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This review is "a bit much"

Post by ricschmitz » Thu Jun 06, 2019 8:35 am

The screener shouldn't try to give music history/theory lessons. I don't think supervisors and general audience care about intervals an such .
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" I like the harp, but the series of parallel open intervals is a bit much even for this time period. They were definitely e feature but not as much of a constant under the melody as we're seeing here."

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Re: This review is "a bit much"

Post by ttully » Thu Jun 06, 2019 2:53 pm

Sometimes the person reviewing is actually from the library.
They know what they want..especially when it says.... Super High Bar.


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Re: This review is "a bit much"

Post by VanderBoegh » Thu Jun 06, 2019 4:00 pm

Totally agree with Tim. It could have been the library owner him/herself that did the screening.

Plus, they specified authentic-sounding, and that almost is a dead giveaway that the screener is going to be somewhat of an expert in that particular genre, and will be a bear for details like intervals, instrumentation, phrasing, etc.....

P.S. SoundCloud went straight to your "A Chase" track as I was typing. Nice!!

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Re: This review is "a bit much"

Post by johnnyrowing » Thu Jun 06, 2019 4:02 pm

Shouldn't the reviewer consider era appropriate theory/history before they forward something as era appropriate?

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Re: This review is "a bit much"

Post by ricschmitz » Thu Jun 06, 2019 6:05 pm

VanderBoegh wrote:
Thu Jun 06, 2019 4:00 pm
Totally agree with Tim. It could have been the library owner him/herself that did the screening.

Plus, they specified authentic-sounding, and that almost is a dead giveaway that the screener is going to be somewhat of an expert in that particular genre, and will be a bear for details like intervals, instrumentation, phrasing, etc.....

P.S. SoundCloud went straight to your "A Chase" track as I was typing. Nice!!

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Thank you Matt.
Glad you liked the other piece. I just started uploading to SoundCloud.

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Re: This review is "a bit much"

Post by ricschmitz » Thu Jun 06, 2019 6:11 pm

ttully wrote:
Thu Jun 06, 2019 2:53 pm
Sometimes the person reviewing is actually from the library.
They know what they want..especially when it says.... Super High Bar.


My super 2 cents worth,
Tim
Thanks. Good to know before I spend $5.00

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Re: This review is "a bit much"

Post by ricschmitz » Thu Jun 06, 2019 6:32 pm

johnnyrowing wrote:
Thu Jun 06, 2019 4:02 pm
Shouldn't the reviewer consider era appropriate theory/history before they forward something as era appropriate?
Thanks for the reply, I appreciate any input.
We all know more or less how the western civilization's music sounds from the medieval juglars and Gregorian chants to actuallity, but how if "era apptopiate" refers to the Roman empire, the Greeks or Vikings , and so on ?
Then you are free to do anything for lack of music literature.


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