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May 12, 2009 | 4:49 PM EDT
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4.8 MB
2 min 7 sec
4.08 / 5.00

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Rated 4.08 / 5 stars
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Easy Listening - Classical

Author Comments

Couldn't fit the full title, oh well.
Just something i came up with, it started out as a trance melody but then i decided it belonged to classical, and so my first orchestral piece was born.

I wanted it to feel melancholic, with a sad nostalgia.. Sounds a bit weird to have such a specific aim in a song, for me, but being in b minor greatly helped get somewhere close to where i wanted to be.

Used FLStudio 8 XXL, Nexus and HALion

Feel free to criticize wherever you see fit, criticism is one of the only ways to improve.

Also, if you use any of my music, please let me know so I can see where it was used :D



Rated 5 / 5 stars

Good song

Very nice man! i like this alot!
i can nexus in this :), but i use it myself too!

Good job


good luck in the future

PS: please check out my latest submission? ;)

ViceOfFire responds:

Thanks dude! I appreciate it a lot :D

Checking out your song now.


Rated 3 / 5 stars

A good start.

Sometimes, having a specific aim when you write a piece of music can be a very good thing; it gives you direction, it gives you a sense or idea of where you are going and how you are getting there, among many other things. The only thing to ever watch out for is that your imagined world doesn't get in the way of your musical vision, so to speak.

Now on to the review...

The strings/piano combination is a very popular one when a newish/amateur (not in the bad sense) starts off writing music that he/she deems 'classical'. This is because both of the sections in question are very expressive, and useful for communicating easily any overlaying message the composer has. The flipside is that this has a chance of limiting the overall expressiveness of the piece by limiting it to a few instruments. Sometimes, in a string quartet, this is not a problem, but for larger-themed pieces it can be. That said, I think in this song it veers a little close to that area. Not completely, though. I would recommend, if you should try this style again, experimenting with using more instruments to say more things, to make more ideas made tangible for this listener.

Also, key to composition is utilizing your instruments to their fullest, and bere is where I think some good constructive advice is necessary. The strings and piano here mainly never leave a general area of the scale, and I feel that this limits the piece from being everything that it can be. They all hover around the same chord progression, never going much higher or lower than that. You wanted to capture sad nostalgia, I would explore that idea completely! Having the piano travel the excesses of the keyboard, high and low notes sounding in unison, all of these and more have a powerful effect on the listener, and it really allows you as the song-writer to breathe a sigh of relief as you explore the feelings you feel when you think up a melody. If you are confined to a single area, and the feeling conveyed is not a bit claustrophobic, then in my personal opinion, something is lacking.

This is not to disparage the melody or makeup of the composition, though. This is to push you, should you continue to write music like this (or any music, for that matter) to not confine yourself to a small set of tones and trying to make a melody out of that. A good composition fully explores things, it leaves no stone unturned. It doesn't matter how many instruments are there; what is there is enough for the song to communicate, or to even reverberate some thing about life. If a song can do this, then it really is worthwhile.

All in all, this is not a bad song by any means. It merely lacks an imprint that can make someone say that"This is a ViceOfFire work". I think if you can find that voice, it will be so much the better when you write songs like this. Hope you continue on.

ViceOfFire responds:

Thanks so much for the in-depth review and constructive criticism!

I agree with you on all points, but you have made them that much more clear to me that I can now focus on them and work on doing that. Especially the being confined to the chord progression and not higher or lower. Thanks so much for this, I can't tell you how much I appreciate it :D


Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

Not bad at all

Not so bad, not quite there but at the same time not too bad at all.
Good Job! Maybe add a little more activity to it or make it a tiny bit more exciting as I am falling asleep. :P

Not bad at all.

ViceOfFire responds:

Thanks, and I agree about adding more but for the purpose I'm maybe using this for (an anti cannabis campaign, even though im pro legalization [ it's a long story ] ) it had to remain a little more ambient.

I was going to add a more complicated piano melody but I got too lazy.

Thanks for the review


Rated 5 / 5 stars

Wow, got me off guard!

I'm not usually into classical pieces but yours just blew me away! I loved it. It was very unique. Keep up the good work.

ViceOfFire responds:

Thanks dude!
Means a lot :D