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Trumpet Vs Violin

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Hello everyone! I recently saw a couple of videos of people doing "Musical battles" and I thought it was pretty neat. I decided I would try to compose something along those lines. This song is not to make anyone instrument look better than the other. In fact, I tried my best to keep it as equal as possible (Which was hard since I am a Violinist). I had to resist the urge to create double-stop hell on the violin haha.

I decided to structure the song so that they are equal in the intro. Then it moves onto the first section (The A section). This section is where they are equal and there is no specific instrument that is winning. Then i'd bring in the B section. This section is all brass. It's meant to give the brass section a little light. Then they both move back to an A section after the trumpets solo. Then it moves onto the string solo which is meant to combat the solo the trumpet had. Then I tried my best to make sure that there is no clear winner at the end of the song.

I'm kind of curious though. Which one of these instruments is your favourite?

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Really love how you used the two instruments in a sort of RnB style. I never thought I'd see a violin and a trumpet duetting in this type of setting; however, I really like it. Keep it up <3

Love the interplay between the two instruments! Fun idea — keep it up!

Tangerine responds:

Thank you!

you did such a good job on this one!

Tangerine responds:


No idea what I’m supposed to rate this one. Definitely a bit of a mixed bag here, there are some great moments like 1:46 but on the other hand the outro was strange indeed and it’s just so bizarre hearing Sibelius trying to do the impossible with a trumpet glissando a few times. As a song it doesn’t really have a strong sense of cohesion or storytelling, which it doesn’t necessarily have to but songs that don’t make up for it in other ways, such as a deeper meaning of some sort that explains the lack of a theme or any consistency in its instrumentation. However, for what it’s going for, it does it pretty well. A very interesting quality is the melody; there is no real consistent melody at all, which isn’t a bad thing but also makes it very difficult to accurately critique. The one thing I can say is that at times it felt that the piano was more powerful than either the brass or violin. Good job trying something different, it’s always nice to experiment even if it doesn’t fit the mold of what most are used to hearing.
Edit: 1:07-1:45 the piano is the most prevalent instrument.

Tangerine responds:

Yeah, I agree. I tried to do something else with this song. I went for a more freestyle feel for this song. Like a music battle, the only "Scripted" (I say that since I mean the only parts when either the brass band comes in or the strings come in) part is their solos. The whole purpose of this song is to give the feeling of a music battle. Two musicians having a musical battle with the only prior knowledge being what the pianist is doing. This song is basically just me trying new things. Diving into feelings and genres that I usually don't go into. Would you be able to elaborate on how the piano felt more powerful and at which parts. That's just something that interested me.

Anyway, thank you for the feedback :).

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4.61 / 5.00

Jul 27, 2021
5:59 AM EDT
File Info
2.6 MB
2 min 48 sec

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