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Pirate's Life | Inspired from Pirates of the Caribbean

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Hello everyone,

in the last few weeks I worked on this track. The idea of the melody at the beginning I had a couble months ago. Inspired from the Davy Jones theme music (Pirates of the Caribbean). In this piece I wanted to tell two different things in a pirates life. The first part of my track is about the calm moments on their ship. The picture works perfect for this part. A wonderful night scene, moonlight, the sea.. This picture was also very inspiring for me.. Anyway, the second part is about the other side when the pirate is in action. On a fight or something like this.

In my opinion the second part doesn't work so well musically. I had some trouble to make it sound big. What do you think about it? I look forward to any feedback!

Regards and enjoy ;)

 

 

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Sounds very nice but I'd let the main melody on the celesta/glockenspiel down earlier and give it a pause. If you'd stop using it after about the 2nd or 3rd repitition It'd have a cool effect when it reapeers at the end/halfway. But I'm just guessing here, it might as well take the core of the score.

I really liked the Sound Design and Details you used though. Also, the melody from the beginning is absoluetly awesome, but how about putting a Lombarding Rythm (or something similiar like a 3/16th and a 1/16th insted of a steady ryhtm) for 2 of the notes, I think i'd would sound great to throw the listener off when he get's comfortable with the steady rythm.

If you want have a more epic/big sounding fight section, download the OTT compressor (you can use any compressor, that's just my go to and it's free) from Xfer for free and put it on the staccato/spizacatto with about 40% depth and a low release. Also great on something like a melody in the horns.

 

Leander :)

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On 1/27/2018 at 6:22 PM, J.A.M.usic said:

Davy Jones theme music (Pirates of the Caribbean). In this piece I wanted to tell two different things in a pirates life.

You could make that idea, specially the minor mood of that track, But, it reminds me of harry potter in the first listen. I think, that's because you used a celesta or vibraphone in that part. In my opinion, you sound like "John Williams", so I can call this "If Hans Zimmer's piece was written by John Williams". Very nice musical ideas!

On 1/27/2018 at 6:22 PM, J.A.M.usic said:

The first part of my track is about the calm moments on their ship.

You covered this very well. I had traveled from a southern Iranian city "Bandar Abbas" to one of Persian Gulf islands "Qeshm" with a traditional Iranian/Arabian type of ship. That really could repeat the moments I watched the sea and enjoyed.

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This is excellent background music. You've done a wonderful job. I love the harmonic textures. Well written.

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8 hours ago, ilv said:

This is excellent background music. You've done a wonderful job. I love the harmonic textures. Well written.

 

Thanks, happy to hear that! :-)

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