For want of a nail

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This is one of my very old composition. I have lost the original file and not able to replace with better sounds but I think its still worth listening. Please use headphones for greater details.

This piece I composed with an old poem in my mind. No one surly knows who is the actual author of it but it really gives a message that sometime a minor flaw can lead to a big bug. Here is the poem itself,

For want of a nail a shoe was lost,
for want of a (horse)shoe the rider was lost,
for want of a rider the message was lost,
for want of a message a battle was lost,
for want of a battle a kingdom was lost,
..........and all for want of a nail.
..............just a nail!!!

Enjoy my imperfections.


Please don't think to yourself that you aren't worthy of calling yourself a musician or a composer. When you produce such a high level of music such as this, I'd say you're damn well entitled to use those titles. Keep up the amazing work and thank you for welcoming me onto this site as soon as I joined. I've integrated well and you suggested I joined the NGADM. I'm currently in the quarter finals amongst 7 others, so really, thank you. You deserve the titles of musician and composer.

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Emid responds:

Thank you etherealwinds for your kind words. I am really happy to see you in quarter finals. Its a fact that I knew that you are a gem that needs to be exposed to have the worth of its own thats why I suggested you to participate in the contest. You will surely do well in the rest of it. Best of luck :)

First off: Loving the reverb!! Do you use a plug in for it or is it built into the VST interface thing? Also, what is the choir sound from? It's beautiful. Your professional level mixing skills in general are definitely apparent from this piece of music, even though you say it's old!

Emid responds:

Sorry for the late reply. I am not as active nowadays as before. Yes reverb is FL Studio built in reverb. Choirs are some "swelled choirs" freely available on internet (sorry don't remember the link). Thanks for the kind words but seriously I am the least person here to be called a composer or musician. Thanks again!

So Mesmerizing.. I agree, it could have benefited from better choice of instruments at some points, but this minor problem doesn't account for big bug in this case. The feel of the poem is very well incorporated within this piece. Well done.

Emid responds:

Bundles of thanks Ankitmn7. My pleasure if you enjoyed listening and felt the "message" in it :)

so enchanting and epic! x)

Emid responds:

Thank you so much. Really glad that you like it :)

Wow,very nice work :D

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Many thanks. Glad you enjoyed :)

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3.96 / 5.00

Dec 11, 2012
12:40 AM EST
File Info
4.2 MB
3 min 5 sec

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Please contact me if you would like to use this in a project. We can discuss the details.