And it Begins

By Published April 05, 2010 at 2:39 pm
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What exactly "it" is, I'm not entirely sure.  I first joined this site just to rate games I had played and get a better view at games before I decided to buy them.  However, once I had completed my profile information I realized that this site could prove as a door opener for other possibilities in my future.

Until recently my sole production in music composition had been educational and recreational.  I write etudes, solos, and ensemble pieces for practice, study, competition, and leisure.  I hadn't considered any other purpose until a friend came to me with a job: to write a short jingle for the starting campus video-news program.  I set to work right away and wrote a good-ol fashion rhythmic and driving 15 second news intro complete with a big quartal build at the end to introduce the speaker.  I and the person who had commissioned me were happy with it, but when I viewed the final product I was extremely disappointed.  The person who had hired me (for no money, mind you) wasn't involved in the final editing so only a fraction of the "jingle" was used, and it wasn't even well cut so it started abruptly and didn't lead into the content of the episode at all.  I can't use this experience on my resume, I can't claim that I wrote the music for the program, and I am out several hours of hard work-time (that should have been spent studying).  However, this experience, despite its seeming failure, opened my eyes to a different spectrum of possibilities for my music.  I could write music for movies, commercials, games, or other projects.

Whether or not this site actually proves to be useful for such a ridiculous idea remains to be seen; however, I hope it doesn't remain unseen for much longer.

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