I’m putting this in a separate post, because there have been several people who’ve been asking me about this stuff, and I just want to set the record straight, I guess. Regarding what I think about interpreting things.
Heya, I read this and felt like it was probably relevant to the feedback I posted earlier which I apologize for since it might not have helped as much as I thought it would be. I’m not someone formally educated in music, just someone scrapping by with things I barely know about. I do understand what you meant when you say artist mentality. I don’t like it either, and it may seem like I do this often in my feedbacks because it’s hard to write anything when I don’t know what you want feedback on specifically. And when that’s vague, I question a lot on what someone intends to do with their song to better understand them so I could know what to write about.
Perhaps that’s an unnecessary step, it could lead to me saying things that someone wants to hear, or confuse them even more when they don’t know what to look for. Pardon if that wasn’t what you were looking for in a feedback. I’ll keep that point in mind.
I’ll understand — and others would too — if you simply want to make music because you want to or you can. And if you want feedback on specifically how it sounds or from an average listener, then I’ll do just that. I’m not the best when it comes to technicalities as much as I hope to write about it, so most of what I could offer is more insight on direction.
This is a nice post overall, mainly because I feel pressured myself to add meaning in everything I do. That probably go off into tangents of my own insecurities and the way I grew up, and the least I hoped was that reflecting in these feedback posts when it’s not about me, but you. I know that trying too hard to add meaning could be superfluous and restricting sometimes, because it makes singing angry venting “fuuuuckkk you” songs or simple random tunes left feeling renderless and silly.
Even if this post isn’t specifically directed to what I wrote earlier (if it is, that’s fine too) and just to a general person who thinks this way, I’m really glad you wrote it.
This msg yesterday made my day (then again it was at 12am but okay it makes today too)! You’re welcome, but really, I’m just glad to give it when I can. I give feedback mainly because I love watching people — such as you! — continuously improve beyond your limits. ;D
Oh, that’s really flattering to hear! I’m glad you liked it. :D I’m surprised that I never put up a download link, so sorry about that! The original file was 155mb (yeah, really downloadable), but here’s the 5mb MP3 version I converted just now. :)
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I also fixed the original post with it. On a side note, there’s a lot of technical & rhythmic mistakes that I made back then. Pardon the high pitched frequencies if they get hard to bear with. I may consider reworking on this again sometime in the future. :D
Woke up and just realized that in what I posted yesterday (Breeze), the piano part sounds awfully unfitting to the whole song. Oh boy. I have later to fix it I guess.