ok, what do you think of my music production reel?

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    May 23, 2011 5:47 PM GMT
    Hey all, I'm trying to get feedback on my music production reel I made over the weekend. I just want to make sure a couple things: one - is it obvious that this is a music production reel, or do you think I have to add more titling in it to make it more obvious? And two, is there anything that makes it seem unprofessional or unworthy? I'm trying to apply to audio and music production houses with this. So any criticism is welcome in case I need to redo this video in the future. I made the video for this too btw.

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    May 23, 2011 6:04 PM GMT
    Good job. The music production reel is pretty obvious. I myself wouldn't change that. I feel the words Ballad/ambient/piano should not be combined.

    -The entire reel seems to portray ambient music in general. It's a little confusing adding the title ambient as a subtitle.

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    May 23, 2011 6:08 PM GMT
    deltalimen saidGood job. The music production reel is pretty obvious. I myself wouldn't change that. I feel the words Ballad/ambient/piano should not be combined.

    -The entire reel seems to portray ambient music in general. It's a little confusing adding the title ambient as a subtitle.



    It sounds like you're thinking of "ambient" as a type of mood, or general overview of music that doesn't have words in it. In the electronic music world ambient also takes on a specific genre, which is atmospheric sounds and a very slow or absence of a beat. Although now that I'm thinking about it a lot of the lounge/chill stuff could be considered ambient too. I'll leave it in for now until more people get confused with the term, then I'll probably replace it with the word "atmospheric," since that's actually a less ambiguous term.
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    May 23, 2011 6:09 PM GMT
    well, being that RJ is loaded with music reel professionals, im sure you'll get some sound advice and good feedback.
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    May 23, 2011 6:12 PM GMT
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    i thought it was awesome where can i download lol your really good i know me being nice ughh
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    May 23, 2011 6:29 PM GMT
    Atmospheric I like better.

    -I do believe Satie was the original composer of ambient music with his installations of furniture music. The idea is that the musical structure is flowing and undefined. There are no specific cadences, statements, or defining characteristics of form. This is what I get out of the reel. I feel it encompasses ambient music.
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    May 23, 2011 7:21 PM GMT
    deltalimen saidAtmospheric I like better.

    -I do believe Satie was the original composer of ambient music with his installations of furniture music. The idea is that the musical structure is flowing and undefined. There are no specific cadences, statements, or defining characteristics of form. This is what I get out of the reel. I feel it encompasses ambient music.


    I totally understand your point of view and will change ambient to atmospheric when I update my reel. Thanks for the input. But I hope you understand that the entire reel is in fact not ambient music as "flowing and undefined" and not even close. There are clearly different genres, especially in the first two sections. Those genres are unmistakably hip-hop, dance, house, and trance. To argue against this fact is like arguing that the United States of America is not a country. Hip-hop and dance music is not ambient music in the sense that they are not put in the category of "ambience" as a genre. I am separating my work by genre here. They have a clearly defined beat and clearly defined notes. If you listen to tracks 4 & 5 in the ballad/ambient/piano section you will hear songs that are flowing and undefined. There are no defining forms in those two songs. There are clear forms in every other track.

    Again, this is semantics. I don't want to go into the history of ambience or what it truly means. It's obviously a multi-defining word. However, I'm not here to confuse anyone by using one word to define all my music. If you think "ambience" defines my entire reel, the you might as well use the word "music" to define my entire reel. I'm showcasing different genres and I think it's very obvious from the 34 tracks that they're all different enough to be sectioned off into different categories, and not lumped into one general confusing terminology.
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    May 23, 2011 10:18 PM GMT
    theantijock saidswitch to 720p to hear not here at 0:19



    omg thanks! Changed