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Dec 6, 2008 | 8:51 PM EST
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4.5 MB
1 min 58 sec
4.30 / 5.00

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This is a Japanese theme made for a game I'm working on for a college. This is just the first version, I plan to tighten the mix up and extend the track...
Let me know what you guys think



Rated 5 / 5 stars


It sounds like a samurai movie or a YAKUZA movie like the Japanese mafia. Very good on the SHAMISEN (Japanese Guitar), the ERHU (Chinese Violin) is a little light. The GONGS are perfect maybe a SHAKUHACHI (Japanese Bamboo Flute) would fit in. The TAIKO DRUMS are 9/10.

Overall: Pure ASIAN

Sorry if I was too detailed, Im' an Asian Dude all CHINA, KOREA, TAIWAN and JAPAN are *ICHIBAN*!!! (*NUMBER ONE* in Japanese)

I'll tell you about traditional Asian instruments.

Taiko (%u592A%u9F13, Taiko?) means "drum" in Japanese (etymologically "great" or "wide drum"). Outside Japan, the word is often used to refer to any of the various Japanese drums (%u548C%u592A%u9F13, 'wa-daiko', "Japanese drum", in Japanese) and to the relatively recent art-form of ensemble taiko drumming (sometimes called more specifically, "kumi-daiko" (%u7D44%u592A%u9F13).

The shakuhachi (%u5C3A%u516B (%u3057%u3083%u304F%u306F%u3061), shakuhachi? IPA: [%u0255ak%u026Fhat%u0255i]) is a Japanese end-blown flute. Its name means "1.8 feet", referring to its size. It is traditionally made of bamboo, but versions now exist in wood and plastic. It was used by the monks of the Fuke school of Zen Buddhism in the practice of suizen (blowing meditation). Its soulful sound made it popular in Western 1980s pop music.

The erhu (Chinese: %u4E8C%u80E1; pinyin: èrhú), also called nanhu (%u5357%u80E1, "southern fiddle"), and sometimes known in the West as the "Chinese violin" or "Chinese two-string fiddle," is a two-stringed bowed musical instrument, used as a solo instrument as well as in small ensembles and large orchestras. It is the most popular instrument in the huqin (%u80E1%u7434) family of Chinese bowed string instruments, together with the zhonghu (%u4E2D%u80E1), gaohu (%u9AD8%u80E1), banhu (%u677F%u80E1), jinghu (%u4EAC%u80E1), sihu (%u56DB%u80E1), and numerous others.

The shamisen or samisen (Japanese: %u4E09%u5473%u7DDA, literally "three flavor strings"), also called sangen (literally "three strings") is a three-stringed musical instrument played with a plectrum called a bachi. The pronunciation in Japanese is usually "shamisen" (in western Japan, and often in Edo-period sources "samisen") but sometimes "jamisen" when used as a suffix (e.g. Tsugaru-jamisen).


A gong is an East Asian musical instrument that takes the form of a flat metal disc which is hit with a mallet.

Gongs are broadly of three types. Suspended gongs are more or less flat, circular discs of metal suspended vertically by means of a cord passed through holes near to the top rim. Bossed gongs have a raised center boss and are often suspended and played horizontally. Bowl gongs are bowl-shaped, and rest on cushions and belong more to bells than gongs. Gongs are made mainly from bronze or brass but there are many other alloys in use.

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Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

Very Nice

Excellently done on the japanese theme part. Powerful melodies you got going on there.

I think what you need to work on is instrumentation, maybe introduce some staccato violins to play along with the melody?
Try adding a pad into the song, it feels a bit empty at times.
What this really needs is some samples to spice things up, it sounds kinda warlike so many have someone faintly yelling in the distance, or maybe troops marching, it could add a nice ambient effect.


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