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Light Hearted Journey

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My first real attempt, I think it turned out fairly well lol ^^, leave a comment please!

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I'm going to do what you did, and...

Start with your first, review your latest, and review a song from a different genre from your latest. It was a smart thing of you to review my songs that way and you deserve likewise for it. :)

Nice opening... so far, the guitar fits perfectly and doesn't get boring. Whoops, is that a slip in sound quality? Still, it sounds REALLY good! Much better than my first, even though it was my first EVER and this is apparently your first REAL attempt... still, great song. This deserves a lot more than one review, (two once I'm done with it) a score of 3.82, and 48 downloads.

Your melody is kept fresh throughout the song and never gets boring. The guitar you chose for it holds a distinct feel to it, too, that adds a lot of emotion to the song. I like this choice a lot! You're very good at composing melodies, it seems.

You also have very good harmonies - no clashing notes or anything. Just out of curiosity - how much muical theory did you know when you made this? Because it's great. Your synths were well-chosen, though at times they were a bit choppy in transitions.

The percussion... well, I'll admit the drums did take me by surprise. But they fit, and much more than your standard techno - kick, open hihat, clap, open hihat, kick, open hihat, clap, open hihat, etc. - would.

Now, the atmosphere... I love that atmosphere! It holds such a... well, Light Hearted feel to it. It's hard to do so early in your music-making days and yet you work it out perfectly. I can't wait to listen to your latest and hear what you're able to do more than a half year later.

Great job with this, it's really good. I've voted 5... now on to reviewing some of your latest.

Mataro responds:

Well, I haven't really got much to say in return, other than I can't really take credit for the melodies.. I mean, I wrote some of the notations and I modified them to roll along a bit better, but I was using GarageBand which comes with LOADS of loops >.>

So mainly this was just my using loops, changing the instruments to how I wanted them and then playing around with it for a couple of hours to get it how I thought it should be :P

Thanks alot though!

This was amazing!

Wow...it was very good for a first song...I have a lot to learn about GB. Sheesh. I liked its upbeatedness and the use of various instruments and sounds. Lol.

Mataro responds:

Thanks ^^. The original actually didn't have a guitar or strings in it, it was a synth, and it gave the song sort of a relaxed feel, I felt this one was better suited for Newgrounds though, so I optimized it, and this is what I got. Maybe I will submit the original, but I got a few other songs on the go, so only if people would like to hear it lol. And as for GB, it does take a while to get used to, like any program -.-, but the trick is to stray as far away from anything that they have as a preset, and even do some of your own notation when your comfortable enough for it ^^. Wish you luck ^^.

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Jun 9, 2006
12:21 AM EDT
File Info
3.1 MB
3 min 22 sec

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