First Instrumental Attempt- don't pull any punches lol

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First Instrumental Attempt- don't pull any punches lol

Post by JohnnyP » Tue May 07, 2019 5:13 pm

I usually write vocal songs but I saw a listing for instrumentals and took a stab. I think I'm in the ballpark on this one but not sure if I'm closer to the exit than the plate :) . Here's the listing and thanks for your guidance.

https://soundcloud.com/jp-pearson-1/gol ... se/s-iBYIP

POSITIVE INSTRUMENTAL CUES are needed for TV COMMERCIALS by a High-End Music Library with countless credits in big Feature Films, TV Shows, and Commercials.

They’re looking for Instrumental Cues in All Tempos that would fall within the stylistic wheelhouse of the references we got from our client:

Positive Ad-Friendly Examples (Dropbox playlist)

Please submit well-composed Instrumental Cues that have an "advertising-friendly” sound and vibe. Your production should be driven by organic based instrumentation and should have some development as it progresses.

The key elements that make this music library happy are:

• Cues should have a Positive mood (it can be “warm” and/or “motivational”, but always positive.)

• Cues need to have good edit points.

• Cues must be Library-cue ‘friendly’ i.e.: a clear theme right from the start. Proper mood and pacing.

• Instrumental Cues can have an ABAB structure, but don't necessarily need to (listen to the examples). Prominent leads are not needed. The theme/motifs should be found in the arrangement/chord progressions (again, listen to the examples).

• High quality, in composition, tone, and performance are all required.

All submissions should be approximately 2 minutes long. Non-Faded, Buttoned endings are preferred. Broadcast Quality is needed.
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Re: First Instrumental Attempt- don't pull any punches lol

Post by funsongs » Tue May 07, 2019 5:44 pm

That link didn't work for me, so I couldn't listen to your track; wanna try again?
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Re: First Instrumental Attempt- don't pull any punches lol

Post by JohnnyP » Wed May 08, 2019 8:21 am

Thanks Peter! I fixed the link.
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Re: First Instrumental Attempt- don't pull any punches lol

Post by cosmicdolphin » Wed May 08, 2019 10:15 am

Sounds like you pretty much nailed it, right vibe, right sounds, good cue structure

My only couple of comments was I found the main melody a tad repetitive by the time I got to around 1.20 ..if you could make a variation of it ..it might only need the last note changing on a couple of occassions just to add variety

I wasn't a massive fan of the solo guitar sound I thought it brought a whiff of the 80's which may not be a good thing. But overall yeah I liked it and thought it was a good fit for the listing.

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Re: First Instrumental Attempt- don't pull any punches lol

Post by JohnnyP » Wed May 08, 2019 4:53 pm

Thanks for listening and commenting Mark.
Very good points about the gtr sound and repetitive nature of the melody.
I have to agree.
Thanks again for listening, and especially for critiquing.
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