Well, might as well put them up online somewhere. I’m still on the process of getting some stuff up. My problem I don’t really like any of it. it’s never “it”. Even hearing it now, in my head I can hear what I *wanted it* to sound like as I was playing and what I’m hearing with my ears is…. well, “not it”.
I liked playing with a built-in music program on my “Tandy 1000 TL/2″ – this from back in 1988 was trapped in an obsolete format that none of today’s music programs can read.. but about a year ago I figured out how to untrap it – it was a pain the ass… and got to hear it again for the 1st time in 26 years, which was pretty cool to me.
And yeah, never too late for piano lessons – but really you can make music with anything. Overdubbing gives you the power to turn anything into your own band or orchestra.
Might be. I was into horror movies a little (this was the 80s) and 16 yrs old, so when I was composing it on the computer, it’s likely some bach came up in there. I like arpeggios a lot so if arpeggios are bach-like then it’s likely I have a bach-ish style. [I like classical but never studied it- I just know the songs I like]
I like repetitive. Same theme played 20 different ways, different keys, minor, major, faster, slower, quieter louder, in different styles… and I’ll use a single musical idea ’til it’s exhausted if I have enough time. I murder a musical idea – and not in a good way either tongue emoticon
I’ll turn a sad song into a happy song, a happy sound into something that makes you want to kill something or me… it’s a good thing I keep it to myself mostly, honestly.
Favorite connection as a kid of 10 was combining the Funeral Dirge with the Wedding March – they fit together SO perfectly.
THE TAIL! It’s me… but NO – it’s not me! It CAN’T BE ME! Yet.. I feel the pain… but it’s not my pain… it’s another dog’s pain…. HOW CAN I FEEL THEIR PAIN? unless.. i’m using another dog’s mouth… oh, the PARADOX
Indeed. It’s why I never plunged in. I was supposed to go to Julliard as a kid. Didn’t want to. Talked mom out of it. Even at 11, I knew it wasn’t the life for me. The competition, the perfection… I could see it would suck the joy out of me.
At 22, a buddy started “Union Records” – I was going to be his star. Dragged me around from church to church, anywhere there was a piano, and record my playing in different environments. He’s an audiophile, made him happy.
Anyway, I wasn’t committed and after a lot of fun road trips (including getting to play the Bosendorfer with the extra octave at the bottom in NYC), I finally had to let him know. He was relieved too because he found being an agent was a LOT more work than he thought getting connections. So it worked out well ’cause a musical career wasn’t and isn’t for me.
music is hard to share. So stupid ’cause music was one of the FIRST things ppl were sharing. But… $$$. Industry. Gotta make a video to even share your own stuff. Soundcloud works well but it’s yet ANOTHER service to sign up for and learn.
SO many times ppl said that. ugh. I admired him as a person and his life. Worked my way through his biography… that is, before the AIDS thing anyway. But I never liked performing on stage, never liked editing, didn’t care about admiration. I play because I enjoy it. If someone wants to make money off of me they can but I don’t wanna go through hoops.
“Hey you play piano? Can you play [insert song]?”
UGH, How does it go again? (I force them to hum it for me even when I know it just because I don’t want to be ONLY one forced to perform something).
I hear a warbly thing for a few seconds, “Ok, got it” and play the song they wanted.
elementary, middle, high school, college, anywhere there was a piano and someone knew I played, I’d get that. I have thousands of songs in my head I can play but I don’t want to play any of them. I *can* but I feel demeaned when I do it on command.. stupid really but I just don’t like it.
Awesome, I look forward to it like emoticon and yeah I guess that’s how i look at it too. I gotta get it out of my system and move on.. otherwise, I’m playing a set of Beatles songs again, or Billy Joel, or “that piece bugs bunny played in the cartoon”… I can fake classical well for ppl who don’t know classical.
I love distortion: I did a thing once where I hooked up a couple of mics to a piano, ran it through two distortion pedals (I think one was a wah-wah the other a distortion) and into a tape deck. – had them cranked up all the way.
No idea what it sounded like ’til I was done. Part of the fun. Played it back and I liked it. Nowadays, I use Audacity on the computer and wreck other ppls songs by over-distorting them. Makes me smile for some sadistic reason when I do.