A Four-Leaf Clover

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The idea for this song came out of nowhere but quite clear and it persisted in my head so I decided to write it down to hear what it would sound like....
Apparently, this is the result

It consists of an acoustic guitar and an electric guitar having contrapuntical melodies over the ostinato of an electric bass. The rhythm section is a rumba clave, congas playing a gua guan co and a shaker.

Gear used:

Sibelius 1.4 - composing

MIDI to MP3 converter - converting

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I admit, when I went through the requests for this week, and heard the intro to this, I just didn't want to review it, it didn't feel like anything I could listen to. Guess I was wrong in assuming so.

Though I still am not convinced, I do see some talent here. My major problem is that it feels a bit shallow, with little backing up the main melody. I guess that's MIDI for you.

I'll focus on the composition though, which I think is really great. I still say you need something to keep the track going forward, I guess you could say it needs a bit more of an oomph to it, a push.

Review Request club

The-Hobo-Dude responds:

yo! thanks for reviewing...

yeh, i guess floaty intros never sound so good when written in MIDI, and it's also a bit frustrating for me when i hear it this way, 'cause it sounded good in my head... :(

i also understand what you mean by shallow, and i agree it does need a little "oomph", as you say, even if the general feel is meant to be cool...

i'll willingly admit that i just plain suck at making midi sound good and full, but i'll be working on that in months to come...

anyway...i really enjoyed reading your comment, for the nice advices, sooo...
i'm glad you reviewed my song anyway...XD

chill out


Very Talented!

At the beginning, it seemed very strange to me since there's not a lot of people around this site that would use the same conventions as you, but you've pulled it off pretty well. The way the song is organized makes it very calm and soothing. As for structure, I'm liking what you've done with this song.

Now the bass that you've decided to use for this song (not sure if it's the headphones I've have currently, but I think it's enough to mention) seems to be a little low. You might want to bring it up a little bit so it a bit stronger... well, it's more of an optional thing, but I still agree with myself (lol) that it's worth mentioning.

Keep on composing... you are definitely talented!

Zel of the Review Request Club

The-Hobo-Dude responds:

hey! thank you for reviewing...

i don't think the headphones you use have anything to do with the way you hear the bass... ;)
it's funny that you mention it though, cause i often get this comment that my bass lines are too down-pitched...
i really guess i should do something about it...

thanks a lot for reviewing...

chill out


Very soft

The start was pretty cool. It was just a few simple notes on piano. Then the second piano comes in with some louder notes. Then the bass guitar kind of helps add a rhythm. Really enjoy the latin orientated drum beat here actually. Kind of makes you feel as if you might be on a beach.

The synth was very nicely done here too. It kind of gives off a feel as if you might be dancing a bit as well. The tune here kind of reminds me of Final Fantasy VIII as well for some reason. Maybe because some of the mini missions played this style of music.

Overall, I think this beat turned out rather well since it kind of makes you feel as if you could be on a beach and such.

Review Request Club

The-Hobo-Dude responds:

hey! cool...i'm really glad you liked this song....
when i wrote it i was trying to capture a somewhat cool-moving-latin feel...
a bit like a beach...so it's cool that you felt this way...

thank you very much for the nice review...

chill out..


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May 31, 2011
11:22 PM EDT
File Info
3.3 MB
3 min 35 sec

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