Charles Holt replied to LeviathaninWaves's discussion Trying to wrap my head around some composition techniques.
"Perhaps a useful idea is whether the composer themselves was thinking in your terms and consciously constructing from theoretical concepts or just writing music to sound a bit errie and strange. I would say it is the latter. Theory after all exists…"
Aug 20, 2019
Matt Baker replied to LeviathaninWaves's discussion Trying to wrap my head around some composition techniques.
"If you want to study video game music, these guys talk about it pretty extensively. I found their podcast on iTunes, but I'm sure it's also other places.
http://www.supermarcatobros.com/podcast"
Aug 20, 2019
Greg Brus replied to LeviathaninWaves's discussion Trying to wrap my head around some composition techniques.
"The easiest answer to the initial question ("how do they come up with this stuff?") is that they don't. They simply figure out some basic methodology, which by the way you seem to have reverse engineered with enough accuracy to make use of it…"
Aug 19, 2019
Claude Werner replied to LeviathaninWaves's discussion Trying to wrap my head around some composition techniques.
"Oh never mind, his dead... Claude Werner said:
Right, I spent the weekend going through all my books from when I used teach at Uni and I found what you're looking for! It's called Twentieth Century Harmony by Vincent Persichetti, you can find a…"
Aug 19, 2019
Claude Werner replied to LeviathaninWaves's discussion Trying to wrap my head around some composition techniques.
"Right, I spent the weekend going through all my books from when I used teach at Uni and I found what you're looking for! It's called Twentieth Century Harmony by Vincent Persichetti, you can find a free copy here:…"
Aug 19, 2019
Claude Werner replied to LeviathaninWaves's discussion Trying to wrap my head around some composition techniques.
"I must disagree, if more than one person writes something using an unusual combination of notes/noises/effects, you can bet your heinie somebody's written a book or article and consequently made it a "technique". Furthermore, I recognise many of the…"
Aug 16, 2019
Dane Aubrun replied to LeviathaninWaves's discussion Trying to wrap my head around some composition techniques.
"I don't reckon there is any technique or genre to this (other than the track meeting the requirement of a game). It sounds like the performer has enough musical savvy to string a phrase together, probably made a few notations then dribbled out a…"
Aug 16, 2019
Bob Porter replied to LeviathaninWaves's discussion Trying to wrap my head around some composition techniques.
"Pop artists

Well, there are those who would not put those two words together. Not me, of course.
You've already done enough analyzing of Crown Dungeon to tell you what you need to know about how he wrote it. "
Aug 16, 2019
Claude Werner replied to LeviathaninWaves's discussion Trying to wrap my head around some composition techniques.
"Ha, ha, ha, ha! LeviathaninWaves said:
Ugh. Save that talk for pop artists. Bob Porter said:
My guess is that they get the inspiration to write like they do from the same place you do. The fact that someone bought it and put it in a game doesn't…"
Aug 16, 2019
Claude Werner replied to LeviathaninWaves's discussion Trying to wrap my head around some composition techniques.
"There are many names depending on each technique, unfortunately I have never been very good at names for things... I don't think the composition you quoted uses serialism or twelve tone rows, that's a very specific sound that I'm definitely not…"
Aug 16, 2019
LeviathaninWaves replied to LeviathaninWaves's discussion Trying to wrap my head around some composition techniques.
"Ugh. Save that talk for pop artists. Bob Porter said:
My guess is that they get the inspiration to write like they do from the same place you do. The fact that someone bought it and put it in a game doesn't make it any more or less legitimate than…"
Aug 16, 2019
LeviathaninWaves replied to LeviathaninWaves's discussion Trying to wrap my head around some composition techniques.
"I've looked into techniques like harmonic planing and twelve tone rows... it seems like a form of planing but somehow I feel there's more that I'm missing. Any ideas what said techniques might be called? Claude Werner said:
They are modern…"
Aug 16, 2019
Claude Werner replied to LeviathaninWaves's discussion Trying to wrap my head around some composition techniques.
"I wouldn't consider his analysis very accurate nor very educated. "The perfect 4th is not available in the overtone series" What??? It's the distance between the 2nd and 3rd overtone... Sigh! Youtube... It's very biased and completely opinion based.…"
Aug 15, 2019
Claude Werner replied to LeviathaninWaves's discussion Trying to wrap my head around some composition techniques.
"They are modern harmonization techniques too long to explain in a post and without graphics. Surprisingly I could not find a YouTube explaining them..."
Aug 15, 2019
Bob Porter replied to LeviathaninWaves's discussion Trying to wrap my head around some composition techniques.
"My guess is that they get the inspiration to write like they do from the same place you do. The fact that someone bought it and put it in a game doesn't make it any more or less legitimate than anything you will write. You need to write like you,…"
Aug 15, 2019
LeviathaninWaves replied to Lucas Oliveira Krumenaur's discussion Mania (definitive, kind off) - trying to understand the progression
"Actually I thought it was good. One thing that I find difficult in music is the art of conveying emotion/atmosphere with intent. It's even more difficult when music is so subjective to everyone that hears it. For me, there wasn't really any anxiety…"
Aug 15, 2019
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