☆Fan-music☆ (22)

1 Name: Anonymous : 2009-09-08 19:27 ID:CQOrcjoZ

Has anyone here ever had any interest in music and musical composition? If so, I think that fan-music would be something really neat.

By "fan-music," I mean just re-arranging music from something you have heard before already from a show or movie or anything - and perhaps start with something very simple, like a piano arrangement or something. Right now, this practice is commonly called "remixing" music, but I think that at least for this, fan-music would be more appropriately called "musical arrangements" rather than "musical remixes" because it is not necessarily just mixing things together.

So, do you people think that it would be neat to have fan-music to go along with your fan-fiction or something? The great thing about music is that it speaks to the heart directly: you do not need to know the original context to understand the emotions that the music is supposed to invoke. Anyone can hear fan-music and nobody needs to know the context in order to understand what it means, unlike fan-fiction.

So, if you or anyone you know has any interest in musical composition, what do you people think of this idea?

Or, if some of you are just interested in playing music but not composing music, perhaps it would be quite neat to hear a recording of some of you playing a song on the piano from something that you are a "fan" of or something.

2 Name: Luna419 : 2009-09-08 22:38 ID:LcNoc5dV

I've always wondered about that. When ever I get into a more character driven stories, I sometimes like to pick a 'character song' that goes well with the character.

But that's not the point. Whether it be something original or a 'remix', I (being a music junkie) have always wanted a little sound track to go with my stories, so-to-speak.

Too bad I suck a composing music. XD

3 Name: Bola : 2009-09-09 05:03 ID:8LPHrVI7

Yeah, sure. Two of my friends simply started a band since a year. They actually write both music and lyrics and I think it's safe to say that they're very good.

I myself have written a couple of song lyrics. When I sing them, I do hear what should be the music into my head. Unfortunately no one else hears it.


4 Name: Anonymous : 2009-09-09 12:45 ID:CQOrcjoZ


> Too bad I suck a composing music.

Well, perhaps it might be easier by starting to compose fan-music instead, right? That way, you do not really have to create something out of scratch.

5 Name: Luna419 : 2009-09-09 12:57 ID:LcNoc5dV

@ Anonymous

Well, I have no idea where to start. I don't know anything about remixing, or editing music, or any thing like that. (I don't think I have any programs to do so either.) Nor do I really have the time. I'd LIKE to make compose fan-music, but I can't.

6 Name: Sukari : 2009-09-09 13:00 ID:YaXMBDfS

I think I'm with you on that one Luna XD

7 Name: Anonymous : 2009-09-09 13:35 ID:+Ar+LjG5

You start with your own imaginations, of course, whatever music that you hear in your head. Of course, if you have very bad mental musical imagery, I guess that composing is not for you...

8 Name: Luna419 : 2009-09-09 19:56 ID:LcNoc5dV

Yeah, that's pretty much it. I can't really see or hear anything in my head.

9 Name: Lil' Dragon : 2009-09-10 09:33 ID:BnidFnCX

If you have trouble hearing things in your head, I overcame that by playing around with a musical instument. Whenever I went over to my grandmother's house as a kid, I used to play a few notes on her piano (like a combination of three) a few times over and then later I'd try to recal the sound in my head. I got pretty good at it to the point where I can almost actually 'hear' it. Trouble is, now I get random words that people have said throughout my day running thought my head when I'm trying to sleep. But now I've had some practice at it and have some knowledge of notes I can play pieces composed by others and compose my own piece when I'm bored. It's not so much consciously composing, more playing around and seeing how things build up as you hear it, thus creating what you want. Of coarse, if it's editing actualy pieces, what I did was take the piano music from a song and loped bits off, duplicated bits, repeated bits and even missed some bits out. Yeah, it's amazing what boredom will drive me to do when I'm not bored enough to sit and watch the clothes go round and round in the washing machine until I start to feel sorry for the clothes being dizzy (I know, I'm nuts). But, really, it's all about playing about and getting used to things. You don't actually need a computer to remix something or alter it. It's not impossible to use a regular keyboard and a sheet of music.
Trust me, even if you never compose or play a piece of music, playing about a bit is just as fun.
Anywho, I'll stop my babbling here.

10 Name: Luna419 : 2009-09-10 11:56 ID:LcNoc5dV

I actually have a bit of musical background. I play the guitar and piano a bit, and I used to play the saxophone. On top of that, I'm in the school chorus. I mean, I guess can HEAR the notes, I just can't identify all of them without sheet music in front of me, and quickly forget it later on. And besides, I'm more concerned about my school work and my stories to sit down and write or remix something. Music is just a hobby, really.

I've tried original music, but it mostly results with me cringing and saying "what the hell is this crap?"

Oh, God. XD Now I'm having flashbacks.

11 Name: Anonymous : 2009-09-10 13:22 ID:CQOrcjoZ


> I've tried original music, but it mostly results with me cringing and saying "what the hell is this crap?"

Do you think that you would get the same results with re-arranging other people's music?

12 Name: Luna419 : 2009-09-10 16:19 ID:LcNoc5dV

Personally, I think I would. I can play an instrument and I can sing. But that's it.

And don't try to push "you don't know if you don't try" on me. Truth be told, I've been curious about a 'soundtrack' for my stories, but I'm not actually interested in making one. Half my stories aren't even out of the first chapter yet. Isn't it a bit early to be looking into a freaking 'soundtrack'?

Besides, why remix a perfectly good song? Don't try to fix what's not broken. I'd rather have someone with actual talent composing something original than remixes.

13 Name: Anonymous : 2009-09-10 16:27 ID:CQOrcjoZ

> Besides, why remix a perfectly good song? Don't try to fix what's not broken. I'd rather have someone with actual talent composing something original than remixes.

I think that this is quite unfair. I think that there is much merit in musical rearrangements. It could be interesting to hear a variation of something one has already heard. It is not "fixing" it, but rather, making something new out of it - just like fan-fiction.

14 Name: Luna419 : 2009-09-10 18:59 ID:LcNoc5dV

That is true, but I'm the kind of person who wants to hear a song. I don't always want a techno/classical/rock/whatever remix, I just want the song.

Also, I think I miss-worded that last part. When it comes to MY stuff, I'd rather have something original than a remix. I'm not trying to say people who remix are talentless hacks. Sorry.

15 Name: Pyro Raptor77 : 2009-09-10 19:18 ID:UMyZhmmF

I personally think fan-music sounds really cool. XD Unfortunately, I don't know anything about composing music. :/

16 Name: Anonymous : 2009-09-10 19:25 ID:CQOrcjoZ

If you are imagining music in your head, you are already composing music. The only thing that needs to be learned is how to read and write music, which is quite easy.

17 Name: Lil' Dragon : 2009-09-11 09:45 ID:BnidFnCX

I know what you mean about sometimes wanting to hear just 'the song'. Remixing is fun for a play-about but sometimes all you want is the original thing. But what Anonymous said is also a good point. making something new from an original piece with music can be just like fanfiction. In a way you're both correct and you're both incorrect, which is great! Really, it's just what we think of the music. I've remixed things on my keyboard more then once, sometimes I like the result, sometimes I don't, but I'll still like the song it came fom just as much as I always have.

18 Name: Anonymous : 2009-09-11 10:32 ID:CQOrcjoZ

Well, perhaps it is more worthwhile to do such things when others hear it, right? Music can be internal, but at the same time, it is also great as a communal thing. Have you ever tried recording any of it?

19 Name: Anonymous : 2009-10-03 09:26 ID:M5M5K1w/


20 Name: sailorjupiterox : 2009-10-05 10:54 ID:Mifmk9oV

I love to make a playlist (on Spotify) that suits the story. I have a story called 'Debts' at the moment, and I have a few different bands/artists in there, such as Forever The Sickest Kids, All Time Low, Plain White T's, Beyonce, Cute Is What We Aim For, Chris Brown etc, and they all help me get in the mood to write that :)
Also, I like to mark down songs that will suit that character in that story, for Rini/Chibi-Usa - in this story it is 'Catastrophe' - FTSK :) It's pretty fun to start a story with music :)

21 Name: ScourgeOfTheGalaxy : 2009-10-06 14:04 ID:r/O2AGAU

I'm studying music at College and have NEVER THOUGHT OF THIS!!!

This could be something that can really help me in my composition lessons. All I have to do is write a peice of BGM for a character...

It needs to be epic.

22 Name: Felix : 2009-10-08 11:42 ID:AkQPHOn2

I wrote a song it.
I also relyric songs sometimes.

I give theme songs to my characters sometimes.

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