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Nocturne no. 1 - These Secrets

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Hello again, everyone! This is my first true original classical (wow, four adjectives in a row) piece, and I'm not sure how it turned out. The delay makes it sound less... classical, and it sounds pretty mechanical. It's also short, and kind of random... my thoughts on this song aren't really that great, as you can tell. :)

It's inspired by a girl I know, so I'm dedicating it to her. Not sure if it's good enough for dedication, but oh well. This is for you, Krista!

Reviews are highly appreciated, and if you want a version without the delay just let me know.


<3 <3

Words do this no justice....

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Lamplighter responds:

Simple review, means a lot to me :D Thanks!

great :)

you wont see me bitch about this, it sounds great :) i hope your girl loves it, causei do, i love what you did at 1:20 on! longer wouldve been nice though (sry had to bitch about something) lol :) 5/5 10/10 (+0.047)

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Lamplighter responds:

Well, actually she's not mine... I wish. :) If only...

Thanks for the review, I always love the encouragement!

Dedications are great.

I've got a classical song aswell I'm working on. Also dedicated to someone...

Need some tips on it though... So... if you get a chance. Think ya could help me?

The song isn't bad... But its not your best... its got good structure, yet I think it lacked a real strong melody. Like you said. At times felt random...

Other then that this song was great!

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Lamplighter responds:

I'm still working on melody and keeping a theme... Glad you thought the structure was good. Looking at my piano roll for this song, everything seems all over the place.

You're working on a classical song also? Cool, I'll see what I can help with!

Thanks for the review, LubLub!

Very nice!

Certainly not the absolute best song ever, but hey, there can only be one of those, and no one either of us knows wrote that one. Very nice kind of ambient/classical piece some REALLY interesting harmonies.

If you really are just fourteen, I'm less than than two years older than you, and I've probably only been in music two years longer. Good for you, because I can honestly say that for this being your first true original classical piece, it's better than my work when I was just starting out.

I'm sure your friend Krista will really enjoy her song, I certainly enjoyed listening. If there's anything I've found out since I started writing, it's that chicks dig getting compositions written for them, haha.

You show much promise man. Continue exploring your harmonic horizons. The biggest aspect of music that I suggest you work on for the time being is melody. There aren't many parts in this where I could really hum the top line, and that hum-ability is a good gauge of how well the song will connect with people.

It's also very good that you're self-critical. That will become very, VERY useful when it comes to the revising step of music. Work on asking yourself, not just IF a song you wrote could be better, but HOW it could be better.


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Lamplighter responds:

Ah... this is awesome. A ten from you means a lot, especially when it's followed by such a helpful review! I really appreciate the compliments, it's really nice to hear people think my music is nice. I will certainly work more on melody, as you suggested. Right now I'm pretty much doing what sounds nice to me, so it'll be nice to learn how to get a foundation and recognizeable part to my songs to build off of.

I'll certainly keep your advice in mind! Thanks for the great review, I'll repay the favor with another five for you when I get the chance!

Great piece

Nice piano sound you got there ;)

I don't have much to complain at. The delay does makes it a bit less "classical" but it doesn't make the song any worse. In fact, it probably sounds better with delay than without.

As for the randomness... it didn't seem random at all to me. O_o Everything is quite well organized. The song would fit very well in a movie or a game. At some places it actually made me think of Metroid, for some reason. It sounds a bit, as shizeet here below said, free and mysterious.

And it's nice how you dedicate this song to that girl, Krista. I hope she'll hear it. :) Great work!

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Lamplighter responds:

Thanks for the review! I'm glad everyone else likes this better than I do! I guess it's true that a man is his own worst critic. ;)

Metroid... hmm, never heard any of that stuff. I'll see if I can find a copy of the soundtrack and figure out that reference.

I couldn't finish this song in time to give it to Krista before our Christmas break, but I'm going to try to give it to her when we get back to school. :)

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3.90 / 5.00

Dec 19, 2008
10:56 PM EST
File Info
1.8 MB
2 min 1 sec

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