This brings in some old styles and instruments, now doesn't it? :)
Techno? oh,there it is!
Hmm.There really doesn't seem like there's much of anything special. it's a simple chord progression,that repeats,a simple unce unce drum beat,and the synths repeat alot of the ideas posted previously by the pianist.
i suggest in changing up the song alot. maybe you throw in a bridge progression right before the synths take over,make the piano solo a bit shorter(when i saw this was a techno song,i was confused,until i started actually hearing synths almost halfway through the song)and keep the piano in when the synths come in too! i mean,the song is called piano power,and even though the piano has a whole minute solo,the title should imply the focus,and it doesn't seem like it,really.
i also suggest in trying out drum fills at the end of melodic phrases because honestly,unce unce gets a bit boring after a while.
and finally,try to syncopate/switch around some rhythms that the piano has already instated if you're going to use them for the synths too. i try not to repeat phrases unless theyre choruses,or the main point of the song,and if that melody is your main focus of the song,thats cool,but in my opinion you should at least switch around the note values when the synth comes in,because the funnest thing about a melody is that there's more than one version within the song.
honestly,this is just run of the mill techno,with nothing really innovating the genre. i say try a bit harder.
Thanks for the feedback, and I get everything you are saying, so I guess I'd better address each point separately.
-Melodies and varying up the parts: This is a work in progress and many of the repeated parts are just there as placeholders, when I eventually finish the song I do plan on inserting a couple of new melodies that I didn't quite finish in time for this release, I mainly released this as a way to gauge the community's interest and to gather feedback which I cannot thank you enough for giving me.
-The beat: The drums and all the percussion is a placeholder, unfortunately I was getting some help with the drums but that person didn't come through so I ende up using a generic 4 on the floor till I finish the drums.
-The piano (or lack thereof in the later parts): What you heard is roughly about one third of the song, so I do plan on using more piano in the later parts.
-Switching around rythms and the like: As a newcomer to the whole music making scene I haven't really tried with having a dynamic or large set of rythms within the song, but I do plan on switching it up in the final release.
-Reusing melodies with different synths: I do try to vary my song as much as possible but since I'm going on a vacation I wanted to atleast finish a part of the song before I left, I will however say that they are like that for a reason and to ease transitions between syths and the piano parts.
And the two major concerns:
-That there isn't anything special and that it is just run of the mill techno:
I'd love to have a witty comeback or proof that would render your argument moot, sadly it is mostly true what you say, I do however state that I am fairly new to this genre and although I'd love to innovate and whatnot I still am by no means a master of composition or of anything musical, so I can't really go ahead and try to innovate without really being a "master" of something, which I hope I will be one day, but for now I'm quite proud of my music, and I see it as a personal accomplishment to get this far. I am constatly trying to get better at this, and soon I might become quite skilled at this, but for now I am doing my best with minimal knowledge.
This hopefully adresses your points.
P.S. I do understand that you may feel a bit mislead by the genre, however it really doesn't fir anywhere else and long piano intros/solos are becoming, if I may say so, part of my style of composing.
very nice melody
5/5 10/10 its nice melody and enjoyable
Thanks, i appreciate the feedback.
Please contact me if you would like to use this in a project. We can discuss the details.