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Rabbival507

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About Rabbival507

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    Seasoned Composer
  • Birthday 02/11/2000

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    https://eitanmedina.wixsite.com/eitanmedina also https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCj_Y7tPS8y5QbMOvegVe__A?view_as=subscriber

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  • Biography
    I know how to play piano but don't really consider myself a piano player. I'm 18 and have been composing music for over three years. I'm not an english speaker so please don't expect the best english skills. Hm... I'd like to contact with any other young composer around here, see if we can work together. Also, I have a great lack of feedback since I'm not in a composition class and has no composition teacher. Would like to get every feedback you have, even if it's bad (as long as I can learn something from it).
  • Gender
    Male
  • Location
    Israel
  • Occupation
    School? that's alot of work and zero money XD
  • Interests
    Drawing, Writing and... you'll never guess... music
  • Favorite Composers
    John Powell (mostly HTTYD, that made me start composing music), Howard Shore (LOTR), Austin Wintory (mostly Journey), Gustav Holst (mostly Planets), Igor Stravinsky (mostly Rite and Firebird), Gustav Mahler (his symphonys), most of FF composers. Also, I like most of the Celtic folk music. There are many other things I'm listening to, these are just the first composers that popped in my mind.
  • My Compositional Styles
    I'm... not sure
  • Notation Software/Sequencers
    I use Cubase 9 and Sibelius 7.5
  • Instruments Played
    Piano

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  1. Rabbival507

    Distance Makes the Heart Grow Fonder

    @HowieFletcher Ok I'll give it another listen now. Yes, Luis is right. You repeat yourself way too much. Changing the background won't answer the need for the change in the melody. Even a little change, not too much. He thinks about the same woman, but remember her in different memories. So Keep the general idea and play around with it, but do NOT repeat the (or almost the) exact same sentence over and over again. I mean, in certain kinds of music that's exactly what you have to do, but "emotional" music requires some development. I don't say that you have to get to an emotional climax, not at all. Think about it though, he remembers the same woman from different times (I think?)
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    A Letter - Four Hands

    A short four hands piano piece, nothing new or better really. Just thought you might want to give it a listen and criticize it. Maybe I'll develop it further next time I come back home. Reasons as to why I composed this: 1. I was at a festival two days ago, where one of my best pieces was performed (I'll upload the performance as soon as I get a high quality version of it). In this festival I heard a beautiful piano piece made by another young composer and remembered that I haven't composed a solo piano piece in a long time. 1.5 At the same festival I met a four year academy music student who recommended composing something for one instrument. 2. I have a very small collection of four hands pieces (around five or six I think), and they're all at least year and a half old. 3. Someone told me that since I'm not home much I should write something short and simple. 4. I wanted to write a piece about a letter received from someone the character haven't spoken to in a long time.
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    Distance Makes the Heart Grow Fonder

    @HowieFletcher Can you please upload the score? You might consider that a musical disability for a composer, but I can't deeply review someone's piece just by listening to it. Reading the notes would help me understand what you did there. I believe that most of the reviewers here could say the same thing.
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    My Composition Feedback

    There's the forum's wiki. Yes, I believe that one can learn and succeed in music school without a theoretical background. Or any background actually. I mean, it depends on your ability to use a newly gained knowledge, and your will to sit down and compose. I can tell you that I am not going to go to music school because that's my free field, where I like to do whatever I want whenever I want. Going to music school also means doing music tasks and homeworks. Of course, one could force himself to compose. It's mostly math after all. But then it's not that fun to do, and then what do you do when you want to create and express yourself on your free time. Composing becomes just another school subject. You need to force it on yourself. Now I'll listen to your piece. No wait before I do that- you should always upload a score if possible. You posted it under "Orchestral Pieces" so I assume it has a score. Reading a score while listening makes it much easier to understand the piece, Especially for people like me who don't have absolute hearing. Or whatever you call it in English. I mean, I could just say "wow that sounds nice" but that won't be very helpful. Cool opening. (Won't use it as an Overworld Theme though because then the player will have half a heart attack every time they go into the main land) It's good that you have this quiet part, that fits better in an overworld theme. But maybe you had a different type of game in mind than what I have in mind? 1:48 is wonderful to give the player's ears some rest. Overall it sounds great, but I think that in some parts it's too exciting for an overworld theme. You could use it for the opening screen though. Any thoughts?
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    Advice needed: Difficulty of String Parts

    it won't be lost under the winds if the winds would play very quietly. Like, say, in the beginning of Venus The Bringer of Peace. I'm in contact with many string players, and basically from what they told me, when I need to think about the second violins I think of it that way- The fact they don't have the lead doesn't mean they can't handle their business. Yes, sometimes people are in the second violin section because they can't handle carrying the main voice. Therefore, you might not want to ask them to play things that are more difficult than the second violins. But most of the time, as long as you know that all of the players are well trained, it shouldn't bother you. Look at your thought about splitting them into two sections. Does the fact some of them play a single pizz note once in a while make them worse players? Not at all. Actually now I think that I got you wrong. Do you want to have an easier way to play it? Say give them one way to play it as intended and other one for those who can't? Well, that sounds like a great idea. I actually wrote this in one of my pieces: Also take that back: Viola players aren't worse than violin players. Actually the best string player I know is a violist.
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    Cinematic Cue (Star Wars)

    @JordanRoberts I believe that you made it sounds more dramatic than it should sound. But I never watched the movie, so I have no idea how important this moment is. Also it sounded like parts of Lord of the Rings to me.
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    Artificial Intelligence

    @OliverKovacs You simply posted a video under the title "artificial intelligence" so I assume that you wanted to show us what the AI you built is capable of. Still isn't 100% convincing in my opinion but well done, you did a very good job coding all these rules.
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    Artificial Intelligence

    @OliverKovacs I've been thinking about making an AI that makes music by itself for a while. After all music is basically a code that is... not very complicated compared to things like the human mind and... idk the way the universe works? Glad to see someone had enough patience to actually code all these rules into one thing. Thats... what you meant right? Because there's no description.
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    Story Scoring Link

    I know that it's a stupid story and the quality of the piece is terrible (remember that it was from three years ago). Also the piece is kind of just... high sea style. All the... darker themes don't appear there. but you asked for a story, so here you go: Serving at the ship of the handless is not an honor. It's much more than that. The handless and his ship horrify both the coast's citizens and the other pirates all around the Arborian Sea. Each and every one of the local sailors takes at least a sword with him. Many also have bow an' arrows, some of the bigger ships have canons too. But it doesn't help them. For the handless man has something that none of the other local sailors have- his ship. Despite her size and the wood she's made of, the ancient magic that she absorbed during the Shock Wave sustained her to this day, and armed her with a weapon so powerful that no ship can survive. The wooden dragon head on the front of the ship can breathe fire, a hellish flamethrower. And yet, the handless doesn't seem to use his power too often. He's know around the area as a cruel, evil and merciless old man, yet I've never seen him do anything that justifies the rumors. Of course, he fights other local pirates when we run out of food, but others would invade the local villages and take down other ships just for the fun of that, or for the money. I, myself, don't get to see him much. And when I do, he looks sad, with his eyes focused in the distance. "We got to move on", he told me once when I asked him about it, not taking his eyes off the horizon. "Move on from where?", I asked, "and to where?" But he was silent, looked at me for a moment and came back into the captain's cabin. The handless took me at the day I got the message that my father, who went to the war in the north, got killed. Alone in the world, I went to the distant stone shores, where no ship docks. They never go there because of the heavy fog and the fear that one of the hard stones might hit the bottom of their ship. That's why when I heard a ship docking I didn't even lift my eyes, for it was impossible. But when a heavy scarred hand reached out to me and touched my forehead I knew I wasn't hallucinating. At first I didn't see his second hand, so I took it as we went to the ship. Only then he stood in front of me, and at once I saw his missing hand and the strange light that came from the ship. "Are you...?", I asked, taking a step backwards. "Yes", he said simply, in his deep voice, "I am the terrible handless man, and this is my ship." As he said that they strange light grew stronger. "As for recent events", he said slowly, "you are welcome to join my crew". I was silent. As he turned his back on me I changed my mind. "Wait!", I called out to him, "I'll join you." He faced me again, a bit happier this time. He gently took me by my shoulder as we got to the ship's deck. Suddenly I wasn't sure whether I made the right choice or not. "Why do you want to make me a part of the crew?", I asked. "We need a deck boy", he said. That was the time I saw his distant look for the first time. The ship began to move with no sail or oars. "We?", I asked, "Aren't you the only one on the ship?" "No", he said silently. Since that day I haven't seen a single other being on the ship, and I wondered if the handless has lost other things in the past, other than his hand.
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    Story Scoring Link

    I will translate a short story I wrote for you, but it might take me a while and the English might not be perfect. Also I composed music for it back when I wrote it (around three years ago), so we'd be able to compare. Will be back here with the story once done translating.
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    Composition for piano Op.15 No.1.4

    @E.Frantz I'll be honest with you- it sounds like a bunch of random themes to me. Each theme stands by itself well, but there's no... big picture. Try and separate them into groups or something. Take each one and give him his own... say one minute piece.
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    Perendinare

    @Luis Hernández I had fun listening to you piece. never thought of doing these, they sound great. Good choice of harmony too. I'm sorry but I have nothing more to say, if you have any specific questions I'll gladly answer them.
  13. That's the note you should take, not the Witcher one.
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    My EXPERIMENTAL string quartet. What do you think?

    I'll be honest with you. The only thought the piece gave me was "why the hell is the ending all octaves". I mean, octaves could, of course, add some effect (actually we had a talk about it a few weeks ago), but it's empty harmonically, where at the end of the piece I'd want... even a bit of a reach sound. Of course, you could end it with just one instrument (which, as I saw you know, can also play two notes at once), but you used ALL of them and only have one voice going there. I mean come on who doesn't know this: That's like one of the most beautiful passages this man has ever written. Please, add some harmony there. Unless, of course, you had a reason for that.
  15. I see that now you're with Geralt of Rivia. Happy to see that there's a folk tune I can listen to, that's one of my favorite music styles. Let's give it a listen. Sounds more like a folkish soundtrack, but it makes sense since you wrote "influenced". The drums are too loud for me, but that depends on the effect you'd like to create. I really liked the solo singer section. That was maybe the most folk-like thing here. Mainly it felt like you used far too many instruments than what you should have used. I'll give it another listen. Oh now I get it. Did you think about making something like The Witcher's soundtrack? Making something like that would be incredible, though it would require going to Europe to learn from original sources, then producing the music with actual recordings of all these cool folk instruments. If that's what you intended to do- no, it doesn't sound like The Witcher to me. But that's okay of course, achieving that is almost beyond what one can do. So in general... it could fit in a fantasy short scene. The track's main problem, other than what I already pointed out, is that it's EXTREMELY short. I mean you have so many instruments there that you could use, so many parameters to change, so many things you could do. Try and expand it. Game-wise thinking... try and make it something that one can listen to for a long time. Ok now that I read my review again, I might have been too harsh on you. Please excuse me, I had one of the most difficult weeks of my life (had to guard a base for over 40 hours, standing alone in a tower with nothing but a gun, a helmet and a bottle of water).
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