Bigger Band

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This was just short big band song I made as a test. Good for a first try I think...especially since I was twelve when I made it and didn't have that much experience.

Please Rate and Comment. I am a 13 year old musician and I need good feedback to improve my writing techniques.

Only comment if you have a suggestion or just really like the song. 10/10 5/5 and download please!!! =)



You're doing good work.

I liked this a lot, it's exactly the kind of upbeat, catchy tune I expect from a Big Band. If you havn't listened to it before, check out the Mario and Zelda live concert by the Big Band of Rogues, you should be able to find a few of the tunes on Youtube at the least. That is a great example of an awesome Big Band, hopefully it'll give you some ideas on improving the arrangement.

Otherwise, keep it up. I hope to see more from you.

Tombor911 responds:

Thank you very much for the review and I have already seen the big band of rogues i love it!

cool song u got thre : )

just a little small

Tombor911 responds:

yeah its one of my worst songs tho...=(

jazz... style...

very unusual. its very awesome. i really like this one. yo play piano alot then?
OH and you must be getting tired of my reviews by now! lol. i see your replies are getting shorter! LMFAO! you dont have to reply lol. i am just one musician admiring and helping.
good job. this really reminds me of hercules. :D oh the piano in this sounds fantastic... it cant be the same one?

Tombor911 responds:

nope I loooooove reviews! I just don't reply that much! Thank you so much though the reviews help me soo much you don't even know!
And yes it is the same piano. just a different style of music.

Good start

What I would recommend for a bigger jazz sound is more dissonance. Use a lot of 7th chords and upper structure triads on the dominant 7ths (the 9, b9, #11, 13 and b13). Also, some blues scale licks here and there can really add to it, but not too much since it has to stay jazzy and not all blues. Add approach notes, chromatic from below, scale tone from above (this works best as quarter notes in walking bass, and grace notes to long notes in the horns, or in a series of notes during the solo).

Try to start sections on the and of 1, rather than right on the beat, and a lot more syncopation always works in jazz, so try to add ties across the "invisible barline" between beats 2 and 3) and add some call and response between brass and saxes.

I would also add a louder or fuller rhythm section to complement the lead better too. Other than that, you have a good melody going, and I'd like to hear a longer, more developed version with maybe a solo or two. Keep swingin'.

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4.26 / 5.00

Feb 7, 2009
9:24 PM EST
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850.6 KB
37 sec

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