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Solus- From Zanarkand

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Said I'd improve upon it. Reason version vs FL version? I think we know who won.

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Um just making sure i don't get mixed up.

Isn't this song from FFX?

4.30/5.00(+0.012)=4.31

I like your music, is quiet and relaxing

Nice Work

It sounds awesome, however It seemed a little short to me, but the original probably wasn't much longer (I do not have the original)

SolusLunes responds:

Yep, this song's about as long as the original. :D

ah....I still see this as a classic

I really like how u remade it, I honestly find it better then the original,

surprisingly its extremely similar to the original itself, but I can tell u made this from scratch (idk I guess as an artist I have an ear 4 that kind of thing lol)

thats talent...real talk

5/5 and a fav :)

SolusLunes responds:

Glad you liked it! :D

I love To Zanarkand

This song has always been a favorite of mine. It was the first song that I ever taught myself to play on the piano, making it a piece that is very close to my heart. It is so emotionally intense.

That being said, I feel as if your rendition was too similar to the original. The piano line was quoted nearly verbatim, which is why I had to knock down the score to an 8. I feel as if this mix just didn't offer enough originality. :( Here are my thoughts on the arrangement.

-Strings: Added a nice layer to the soundscape. Simple, but effective. Perhaps a tad bit overpowering at times.
-Piano: Not a big fan of the sample. It sounded like a mix between an electric and acoustic piano, along with some bells. While you pulled off some wonderful dynamics at points, I wish there were more subtleties to make it realistic. A real pianist naturally accents the first and third beats slightly and uses gradual crescendos and decrescendos to create good phrasing. This was a bit too mechanical.
-Tempo: If you listen to the original version of this song or arrangement for FFX: Piano Collections, you will find that it is simply teeming with rubato and tempo variations. This is what breaths so much life and emotion into a piano track of this style. The chord at the end is a prime example; I was really expecting a ritardando there. It would have been SO much more satisfying!

You've done an excellent job transcribing the piano line, but I feel as if it lacks any originality. Try to throw in your own style, work on tempo changes (Very easy to manage in FL Studio) and you'll be set. I hope that helps at all.

Keep it up! :D
~Blaze

SolusLunes responds:

Aye, it was very similar, wasn't really trying to remix it at all.

Eh, it's an older piece and I've gotten better. :D

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SolusLunes
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Uploaded
Sep 10, 2007
10:26 PM EDT
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2 min 48 sec

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