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A Major Delight - NGUAC 2020

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Two weeks to make a piece of music is stressful, but the end result did surprise me. Here's my submission for the NGUAC 2020 knockout round. To be honest, I began with just randomly placing notes and came up with this wonderful piece. As you can see, the pic icon is a screen of what I made during this venture. All music I created are written in music sheet form. Also, this piece was written in "A Major", see what I did there. Of course, there are some parts that are incomplete as I ran out of time. Well, I hope you enjoy.


Composition: PrintMusic2010

Editing: FL Studios 20

Vst: EastWest Symphonic Orchestra

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I like the easy flow and catchy melodies of this one. The strings at the beginning aren’t really playing on top of the beat, which bothered me a little - I can’t tell if it’s the sample or some sort of mixing effect. The percussive rolls during transitory moments are really nice in this piece. Sometimes the rhythm of the lead is a little hard to follow, like at :39 for example, and the string harmonies could’ve sounded a little more distinct in the mix there. The brass section at 1:25 felt a little bare, and I feel as though the texture could use some shake-up to the instrumental hierarchy, as right now it feels like a procession of short solos. The injection of intensity at 2:18 was quite welcome, though, and helps hit the piece home well. My main complaints are probably with the generally thin texture and lack of structurally variety here. Still, the melodic content and sound design are strong as usual with you, and there’s a good amount of development in the melodic themes to keep things interesting later on. Keep at it, Spcialist! :)

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?)
Composite score

NativeNiles responds:

Hey, thx for the review, Im glad you like it.

wonderful piece

NativeNiles responds:

Thank you.

Credits & Info


4.10 / 5.00

Aug 23, 2020
8:10 PM EDT
File Info
4.3 MB
3 min 8 sec

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