If I Were a Bird (Cover)

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Nov 15, 2015 | 8:36 AM EST
File Info
Song
4.9 MB
2 min 9 sec
Score
4.31 / 5.00

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Please contact me if you would like to use this in a project. We can discuss the details.

*Cover / remake of a third-party piece.
Excercise caution when using it, refer to author comments / contact the author for details.

Score:
Rated 4.31 / 5 stars
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954 Plays | 30 Downloads
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Genres:
Easy Listening - Solo Instrument
Tags:
bird
code-geass
rolo
lamperouge

Author Comments

This is a cover of "If I Were a Bird" from "Code Geass". The original can be found here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1vW-e6OA378

And a music box version here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tGj08exW60o

My version is a total rearrangement. It's not really better than the music box version, but my version uses exclusively major chords (Maj7, add9 and Sus stuff included). The thing is, if you know the context of this track, it's actually a rather sad piece, even though the original doesn't sound too sad either. I wanted to try and keep that kind of wistful quality to it, even if I used only major chords.

I'm actually still lazily composing another track using only major chords as well, and while it too has wistful/nostalgic feeling parts, I've decided I want the end product to not be focused on trying to be sad. So I remembered this piece, and decided to experiment on it instead :p

If anyone wants to check the midi file, it can be found here:

http://www.newgrounds.com/dump/item/bf82d52d5482ce1b083b8ae291cc8905

Enjoy :)

Reviews


BlueOceansBlueOceans

Rated 3.5 / 5 stars

Smooth.


LucidShadowDreamer responds:

Thanks ^ ^


ZukiasZukias

Rated 5 / 5 stars

:-D


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LucidShadowDreamer responds:

:'D


TaintedLogicTaintedLogic

Rated 5 / 5 stars

I could see this as being sad (with context, of course). But your work here leaves so much up to the listener to decide, which I love. I probably would've determined that this was a happy piece (except for the last 20-30 seconds, perhaps), had I not read the description. Nice progression and use of colors. I'm not sure exactly how much of this is original, but it's definitely a creative idea to use only major chords for what was originally such a melancholic piece. Also, I'd love to hear how your semester is going and whatnot if you have the time to shoot me a PM this weekend. And if you don't well, at least keep making this beautiful music! :)


LucidShadowDreamer responds:

Yeah. I agree that this arangement is very ambiguous in how one is supposed to interpret it. I think that is a nice quality too! Either way, it has a feel of sentimentality to it, whether it be of a good or bad nature.

I'd say that a fair amount of the arrangement is original, as I even change some of the melody. A ton of the chords are of course changed, in their own right :)

As for semester, I'm not sure if I've told you or you're already aware (I think I did tell you, so I'm sure you know about it), but semester is a funny word for me, as it actually means "vacation" in Swedish. Coincidentally, now that I am finally responding to this, I am enjoying the "Swedish kind" of semester :D

And that at least, is going nicely so far! :3
I hope you're doing well too :)


ItsukiTakada98ItsukiTakada98

Rated 5 / 5 stars

ugh, the feels are getting to me...so many feels.....anyway, i love this remake :3
The feels again....ga...


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LucidShadowDreamer responds:

Sorry! Somehow I missed this review, until now :(
Thanks a lot for listening, and for leaving a comment! :D


bentheponybenthepony

Rated 5 / 5 stars

such lovely music


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LucidShadowDreamer responds:

Thank you, benthepony!