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This is a song I made a long time ago when I first got my digital piano. Any ideas, questions, or concerns? Feel free to comment what you think down below, and don't hesitate to be rude, any constructive criticism is more than welcome.

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I really enjoyed this track. Very upbeat. The intro feels a little "naked" but that might be intentional. Great work!

Civicus responds:

Thank you! Yeah, I wanted to make the beginning simple, so show that you can make a great song with such a simple beat or tone.

A charming tune that made me feel good at the end of a very long workday. I'm afraid as a noncomposer I'm not qualified to critique it from a deep technical level; I'll defer to the experts on that count.

For me, this tune evokes a certain plot trope that appears in a lot of romantic films. Things are always terrible, and you think the protagonists will break up, but then one of the two comes up with a crazy romantic plan to make it all work. The director give us a montage while the protagonist puts their plan in motion to save the relationship. This is the song that could play over that montage!

I think I'll go give my wife a big hug now, and tell her that you inspired it. Nice first track!

For the meagre tools you have this is a charming piece of music. I can tell you have already got all the base knowledge you'd need to be good at this (i.e. you already know how to write music). All we need to do now is sort you out with gear that sounds good and get you learning how to do the other half aka mixing and music production. I've followed you so I'll hear things you upload later on and give you feedback when I have time, try and point you towards new things to try etc.

P.S. For some reason Chris's scout didn't work (a glitch most likely) so I scouted you too just in case. :)
This means your music will become visible on the site over all. It's like a little badge of honour to say welcome.

For your first track really not bad. The concept and structure do work very good. In my opinion it could need more dynamic changes - but i know that on keyboards it is not easy to create them. The only real problem that i see here is that you used the sustain pedal too much so in some situations it gets a little bit washy. But i think thats just the missig experience. I was listening to this track because i read your help request in the forum and wanted to better understand what you personally need. If your focus is on piano music (that also was my focus over a very long time until i moved to complex orchestral scores) you cant do much wrong if you start with garageband or pro tools first. If you should think of purchasing good piano vsti (virtual instruments - check out NI - Alicias Keys, 8Dio Steinway 1928 Legacy, EWQL Pianos).

If you mainly want to process real recordings pro tools is maybe the best daw for that task. If you want to compose ad edit via midi (i do that) then i can recommend logic pro x (200 € but IMO one of the most powerful tools out there), steinberg cubase pro 8 (also very powerful but far more expensive - over 500 €) and digital performer. If you have a mac stick with logic. Its industry standard, its top notch and also very user friendly. AND: It is a very cheap solution. Apple sells its software very cheap since their main focus is to sell their hardware. Also logic includes lots of virtual instruments. If you want to know how it sounds right out of the box you can check my older tunes - especially the jazz piano ones like "In a strange kind of rapture" or "Cafe de paris". Almost everything i have composed until the beginning 2013 was created by logic only.

Back to the track: I enjoyed it. In your case it could pay off to invest a little bit in a good daw which works for you as beginner but also makes it possible to grow with it and get really pro. I would not save here. You can show that you have talent. I started to compose 3 years ago and now i am changing from my lawyer job to fulltime game and film composer. If you are enthusiastic you can evolve quite fast. So dont hesitate and go for it - you wont regret it! If you have any further questions just pm me.


P.s.: Scouted you

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Feb 10, 2015
1:52 AM EST
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6.2 MB
3 min 24 sec

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