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A swingy ragtime tune I wrote to myself as a birthday present :D

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Hmm... to be honest it's more like classic, not ragtime. It needs... a bounce, ya hear me?

Needs more ragtime.

Sounds good by itself, but like the previous review said, it could benefit from some ragtimey lopsidedness/syncopation.

I hate to be super critical...

but this just doesn't seem done yet. First off, it's not swinging at all. You need to find a way to make it swing. That'd fix half the shock in trying to consider this a ragtime piece. I could explain how to do it in MuseScore if you are interested. The soundfont you are using isn't all that bad, but you find a twangier piano for the style you are after. And what are you using for for the plucked base? You can find better. In fact, I'd just put the base line on the piano as well. The last problem I've got is sometimes the base line and melody don't seem to be at all related harmonically, but it's not bad compared to the aforementioned easy to solve problems.

Overall it's a nice little melody (sounds almost calypso at the beginning to me.) I'd love to hear it cleaned up!

I'm really enjoying this!

Happy Birthday!

Today this became the track I listen to while I watch the next mars rover, Curiosity, be constructed. If you haven't seen the cam it's at http://www.ustream.tv/nasajpl

This song seems to fit right in with all the workers bustling around in their white jumpsuits lol!

Great Job!

AukeSam responds:

Thanks, I'm glad you like it!
Haha, those worker people are awesome! They inspired me, in turn, to listen to Life on Mars (David Bowie). Aah, chain reaction...

Really cool

Awesome track. It's nice to have a refreshing change in pace...newgrounds is littered with Dance laden shit. A great little gem.

Keep it up

AukeSam responds:

Thanks for the compliment. I intend to counter the trance/dance flood in the future with instrumental pieces in various genres, so check back every now and again to see if I can keep to that promise ;)

Credits & Info


4.25 / 5.00

Jan 19, 2011
10:20 AM EST
File Info
1.5 MB
1 min 7 sec

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