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TAB   "La Strada Italiana"  -  13  COMMENTS  -  PAGE 1
La Strada Italiana      [GP5]   [94 hits]   [Version: 2]   [Id: 105589]
Artist: Open Competition Feb 2009
File Size: 20 KB     Number of Tracks: 3
Submitted by: stockle  (All tabs)  on 08 Feb 2009 15:48, commenting:
Duet For Piano And Violin. prefer THIS file (gp5). I'd love you'd enjoy this piece I did with all my heart
Validated by blackiel on 08 Feb 2009 16:17


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Wow Marcelo, very different from the extremely busy I'm used to hearing from you.

I like this piece a lot, it's a moderately slow paced duet, and it does seem very heartfelt at parts, as you say.

My favorite part is definitely the Intermezzo, that was very pleasant and very unexpected, yet it seemed to fit just right. Loved it!

My only small complaints for this piece would be from A to the last B, it seems a bit repetitive, the energy seems to stay stagnant. But still, this being said, it's still a good, pleasant listen, and it never was a bore.

If there were more parts like the intermission and the part C throughout the song, it would add some spice, and give it more liveliness, some more energy. Other than that I must say I have no complaints with this piece.

4 stars, well deserved.

Posted by JazzDeath  {{ 22 tabs / 0 corrections }}  on: 09 Feb 2009 12:55

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When I started listening to this, I was thinking, "this is quite nice," but then I was suddenly and abruptly interrupted by the Intermezzo. And that was brilliant!
This song has a heavy classical vibe to it, and that might be a turnoff to some, but I found different, and refreshing.

Like JazzDeath said above, the only problem with this is that the rest of the song doesn't compare with Intermezzo, but hey, it was still pretty damn good.

4.5 stars

Posted by Quibokk  {{ 16 tabs / 0 corrections }}  on: 11 Feb 2009 00:21

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stockle - La Strada Italiana

Well, this is a really nice classical song, calm and heartfelt, and the title fits perfectly to it - it sure reminds me of Italy, even if I've never been there!...

As other people said before me, the best part of the song is the Intermezzo - climatic and inspiring stuff, and it's where the violin really shows itself. Plus, the cadences throughout the whole section (and part C too) really bring it to life - not that it was dead before, but after part A' I start to feel it dragging on a bit, and just when it starts to get a tiny bit boring, the Intermezzo kicks in. So, perfect timing there.

My only small complaint has to do with the sound you used for the violin - I don't think the string ensemble 1 was the best choice. If it were me, I'd use an actual violin, and probably add some effects like fade-ins and vibratos to make it sound more real. But this is a guitar-pro issue, not really a composition one!

Overall, it's a great listen, and I enjoyed it.

Rating 4 stars.

Posted by |_JR_|  {{ 13 tabs / 0 corrections }}  on: 17 Feb 2009 07:32

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Nice rythym, the string ensemble could have been a bit quieter to fit in the mix.

The lead line was the main part to judge, and it was good generally. I

particularly like the interlude. Not much to say apart from the song being very

simple, yet pretty solid and working well together.

3 stars

Posted by Spin  {{ 5 tabs / 1 corrections }}  on: 21 Feb 2009 22:12

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This is quite a nice Piano piece. My favourite parts are the intermezzo and part C. The tempo change at the intermezzo was done very good and gave the song a sort of climax.

This song I had to listen to twice, some bits that I thought didn’t sound too good the first time, I found were actually ok on the 2nd time through. Though the only bits I didn’t like too much to begin with were the tremolo’s at A’ and the repetition of the melody on Piano MI, but as I said, these parts sounded better on my 2nd listen.

4/5* - Definitely a nice piano piece, well worth the listen.

Posted by apzrman  {{ 7 tabs / 3 corrections }}  on: 22 Feb 2009 05:21

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Started very slow and tame. Some nice melodies though. Excellent intermezzo. Part C was my favourite. It's difficult to say much about this song as it was quite short and there aren't many tracks (not a bad thing). It was a pleasant piece, and apart from Part C, nothing stood out for me. It could have been great if you'd have explored some variations and made it longer. Still, quite nice.

Posted by blackiel  {{ 0 tabs / 0 corrections }}  on: 22 Feb 2009 15:27

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The song is very good..., but I do not like it.
It must be challenging to write such a song, and even more to write it properly (which is this case).
I would like it a bit faster. The beginning is too slow for me. The intermezzo makes things more interesting but it disappears soon. I suppose that the problem is mine because I do not like calmed music.
As I mentioned in other comment, I suggest panning the hands that play the piano.


Posted by MNC_Metal  {{ 4 tabs / 0 corrections }}  on: 24 Feb 2009 03:04

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Beautiful man, I loved the mood through the whole song. Part A and B were cool, the transition to A' was excelent, the only issue I have with this part is bar 20, those Trinos doesn't sound good. Then we go back to A and then to B', which both did the job.
Certainly the Intermezzo is the most brilliant part of the song, bar 36 shows one of the most clever rythm transitions I've seen in this Gprotab competition and the past ones, I really loved those tuplets. The Violin lead was astonishing too, and you moved on smoothly into part C, which was great too. Finale was fine, but the cadence in the last 2 bars didn't fit with the mood of the rest of the song. No more words to say, I'd give you 5 but I can't, Quibokk's tune got my 5.

Rate: 4.5 stars, brilliant.

Posted by Daslaf  {{ 22 tabs / 0 corrections }}  on: 26 Feb 2009 19:34

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Ok, this song is very well composed and all, but that’s not really the criteria I use to rate songs, but it’s still a plus.
I didnt really like anything before the intermezzo. To me it sounded like the soundtrack for an italian mafia movie. Now the intermezzo and part C are really great. But those parts are to short to really stand out, and thats a shame...

Rating 3

Posted by Todo Winterwolf  {{ 11 tabs / 0 corrections }}  on: 27 Feb 2009 17:49

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I don't have much to say, its a good song with nice melody and accompaniment. I liked the waltz feel that it had. But why no guitar, some classical guitar in there would have been nice, but I see what you were getting at with this song. Anyways its a nice song.

Rating 3.5

Posted by daniel9388  {{ 33 tabs / 0 corrections }}  on: 01 Mar 2009 02:17

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Stockle – La Strada Italiana

Not what I’m used to hear from you, which in this case is a fairly nice surprise. Throughout the song you have subtle variations in the chord progressions, inversions, use of techniques, etc that make it interesting to listen to. My favorite parts are by far A and B, with their variations, they have a really nice feel, which I can easily connect with the name of the piece. In part B bars 12 and 33 are not working in favor of the song imo. In bar 12 it doesn’t seem to lead up to anything at all, just an oddly placed melodic idea that lead nowhere. In bar 33 it is more warranted because it lead up to the next part.

Now the interlude is a pretty good part with nice movement in the instruments and melodies – probably one of, if not the best, of the parts in the song. The reason that I didn’t mention it before is because it feels like a completely new piece! There is no real buildup into this part from the former, and to me it doesn’t seem well worked through and ruin the impression of it. Isolated the interlude and part C are pretty good, as I said, but again the change back to A as a finale seems a bit forced again.
Overall nice enough song, although the interlude seem misplaced and could either have been reworked or been introduced some other way to make it fit within context.

And really - despite the song have its nice moments, I really miss seeing something more. It’s very short, and what parts you have don’t seem to fit together very well which is a shame for such a short piece! The interlude really feels like it shouldnt be there at all. Overall the song is ok though; I’d say about average.

Rating: 2.5

Posted by Beckkill  {{ 11 tabs / 0 corrections }}  on: 02 Mar 2009 09:09

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stockle – La Strada Italiana

Initial impression, as soon as piece starts – this is the type of thing my piano teacher at music school would pull out of her sheet music closet and order me to learn :P the jokey assumption confronts reality once the piece “gets going” and you get some trills in the right hand plus overall technically exceeding my piano prowess, but the feel remains – this is a piece similar in style to the vast supplies of dotted paper collecting dust in a certain closet. Let alone all the other piano teachers' sheet music closets :P

This “random” start has a purpose – all those pieces have one thing in common. Complete, utter workmanship. The tunes are all perfectly composed, taking care to obey the harmonic rules, but they do not offer any real substance, anything that would make them stand out or grab the ear of the listener (or, more realistically, the poor music school student that has to learn to thwunk out the crap on a piano two centuries after the piece's creator bit the dust). The same applies for your piece – it is solidly written, but is about as inspired and magical as my left shoe. It lacks a certain spark, that little unidentifiable thing that makes great music stand out from merely well-written stuff. That thing that made me veer my ugly head as my piano teacher played the n+1st sonatina from some sonatina collection, hoping to find something that wouldn't make me flinch... and have me go “that was actually quite okay!”.

Rating: 2,5 stars

Posted by RumpyTheRubbuhChikin  {{ 30 tabs / 0 corrections }}  on: 04 Mar 2009 17:02

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Okay, this won't to be easy, because this is such a different thing than what I'm used to
Well, first of, I like the mood throughout the song, it sounds classical (surprise!) What I
don't like is the repeativeness of the song, especially Part A, it is great the first time, but the
later modifications doesn't quite sounds as varied as they could've. The exception to this is Finale,
which uses the A-theme, but with a twist, which is great!
That's my first impression, and now let's get to buisness.
Part A; Descent melody, the MI-piano is better than the melody though, but even this lacks some
final touches, for example, couldn't the Pan have been changed to -3 to -6 or something
(as the MD really should've been moved to at least +4)? This make the song lack atmosphere, which
this kind of song really needs, especially considering the fact there is only 3 tracks - two instruments.
The lack of a bass-line (wouldn't need to be a bass-guitar, a contra bass or some lower piano-notes
would give the song more depth, which it needs) isn't quite noticable yet, since it is more or less an
Part B: Nice transition, much of the same problems here; the lack of a bass track starts to "annoy"
me, but it is a good part nontheless. Not much more to say.
Part A': The melody is modified, but not enough to make it more interesting, the backing needs some
more depth!
Part A: Doesn't feel wrong, but a new part wouldn't hurt, either.
Part B': Sounds too familiar at this point, the repetiveness is starting to be overwhelming.
Intermezzo: Finally! This is what the song needed, some uptempo, with, a nice melody!
Part C: Without doubt my favorite part of the song, the heavy (not metal) backing and the joyfull,
yet sad melody makes this a part to really remember! This REALLY sounds classical, almost
familiar, but not quite. Thumbs up.
Finale: Part A again, almost. The triplets here is a good twist, enough so to save it. If it hadn't been
for that part, I wouldn't care much for the ending, but with it, a worthy end (not Part C standard,
but still good).

- originality - Some, sounds like it should, no big surprises, yet different.
- composition technique - won't get into this, but some
- rhythm - No, not that much, but the only thing this song needs rythm-wise is some sort of
- appropriate key signature - Yes
- song structure - Could've been better, but also way worse, average.
- quality of notation/tablature - staccato, tremolo, yes this is a good one!
- orchestration - Could be nice to have it with more of an ensemble, but you wanted a duet, so okay
- use and respect of musical language - Yes.
- use and quality of melody/hooks/solos/riffs - Overuse of Part A.
- mix of instruments and panning - Lacking!
- general use of the GP software - Not much to say really.


Posted by Generis Humani  {{ 53 tabs / 0 corrections }}  on: 06 Mar 2009 06:05

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