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Ophelia in the Weeds

Reflection on her death in 'Hamlet.

 7 total reviews 
Comment by
Jimi Seven
 
Music Rating
 
 

#1 Ranked Reviewer!

Nice instrumental...loved the feel of it...This could have been used in part of a theatrical production.
It created suspense in places, then action, and pause for thought!

Very , very nice composition!


 Comment Written 25-Aug-2017



reply by the artist on 25-Aug-2017
    Yes, thanks, it was meant to tell a story - based on Hamlet, of course. I'm glad you noticed the theatrical feel.
Comment by
dnvrj
 
Music Rating
 
 

Nice calm piano intro. Nothing about this song is really grabbing me creatively, though it feels technically sound. Could have been made by a computer. I'm bored. Belongs in an elevator.


 Comment Written 25-Oct-2015



reply by the artist on 26-Oct-2015
    Thank you for taking time to respond to this work. I appreciate your comment.
Comment by
Loyd C. Taylor, Sr.
 
 

Hello good friend. This is very pleasant indeed, very smooth and relaxing. I enjoyed and wish you the best in the contest. Loyd


 Comment Written 23-Oct-2015



reply by the artist on 23-Oct-2015
    Thank you Loyd, I am glad you liked it - a pity about the virtual clarinet. Sorry it wasn't a real one.

reply by Loyd C. Taylor, Sr. on 24-Oct-2015
    You are welcome, Loyd
Comment by
Frankie(n)
 
Music Rating
 
Review Stars
  Rank:  2
 

#2 Ranked Reviewer

the cover art looks so beautiful and the music was nicely composed and it sounds pleasing to the listening mind;keep it up


 Comment Written 23-Oct-2015



reply by the artist on 23-Oct-2015
    Thank you for listening and taking the time to comment. I'm glad you liked it.
Comment by
Kerri Powles
 
Review Stars
  Rank:  6
 

Very complex contemporary work. Obviously a lot of thought has gone into the construction of this piece. The piano remained interesting throughout with it's variations, which held my interest, and the oboe? added a very nice touch.


 Comment Written 22-Oct-2015



reply by the artist on 23-Oct-2015
    Thank you, Kerri, for your appreciation and very generous rating. I was rather disappointed with the sound of the virtual clarinet. I think a real instrument would be much more effective. Maybe I'll experiment with one or two different instruments. I originally wrote it for my wife to play with a pianist friend. However, I suspect it may be a bit too contemporary for them. I enjoyed working on it. thanks again. I hope you are in good spirits.
Comment by
Kakalaki Kid
 
 

Hey mate, long time no hear. i really enjoyed the piece, it really got harmonica and smooth well within the structure. However I do feel you could focus a little on the key work. It comes of separate from the piece, in it's clarity, structure and more dramatic stone.. However the end out fake about a minute out from the end was well key stroked. I think you should use this same technique and quality of sound in the other key points. This will elevate this piece far beyond a mere 5 or 6 star. I hope this helps mate.. I'm a fan of your work and so are my members at SMS. We WILL be in touch very soon..


 Comment Written 22-Oct-2015



reply by the artist on 22-Oct-2015
    Yea, I think I agree about the key work. One of the problems of using virtual instruments is that it tends to blur things. The 'harmonica' was a virtual clarinet. I think I should have tried a different instrument but it was written for a pianist friend and my wife who is a good clarinetist. Your comments were helpful. Thanks.
Comment by
Noah_Ohne
 
Review Stars
  Rank:  16
 

Ophelia in the Weeds is a very mellow, very easy to listen to piano piece. The composition is well thought out and contains a few surprises. From the beginning I thought it was going to be a sort of smokey bar or lounge piece, but that changed quickly and I became more interested as it continued.

The harmonica or harmonica-like sound was a very interesting touch and helped very much to enhance the mood of this piece.



 Comment Written 22-Oct-2015



reply by the artist on 22-Oct-2015
    Thanks very much. The 'harmonica', sadly, was a virtual clarinet. I think it would have sound a lot better with a real instrument. Thanks for your generous grading.
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