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May 24, 2009 | 12:22 AM EDT
  • Daily Feature May 25, 2009

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I'm sorry for half-assing this, I'm working on a HUGE one covering everything on basic sheet music and tablature.

EDIT: Wow, daily feature? I must say I am completely surprised, I never expected this to pass judgment, let alone get an award! I guess people were wrong when they say all users first submissions get blammed!


Hello! This is my first real flash project. I decided that I would start doing some flash tutorials on different music subjects, hopefully these get better graphically lol. I hope that this will help someone out there, and it's very good knowledge for any musician (new or old) to know. I don't think that this is the best work I could have done, since I kind of rushed this, but hey, It served it's purpose (I hope lol).

Just like on all my music submissions, I will always read/respond to every review, so please give me some feedback!

All music in this flash is made by me, so if you'd like any creepy ambience music like in the advert, just pm me ;)

UPDATE 1: A lot of people keep commenting on the music overlapping. I've added a stop music button to the main menu, so just click on that!

UPDATE 2: thank you LagGod for your musical knowledge, I made some corrections.



Rated 3.5 / 5 stars

good info, but lacking design

here's a small critique:

the animation is very informative and the topic is great, but what you are lacking is better design in both your user interface and your text/illustrations. this can keep your animation looking more classy and less like a powerpoint presentation.

the placement a lot of the text is inconsistant from frame to frame, plus it is the same boring user console font type seen every. you may able to use most stylish fonts as headings to juice up your typigraphical design.

another thing the quality of your imported pictures. some of them are pixelated (bass clef) or have the "standard, boring" white background. get rid of those, nothing screams pulled off the internet more than poor resolution and a badly cropped jpeg.

a finally, the greatest thing about flash is that it is fun, that means user-interactivity. maybe adding buttons that play pitches, "click to learn more" submenus, or a section where you can make your own sheet music. just "continue" and "back" buttons are maybe a little too bland.

the animation for revealing the first menu is awesome, and i'd like to see more of that with every slide.

all and all a good presentation and i can't wait to see what you make next


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Darkmaster603 responds:

Hmm, great suggestion, I may implement some of those on my next tutorial!

Thanks for the criticism and review!


Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

Good stuff

However, as others have pointed out, E-flat, B-sharp, etc., DO exists. As most people know, when writing out a scale, you can't repeat a note. This is when these notes come into play. On the other hand, this is a beginner tutorial, it's not an all out, hardcore, learn it all lesson. So, with that being said, everyone chill. It's good work.

Darkmaster603 responds:

Thanks, you seem to be the only one who understands lol.


Rated 3.5 / 5 stars

I have to disagree...

Just because it is not proper/common to use F-flat, E-sharp, C-flat, or B-sharp, does not change the fact that a flat is a half-step down and a sharp is a half-step up. Instead of saying they don't exist, try explaining that E & F and B & C are a half step apart. Other than that, it was pretty good. Keep up the good work. :)

---Ghetto Joe

Darkmaster603 responds:

I guess I need to fix that lol. I didn't want to confuse anyone, but I guess I'm getting the most criticism on that.


Rated 5 / 5 stars


not something i expected to see on this site, lol, crazy train?

Darkmaster603 responds:

Yea, I know. I just needed an example song that EVERYONE has heard before.


Rated 5 / 5 stars


why is this in the game section when it says watch this movie

Darkmaster603 responds:

accidently had it in the game catagory when it was awarded =S