At 7/13/09 06:05 AM, Jeepis wrote:
A song of mine
Alright, so this is a song I wrote and honest to god (or budha or whatever rows your imaginary boat) I don't know music theory at all. I know what sounds good together and that's enough for me at the moment.
The point is, listen to the song and tell me if it's really obvious that I know no music theory or have I masked it well?
Not bad. For Newgrounds material it's pretty good. At least there was some variety and color. However, I can still tell that you haven't much music theory experience because of the slightly random chords, the way your instruments line up throughout the song, and the repetition near the end. But, it is a close call.
At 7/13/09 06:36 AM, DexterPowercrush wrote:
A review comments on how well a song is mixed and mastered because there is a result of good and bad in the quality of the production of a song. Is someone writes a riff or melody, and then you come along all like "I think you could improve it like this blah blah", even if you give a well structured review, they're just going to say they like it how it is, and not change it.
Composition is more the art of a musician, and with art comes opinion and individual perception.
But production has a quality of bad and good. Simple really.
Composition also has a quality of bad and good. Let's take the example to the extreme. If I said that my composition was smashing my face across the keyboard, playing random notes, it's possible that you can say that it's just my style and individual perception, and perhaps I'm a genius for being so avant-garde. But really? I'm just smashing my face across a keyboard. If production quality can be defined, so can composition quality.
At 7/13/09 07:57 AM, varrin7 wrote:
I have the same feelings towards most of the music on this site. Of course, being a die-hard classical fan, I scoff at most anything that invloves lyrics, unless it's opera (hehe). I myself am probably guilty of submitting songs that contradict theory, but I'm trying my best! I am going to take a music theory class this year starting in the fall, so towards the end of this year my music should begin to get better and better as I learn more.....hopefully.
Yeah but when it comes to genre, I think classical is definitely an underdog on this site. Which is a shame seeing as how any nine year old kid can pump out a techno beat. All you really have to do is drag and drop.
No offense, but you seem to be somewhat closed-minded in terms of music tastes. There are a lot of great songs with lyrics that aren't opera, which are easy to recognize if you can listen past the fact that it's not classical. But, if classical is just your thing, then I can't do anything about that heh.
It's alright if you submit songs that "contradict" theory as long as you have a reason for it.
Also, I'm absolutely disgusted by the classical portal. I improvise pieces better than 99.9% of the stuff on here. In fact, if you're gonna do classical music, this is the one place music theory does matter (and jazz). No one probably cares if you put music theory in dance music, but at least do it for classical and jazz, I mean come on.
That noted, I'm in the mood to review submissions based on how they're written. Let me know if anyone wants a review. (Criticism will be constructive but I can't guarantee a high score rating hehe)