Originally Posted by Vintage00
About to start arranging some Steppenwolf for marching band. Will post updates as I go along.
How many itt have Finale/Sibelius? I would just post ****s files or something if enough people had them.
Personally I can't even read music, let alone use that type of software. I just deal with midi when I write songs.
Originally Posted by sj2010
I just gave a couple of senior recitals for my music degree so I can finally graduate college(!). I thought I'd throw up an original tune from my group recital for you guys to check out.
I play piano on the track:
I sort of disagree with the guy above regarding the part where the brass kicks in though. It feels like the guitar doesn't have quite enough time in the spotlight before that part, which makes the transition a bit strange to me. Not sure whether it's mostly recording/mixing or songwriting/arrangement, but it also feels like things get a little muddy with the guitar and the piano around 1:10-1:20.
Speaking of the guitar, I obviously don't know what type of constraints you guys had when writing the song but the biggest negative for me is that the guitar doesn't get enough time in the spotlight in the early/middle parts. Having it take the leading role in the part that starts at 2:16 would break things up nicely for example.