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Latest Scoring Projects and Playing Fun!

Joshua Iyer

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Published: October 15, 2013 at 10:43 PM [UTC]

I'm writing a score for an Animal Crossing fanfiction I found online (and am continuing in my free time), on the side of my symphony score and all my other musical events going on (I have an orchestra concert Thursday!). This prevening, I've been working on a track for the score, using my keyboard with strings, French Horn, trombones/trumpets, timpani, and the grand piano MIDI there, but I also am using my piano at home, which, although slightly out of tune, sounds okay with the rest of the orchestra. I also used an electric guitar and organ, and I'm just about to record more violin parts with my violin, which will be awesome once it's put together (I'm recording the same part multiple times, so maybe it'll sound like a violin section played by one violin!). It'll be fantastic when it's good, and at some point I plan on putting this entire soundtrack (and the story) on YouTube! :) Remember back in June or July (2013) when I talked about that orchestral feeling? I can feel it returning as I type! :)

Yesterday, I went to NIU to check out the campus, cause I'm a junior and need to start thinking about college! (Gasp!) I met the composition professor there, and he told me to send him anything I wanted. I will send him my symphony later this evening once I've made a couple small edits, and see what he thinks! That'll be really exciting, especially since I just need someone else looking at it and giving me some critiques.

Finally, this afternoon before my violin lesson, I got out my violin to play an arrangement of Colors of the Wind (or part of one) with a violin and viola friend! It was tons of fun, and next week I plan on printing out the viola and violin parts of my symphony for us to play! :)

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