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New original song by me (ballad)

Discussion in 'Off-topic Zone' started by Rustinpeace21, Jul 11, 2007.

  1. Rustinpeace21

    Rustinpeace21 Member

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    It can be considered a ballad but it has its heavy moments, with some moody ones aswell. I used some cellos on some parts to add to the moodiness. And yes there are 3 guitar solos. Also ttell me if you think the drums sound good. I did them on beat craft with alot of tweaking. Im not the greatest mixer in the world, so some of the leads might be alittle to loud, my speakers in arent to great so sometimes i dont hea the best playback.

    Also you gotta listen to the whole thing, the last solo i think is the climax of the song. The middle might get alittle repetitive, but thats cause there's no words yet. Theres only one repeating section. But trust me the end is awesome from 4:27- till the end is where its at!....

    http://profile.*******.com/index.cf...endid=139023951

    http://www.acidplanet.com/artist.asp?PID=1002246&t=9518 <-----higher quality (does the song justice.)
  2. Achozen

    Achozen Sounds From The Lair

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    myyspace is blocked, why is that?
  3. Rustinpeace21

    Rustinpeace21 Member

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    i dunno kinda stupid
  4. trickblue

    trickblue Old Testament... Zone Supporter

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    It is filtered because we had some issues with people linking to inappropriate content at m y s p a c e...

    After several warnings and no improvement, it was filtered...

    No biggie for those of you that use a keyboard... ;)
  5. Rustinpeace21

    Rustinpeace21 Member

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    so did anybody listen?
  6. Mavs Man

    Mavs Man All outta bubble gum

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    Sorry, man. Listened to the song and forgot to give you feedback. :D Mea culpa.

    The solos are very well done and fit where they should. Too many bands have over-the-top solos that are more "look at me" than they should be. Solos should add to the song, not be the main focus.

    I thought the drums sounded fine.

    I like these types of songs where it shifts from heavy to light to heavy and back. Good range. Your style reminds me of 80s rock - lots of great melody/harmonies and a good sound to it.

    Based on this and your previous Uxmal song, let me know when you release an album. I'd buy it.
  7. BrAinPaiNt

    BrAinPaiNt Brotherhood of the Beard Staff Member

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    I liked it.

    There might be a couple of areas I might change...a different transition here or maybe a palm mute / chicken pick there but overall very nice.

    Relaxing and in some areas a build up to a inspiring type mood.

    For some reason it reminds me of some of Jeff Beck's guitar shop tape. Not sure if it is the pace, phrasing, style or what it is but it reminded me of some of the song parts from that tape.

    Good work.
  8. Hostile

    Hostile Peace Zone Supporter

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    I liked the part at about 1:15 of the song where you chenged tempo. It kind of reminded me of music for an old western movie.

    In my opinion you have talent and I hope you can take this somewhere. Are you in a band? Looking for a band? Been in one and won't do that again? Or is this just a hobby?

    I love the guitar even though I can't play a lick. I liked it.
  9. BrAinPaiNt

    BrAinPaiNt Brotherhood of the Beard Staff Member

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    Part of me would like to hear what He and Juke could come up with together. Maybe juke do the rhythm and chorus parts with him doing some fill in licks and solos.

    I don't know if either of them would even be interested in doing it or have to time to do it but I think it would be interesting.
  10. Rustinpeace21

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    Thanks guys for all the listens. There are some transitions i would like to clean up but i cant seem to find the time of day to do so. I hope you guys all listen all the way to the last solo, when theres like nothing going on and than in just goes into that last epic-y solo, its my favorite part, i hate that its at the end. I know the song drags in the middle alittle bit, with the repeated section. But i feel the ending is worth the wait haha

    Also im not in a band. I have been in a few but my friends have never been into it as much as me(maybe thats why freinds dont make good band mates haha). So yea all the sounds you hear in the songs are all my ideas, whether its the drum machine, or the cellos and what not. But yea thanks you guys for all the kind words, its really gratifying to see a hobby of mine isent just a waste of time. Your all awesome
  11. SupermanXx

    SupermanXx Benched

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    the question is, can you lick a guitar?
  12. Hostile

    Hostile Peace Zone Supporter

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    Nope. Stamps neither. Gives me the willies.
  13. Hostile

    Hostile Peace Zone Supporter

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    I did listen all the way through. I still like the old western feel of the part I mentioned the best. There was something very right about that part for me. To me anyone can bend strings and do tricks and be impressive. Something about the music has to pull you in. I feel that part of it did so better.

    JMO though. I confess I really don't know enough about music that you should pay heed to my opinions on it. It's just what sounded the most real to me.
  14. Seven

    Seven Messenger to the football Gods

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    You are correct young man, it's called a "hook". Some songs have one, some songs are a giant one.
  15. Rustinpeace21

    Rustinpeace21 Member

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    honestly in all my time playing music i never thought to find out what a hook was haha, i jsut thought it was some dumb saying like pop producers would say if they think the song is good
  16. iceberg

    iceberg detoxed Zone Supporter

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    a hook can be the climax of the song. it can be a phrase in he chorus done "just right". it can be a lot of things but like others have said, it has to pull you in.

    you've got 3-4 minutes to tell a story and it has to begin, build, climax and end just the same. if you're good a bridge can do wonders.

    you're good. the quality of the end product talks about that. you've got a good ear and you've got a good start.

    i'd like to hear more if you got 'em.
  17. Seven

    Seven Messenger to the football Gods

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    Amazing what a football message board will learn ya. :)

    BTW......there's a couple of spots in there that's screaming a 7/8 or 5/4 time signature change. JMO, of course. Good stuff none-the-less.
  18. Rustinpeace21

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    here is a sort of progressive instrumental song i did, Its got a nice Rush/Metallica influence, very different from the previous song

    http://www.acidplanet.com/artist.asp?PID=973526&t=6521

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