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Forum: Share Your Music 02-18-2020, 04:01 PM
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Posted By rrayner
Re: Just a giggle. . .DOG ME!

Hi Jeffery,

As has been usual for me, I am fascinated by your drums/percussion parts. I do sincerely wish I had more time for a little more analysis. I spent a little time (precious) this...
Forum: "Learning and Teaching" pieces 02-10-2020, 06:42 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 23
Posted By rrayner
Sir Duke Duet (Stevie Wonder)

"Sir Duke" was written by Stevie Wonder in 1976 in reverence and respect for Duke Ellington (Sir Duke) and the many great popular musicians that formed the foundation for Swing Music. Wonder...
Forum: "Learning and Teaching" pieces 02-10-2020, 06:23 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 17
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Isn't She Lovely Duet (Stevie Wonder)

"Isn't She Lovely" was written by Stevie Wonder & Burnetta "Bunny" Jones in 1976 in celebration of the birth of his daughter, Aisha. Londie, mentioned in the lyrics, is Aisha's mother, Yolanda...
Forum: Share Your Music 01-28-2020, 04:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 66
Posted By rrayner
Re: A cool breeze

Hi Jeffery - thank you for this entry. It is amazing to me what you have been able to do with Composer. I love your music, but I have to say I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE your percussion parts. I would like...
Forum: "Learning and Teaching" pieces 01-07-2020, 06:49 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 47
Posted By rrayner
The Twelfth of Never Duet (Johnny Mathis)

"The Twelfth of Never" was written by Jay Livingston and Paul Francis Webster in 1956, and was made popular by Johnny Mathis.

The title, "The Twelfth of Never", is a play on words - the twelfth of...
Forum: "Learning and Teaching" pieces 01-07-2020, 06:44 PM
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Views: 24
Posted By rrayner
Que Sera, Sera Duet (Doris Day)

"Que Sera, Sera" was written by Jay Livingston and Ray Evans in 1955, and was made popular by Doris Day, being featured in the Alfred Hitchcock movie "The Man Who Knew Too Much"

There are four...
Forum: "Learning and Teaching" pieces 12-10-2019, 06:28 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 59
Posted By rrayner
Re: Christmas/Holiday Duets - March of the Toys Excerpt

Hi Sherry,

Ah! The reason there are no chords is that I re-orchestrated this piece from a piano score, which had no chords. I took a shortcut on this one due to time constraints (who ever heard...
Forum: "Learning and Teaching" pieces 12-09-2019, 01:01 AM
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Views: 59
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Christmas/Holiday Duets - March of the Toys Excerpt

"March of the Toys" was written by Victor Herbert in 1903 for the Operetta "Babes in Toyland". It is not a Christmas Carol, but the theme of the operetta was set at Christmas time, and the piece has...
Forum: "Learning and Teaching" pieces 12-09-2019, 12:56 AM
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Views: 30
Posted By rrayner
Christmas/Holiday Duets - Santa Claus I Still Believe in You

"Santa Claus I Still Believe in You" was written by Randy Owen, Teddy Gantry and John Jarrard in 1985, and recorded by the Country/Western/Pop group, "Alabama".

The measures 34 through 51 repeat...
Forum: "Learning and Teaching" pieces 11-10-2019, 12:41 AM
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Views: 83
Posted By rrayner
Winchester Cathedral Duet

"Winchester Cathedral" was written by Geoff Stephensin 1966, and was recorded and made popular by the New Vaudeville Band.

The song is kind of "campy" or "cutesy", but it is fun to play.

If you...
Forum: "Learning and Teaching" pieces 11-10-2019, 12:38 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 54
Posted By rrayner
Shine On Harvest Moon Duet

"Shine On Harvest Moon" was written by Nora Bayes and Jack Norworth in 1908, and debuted in that year's Ziegfeld Follies.

This song was written in the ABAB form, with the A section being the...
Forum: Share Your Music 10-29-2019, 02:07 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 120
Posted By rrayner
Re: What's it gonns be?

Hi Jeffery - you won't see anything much more than an attempt to balance the instrument volume levels of my small band to big band/concert band/orchestra pieces, because of my small setup. I don't...
Forum: Share Your Music 10-27-2019, 09:05 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 120
Posted By rrayner
Re: What's it gonns be?

Well, Jeffery, I don't know "What's it gonna be?", but it's a nice, relaxed composition, and shows quite a considerable command of using Composer.

On a side note, the piece comes in with the piano...
Forum: "Learning and Teaching" pieces 10-09-2019, 08:43 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 117
Posted By rrayner
Theme from A Summer Place Duet

"Theme from A Summer Place" was written by Max Steiner and Mack Discant in 1960. This song was used in the movie, "A Summer Place". Percy Faith and his orchestra had a no. 1 hit as an instrumental....
Forum: "Learning and Teaching" pieces 10-09-2019, 08:34 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 106
Posted By rrayner
Together Wherever We Go Duet

"Together Wherever We Go" was written by Jule Styne and Stephen Sondheim in 1959 for the Broadway Musical, "Gypsy".

If you would like to see the lyrics or the chords, you can use Composer commands...
Forum: Share Your Music 09-22-2019, 11:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 175
Posted By rrayner
Re: Spanish Song

Another gem, Jeffery. Thank you. My soul received your message well.

I hope you take this as a compliment - I'm in my office listening to this piece, and my wife Cynthia, from the kitchen, said,...
Forum: Share Your Music 09-15-2019, 05:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 175
Posted By rrayner
Re: Spanish Song

KUDOS!! Well written/orchestrated. If these be the noises in your head, please share more! I've tried dabbling around the edge of percussion a bit, but you are well beyond me - you've done a...
Forum: "Learning and Teaching" pieces 09-04-2019, 07:45 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 177
Posted By rrayner
Undecided Duet

"Undecided" was written by Charlie Shavers and Sid Robin in 1938 and a popular recording of it was made in 1939 by Ella Fitzgerald.

This song is notated as Swing. I have adjusted the attack and...
Forum: "Learning and Teaching" pieces 09-04-2019, 07:37 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 159
Posted By rrayner
Peg O' My Heart Duet

"Peg O' My Heart" was written in 1913 by Fred Fisher and Alfred Bryan and was first used in the 1913 Ziegfield Follies.

This song is notated as Swing. I have adjusted the attack and duration of...
Forum: Share Your Music 08-12-2019, 02:03 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,731
Posted By rrayner
Re: Jubilation - Septet

I played this today and I realized that I had the tempo set way too fast. I changed a quarter note = 190 to a quarter note =170 and reposted the arrangement. RRR
Forum: "Learning and Teaching" pieces 08-12-2019, 12:21 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 177
Posted By rrayner
The Lady in Red Duet

"The Lady in Red" was written by Chris De Burgh in 1986, and he made a popular recording of it. This should not be confused with another "The Lady in Red", which was written in 1935 by Allie Wrubel....
Forum: "Learning and Teaching" pieces 08-12-2019, 12:19 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 181
Posted By rrayner
Nadia's Theme Duet

"Nadia's Theme" was written by Barry De Vorzon and Perry Botkin, Jr. in 1971, and was used as the theme song of the TV Soap Opera, "The Young and the Restless". It has been used a lot by gymnasts...
Forum: "Learning and Teaching" pieces 08-12-2019, 12:17 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 201
Posted By rrayner
Frenesi Duet

"Frenesi" was written by Alberto Dominiguez in 1939, and was made popular by the Artie Shaw and His Orchestra.

This song is a bonus duet for the month. It is a favorite of my wife, Cynthia, and...
Forum: "Learning and Teaching" pieces 08-03-2019, 10:41 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 5,751
Posted By rrayner
Re: Leaving On A Jet Plane Duet

We played this arrangement a few days ago and I saw that I had broken a notation convention - I had "crossed the imaginary bar line". I have two samples below: the first is a sample that shows the...
Forum: Suggestions and feature requests 08-02-2019, 04:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 31,457
Posted By rrayner
Re: Writing for Drum Set

If you would like to see some examples of how I use drum set notation in Notation Composer, browse through the Share Your Music forum and for example search for septet. You will find a number of...
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