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post Jan 30 2020, 07:29 AM, updated 4d ago

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Hi guys, could you please provide me with some suggestions on how I should improve on my arrangements? I started arranging songs two years ago and at that time I kept pushing myself forward by nitpicking over the details I dislike, but now when I want to push myself forward I dont know what to change anymore, coz listening to my own arangements repeatedly really makes me numb and trapped in my own world

So I would really appreciate your criticism on my arrangement, please dont hold back on saying harsh remarks, those are usually the most useful ones

Btw those are all japanese pop songs, so if you are not into japanese songs please dont click the link

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCkSl1967vb...VXqlAK2A/videos

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post Jan 30 2020, 09:44 AM

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they are quite good, tho you do look stiff

one of the reasons why its very "repetitive" is cause of your influence. Every genre runs through a certain pattern of melodies which if you follow it too often, tend to repeats itself.

if you want things to be different , well just play something different
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post Jan 30 2020, 04:22 PM

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QUOTE(+3kk! @ Jan 30 2020, 09:44 AM)
they are quite good, tho you do look stiff

one of the reasons why its very "repetitive" is cause of your influence. Every genre runs through a certain pattern of melodies which if you follow it too often, tend to repeats itself.

if you want things to be different , well just play something different
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post Jan 30 2020, 05:32 PM

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wait..so those are covers of japanese songs?
and since i dunno what the originals sound like...i assume they have traditional song structures?
so for some videos i cant seem to distinguish where the 'verse' and 'chorus' are as they really aren't any 'hooks'...or maybe the originals aren't so strong?
the ones that work abit are the poppier ones i guess like christmas and yesterday...
so maybe do more poppier stuff that translates well to acoustic arrangements?

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post Jan 30 2020, 05:46 PM

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QUOTE(Everdying @ Jan 30 2020, 05:32 PM)
wait..so those are covers of japanese songs?
and since i dunno what the originals sound like...i assume they have traditional song structures?
so for some videos i cant seem to distinguish where the 'verse' and 'chorus' are as they really aren't any 'hooks'...or maybe the originals aren't so strong?
the ones that work abit are the poppier ones i guess like christmas and yesterday...
so maybe do more poppier stuff that translates well to acoustic arrangements?
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Alright I understand what you mean , I will improve on that , thank you!
The original songs are definitely more well defined than what I played, again thank you for pointing that out!
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post Feb 4 2020, 09:02 PM

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experiment with looper and delay pedal/effect smile.gif and you can always spice up your playing with light percussive groove tapping on (string/fretboard/side of guitar)
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post Feb 13 2020, 05:15 PM

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not bad covers. don't top practising,man
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post Feb 17 2020, 01:05 AM

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QUOTE(LeaSe*lineR @ Feb 4 2020, 09:02 PM)
experiment with looper and delay pedal/effect smile.gif and you can always spice up your playing with light percussive groove tapping on (string/fretboard/side of guitar)
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I totally forgot about pedals, never tried one in my life before , but they seems very fun to play with. I will add that to my bucket list brows.gif
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post Feb 17 2020, 01:06 AM

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QUOTE(dotterelback @ Feb 13 2020, 05:15 PM)
not bad covers. don't top practising,man
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1. you have good accuracy in your finger placement.
2. good arrangement need not be studio clean - they will sound sterile.
3. strings/fret noise are the the yardsticks to gauge your accuracy as you progress.
4. you should put in some dynamics in your arrangement as sounded compressed and filtered - Did you do any post editing to remove string noise?
5. arrange some popular tunes for us to comment.

 

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