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Alexiaden93
post Jul 16 2010, 05:45 PM
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Hey guys,

I have been studying music theory for a while now, and have also explored several ways of using modulation for a certain effect in song context. I decided to put my acquired knowledge to the test, and what started out as me showing Sollesnes a 2-bar chord progression I liked, now turned into what could be some kind of symphonic piece. I started writing this today, so it's still practically new-born... smile.gif

I hope you like it, but if you don't, tell me why smile.gif

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My song is now 2 days old, and I feel I have developed the idea quite a lot. I hope you like it, and please share any opinion, negative or positive smile.gif

I also uploaded MIDI for those who don't have GuitarPro.

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post Jul 16 2010, 07:55 PM
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I like it, it's really cool! Looking forward to see how it turns out smile.gif
Not a bad days work! I wish my days were as productive tongue.gif

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post Jul 17 2010, 11:28 AM
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QUOTE (Sollesnes @ Jul 16 2010, 07:55 PM) *
I like it, it's really cool! Looking forward to see how it turns out smile.gif
Not a bad days work! I wish my days were as productive tongue.gif

Thanks a lot Øystein smile.gif As productive? I can only dream of becoming as skilled a musician as you when I'm your age. smile.gif


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post Jul 17 2010, 06:31 PM
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This sounds very good, but keep working on it, improving it and so on...


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post Jul 17 2010, 08:21 PM
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QUOTE (Vasilije Vukmirovic @ Jul 17 2010, 06:31 PM) *
This sounds very good, but keep working on it, improving it and so on...

Thanks VV biggrin.gif I will keep working on it when I had the time, any suggestions on what I can improve apart from expanding it?


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post Jul 17 2010, 08:30 PM
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This is amazing! Great composition, unique ideas... awesome! biggrin.gif
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post Jul 17 2010, 08:37 PM
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QUOTE (Kristian Hyvarinen @ Jul 17 2010, 08:30 PM) *
This is amazing! Great composition, unique ideas... awesome! biggrin.gif

Thanks for taking the time, Kristian biggrin.gif Glad you liked it biggrin.gif


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post Jul 17 2010, 08:41 PM
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QUOTE (Alexiaden93 @ Jul 16 2010, 05:45 PM) *
Hey guys,

I have been studying music theory for a while now, and have also explored several ways of using modulation for a certain effect in song context. I decided to put my acquired knowledge to the test, and what started out as me showing Sollesnes a 2-bar chord progression I liked, now turned into what could be some kind of symphonic piece. I started writing this today, so it's still practically new-born... smile.gif

I hope you like it, but if you don't, tell me why smile.gif

Alexander


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Measures 25-31 are empty because I haven't written anything else, although 32-33 are an idea I might implement later... smile.gif

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post Jul 17 2010, 08:48 PM
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QUOTE (jstcrsn @ Jul 17 2010, 08:41 PM) *
can't open it
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I'll upload a second version then, check in 2 minutes. smile.gif


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post Jul 17 2010, 10:51 PM
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QUOTE (jstcrsn @ Jul 17 2010, 08:41 PM) *
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You need GuitarPro5, by the way... smile.gif


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post Jul 18 2010, 05:37 AM
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Progress! Check main post biggrin.gif


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post Jul 18 2010, 06:25 AM
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Alex, this is very nice. I enjoyed it.. Especially the main theme .. It's got a dark feel goin... Excellent. .. Sounded like a movie soundtrack.. smile.gif


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QUOTE (zen @ Jul 18 2010, 06:25 AM) *
Alex, this is very nice. I enjoyed it.. Especially the main theme .. It's got a dark feel goin... Excellent. .. Sounded like a movie soundtrack.. smile.gif

Thanks Zen biggrin.gif It's rapidly developing into something biggrin.gif I've updated the thread main post smile.gif


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Now... where is the neoclassical guitar shred in this?????? laugh.gif

very nice ocmposition Alex! Me like it wink.gif


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post Jul 18 2010, 05:35 PM
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QUOTE (kaznie_NL @ Jul 18 2010, 04:49 PM) *
Now... where is the neoclassical guitar shred in this?????? laugh.gif

very nice ocmposition Alex! Me like it wink.gif

Thanks Kaz, glad you like it smile.gif No guitar in this song wink.gif


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post Jul 22 2010, 03:27 AM
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Sounds awesome, I like it, nicely done smile.gif


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post Jul 22 2010, 03:58 AM
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QUOTE (Azzaboi @ Jul 22 2010, 03:27 AM) *
Sounds awesome, I like it, nicely done smile.gif

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Great stuff! Keep it up! I just started doing some film scoring myself recently. Actually I'm doing my first one for a indie film shot in Brazil. So fun it should be illegal!

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post Jul 24 2010, 11:30 PM
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QUOTE (Todd Simpson @ Jul 24 2010, 11:21 PM) *
Great stuff! Keep it up! I just started doing some film scoring myself recently. Actually I'm doing my first one for a indie film shot in Brazil. So fun it should be illegal!

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Wow ! Good luck with that smile.gif I just received NI Komplete 6 and am working on rendering the songs with beautiful sounds. smile.gif


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Great stuff man. Enjoyed listening to it, good use of the midi instruments. Did you use guitar pro to write it or something else? I look forward to hearing it when it's run through your NI goodies.
I think you could broaden it a bit and make use of the woodwinds and percussion section. Also, as you've started, try dividing up the harmonies amongst the different sections. You have the primo and secondo violins and the contrabass, but you've also got a general string ensemble and pizzicato section. I'd break up the string ensemble harmonies and assign individual instruments. I understand why though - through midi it sounds better using the ensemble banks, but it will make for a better score and better sound when you run through your sample libraries/plug-ins.
Same with the brass section - divide up or assign to one or more instruments. I favour a combination of the horns and trombones for the sort of sound you were going for in this piece.
If I were to add anything, it would be some small amounts of percussion to create a bit more momentum. Not necessarily throughout though. Say, for example, a bit of triangle, maybe chimes here and there.. up to you.
Also, I'd introduce a bit of the woodwind section, especially when you repeat your theme later. Perhaps some oboe to bring out the secondo violin harmonies. Anyway, just some basic ideas.

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