Please feel free to share. “The Little Drummer Boy Project”
It seems like it's been ages since I've been on the forums. I apologize for my absence, but I've been keeping myself busy. I took last Friday off from work and would up writing another five tunes over my long weekend. None of them have names, yet, but I wanted to get ideas for at least this one. It's a piano solo, but it sounds pretty good to me. Please take a listen and let me know what y'all think.
I like it a lot. I really like how you use the beginning to end the song. I really like how you use the beginning to end the song. Some parts of it reminds me of video games 😛 therefore I'd like to suggest naming it "recollection" since there's already a famous piece "memory." However, I think it would be best if you use something that reflect what went through your mind when you wrote it.
Thanks for your response. I don't know what was going on in my mind when I wrote this tune. I actually wrote it in about five minutes. I was just sitting at my keyboard, tooling around in the keys of D and G, and the notes just came to me. I had just finished up another nameless tune and was inspired to write another. It was as if it just bounced up to me, so I was thinking of "Bounceback" or something else as pedestrian, but I like your idea of "Recollection".
I'm not sure why I chose to start out with only the melody, then add only the bass, then the accompaniment, but I liked the way that turned out. I've heard the same approach before with other songs, and they turned out quite nice. As for the ending, I just thought it would be nice to reverse the beginning of the tune. I'm glad that you enjoyed it as well.
After a lot of thought about the title, I've settled on "Reflections on Life". The beginning and end are opposite reflections of each other, representing the begging and ending of one's life, with the middle representing the ups and downs of a typical human existence.
I consider the melodic solo at the beginning and end to represent our coming into, and leaving, this world. We come in, and leave, alone - no one else is together with us (in being born and dying, that is). I don't mean it to be sad, just a reflection on a life lived.
Thanks for the responses. All input helps.