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Hi, I haven't been posting for a while. Today I finished up this 12 seconds piece, which is meant to work as a logo for some hypothetical asian movie company, so no big american companies.

It's very short and I'm aware it's actually quite simple.

My task was experimenting with some new compositional techniques I learned and to catch the listener's attention for that brief moment.

I would like to hear about your opinion, if that works already, or if I could insert something else to increase the impact on the listener. Score is attached.

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Hi Alfred, this seems ok to me, except the last note in the upper register. It sounds odd and off key, suggest F-sharp might have been a stronger choice. It's rather long for a logo (for example a TV commercial tagline), suggest that you only need the last two bars. But despite all that, nice harmony and lovely tune -

Gav

Hi Gav, thanks for listening.

I like how the F# sounds when replacing the D on the very last note, it's somehow very professional. E sounds better than D too, but F# is spot on, well done.

The only issue I have with this is that I cannot justify your observation from a theoretical point of view, since D is in the E minor key and still sounds decent to me.

I am not 100% convinced about your suggestion about  the duration, since most of the logos I know are at least 10-15 seconds long.

logo.wav

Please also submit mp3s rather than WAVs as mp3 is the closest thing to a universal standard and is mobile-friendly -

Best to you -

Ok, I will next time. I thought this one was short enough.

Windows feels

I liked it, It happens that I'm tasked with composing a logo-motion music myself but the deadline isn't pressing so I liked listening to your piece to add to my mind's encyclopedia. It's real good but if I were you I would at least terminate the last gap between the chords you play on the strings. Let me explain further, it feels like the first gaps are necessary and well chosen... it adds to the feeling of "I don't know what's gonna happen next" but as we continue I like to see the gaps lessen in time and the last two chords to be played without gaps. it's just a suggestion. the duration really depends on the logo art , Gav's right BTW cause today, they usually don't do animations as much but instead go with a simple stationary logo art,

Lol, I guess it is a good thing, after all. Thanks.

Peter P. Marques said:

Windows feels

I see what you mean, you wanted to hear the intervals between notes reducing at the very end, and get to some kind of "safe spot".

I think is a matter of personal style, this one was inspired to some early 90s logos, this is the "uncertainty" vibe I wanted to get. But I promise I will take the suggestion for a future work and experiment with reducing intervals. Thanks, I received very good suggestions so far.

8Rivers said:

I liked it, It happens that I'm tasked with composing a logo-motion music myself but the deadline isn't pressing so I liked listening to your piece to add to my mind's encyclopedia. It's real good but if I were you I would at least terminate the last gap between the chords you play on the strings. Let me explain further, it feels like the first gaps are necessary and well chosen... it adds to the feeling of "I don't know what's gonna happen next" but as we continue I like to see the gaps lessen in time and the last two chords to be played without gaps. it's just a suggestion. the duration really depends on the logo art , Gav's right BTW cause today, they usually don't do animations as much but instead go with a simple stationary logo art,

I think the original one sounds best. MOre of a suspension jazz cadence cliche felling. ANd that is a good thing.

Alfred La Fleur said:

Hi Gav, thanks for listening.

I like how the F# sounds when replacing the D on the very last note, it's somehow very professional. E sounds better than D too, but F# is spot on, well done.

The only issue I have with this is that I cannot justify your observation from a theoretical point of view, since D is in the E minor key and still sounds decent to me.

I am not 100% convinced about your suggestion about  the duration, since most of the logos I know are at least 10-15 seconds long.

logo.wav

Hi Peter, ok, thanks for listening and sharing your point of view on this.

Peter P. Marques said:

I think the original one sounds best. MOre of a suspension jazz cadence cliche felling. ANd that is a good thing.

Hi, Alfred,

If I might be honest, while the clip of music is nice enough I think it's too long to signal a logo. 

To me, the "Intel" chime was about right but that's very short - 4 notes.

Cheers.

No worries, thanks for your suggestion.

Dane Aubrun said:

Hi, Alfred,

If I might be honest, while the clip of music is nice enough I think it's too long to signal a logo. 

To me, the "Intel" chime was about right but that's very short - 4 notes.

Cheers.

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