I'm new here, both to the forums, and to GPO. I'm still in the learning mode for both, so if something doesn't come out quite right, I hope people will forgive me. While I do have a back ground in music, I consider myself a hobbiest composer. I have had no formal training in composing itself, having been a singer, so basically write for the love of music. I have listened to many of the pieces written by people here, and they're absolutely fantastic!!!! If it weren't for the fact that I have loved music all my life, I might not stick my neck out here with my humble offerings. Most of my music has been short experamentations using MIDI, because I had nothing else. Since I am somewhat computer illiterate, I could never get anything else to work, up until now. When I first heard GPO, I was blown away, and knew I absolutely had to have it!!! Even with having upgraded sounds cards, this was far superior! Gary, if you're out there somewhere, I have to say hat's off to you, because this is just what I needed! Besides sounding great, this is the first piece of software that I honestly could get to work. I had been using Score Writer, hesitating to up grade because of the lack of sound quality, and the fact that I'm not doing this for a living, so when it integrated seamlessly with Overture, you could say that I was shocked! To think that I had honestly found something that I could make work, and sounded great, still blows me away.
Since I am not quite sure how this will show up on the forums, I will just post my home page here, if anybody does dare take a listen. : )
I'm not quite sure if impressionistic is quite the right term, but much of my music is depicting something, even if just a sentiment, so if you read between the lines of the titles, you might be able to figure out what some of the pieces are about. Some of my pieces are being used at online greeting card sites, so I guess it can't be all bad.