I want to delete my account completely, including all of my posts from day one to the present.
Can someone help me with this, please?
Larry G. Alexander
I have participated in this forum for a number of years, so I know you are a long standing member, who has contributed many of your compositions and offered many comments and suggestions. I do not remember ever reading anything negative which you posted. And have often listened to your compositions with only one wish ... that they could be offered on an acoustic piano ( or good electronic one). And that you had provided a score so I could try them. That's all.
So I'm one of your readers who wants more ... not less.
I believe that the laws regarding copyright apply to these forums as well. As soon as something is published publicly with your name affixed, it is yours. I own every brilliant comment I made to a number of physics magazines and if my theory regarding dark matter is claimed by someone else ... heck I can challenge him. With a single published letter.
"Hey buddy ... that's MY idea ... so hand over that Nobel Prize. STAT! "
Just a thought for you. Why not add the scores to each piece ... affix your copyright to the bottom of each page ( which in my program is automatic) and leave everything out there. For people to download, play and enjoy.
I have very few heroes in my life. I'm cranky as a bear. But one of them is Domenico Zipoli ... a relatively unknown composer who left Italy in 1717, sailing across the Atlantic to become a missionary in Paraguay working with the Guarani natives. But somehow his music survived ... to be resuscitated in the 1920's and made available to generations of musicians over 200 years later. I'm one of his devotees ... I play his beautiful work and am humbled by the durability of wonderful music. It somehow survives. And is treasured today.
I write my modest compositions, fueled by the image of Zipoli. When I found a recording of one of my pieces by some student in Europe on some unknown site, I was stunned to see the notes living under a stranger's fingers.
So my advice would be. Don't leave our Forum. Your pieces are safe by virtue of them being here. And I don't remember any comments you might regret.
I'd say ... full throttle ahead. Give us the scores ( with your copyright on each page.)