Since last year I have been honing my composition & orchestration skills using Logic Pro. Recently I have upped my game by using BBC Orchestra, a plugin that makes the orchestra sounds quite realistic. Now I am transitioning into practicing film scoring. Below is a segment of an old “Captain America” TV show from 1944 (!), which I wrote original music for. I had a blast doing it and am looking forward to doing more music scoring.
Category: Original Music
Day 218: “Serenity for Harpsichord” (Original Music)
Back in December, I got the idea to write the opening movement of a classical sonata, using traditional 18th century classical sonata form. I purposely emulated models of sonatas or sonatinas I have learned over the years. I enjoyed myself with this one:
Day 202: “Miserere Loves Company” (Original Music)
Today I was beset by a strangely cloud mental mood. I was apathetic and felt like doing nothing. Happily, later in the day I set to composing, which cleared up my mood nicely! In the process I wrote this little piece, which is meant to emulate the beginning of an epic film score. Using Logic Pro and BBC Orchestra Discover. Thank you, Digital Orchestra!
Day 195: “The Satisfaction Machine (BBC Orchestra)” (Original Music)
Here’s a piece I originally shared last year. This is a new version using BBC Orchestra Discover. A friend of mine recommended it, as I am wanting to create more realistic orchestra sounds (shout out to Josh!):
Day 182: “Badlands” (Original Music)
Recently I was working on a project to compose music for someone. Though the collaboration didn’t work out, I got a chance to write some neat music, including this short piano piece with some string support. The mood is thoughtful, perhaps even sad, and atmospheric.
Day 174: “If There’s Hope” (Original Music)
This is a piece I wrote a month ago, in a distant land called 2022. I enjoy the quirky, indie-movie soundtrack vibe I get from this…
Day 164: “Ungraceful Exit” (Original Music)
Here’s a lively, emotional piece I wrote today. I loved creating the rock-ish vibe with the electric guitar, bass, and drums. I also really enjoyed doing the solos with the synthesizers, especially the one that explodes in after the first 12 seconds.
Day 161: “Winter White” (Original Music)
For this piece I was trying to create the feel of the cold during winter months. Rather than trying to write a melody with a chord progression, I kept things simple: a few melodic elements in the piano that repeat, some piano accompaniment, and some strings to add to the drama.
Day 151: “To Thine Own Self” (Original Music)
This is a piece I wrote last week. The title comes from Shakespeare: “To Thine Own Self Be True.” I enjoyed writing this melodic, orchestral piece:
Day 148: “You’re Going the Wrong Way!” (Original Music)
Tonight I’m sharing this goofy piece I wrote yesterday using exclusively synthesizer and sound effect patches on Logic. This is a little different for me, as I have tended to go in the orchestral direction. I had a lot of fun with this one, and incidentally my wife said she thought the beginning sounded like an introduction to a podcast 🙂