Hume, Ray - Tiramisu

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Ray Hume
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Hume, Ray - Tiramisu

Post by Ray Hume » Sun Jan 14, 2018 3:00 pm

I created this piece in 2005 but I never got to writing it down until today. If you're interested in playing it go to the 'member's own scores' section
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dropbydrop
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Re: Hume, Ray - Tiramisu

Post by dropbydrop » Thu Feb 01, 2018 9:53 am

Tiramisu is an italian mascarpone and coffee cake.
I love it so much!!! Especially when my wife do it for me. :lol:
Thanks for this piece of sweetness :okok: :okok: :okok:
first comes right, than comes fast!

Ray Hume
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Re: Hume, Ray - Tiramisu

Post by Ray Hume » Thu Feb 01, 2018 2:32 pm

I too have a very sweet tooth!

How can we cope with all the miseries of this life without indulging in a little of whatever brings us joy?!

Thanks for your appreciation.

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Re: Hume, Ray - Tiramisu

Post by doog » Wed Mar 07, 2018 2:36 pm

A charming melody that's really works for the classical guitar and some really nice harmonic moments in there - I especially enjoyed the use of bass notes and inversions. I love short pieces like this, thanks for sharing! :)

Could you share a little bit about how you approached writing this?

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Bernhard Heimann
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Re: Hume, Ray - Tiramisu

Post by Bernhard Heimann » Wed Mar 07, 2018 6:24 pm

:merci: - a reminder to play this sweet little piece.

Bernhard

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Re: Hume, Ray - Tiramisu

Post by PeteJ » Thu Mar 08, 2018 12:06 pm

It works well and has some interesting moments. Crucially I can imagine people wishing to learn and play it. To be honest I suspect that the performance doesn't quite do it justice and that it would work better with a stronger melodic line, which is intended as a compliment to the piece albeit a rather back-handed one.

Ray Hume
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Re: Hume, Ray - Tiramisu

Post by Ray Hume » Fri Mar 09, 2018 8:57 am

Thanks for the comments everyone. In answer to 'doog' I would just say this:-

Just how I approach writing anything is, to be honest, something of a mystery to me. If we're talking about song lyrics (I write songs as well as instrumental pieces) then it's usually the case that an idea comes to me based on life's troubles, doubts and confusions. I then set to work to try and come up with words that sort of encapsulate my thoughts and feelings as best I can in the most economical way I can manage, and it ALWAYS TAKES A LONG TIME - many many hours of searching for and then refining lyrics that give me the feeling that I've expressed my angst reasonably clearly.

When it comes to instrumental pieces it's hard to say how and where I start. Normally I decide on a key, then start to doodle around with the main 4 chords (I, IV, V and VI) while humming any old tune that comes into my head. Thinking up a tune is as easy as breathing as far as I am concerned. What is NEVER EASY is coming up with something that sounds (to me at least) truly original. It's a case of experiment and keep refining anything that sounds like it has some potential.

That's just the start. Many hours now go by as I struggle to develop the basic idea and shape it into something that fulfills the following criteria:

1. Is it guitaristic, ie: does it fall fairly naturally under the fingers?

2. Is there sufficient interest in everything that's happening other than the actual melody, and does it complement the melody well?

3. Is there enough contrast, and in particular is there at least some counterpoint and chromatic harmony.

Above all I like my pieces to be playable and not too long!

Hope this helps.

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Luuttuaja
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Re: Hume, Ray - Tiramisu

Post by Luuttuaja » Fri Mar 09, 2018 11:26 pm

Thanks for sharing your piece, I liked it a lot!

Ray Hume
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Re: Hume, Ray - Tiramisu

Post by Ray Hume » Sat Mar 10, 2018 2:06 pm

Thank you Luuttuaja.

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