Anyone Here Make Your Own Music?

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Anyone Here Make Your Own Music?

Postby graceslick on Mon Aug 25, 2008 10:28 pm

Does anyone make their own music/songs here? My partner and I are trying to do our own stuff, which is really fun but I’m constantly stressed and discouraged at my own lack of ability and talent. I want to make really GOOD, interesting music, you know?

I feel kinda cool sometimes when I sit in my home studio with my headphones on my head, and my keyboard set up and stuff…lol. *lame*

I have this image of a video clip I want to make, which is kinda weird. It’s these 2 muppet-like people (myself and my partner wearing long beards and fluffy eyebrows and fake noses) sitting in the back of an ice cream truck, me playing the keyboard and my partner playing the guitar, and our long beards are becoming more and more entangled in the instruments as we play, but we keep playing. Lol.

Does anyone here play an instrument? I TRY to play the keyboard/piano, recorder and drums (on the computer. I don’t have a drum kit). My partner plays guitar and bass.

Anyone?
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Re: Anyone Here Make Your Own Music?

Postby graceslick on Fri Aug 29, 2008 2:27 am

Thank you. :)
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Re: Anyone Here Make Your Own Music?

Postby Susan Butcher on Sat Aug 30, 2008 10:11 am

OK, I won't be a coward. When I was younger I used to be in a band. I played several instruments moderately badly. I used to write songs. May I be of assistance?
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Re: Anyone Here Make Your Own Music?

Postby graceslick on Fri Sep 12, 2008 2:44 am

YAY! That's really cool!

What did you play and how badly? lol

I can't play anything properly. I just play it all by ear and have to record my tracks all separately cause I can't keep it up for long enough to do it totally "live". (I have to try and remember everything I've just played and it can get hard if the song is long. lol)
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Re: Anyone Here Make Your Own Music?

Postby Susan Butcher on Fri Sep 12, 2008 10:57 am

Drums, bass, keyboard, mostly. I got to Grade One on the piano before I lost interest. The other instruments are self-taught. My drumming would be OK, but I lack stamina. I can play guitar a little, but only on my own, and recorder (naturally!), though I prefer my Melodica. I haven't played in a group for years because the people moved apart, and I've been putting my creative energy into comic strips instead. I really think I'm better at art than music. I can sell my art; no-one ever paid me to play! It was just for fun, really.
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Re: Anyone Here Make Your Own Music?

Postby graceslick on Sat Sep 13, 2008 7:45 am

I want to actually try and get people to want to pay for my musical creations...lol *delusional*

I don't know if that's possible though...I doubt I'm talented enough or interesting enough for the masses.
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Re: Anyone Here Make Your Own Music?

Postby Susan Butcher on Sat Sep 13, 2008 12:07 pm

It would be hard these days, I know. Do it because you want to do it.
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Re: Anyone Here Make Your Own Music?

Postby Steve on Fri Oct 03, 2008 3:16 pm

I've played bass guitar since 1975, with various local bands. Never did any recording though. Being a non singing bassist, I play what the singers want to sing- everything from bluegrass, blues, reggae, phychedelic & original rock. I still get together with my first guitarist friend who knows tons of electric Hot Tuna & a few JA tunes as well.
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Re: Anyone Here Make Your Own Music?

Postby Susan Butcher on Fri Oct 03, 2008 8:37 pm

I tried to sing and play bass at the same time, but I couldn't do it. I'd end up singing the notes I was playing. It's much easier to do if you're just playing chords on a guitar or organ.
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Re: Anyone Here Make Your Own Music?

Postby okeedoe on Fri Jan 16, 2009 12:08 pm

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Re: Anyone Here Make Your Own Music?

Postby Susan Butcher on Sat Jan 17, 2009 2:36 am

Well, thank you, OKD, but I'm strictly an amateur when it comes to music, and I haven't played for years. As for your English, don't worry, it's fine! I sometimes wonder what CD is driving at, but you come through loud and clear.
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Re: Anyone Here Make Your Own Music?

Postby okeedoe on Sat Jan 17, 2009 2:30 pm

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Re: Anyone Here Make Your Own Music?

Postby EmbryonicRabbit68 on Thu Aug 27, 2009 10:17 pm

I play bass.Ive been playing since i was 13, about three years ago, and have had no lessons(one guitar lesson) and i cant say i know how to technicly "play" proffesionaly, but i know quite a few songs, and come up with my own stuff(styles kinda like Chris Squire and Jack Casady mixed, although obviously not ANYWHERE nearly as good, i actually shouldnt have even said their names, i would be insulting them), but i never remmember the stuff i come up with, so i usually just jam.Ive tried Guitar, drums and piano, but none of them really got to me like bass.My dad is a bassist too, and he really got me into it.Im really looking to make a career in music.
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Re: Anyone Here Make Your Own Music?

Postby plasticfantastic on Thu Sep 24, 2009 6:54 pm

I play guitar and bass as well as a passable amount of piano.

I love singing (I've been told I sound like Grace), and writing my own songs. Wow.... I need a band sooooo badly!
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Re: Anyone Here Make Your Own Music?

Postby TakeMeOnYourFlight on Thu Sep 24, 2009 11:01 pm

This is something I did on computer back in 2007, it could be a bit better, I wish I could have gotten the tempos of the various elements co-ordinated better but that's life.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aw_QkU2mWFU&feature=channel_page
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