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Time And Glory      [GP4]   [51 hits]   [Version: 2]   [Id: 105598]
Artist: Open Competition Feb 2009
File Size: 25.4 KB     Number of Tracks: 4
Submitted by: apzrman  (All tabs)  on 10 Feb 2009 03:59, commenting:
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Validated by blackiel on 10 Feb 2009 15:35


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Well, the intro wasn't a good start - the two guitar parts did not fit together at all. Verse 1 is basically the same again without the awful clash, so I guess that's an improvement. Chorus feels sorta bland, not much to it. Mini solo in verse 2 didn't fit either. Like the others said, the interlude is really the only redeeming feature of this song. I especially recommend JazzDeath's advice - looking at tabs of your favorite artists - that's what I did when I first started. I'm not musically trained, either. You'll get better - hope to see you in a later competition with a better song.

2 stars.

Posted by Quibokk  {{ 16 tabs / 0 corrections }}  on: 12 Feb 2009 17:50

Rated as: Unrated

It's hard to rate your music, because it really seems like a bunch of ideas which do not stick together.

I'd have to say Marcelo was right about the interlude though, it seemed like the most focused part and it really seemed to give off some sort of driving feel.

Basically your rhythmic ideas are fine. What you need to work on is....

Song structure

If you want to work on writing melodies, for metal, try learning the E minor scale. Then learn the basics of intervals, and you'll be able to create simple, yet effective melodies, without really working hard at it. Just put a little work until it becomes natural to just play around a scale and work out melodies.

One thing you do have going for you is a good sense of repetition throughout the song without making the riffs sound like you've heard them each ten seconds, but these riffs lack a melody or a hook to make them memorable.

One thing that's good to do, is listen to some of your favorite artists, or check out their tabs, see how they write their riffs, structure their songs, and practice writing ideas in their style. It'll broaden your ideas.

Basically... this song is unmemorable, and there's little in terms of melody to catch on to. There's just a bunch of rhythm tracks glued together...

It's a 2 stars from me for now. Try to work on those points I gave you, hopefully you'll improve!

Posted by JazzDeath  {{ 22 tabs / 0 corrections }}  on: 12 Feb 2009 22:35

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Not sure what to make of this. Were the dissonant notes in bar 3 intended? The drums didn't feel right. The identical staccato drum and rhythm guitar doesn't work IMO. I exported the GP5 version to GP4, and it sounded better. The "short solo" is way out of context. The main verse riff is ok, but there's not much else that's memorable.

Posted by blackiel  {{ 0 tabs / 0 corrections }}  on: 23 Feb 2009 15:19

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The only parts that I like in this song are bars 22-23, 27-28 , and 49-52... in the interlude you abused key changes... everything else is all the same: lame guitar riffs... The chorus didnt felt like one... There’s no melody at all throughout the song... cant say nothing more

Rating 2

Posted by Todo Winterwolf  {{ 11 tabs / 0 corrections }}  on: 27 Feb 2009 17:42

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I think the main thing you need to work on is rhythm. Although you have nice ones in here they all start to sound the same after awhile. Try make some more diverse and complicated. Experiment with that. I can see that you have a clear idea on what you want, you're just not sure on how to fully bring it out. I would go look back on this song and find some places of your choosing and alter them some. Give them a little more umph.


Posted by daniel9388  {{ 33 tabs / 0 corrections }}  on: 01 Mar 2009 03:25

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apzrman – Time and Glory

This song gets kind of repetitive real fast, because you do the same thing pretty much all the time. You should add some more dynamic rhythms instead of the current ones. You could do different stuff with the drum lines and other rhythms to make it more interesting. For example in the chorus the drums just do snare drums like the guitar rhythm which isn’t even that great of a rhythm to begin with, so it’s not the best idea to emphasize it like that. Also the chorus doesn’t feel like a chorus at all, just yet another riff.

Interlude is no doubt the better part of the song, you have some more dynamics going on, with the palm muted open string mixed with the old riff structure. Then comes a kind of bad guitar riff kind of thing, but I applaud you for trying to transpose it in different degrees. The outcome could have been better no doubt, but its good you tried, because the idea is definitely good.

Anyway the rest of the song is pretty much repeating. Can’t say I like the song that much overall - too much repetition, and the instruments and rhythms are too simple to make it interesting.

Rating: 1.5

Posted by Beckkill  {{ 11 tabs / 0 corrections }}  on: 02 Mar 2009 09:14

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apzrman – Time And Glory

Where do I start... the riffs were very, very foreseeable, nothing really managed to successfully grab my attention throughout the piece. My mind sank into a nap-like state as your work unfolded, and I'd only get slightly more alert at rare instances. The highlight here being verse 2 – the unexpected little bits (you know what I'm talking about) had me poke up my head with interest, but all too soon the piece became the same mundane riff workout. Again. It's also not that great if your listener is sitting there pondering whether the singer will try to go all inspirational over the slightly pompous-funny chorus or what instead of focusing on the music at hand, sucked in by it. Your song managed to make me smile in one place though, when I though it's over you get an additional riff before having it end for good. This gets the slightly doubtful honor of being the most drowsiness-inducing song in the competition... you've shown you have your moments (verse 2, plus some stuff from previous competition song), please try to make your next composition have as many of those moments as possible. Okay? Thanks.

Rating: 1,5 stars

Posted by RumpyTheRubbuhChikin  {{ 30 tabs / 0 corrections }}  on: 04 Mar 2009 17:09

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apzrman - Time And Glory
Some sort of heavy metal? It is metal, but what genre? It differs from one part to the next, but I
won't drag on and on about this.
I see someone who's learning the trade, am I right? You have some potential, that's obvious, but
now, it's somewhere down the road. There's some disonances, not good ones, just odd. You need
to work on your rhythm, the marchesque snare-thing doesn't work if you use it that much, especially
when it only follows the guitar, the drums are there to lead, not to follow so to speak. Another thing you
might consider is the basic build-up, to give you an easy example:
49 46 46 46
38 38
36 36
sounds better than having the bass drum playing at the same time the snare does, you did it like
49 46 46 46
38 38
36 36 36 36

And try not to use the snare on the first beat, unless it's a march or some punk-song, it gives a back
-beat it this song, not desireable.

- originality: It is not that original, but with some work, it wouldn't be quite as generic.
- composition technique: You need to work on this, but keep at it!
- rhythm: I think I've made this quite clear, nice varied bass-line, eventhough it could sound better
- appropriate key signature: No
- song structure: Generic, repetition-based.
- quality of notation/tablature: Could be better.
- orchestration: Not much to say, but it is missing something, variation?
- use and respect of musical language: Not really, keep trying and it will come to you.
- use and quality of
Melody = Not much of a melody in there, but the melodic lead in the interlude was nice.
Hooks = Not really any hooks at all.
Solos = Short solo could've been cut without a bigger loss.
Riffs = Repeatitive.
- mix of instruments and panning: A wider span of the pan would be nice, -4 to 4 or even -6 to 6.
- general use of the GP software. Average+

Rating: 2,5/5

Posted by Generis Humani  {{ 53 tabs / 0 corrections }}  on: 06 Mar 2009 06:16

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