[LAU] [music] the relief

Louigi Verona louigi.verona at gmail.com
Wed May 24 09:52:23 UTC 2017

Hey Benoît!

Let me add some suggestions that might enhance the tune.

1. The piano accompaniment could stay as simple as it is, but I would
advice playing around with note velocities. Currently all notes are of the
same velocity which makes it sound very mechanistic. Instead, one can put
emphasis on a dominant note and make the rest quieter, or make velocities
change - become quieter or slower. This is especially important when your
piano sounds on its own, in the beginning.

2. Compositionally I would not have the piano in the beginning. It is just
way too simple for that. The piece is rather slow and I felt that such a
slow start might put listeners off. I would also rethink the development of
the tune. It sounds like a soundtrack piece, and there is some interesting
development in the middle, but this kind of tune could benefit from much
more variety, both melodic and compositional. Change of tone, pace could be
extremely beneficial here.


On Wed, May 24, 2017 at 10:57 AM, Bill Purvis <bill at billp.org> wrote:

> On 23/05/17 23:53, Benoît Rouits wrote:
>> Hello dear list,
>> After some silence here, i just wrote this little tune* called
>> "The Relief", it is dedicated to the LAU. I hope you will enjoy it!
>> As i use to write unfinished short tunes, this falls into this
>> category too. So, don't feel frustrated at the end, i told you.
>> It only lasts 3 minutes. I used musescore with the Salamander SFZ piano,
>> Sonatina double bass, and yoshimi with classical ImpossibleDream patch.
>> I recorded it with qjackrcd, orchestrated by qjackctl.
>> Thank you for listening !
>> [*] http://brouits.free.fr/music/exmachina/the_relief.ogg
> Nice one, Benoît. I enjoyed the simple arrangement, and the progressions
> were
> very pleasing. Keep on composing!
> Bill
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Louigi Verona
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