Music

This might seem strange or unnecessary, but for those of you who are interested, I want to give links to a few ‘playlists’ that I often listen to.  Since grooveshark died, I’ve had to scour youtube for the sounds I crave while reading and writing, so here are my findings.

Animenz and Theishter:Two amazing pianists who transcribe anime music and are the reason I started playing piano (6 months ago lol)

Sam Tsui: A fantastic vocalist and a decent pianist; he often performs music videos with a variety of other talented musicians.  He does a lot of currently popular songs, and impressive mashups.

Mai Uru: An interesting singer from Japan… probably?  She performs a lot of Japanese songs, and has a beautiful voice: very melodic and very peaceful.

Pentatonix: A five person acapella band who are definitely one of my favorite things to listen to.  Each person has their own unique and addictive voice, so if you enjoy singing… definitely a good group to learn from.  Personally, I like to alternate between imitating Avi and Mitch, but my natural range is closer to Scott.  I definitely can’t beatbox, but it’s still fun to try lol.

Lindsey Stirling: An incredible violinist who often performs with other famous youtube artists: For Example, Pentatonix, covering Radioactive by Imagine Dragons.  I’ve never actually learned to play the violin, though I do kinda-sorta have one, maybe lol.  Well, it’s pretty bad, I could never even tune it, so I never really had the motivation to seriously practice it.

Jerry C: I just had to add this guy to the list, because ten years ago, when I started playing guitar, these were the transpositions that allowed me to go from being a noob, to being at least as good as him.  Of course, it took me a few years to get to that point, so don’t expect to watch a few youtube videos and immediately understand how to do sweeps in arpeggio; for that, you need to practice… a lot.  It’s a pretty simple method, and horribly monotonous, but the best way to learn any instrument, is to just watch someone else do it and copy them.  Do it slow, over and over, until eventually, you can play even faster than the people who you had originally thought were impossibly amazing.

If you don’t have fingers, are deaf, have vocal nodes, or some other kind of medical issue that would prevent you from singing or playing an instrument, then ignore my advice.

It feels kind of weird doing a post that has nothing to do with my story, but to me at least, reading is kind of boring without music to listen to.  Although, I probably write better when I’m not listing to music, because I get distracted way too easily lol.

For anyone who doesn’t care about music and would rather just watch and listen to a video about Unusually Large Animals or Adorable Cats, well, there you go :).

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24 thoughts on “Music

  1. I love singing, everyone around me kept telling me i am horrible and tone deaf… why would they tell me such a mean lie?

    p/s : will a griffith-like person appear soon?

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      • actually, i mean griffith as in that person who was able to mesmerize people with his looks and charisma, charming them beyond their minds but is actually really evil… you know… *that* griffith 😀

        oh wait, sorry.. now that i think about it such person could not possibly be any more significant than your already established antagonists… at much he would probably worth only about 1/4 of a chapter… not worth it. :p

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      • Lmao, that kinda sounds like a lot of the characters, not just antagonists 😛 Although Michael is pretty much the polar opposite of that lol Lorelei isn’t ‘evil’ imo, but she is definitely pretty sketchy lmao hmmm, Lucy and Luna are both super dubious lol Belial is kinda like that, and he/she will definitely show up again at some point lol

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  2. Lindsey Stirling on list = Great playlist even if the other songs are shit. (though they aren’t here)
    I also recommend The Piano Guys, they have some great music and are similar to Lindsey, they did a collab once as well.

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    • I think I’ve heard them before, but I’ve been addicted to Sam Tsui the past 2 days. Mainly because his natural and falsetto ranges are similar to mine, so it’s easy to sing along to. If I could remember lyrics, I would be a much better singer rofl.

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    • I’ve performed in like 3 concerts when I was 15 or 16, and recorded close to a dozen songs back when I only knew how to play guitar, but never made any youtube videos lol. Never really had a camera and the amount of effort that it requires to record a 3 minute song is similar to writing 30,000 words, at least for me :P. Well, I never did any covers, only recorded songs that I wrote myself so maybe it would be a bit easier if they were covers?

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      • Not recently lol Hell, I haven’t really played guitar in the past year and I haven’t played seriously in nearly 4 years 😦 If I was going to start playing guitar again, I would have to build up the calluses on my fingers again.

        I’ve been getting pretty good at keyboards lately, but I haven’t been practicing very seriously. Compared to instruments, I’m probably better at singing… because I sing all the time lol. The problem is that I don’t have any decent recording equipment, but I have recorded a decent amount of songs through my guitar pedal, which has a drum-machine… but they’re all pretty old lol. I think the most recent recording I’ve made was about… seven years ago? lol

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      • My computer literally crashes every time I try to open certain files, so I can’t even upload shit properly 😦 Not to mention that Idk where I would upload audio-files anyway? Soundcloud maybe?

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    • Ah, I figured out how to upload seven of them to Google Drive, if you’re interested I can give you links… but I’ll warn you ahead of time, I wrote and recorded these like 7-9 years ago lol. The quality is pretty rough, and at the time, I only really knew how to play the guitar, and I was mostly into metal rofl. If you don’t like metal, then you wouldn’t like the songs, and even if you do like metal, you still might not like them :P. I wrote and recorded shortly after I started playing guitar, so don’t expect anything amazing either. Also, there are lyrics for each of the songs, but back then I couldn’t sing, so I never recorded any vocal tracks and certain parts of certain songs seem kinda repetitive because there was meant to be singing in those parts lol.

      Ugh, my dark history https://drive.google.com/folderview?id=0BzMB8N3Le_tIflFYY2JYNGlkRGlMYlpsN0lLWFlTa19LNnl4UzUzcEtJZ09uM080MGdoMzQ&usp=sharing lol

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