what's your excuse for not shooting your own films? what's your excuse for not harvesting your own food? what's your excuse for not knitting your own clothes? what's your excuse for being such a faggot?
Downloaded LMMS and made one song, and it was surprisingly not complete shit. It was kind of plain though. I'm trying to learn more but you really need to know a fuckton about music theory to be able to use a DAW correctly
I'm so apathetic guys. I'm depressed and unhappy, drugs aren't even making me happy anymore. Shot up heroin a couple times in the last week, but I know that drugs aren't the answer. I NEED an outlet to let out my emotions before I succumb to heroin addiction because I'm close to the point of completely not caring if my life spirals out of control.
How do I become less apathetic to start doing what I love? My dream is to make music, mainly for myself. I feel like it's the only path towards my own contentment. I just can't find the motivation.
>>53950129 Tips: >keep at it, it takes years to git gud >don't be afraid to fuck shit up, you can always ctrl-z >don't try and be another artist, feel free to be influenced but remember to make music unique to yourself >the internet is detrimental to production in the long run
>>53950179 >you really need to know a fuckton about music theory to be able to use a DAW correctly
Not necessarily. There are plenty of tutorials for each major DAW online both text and video. Knowing theory only helps with a few things like composing harmonies, etc which is still possible to do well if you develop and trust your ears.
>>53950401 >>53950351 I play guitar and know some basic theory (major/minor keys, transposing, etc.) but I don't know how that transfers into the piano roll? Like what is C5 C6 C7 and such compared to C D E F G A B?
>>53950339 What about across the country? I may have a chance to move from the east coast US to California. But I just can't see how that would help. People are the same everywhere. No one wants to be around someone like me who's just gonna bring them down. Idk why the few friends that I have left even hang out with me. Fuck, I don't even care about them really. And I'm ashamed to say I don't feel much love for my family who are nothing but loving people. What's wrong with me? Is my brain lacking a certain chemical? Do I need to be put on antidepressants to feel happy to be alive?
>>53950418 >why is the internet a detrimental place for music Easy to get suckered into the mentality of "I'll never get gud why even try" as well as the mentality that mixing will solve all your problems, it's ok to be crap, let me viral my soundcloud/bandcamp instead of improving my music, etc.
>what's RTFM http://lmgtfy.com/?q=RTFM Learning to google is the first step in becoming a producer, nobody's going to tell you everything.
>>53950429 in the piano roll context, c5/6/7 refers to a certain octave. c0 is a very very low c (i don't think it goes into negative numbers because they would definitely be beyond the range of human hearing) i think the piano starts at a2 or a1 and goes up to c7/8
The terms "C5" and "C7", etc refer to a "C" chord (i.e. a triad with C as the root) that includes the fifth (the fifth would be included in a regular C chord anyway so it'd be uncommon to see a chord written in notation as C5) or seventh, which they will tell you is often used in jazz but is really used in many other genres of popular music.
How would one go about composing something like these? Please help, I find composition to be extremely difficult. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=602lSyvHcBo https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dPH_3wcLwRY https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9_7loz-HWUM https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5H71FHZllro https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ynEOo28lsbc
>>53950689 If you have a decent microphone or even a smartphone you could try recording your own in 24-bit, but otherwise if there's a particular vintage drum machine sound you're interested in or something then Google is your friend. There are so many different resources out there that it'd be difficult to choose a single "best". If you're looking for samples from actual recorded music then use the Internet Archive as most of the recordings on there are in the public domain.
>>53950440 I play guitar, flute and the uileann pipes. that doesn't mean I "make my own music"
>>53950445 I don't know, I have never moved or anything. If you stay where you are (you can take this in a metaphorical way also) you know you'll get nothing, but otherwise... I think that maybe being uncertain of what will happen can be thrilling and motivating. Moving would be my last resource for when I don't know what to do with my life. Maybe I'm just full of bullshit, I don't know.
>>53950419 >>53950888 >if you're not a genius right away, just give up and never try to improve yourself Get off your high horses, you fucking twats. They were inspired by someone and if they truly want to become better at making music, why does that matter to you?
>>53950888 >probably due to the fact they're apart of the problem people making music isnt a problem, even if its shitty dude. if anything >>53950419 is praising DG by associating them with bands like velvet underground who heavily inspired other musicians in the past
I've been trying to by messing around with FL Studio Demo.
I literally can not get past the default patterns even though I have several drum machine packs(808). I am trying to teach myself music theory but it seems like a lot to learn and the only thing I can apply it to is piano. I have no equipment and never learned how to play an instrument.
That is the main reason, but I am trying.
Should I just focus on playing the piano then moving to a DAW? Where should I go from here?
>>53949828 I'm afraid it won't be the best representation of what I'm feeling/thinking. Also, I don't know if I can actually say something from the mess that is what I'm thinking/feeling There is only one thing that I dread: not to be worthy of my sufferings.
>>53951611 your logic is absolutely retarded though >"i refuse to do something because i won't become hugely successful and make large sums of money off it" do you just sit around and watch tv all day or what, what's your fucking hobby
>>53951633 i only like doing things i can be successful at. why would i want to do otherwise? if im forced to create shit i dont want to create, in order to be successful, then im not going to fucking do that.
i'm 32. i'm scared that- even if i make music because i enjoy doing so - and i put it online, people will be like, "you're too old to make music of your own. grow up." Or something like that. Is that a valid fear? I'm not attempting to become a big rockstar or something. I just like composing music but have yet to record it/self-publish it because of my age.
Yes it's a very valid fear. But you know it doesn't make much sense.. you know there are painters that started when they were in their 90s. I think you should do it because you'll feel better after doing it. Even if it comes out wrong, and you have to start over many times
>>53951697 See? Now learn some theory, and you'll be able to extrapolate from the 3 notes you used that you're in the key of E minor and you can put some chords on top of that accordingly, and then learn your DAW and you'll be able to design a synth sound around that, and once you've got a few synth sounds playing at the same time you can put some effects on them and mix them, and then you have a track. Really, just listen to the artist you like and really think about how they could've done what they do. Also see the advice in >>53950330.
>>53950664 have some great natural talent, then "go to university" oh and you might want to dedicate all your free time to writing music. It'll take you a lifetime, but if you have the natural talent you could become great like Ravel, Debussy, Gershwin etc.
my grandfather and pretty much everyone i know is a musician, or in the case of my grandfather was, but i'm honestly afraid to try it because i hate failing. i tried to learn how to play guitar a few years ago from a friend and he said i was probably the fastest person to ever pick it up that he has taught and that i should keep with it, but i never did and now i forgot everything.
i want to learn how to play the violin and guitar since i have them in my closet. the violin needs new strings and a new bow though, and i just keep putting off buying them. i don't know what my real excuse is, but here i sit day after day not doing it. i'm also nowhere near social enough to be in a band, although i have been told if i learned violin and got good at it they could use me for singing at my mother's church and other places friends do stuff.
>>53952390 do it or dont the choice is yours but u will regret the things u did not do much more than those u tried and failed also it does not have to be a very serious endeavor music is a celebration
>>53952252 everyone has problems writing good melodies. thats why we pay people millions of dollars and let them live in mansions and fuck supermodels when they actually write amazing melodies in songs. because its hard to do.
Yeah I've been there. You just have to fail, that is life. It is failure, over and over again. It's much better to be a failure, trust me I cannot make this point any stronger. All great musicians are failures, that's how they are strong enough to make music.
Every person on this goddamn thread is a bunch of winners, that's why they don't make music. If you really want it, you'll let go of it. Trust me, I was a shitty player 4 years ago, and now I'm more confident and I'm 23 and I'm going to do this for my entire life because I can't do anything else.
If you're in high school it's a great time because you can get off this forum and sit down and do your time on the instruments. Then work on getting together with others, you think "I can't do it" but you will. Have faith you already know what to do, and say.. the music comes OUT OF YOU. It is inside of you, it doesnt just come from nowhere. You will know yourself and find the music. Just play your music
My advice to all would-be composers is listen to classical music. I am pretty shite at composition but since I started regularly listening to shit that isn't just riffs and licks and hooks I have constant inspiration. I can come up with a melody on the fly now. Although they aren't all worth turning into music of course. Another thing is with a wide range of classical repertoire in your head, you'll be able to think of how to do key modulations more convincingly since pretty much every kind of key modulation crops up. This is obviously useful for linking multiple themes together.
I used to play guitar in a band when I was 14 until like 16, then around 20 I slowly stopped playing guitar everyday. Always recorded small bits but never went anywhere with them or even made one complete song.
Now, as funny as it is, I've been really into playing around on the keyboard on GarageBand on my damn iphone. Don't know a damn thing about playing piano but I can come up with something I love every now and then that I'll save and record, yet I don't know what to do with them ever. I have a hard time adding things to a song or even knowing where i want to go with them. just dicking around with the different presets is calming though
Stopped writing after my music performance course at college a few years back. I didn't realize just how nerve-wracking playing live on stage is and I never overcame it. Bullshit to the "adrenaline takes over and you enjoy once you're up there", I would forget my parts instantly and bumble around trying to improvise, forgetting key changes, generally being shit.
>>53953088 the sound from these things is generally not that great but i think it'd be useful for composing and planning things out before you take them to a DAW i hate using a MIDI keyboard because there aren't enough keys on mine, but that has plenty
>>53952944 Pirate some software and get writing, making music on 0 dollars isn't hard.
I don't use any controllers or anything special when I write music, I've just got a nice soundcard and some good cans, I don't really need much else most of the time unless I'm recording guitar or bass or something which doesn't happen much these days.
Everything I fucking had was pirated when I did this one here as I couldn't afford any libs at the time.
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