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All sounds except for piano made in fm8


I can barely hear the analog lead . Make sure analog or your main melody is louder than background and beat

I am guessing that you were going for downbeat house . One important thing that is missing for me here is lack of chords . You kept the same beat and background most of the songs so it felt overused .

I couldn't feel the progression ,again because threes no chords . Think of music as of 3 parts build,middle and ending . Each part needs different lead ,background and beat.

Sorry i am just trying to be constructive because i think its better than pretending to like something . I hate sounding like a jerk :(

jawalker213 responds:

Thanks for taking the time to listen and give me feedback as you honestly see it. Since I appreciate honesty, I'll be honest as well! As far as this review, I think you may be overlooking style and form. Those two things are the whole point of a track like this.

In this one, there are three sections. I've taken the second section and expanded on it to create perhaps the "downbeat" idea that you mentioned. Still, throughout the track, I use a variety of chords, though because they are more jazzy chords, perhaps they aren't as apparent at a first glance. This is a stylistic choice. Another is the fact that I didn't make the bass the lowest instrument. I could then express mood while still putting rhythm at the center of this track. Nonetheless, you will observe different harmonies just by the movement of the bass through the different sections.

Melodically speaking, there are various moments when the melody is spread between various instruments. Usually though, it's the piano melody, very simple, no chords. I'm surprised that was an issue! Throughout my tracks I often disagree that there must be one main melody, which is why many of my tracks have repeated sections with polyphony (sometimes with several melodies of equal importance), which to my mind, make for worthwhile repetitions. This is also style.

Finally, as far as structure, I suppose I've fought against a standard progression that may include things like "drops," "intros" "buildups". Instead, I find more interest in exploring style in the form of several sections within a track. For me, that's more important than fitting into a more standardized sound.

Of course we are always learning and growing, and I hope this review of your review was in some way interesting! Perhaps the thing you may be able to take from it is to consider style as something that may be beyond the critique!

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2.27 / 5.00

Jun 12, 2014
1:10 PM EDT
File Info
3.5 MB
3 min 2 sec

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