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Hey guys so I wanted to create something that was inspired by The Legend of Zelda. I love the use of the instruments in the Zelda theme and I attempted to create something on a similar but darker level.

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My, how you've grown since you first posted here.
In this piece, you're delving headfirst into the very complex realm of counterpoint. You might want to look into how this is more effectively executed, along with orchestration tips involving timbre and partials, since it's a pretty big part of making all your different lines seem focused into one category, rather than having multiple lines for seemingly no reason.
It got a bit tiresome having each transitional section be marked by a suspended cymbal roll. What this does, also, is limit the audience's feeling of there being a climax, since it tricks the brain into thinking it's always happening. You don't need an instrumental staple to keep a piece interesting. It's like any drug... don't overindulge or the highs become less potent. 
Having the melodic line end on the soft 5th of a chord needs to be worked in better, especially with such a harsh timbre at the bottom of the violin.
 

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I enjoyed listening to this very much. I came away with a general feel rather than a significant melody that stuck in my head. I don't know anything about the Zelda theme but what you have here, generalizing, is a sort of B-C#m-D#m progression played with some interesting variations, but no melody stands out. I wish I could be more specific but in general the melodies should, must, have a sense of inevitability and less wandering. The change @2:50 was a welcome change. It should have happened earlier and not just once, but more incorporated into the structure. My 2c. Just keep up the good work, LS.

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On 3/1/2017 at 9:35 PM, Ken320 said:

I enjoyed listening to this very much. I came away with a general feel rather than a significant melody that stuck in my head. I don't know anything about the Zelda theme but what you have here, generalizing, is a sort of B-C#m-D#m progression played with some interesting variations, but no melody stands out. I wish I could be more specific but in general the melodies should, must, have a sense of inevitability and less wandering. The change @2:50 was a welcome change. It should have happened earlier and not just once, but more incorporated into the structure. My 2c. Just keep up the good work, LS.

 

Thanks Ken, I'm glad you guys enjoyed it! :happy:

Much thanks for the tip on making a melody stand out, I definitely have that problem with a lot of my work and will be improved for my later pieces. 

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Very, very nice!

I like the flute vs. trumpet part and the drum rythm is very pleasant too.
The trumpet part sounds a little bit too monotonous for me after a while.

In my opinion, this is one of your best works I have heard so far. 

Keep up the good work!

Maarten

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10 hours ago, alacos said:

Very impressed :dry:

 

Thanks...But there is much more I need to learn. 

6 hours ago, Maarten Bauer said:

Very, very nice!

I like the flute vs. trumpet part and the drum rythm is very pleasant too.
The trumpet part sounds a little bit too monotonous for me after a while.

In my opinion, this is one of your best works I have heard so far. 

Keep up the good work!

Maarten

 

The monotonous trumpets are correct and I am honored to have your advice.

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