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A Hopeful Heart

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This is a waltz in g minor, it is also my first composition. i'd love to hear any comments from anyone that listens to this. any reviews, even harsh ones, would be much appreciated. i wrote this after i was played and it took me four months to write. this is devoted to anyone who thinks there's nothing left for them. thinks do get better, trust me. hav a hopeful heart. please sit back, close your eyes, relax, and enjoy :)

p.s. if anyone would like to use this for animation or a project, i'd love to talk about it

p.s.s. please write a review

p.s.s.s. please make sure to listen to at least the second part of the song, u'll love it

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It's good, but i love when it sounds in a bit higher tones, but its good anyway! Yes, its a bit too long, but its because that some parts are similar. I like this song, i download this song, i listen to this song. Thank You! 10/10 5/5, make more and a bit more sensitive, if you can...

Dude09 responds:

Thank you very much. Hopefully i dd jut that in A Hopeful Heart. Thanks again ^__^

I see what you mean

Yes this is defiantly waltzy music. I really liked this, and I didn't even realize almost 8 minutes went by listening to it. The only thing I can say you could change is the chords ~3:40 in, it just seems a bit repetitive. Other than that, this is great, you can tell you worked hard on this!

Dude09 responds:

Thanks a lot, i'm glad you enjoyed it, and yeah it took four months to write :) thanks again

4/5 8/10 Reverb is needed

What you need is to use th sustain pedal more often, if at all. Are you composing this completely on an arranger? Or do you have a keyboard to work with ?

Dude09 responds:

I compoased it on sibelius. And you're right. Soon i'm going to repost this song. I did alot more sustain and dynamics, and it'll be played by a pro :) so i'll keep you posted on that.


You get a 10 and a 5 vote because this song imparts a sense of hope - true to its name - and thank you for your bit you wrote in the author's comments, it was good, needed medicine. It's my hope God will bless you whatever trial you are going through/might be coming up - whether you believe in God or not, this here soul is very appreciative.

Dude09 responds:

Thank you so much for your comment. Believe me, you saying that it helped means more than any number I receive. I do believe in God, and I hope to do his work through my music. I am so happy to hear that it helped you and that you liked it. Keep in touch dude.

Fine Composition Work.

First off, it's too long. At least three minutes of this could have been cut out without it detracting too much from the overall feel of the piece.
You demonstrate a natural sensibility of transitioning between phrases, particularly when you use diminished chords to segue from the slower sections into the faster ones. More challenging chords out of you!
There seems to be a middle section when you're constantly going up and down a minor scale in the left hand. Try to avoid this unless you're doing something interesting rhythmically, otherwise it just sounds like an etude.
There is also a crippling lack of dynamics. Extremes between loud and quiet are a necessity in every piece of music, especially in the pseudo-baroque style you've got going here.

Other than those fairly minor criticisms, you've shown great potential in areas of thematic development, chordal accompaniment and even the holy grail of composing, counterpoint. Good on you sir.

Dude09 responds:

whoa!! i couldnt keep up with this review! are you a music major? this is great!! and thanks for the compliments, especially on counter point, i'm glad i impressed you and a few other people in that area, thanks for the great review :)

Credits & Info


4.18 / 5.00

Jul 26, 2008
10:54 PM EDT
File Info
7.9 MB
7 min 48 sec

Licensing Terms

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