<EagleGuard> Jib Jig!

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Hello scurvy sea dogs and Donkey Kong Country 2 lovers,

Here you go, a redone version of Jib Jig, the song you hear in one of the first levels of DKC2. Hope you people like it. It's written in A major with a time signature of 6/8 for those of you who are interested in that kind of stuff.

Originally composed by: David Wise
Link to original song: http://www.youtube.com/wa tch?v=DSFQxuj2CEU

Enjoy! And feedback would be much appreciated :)


It's good, but could use some work

First off, I'm probably going to have to state that I'm not a fan of remixes, so I'm much harsher when it comes to those as a result, so I apologize in advance. At least you give proper credit to the original artist unlike most remixers I've come across, so that's a plus.

First off, the drums.. The rhythm change in the later part of your song at 1:20 just doesn't fit at all, and you should probably just keep it similar to the beginning. Not only that, but for some reason the toms just don't flow too well in your song. To be honest, they didn't flow very well in the original either, but it didn't matter for some reason.

Second, the ending, you may want to change it cuz its just one long suspended note and it kinda just comes at ya unexpected because the melody wants to go up, yet it drops way down and sustains when the melody never held for that long. Even if you just shortened this note to the same length as the others, it would still sound much better, but only if that was the very last thing we heard.

I suppose the main plus is what you did with the melody when you changed it after the main part. It was pretty nice. I feel though, for this to be a more true remix, you would have to mask the main melody somehow by not keeping it the same as the original. In my opinion, a good remix makes it not a direct copy of any part of the song, or waits until much later to throw in the direct copied parts, or even does stuff like make the melody become the bassline.

Good work on the song, I just feel if you polished it up some and tightened things up, it has the promise of being a truly great remix. I don't usually review remixes, and by now you can probably see why.

EagleGuard responds:

Hmm, the drum change at 1:20 could use some work, you're right. I kept the toms, because they're a very important part of the song.

I added the suspended note in the end, to make sure the final part wouldn't end too sudden. I'll think about it the next time I write a song.

You're right, it's not a real "remix", more of a spiritual remake. I know this isn't really a remix, so that's why I said in the description that this is a "redone version" of the song.

Thanks for taking your time to write the review ;) I appreciate good criticism much more than a 10 with a one-line review.


Even though I'm not a great fan of pirates and such, this melody is so good that it go stuck in my head for a week. It's inescapable!

EagleGuard responds:

Not only that, it will haunt you while you sleep as well! Thanks for the review =)

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4.33 / 5.00

Feb 27, 2010
8:34 AM EST
Video Game
File Info
2.9 MB
2 min 9 sec

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