first things first. I want to apologise. I haven’t meant to attack you at all. It’s a discussion, thinking how to improve things and not how to finish off someone.
You said, that I took that “bad experience” too personal and basically saw something similar with you stuff. No! That guy charged me 50$ to tell me absolute nothing. At least nothing new for me. Your article was actually quite the opposite. I didn’t compare the grammar. Your grammar was on point. His not. But that’s not the story at all. As I said in the very beginning, I know how much time and effort you have invested to write that article. Because I write myself as well, I know how much hours goes into this. And I can totally understand if someone tries to tell me, what everything “wrong” I am doing etc.
My only point was, that you did not include a comparison list, for a couple of genres, so new composers/producers can identify them (genre-wise). If you add it, people see what is possible for their genre and not only for one specific style. You did not answer why you are writing this article and to whom they are addressed…
It’s actually really funny, because I had a similar discussion with a composer on a different Facebook group. What happened was almost identical to our situation now. I forgot to mention, in which style an in-house composer was writing music. I just said, it’s not uncommon to produce 3x 90s of tracks for an in-house composer a day. What did he answer? He said: “Dude, go home, if you don’t know the real business” (This guy was actually a big fish, as he had great placements in really big movie trailers…I was like? Ha? What’s wrong with this guy? I told him: “Before you start to attack me, let’s clarify the situation!” I added that I was talking about 3x 90s cues for Netflix background music. If you have Netflix, you know it’s nothing special, because the music is simple and just have to function to the picture/mood. Acoustic guitars, little piano, a string-line here and there. And then he said: “Ha, that’s another story, because I thought you are talking about trailer cues!”.
Do you see how similar it is? It’s only because you and me did not clarify to 100%. That was my impression, where you introduced me to visit your article and find out, how you do it!
I don’t want to get into, what is easy and what’s not. Never said, music is easy to compose if you only have 10 tracks. No genre or instrument or whatever is easy to compose/produce. My point was, how much stuff is going on in your cue. I know that you don’t sit for hours only messing around with one sound just to get it “right”, but you don’t do it, otherwise you wouldn’t compose 80+ tracks a year, or do you? I just want to be honest, I saw people who write 3 solo piano cues a day. If you listened to that stuff, you understand how they do it. I - IV - VI - V - I…next cue the same…everything either 16th, 8th notes or 4th played as chords or even single notes which you hold for 2 bars. Is this music? Yes it is! Is it complicated? No, it isn’t. So of course they can compose so much of it. But as you said, if you start to think here and there, possible voicings, which could be better in which range and so forth. You need time to process it.
Next time, please tag me, otherwise I won’t see, that you have replied.
PS: If I wouldn’t care about things, I would not have invested more than an hour of my life to write to you or reply. Nobody replied to your post. I did. Yes, I said, what you “could” improve in “my” opinion. I never said you “have” to. I’ve heard your music as well. I’ve read your full article. I think that speaks for itself Peace.