This is the first time I’m uploading a music track on this forum. For me, music making is still a process of learning and trial and error to find out what sounds ok and how it can be made attractive for listening time after time.
The genre for this track is ambient/emotional, based on orchestration with strings.
Creative Vision for the Track:
I had no specific vision for the track, but it all started with a pleasant chord progression which I played on piano. I’ve converted this progression to a strings orchestration, accompanied with some subtle vocals, piano and other sound effects. The original title for the track was “Daylight”, but after finishing it with the video part, I changed it into “Lost Memories” because this matched much better with the slight emotional character of the track.
Composition Details (Tempo, Key, Main Chords etc):
Tempo: 75 bpm
Key: C, with a short key change to Cm in the last part of the track to introduce some nice flat chords. Most chords are the typical major and minor chords in the key of C, with some inversions of it to create a smooth voice leading.
The strings were divided in separate parts for violin, cello and bass. For the violin part, the first section was played with Con Sordino articuluation and a separate Pizzicato part, and it ended in a more sharp Flautando playing style.
Main Instruments used:
- Spitfire essentials Epic Strings, Intimate Strings, Cinematic Piano;
- Heavyocity Vocalise and Natural Forces;
- Free Orchestra plugin from ProjectSAM, used for the percussion sounds.
Here the link to the track on YouTube: