'The Silver Shield' - New Original Music - A Little Theme Inspired by Splinterlands - Medieval/Orchestral/Instrumental + Walkthrough

in music •  4 months ago 

Screen Shot 20200218 at 8.44.37 PM.png

I haven't done a Splinterlands inspired

song in a while, so I figured I'd try and do something Logic this time around. I wanted it to be a simple little theme, with a few 'medieval' sounding instruments, which I think this accomplished. We have a guitar, a celtic harp, a recorder, somet timpanis and tubular bells. The timpani rhythm isn't my favorite, so I'll probably edit it done, as I think it might be more effective if it was a bit more sparse. I think the harmonic simplicity really got the medieval vibe I was going for; my long term goal was to write a number of songs using this theme, with various styles, IE: a sparse, acoustic one (like this), something big and orchestral, perhaps a solo harp rendition, etc.

Listen to The Silver Shield here.

Track 1 is the acoustic guitar,

which is where I began writing. We're in Ab/G#minor, and stick entirely to diatonic harmonies here. Theres a lot of use of the iv and the Vii, which helps give that Medieval vibe. Track 2 is the Celtic Harp, which mostly harmonizes with the guitar, though it does have a few little 1/16th note runs at the beginning and towards the middle, to give things a little momentum. Track 3 is the Medieval Recorder, which comes in opposite the Celtic Harp, alternating back and forth. It sticks to a relatively simple melody, and is mostly just used to add another medieval vibe. Track 4 is the timpani, which sticks to a pretty basic rhythm, though I did experiment with a little 'crescendo roll' articulation. I will definitely be editing this track down. Finally, we have Track 5, the Tubular Bells. They work decently, though, again, I think they could be used a bit more sparsely.


Screen Shot 20200218 at 8.44.58 PM.png

Track 1, Acoustic Guitar.

Screen Shot 20200218 at 8.45.28 PM.png

Track 2, Celtic Harp.

Screen Shot 20200218 at 8.45.40 PM.png

Track 3, Medieval Recorder.


Hope you enjoy today's Splinterlands inspired song idea! Stay tuned for the variations/reimaginings of this, I will definitely be doing them over the next week!

Check out my new E.P. numerical here.

Click here to listen to all of my Steem Monsters inspired songs!

Grapthar logo!.png

Authors get paid when people like you upvote their post.
If you enjoyed what you read here, create your account today and start earning FREE STEEM!