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On Cloud Nine      [GP4]   [321 hits]   [Version: 1]   [Id: 105608]
Artist: Open Competition Feb 2009
File Size: 25.2 KB     Number of Tracks: 10
Submitted by: Quibokk  (All tabs)  on 10 Feb 2009 23:33, commenting:
First competition entry - ambient synthy music.
Validated by eowyn on 11 Feb 2009 10:26


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:-o wonderful
this is just the kind of composers I wanted to hear about in the competition
no complains at all
wonderful, brilliant cadences, extremenly touching sound
and the guitar solo has marvellous moments
the bridge is brilliant, chord progressions many times got deep into me.

nothing more to say
this is my favourite, I'm just not gonna put you the 5 stars yet because not all the competitors' songs are up yet. Once they are all up I will (of course unless a better song appears, which is not really likely to happen :) )

congrats buddy

if you have msn you can add me 'cause I'd like to found out more details about how did you do this, or if you got something more just as good so I can hear. marcelostockle@hotmail.com

well, good luck with every other's scores

edit: I guess I have to rate you NOW, 'cause the site seems to not allow me to send and Unrated comment

Rating: 5.0

Posted by stockle  {{ 15 tabs / 0 corrections }}  on: 11 Feb 2009 13:36

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Ah, very nice tune here.

Very vocal driven song, which is something I'm not accustomed to seeing so much on guitar pro tabs, every instrument really leaves place for the vocals and accompanies them excellently.

I'd say this song is a very big success, I can't say there are any flaws so to say in the composition aspect of the piece.

It's easy listening, and it's a good listen, but to me it isn't something I would see myself coming back to, perhaps because of personal taste.

The guitar solo started off really excellently, just fabulous, up until I would say... bar 44, then it just seems a biiiiit too much, not a lot. It's still good to listen to. But you almost had that perfectly memorable solo... Still, great job there.

One thing I must say, although I've listened to this song a couple of times... I can't tell you I remember any part of it really clearly. This may be because of the vocals leading, and the lyrics really being the standout, but still, it seems I can't remember much about the piece past the little intro part.

Still I'm nitpicking, really I'm looking for constructive criticism for this tune, because frankly, it's great.

That's 4.5 stars from me, very good job. Glad to hear something different too!

Posted by JazzDeath  {{ 22 tabs / 0 corrections }}  on: 11 Feb 2009 14:20

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Well, thanks for all the nice comments, I honestly wasn't expecting that.

Anyway, @ JazzDeath - yes, I agree the guitar solo leaves something to be desired - bars 43, 44 and 47 were originally different (worse imo) when I first entered the comp, and were really a late fix.

I guess I should explain - I can't play any instruments - I simply started messing around with PowerTab around 3 years ago, and I've slowly, apparently picked up music theory that I'm not aware of. So, any guitar solo writing isn't that easy for me - I'm a man of melody more than showcasing technical tabbing (the first 6 bars of the guitar solo came pretty naturally to me). Anyway, that's why I'm pretty amazed at my ratings so far.

Btw, for those who enjoyed it, http://www.4shared.com/file/87226403/cbdbf39f/_On_Cloud_Nine_.html
is the link for the mp3 - converted via HamieNet.com - good site. It's not just the MIDI as the mp3 either, it's been converted through an online soundbank - so it actually sounds good.

Posted by Quibokk  {{ 16 tabs / 0 corrections }}  on: 11 Feb 2009 17:54

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Aw man, I hope you won't get mad at me if I tell you the first time I listened to this song I thought "oh dear GOD this is SO cheesy!!...".

That feeling wore off with a few more listens, but at first my heart was kind of torn, because really this is completely flawless composition-wise (especially the keyboards - those pads make me feel sleepy... in a good way, of course!.. the guitar solo is freaking perfect too, the first time I liked such a slow solo so much; another thing I liked was that little vibraphone, especially in the end when you combine it with the jazz guitar), but there was still the little voice in my head saying "cheesy", and it took a while to shut it up.

Now that's done, I can say with no regrets that this is a great song, definitely achieving your goal of a "chillout" tune, which is amazing considering you have little to no musical formation - great stuff!

Rating 4.5 stars.

Posted by |_JR_|  {{ 13 tabs / 0 corrections }}  on: 17 Feb 2009 07:34

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Fantastic intro. Nice melodic vocals. The solo is awesome i must say, it fits

the song perfectly. The introduction of faster bass to the bridge is a very good

idea. Amazing song overall.

4.5 stars, just came in 2nd place to me, you were that close to getting 5 if i could give 2 5 star ratings you'd get the other one.

Posted by Spin  {{ 5 tabs / 1 corrections }}  on: 21 Feb 2009 22:14

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I’m with the others here. Even though I suck at constructive criticism, I am still finding it hard to point out any flaws in this song. If this was made just by fooling around in Guitar Pro/PowerTab, then I’d like to see what you could do with a program like FL Studio.

Though just like JazzDeath, I probably won’t be coming back to listen to this song, since my taste in music is different, but that doesn’t take away any points.


Posted by apzrman  {{ 7 tabs / 3 corrections }}  on: 22 Feb 2009 05:30

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Nice melodies. This was a pleasant song. I felt it didn't really get going though. Whilst very pleasing on the ear, with some nice progressions, I felt it lacked something. Maybe it was the tempo... not sure. The only thing that really sucks in this song is your choice of vocal. There are many other instruments you could have used. Anyhow It was nice but not memorable.

Posted by blackiel  {{ 0 tabs / 0 corrections }}  on: 22 Feb 2009 15:44

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Very good composition. The concept of the song matches perfectly the music.
But, this is the kind of song that I would never listen to. It is too slow and I would choose a guitar rather than those vocals to lead the song.
I liked the solo and it is well place in the song.


Posted by MNC_Metal  {{ 4 tabs / 0 corrections }}  on: 25 Feb 2009 03:01

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wow, this is amazing... I just, I don't have words. I'm sorry, I know you're expecting some constructive criticism but really, you touched my heart with this song. Words are useless here.

Rate: 5 Stars

P.S: This sounded a little like Japanese OVA closing songs, I couldn't write it better xD

Posted by Daslaf  {{ 22 tabs / 0 corrections }}  on: 26 Feb 2009 19:37

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original and appealing instrument use. the structure and melodies are top notch, and it has its hooks aswell. the first part of the guitar solo was really nice, although it faded abit towards the end. Sometimes it kinda reminded me of snow patrol - chasing cars, which is a good thing IMO. This is probably the best executed song I've heard so far in this competition. nicely done


Posted by Shade Of Blue  {{ 15 tabs / 0 corrections }}  on: 27 Feb 2009 12:16

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What do you mean by “enjoy it on a songwriter level”? I do not care at all if a song is “well written”, I care about the feelings in the song, and this song clearly outstands in that area... And I cant let you know what I would change, because I wouldnt change anything... this song isn’t perfect, and that’s good, cause music is not meant to be perfect... Ok, if you REALLY want to change something, maybe the outro wasnt as good as the rest of the song...
That’s all...

Rating 4.5

Posted by Todo Winterwolf  {{ 11 tabs / 0 corrections }}  on: 27 Feb 2009 17:51

Rated as: Unrated
Very peaceful. Made me want to take nap. I really liked the vocal line in this song. It flowed nicely with everything else. The guitar solo was okay it really didn't stick out to me or grab my attention but it wasn't bad. This is a great ballad full of great soft soothing sounds. I am interested to see what other compositions you will right in the future.

Rating 4.5

Posted by daniel9388  {{ 33 tabs / 0 corrections }}  on: 01 Mar 2009 02:37

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Quibokk27 – On Cloud Nine

This song is really relaxing and the mood is excellent. Overall I must say the backing for this song is pretty much excellent all the way through. It’s almost spot on musically and structurally. Only downside is some sketchy fingerings at times. Where the song has some problems is in the melody tracks – mainly vocals, although the guitar solo has some bad points as well.

The vocals throughout reek of guitar pro – as in I can clearly tell that they must have been conceived with the program at hand. The vocals just don’t flow like I feel like they should. And I guess that is the main fault of this song, since the style has the vocals as such an important part of the setup. The guitar solo has some excellent melodic ideas, but when you begin the 16th note stuff you kind of kill the mood. I would have liked more of the slow guitar lines in the solo, maybe building up to a climax instead of staying kind of stationary. When all that is said I miss some more variations in the instruments, maybe just a few fills here and there on the drums or something, just something to spice things up because I think at times it gets a little monotonous in the bass/drum department at least.

Still a really good song.

Rating: 4.0

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

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Quibokk27 – On Cloud Nine

...wow, the intro is so... soothing. And it continues soothing from there. And throughout the whole piece, I just keep thinking “this is so soothing”. And it had me thinking of clouds too ;]

Now, for some more “solid” feedback – come on, admit it, a fair share of the melodies (with the vocals being the main offender) were rather cheddar, but they somehow don't detract from the song... if anything, they're like extra-sweet icing on a cake, and if you know how to eat it the icing will help, and not get in the way. But you have to keep that in mind when listening to the piece, and keep your ear on the main soothing core, and not focus on gobbling the sugary icing. The “climax” of ultimate cheddar occurs in the (surprise) chorus, with the insanely simple and hooking (and cheddar) vocal line... I like it though. It's a pretty okay chorus. The solo isn't bad, but I felt that the distortion came out of the blue, catching me off guard and slightly shattering the feel. Think it would serve the song better if you changed it to jazz guitar. Hopefully wouldn't devastate the soothing mood.

To end on a positive note though – when the song ends, I want more. I don't want to go back to the ground. That's good, no?

Rating: 4 stars

Posted by RumpyTheRubbuhChikin  {{ 30 tabs / 0 corrections }}  on: 04 Mar 2009 17:05

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Quibokk27 - On Cloud Nine
Well, I won't say much about this, I do not feel a need to venture deep into the depths of pointless
-ness, there isn't much to say, but Bravo. This song is simple, really down to earth, and with the
right vocals, it could be a hit, well at least it could've been ten years ago (haven't followed what
happened in the "mainstream"-scene for that long, so I don't know. :P).

- originality - Not much.
- composition technique - Nothing extra ordinary
- rhythm - I would've liked to see a more varied percussion-rhythm, but that's because I like that,
not that this song really needs it. The bass on the other hand REALLY needs to be more noticable,
a song like this needs a good bass-rhythm.
- appropriate key signature - No, should've been A Major, but no biggie.
- song structure - Perfect for the genre.
- quality of notation/tablature - No complaints
- orchestration - A+
- use and respect of musical language - Yes, but I would guess you're not a schooled musician, am
I right?
- use and quality of
Melody = This is singable!
Hooks = Well, not really, but no problem, as I guess the vocals would push this song forward
Solos = Could've used some more advanced tweaks, but this works.
Riffs = No real riffs, isn't mandatory.
- mix of instruments and panning: No complaints.
- general use of the GP software: Average.


Posted by Generis Humani  {{ 53 tabs / 0 corrections }}  on: 06 Mar 2009 06:07

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