::Far Away From Here::

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Imagine you could go wherever you want to in a seccond. Which place would that be? How does it look like? Do you await somebody there?

This is my first classical attempt with full orchestration. It was quite a bit of work, but it is still improvable. Tell me your suggestions, thoughts and critics.

Update1: balanced the instruments, added more "fullness" ;), some minor note changes

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Great use of Strings.

Oh those Strings are gorgeous. Spectacular execution of emotion :)
The Flutes are slightly too loud and sharp, I think they should have been made slightly quieter, in my mind I imagine that they should be close, yet distant, much like the way that when it is dawn, the birds in the trees seem to be everywhere at once yet nowhere to be seen.

In truth, I would say that the Strings part is worth a 10, the rest of the piece varies in value, the beginning I would say is an 8. The way you introduce instruments is also very well done.

Fiddle around with the volumes of each track, this piece would benefit from a bit of balancing.

Second of all, I feel that there could have been a bit more musical variety, vary the flavours a bit more i.e lead the chord progression down some interesting side paths, add a bit of drama here and there, to provide emotional contrast. You sort of did this at around 2:00 to 2:16.

This piece is very grand and elegant - it sounds to me like it would be a great piece to be played at a 'Fairytale' wedding, for instance.

Also the bass notes at the ending should be a bit more prominent, to provide that 'This is the ultimate conclusion' feeling, a grand summary of the music. A good climax in music rounds up every part of the music that has come before it, in some way, it brings together all the melodies/harmonies/flavours etc as one. I am sure you know this already though, and I am probably just reminding you here ^_^

Well done :)

gOrc responds:

You are giving me some helpful suggestions here and I will remember them creating my next piece. Criticism from a experienced musician is the best I can get, so thank you for that!

great work

it definantly does give the feeling your trying to express through the song but the song itself is kinda shallow. what i mean is, it gives the feeling youre trying to portray but only outlines it. i think if you were to add a deeper sound or maybe a darker bass part, it wouldve done a better job getting the mood. either way, excellent job for your first attempt.

gOrc responds:

I know what you mean and I try getting into the moods I want to express. I think the problem is that, for example, if you think about flying and never did that in reality your feelings and expections wont match the real procedure in any way.
Thanks for your onesty.

Pretty solid.

This is great as your first classical attempt. I suggest doubling up some parts like the bass with other instruments to create a fuller effect. Some extra reverb would also help bring more fullness. But overall, this is very good. It's not too long, the ideas being introduced are effectively brought out, and the instrumentation is spot-on. Great job!

gOrc responds:

Thanks for your review. I want to create a realistic feeling with the bass and the hole sound so I took a realistic orchestra setting as a model. It may not sound as full as some dubstep song and it is not it's purpose either. I also hate too much reverb for classical themed pieces. I appreciate your feedback, though. ;)

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Jun 25, 2011
11:01 AM EDT
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3 min 4 sec

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