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Cry of the Erhu



 Genre: New Age

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My sadness that the summer is over influenced this song. I got the idea of tune, instruments, etc. from Hans Zimmer's compositions using the Chinese Erhu. After my favorite camp was over, I listened to his score, and it impacted me, and I wrote a song for the Erhu. Summer may be over, but the memories of everything I have done the past two months are stored in this instrumental composition...and yes, I know that sounds cheesy.
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Uploaded: Aug 13, 2011 - 08:50:50 AM
Last Updated: Aug 13, 2011 - 08:50:50 AM Last Played: Apr 12, 2019 - 01:56:05 PM
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MarkHolbrook said 2984 days ago (August 13th, 2011)
This is very cool
I think you did a really nice job with the Erhu... A very cool instrument when used right! Nicely done!
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VicDiesel said 2983 days ago (August 14th, 2011)
Fun with samples
Nifty sounding sample (but what's happening at 0:23?).

You're trying to do a sad song here, but it's coming out sounding nervous in some places. For instance that opening phrase, it barely finishes and you start a new phrase. I would try to let the last note hang a bit. For that, you could for instance remove that last di-dip from the melody line, then the last note is four whole beats.

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curtithird said 2982 days ago (August 15th, 2011)
Know what?
I didn't notice that until you pointed it out! How embarrassing, I even finished the song over a month ago and have listened to it (as iTunes says) about 30 times. And I never noticed it!

I'll do better next time.

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crissew said 2982 days ago (August 15th, 2011)
Very nice melody
I think there is big potential with this. I would suggest slowing it down just a touch. VicDiesel's suggestion is gold as well. In fact I think the tempo being a touch too fast is playing a role in the slight "nervous" feel to the song. I think some cymbal crashes at points of emphasis would add a lot to the dramatic nature of this song as well. Really nice melody here, worth revisiting IMO.
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PaulaMunk said 2981 days ago (August 16th, 2011)
The melody is
sad and sweet. I can't say anything about what needs to be done to it as you have far more talent than I ever had. Erhu sounds like a voice. Thanks.
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papag said 2974 days ago (August 23rd, 2011)
This tune has several melodies that could be explored and extended out to create a mini-suite...good job.

thanks for the download :)
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Name: Curtis Vandyne Wolf III
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