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Symphony in A Minor

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electric violin?

very nice (favorites)

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PearlDrummer516 responds:

The main melody in the beginning is a cello, but I do use violin as well. I wish I could make it sound more realistic though :( I am pleased you enjoyed it though!

- Arron -

I'd hate to be the snare player

His arms are gonna get extremey tired. The thing about a symphony, no matter how short, is a variety of moods. The whole thing seemed like the allergro section before a great finale. It's good don't get me wrong, but it seemed to me a little one sided. The key of a minor (although fairly aggressive) is also a beautiful key, try to accent some beauty into your pieces too instead of only going for the epic drive.

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PearlDrummer516 responds:

Yeah, I totally agree with you. I need to go back and clean up this song. The snare sounds very repetitive and a little overused. As far as your words of wisdom on symphonies, you are totally right. I really enjoyed your review, and I now have motivation to fix this song, or at least when I make a new one, to totally make it awesome.

- Arron -

Purposeful, Epic

This is an excellent piece. I'm glad there are smart people on Newgrounds that can appreciate Neo-Classicism like this. I smiled at a comment you made on another review, about how the expression of an instrument can't be beat by digital music, as it is exactly how I feel about musical instruments. I just love how you're composing strong, complete suites like this. I hope you do another one soon!

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PearlDrummer516 responds:

Ah thanks! Yeah this piece was a lot of work. It was very interesting creating seperate charts for each instrument. It may not be as big as a real orchestra, but I felt like I was really writing one when I was making this. And yes, human expression can never be beat by computer generated effects. I wish I had real instruments like these, but I'm not that rich! :P I will do another in the future!

- Arron -


Excellent job with this one man, really enjoyed it. Though I must say that I really loved how gritty it sounded, much unlike the smooth works of Mozart or Vivaldi, it sounded very unique, nice job with that. The beat was good, nicely heard when kept my the drums in the background, good job with taht. The melody was good as well, like I said very gritty, almost sounds like the works of the latee works of Beethoven, nice job. Excellent work here man, 5/5 from me, keep up the graet work! :)

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PearlDrummer516 responds:

Hey man, thank you very much! Perhaps I should write more classical influenced songs. I'm also glad you picked up on the drums. Simple, but effective. As for the gritty feel, it just naturally came out. I'm glad it produced a good experience for you and thank you for your kind words, review, and great score!

- Arron -


I really liked it..so much so...i want sheet music
piano,drums,bass,violin,viola,cello,a nd any wind/brass/extra percussion
i doubt you have any tho, as most online composers dont

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PearlDrummer516 responds:

WOW! REALLY?! That makes me very happy that you enjoy the song so much. Listen, I don't have sheet music, however, I can try and write it for you. It would take quite a while though. I'm not as good in music theory as I'd like to be, so it would just take some time. May I ask why you want a chart?

- Arron -

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Credits & Info

4.12 / 5.00

May 28, 2008
2:49 AM EDT
File Info
4.2 MB
4 min 33 sec

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