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TAB   "La Sinfonia De La Vida"  -  6  COMMENTS  -  PAGE 1
La Sinfonia De La Vida      [GP5]   [88 hits]   [Version: 2]   [Id: 105732]
Artist: Open Competition April 2009
File Size: 36.7 KB     Number of Tracks: 5
Submitted by: Kraken  (All tabs)  on 01 Apr 2009 23:13, commenting:
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Validated by Generis Humani on 02 Apr 2009 08:08


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The intro lost its way almost before it ended. The interlude drums was a weird thing to do at that stage of a song. Verse 1 didn't really have a recognisable hook so I didn't think it was a verse. Then the chorus was also lacking something. The rest of it was pretty much the same and lacking anything memorable.

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

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La Sinfonia De La Vida - Kraken

Very... odd song we have here. There are some quite alternative ideas in terms of instrumentation etc.

That is one hell of a weird riff you have at the start there - but I don't quite find it... hooking. The fact that it's a three bar riff in parts when it feels like it should be a four doesn't help.

Like blackiel, I found the drum interlude rather random, and unnecessary. Chorus was okay - different, but it needed something more. The start of the guitar solo felt awkward - namely bar 45. The guitar in that bar should've come one bar earlier, leading into the actual solo.

To me, just my opinion, a Cm would've fit better in bar 103 - I swear I could feel that chord coming, and when it didn't it was rather jarring and unusual, and not necessarily good...

So, I wouldn't claim it was a horrible listen by any means, just a little disjointed in parts and the ideas used weren't implemented that well. Drumwork could do with some practise.

2 stars.

Posted by Quibokk  {{ 16 tabs / 0 corrections }}  on: 18 Apr 2009 08:12

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Kraken – La Sinfonia De La Vida

Well, somebody certainly made progress since last time :] You kept the best thing from your previous tune (the ability to craft an atmosphere) and took it here, to somewhat simpler and clearer ground. The tune is very straightforward, especially when compared to the constantly interlocking and disturbingly head scratching “what the hell was that” type of offering you threw at us last time around. You had some nice harmony (the choir especially, it helps with a cool atmosphere), your melodies are better, you're developing. Whilst the piece still isn't exactly competition level, it's light years ahead of the previous thing you did. Keep going, you're heading in the right direction, I think.

Rate: 1.5 stars

Posted by RumpyTheRubbuhChikin  {{ 30 tabs / 0 corrections }}  on: 18 Apr 2009 12:11

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This song is pretty okay, and it shows you have learned some more since last time. My favourite part is the chorus, especially the organ, it sounds very cool. Bar 78 reminds me a bit of the bridge in your previous song :P The outro was nice too. Also, your rhythms, particularly bass and drums, are a lot better, and the orchestrations aren't not so unnecessarily busy as the previous one, which is good.

I do think you need to work a bit more on those solos though. They're alright, but they could be improved with some bends/vibratos/whammy bar/etc. as long as they're used tastefully. Plus, it wouldn't hurt to vary the scales a bit, as it is right now you're basically running up and down the major Eb scale. Maybe experiment a little with pentatonic for example?

Also, I'm not sure the "interlude drums" was a good idea, if you are going to do a drum solo you should put a little more "punch" into it, if you know what I mean... and it doesn't make much sense to put a drum solo right after the intro, you're introducing the melody and then you cut it off completely.

Overall, it's a decent effort. It's still lacking something to really distinguish it from the others though.

2.5 [although I think this was better than your previous one, the overall quality of this competition prevented me from raising your score]

Posted by |_JR_|  {{ 13 tabs / 0 corrections }}  on: 21 Apr 2009 03:50

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A simple song, which seems to wander off without any real purpose...

First of all, the drums are so perplexing in this song.... what is the purpose of the drum intro, pounding a tom for like 4 measures long with the bassdrum, and then a drum interlude that has no groove at all, which just seems to wander aimlessly... I'm a drummer so I may be biased towards this, but it sounds like a kid hitting stuff at random on a drumset along to a metronome...

Also, the several solos added absolutely nothing to the song, had nothing memorable, and just wandered aimlessly again... they weren't interesting, nor were they useful in any way. I must say in some sense they were entertaining, because I was wondering all the while what their purpose was...

There is one particular part of the song I did find enjoyable to bob my head to though, and that would be the bass line at Verse 2 - Nice groove, simple but still enjoyable.

Also the outro had some... very ugly chords, honestly, that wasn't too pleasant.

I don't really know what to say... the first thing to focus on, I think, is energy and feeling - Your song has no notable climax, no ups and downs, no mood changes, very little variation at all.

This in itself, even if your structure is conventional, makes for a song that has nothing interesting to offer - compare it to a speaker talking in the same tone, and at the same speed and intensity, for 3 minutes straight - before long, you'll get bored, and then no matter what he's trying to say, you will lose interest.

Best parts - Verse 2
Worst parts - The energy as a whole of the song - solos - drums

Try to add dynamics to your songwriting, more mood variations, more progressions, more interesting rhythms... At least the song wasn't entirely dissonant or unlistenable.

1.5 stars.

Posted by JazzDeath  {{ 22 tabs / 0 corrections }}  on: 05 May 2009 01:42

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It’s an ok attempt compared to last time. But still it needs a lot of work. The whole thing feels very stale, and not much emotion is to be found in here. What the song really needs is work on melody. It has nothing to hook the listener. When you add more melody ill be back to comment on a new one. Kthx

Posted by Beckkill  {{ 11 tabs / 0 corrections }}  on: 15 May 2009 17:29

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