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(SA) Pirate Adventures (SA) Pirate Adventures

Rated 3 / 5 stars


Well, I salute you for making music. I have a few qualms with this piece though. I thought the chord progressions were perhaps a bit banal, as everyone has pretty much heard the same progressions before. As for the background, It could be a bit more rhythmically interesting than [1 . . and . . 4 .]. I will give you kudos, however, on the melody line--it sounded tonally interesting against the background chords. Next time, perhaps adjust output volume for whatever sequencing program you were using, if possible, because towards the middle there was some aural friction going on. Keep on keeping on, and don't ever get discouraged with making music... : ]

Forest World Forest World

Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

Interesting Song

I suggest you disregard anyone's review of this song. Not many these days have the attention span necessary to listen to music without a driving baseline, or any non-dance music, or at least music longer than two minutes.

That having been said, just because some peeps on Newgrounds MIGHT think your music is mediocre is never an excuse to give up something you clearly have the aptitude and passion for.

Now, on to the music! The interesting percussion drives through the piece giving an earthy and suspenseful feel to the piece, all the while driving forward. This piece also sounds very tonally interesting in terms of orchestration and chord progressions. I enjoyed the long tones as well--they contributed to the overall flavor and suspense to the piece, and the mixed voices blended well for a unique tessitura. This piece is a tribute to the forest? Perfect! This piece musically states exactly that. You have the ability (pardon the mixed synesthesia) to paint vibrant scenes in music--a rare talent. Keep up the good work!

Aaroca responds:

Thank-you so much! It's nice to know someone actually appreciates this.
And I completely understand what you mean. So many people lack patience nowadays... It's kinda upsetting.
I'm definitely going to create more now!

Thanks again!

Drunken Sailor-trumpet Drunken Sailor-trumpet

Rated 4 / 5 stars


I can not tell you how glad I am that the interest in wind instruments is not yet dead in the world! Good for you! Not only am I glad of your playing the trumpet, I am glad that you played this piece by ear!!! The skill of playing/transcribing music by ear is becming increasingly rare these days!!!

My complements: from going in between your 1+2-valve A (concert G) and your 1+3-valve D (concert C), great intonation. The third valve of the trumpet is known to be a little off (hence the slide thingee), but your intonation of that open fifth was spot on. I issue a challenge to you--you should find this piece as a solo with accompaniment (or as an ensemble) and play it in a solo competition.

Advice from a fellow brass player: keep on keeping on, hombre. There may be times when the trumpet can seem exasperating or frustrating, but stick to it. I encourage you challenge yourself: I especially encourage (this may sound strange), not to just go through the mechanical fingerings and motions and to play the trumpet, but to add feeling, have fun, and play WITH the trumpet. As you have shown with this recording, you are at the point where you are playing with the instrument--playing for fun. BRAVO!!! Keep at it! I hope to see more good things like this to come!

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NerosBurningflame responds:

Awesome! Thanks for the kind review, I really appreciate it! Although I do have to say that I did have some sheet music for this one, but sometimes I will purposely play different notes than are written to give it a little different flavor. And yes I will keep playing. Once again, thanks!