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Nomad of the Strings

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This another attempt of mine of using ethnic instruments and modifying them though modern technology. While simple in concept, keeping the live acoustic feel is actually quite tricky in practice. I believe I was able to do so but now I leave it up to you to see if I reached that goal.

Now, the concept of this piece is of a wandering nomad who owns a old Yangqin and is forced to stay in an ancient temple for the night. To appease the ancient spirits he offers to play music as a token of respect and honor. As he plays not only are the spirits pleased with his playing but they also begin to join in with their own native instruments. Soon other ancestors of days past join...

What you will hear now is what I think that was played that night. Enjoy.

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this is very enjoyable and as Rion-hunter said it builds up I agree this is acctually some thing that sound suprisingly real that is what I enjoy 500/5 this is really good piece of music


good job ;)

Goal reached.

Wow. You definitely reached your goal of the live acoustic feel. Really surprisingly too. Most songs in the Audio Portal don't have that. The song also reminds me of the music from Age of Empires, which is a good thing, because Age of Empires has good music.

:O waaah?!

How did this only have three reviews?! this song is awesome!
I love the way it builds up, it's brilliant.
5/5, 10/10, and 100/100...in my eyes.
keep up the good work.

Your best piece of music so far

Although I don't like the way the drums dominate over all other instruments, it's still one of most oryginal and interesting songs to be found on NG so... Great work & 5/5

Credits & Info

4.93 / 5.00

Jun 11, 2008
1:08 AM EDT
File Info
5.7 MB
6 min 13 sec

Licensing Terms

Please contact me if you would like to use this in a project. We can discuss the details.