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Restrain


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psrchisholm

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I was reading chord progressions, and came up with a twelve measure melody and then variations on it. I've messed around with it some; this is as far as I can take it. (If someone wants to play with it further, please let me know.)
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Uploaded: Jul 24, 2005 - 09:30:32 PM
Last Updated: Jul 23, 2005 - 09:55:00 PM Last Played: Jan 11, 2019 - 08:59:30 PM
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TennesseeVic said 5106 days ago (July 27th, 2005)
Your initials are not MMM, are they?
This must be one of the most artificial sounding piano parts
I've heard in a long time. Some of those repetitions are just
not human, and it's like you're not even trying to make it
sound human. Other times this reminds me a bit of
Stravinsky. The piano rendition of Petrushka, in particular.

Be that as it may, I find the result quirky and charming.
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Brett Lee said 5104 days ago (July 29th, 2005)
Your initials are not MMM, are they?
I have to agree with the previous poster. The piano parts are very artificial
sounding. Map out a chord progression, and hold a chord for a while (at least
one or two bars) and play with it. Much of this sounded like someone playing
the scales in the treble clef and a child pounding on the bass clef.

I appreciate your desire to learn, and to create something without the use of
loops, but I would advise learning a Key, then siting down at an actual
keyboard and practice playing melodies in that key. Then map those out in
GB or record them, then come up with the accompaniment. That is the
approach I took in teaching myself the piano.

Thank you for posting,

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-leeb

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psrchisholm said 5103 days ago (July 30th, 2005)
Re: Your initials are not MMM, are they?
"... Map out a chord progression, and hold a chord for a while (at least
one or two bars) and play with it...."

I thought that's what I did. Every chord was maintained for a full measure.
Usually the "left hand" played four quarter notes in the chord. For the first
and third "verses", the "right hand" played notes from the chord.

"... I would advise learning a Key ..."

Aside from the key of C Major?-) (Which is what I stuck to.)

"... then siting down at an actual keyboard and practice playing melodies in
that key. Then map those out in GB or record them, then come up with the
accompaniment."

Sounds like a good idea. Oh, well, I at least learned a few things (I
thought!), and I kind of like the main melody. But I never heard the music
until I hit "play"; not a good sign.

"Thank you for posting ..."

You're very welcome; thank both of you for your comments.
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lexiexd said 5098 days ago (August 5th, 2005)
hi
nice
bbop2 said 5094 days ago (August 9th, 2005)
Different
I was having a hard time trying to figure out where this
song was going to take me
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Moco said 5081 days ago (August 21st, 2005)
Learn to Play
This is just the kind of electronic nonsense that could only
be created on a computer, no one would ever sit at an
instrument and construct such a hideous sound. Computers
should be used to enhance the musical experience and are
not a substitute for musical talent.
Reinholt56 said 4895 days ago (February 23rd, 2006)
It sounds like.....
Genetic music, where genes are used as a basis for sounds to mutate and produce other sounds with later, genetically modified sequences. It has structure and form, rather like writing/alphabets used to make an artwork as opposed to a written piece of English/German/French.

It was not unpleasant to listen to.

My advice would be to keep on keeping on. Try variations on this and cut and mix parts together into longer tonal seuences. There's a lot you can do with music without being too technical.

Thanks for letting me listen to this piece.

R.
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Schello said 4642 days ago (November 3rd, 2006)
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interestin exercise, nonsense but genial
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paul f. page said 4641 days ago (November 4th, 2006)
restrain
I think your title to this number could go a long way in your devising a real plan for composition and then for its eventual performance. Even Stravinsky is "pretty"!!! because there is a plan. The piano is just that: a soft instrument; the "forte" part should be used with some restraint and only for effect or punctuation. ... I don't want to tell you how to write, but very few will listen if they feel like they're being assaulted. ... Poke around in macjams.com and you're sure to find a lot of things that have structure and reason.
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Char said 3065 days ago (February 27th, 2011)
Not as bad
as some might think. A lot of sounds are acceptable as music. I can't really play piano. when I had the chance to try, it sounded like what I called Indian War Chant. About a year ago, I got GB. I actually tried to use the musical typing function. I posted it here for grins. Now, that really stinks. But, I tried. And it is the only instance of my playing anything so I'm glad I did it. Your piece is much better. Thanks.
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