Thanks for this Tim
Not sure what tempo you are after.
I have had three hard rejects for “composition/arrangement” since I started here and they were all a complete surprise to me and I still can’t fathom it. I just put them to one side.
On the other hand, my soft rejects have all been for reasons that sound reasonable to me. On one of these, poor qualtiy samples were cited. I then purchased a commercial library from a large player and it was still held for review but subsequently approved, I think because I quoted the name of the library. If it was rejected again, I would have surely sent the comments to the library supplier.
This is probably not the place for policy comments but I think that some, if not all, hard rejects should be moderated by another reviewer.
Many years ago, I wrote a song where I thought I had truly nailed it. One day, in a taxi, I heard the opening two lines of the melody on the radio. It was by a well known group. I shunted it to one side for years, but the rest of the song was (to me) so good, that I reworked the opening and ended up with something quite usable and unrecognisable to the original, still within the chord sequence that inspired the song.
I now wonder whether I did subconsciously copy the start or whether it fell out as the most obvious from the chord sequence I used.
Conversely, an older song of mine was returned from a music site (not AJ) with the comment that the melody of the closing line of the chorus was ‘remarkably close’ to that in the song …..xxxx. While I can hear the similarity, my song predated that one by 5 years. So, if mine had been published and played, then the shoe would have been on the other foot, even though an artist of that stature would not copy from me.
Bottom line is that some melodies do fit some progressions very well in western music. We can also be inspired by what we have heard and later reproduce it or something sinilar.
Take a look at the cases for “My Sweet Lord” (recognisably similar), and, on the other end of the spectrum, “Land Down Under”(still don’t get it)
Great to see your track used this way – and with a credit. I notice a couple of requests for the name of the music in the comments also so that’s good.
It took me a while to figure out that you can actually stretch a cruise ship. I would have thought the original engineering was done for only the original ship. It’s a bit like adding extra floors to a building that wasn’t designed for it.
Hey Rev. I’d be happy to know when the analytics show a significant number of referrals.
I thought long and hard about how to have something visually interesting to put the music behind and I hit upon the idea of using my holiday photos like this
Not sure how many people would be interested, but I thought I might get some hits from searches on the place name. I have audiojungle and royalty free music in the tags. I’m using songs that have had no sales to see if I can stir up some interest. I’ll repost if I have any luck
I can top these. My headphones weren’t working at all. Traced the signal right through, wiggled the lead, plugged, unplugged – nothing. Problem was that I run two sets of phones. I had one set on my ears but the other set was plugged in. How embarassing is that?