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This is lovely!  Not at all medieval, but I suppose you know that.  It's nice and evocative.  Two really minor criticisms - first, the tone of the bass has a very pop-oriented quality to my ear, particularly in the very clipped way that it's played whenever it has an anacrusis.  Maybe that's what you want, but it sounded incongruous to me.  Second, I think it could use a bit more finality at the ending - there's an odd quality of a sudden diminuendo and then just a short final note on the guitar.  Just making that a full strummed chord would make it better in my opinion.

Anyway, I enjoyed it a lot.  Thanks for sharing!

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2 hours ago, Aiwendil said:

Not at all medieval, but I suppose you know that.

Oh, right-right, I should've written medieval-fantasy! Definitely not authentic medieval, my bad.

2 hours ago, Aiwendil said:

first, the tone of the bass has a very pop-oriented quality to my ear, particularly in the very clipped way that it's played whenever it has an anacrusis.

Understood, thanks! How does bass usually move in this type of music?

2 hours ago, Aiwendil said:

Second, I think it could use a bit more finality at the ending

I agree, no idea why I left it like that 😑

2 hours ago, ClasiCompose said:

very nice, you have managed to capture a authentic atmosphere. if you have a score I'd like to see it.  

Thanks! Sure, I can probably make a fairly readable score here 🙂

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I really liked this piece, it sounds great! Wonderful, expressive melody, and I really like your mode mixtures in the harmony. The chromatic descent in bar 25 gave me major Joe Hisaishi vibes (Hisaishi is one of my favourite composers). Loving the unapologetic key change as well 😋

My only criticism is that it's a little too repetitive – both in terms of the melody and the accompaniment, but especially the latter. I think it would be an improvement if you changed the melody a little at times, and tried varying the rhythm of the accompaniment.

Also, perhaps this is just my preference, but I feel like this piece deserves a full symphony orchestration. In fact, I might like to try orchestrating it one of these days, if you don't mind?

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2 hours ago, Alexander Reiger said:

I really liked this piece, it sounds great! Wonderful, expressive melody, and I really like your mode mixtures in the harmony. The chromatic descent in bar 25 gave me major Joe Hisaishi vibes (Hisaishi is one of my favourite composers). Loving the unapologetic key change as well 😋

Thanks! Yeah, I enjoy Hisaishi's music too, his tunes are so catchy!

3 hours ago, Alexander Reiger said:

My only criticism is that it's a little too repetitive – both in terms of the melody and the accompaniment, but especially the latter.

Yep, I get that criticism a lot lately. I'm working on it, slooowly 🙂

3 hours ago, Alexander Reiger said:

Also, perhaps this is just my preference, but I feel like this piece deserves a full symphony orchestration. In fact, I might like to try orchestrating it one of these days, if you don't mind?

Sure, that'd be great, actually (if you can decipher my messy score 😅)

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