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Piano Piece in D Piano Piece in D

Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

Short, but sweet

Very good, I dig the progression and the melody. Your rhythm was perfect. Only complaint is that it's short. Otherwise, I like it a lot :)



Dylan! Dylan!

Rated 4 / 5 stars

LOL

You get an 8 for lulz.



[dj-J] Play it loud [dj-J] Play it loud

Rated 4 / 5 stars

Too Much Bass

Lay off the bass a little- it doesn't need to be the most prevalent sound in the song. Sounds alright otherwise.


jkrox4eva responds:

thanks :D ill change that soon.


[EpicM] Assault [Hardcore] [EpicM] Assault [Hardcore]

Rated 2.5 / 5 stars

Sounds Like Hardcore To Me

However, 25 seconds is not a song. And at the end of the clip it sounds like the mixing got fucked, but I don't know what that is.

If you developed this a little more I think it'd sound pretty good. But it needs to start with a little less energy.



A State of Mind A State of Mind

Rated 3.5 / 5 stars

Get Rid of That Kick

It's pretty good, but that kick just annoys the hell outta me. It's WAY too loud. And I think the snare is a bit too thin. In general, the whole thin/soft atmosphere is completely disturbed by that kick. If you change anything, change that.


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Hellstick responds:

Aight then, I guess it is a little loud:P Its hard to tell when im using my mac though, since it has no bass what so ever-.-
But I will take the "kick thingie" into concideration next time:)


Without a Ticket Without a Ticket

Rated 5 / 5 stars

Thats what Im talkin about

That was NICE! That was really moving along and I felt the groove.

The trumpet solo was tight, but at the start it felt as if he wasn't quite attuned to the fast tempo. He picked it up though and brought it back to life.

The sax solo was also tight.

I liked your keys, really nice comping in the background too. When your solo started it reminded me a bit of Red Clay :)

Drums really carried- all around great job.

Hell yeah! Submit more, please?


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Oleo-in funk Oleo-in funk

Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

Kick ass!

Really nice! Had a kind of Weather Report-esque feel as stated earlier, and I like that. The arranging is pretty intelligent, which is nice.

Also, you solo was damn solid and really happening, but just seemed a little too... white. It was nice and relaxed, but I felt like you needed to break out a little more. Don't be afraid to add a few scale runs here and there, and don't be afraid to linger a half-step away from the target tones. Also, some more triplet feel wouldn't hurt.

Just some thoughts. A damn good job man!


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sorohanro responds:

thanx for the nice review
if i think, this sound as white as it can get :))
i'm not satisfied with the solo at all
the story of this thing is like this: with the jazz band i play in we use to play a lot of standards (including Oleo) and i got borred of that "classic" way to play it, so, one day i told them "let's make it in funk" and they could not really imagine what i wanted ... so i had to make FAST an example.
i think i will remake this the way should be done (when i'll have time)

thanx again for checking my stuff


Neon Through Drizzle Neon Through Drizzle

Rated 3.5 / 5 stars

OK, but needs a few things

This was alright, but it sounded too stiff to be a blues. The piano wasn't swinging at all, and seemed to be dropping in at awkward times along the beat. Also, the sax riff could have been a little more complex.

Though it's been said plenty already, the balance needs to be fixed somewhat.


Slart responds:

Aw man, I already changed the genre to "Blues" from "Jazz" because of a previous comment...

Sorry about the balance thing, but I *do* have a fetish for extremely separated instruments. Which is not to say it couldn't benefit from some tweaking...

Thanks for the feedback!


The AfroBlues The AfroBlues

Rated 4 / 5 stars

Classic

Sounded great! The drum fills helped keep some rhythmic variety, and the guitar and piano grooved well. The only criticism I have is towards the bassline- the instrument sounded too electric and the bassline needed more rhythmic and some more play on the target notes. Otherwise, a damn good job.



Bittersweet Dusk Bittersweet Dusk

Rated 3 / 5 stars

A little hollow

Not trying to sound like an elitist here, but you sound very new to this. This isn't a bad thing, but the chords weren't exactly blues chords. Try sticking to a 1-4-5 dominant 7th progression, and you'll find that the minor pentatonic and blues scale will fit better into those.

Also, the lack of some kind of percussion and bass realllllyy left something to be desired, and gave it a hollow sound. You need the rhythm section to add color and varied timber to the music.

Also be sure to learn all your mixolydian scales (major scale with a flat 7th), listen to some jazz and transcribe some shit.

Other than that, for a beginner, it's coming along well. You've got soul, and a good ear for the music (you used repetition on some nice licks, which most new players fail to do).

Do you listen to jazz? A lot of jazz players do some DAMN good blues.


Adam-Beilgard responds:

Your candor is appreciated, thank you.

I will make a concession: I'm not a guitarist (don't have a big bag of licks or chops for days). However, I'm quite aware of what I'm doing. BowBow got it exactly right when he called it experimental blues. This was not meant to sound like Freddy Hubbard, if I wanted it to, it would have. This was something I have played with and I wanted to put down with the voices I chose. I don't think it has to have more voices or a prescribed chord pattern - remember: before there was music theory, there was just music.

Thanks for the review!