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May 19, 2012 | 5:45 AM EDT
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35 sec
4.40 / 5.00

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This is basically the last track I made for a performance in an obligatory school project I was taking part in. I was in a team of 10 and at the end of our play one of the team members wanted to use this song as a little dance. You can find out more about the project here:

Basically I didn't spend that long on this. I tried to give it a Morocco feel because the point of the project was to represent Morocco's culture, and hence I used traditional instruments that Moroccan music may use, but this is just a sped up version of a part in the intro song I made (linked at the end of the above paragraph), with a piccolo and heavier choir chords thrown in and an epic ending with a duduk embellishment.

If you want to see what instruments I used here, the intro song I linked to has a list of all the instruments somewhere in the author's comments, except the piccolo which is from RECsoprano.

So yeah, not much to say about this. I made it a while ago and thought it wasn't worth submitting but in retrospect having a full list of all of the five songs I made for this project up on Newgrounds would be a pretty nice idea.



Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

Good song :)


Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

I really enjoy your use of percussion in this piece. I've noticed in listening throughout your stuff that you use percussion very well - something that is lacking in a lot of music. You manage to keep things interesting by adding tasteful embellishments. Good melodies here, I like the sort of counterpoint feel you have with the piccolo. I really would like to see this expanded! I think you could make this into something huge. The ending is a bit abrupt - feels kinda like "oh hey I'm done now".

Good work, as always.

Step responds:

Haha thanks! Yeah, this is a bit of quickie... in fact I did expand on this, since this is a short version of a longer song I had made previously, called 'Morocco', which you can find here if you're curious :P.

Yeah the ending is kind tacked on. You're totally right! Glad you like my percussion by the way; I've found that I literally cannot make a song without percussion haha.

Thanks again!


Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

Quite lovely. How did you research the Moroccan influence? What kind of sources did you consult? Just curious. And the track was quite well mixed, too.

Step responds:

Thanks a lot! For research, basically Google was my friend, in particular to find this Moroccan-influenced song:

That song has a main guitar-like instrument which seems to be used a lot in Moroccan songs, so I searched images and found out that the guitar was called an Oud. I happened to have an Oud in my library of samples so I used that!

Thanks again for the review.


Rated 5 / 5 stars

This was quite good, even though it was really short, and I really enjoyed it.

Step responds:

Thanks! Yeah it is pretty short but for its purpose in the play I didn't need to make it any longer.

I appreciate the feedback.