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25th January 2005, 10:17 PM
Greetings all!

I searched for the old "Amateur Composers Go Here..." thread from the old forum, but couldn't find it here. So, am creating a new one...

All enthusiastic composers are welcome here to post their compositions, discuss the technical aspects of the art of composing, share their practical experiences, etc. etc.

Helping and encouraging each other improve and make better quality music is the motto.

Thanks all in advance for all your invaluable contributions.

- Stanley Lyndon J.P.

26th January 2005, 10:01 AM
It's here: http://www.tfmpage.com/forum/6611.16.58.22.html . We can treat it as 'Old responses' and continue in this thread..

3rd February 2005, 02:41 PM
You mean, the old thread can continue HERE and those posts be taken as OLD RESPONSES to THIS thread?

3rd February 2005, 03:12 PM
I meant to continue in your/this thread. Shall we not think too much into this, but jump straight to any of your compositions? :)

7th March 2005, 09:14 PM
Old Responses (http://www.tfmpage.com/forum/6611.16.58.22.html)

23rd March 2005, 12:30 PM
A small challenge to our composers...

Hope you all have heard the evergreen hit song kaalangaLil avaL vasantham from paavamannippu. Even though the song is excellent I kind of feel that same 'insturmental music' (almost) in both interludes is kind of not OK. So I request you all to come up with an alternative to the second interlude.

Please note I am not asking for a remix kind of interlude. Personally I feel remix is a disservice to the original song.

The rule is that interlude should gell with the mood, period of the song.

Hope to have different interludes for this song from our DFer composers soon.

Request our DFers to acknowledge/reply to this idea.

All the best.

6th July 2005, 12:21 AM
Haven't seem any posts recently. What happenned ?

6th July 2005, 01:24 AM
I will try to come up with a tune for that lyrics
Can you give the lyrics in tamil unicode version
tanglish koncham kashtama irrukku padikka


6th July 2005, 10:57 PM

Would appreciate if you all can send me feedback on my work.

Please download the song from



6th July 2005, 11:38 PM
prem, Is this your first composition? If so, it's quite promising...

7th July 2005, 07:06 PM

Thanks for the encourgement .

This is not my first attempt. Tried quite a few, but this is the first one which I had all the sections in place and sequenced.

8th July 2005, 11:20 PM
Uploaded one more instrumental. Please let me know your valueable comments



16th September 2005, 06:02 PM
Hi y'all!,

When you get a chance, please stop by http://gumbals.homeip.net . We have some of our original compositions for your listening pleasure.. Your feedback welcome..

Other composers here.. keep up the good work!



16th September 2005, 10:54 PM
Many musicians here have now gone mainstream so we cant be expecting them to visit here. ;)

17th September 2005, 01:43 AM
You are probably right.. Oh Well.. thanks :)

17th September 2005, 08:51 AM

Yesterday I checked out the instrumentals and one vocal track. First impression: pretty good! Today I went to your site. All I got was 'cannot find server'. Why don't you post the direct song links.

17th September 2005, 06:23 PM
Sorry about the server being off. Actually I'm running the server off my laptop at home.. so I just turned it off last night..

I'm still not sure if I had everything set up right to prevent from hackers getting in. All I got is windows firewall!

But anyway, it should be up now.. Thanks for the feedback. Please listen more.. The reason I did not put direct links up is because I did not want to give away the MP3s yet..


18th September 2005, 02:21 PM
Now I could access. My comments

* Instrumentals not bad. The piano in 'Mixed Moods' seemed similar to the previous.
* The voice in naramugaye (and majority of tamil songs) is excellent. (BTW, what happened to female part?) He did a pretty good job. But more practise needed for toughies like 'thogai ilamayil'.
* 'nilai onnu' is a nice composition. Good usage of Hamsanandi. Vocals was good again.
* I guess 'kaadhal maaligai' vocals is different guy. Could've been better.
* Why try to remix 'senthamizh thenmozhiyal' again? People have done it before. You could've explored other old hits.

Not yet listened to English, Hindi numbers.

Overall, very good. Much better than some other 'amatuer' artist albums I have listened on the net (they are selling it!).

18th September 2005, 06:04 PM
Thanks RR! for the detailed feedback. I'm just starting to expose to outside world for comments.. its been less than a week since the site has been up.. Hope to do better in future songs..

Try to hear Copa Cabana.. That is a tamil number too!


20th September 2005, 07:19 PM
Thanks for the overwhelming response to our music site.. This site is being accessed from all over the world every 15 minutes on an average!



23rd September 2005, 07:55 AM



23rd September 2005, 07:26 PM
Thanks njv, please sign our guestbook by leaving feedback..

Thanks again! Gumbals!

30th September 2005, 04:58 PM

Our website is renamed now to http://www.gumbalsband.com

For those who have not yet had a chance to visit, please do so and let us know if you like our original collection..


2nd October 2005, 08:37 AM
Couple of new clips (high quality) just added.. enjoy makkale...



15th October 2005, 06:03 PM
Just finished recording mixing brand-new song this afternoon.. Also posted high-quality version on the main-page:


Cannot wait to see some feedback on our site!

Thanks for previous comments!


16th October 2005, 06:08 PM
Just finished recording mixing brand-new song this afternoon.. Also posted high-quality version on the main-page:


Cannot wait to see some feedback on our site!

Thanks for previous comments!


Pretty good. Why cant u guys release your work in CD.

16th October 2005, 07:17 PM

Releasing a CD would be a great thing to do. We have just now started to expose our compositions to outside world.. seeing if there are some interests out there..

Tough part about a CD is finding the right marketing media/producer.. Of course the more important thig is creating good music.. We are still not sure how to reach more people..

As you know, unlike hindi/english - tamil private albums have always been not so successful in reaching more people..

But we'll keep trying..


19th October 2005, 05:08 PM
Srikanth D in bbc..


9th March 2006, 12:28 AM
Looks like long time no update on this one.
Anyways folks, after a long time I have composed a new instrumental track called Journey, with Acoustic guitar support by Anup.
Do listen to it

18th June 2006, 04:33 PM
Hello All,

I have been searching for this thread for the past god knows how many months.

How are you all doing? Are you all guys keeping in touch - Aditya, Srikanth, UV et al?

Hope to post more of my music here.


19th June 2006, 08:07 PM
Does any one know a good programme to use when recordning from keyboard to computer???

How do you people record and release your composings???

20th June 2006, 10:40 AM

Your 'Resilience' is good, but it gives me a romantic feel. :huh: May be since it is Pantuvarali based.


I think there are lot of tools (e.g. cakewalk) to record if you use a Midi keyboard. But I'm interested to hear from the experts too.

16th February 2007, 04:51 PM
Hi friends!

I am new to this forum. I composed small a melody of two lines. it's like two instruments talks to each other. i don't know how to post it (upload it) please help me

17th February 2007, 08:45 AM
Hi friends!

I am new to this forum. I composed small a melody of two lines. it's like two instruments talks to each other. i don't know how to post it (upload it) please help me

You can upload here: http://www.savefile.com/ and post the link.

23rd October 2007, 07:56 AM

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26th October 2007, 04:14 PM

sakaLAKALAKAlaa Vallavar
7th April 2012, 09:45 AM
My Small Composition(Instrumental) http://soundcloud.com/vijeeth/mystic *KEEP VOLUME A BIT LOW*

Don't forget to comment! Thanks :)

7th April 2012, 05:04 PM
கலக்கல் சகல! மனதை மயக்கும் இசை! இன்னும் கொஞ்ச நேரம் நீடித்திருக்கக் கூடாதா என ஆசைப்பட வைத்துவிட்டீர்கள்! (முடிவடையும் நொடிகளில் கொஞ்சம் அவசரப்பட்டிங்களோ! )

நெஞ்சார்ந்த வாழ்த்துக்கள்! நிறைய எதிர்பார்க்கிறேன்!

sakaLAKALAKAlaa Vallavar
7th April 2012, 05:36 PM
மிக்க நன்றி வெங்கி :D

தோன்றியது இவ்வளவுதான்! இதுபோன்ற துண்டிசை நிறைய தோன்றுகிறது, அனைத்தும் ஒற்றை கருவி பியானோவில் வாசிக்கக்கூடியது. அதை தப்பும்தவறுமாக வாசித்து மொபைலில் பதிவு செய்து வைத்திருக்கிறேன், நல்ல பியானோ வாசிப்பாளர் கிடைத்ததும், மீண்டும் பதிவுசெய்து அப்லோட் செய்கிறேன்!

உங்கள் வாழ்த்து ஊக்கத்தை தருகிறது! :ty:

11th April 2012, 10:42 PM
wow, great thread :)

skv you dark horse ahaa, never knew your into composing as well. congratulations, loved your piece. Please post more of your work bro :thumbsup:

11th April 2012, 10:57 PM
My latest beat, Soft Instrumental http://soundcloud.com/sunilssounds/soft-instrumental

sakaLAKALAKAlaa Vallavar
14th April 2012, 03:49 PM
Sunil_M88, I am not an active composer like you! I have many tunes in mind and have recorded very rough version, I need a professional Piano player to record the proper version of my compositions. Also time and effort needed.. let me see... thanks man!

You are the one and only Star Composer of our Mayyam forumhub! Getting praise from you is worthy :ty:

7th June 2012, 03:32 AM
My new beat - http://soundcloud.com/sunilssounds/march

24th June 2012, 06:04 PM


This music theme commences with Gregorian chants with Taiko drums gaining momentum in the foreground. A piano weaves in the ambience supported by timbales to depict a walk in the mountains.

I've included sounds from nature i.e. Thunder, Lakes, Rain and Wind.

I've tried to balance the sensibilities of many musical genres, hence I'd like to sum up this piece as, relaxing music with a twist. Enjoy!

25th June 2012, 05:54 AM
Well Done Sunil. :thumbsup: Gregorian chants which breaks the cloud into thunder and rain was excellent. Added to that the uneven beats with the piano all gives a mystic feel. Very good. :clap:

11th January 2013, 04:00 AM
Hi I have attempted a Western Classical piece set to a Reeti Gowla base. Enjoy!


13th January 2013, 08:50 PM
Kung Fu Panda 3 Unofficial Teaser Music (Fan Made)


13th January 2013, 08:51 PM
Vangelis -- Journey into Divinity (Fan Made)


18th January 2013, 01:08 AM
copied and pasted from http://caughtinthemusicalstorm.wordpress.com/2013/01/17/raga-hamsadhvani/.

Former hubber Querida had inquired about musical technicalities some time back.

I hope in future you will consider posting about the way you created music and perhaps include samples that illustrate/emphasize techniques/effects you have mentioned such as “sound shaping, panning, phazing, flanging, reverbing”

Raga Hamsadhvani


Music has to be felt, dwelling in technicalities behind making music doesn’t really appeal to a lot of people and in this day if a composition doesn’t appeal from the start then chances are that listeners might press stop straight away.

Right from writing a melody, to making a beat, adding additional instruments and finally mastering the volume i.e. avoiding distortion are all equally important and if one of these factors are concentrated less upon then it will hinder the overall piece. For e.g. a strong melody with too many beats will only work if the beats are equalised allowing the melody to retain a stronghold.

Dear QueridaJ

I haven’t forgotten your request and thanks for showing an interest into the world of musical technicalities. For a proper experience please put on headphones. I have kept the shakers and cymbals monaural whilst the harp has been panned slightly to the left with a stereoised flanging effect i.e. moving between right and left. The melody of this song is played on an English horn and like the shakers and cymbals is kept in the centre. By making the harp binaural I feel the concentration on the monaural English horn will be more and obviously the English horn had to have a higher volume than the harp. I also added birds tweeting to accompany the harp and horn to give a Spring feel.

The Guitar arrives in the first interlude with pads. The Guitar has a stereoised delay on it so is heard binaurally but unlike the flanger it isn’t moving between the right and left channels. It also has reverb on it to give it the effect that you’re listening to it in a hall, venue, etc. If I could, I certainly would’ve added “Gamaka” to it but since I’m a rookie I didn’t want to take the risk. Also in the first interlude, I felt the need to have a “Mridangam”. The “Mridangam” is monaural.

The second chorus is a full on Electro, Dance and Carnatic mish mash. There isn’t a mainstay beat in this composition although the whole piece is bound by the continuous shakers and cymbals. The mish mash only comes in intervals because I wanted the overall piece to be calm rather than dance orientated. They are also orchestral elements, i.e. Timpani, Strings, etc. to give the piece a western classical feel.

It is self explanatory that I have been highly influenced by Rahman Ji therefore have attempted at creating the perfect balance of Electro and Western Classical with Raga base. “Hamsadhvani” means Swan song. Rahman Ji’s “Hamsadhvani” compositions include “Theekuruvi” and “Velai Pookal”. I don’t know how “Hamsadhavni” my composition sounds but I have had fun playing around with the Raga.

Happy Listening!

P.S. I know I haven’t explained about the whole package of effects but I assume you won’t mind and you can now take your headphones off! Hehe

29th January 2013, 11:10 PM
Passion - World Music


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