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First guitar song I've ever made. :0 I'm not finished with this song yet, this is the preview. It's kind of random and doesn't flow well, but I thought I'd give you something to listen to whilst I am busy doing other things. Trying to work on music as often as I can. Will finish this when I have the inspiration and time to do so.

I was messing around with some guitar patches. I will be uploading a finished version of this song sometime, along with a piano version, orchestral version, etc. that I'm also working on, so stay tuned. :) Fire was my inspiration. I imagined relaxing in front of a beautiful fire that grew in brilliance... which eventually faded away and died, embers softly glowing.

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I could have this in the background for hours.......

Very peaceful. Can definitely visualize the fire here. Did you play it live on guitar? What did you use to record or what samples (if library)?

First playthrough my thought was 'odd pauses, but now im impressed that youre autodidact, though im too. I recognice your style as my own, its not much different and i like it. (i remember making a track years ago that sounds very similar, but its on console so the only way to get it on ng would be through cable wich i dont have anymore) Im going to favorite you if you dont mind. :)

Great start! When you say orchestral do you mean to replace the guitar? In my head I hear this working well with just a violin and a cello but keeping the guitar the headlining act.

AshleyAlyse responds:

By orchestral, I meant with spiccato or staccato violins, violas, cellos, and brass... things like that. BUT that sounds like a rather nice idea too. I might have to try that out. :) Thanks for the review, Bafana!

I'm not great at reviews so I'll just say whatever comes to my mind? xD

I could instantly hear a Piano/Guitar duet, or even just a Piano version...

Very interesting for a first guitar piece, the quality of the patches are good.

I was playing The Last of Us for the first time the other day, and I was hearing around "The music is fantastic, it's like the best soundtrack..", I never checked it out until I played it, and this composition of yours really reminds me of it. I think It has that hint of style you hear in that theme soundtrack. In the back of my head, it seems it doesn't sound anything like The Last of Us.

As you said it's not quite finished, what could be interesting to the realism, you could maybe add a tiny bit of fret noise on specific parts?

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Interesting when it comes to here, love the melody... I could imagine a low volume percussive effect with the acoustic guitar on the body or some kind of effect from the Guitar itself (of course you could record a real guitar!).

I don't know what to say, but after about 30 mins... You made me want to play piano for some odd reason, so I recorded something and put it up on that Facebook group! xD

I really enjoyed it, and can't wait to hear a final version of the guitar version.

Great job! -Brandon

AshleyAlyse responds:

I first made this song as a piano piece, but I'm still working with it. I'm for sure gonna pump out a piano version of this song. :) A guitar and piano duet might be nice though... :O I have a harp version of this song that I'm also working on and so far, I like it the best out of all the versions, hehe.

I've never played The Last of Us before. I'll have to take a listen to it and see what you mean by the similarity. :)

Thank you so much for the review, Brandon! I'll have to try out a few of the things you suggested! Really appreciate the time you took to write this review. (I think you review really well, silly!) ;)

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4.90 / 5.00

Mar 13, 2014
4:57 PM EDT
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2.4 MB
1 min 5 sec

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