Well hello there!
I am a passionate amateur musician with a passion for video games, and have been dabbling with the concept of creating music for said medium for some time now. Granted that I haven't had any actual projects to work on, so my compositions are so far just some random pieces with titles reflecting the scenes I imagine they would fit in, or what has inspired me to make them in the first place.
And with that said I'm posting this to hopefully get some honest feedback regarding both my compositions and production, and whether any of the material provided might possibly have videogame-music potential. I am quite aware that the styles of my pieces do vary somewhat, and my production is most definitely not AAA-quality, but all kinds of advice and comments are very welcome.
Hello, newcomer here. I am very happy to have found this place - there's so much to learn!
Recently I have started making music for my own enjoyment. I've long been in love with Japanese anime/video games (fantasy genre in particular) and my dream is to compose soundtracks for similar works or even produce my own games someday... though I am not currently studying anything related to music or programming at uni.
But still, I feel extremely fortunate to be able to !finally! squeeze out some spare time for expressing myself through the soul-touching magic of music.
So here are my latest works... I did not want to share my music to people I know. I thought I would rather seek opinions in a professional place like this >_<;.
I have not received formal music education, so all I know is stitching together melodies and sounds that make me feel satisfactory and heart-warming. I sincerely apologise if there's anything that hurts your ears. Please kindly advise me on how to improve!
As of now, what I care most about when approaching music composition is - there has to be some sort of 'meaning' in my songs. I want my instruments/SFX ornaments to convey thoughts and feelings in a story-like style, as if they take up vivid roles of 'changing colours', 'personalities', 'wishes and blessings' etc., not just emotions or images alone. If someone comes to me and tells me that my music conjure up 'descriptive and varying experiences', real or ethereal, in his/her mind, it would be the most wonderful thing I could hope for. Sorry if this is too metaphoric but I find it difficult to put it in a better way... And thus, I named my composing project 'Twining Tales'.
( There two more songs on my YouTube Channel at the moment, timidly hoping for listeners... https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCIW6MSTqofpSGnvVJ3gowVQ/about )
I would also be very grateful if anyone could provide me with generous insights on the following, too:
- When I write music, I nearly always go with 'do as I think', following whatever ideas that suddenly flow and appear without planning any kind of structures beforehand. This sometimes makes me agonisingly stuck at certain turning points of my songs, especially before climax, often resulting in a piece of work which seems inconsistent or disconnected at some places. Is it because I am only a beginner that is not skilled enough to take control of my mental processes, or does planning really has a significant impact on how I do? If the latter is true, I'd like to learn some ways to properly construct my songs!
- How would you know if you are ready to take up real composing opportunities? I understand that music creation has boundless freedom, but there should be, in a general sense of standards, a borderline between 'yes you can write for games/anime/films now' and 'no your works sound too noobish', shouldn't it? When will you realise you can really do something and how can you reach out to people who need you...?
Thank you for reading my post! ♪ヽ( ´▽)ノ
May your never-ending journeys of music be blessed with light.