I just received GPO in the mail last week. I love it!!! I have been practicing with it trying to get it to sound as realistic as I can. I am a brass player, so that\'s where I started to dig in the most. I didn\'t have any brass quintet sheet music to enter but I did have a four part Xmas caroling book sitting on the shelf. I entered the first song almost note for note but then I decided I would do my own arrangements from that point on.
I ran into a snag because I needed a high G for French horn and I discovered it only goes up to high F. So, I used pitch bend for a couple of notes. Right after the horn hits the extremely high notes, I thought I would put in a little \"spleeah\" (A mistake) right afterwards to help it sound more authentic. Sorry horn players, I will pick on someone else next time. [img]images/icons/smile.gif[/img]
This was programmed in Finale and then transferred to Sonar to export as a wav file. (then compressed down to an MP3)
I used Trp 1 ens. 1, Trp 1 ens. 2, French horn 2 solo, Tenor T-bone ens. 1, Tuba 1 solo.
Thanks to Gary for such a great program. I can\'t wait to start trying out all the other instruments.
I really liked your Christmas medley. Great arranging and some nice writing.
For being done in Finale you have produced a remarkable demo. There\'s some of the usual notation things and I can\'t help but wonder what this would sound like if it was played in with a keyboard controller.
You can tell you are a brass player by how entrances were made and by how you phrased. Perhaps some of our GPO brass players can give some pointers on doing a convincing shake.
I will be incorporating more mod. wheel as I feel more comfortable using it. You guys are right, you just can\'t get the expression you need using Finale alone. The performance sounds very stiff. I have a feeling I will be composing a lot more these days. GPO makes it fun because you can get such musical results without an extraordinary amount of effort/laborious tweaking. Endless possibilities await!!!
A very competent arrangement! I do a lot of Christmas medleys for my youth group during the holiday season as well but nothing like this. One thing I always noticed is the stiffness you get by importing from a program like finale. The other guys are right. Get the mod wheel happening and express yourself.
Apart from that its great! I fell into the shopping spirit as well! But no more snow please!