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My previous songs were mellow and nostalgic (well, to me), but I can do way more then that!
My Newgrounds' bingo submission.
Attempting Row 5
The song is predominantly in 5/4 (3/4+2/4 if you're picky) with a 2/4 brigde at 1:00 and 6/4 at 1:04 the part B
What I hope is a caesura happens at 1:27 (it's a pause of breath I swear!)
The flute sings the main melody through out most of it (and it sounds a little out of tune, but it's just the instrument the notes are in right place)
The timpani is there, starting at 0:30 and also at the very end (I hope you can hear it).
The song is in G minor going to Bb minor at 0:30 and returnig to G minor at 1:04.
I also use a lot of melodic minor (because I'm in love with it) and there is also a ride cymbal...
It was fun, but I had to rush a lot to finish it before he year ends. I promise to post more upbeat music in the future and I hope this piece qualifies me as an approved artist in here (and also gets in the bingo's top three!).

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Cute piece. I like the VGM vibe and thematic elements. I think the balance is a bit off, though. The bass is really loud, and the piano seems really quiet. The timpani seemed a bit out-of-character for the piece, and I thought you could’ve done a lot more with the drums. What this piece is really missing, though, is structural variety. You clearly have a good sense of harmony, but the texture is uniformly loud and dense for the entire piece. I wanted to see you give the piece a little more shape - a bridge, a breakdown, a climactic solo, etc. Something to hit the piece home. I was also a little thrown off by the sudden pause at 1:27 in an otherwise very smooth-flowing piece. Almost sounds like you meant for it to loop, in fact. Overall, the compositional elements of the piece are pretty strong. Both the melodic and rhythmic elements of the piece were enjoyable. I’d suggest experimenting with dynamics and automation more. I think that’s a good next step for you. Otherwise, keep at it, Tebyricat!

Mixing, mastering, and balance
Structure, transitions, phrasing, and variety
Melody, tonality, harmony, and texture
Instrumentation and sound design
Emotion, atmosphere, and catchiness
Originality and uniqueness
Overall (how do the elements above interact?)
Satisfies bingo requirement?
Composite score

haha omg nes rpg days haha

this is a cute little song - I dunno if I like the bitcrushed hits for the percussion though, I find its a bit harsh for a melody like this. I'm liking the 4 channels vibe you got going on with this - feels very keygen-ish.

It's cute, but a bit basic for the competition methinks.. still it's cute for a loop -like song.

3 out of 5!

-shawn (Chronamut)-

Tebyricat responds:

Knowing that you prefer mastering over composition, I kind of agree with your review.
I know little to nothing about mastering nor mixing, and no matter how good I compose I song that will always be a factor as well.
I will focus more on this from now on.

Pretty cool use of rhythmic devices. The 5/4 sounds refreshing but also natural and not "forced". The harmony and flute melody took me back to old-school Zelda titles. I liked it!

Nice use of compas changes!, and pretty cool melodies and bass lines, also very good transitions, good job friend and good luck in the bingo contest!

Credits & Info


3.41 / 5.00

Dec 29, 2018
9:29 PM EST
Video Game
File Info
1.9 MB
2 min 3 sec

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