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Feb 19, 2014 | 3:27 AM EST
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2.3 MB
2 min 32 sec
Score
4.96 / 5.00

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Rated 4.96 / 5 stars
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I feel things and then I write them into music.

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BlueOceansBlueOceans

Rated 2.5 / 5 stars

Unfortunately, I think this is my least favorite song from you. The melodies feel slightly too generic and very random, and I feel opposite emotions in the beginning of the song and at the end of the song.

I like the strong variety in the softness of the notes, and the song was very relaxing. The reverb and delay on the piano sounds perfect.


johnfn responds:

It's interesting that you didn't like this one but you liked "leaving" so much. I personally think that this one is only a little worse than "leaving" because I kinda fumbled on the climax here. I still think the melodies are good though :D

One interesting thing to note is that I wrote this song from pure emotion where I wrote "leaving" when I wasn't particularly emotional (just feeling inspired). I often find that my best tracks are where I lean closer to inspired/creative than emotional, even though that feels like it goes against conventional wisdom, which is weird.

Anyway thanks for leaving some thoughts!


TaintedLogicTaintedLogic

Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

I love the emotion and the simplicity. I can really tell you improvised this - it really makes it feel more authentically classical. I love the structural elements, especially the breakdown at 1:30. However, I wish the structure came full-circle a bit more, and you brought back some of the themes of the first half of the piece in a sort of finale. I find A-B-A forms of music effective, and I know you've done that in the past as well! Overall, though, excellent and beautiful work! I'm always looking for more songs for my Classical Playlist, but sometimes they just come to me on their own through my notifications feed! :D Keep up the great work, Johnfn! ;)


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johnfn responds:

I think you really hit the nail on the head. Remembering the themes that I used earlier in an improv is actually one of the hardest things for me (though I struggle with a bunch of other stuff like rhythm and just being able to play the piano without making mistakes). I really have to be conscious about it or I just forget.

In fact, bringing back the original theme at 1:00 was pretty good for me because I usually just flat out forget it. (I wonder how I remembered for Snowy Night? lol)


LucidShadowDreamerLucidShadowDreamer

Rated 5 / 5 stars

umm, tis wuy uf writng new trnd r smthing? I luv nw sng f yurs, 's buetiful!

No but seriously though, I think LunacyEcho said pretty much all that matters already.

I actually think the reverb is quite fine, but sometimes you can hear when you might have let go of the pedal too early or other small stuff :p (or maybe 0:19 was intentional?). Anyway, that doesn't really matter. In reality, many pianos don't have more reverb than this, so I think you could have more, but that it's not necessarily needed.

You really do improvise a lot better than me as well, so I won't complain about minor mistakes, as they are extremely difficult to avoid (and there aren't even many to begin with, so good job!).

In spite of what LunacyEcho said, I think there is a small climax here, but you could have a more obvious one (improv, I know). I think that 1:10 - 1:28 stands out a bit, because of a slightly higher volume and slightly different tempo (and the melody and more 'heavy' feel), but that's not a very captivating climax, imo (not saying it's bad in any way) :D

I don't know what it is, but I think I like Snowy Night a little more than this one, but I don't really find any reason to knock off any stars here. You're definitely getting better at improvising though! In a couple of years you'll be the new improv master ;)

Oh well, I'll stop rambling.

Gud jb!


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johnfn responds:

> umm, tis wuy uf writng new trnd r smthing? I luv nw sng f yurs, 's buetiful!

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> LunacyEcho

I'm amazed you could even read it honestly... :D

> 0:19

This is a really good catch actually. This piece was not actually 100% improv (I LIED!!!). At :19 I trimmed out the earlier section of piano (because it had some crazy tempo variations) and replayed it, hence the little glitch in damper pedal. I actually didn't even notice it myself!

> small climax

Yeah good catch, that was indeed intended to be the climax :) I kinda executed it a little sloppily though, which is why it's easy to miss.

> snowy night

Yeah that song was pretty good. I dunno how I even did it.

tanks 4 da review bro


LunacyEchoLunacyEcho

Rated 5 / 5 stars

omg johnfn u srs
y r mor improv
jk s gud

i here miner mistakes bt is improv so s ok. vry gud.

it rlaxin, but i thnk u ned a climmax, also moar revrbe.

uk how n my lasd improv rvyew, i sed tings lk 'ur hnds r two cloase'? wel, ths tim, vry bettr. ur hnds stayd n th rite teratory; thy di'dt gt two cloase lk lasd tim. vry gud.

uk how n my lasd impvor rvyew, i sed tings lk 'u so bd @ tmpoing'? wel, ths tim, vry bettr. ur tmpo vry gud, not jmping arond nlesss u wantd t two. vry gud.

bascly, vry gud. i lk vry mch.

What can I say? I got tired of writing normal reviews.


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johnfn responds:

OH GOD i think I died trying to read that.

> climmax

Yeah I kinda messed that up oops.

I'm glad that the tempo thing is a little better... I kinda applied some rubato in there and stuff. I think the "hands too close" thing was possibly more a problem of choice of instrument rather than a problem I generally have since with piano I think I usually do fine. I should have a better sense of that stuff across instruments though.

Thanks for the review as always dude! Even though it was ABUSIVELY HARD TO DECHIPER