@SketchMan3 Exactly. I'll start doing that..... ehm..... whenever I get the urge to make music again I guess. Having a bit of a creative draught at the moment and school is not helping. :S
@Fearofdark I'm glad you think it is "not that bad". I think when I composed this I just wanted an odd way to end this tune so I made some random stuff and experimented a bit with droning and arpeggio speeds.
Well, this tune was essentially tossed in the trashed anyway. I posted it in the doodle thread on the FT forums (which is a horrible idea because: "I would advise against actively providing criticism to everything that gets posted here. The point of this thread is not to provide comments and critique, and doing so annoys everyone who has posted in this thread by causing a pointless new post alert to appear in their HUD." - jrlepage). I tried to emulate a shmupy style, but I did not want this track to become a very polished gem I would work on for 3 months. I posted it on the forums in hope that I could get some feedback on my attempt of that certain "genre" (I guess you could call it that) of music. I wanted to know if this was actually shmup-like or not, and if anyone had any suggestions on where I should look for a good shmupy style. It received the huge number of absolutely zero suggestions, criticism and comments.
Do I think my music is bad? Kind of, I actually think my music is listenable but I can not actually stand listening to my own stuff casually. I guess my defeatistcore attitude comes from my youth: I was never really interested in art, and whenever I would make anything, especially paintings / drawings, I was never happy with how it went, and I always compared my own work with others (probably unjustly). I was really slow at making stuff since I redrew the stuff over and over. That got me in trouble with the teachers and made me somewhat cynical towards drawing, and I guess in some way towards myself. (The comparison between my own work and other (obviously more experienced) artists is probably the main reason I feel my music is inferior.)
I would not toss music in the trash unless it is something that no one ever should listen to. I would still have it on my computer but it probably will not be posted anywhere for anyone else than myself to listen to.
I've received a lot of positive feedback, surprisingly. It does encourage me, and it gets me in the mood to do more stuff. I think you guys are all greater than three.
@chunter I might not build on this song because I really do not know where to go with it but I will probably some time in the future make something in a shmupy style. :D
(Been a while since I mega posted.)