I tried to make something Andy-Mckee-ish. What do you think of the composition?

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    It's a good start but the harmony felt somewhat directionless, try building more tension and release in the piece.
     
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    Impressive for a first composition. I agree with Lemons that the harmony could be a little more pointed, but I enjoyed how you handled the rhythm and register.

    I personally would scrap those two chords at the end, unless you decided to use them before the B section. Part of composition is setting up expectations, then satisfying or denying those expectations. Those chords come out of nowhere and sound like they're tacked on rather than having an essential role in the composition. If you have them in at the beginning or the middle somewhere (I'd tend toward the middle; beginning sounds cheesy in my head), then the listener is able to say, "Ah, hey, that thing came back again."
     
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    Thank you so much guys for giving it a listen. I'll definitely try to do something about the last two chords as you've noted.
     

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