Well, it's a big, muddy creek, OK?
canecreek.mp3 1.7 MB 1:48
This is the first song I've ever written, but GPO practically writes itself.
Please listen and help me learn from your comments, if you have the time.
At this stage, don't hold back with any opinions.
I've tried to learn a little about music while I was writing this so I think:
It has an opening, that introduces the theme; a middle that elaborates on the theme, and an ending that has a climax and a cigarette after that.
Each section kinda has some suspense building to a small climax.
And I tried to put together the harmonies with what little I've learned so far.
That's the good, and I think I know a lot of the bad in the song:
It's in C. I know, I know.
It begins in Am and ends in G. Hmm, how did that happen? I don't know.
The english horn is playing too high in its register, as are probably some others.
I didn't find a good voice for the 2nd part melody, so I used the horn again.
The melody gets lost in several parts of the song.
I am percussion-illiterate.
I started with a faster tempo, but kept slowing it down. I think it could be even slower, but I don't know.
I would appreciate any comments. Thanks!