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TAB   "8th Song"  -  9  COMMENTS  -  PAGE 1
8th Song      [GP4]   [432 hits]   [Version: 1]   [Id: 105704]
Artist: Ambient Competition March 2009
File Size: 33 KB     Number of Tracks: 5
Submitted by: beba nema zvecku  (All tabs)  on 16 Mar 2009 10:23, commenting:
spare your time and just give me a 1.0 rating
Validated by Generis Humani on 16 Mar 2009 10:27

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I don't see why you must be so pessimistic, Beba.

This horrible chord progression as you call it, was a good mix between dark and melancholic to me, I actually quite liked the effect of it. The varying bass lines kept it quite interesting over time for me, and the song did manage to provoke a mood, and make me think. That in itself, is what I search for in this type of music.

I'd only say that some of the bassfills are a bit more questionable than the others... I'm not sure how much time you spent fine tuning the melodies but, some of them were great, some of them, a bit sketchy.

Like, bar 63 on bass is strange, and then when bar 69 comes on with the guitar/bass switch, I found that very cool.

I think the song could use some polish all around, but I really liked the droning feel of it. I don't think it needed 20 different progressions or more complex patters, just some note choices could have been worked out better.

Still, I found it pleasant to listen to.

Posted by JazzDeath  {{ 22 tabs / 0 corrections }}  on: 16 Mar 2009 15:12

Rated as: Unrated
I don't see why you must be so pessimistic, Beba.

This horrible chord progression as you call it, was a good mix between dark and melancholic to me, I actually quite liked the effect of it. The varying bass lines kept it quite interesting over time for me, and the song did manage to provoke a mood, and make me think. That in itself, is what I search for in this type of music.

I'd only say that some of the bassfills are a bit more questionable than the others... I'm not sure how much time you spent fine tuning the melodies but, some of them were great, some of them, a bit sketchy.

Like, bar 63 on bass is strange, and then when bar 69 comes on with the guitar/bass switch, I found that very cool.

I think the song could use some polish all around, but I really liked the droning feel of it. I don't think it needed 20 different progressions or more complex patters, just some note choices could have been worked out better.

Still, I found it pleasant to listen to.

Posted by JazzDeath  {{ 22 tabs / 0 corrections }}  on: 16 Mar 2009 16:17

Rated as: Unrated
I liked some of this song. Nice beat and atmosphere. Of course GP doesn't do this justice (esp. nylon and jazz guitar) but I tried to see through that. You didn't use markers. The bass line was mostly good, but a some notes seemed out of place. Bar 60 was badly dissonant with the jazz guitar and a few bars after that... something not right there. A bit repetitive throughout the song. It could have gone places with variation. The jazz guitar lines were not right which spoiled the song for me.

Posted by blackiel  {{ 0 tabs / 0 corrections }}  on: 16 Mar 2009 16:17

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So, 1.0 it is.



Just kidding... let me start off by saying the "incredibly bad chord progression" is actually incredibly good, it has a jazzy feel that sets a really, really nice mood throughout. Plus I'm a sucker for rhodes piano. It's true.



The rest of song is very bass-centered, with the jazz guitar entering shortly after halfway point. I have somewhat mixed feelings towards the solos, most of it sounds good, some of it sounds really good (moments I recall as best are bars 47-50, 67 and 74), but there is some scattered exceedingly dissonant jazzy stuff that I think would be fine in other type of music, but in an ambient song like this, it tends to get in the way of the excellent mood you got going (maybe I'm just not used to it, but there are some things like major 3rds over minor chords that sorta "tickle" my brain...).



Anyway, it's still a very good song, and the dissonance, even if ever so slightly ear-hurting in some occasions, gives it some extra originality and "charm". So you get a 4 from me, great job.

Posted by |_JR_|  {{ 13 tabs / 0 corrections }}  on: 17 Mar 2009 04:30

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8th Song - beba nema zvecku

Like the others, I really do NOT understand why you think this is so... bad? I mean, sure, there is definately some polishing needed, but overall, I think it's a pretty respectable effort (even if it actually wasn't :P)

Interesting to see that you've made the bass the lead instrument. That was actually pretty well done - the only part there that I didn't like was bar 42.

Only real annoyance with this is some parts in the jazz guitar track - the aforementioned dissonance.

So, if anything - you're actually looking for a reasonable score - style fits ambience like a glove.

3.5 stars.

Posted by Quibokk  {{ 16 tabs / 0 corrections }}  on: 17 Mar 2009 05:21

Rated as: Unrated
beba nema zvecku - 8th Song

I don't think that there's a single person in this competition that will claim that this song is not ambient. Whilst there may not be any firmly coined definition of the genre, the atmospheric and chilling element is fulfilled by your song really well. It's not in your face, instead becoming more of a backing, doing its thing without disturbing. Upon closer inspection, it shows that it's well composed – you get a real cool progression, well instrumented (just enough presence, and perfect instrument choices), and despite the length it doesn't really become stale. The soloing is typical you, with a lot of off-key notes, but they somehow help with the atmosphere instead of detracting. Also, congrats on having the most strictly “ambient” soloing in the competition :]

Rating: 4 stars

Posted by RumpyTheRubbuhChikin  {{ 30 tabs / 0 corrections }}  on: 17 Mar 2009 14:11

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Beba nema zvecku – 8th song
This tune has good potential to be pretty nice, but falls short mostly because of the seemingly uncontrolled dissonance and odd note choices in the lead that seem to appear throughout as well as general odd phrasings in the lead that didn’t work too good for me.

Unrelated to this the introduction of the chord progression in the first 4 bars was odd and didn’t come close to introducing the tune right. It was awkward sounding, and it’s a shame, because the ambience of the backing in this tune is pretty cool. You should have worked on introducing the mood better.

The lead part like in bar 11-18 is ok, it seems to fit. The lead parts that are different from this however, really do not work. Sometimes they are awkward sounding, and sometimes plain bad, the fast parts don’t work very well and so on.

As the song is now the lead really spoils the experience, which is a shame because the backing was pretty ambient and spot on. For now while the lead is as it is, however, I cannot give you a very good rating. But know that getting a higher rating is not far away – you seem to show more potential than I’ve seen before from you.

Rating – 2.5

Posted by Beckkill  {{ 11 tabs / 0 corrections }}  on: 27 Mar 2009 12:20

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8th Song

Humm… are you sure you want that 1??...

I’ll take that as a no...

Anyway... First af all, I love the hypnotizing mood in this song. I cant help to think that I’ve heard the “incredibly bad chrod progression” somewhere else, but that doesnt matter...

I love that you used rhodes piano, I think it really works for ambient stuff (Now I’m asking myself why I didnt use it in my song)...What can I say about the ac.guitar? Simple, does its job... Although I cant say I loved the bass track, I must say there are some parts I liked, but, as Jazz said, some parts are “sketchy” (couldn’t find a better word)... The elec. guitar wasn’t necesary from my point of view, but it did help to give this song some change... Now with the downside of this song, the drum kit. I didnt like the sound of it... Also, I cant really say you worked very hard on it, right??

So... nothing more to say... oh yeah, the rating:

3.5

Posted by Todo Winterwolf  {{ 11 tabs / 0 corrections }}  on: 31 Mar 2009 21:43

Rated as: Unrated
Beba Nema Zvecku - 8th song

I had the feeling you were going to submit this tune. "The incredibly bad chord progression" ain't that bad at all, it's a little hard to get used to it, that F# doesn't fit at all but the acoustic guitar improves it a lot.

You have this 4 bars repeating through the whole song but ain't that repetitive at all cause the bass guitar has this main melody which follows the chord progression (from bar 11 to 18) and besides you put solos all over the place, which really gave a lot of variation. The Jazz guitar add was marvelous, it brought a whole new approach to the song and it gave you the chance to recycle these melodies already played by the bass with an extra feeling.

Now, about the soloing, all these off notes are very yours but you overused this source, some solos are fine but the rest didn't make it in at a whole new level of failure. The structure of the solos is fine, I really got the feeling of improvised stuff, not too complicated at all, but all these off notes sounded really weird and disturbing. I loved what you did with the guitar on 67 and with that crescendo on 71 & 72 but unfortunately ended in senseless dissonance.

What I like of this song is the fact that you really managed to make it simple, 4 bars repeating all the way through 'till the end over 6 minutes, that's ambient man! I guess this weird and abstract soloing helped a lot with the repepetitive stuff, and of course the jazz guitar add also helped, but at the same time I really hate most of the melodies and all these off notes. I'm completely sure this song can improved a lot if you change some solos.

Rate: 3.0


Posted by Daslaf  {{ 22 tabs / 0 corrections }}  on: 02 Apr 2009 13:34

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