Medieval Adventure

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Just finished in time for the MAC compo!

First off, this is like my third or fourth completed song. Ever. Second off, this is the first time I have ever tried to tell a coherent, distinct story. Also the first time I have used diminished chords. A lot of firsts, really.

NOTE: Because it is intended to tell a story, it has many different sections. This was intended on purpose.

Story line:
In a town situated among pristine hills, a dragon has been giving the town hell. One fine day, the king calls a gathering. In attendance is our protagonist, a young knight! Although the king is reluctant to give the quest to our young knight, the queen finally persuades him, and our knight mounts and embarks immediately!

As he leaves the city, he arrives at a foreboding mountain, whose cave system the dragon is rumored to live in. As he reluctantly and cautiously enters, he is sneak attacked from the rear and laid out by the clever dragon. As he lay on the ground and contemplates throwing in the towel, he remembers the faith the queen had in him, and musters all the strength he can for a good fair fight!

So they fight, and he wins with an epic finish.

I cut out an entire section where I was going to have him return to the village from earlier to complete the story, maybe I will finish it and put it back in a later version.


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Pretty nice... reminds me of Age of Empires soundtrack.

My main tip is to try moving away from repetition... however much fun it is, classical doesn't have a lot of it except for the early stuff. This sounds like video game music to be honest.

You did a good job with switching percussion up. However, for more 'epic' stuff, think about having many instruments, not just more epic percussion. I suggest you listen to some film scores such as that to Lord of the Rings, the Narnia series, and so on... they are great inspiration for "epic" feeling pieces... same with music to some computer games.

A nice piece, I actually really enjoyed this for some reason. Not exactly classical, but nice and varying. Good job, keep working on improving your stuff. :)

DeseNutz responds:

I appreciate the feedback sir!

"This sounds like video game music to be honest."
I hope that is a good thing, I have heard some pretty good VG soundtracks. :)

"My main tip is to try moving away from repetition"
I actually tried to make this more repetitive so it had some semblance of a theme (this piece is a deviation from my more 'progressive' pieces). I will keep this tip in mind, and may revise this piece later to correct this.

"A nice piece, I actually really enjoyed this for some reason."
Thanks, I am glad to hear this! This is my first finished 'orchestral' piece (after 4 or so failed attempts), so I'm glad I did something right!

"keep working on improving your stuff. :)"
I will, thanks! I really like this style, and will continue to develop it.

Care with those blank spaces... they make the piece lose continuity! Also, diminished chords can't just be put there, you must have some shading and logic connection between sections.. :)
I really liked it tho,
Good work buddy!!!!

DeseNutz responds:

Thanks! I will be the first to admit that I don't know what I am doing; for the diminished chords I just kinda played around on the keyboard until I found something I thought fit :P

Thanks again for the input!

I give you a fair shair of points because of the followings:

- I didn't conceive that music the way you had when you created it.

- Doesn't fits in my own concept of ''Epic Finish'' at the end ( Didn't heard a high note changing somewhere)

The track, even though it is not the best I ever heard, it's still kick dragon arses! Keep up the good work lad!

DeseNutz responds:

"I didn't conceive that music the way you had when you created it"
I will try harder in future attempts. I thought it conveyed quite well :(

"Doesn't fits in my own concept of ''Epic Finish'' at the end"
I wanted to tie this to a short animation and pictured an epic battle, I guess it didn't carry over very well to the piece.

Thanks for the input sir!

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Feb 14, 2012
5:35 PM EST
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3 min 18 sec

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