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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

    Ruining the Grass

    Yes, I agree. I don't remember who said that, but one of my favorite quotes is: “The meeting of two personalities is like the contact of two chemical substances- if there is any reaction, both are transformed”
  2. Rabbival507

    Ruining the Grass

    @pateceramics My opinion about the 2/4 and 4/4- it depends on the place where you want the... I don'y know the English word. Let me think how I explain the way I see it. Two times 2/4 is this: .... While 4/4 is this: .... It's not that big of a difference. Now I'll listen to your piece. Wait no before I listen- I like the concept of the piece. I live in... some sort of small village (it's called a Kibbutz I don't think there's an English word for that), so when I feel down or upset I tend to walk bare feet around the village, on the grass too. I feel that that way my feet get to breath, if it makes any sense. So I think I know what you're talking about. Also now that I have the army concept- there we're not allowed to walk bare feet. So it also means... freedom in a way. Now I'll give it a listen (and look at the score). (Paused around 1:05) It feels... ancient somehow, the scales and the way you use the piano. If I didn't see the words I'd say it's an ancient piece. Maybe that's one way of yours to talk about times that are far past for you? I haven't seen one of these in a long time. As far as I know, I haven't seen a melodic minor in... I think half a year? Since I worked about a mic between an Israeli song and Bach's Bouree? I... think I missed it. Looks like an A minor to me. I like the words, though the sad part is that one doesn't stay. One never stays, but the path means that someone was here, and the grass surely doesn't mind. That's all I have to say, and my commander said that there's a good chance that we'll only have to be back on Tuesday, so if you remind me tomorrow I'll listen again and might even find and see some new things I didn't see now.
  3. Before I start, please remember: I just came back from the army a few hours ago. I'm really "down" and tired. I know that it's not going to be a nice review. Please don't expect a cheered up one. Farther up and farther in. I read all Narnia books in Hebrew a few years ago. If I remember right, they saw the End-of-the-World Giant somewhere underground in the Silver Throne book, and they've been told that when he'll wake up it'll mean that the world has ended. Now to the music. I expected some references to the Narnia soundtrack, especially this: Also Narnia is an epic fantasy land with mythological creatures, so I expected something more folkish. Some of the notation was weird: and it felt longer than it should be. I felt that it was more of a background thing, didn't have a... lyrical theme I expected.
  4. The last piece I uploaded on a post for you. The animator didn't like any of the many versions I had to make, the hardest part was not to tell her to go flap herself after telling me these are not good although they follow each and every one of her instructions. The longest part was trying to understand what is it she wants exactly.
  5. Rabbival507

    A brilliant piano waltz

    It's fine, helping someone isn't a waste of time. It's just that my last day of freedom for the next free year is about to be over soon and I can't really focus enough to give you the full advice you deserve.
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    A brilliant piano waltz

    I don't have much time, here are two things I noticed: 1. Your dynamics should have a sharper change. It never moves above F or below MP. If you want a static piece (it should be a static dance I think?) then fine, but keep that in mind. 2. A waltz, as far as I know, should be in 3/4. Look what you did: For many years I didn't know the difference between 6/8 and 3/4. After all, in maths, 6/8 and 3/4... are the same thing! But here it's different. Look at the way the bar is separated. 6/8 separates it to two threes, while 3/4 separates it to three twos. It also sounds like 3/4. So- change the time signature to 3/4 and the way the eights are separated into three groups of two instead two groups of three. Good luck.
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    A brilliant piano waltz

    It sounds nice. Can't really say more than that because I have no notes to look at.
  8. Rabbival507

    Any Insights?

    From your profile pic I guess we're talking about rock or pop or something else where the big part of the attention goes to the words, therefore when people compose for this kind of music, assuming that they already have words, they won't really have to use all they have, and most of the time they'll choose not to use all of their tools because the main focus should be on the words. I'm talking about most of the times, in your profile picture the singer stands in the front center so I assume that she's the main player. Now, giving that, the only thing you might find challenging is fitting the music you have in mind to the words. Of course, making a catchy chord progression isn't difficult, and you don't have to pay much attention to the small music parts, unless you want a solo and then... I'd give the player the freedom to do whatever he wants. So, since our only problem is fitting the words into the music or the other way around- there is no one way to do that. I'd say- since the words are usually the important part in these things, write the words first and then sing them in your head. That's your melody, now add a simple bass and chord progression and there you have it. I did it about a month ago when an animator asked me to score her short intro video. She gave me words and I made... I think ten versions of intros. She chose one, wrote words for it and sent them to me. Then I sang the words in my had, knowing that she wants a super happy and carefree piece to accompany it. In the end she changed her mind and said she isn't going to pay me and I told her no deal, but I still have many music intros I could use for later projects. Here are the words (might not be exactly the same because it was changed, the clarinet should be replaced with voice): "It is long and uncertain when I look up ahead the horizon seems foggy time to get outta(\out of) bed When all seems against me And the road's filled with rocks Though the journey is long the rocks will turn into blocks I remember each and every day Rocks are just blocks that will guide me, they will pave me a way {Bridge} No they won’t keep me down, I will fight from within all my fears I will conquer! And by that I will win!" Here's the music I came up with:
  9. Rabbival507

    Study for string quartet °1 in G Major

    It's ok, I do dissonances too, I just don't think that it belongs well in your piece.
  10. Rabbival507

    Study for string quartet °1 in G Major

    It's a sketch of a piano keyboard.
  11. Rabbival507

    Orchestral demo reel

    Then I think that you should show pieces that are very different. If that's what you plan to send to people as "look what I'm capable of" then you might want to consider adding pieces that are not typical full orchestra soudtracks. Maybe chamber music, solo instruments, choirs. Jazz, pop, classic etc.
  12. Rabbival507

    Orchestral demo reel

    @bryla @Luis Hernández Is right, you should make Bushido a bigger piece. Also vincent sounds familiar. a Zelda theme maybe? Anyway I'm having lots of fun listening to your music, hoping to get to the point where I can have a full orchestra play my music too.
  13. Rabbival507

    Study for string quartet °1 in G Major

    * No need for the MFs. The breaks can't be "pretty loud". *No need to put these: at the end of the bar, you could just put full three quarters notes at the beginning of the bar. If you want the fluidity of the Fermata... you could start with a one quarter bar. *This interval doesn't fit well in the style you chose. Just pointing out, you don't have to change it. Again here: That's all I saw. Nice piece overall, though you should probably 1. make it more dynamic 2. watch these intervals 3. See that you don't put too many ideas there. Yes, you repeated yourself well and established some things, but for a two minutes piece, at least for my opinion, it has too many themes.
  14. @JBegley 1. Personally I believe that Overworld music should be ambient. It's like the menu or something, a very general setting because no main/exciting events happen and you want to keep the energy for later. And your music sounds like something happens... it keeps changing, not something I'd expect to hear in an overworld. More than that, it's a desert, so it should be even more empty. *Note: Puzzle and RPG genres should have different soundtracks. I don't know which game you had in mind, but in a puzzle game you should make the music almost unnoticeable. Look at The Witness. It's the greatest puzzle game that has ever been made and it has no music at all. Except for... you know... a very small part. My review comes from the point you look at it as a soundtrack, but if you want a review for the music itself- It's nice, it could probably fit in a desert setting of some sort. 2. Ho waw, We just left the Overworld and are already in a boss fight? I wonder what boss fights could you have in a puzzle game. Right now I have Portal and Typing Chronicles in mind, both had brilliant boss battles that require both speed and thinking. The fact that your Overworld, the most quiet and calm of the musics, had loud drums makes this one's... not as powerful and overwhelming as they should be. This one has a better music though. I like the use of Xylophone. I keep telling myself I should use it for violence effect (because of the sharp sound) but never do. Maybe in the future. I don't feel that there's a theme I can follow. But maybe I'm wrong...? Maybe I just didn't hear it. *Hey, that's mine too. Maybe the other way around. Also these two: I didn't hear much from them in your compositions though. 3. I don't feel that there's much of a difference between the two phases of the boss battle. But maybe that's what you wanted? Magna Insomnia's parts are different, especially the last one (god the boss battles in this game were terrible), but Hellfire's parts are pretty similar. So I guess it depends on what happens in your game. Again, I'd like to know... what game do you have in mind?
  15. Rabbival507

    away, but never back (LIVE)

    I'll give it a listen because I promise though it sounds like it's going to be extremely modern so I doubt I'll enjoy it. Ok this is not how nothingness sound like either. In order to listen to nothing you have to be deaf, because (I think that) even in space you hear your own body. It could be, as you said, "the end of the world", but could be the beginning of a different world as well. Things not only end in chaos but also start with it, as far as I know. Maybe the world started slowly, maybe the big bang was much slower than we think it was. But ok, I'll go with you, this is the opening for the "end of the world" competition. The general sound is terrifying in a way, but that's probably just cultural context. I like the fight that you had them use their own voice, it adds lots of power without having to add choir. What does the voice in the recording say? It's got repetitive pretty quick, makes it more difficult to listen to the piece. Now it's got to the level of "really annoying" but I want to listen to until the end. Ok the thing he says in the recording must have a critical meaning because you used it trough the whole last movement. Like me quoting Dies Irae if I had the time for the competition? I assume you, as a more experienced musician and human went for something more sophisticated. What is it though?
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