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kingv

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Re: 🎼 Musicality 🎹 🎸 🥁 🎻 🎷
« Reply #240 on: February 22, 2020, 12:40:35 AM »
Me and another dude

kingv

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Re: 🎼 Musicality 🎹 🎸 🥁 🎻 🎷
« Reply #241 on: February 22, 2020, 03:20:13 AM »
Thanks, man! I haven't really shown most of this to people before. It's very difficult to gauge how good it is or isn't, because I hear all the flaws where it didn't come out exactly how I wanted it.

We have been recording songs off and on since high school. He's the one with most of the musical talent though, does all the production and mastering (and frankly has the better verses), he plays in a number of bands as well.

We stopped for a long time, but now every time I go back to visit my family we try to record at least one song with the goal to get an EP done. His girl is seriously considerate to let me stay at their house until like 3AM. I might be able to dig up some older stuff, but frankly a lot of that is embarassingly awful. Most of it was just recorded on a 4 track with beats made on like that PSX beat making game by drunk 22 year olds. Some of the samples in the Killing Gods track were actually from really old stuff we recorded years ago.

There were originally like maybe 10 of us that did it, but only Freeze and I really still do it at all. One dude is really really talented, but we haven't been able to get him to show up, unfortunately.

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Re: 🎼 Musicality 🎹 🎸 🥁 🎻 🎷
« Reply #242 on: February 22, 2020, 10:51:00 PM »

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Re: 🎼 Musicality 🎹 🎸 🥁 🎻 🎷
« Reply #243 on: February 23, 2020, 03:57:56 AM »
wypipo rap :lawd
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kingv

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Re: 🎼 Musicality 🎹 🎸 🥁 🎻 🎷
« Reply #244 on: February 23, 2020, 01:13:47 PM »
wypipo rap :lawd

Iím basically Logic now.

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Re: 🎼 Musicality 🎹 🎸 🥁 🎻 🎷
« Reply #245 on: March 05, 2020, 12:47:47 PM »
https://soundcloud.com/stro-legitshook2


As of today I have finally finished the full cover album for Chinese Democracy that I've wanted to do for years because I'm an asshole. Seemed like as good a time as any to really try to push myself to improve as a player and learn to use my software (FL Studio) that I've had for probably a decade and barely scratched the surface of.

Tbh the most frustrating part wasn't learning the parts or realizing some shit I'm never going to be able to play, but in getting the right amp sound. There are so many variables that go into it, up to and including shit I can't control at all like interference. I'm not satisfied with all the songs, nor the sound on all the songs, but I am satisfied enough to finish it and put it out there. All drum and bass tracks are from the Rock Band 2 stems, but all guitar/piano/synths/strings on every song is all me.

I think I'm most satisfied/proud of There Was A Time, Prostitute, Better, and Catcher In The Rye. Honestly I think the part I enjoyed most was fucking around with the non-guitar stuff. I'm also :dead at roughly 90% of all the non guitar instrumentation (and actually I believe some of the songs on the album do have VST guitars and/or sampled loops) could be almost 1:1 recreated with stock FL Studio plugins. Shit it probably was.


My set up is FL Studio, an Epiphone Casino that probably needs a full tune up and adjustments, a Vypyr amp with line in directly into my PC's sound card. It took me fucking around for a while to realize there's a tool to reduce amp buzz, which sometimes works really well and other times can completely fuck up the sound, again depending on a million variables. But for an amateur that has really never sat down and applied myself and learned most of these songs by ear since there aren't tabs for half of them and I can't read sheet music so piano/strings stuff had to be all by ear by default, I'm happy with how it all turned out.

Transhuman

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Re: 🎼 Musicality 🎹 🎸 🥁 🎻 🎷
« Reply #246 on: April 11, 2020, 09:22:58 AM »
How great is music?
« Last Edit: April 11, 2020, 09:34:55 AM by Transhuman »

toku

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Re: 🎼 Musicality 🎹 🎸 🥁 🎻 🎷
« Reply #247 on: April 11, 2020, 11:00:01 AM »
proud of you

Transhuman

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Re: 🎼 Musicality 🎹 🎸 🥁 🎻 🎷
« Reply #248 on: April 11, 2020, 07:43:56 PM »
Why is that

Tasty

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Re: Learning Music OT
« Reply #249 on: May 26, 2020, 12:17:36 PM »


Relationship goals.
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Tasty

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Re: Learning Music OT
« Reply #250 on: May 27, 2020, 06:16:23 PM »


Time spent practicing this year (in minutes.) Slowly clawing my way back. 😤

Also if anyone has opinions on the Yamaha P-515 vs. the Kawai (:uguu) ES8, speak now before I buy one or forever hold your peace. Leaning towards the Yamaha despite the heavier keys.
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Tasty

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Re: Learning Music OT
« Reply #251 on: May 31, 2020, 12:17:26 AM »


:tocry :tocry :tocry
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Trent Dole

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Re: Learning Music OT
« Reply #253 on: June 19, 2020, 10:13:27 AM »
Just follow these steps
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Tasty

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Re: Learning Music OT
« Reply #254 on: November 19, 2020, 09:33:47 PM »
Next month is two years from when I started learning how to play! I took a personal inventory and I'm happy with my progress so far. There's been some gap weeks but fewer this year than 2019, I'm playing more often and practicing has gotten more enjoyable with time -- not less! :D I've kept up attending my remote 45-min weekly lessons too, and it seems like with COVID I was ahead of the curve getting a virtual teacher in spring of last year, haha.

Here's two videos I recorded around September, I've gotten better on both since then but been too lazy to record recently:





The above has some bad singing but I stopped being embarrassed about my voice dozens of Chinatown karaoke trips ago. :-[

Right now I'm learning some Christmas pieces to play for the family. Good thing I love Christmas music. :P Every so often I try a harder piece than I think I would be able to do, just to see how realistic overcoming the gap is. Most of the time it seems doable. I'm trying out Adagio for Tron right now and the intro is challenging but a lot of fun.

I go back and forth on piano-only more "classical" pieces from like my book, and seeking out piano+vocal pop music sheets to try.

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Time spent practicing this year (in minutes.) Slowly clawing my way back. 😤

Also if anyone has opinions on the Yamaha P-515 vs. the Kawai (:uguu) ES8, speak now before I buy one or forever hold your peace. Leaning towards the Yamaha despite the heavier keys.

Progress update:



(minutes spent practicing per week)

Surpassed my 2019 totals a few weeks ago. Like I said I'm pretty happy. :) Just need to start getting into more advanced stuff and actually taking the music theory side seriously instead of winging it. Still want to complete some level of ABRSM in the next year. 😤

Anyways that's my update. Hope others have been keeping the music alive too. :rock
« Last Edit: November 19, 2020, 09:38:21 PM by Tasty »
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Tasty

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Re: Learning Music OT
« Reply #255 on: November 19, 2020, 09:47:41 PM »
Also I love love love love LOVE my Yamaha P-515! It's honestly the best purchase I've ever made and it's made me so immensely happy I cried the day I got it. :D It got me thinking I don't really need further physical items... Between my laptop, Switch, and Yamaha piano, I'm pretty much happy forever. :heartbeat

I waited an entire extra year beyond when I originally thought I'd upgrade from my old keyboard, but it was more than worth it. I was able to save up and get something that's really good and will last me for years to come.









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Re: Learning Music OT
« Reply #256 on: November 20, 2020, 02:02:42 AM »
I can sing while you play the keys, bb  :-[
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Tasty

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Re: Learning Music OT
« Reply #257 on: November 20, 2020, 08:54:55 AM »
Let's do Over the Rainbow together :uguu

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Tasty

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Re: 🎼 Musicality 🎹 🎸 🥁 🎻 🎷
« Reply #258 on: November 20, 2020, 11:19:09 AM »
https://soundcloud.com/stro-legitshook2


As of today I have finally finished the full cover album for Chinese Democracy that I've wanted to do for years because I'm an asshole. Seemed like as good a time as any to really try to push myself to improve as a player and learn to use my software (FL Studio) that I've had for probably a decade and barely scratched the surface of.

Tbh the most frustrating part wasn't learning the parts or realizing some shit I'm never going to be able to play, but in getting the right amp sound. There are so many variables that go into it, up to and including shit I can't control at all like interference. I'm not satisfied with all the songs, nor the sound on all the songs, but I am satisfied enough to finish it and put it out there. All drum and bass tracks are from the Rock Band 2 stems, but all guitar/piano/synths/strings on every song is all me.

I think I'm most satisfied/proud of There Was A Time, Prostitute, Better, and Catcher In The Rye. Honestly I think the part I enjoyed most was fucking around with the non-guitar stuff. I'm also :dead at roughly 90% of all the non guitar instrumentation (and actually I believe some of the songs on the album do have VST guitars and/or sampled loops) could be almost 1:1 recreated with stock FL Studio plugins. Shit it probably was.


My set up is FL Studio, an Epiphone Casino that probably needs a full tune up and adjustments, a Vypyr amp with line in directly into my PC's sound card. It took me fucking around for a while to realize there's a tool to reduce amp buzz, which sometimes works really well and other times can completely fuck up the sound, again depending on a million variables. But for an amateur that has really never sat down and applied myself and learned most of these songs by ear since there aren't tabs for half of them and I can't read sheet music so piano/strings stuff had to be all by ear by default, I'm happy with how it all turned out.

Finally listened to the three your had left on Soundcloud and was totally blown away! Even with the bass and drum being provided I left the Chrome tab going and was just jamming along without a care in the world. Not familiar with Chinese Democracy but I dig the sound. My favorite track is Better, quite catchy.
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