very good. Magix Music Maker 14 i believe is alot better than roxio music studio. windows wise since apple has garage band.
Thanks! I've moved on to FL Studio since this song but Magix is a pretty good program
I didn't like this quite as well as some of your other things that I have listened to. I do like the oboe though :), you really like oboes don't you :). Please understand that this is constructive criticism: I found this song to be sort of "unintersesting" after a while. I think this is a good general rough draft for a potentially amazing peice. I am seeing a build that leads up to a little climax where maybe the high voices drop out and the low voices play a rythmic little something with maybe a taiko ensemble. But that's just me. Pretty good work overall.
Thnx! I enjoy constructive criticism. I actually don't like it when someone does the whole 'Mom' approach and is afraid to be candid with their reviews; if things were like that, then how would we ever learn?
Yes, I love oboes, idk why everyone hates them (when I tell my friends who are clarinetists to pick up oboe, they reply with an "eeeewww.") If used properly, oboes are a very interesting instrument. RPGs use them a lot, so that's what gave me an influence.
Yes, this song was among my first songs using my DAW, and my first song focusing on harmony. So it's kind of a "practice." I'm not going to do anymore to this song, but I used what I learned from composing this song to compose other songs, like 'Almany.'
Thanks for the review!
There's a decided lack of this type of music on NG, so Kudos for putting it up here.
There's a lot that I like about it, but I think I'll stick to what, I think, could be improved:
1) No discernible melody or theme - I think you were stressing so much about the harmony on this that you maybe forgot that harmony's main purpose is to support melody. I think as it is right now it serves as nice musical "wallpaper", but don't expect anyone to be singing it to themselves later as they're shopping for groceries.
2) Nothing happens - There are no great changes in the orchestration to help bring variety to the sound. The strings are very prominent throughout. Try an extended section with just the woodwinds. There's maybe a little of this but not nearly enough to maintain my interest.
3) Harmonic Direction - The harmonies are very interesting. They don't really follow a traditional progression (which I think comes from you working more intuitively rather than by the book). But because of this there's no real direction: I've sat and listened to it about 5 times as I've been writing this now and I feel like I'm in a haze; I don't know at any one point if I'm hearing the beginning, middle or end of the piece. This will get better the more you write and the more you learn about theory (assuming you're reading up on it). But in all you're doing pretty good with just your intuition.
Ultimately that's the most important thing - intuition. Good, original music doesn't write itself. I think you've got it.
Good job. Keep it up!
Wow. God bless you highest for this review. This is the kind of review I love. Enough criticism both positive and negative. I will use this review to learn more in my future projects. I would love to review your own works but I am in a situation now in which it is impossible.
Please contact me if you would like to use this in a project. We can discuss the details.