At 2/20/08 10:40 PM, nubbinownz wrote:
Didn't think I really had the knowledge or authority to criticize
Take that statement back right now! as a listener and creator of music, you have the knowledge and definetly the same authority as everyone esle to criticize.
Just be honest. Criticize- but be encouraging, not bashing. Tell the artist what you like about their music, and tell them what you dislike and how you think they can improve in these areas (you can grade on how well they mastered the track, the chord progressions, melodies, harmonies, and rhythms at work, how well they structured and sequenced the track, the choice of instruments/synths/samples they make and/or use, originality of ideas, how much effort they put into the track, etc.). For more visual pieces you can also say what the music means to you or reminds you of. Just throwin out some ideas- it definetly doesn't need to be an essay but the more detailed you get of course the more enjoyable the review will be (atleast, to most people I would think).
good luck. i've listened to a few your tracks, some nice sounding iDnB!