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Defiance and Passion

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What can I say? Other than sorry I haven't submitted anything in a while! I started this on Valentine's Day and finished it this morning. Of course I've been busy with trombone, singing, and theatre so I haven't had a lot of time to work on it. I'm just so glad it's finally done! Also, I found out yesterday I was accepted at Northwestern University for Music Composition! Basically the best day of my life. It's unlikely I'll make changes to this one, so don't bother telling me, you know, specific things I should change.
Anyways, it's one of the best pieces I've ever written, so enjoy!

In response to reviews, I have increased the volume of this piece as much as I could.
A few minor changes to the music are also included in this revision.


So peaceful....

Wow, it is so relaxing.
Makes me feel like forgetting about all the stress I have been getting lately.
Keep up the great work!
Congratulations on your acceptance at Northwestern University.

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pathock3 responds:

Writing and listening to music relieves stress for me too. I'm glad I could help!


Congratulations on getting into Northwestern for composition! I remember when I first heard back from UNH that I got in, it was pretty much the most glorious moment. I also play trombone and piano and study composition...weird huh? I don't sing though lol.

Great piece! 5/5 10/10

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pathock3 responds:

Sweet, we have so much in common! Haha, yeah that's great, I love hearing from people on newgrounds that are actually studying composition. I promise I'll check out some of your stuff as soon as I get the chance!


just great, I must say I fall in love with some of your melodys. I couldn't say any great bad things about the hole piece. I really like your progressions and harmonies and the way you put them together. there are also some little things that doesn't sound lovely to me but that's all very subjective. so I give you 5/5 and 9/10 because it's really good but not perfect.
Oh and please raise the vol. a bit I think that could make it sound better for many people.

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pathock3 responds:

Yeah, you know, I'm young and anxious, so I feel like one of the things I need to work at the most is developing themes and getting the most out of my ideas. This piece has some cool rhythmic motives, but it's really a constant stream of new melodic ideas. But when I was writing it I had so many different ideas that kept coming to me, so every 20 seconds or so there's a new melody, unrelated to previous ideas. Anyways, yeah there's some interesting progressions and harmonies for sure! And some semi-awkward dissonance, but I like it :)


Youre a great piano player man you'll go far, only change, put the volume just a bit highter. 10/10 all the way!

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pathock3 responds:

Yeah, I guess the volume is pretty low. Thanks dude.


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Credits & Info


4.18 / 5.00

Mar 31, 2009
1:34 PM EDT
File Info
2.4 MB
2 min 40 sec

Licensing Terms

Please contact me if you would like to use this in a project. We can discuss the details.