For some reason I feel like it's a jazzy kingdom hearts. Maybe it's because of the minor base chord progression. Anyway, this is sick :p
You've got a good ear! This isn't meant to resemble Kingdom Hearts, but the chords I used are pretty much the same as the ones used in "Dearly Beloved" (even in the same key!)
Thanks for the review ;)
Ooooo...so jazzy! :D This piece really displays your excellent sense of rhythm. I love the variety - sometimes it's emotional and light, at other times it's dark, energetic and heavy. I'm usually a fan of using clashing chords to channel emotion, but I think you almost went a little too far this time. Improvised jazz can seem random if not carefully structured. That said, there was a good sense of direction throughout the piece. I thought it was all pretty smooth-flowing, and I especially love the transition into 4:45. Very groovy around that part. It then quickly evolves into a lighter, emotional piece around 5:10, though - I love all the ups and downs! I also really liked the part at 6:50. There's no doubt that you're incredibly skilled at playing the piano. I would suggest that you try this improv again with some of the same themes/ideas, now that you've had an initial chance to flesh them out. I understand that you used only a few chords throughout, and it's all in the same key, but to the casual listener it comes off as a little arbitrary at times. Oh, and I know the recording got cut off while you were playing, but please at least reverb your way out next time (yes, I just used "reverb" as a verb). Electronic manipulation would do you some good at the end of this piece in order to properly wrap it up. Sorry I'm being so critical. Overall, I was very impressed, of course. Keep up the great work! I love your piano improvs, LSD! :D
Hahha, jazzy indeed. I don't know.. My sense of rhythm is actually not that good, considering I'm a musician. It is improving though!
Variety is a pretty common thing in my compositions and improvisations. That said, I personally think this is a quite repetitive improv. The only thing that really changes some is the melody, and it's in the same key all the time :)
"Improvised jazz can seem random if not carefully structured"
=> Oh, I assure you, this is very random and not carefully structured XD
4:45 was really a total accident, and I lost grasp of the jazziness for a while. Mistakes though, don't have to be bad! I always find that the most interesting of results and sounds show up because of them ;)
Ups and downs ey? I pretty much unconsciously play around the whole piano, using softer and harsher tones without even thinking about it. I guess it's just the flow, when you're living through the music (or something else that is as cheesy).
You know, I probably will try working with the same theme again sometime in the future!
Yeah. There's nothing initially wrong with playing everything using the same chords and the same key. As long as it sounds good and keeps the listener listening, everything is fine :)
That ending was quite rushed indeed...
Wait... Critical? I must have missed something XD
Thanks for another long review! I owe you a good one in one of your future songs ;)
Great little improv, do you mind if I sample it?
Thanks, and no I don't mind; I'd be happy if you did! :D
As a standalone piece, this is great! But as has been covered through some of the other reviews, the rhythm doesn't breathe a good jazz kind of feeling. Your right hand certainly knows what it's doing, haha, but the left is playing on the first beat of the measure almost exclusively. I'd try practicing getting a good pulse on the offbeats with your left, maybe a 1-(rest)-(and)-3-4 kind of rhythm, and work the right hand into the emotion of the left.
Thanks for the tips! I'll make sure to take them to heart ;)
Once I get time...
(Oh, and my right hand sure doesn't know what it's doing; it's just pretending! That's a secret though, so shh!!!)
Great Improv! I heard lots of beautiful melodies in this while listening :)
Thanks for yet another uplifting review, and for listening in the first place!
Please contact me if you would like to use this in a project. We can discuss the details.