[OS] A Serenade to Song

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It's been a while, NG.

This one was done for school - my first project going towards my music degree. The rules were: There are no rules, just try not to make it much longer than 2 minutes. It is entirely playable (for once, I know that's weird coming from me) , and I can release sheet music after I've handed it in at the end of this term (somewhere around December 2010). PM me if you'd like a copy, and I'll send those out then.

This took me about 10 hours to write.

I can accept donations now through paypal, my address there is "os.obsidiansnow@gmail.co m" without the quotes and spaces. So if you're feeling like the wonderful person you are, I'd love to be able to pay for my gas once in a while ;P


- Ian

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When was the last time, you submitted something? :O Wow, I really like the unpredictability of it :) You're shifting from major to minor and to all kind of chord schemes. I really like the way it all just laps (is that a correct word :O) like a river or something xD I love the chords at 1:19 and 0:52 till around 1 min.

but come on, you should really buy yourself a midi keyboard xD or do u have one and quantized everything?

well, not much else to say. I'd like to see the sheet though :)

5/5, 10/10

MW-Audio (Mjattie)

ObsidianSnow responds:

XD I don't even know how long it's been since my last submission.

Yeah, I've been trying to get away from using chord schemes that just repeat - I'm trying to learn how to get the music to keep moving and changing constantly while still generating a familiar theme inside of it... It's not easy, but I'm making progress. Also, as a point of interest, I've fallen in love with the major 9th interval in chords. Gives it a kind of gentle dissonance that no other interval seems to produce...

Lol, I agree, I need a MIDI keyboard... for this one I literally sat next to an upright at school, played part of a bar, put what I heard into the sequencer with my laptop's touch pad, and repeated the process a few thousand times. :P I randomized the quantization a little, which helps, but as I've discovered: randomizing never makes it sound human. For a real, authentic sound, you have to spend hours perfecting each individual note... and I just don't have the time XD

For sure, I'll pass the sheets your way once I get them together.

Thanks, MW!

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Sep 30, 2010
6:59 PM EDT
Solo Instrument
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3.5 MB
2 min 12 sec

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Please contact me if you would like to use this in a project. We can discuss the details.