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Once again I need your feedback. This is more of an epic/cinematic piece I have been working on for the past few days and would like your opinion. I am not sure I like the beginning. The pad seems to not have enough dynamic to it, too high...etc. but I'm not sure. The piano seems a bit off sync, but it seems to be in the pace of the repeating pattern I use throughout, so I'm not sure whats happening there, or if my ears are hearing something off when it isn't. Title suggestions also welcome. Thank you for your time!

https://soundcloud.com/karisalclark/the-storm-chaser-wip/s-YtSyLFuFiLk

 

5/24 UPDATE:

I posted an updated version so you can compare the two: https://soundcloud.com/karisalclark/the-storm-chaser-by-karisa-l-clark/s-f7MfjWF5dQm

I have a sort of habit of dropping a song right at the height of it (sudden drop of the song). Is that what I did here? Or did I end it alright?

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Thought epic music it's not my composition style, I think the opening is nicely constructed: you start with a soft sustein harmony, then add some movement with the piano, than a cello ostinato and finally the drums. The technick of adding layers works perfectly here. The chorus doubled by winds are also nice, it's indeed epic and cinematic. You could perfectly leave the piece like that.

And of course, you could enlarge that in many different ways...it depends on your purpose. You have nicely built up the piece (from - to +), you can try to reverse the proccess going smoothly from + to - and finish there, or even add a short big climax after the decrescendo. You can experiment changing the octave of the celli ostinato to the violins and changing the octave of the melody and present it with a different orchestration. you can also present the main theme with just a pizzicato arpeggio on Celli or DB and some soft sustain notes below or above the melody. You can reinforce the rythm with a rythmic accompaniment on low brass (horns, trombone or tuba) like the one on the screenshot. You can make some variations on the theme itself...there are plenty of ways.

That are just ideas you experiment with and see which ones you like and find the appropiete moment to use them, but I think most of the work is done...I hope it helps. I could tell you more if I see the score 🙂

With the tittle I can not help you, I have problems miself to find tittle to my works.

One question: that instruments are you using at the beginning? its just voices or also muted strings or organ? It's hard to say without score...

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On 5/22/2020 at 12:25 AM, Karisa L Clark said:

Once again I need your feedback. This is more of an epic/cinematic piece I have been working on for the past few days and would like your opinion. I am not sure I like the beginning. The pad seems to not have enough dynamic to it, too high...etc. but I'm not sure. The piano seems a bit off sync, but it seems to be in the pace of the repeating pattern I use throughout, so I'm not sure whats happening there, or if my ears are hearing something off when it isn't. Title suggestions also welcome. Thank you for your time!

https://soundcloud.com/karisalclark/the-storm-chaser-wip/s-YtSyLFuFiLk

 

5/24 UPDATE:

I posted an updated version so you can compare the two: https://soundcloud.com/karisalclark/the-storm-chaser-by-karisa-l-clark/s-f7MfjWF5dQm

I have a sort of habit of dropping a song right at the height of it (sudden drop of the song). Is that what I did here? Or did I end it alright?

 

Everything sounds okay to me. My only advice might be using a Cor Anglais for the oboe part at the end and maybe add a low double bass that creates a mumble.

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