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Ocean's Whisper      [GP4]   [91 hits]   [Version: 2]   [Id: 105695]
Artist: Ambient Competition March 2009
File Size: 37.6 KB     Number of Tracks: 8
Submitted by: daniel9388  (All tabs)  on 07 Mar 2009 16:46, commenting:
Wrote this for my gf. I think it fits into this category. If you're using GP4 then please use this link for the mp3 form.

Validated by Generis Humani on 08 Mar 2009 16:52


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daniel9388 – Ocean's Whisper

Well, that was... unexpected of you :P I thought of you as this fun, tongue-in-cheek, dissonant metal composer, and all of a sudden you pop this quite fulfilled ballad. It's drastically different from your commonly threaded ground, and it shows... at times you seem to feel slightly uneasy writing the music, and the content becomes a little forced. Also, a slight pointer – I don't know if you mix songs using RSE or midi, but clean guitar for long-note, very slow leads isn't exactly the best choice around, especially since the slightly harsh, trebly sound clashes with the rest of your cast as it plays the melody. Work on your leads a little – the ones here aren't bad, but you can sprinkle a little extra something into your soloing to make them superb. Now... a certain problem with the piece – it's just not ambient. It feels like a rock ballad more than a “strictly ambient” bit, and the atmosphere conjured is rather far from anything I'd consider an ambient mood. It's good for what it is, but it's a bit like gorilla with a chimp mask at a chimp-only secret meeting.

Rating: 3 stars

Posted by RumpyTheRubbuhChikin  {{ 30 tabs / 0 corrections }}  on: 17 Mar 2009 14:15

Rated as: 
nice, steady and pleasant intro. The acoustic rhythm didn't sound right though at that point, a bit "stiff", but perhaps that's GP midi for you. The piano arpeggios went on a bit too long. This song could have done with some panning as it wasn't quite right without it. Even the volumes were all the same level, and it showed, as some of the instruments were too loud in parts. I didn't find anything remarkable about this song but it was pleasant nonetheless.

Posted by blackiel  {{ 0 tabs / 0 corrections }}  on: 18 Mar 2009 16:39

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Daniel9388 – Ocean’s Whisper

Um, what can I say. This tune is an at most average tune, however this is not ambient to me. It’s more like a ballad type song.

At times there’s awkward note choices like having an Cmaj7 chord with a B in the bass – I know it’s part of the chord tones but in the bass it just sounds dissonant in the bad way.

Then there’s a part like the pre-chorus, it doesn’t seem to connect the chorus and the verse very well but I guess it’s not super bad. The chorus seems ok, although I miss some kind of melody just to make it a more pleasant listen.

The solo isn’t that magnificent – it has some pretty dull phrasings, however you seem to know when to play the notes with the chords.

Overall the tune comes across rather mediocre. There’s nothing there to make me remember it really. The tune isn’t really ambient either which will draw down the score a notch. However it’s nice knowing you are open to try other things than what is your normal style.

For now just try to work out your harmony a little better so you avoid odd notes in this kind of music, and try to make the tune flow better like redoing the pre chorus for example.

Rating – 2.0

Posted by Beckkill  {{ 11 tabs / 0 corrections }}  on: 27 Mar 2009 12:27

Rated as: 
Ocean’s Whisper

Well this song starts really nice, with the piano and the keys... But when the guitar enters, that killed the mood for me. Maybe some arpeggios like in bar 15 would have worked much better, but the way it enters all of the sudden without any “reason”, didnt work for me... Same with the drums, but to a lesser extent.

To put it simple, when it started, I was thinking “oh nice, a calm piano-driven ambient song”... I was hoping for quiet drumming, and, as I said before, arpeggiated guitar... But the way you wroked it, it doesn’t really sound so ambient to me. But I don’t blame you, I know no one (well, no one except Jazz) had a clear notion of what was real ambient stuff.

So far it may seem that I dont like this song, but I did like it, it’s a good song, I can see it is well composed. It’s just that what I said before is kind of disappointing from a “ambient point of view”.


Posted by Todo Winterwolf  {{ 11 tabs / 0 corrections }}  on: 31 Mar 2009 21:47

Rated as: Unrated
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