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The concept of doing something "under someone's aegis" now means doing something under the protection of a powerful, knowledgeable, or benevolent source. The word aegis is identified with protection by a strong force with its roots in Greek mythology and adopted by the Romans; there are parallels in Norse mythology and in Egyptian mythology as well, where the Greek word aegis is applied by extension.
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This is my very first composition, and I've got absolutely no experience in making music. I don't really find that as much of an excuse though. I just hope you enjoy this.

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Not a bad start...

For this being your first piece, it came out quite well. The biggest issue that I can see in this work is that the instruments don't sound all that real, but I've commented on a few people's work with this same issue. It's very hard to find worthwhile digital instruments. So no worries on that.

There were a few places where this work just didn't seem to flow with itself, in my opinion. It just seemed that some of the instruments seemed to be fighting each other a bit more than they were flowing.

As well, don't be afraid to add a lot more instruments into the work, as I have to say that to a degree it sounded rather shallow at times. Experiment a bit with reverb more, that can usually bring a bit more life into a instrumental.

The last thing I have to mention is at around :46 there was a glitch in the audio. This could have just been from a bit of corruption, but it distracts from the piece a little bit.

Otherwise, good work man.

JonFawkes responds:

Thank you very much for the critique. I'll definitely keep this in mind for future compositions if I do decide to make more.

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Mar 31, 2010
11:04 PM EDT
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1 min 28 sec

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