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TAA--Piano Improv 1

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I played a soft, sad song on the piano, recorded it, and digitally fixed it up.

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oh so very .emotionally compelling

Very beautiful piano work, especially for improv.

I don't know why you would post an improv and I can't give much for effort considering that its not only improved but its very slow and minimal. Still you pulled it together allright and improv or not it sounds really good.

Like I said minimal. Also a little repetitive I might add, but thats not to imply it's a bad piece. A little more instrumentation would have definitely made this much better.

If you're trying to show off your piano playing ability you've done a bad job. Don't get me wrong, but it isn't the most complex song I've heard. However, if you were trying to created a melancholy, dramatic song for a flash, you definitely succeeded in my opinion. Since this is newgrounds, I'm going to assume the latter is true.

The ending cuts off a little too soon. The last review said it was a bad note to end on, I disagree. It was a good way to end it, but the sound doesn't resonate for very long, and thats the only problem I see with it.

I got a shitty setup right now. My comp is plugged into an old ass, cheap ass fender Champ 15 guitar amp, so I'm going to give you a 10 for clarity and just let that be.

Taking originality, effort and diversity into consideration, the song looks bad and my review was a little harsh in some parts, but I very much liked the way the song was able to express the exact emotions I think you were going for. Overall 9/10 and a 5 bomb from me because of that. Keep up the good work.

TheAmateurAnimator responds:

I'm not a good piano player. I just started in the late summer of 2006. I really don't like writing sheet music at all, so this song basically had to be either improv or just a recording of me playing one of the minute-long songs in my lesson book. I could probably make a song just as complex of this in a sequencing program without a piano, but playing this live had some good points--one, versitality in the note velocity; and two, the pedal.

The more I listened to this song as I was editing out the background noise, the more I felt that it was too long and repetitive. By that time, it was a little too late to shorten things up--what's done was done.

You should have heard the quality of this before I fixed it up. It was dreadful, really. Luckily, some EQing and reeverb fixed it right up.

I wouldn't be surprised if this was the longest and most technical review I've ever gotten (and the longest response I've ever gotten). Thanks!

Classic example of Sorrows

Wow, the initial impression i got from this is obviously sorrow, very nice job. You've created this piece that instantly sticks out at you almost commanding me to be sad. Very nice, a bit repetitive with the apagiating theme in minor though. Lack of voices to fill some gaps in the sound, but I understand that that is exactly the effect that you probably wanted. The only major thing that bugs me about this piece is the ending with that low cord. It makes it kind of apperant that you had a hard time ending this beautiful piece.

TheAmateurAnimator responds:

Yes, I had a difficult time thinking of a way to end this piece in any way other than with a low A. Thanks for the review!

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Apr 29, 2007
4:35 PM EDT
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3.1 MB
3 min 21 sec

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