Hey, there. I'm Phoenix DeFalco, but you all can call me Phoe if you like. I'm about 22 years old, and I've been involved with music since i was 4 years old. I love all kinds of music, from classical, to instrumental, to oldies, and even top hits from the 80s, 90s, Y2K, and today. I started out playing the violin, and have achieved a fairly high level of proficiency with it. Ive been teaching myself to play the piano, and even though I'm no expert pianist, i have learned to play many low level and medium level pieces. Im also trying to learn to play guitar, but im not doing well with that.
I started arranging music for orchestras when i was 12 years old, and am VERY good at it. Its something i enjoy doing, and the orchestras i've arranged music for have loved playing the arrangements ive done. I also have recently taken up composition. While this is much more difficult than arranging, i enjoy the challenge and have already finished two short compositions under 2 minutes in length. I enjoy what I do, and dont believe in charging money to share music, so ill never seek financial compensation for requests of any kind.
Anyway, now you know about who I am. Any questions? Anything else you want to know about me? What about you? Tell us about yourself.
~* Phoenix DeFalco *~
Alright, so although this is an open, welcome group, I do feel that there needs to be some basic ground rules, out of respect to everyone.
1) No flaming, nasty comments, or other aggressive posts. We're all learning here. No need to make someone feel bad for not knowing something.
2) No plagiarism. There's nothing that annoys me more, personally, than finding someone has poached from something I've spent hours of hard work putting together. Give credit where credit is due, guys and gals. C'mon.
3) This one is really more of a request than a rule. I'm well aware that there are those who write music using some 3rd-party program, saving it as a midi, and then putting it into MS as a shortcut. I don't have a problem with this. But if you do this, please, at least try to clean it up before posting it. I don't know about anyone else, but I prefer to be able to read the sheet music I'm seeing. Midi transcription is rarely neat. Please try to clean it, or ask someone for help cleaning it if you're unable to.
4) Last but not least, don't be afraid to ask for help with music. We all are learning and improving, and asking someone for help with something you don't understand is just one of many steps in the learning process.
Anyway, if anyone has any questions or concerns, you can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org (more likely to reach me than pm here), and I'll try to answer quickly. Thanks! Enjoy!
~* Phoenix DeFalco *~