I’d like to hear your best original compositions.
I know many traditional tunes. I have also composed numerous tunes that "sound" traditional, and I play them in sets with other traditional tunes. I am curious about how original composers here got started and also I’d like to hear some original compositions.
I’ve been inventing tunes my whole life from when I learned to whistle at 5 years old. It’s just the way my musical mind works.
So, at every stage of being a musician, I’ve been making up tunes and songs, in addition to learning tunes and songs that others have already created.
I’ve been fortunate to play with some amazing musicians. I’ve been very grateful that some of them have learned my tunes.
I’ve encountered very few traditional musicians in my travels, who seem to have an interest similar to mine, in creating new musical compositions. Also, I know very few traditional musicians who are willing to share original compositions. (I know many songwriters who are willing to share their songs, but in this discussion, I am mainly interested in original tunes.)
Anyways, I’d like to hear from people who compose original tunes and hopefully hear some beauties that I’ll immediately want to learn. Also I’m interested in the opinion of anyone who has played a long time, but does not or has only rarely composed tunes, and why that is.
So, I’d love to hear one example or a set of your best work - just post the link here in the discussion. That’s not posting it to the tunes section.
I’ll post the first link to get things started.
(I am aware of the longstanding policy of a 1:5 ratio for submitting original tunes on this website.)