec 16, 2013 3:17 pm

Hi CP

Your song has a nice elegiac quality, but I can sort of see why it wasn't forwarded. As is usually the case, it's *not* about the quality of your music but rather about how much it really fit the listing. Your piece was probably too busy for this listing - the examples given (the 'a las') were more sparse and/or regular. And our piano sounded a little 'programmed' to me. For example, the damper pedal is held over several bars in one recurring section and made that section sound a little blurry. Piano samples also sounded a little dated. Obviously I'm not a screener, so I can only guess, but fresh ears are really helpful to us all!


Good luck and welcome to these forums and to Taxi.

User avatar
shellsings
Committed Musician
Committed Musician
Posts: 976
Joined: Mon Mar 15, 2010 12:50 pm
Gender: Female
Location: Germantown, MD
Contact:

Re: Got forwarded for sparse, sentimental solo piano piece

Post by shellsings » Mon Dec 16, 2013 5:49 pm

Congrats!! It's beautiful!

User avatar
daveydad
Serious Musician
Serious Musician
Posts: 1430
Joined: Sat Feb 23, 2013 10:39 am
Gender: Male
Location: Virginia USA
Contact:

Re: Got forwarded for sparse, sentimental solo piano piece

Post by daveydad » Mon Dec 16, 2013 6:27 pm

I agree with jonnybutter.... nice piece, chords, well played... but it's a bit too methodically played and not sparse enough with the room it needs to breathe. From one pianist to another.... keep at it!

Post Reply

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 6 guests