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Well, here it is. This is my first attempt at a march like song. I dunno if it's that great, but i don't think it came out badly either. I would appreciate any CONSTRUCTIVE criticism which would help to improve it.

Just in case ur wondering, i used Fl Studio 8 for this and i wrote using downloaded sound fonts which include unison for the foreground bagpipes, the flute and the cymbals; squidfont orchestral for the strings and background bagpipes and a drum kit font for the snares and the reverse cymbal.

When i wrote this, i tried to portray the feeling i felt when i was surrounded by those majestic highlands and the emotion i felt when i first heard the bagpipes being played in harmony with the flute.

Well, hope u enjoy. Pls appreciate that i spent two weeks working this with an approximate time of two hours per day. Tks...


P.S. Yes, the starting melody is indeed inspired from the Worms Game theme song but i changed it completely after that...

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This is Worms Theme.


i just love the peace in the tune...
yesyes the bagpipes don't sound that real... but i am kinda shure there are no good bagpipe sounds (for keyboard) mainly coz of gracenotes doubling etc. [short notes in between the longer tune notes (yes i am a bagpipe player myself indeed ;) ]

but still it is beautiful and is a instant favourite for me.

5/5 910

pipe on... greetz: ShadoPiper

Nae bad

Well, I think that a Scottish theme marching tune would have more of a snare to it - this is a drum kit snare, as opposed to the sharp, crisp sound that you get with a marching band. Have a look on YouTube for Trooping the Colour and you'll hear exactly what I mean.

Still, the sound in the background hardly reflects bagpipes either - I think that you're making close approximations there, but it's not quite what people are after in a proper Scottish tune. Given that you've taken main inspiration from the computer game Worms, it's got a ways to come just yet :P I can hear the first few bars "We are worms, we're the best and we've come to win the war", but then it does change. Perhaps change it before then, so that it is only inspired, rather than copied - you'll get far much more credit.

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I have a soft spot for scotland/anything related to scotland. I visited the northern part of the UK two times already and I liked it. Even though I normally detest mountains (and scotland has an awful lot of them ^^), I really like it.

Your song does indeed sound very "scottish", even though the sound of the bagpipes isn't too real. Sounds more like a midi, heh.

Aynway, the intro is pretty good with the drums and the bagpipes. I like how you slowly add more and more to the song, so that it builds up in a very nicely way.

The outro is a bit too abrupt in my opinion. Maybe a "build down" would sound a bit better here. But on the other hand with the cymbals at the end the song loops quite well.

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You won't have to worry about me even coming close to reaching the character limit on an audio review ever. :P Even though I've done it in flash reviews I don't know anything techy about music so mine are sadly just some short opinions here and there.

The song sounds very patriotic. It sounds like something you would listen to/play if you were very proud of being Scottish or living in Scotland. Perhaps something you would play in a celebration or something of the sort.

The instruments of course make it sound like a Scottish song and it almost sounds like something you could expect to hear from a marching band during a parade or something of the sort. It's very realistic sounding like I would hear it in real life.

An all around good song!

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Credits & Info


4.07 / 5.00

Oct 16, 2009
10:17 AM EDT
File Info
2.7 MB
2 min 21 sec

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