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Raining Tears (WIP)

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I sat by my piano yesterday, and played around until I eventually had something similar to this :/

Now obviously, this is not actually me playing. I clicked in these notes on a DAW, which was still pretty much work :/
I use some pretty weird chords, which sounds odd, but I like them. They don't work well if the volume levels are not right, so I had to work on that too :p

The melody and chord progression is not anything special; I've done very similar stuff before :3
I also kept the bassline very basic, which you will notice. If you wonder why this sounds like it could work well as an orchestral track, it's because it's designed to do so.

This is still a work in progress, although I have the structure and most of the piano layed down. I'm thinking about adding strings, and possibly some other things at the end part too. I don't have any good percussion, so I'll most likely avoid that. I don't know how long it will be before I finish this either, as I'm working on a multitude of other projects at the moment too.

Feel free to come with criticism!! ;)
(The loop is not entirely perfect, as there is a slight disturbance in the "rain" D: There might even be some clipping too -_-).

This track was especially inspired by two tracks from two separate Newgrounds musicians. You can check out <a href="http://elitistinen.newgrounds.com/">Elitistinen</a>'s track <a href="http://www.newgrounds.com/audio/listen/578117">here</a>, and <a href="http://lunacyecho.newgrounds.com/">LunacyEcho</a>'s track <a href="http://www.newgrounds.com/audio/listen/573694">here</a>.


This music feels like it is telling a subtle sad tale of someone's or something's unnoticed tragedy. However cruel it is, the person or thing will still persevere on to attain happiness. It is like what an anime character, a mother said about her son, "As long as he's alive, he will still have the chance to obtain happiness."

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LucidShadowDreamer responds:

That's a nice interpretation of the piece :D!
Thank you for the review!

beatifull man,
you know exactly how to bring a feeling in the music.
keep it up!

LucidShadowDreamer responds:

Thanks a million joerdy!
I'm happy you liked it :D

I'll do my best to keep it up XD

It's very pretty and atmospheric and pensive. The reverb really adds a lot to the piece. Reminds me of rain. ^_^ The pensive and intellectual mood is what I really like about this piece. The progression is good, but maybe it could have used a little more dynamic contrast (at the same time, it is a loop though, so I'm willing to excuse that). ;) It loops well as it is, but I think I would've left a couple of beats extra at the end, just to create a more dramatic revelation when you hear the pick-up at :00 again. :) Excellent work, though, LSD! Keep it up! :D

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LucidShadowDreamer responds:

I think I'm getting closer to understanding how much reverb I should use. But maybe not, as I always end up thinking; "let's add a ton!"...

This piece probably would've looked entirely differently had I actually played it on my piano. I was pretty lazy this time though, so I sat by my computer late at night and dotten in some stuff there instead. The version I actually play is much simpler, although this is not even that difficult a piece. I just haven't memorized all the weird variations on the chords, so I use standard versions instead XD

You are totally right about the extra beats. I actually had a more fitting ending (a few more hits and then silence) for the piece at first, but I decided to delete it, as making this into a loop was far too easy :p
(Lazy me... Oh well; it's still a WIP XD)

Thanks for your review!!! :'D!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

i feel like this could go in a final fantasy game

LucidShadowDreamer responds:

You might well be right. Nobuo Uematsu is a big inspiration of mine, and has influenced my style a lot ;)

Lovin it, dude! Can't wait to see where this one goes. Really digging the four successive hits on the left hand thing (you can probably tell I don't really know a lot about composition lol). Only little thing that I think could've been brushed on in this was the hammers on some parts of the piano, which seemed like they were hitting a little too hard. I'm thinking a little notch EQ would do the trick.

Nothing much else to say about this one. It's pretty great, and I will be looking forward to the finished work!

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LucidShadowDreamer responds:

Thanks Joshua! :'D

I think I know what you mean about the left hand, It's pretty often used in orchestral arrangements (or so I've noticed). Don't worry; I know next to nothing about music theory o.O
The piano should definitely be EQ'ed, as I haven't even done that yet :p
(I secretly figured that if I left it like this, people would give me good tips on how to EQ it, muahahahahahahahahhaha >:D).

I hope the finished work won't be disappointing, whenever it is done XD

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Credits & Info


4.07 / 5.00

Jun 4, 2014
8:37 PM EDT
Solo Instrument
File Info
2.3 MB
2 min 31 sec

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