Feedback on this?

Discussion in 'Recordings [BG]' started by Walpurgis, Jul 16, 2013.

  1. Walpurgis


    Oct 16, 2010
    Baltimore, MD
    If anyone would be so kind as to leave me some feedback on this song (not the recording itself, which by the way warning isn't top notch) I would appreciate it

    Edit: More specifically, this is the first song I have written in this style, so does it sound too generic? Or any other possible critiques really.
  2. I listened to it, nice work.

    Whenever I hear something in this style (any instrument), I listen for two things--groove and melodic-ness.

    Since it's minimal instrumentation, there is a lot of responsibility on the soloist to keep the listener tuned in and waiting for more.

    For me, the best part of the tune was right after the voice-over. The drumbeat had some swing, which matched up rhythmically with your melodic lines for several very interesting and connected measures.

    The front and back of the tune had the lazy drumbeat, and your phrasing was a series of fast passages that kind of stood alone and apart from each other more. Don't be afraid to take your time with some of the phrases and link them together melodically when the beat is real laid back.

    When soloing over that kind of slow beat, you could really play with the rhythm to make it interesting that way as well, without having to necessarily play too many different notes in a measure or two here and there.

    Other than that, I was impressed with your facility on the instrument.

    Good on ya' for asking for feedback. I've heard that "all feedback is a gift", and it is the fastest way to get objective perspective.

    All the best,

  3. Walpurgis


    Oct 16, 2010
    Baltimore, MD
    This is definitely something I had considered. The drums are obviously fake if you couldn't tell so I basically have infinite rhythmic possibilities if I don't have to rely on a drummer to stay on time. Thanks a lot for your opinion!