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Stringent
Dec 22, 2004

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Chumbawumba4ever97 posted:

Is there anything like that out there that anyone here can recommend? It has to be a piano first, and a "sampler" second (I don't even know if sampler is the right word) so I would want it to be full-sized with weighted keys that's practically as good as a real analog piano. I read some good stuff about the Yamaha MODX8 but that's a few years old and I didn't know if there was anything better or newer.

jonny p well covered the sampler thing, as for the piano part, 90% of the posts in the piano thread are which electric piano to buy so they'll get you sorted: https://forums.somethingawful.com/showthread.php?threadid=2612320

my own personal advice would just be to buy used since if you or your kid stick with it long enough you're going to want to switch to an acoustic eventually

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Stringent
Dec 22, 2004

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dunno if anyone's into this kind of stuff, but here's the first two pages of a schubert impromptu i've been working on for ages now.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ewzZwS9HKM0

Stringent
Dec 22, 2004

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Minnesota Mixup posted:

Finally had some time off work last week and had always wanted to try out some music notation software. I always have random phrases running through my head and was able to build this off of one that popped in to my head last week. Now I need to get a midi controller as it turns out this is a lot of fun and a good creative outlet.

This was completely composed off of 'what sounds right.' Sent it to a friend and he asked me if I was making a new Castlevania game

https://soundcloud.com/user-87616560/first-song

Now I'm working on a waltz

you don't have any musical experience beyond this?

Stringent
Dec 22, 2004

The internet is the universal sewer.

Minnesota Mixup posted:

I played trumpet through high school so uhh, 18 years ago, which is why I can at least read music. I couldn't tell you what sharps or flats are in a key, but I could start with the first note and very easily figure it out based on how it sounds.

if that's the extent of your musical experience then that piece is very impressive. i hate the t-word in general, but if that's really just you banging around in software with whatever sounds right then you've probably got some talent. if piano lessons were a thing you could reasonably do you'd probably get a lot out of them in a pretty short amount of time.

Stringent
Dec 22, 2004

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echinopsis posted:

oh so thatís why you havenít said iím talented. glad thatís cleared up

talent hits a target no one else can hit, genius hits a target no one else can see.

i'd classify you more in the latter category.

Stringent
Dec 22, 2004

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it's a compliment i liked your stuff

Stringent
Dec 22, 2004

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Minnesota Mixup posted:

A quick one this time https://soundcloud.com/user-87616560/through-the-desert

Spent maybe 2 hours on it. Started in on another and the intro is uhh, I can only describe it as anxiety in music form

it seems like most of what you're doing is pretty heavily influenced by game and movie soundtracks, the waltz in particular sounded like the harry potter theme.

if you're open to a suggestion, a good way to figure out more about pacing changes in melodies/harmonies would be transcribing themes from soundtracks you like.

john williams in particular is a genius at that so you could try to write out some stuff from star wars or whatever just to get a feel for what exactly they're doing.

good poo poo tho, enjoying it.

Stringent
Dec 22, 2004

The internet is the universal sewer.
this is all crap i did for the guitar thread like half a year ago when i was just getting back into playing guitar, but i actually kinda like it. i have no idea what i'm doing as a recording engineer and all that but i figured i'd offer it up since i really enjoy everyone else's postings in here.

this is an attempt at doing the doc mcstuffins theme in a stax r&b vibe, my daughter was watching at the time and the tune was constantly stuck in my head:
https://soundcloud.com/user-283720154/doc_v2/s-ygpwewQef1r?si=adf5ce1a66264847869d6f32f3e15aca

i was like, someone suggest a tune i can do and they suggested godzilla from the blue oyster cult so:
https://soundcloud.com/user-283720154/godzilla/s-aZmO5yUY2ti?si=4b96ca32fba442e58804d88286a88dcf

as a goof since there was so much clapton hate in the thread i tried a john scofield does politician track, probably the weakest offering but:
https://soundcloud.com/user-283720154/politician/s-xIcl7gO9sfx?si=e31165a5bba74d2f83e4cbd3e89296c9

anyhow thank you for your consideration, this is all bad but i was doing my best.

Stringent
Dec 22, 2004

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akadajet posted:

I wanna buy a nice piano but they are expensive and nobody nearby sells european ones and I wanna check those out

i know a bit about piano shopping, where are you and what's a rough budget?

Stringent
Dec 22, 2004

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akadajet posted:

I'm in Austin, TX. I'm looking for an upright and I don't really want to spend much more than 20 grand.

so 3 grand is the most you should spend for an upright, if you have a 20 grand budget is a baby or full grand possible with your space?

*edit*
like, you can spend a lot of money on an early 20th century grotrian upright which are arguably the best uprights, but they aren't nearly as good as a yamaha baby grand.

Stringent fucked around with this message at 15:42 on Dec 9, 2021

Stringent
Dec 22, 2004

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akadajet posted:

you must be talking about the used market, I don't think 3 grand will get you even a Yamaha u1 new. I think a grand would be kind of cramped given the space I have.

check, i'll have a look tomorrow. how picky is the player?

Stringent
Dec 22, 2004

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akadajet posted:

I'm going to be fairly picky about the tone that I'm looking for. But like I said I really need to get out and look at showrooms.

My parents have an old steinway 1098 I might be able to get, but it sounds kind of harsh and it needs to have some keys tops re-glued and probably regulation and a few tunings.

ok, that short of a piano probably isn't worth fixing versus a used full upright in decent repair. i'll have a look tomorrow and see what i see.

*edit*
unless you have a sentimental attachment then go nuts of course

Stringent
Dec 22, 2004

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i dunno if it's still a thing, but there used to be a premium on being self taught in the US and some weird prejudice against taking lessons. this is one of the stupidest things i've ever seen from a country that's p good at coming up with stupid things.

in my experience the two things you really need to improve as a musician are a properly functioning and set up instrument and a good teacher. these past five years of having a good teacher have almost entirely revolved around undoing all the lovely habits i picked up from years of having no teacher or, even worse, bad teachers.

Stringent
Dec 22, 2004

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recorded a chorus of blues. ignore my kid's tv show in the background.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AahUG_cVAC8

Stringent
Dec 22, 2004

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:)

Stringent
Dec 22, 2004

The internet is the universal sewer.

echinopsis posted:

its a few things but mostly get some money out of it and move to a cheaper overall rig



https://www.tiktok.com/embed/7062310961171942657

hammond and sleepy dog was not the combination i knew i was looking for, until now

think i finally learned to play the lick from mystery train:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tXpc1yYNGFc

Stringent
Dec 22, 2004

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was going back through poo poo i used to listen to in college and had such a good time with this i figured some of y'all might enjoy hearing it as well

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8uBCbRfLP58

Stringent
Dec 22, 2004

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Kernel Sanders posted:

this guy is the anti-beato and im really struggling to find someone to share the experience with

i'm a finnerty fan

Stringent
Dec 22, 2004

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melodic minor is where it's at. the jazz one, not the classical

Stringent
Dec 22, 2004

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the way to learn transcribing is to use the youtube playback speed control

Stringent
Dec 22, 2004

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:glomp:

Stringent
Dec 22, 2004

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im_sorry posted:

How do you make drum patterns in weird time signatures? I'm most used to doing them in 4/4, and when I try to do it in other time signatures, I can never get them to sound like they're properly looping.

odd time signatures generally loop in 2 bar segments, with the accents shifting in the second bar to give a consistent feel

like:

1234512345

Stringent fucked around with this message at 07:44 on Sep 9, 2022

Stringent
Dec 22, 2004

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man, this was hard to find, but it gives a pretty simple demonstration of how the two bar phrase works with a score so you can follow along:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LZ1wQ3I_g_Y&t=1048s

Stringent
Dec 22, 2004

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this is probably the coolest use of 5/4 ever

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UinRq_29jPk

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Stringent
Dec 22, 2004

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new toy:





the cone/spider/bridge are trash so i gotta replace them (which is going to cost more than the guitar did), but after that it should sound pretty good.
the body is nice and resonant and it didn't go out of tune during shipping on a cold rainy day.

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