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A revisit to a thought.
Acoustic Nylon guitar song.

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not bad

Like I said in your thread, I like this piece a lot compositionally. It is very simple and minimalistic in it's mostly constant rhythm, but it is also filled with a lot of nice textures, especially in the middle section. I'm often drawn to music that has a dark and brooding feeling to it, and I also like me some good dissonance. That's what gives it that nice texture.

On to some minor issues with it. Pick clicking on Nylon strings is really audible and becomes kind of grating on the ears after a while, and it's pretty persistent through the whole song. It also sounds like there is some delay or something in some parts of the song that just may not be necessary. And because the tempo is somewhat free throughout the piece it sounded like it was muddying some parts up. I'd be willing to bet the parts where it's creating the echo and harmony towards the end could simply be played that way instead of using the delay to create it as an effect.

Now on to a proposal for you: If you could tab this piece out, or, even better, notate it, I'd like to learn it and re-record it for you (and for myself because I enjoy the piece). With a little bit of tweaking and some figuring out how to play the delays, I think it would sound really awesome. So if that's something you'd be interested in shoot me a PM and we'll make it happen!

MikeeUSA responds:

Thank you very much for your review, I very much appreciate it.
Here's an initial stab at notating the fret positions for the first part.
1st part starts like this:
Useing string 1(high E) and 2, 1 as drone string, 2 as fretted:
(string: frets)
1: Drones for all the notes on string 2
2: 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 4 4 4 4 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 (or so)(So: 5,4,1,0)
Next part going down:
4:0 2 3 5 (then goes back abit up the string towards open)

Variation is to go up with fret 2 and 3 on 1st string rather than down.

There might be some error in this attempt at tabbing.

The long pauses make for interesting punctuation. The quieter bits of the song are played very well, and I think you have a good melody going here. The heavier bits are very dirty, however, and that's where I would practice.

Also, are you a fan of the old Diablo games, cause this sounds very Tristrammy.

MikeeUSA responds:

Yes, I love Diablo 1
Diablo 1 was my first "real" computer game I got.
Wonderful. I loved the atmosphere in it.

In the game/stand-alone-mod I make things for there is a random-connected duengon map I made
called Darkhold. It's supposed to have a feel of the cathedral levels
of Diablo 1 but in full 3d ofcourse :)

It has an overworld section, then the randomly-connected cathedral area
and below that is a randomly connected jail/caverns area. I recorded some bass songs for that level.

One can start with medeval weapons if one wishes.

Mod/Game: www.moddb.com/games/chaosesqueanthology

Here are some screenshots of that stage:

Here are more screenshots of various things in the mod/game:

I really love Diablo 1 and its music. The score is nice just to listen to
when making a map, runs ideas thought your head as you're building the
architechture that you wouldn't have otherwise.

Thankyou for reviewing this song, I'm glad you feel Diablo in it, thats
what I was going for :D

Credits & Info


1.14 / 5.00

Feb 11, 2015
5:26 PM EST
File Info
14.5 MB
6 min 20 sec

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