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Paradigm Shift

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My submission for NGUAC round three. Good luck everyone!


Bird Sample: https://freesound.org/people/hargissssound/sounds/345852/

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Love it. Keep up the good work!

I like the pensive mood at the beginning and the nature sound effects. The mix is pretty quiet, and the progression a tad slow-paced, but the emotional appeal of the piece is really nice. I like the accelerando at around the 1-minute mark and the mirroring ritardando about 10 seconds later. Really nice use of phrasing here, too - the composition seems simple, but there’s a lot of musicality and ebb-and-flow in your playing. The minimal breakdown at 1:58 was a nice touch, and it sets up the climactic section at 2:50 or so really well. There are a couple of tiny recording/mixing issues, like the reverb wash-back at 3:12 and 3:16 on some of the more powerful chords. I might suggest gradually toning down the reverb a bit going into that section, or otherwise finding a way of absorbing some of the natural reverb in your recording space. Still, this piece is mesmerizing and beautiful. The composition could’ve been a tad bolder, and I love how you brought back the motif from the beginning at the end - gives the piece a nice full-circle feel. Overall, you’re clearly a talented pianist and composer.

Mixing, mastering, and balance
1.5/2
Structure, transitions, phrasing, and variety
1.5/1.5
Melody, tonality, harmony, and texture
1.75/2
Instrumentation and sound design
1/1
Emotion, atmosphere, and catchiness
1.5/1.5
Originality and uniqueness
1/1
Overall (how do the elements above interact?)
.75/1
Composite score
9/10

BIRD COMPLETED THIS PIECE OF MUSIC

Beautiful

This is very beautiful,sounds very soothing

FionaTheDream responds:

thank you! <3

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Uploaded
Sep 16, 2021
8:50 AM EDT
Genre
Ambient
File Info
Song
10.8 MB
4 min 43 sec

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