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The Minstrel's Quarrel

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Jul 30, 2017 | 11:08 PM EDT
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4.2 MB
1 min 50 sec
2.61 / 5.00

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Rated 2.61 / 5 stars
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You sit at the busy tavern bar enjoying your drink while listening to a bard play a riff on some enchanting foreign instrument. The bard finishes his tune, and a cloaked man steps into the center of the room, brandishing a similar instrument and boasting of superior skill. A hush falls over the room as the two lock eyes and agree on a melody, and for the first time in your travels you experience a battle between bards.



Rated 4 / 5 stars

I like the soothing vibe at the beginning and the celtic theme. The progression may be a little slow, and I also think you overdid the reverb a bit. It certainly has a contrapuntal melodic style, which is unique amongst your competitors. However, the composition of the piece needs a lot more work. I needed to see a lot more structuring here. You also have a relatively small palette of instruments, which is fine, but you also didn’t make up for that by including much in the way of structural variety, dynamic contrast, or phrasing. The piece only really has one climax and pretty slow pacing, and as such isn’t really a structurally complete piece. I also thought the rhythm could be a bit stumbly at times. The thematic elements and melodic content are strong here, though. Keep at it, TolanMusic! ;)