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My musical tunes and their unrealized greatness
#1
This tune I made is supposed to convey something bizarre and mysterious such as being all alone in a far away, distant time period or galaxy. It, to me, conveys powerful, deep meaning and is very catchy. I'm not sure what others would think of it though. I think it could very well be my best tune.  You just hear the beat at first and then you hear the melody along with the beat. So, listen to all of it:

Youtube Link:

https://youtu.be/LC7Z6g3_RAM

Soundcloud Link:

https://soundcloud.com/user-432115982/di...nalversion

Music Sheet:

https://ibb.co/F37vyVK

I think this melody is great and has a lot of power and meaning to it.  At this stage of development though, said power, greatness, and meaning might not be conveyed to the audience.  Thus, they might see the tune as meaningless rubbish.  It might really be necessary then that I fully craft this melody by adding chords, harmony, etc. so that the audience will realize the power and greatness this melody has. 

Only I can see the power and greatness this melody has and other people might not see that because I'm the one who created this melody which means only I know its power.  I would need to somehow bring that greatness alive to the audience.  Now, if I were to fully craft this melody and people still tell me it's rubbish, then there are 2 possibilities.

The 1st would be that my melodies obviously don't convey what I described at all. They really were nothing great and I was fooling myself all along into believing they were great. But the 2nd possibility would be that they are great, do convey what I describe, and people can't see that due to their high standards. If, for example, I fully craft my Distant Future tune, then there's power, greatness, and meaning staring these people right in front of their faces and they can't even see it.

They lack appreciation and that's what blinds them. They expect too much when it comes to artwork. There's a big difference between how complex an artwork is and the power, meaning, and greatness conveyed by an artwork. Just because my fully crafted Distant Future melody isn't a more complicated melody, is predictable, and repeats, doesn't mean it's a rubbish melody that conveys no meaning.

I think people are having too high of a standard and that blinds them to the power and greatness of artwork. Even simple art forms such as the drawing of a beautiful rose can convey power and meaning. It doesn't have to be a rose with complex detail for it to be something great.

My point is, a work of art can qualify as something great, powerful, and meaningful even when it's not the complex work of an artistic mastermind.  Lastly, my dream is to be a composer and I want to create music that's actually good and conveys what I want to convey and not just music that I think is good and conveys what I describe.

To conclude this post, I'd like to share one last melody which is a gentle, caring tune. It's very memorable and catchy. It might not be anything great or memorable at this stage of development though. Or maybe it will. I really don't know which is why I'm sharing my melodies. Again, you hear the beat of this gentle tune and then the melody along with the beat:

Youtube Link:

https://youtu.be/8tGyacHCf9w

Soundcloud Link:

https://soundcloud.com/user-432115982/ge...nalversion

Music Sheet:

https://ibb.co/3yx9mt9
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#2
You can't go on about 'power, greatness & meaning' - something you seem to be obsessed by - until you finally finish something. And even then you have to leave it to others to determine whether your work has any merit or not. That's for the audience to decide - not you. Finish what you started. A half-baked idea is no good to anyone. You have to see it through and that takes work. Lots of it.

You say that this melody is great and has lots of potential and then you talk about 'if you decide to finish it'. Surely if you think it has lots of potential then you would finish it??!!??
Talk is cheap. Actions speak louder than words. I can't comment on the music until I hear the finished product.

'They lack appreciation and that's what blinds them' ??!!?? - You're wrong here. They appreciate good music and that's what makes them decide what is good and what is not. If someone does not like your music that does not automatically mean they lack appreciation. In fact quite the opposite. It means they are discerning. If someone likes your music they like it. Pure and simple. If they don't, they don't. That's life. Stop talking up your music and finish something. Then let the audience decide. And LISTEN when they respond.
'The purpose of life is a life of purpose' - Athena Orchard.
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#3
yup, like Jerome said....finish it, present us with a completed work to judge
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#4
(29-11-2018, 07:34)Jerome Wrote: You can't go on about 'power, greatness & meaning' - something you seem to be obsessed by - until you finally finish something. And even then you have to leave it to others to determine whether your work has any merit or not. That's for the audience to decide - not you. Finish what you started. A half-baked idea is no good to anyone. You have to see it through and that takes work. Lots of it.

You say that this melody is great and has lots of potential and then you talk about 'if you decide to finish it'. Surely if you think it has lots of potential then you would finish it??!!??
Talk is cheap. Actions speak louder than words. I can't comment on the music until I hear the finished product.

'They lack appreciation and that's what blinds them' ??!!?? - You're wrong here. They appreciate good music and that's what makes them decide what is good and what is not. If someone does not like your music that does not automatically mean they lack appreciation. In fact quite the opposite. It means they are discerning. If someone likes your music they like it. Pure and simple. If they don't, they don't. That's life. Stop talking up your music and finish something. Then let the audience decide. And LISTEN when they respond.

I will finish it then.  I was just eager to share it now because I thought there was the possibility that people would realize the power and greatness this melody has.  I see that's not the case and I must fully craft this melody so that said greatness becomes realized.  Lastly, there are people who don't appreciate good music.  For example, some people would say Michael Jacskon's music isn't that good because some of his melodies are too simplistic.  I think they are great and some people just can't appreciate his music.  Many people do appreciate his music though.  The same idea applies to the Super Mario theme song.  Some people would say it's dull and repetitive while I think it's great and catchy. So, the audience isn't always right and discerning as you say they are.
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#5
Let's assume you are right and I am wrong. I don't have a problem with that. I also create music. Some people think it's complete crap and have said so. I'm OK with that. And some people like it and have bought it. The bottom line is simply this. Post your completed project and allow the audience to determine whether they think it is good or not. And when you get the feedback you have to accept it. Whether you think you are right or not. Art is subjective. It always will be. That's what makes it interesting.
'The purpose of life is a life of purpose' - Athena Orchard.
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(29-11-2018, 17:06)Jerome Wrote: Let's assume you are right and I am wrong. I don't have a problem with that. I also create music. Some people think it's complete crap and have said so. I'm OK with that. And some people like it and have bought it. The bottom line is simply this. Post your completed project and allow the audience to determine whether they think it is good or not. And when you get the feedback you have to accept it. Whether you think you are right or not. Art is subjective. It always will be. That's what makes it interesting.

I understand.  But, if far more people love my fully crafted music and say it's great than there are people saying it's rubbish, then that says my music really is great and that there are just some people out there who don't like it and don't appreciate it.  However, if far more people are saying it's awful, then that says it's awful.
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