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Banjo-Kazooie styled music :D


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Hello!

So I am a young composer specialized in Grant Kirkhope's styled music (He is the composer of many videogame's soundtracks like Banjo-Kazooie, DK64, Goldeneye 007, and more) and I recently made my first real composition. I think it sounds pretty great, but I want some reviews of other people to know what I should improve in my next works. So here is the thing: https://soundcloud.com/user-536432605/old-factory 

Don't hesitate to make the more honest review you can :D

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Great start! It seems to me that perhaps too much is happening at once in your song, as if you felt you had to cram every type of effect into that two minutes. Try adding in layers gradually, building it up over time. Start with one or two instruments, then add more as the song progresses, so that is ends with a bang. If you add in too much too early, you "shoot your bolt" too soon, and all that noise actually begins to sound monotonous because it looses its magic.

Could you also add a bridge? Grant Kirkhope loves to use wacky chords to start off a bridge. For example, in the beach/pirate level of Banjo Kazooie, the music starts in C major, but the bridge is in F sharp. It is a clear departure from the main melody and lets you know you're in a new place. Try adding in such a departure. It will make the return to your main theme that much sweeter.

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3 hours ago, Seni-G said:

Great start! It seems to me that perhaps too much is happening at once in your song, as if you felt you had to cram every type of effect into that two minutes. Try adding in layers gradually, building it up over time. Start with one or two instruments, then add more as the song progresses, so that is ends with a bang. If you add in too much too early, you "shoot your bolt" too soon, and all that noise actually begins to sound monotonous because it looses its magic.

Could you also add a bridge? Grant Kirkhope loves to use wacky chords to start off a bridge. For example, in the beach/pirate level of Banjo Kazooie, the music starts in C major, but the bridge is in F sharp. It is a clear departure from the main melody and lets you know you're in a new place. Try adding in such a departure. It will make the return to your main theme that much sweeter.

 

Thanks a lot for the comment! Very relevant advices that I will surely try to use!

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