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Broken (An Improv)

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EDIT: I have reuploaded the song, with some changes:
-Bass note cut-off was fixed
-Some note slurs were taken out
-Volume remastered

Well, I've gotten really tired of just charting out notes. It has become so frustrating and inexpressive for me. I've been constantly getting stuck in the middle of a song because it just looses flow...

I still feel that the only real way to express oneself is through pure improvisation. I've spent countless times sitting in front of the piano pounding away at the keys, oblivious to what I was doing. But the feeling embodied in the improvisation... I don't think anything else could come closer to expressing what I truly am.

So here it is. I've never learned how to play the piano, and there are A LOT (and I am A CRAP LOAD) of mistakes in this... but I am so sick of editing right now, I don't want to fix the mistakes. And in some ways, the mistakes are a part of the music. The only thing I have added to this are some strings in the background to go with the bass notes of the piano.

I present "Broken." The notes are broken, the song is broken, but the emotion is alive.

I hope you all can appreciate this despite the mistakes.



I hear a song.

Improvisation is good. And what you have here is a very good sample of that. Though I think this can be made into a good song. Just take the parts that stand out from improvisation and make those into a song.
Hmm... maybe if I have time, I'll see if I can make a coherent song out of this improvisation you have here. I can definitely hear a song out of it. It's like a block of marble that is half carved into a statue roughly, and all it needs is the right vision and carving to bring it all out.

-HFX ^_^

Sycross responds:

Yea, that's actually exactly what I was thinking... Right now the song is VERY rough (mostly due to my utter lack of piano skills), but I might make it into an actual charted-out song if inspiration ever hits... Btw, feel free to mess around with this improv. I'd be very interested to hear what you could turn this into.


while i greatly respect what you're doing here

i dont like the song at all
im not saying your emotions suck, but if you actually did this song in a manner of "non-improv" if would be amazing...

Sycross responds:

I agree it would definitely be better if I had charted this out.... but as I explained the comments, I am really sick of doing this...

Thanks for the 9 though. You can check out my two other songs if you're lookin' for some non-improv.

It was good

i liked it, but i wished some of the deeper notes had been stretched a little longer.

Sycross responds:

Thanks, glad you enjoyed it! The bass notes really should've been longer, but that was the synth's problem actually... I held down the notes on my keyboard, but the synth was cutting the notes off.... Should probably go fix that.

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3.97 / 5.00

Sep 21, 2008
1:53 PM EDT
File Info
5.2 MB
5 min 39 sec

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