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Ambient piano, any suggestions?


Muhammadreza
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Hey!

I'm sure you guys know that I'm a fan of ambient music. Also, I like to experiment it on all instrument I really can play or write for. Today, I just had a challenge : Writing ambient music using only piano. 

So, I wrote this 15 seconds and applied lots of effects on that. The melody is in C major key and also, there's no score (because I did everything in FL studio).

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I personally find the reverb annoying, though you're probably just trying to simulate the pedal. I don't know much about ambient music, but generally speaking:
1. it gives a peaceful feeling
2. it is generally soft with loud moments, often proceeded by crescendos
3. the motion is quite slow
4. the melody either moves very slowly or the piece is not very melodic
5. free rhythm and timing (no specified tempo, though slow)

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On 12/24/2017 at 9:06 PM, ilv said:

I personally find the reverb annoying, though you're probably just trying to simulate the pedal.

Yes, I tried to do the same guitar thing for Piano. I think it killed the sound.

 

On 12/24/2017 at 9:06 PM, ilv said:

4. the melody either moves very slowly or the piece is not very melodic

Yes, I listened to recent albums by Olafur Arnalds and Nils Frahm. I found that even "Compositional Ambient" music is not that melodic (except when Arnalds used violin/cello solos).

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