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Mirrors      [GP5]   [126 hits]   [Version: 1]   [Id: 105761]
Artist: Open Competition April 2009
File Size: 74.9 KB     Number of Tracks: 8
Submitted by: Daslaf  (All tabs)  on 11 Apr 2009 12:05, commenting:
Ballad, prefer gp5 file and check F5 window
Validated by Generis Humani on 15 Apr 2009 14:29


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Mirrors - Daslaf

For me, this song really started at the pre-chorus. I wasn't a huge fan of the verse. The bass went too high, and sorta interfered with the piano for me. I didn't really dig the almost medieval vibe there either.

You really needed drums during the guitar solo, imo. Plus, I think bass needed to be a little less meandering during it. The guitar solo itself, I really enjoyed - delay always makes things sound better doesn't it? ;)

Now the part that really stood out to me in this song is the instrumental bridge. Loved the chord progression there. Vibraphone makes it all the better. Now, I think the verses are a million times better without that bass - after hearing the re-entry into it after the aforementioned bridge. The rest of the song is good. The fadeout with the guitar solo was nicely done.

There are a few faults with the song, but I still enjoyed. I kept going back to the instrumental bridge many times after first hearing it - so thats something good.

3.5 stars.

Posted by Quibokk  {{ 16 tabs / 0 corrections }}  on: 18 Apr 2009 08:13

Rated as: Unrated
Daslaf – Mirrors

I was greatly surprised when it wasn't Oso who wrote the bulk of the track... it's not something I'd have expected from you, really. It's not bad, it's an okay written ballad... but you got me used to stellar, top-league quality stuff, and this falls flat on its face in comparison. I know it's an old tune, and it's the saving grace of the song. Everybody starts somewhere, you wrote this on your way to more fulfilled pieces, like the ones you've sent in already and are working on now. The song is a passably executed ballad, but lacking a certain “spark” that would make the tune really come alive and be a pleasing listen, plus the bass line gets in the way more than it helps. Hoping for a fresh song next time, and not an old comp stashed on the hard drive. Hard giving you feedback on something like this, since you already outgrew any possible suggestions I could give.

Rate: 2.5 stars

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

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I'm not sure what to make of this. The bass seems to perform the vocal - if there is one - not sure. It was too high anyway. The piano is too overpowering, although there were nice melodies within it. In part B, the beat gets going, then 2 beats in it stops for some triangle, side stick and ride bell. It just wasn't necessary and spoiled it for me. The solo was a decent melody. I think the mix needs adjustment to lessen the piano and bass. I felt the song lacked any direction; well I didn't get it. I didn't hear a hook or anything that memorable. I can see effort has gone into this, but I felt it lacked something.

Posted by blackiel  {{ 0 tabs / 0 corrections }}  on: 19 Apr 2009 11:13

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This is a pretty nice ballad, certainly very soothing and emotional. Didn't make me cry though... that's hard to do with a MIDI tab, and probably the feeling would have turned out better in a real recording with a real band, but still, that's the biggest issue with this song. It's well done, and a pleasurable listen, but I couldn't *feel* it for the most part. Like it lacked something. What? I don't know. Sorry I can't be more specific :/

For the good stuff: the instrumental bridge was very cool, nice vibes; the bass was kinda weird, being so high, but it sort of gives away the leading melody, and while it might be a strange choice, for me it worked. Another high point for me was the C(Break), the chords there sounded very nice.

You mention you're not happy with the guitar lead in the end, I actually think it's good, emphasizing the main melody. It's the guitar solo that needs work in my opinion, right now it feels kinda dead, I'm not sure why but the only part that got me going was bar 71. The faster part in the end just didn't work for me.

Overall, it's nice, but it lacks some "spark", which is comprehensible if this is an old one from you - your newer ones are *a lot* better.


Posted by |_JR_|  {{ 13 tabs / 0 corrections }}  on: 24 Apr 2009 03:54

Rated as: Unrated
A ballad with a suitable structure, a good leading idea, but which suffers from several orchestration flaws...

The first thing that stuck out to me in this song was the bassline, and unfortunately not in a good way - For example in the first verse, I get the impression the bass is supposed to either harmonise or play along with the piano line, unfortunately it is done so relatively poorly.

Let's take a look at bar 2...the first three notes on piano being E F# G#, and on bass being E E G# - Right off the bat, the second note makes an awkward impression, and the bass line continues to clash with the leading piano throughout the first verse.

And unfortunately again... listening to the entire song, almost the entirety gives me this same impression - Very solid structure, very solid main idea, but the orchestration detracts from the song throughout on several occasions, and makes the entire song sound quite flawed...

Another very obvious example at bar 12 - The bass plays an E flat on the last note, and the keyboard plays an E - for a ballad, and for the feeling I think the song is trying to display, it's quite unpleasant...

Still this may seem entirely negative, but my main point is that, in some measures like bar 14, the emotion really comes out to grab at you, but as a whole flaws in the orchestration end up ruining the song.

In some other instances though, like bar 48-49, the change of feel is really efficient, and really adds depth to the song.

I'm very surprised you think the solo was lacking actually, for me it's one of the best pulled off parts.

I genuinely think this song has a lot of potential, but in its current form, it makes for a very unstable listening experience, and it comes off rather amateurish.

Best parts - Chorus, Guitar Solo
Worst parts - The several orchestration flaws throughout - mostly the bass, I believe, hard to pinpoint all of them....
Recommendations - Take the time to analyse what you consider the leading part of each section, and modify the supporting instruments to complement the main idea, instead of detracting from it.

Rating - 2.5 stars. This could have been worth much more, with a lot of polish - there is potential, and a very strong structural backbone.

Posted by JazzDeath  {{ 22 tabs / 0 corrections }}  on: 09 May 2009 11:38

Rated as: Unrated
The bass in this song sucks most of the time. That was my first impression. Really, that bass makes the song so much worse than what it could have been. It tries too much, if you know what I mean. Now the rest of the song is kind of stale as well, compared to what im used to from you. The best part is probably the solo, but even that one has its flaws. It really doesn’t fit that well with the mood, and the delay effect detracts from the experience here. As for the outro solo, it feels a bit misplaced there, enters out of nowhere it seems. Either have it do something else than keys, or omit it and add variety in other instruments, to enforce the change to last 8 bars (something as simple as changing hi-hat to a ride has a big difference at times… you could try do something similar there)

Posted by Beckkill  {{ 11 tabs / 0 corrections }}  on: 15 May 2009 17:31

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Daslaf - Mirrors
I have to admit, this is not my favorite from you. I found the chord progressions used less than attractive. At least the piano melodies are good. The chorus is (much) better. (btw, the transition in bar 62 worked the third time I played it…) The guitar solo is great too, but then instrumental bridge kind of breaks the flow…
Rating: 3

Posted by Todo Winterwolf  {{ 11 tabs / 0 corrections }}  on: 15 May 2009 20:36

Rated as: Unrated
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