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mediumaevum
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Postby mediumaevum; Sun Apr 22, 2018 4:38 am Knighthood - Heroic film-genre music

I am in need for some feedback on a re-worked edition of one of my earlier compositions.

I would also like to know if the intro with solo viola and violin is appropriate.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R2a970DAfgs
Last edited by mediumaevum on Tue Apr 24, 2018 11:14 am, edited 1 time in total.
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ChamMusic
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Postby ChamMusic; Sun Apr 22, 2018 2:16 pm Re: Knighthood - Heroic film-genre music

mediumaevum wrote:I would also like to know if the intro with solo viola and violin is appropriate.


Yes!

Overall this all works very well in creating that old World heroic atmosphere.

I've listened to a few of your other tracks as well...I enjoyed all of them, but they all still lack a little variation / attention to detail in terms of orchestration and texture. you use strings quite well, but your brass and woodwind writing needs more attention? Consider some tuned percussion as well...seriously useful to lighten the mood / add a bit of glitter.

You might find this article helps as it is quite clearly laid out with audio example, (Prof Belkin knows his stuff - believe me):

http://alanbelkinmusic.com/site/en/inde ... notions-1/

This pdf of his might also be interesting and useful:

https://www.dropbox.com/s/121p254nr658t ... y.pdf?dl=0

Another occasional minor issue with your pieces is the harmonic rhythm - the speed at which the underlying chords change. There is variation, but possibly not enough...

It would be quite typical for the rate of harmonic change to increase significantly towards the ends of phrases for example, to increase the intensity:

A typical 8 bar phrase might be:
4 beat chord / 4 beat chord / 4 beat chord / 2 beat chord x2 /
4 beat chord / 4 beat chord /2 beat chord x2 / 1 beat chord x 4 /

In actual example chords:
Am - - - / Am - - - / Am - - - / F - E7 - /
Am - - - / Am - - - / C - G - / F Dm Bm-5 E7 /
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TrekStar
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Postby TrekStar; Tue Apr 24, 2018 8:39 am Re: Knighthood - Heroic film-genre music

I liked the viola intro! which library is it?
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Postby mediumaevum; Tue Apr 24, 2018 11:14 am Re: Knighthood - Heroic film-genre music

TrekStar wrote:I liked the viola intro! which library is it?
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8DIO.

I have made my final version here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R2a970DAfgs
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Postby biodiode; Wed Apr 25, 2018 12:26 am Re: Knighthood - Heroic film-genre music

Nice piece of music and overall well orchestrated. For me, it does lack a bit of variation but it does portray the old world heroic scene well.

Useful explanation from ChamMusic, think I will check those links out myself :)

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