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Anyone here learning to play anime-related music?

I started transcribing Yoru no Himawari from Subarashiki Hibi (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bZWd_7Ud-Lc, I guess that's not anime, but whatever).

I was also thinking about learning the transcription of KLK OP1 that someone put on YT (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ccSckvQYnCA). That guy's transcriptions are pretty decent, although half of them seem like they're made solely for the purpose of showing off virtuosic technique... I like Ishter's better.
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I can never play Animenzzz's shit but go for TheIshter's songs very often. They are a lot easier for piano nubs like me. I just recently learned the Egoist songs Planetes and All Alone With You.
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Touhou music counts? I'm not really into anime covers, bu i'm all over touhou.

However, I'm figuring out the OP of Seitokai Yakuindomo, that funky guitar is just osom.
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>>102292686
Oh, good idea! I hadn't considered playing Touhou music for some reason. Do you have any recommendations?
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Learned most of Crowds on guitar yesterday. Pretty insignificant but it was the first time I'd touched an instrument in weeks so I just wanted to do something.
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I've only been playing for a little bit but I've done some very simplified arrangements for some pieces. I'm absolutely terrible but I think it's a really fun instrument to play.

I did one for "Unbeatable Network" that I'm really proud of though, even if it sucks compared to Animenzzz's.
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I wish I was good at piano.
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>>102292776
Shit nigga, are you me?

It's a really fun song though, and it was a nice break from the prog metal that I was trying to play.

Fucking John Petrucci, I swear to god.
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>>102293085
I don't think I could pull off Petrucci for a while. Haven't even seriously practiced in forever due to lack of time. It is a very fun song though. Chorus cannot get out of my head lately.
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>>102293265
Yeeep. I transcribed it to piano when I was done, and then the vocal part to saxophone. It's such a damn good song.
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>>102292952
If you enjoy it, you're on the right track.
If you are interested in touhou music, check kkcwkoh YT channel, is the paradise of piano arranges.

>>102293085
You don't fuck Petrucci, he fuck you. And everyone. Is a fact.
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>>102292709
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BpH7_wyqiPI
I once had a solo piano version, but I don't remember who it was by. I remember liking it more than this multi-instrument version.
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I wish I had more time to practice. It always feels like I don't have enough time. Consequently, the hardest stuff I've played is stuff like Fantaisie Impromptu and Bach preludes and fugues and Beethoven sonatas, which isn't terrible but is also not good enough for the hardest pieces. I'm quite jealous of Animenzzz, with his prodigious piano abilities.
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Uhhh.... I learned how to play "Tank!" on the double bass and "Cagayake Girls" on electric. Not something I'd ever play in public, just a bit of self-indulgence. And the Cagayake Girls line is really fun to play.
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I did try to play a few songs on the piano years ago.
Think the only song I was able to fully play is http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xKbq9Xra9OY
Sad that I don't have muscle memory to play it anymore.

I still have a bunch of sheet music too that I wanted to play but was just too lazy to continue working on my piano skills. I will learn Karma from Ever 17 one day.
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I learned Lilith (Elfen Lied OST) a few months ago on guitar. Pretty fun thing to play actually, although not exactly easy.
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I have guitar/bass tabs for Houkiboshi and Don't Say Lazy, those are both not too hard.
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>>102292380
How many years did it take you to understand music enough to transcribe it?

You did ear training and studied theory?

I eventually want to learn to transcribe some music for the guitar
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Oh, this being back memories.
I haven't played the piano in a while, think I forgot most of the stuff already. Think the last thing I tried to learn was Planetes from EGOIST.
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>>102294068
>Never bothered with theory
>Practiced so much that I can play damn near anything after hearing it once or twice, but can't write my own stuff because I don't know how music works

Don't be like me, anon. Don't be like me.
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>>102294068
Well, I dunno, if you're talking about Yoru no Himawari, the piece is relatively simple that I bet someone with no knowledge of music theory could manage to transcribe at least the melody through just trial-and-error. (It being written for the piano originally helps, of course.)

I studied a bit of theory along with piano performance, but I didn't do very much--only enough to understand basic progressions and stuff like that. Never did any ear training specifically.
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>>102294209
I know theory and stuff but in the end I just end up forming chords and shit from what sounds good anyways. If you have the ear to transcribe you could be able to get by with composing.
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>>102294209
what the hell?
what instrument you play?

>>102294234
Well I am just wondering when listening to a piece if you can identify what's being played and know why the composer wrote it that way to work in the song, so that you can even maybe add your own spin or flairs on it. like an augmented triad gives off a "hanging" sound, so you're quick to know what would fit well in the next measure

At my level I'd just be guessing notes which is a huge waste of time and way too slow if I wanted to transcribe anything. + im fucking tone deaf
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>>102294068
As a guitar player, most of the things I play are from ear. You just play until you feel it's right.

Guitar is not as hard as everybody thinks, with the pentatonic scale, power chords and entry level chords, you're ready to covers millions of songs just by ear.

Funny (And sad) thing, I used to be confident in my music theory knowledge until I started composing piano pieces. With no fretboard and muscle memory available, i realised i was a shit on music.
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>>102294719
Guitar, piano (still a beginner though), saxophone, and bass.

I can read music, but I never touched theory.
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Anyone know where I can learn some anime related drum tabs? Shit's as invisible as Nessy.
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Have done Roundabout, fly me to the moon, ano hana ed, komm susser tod, serial experiment lain op and spice and wolf op
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>>102294933
on guitar of course
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I'm trying to get the Sore-foot song from Mushishi at the moment.
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>>102294719
Yes, although I wouldn't think, "the augmented triad leaves a hanging sound", I would just think that it leaves a hanging sound. I think, for simple compositions and modifications at least, you don't need a very in-depth knowledge of music theory. Knowledge of the different keys and of cadences like V-I, IV-I, I-V, V-VI will suffice. (If you want a more indepth understanding, there are many great books out there to read.)

You should give it a try even if you think it would be difficult. After all, challenging yourself is the easiest way to improve.
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Anyone having problems finishing a song when learning to play it? When a piece is 3 - 5 pages, I usually start eagerly, but then stop learning it after the 1st page.
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>>102295045
http://vocaroo.com/i/s1e2MdD3di5x
top quality recording, you're learning for guitar ya? What score are you using?
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>>102295150
I'm at the point where if I can't learn it in one day I just get unmotivated. Granted I have been more interested in original work but it sucks to actually advance technically.
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If you're having technical difficulties, play some Bach. After that everything just seems easy, or just a matter of practice if it's fast.
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Occasionally yes, when I like a piece of OST, or an OP/ED I either look for a decent arrangement on yt or arrange it myselfvif yt ones suck(they usually do). So far I've learnt Rainbow(aria ed), My Dearest(gc op1) and Shana op1. Ones I made myself(actually with help from my old professor) are 5cm/s end theme, steins gate farewell, mononoke hime journey to the west, clannad the place where wishes come true II, aria tenki ame and Concerning Hobbits from lotr. There were more but these are my favs. I play classical guitar, but I'd like to try a piano someday(got the idea after watching Nodame Cantabile, after each ep of that I feel the need to play something at least for a little while).
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No, but I'm considering working out synth arrangements for Bleach songs.
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>>102295150
Push through man, how many hours a day do you practice?
Whenever you have spare time and feel a bit bored/nothing to do, spend some of it playing music and learning the next few pages (got to remember that you don't have to perfect the 1st page before you start trying out the next few).
Keep this up and the number of pages eventually won't matter (Some of the pieces I pick up go over 8 pages yet I haven't really thought about pieces in terms of pages for a long while)
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>>102295150
I play the piece in one go, mistakes and all. I don't bother learning one page individually.
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>>102292380
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jxNg3rxyH-I learnt this and learning Sakura Nagashi from credits of eva3.0
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>>102292380
Here are two that I did, try to guess what they're from.
http://vocaroo.com/i/s1Fjw8UhuUIo
http://vocaroo.com/i/s1SEzBbA2h4J
It sounds really bad, but I did record it with a rock band microphone and an epiphone les paul junior going through a solid state amp with a 10w speaker.
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ja.chordwiki.org
Most of anime music is transcribed here to simple chords. I usually combine it with Tehlster/joshagarrado/Animenzz right hand on piano.
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>>102293085
>John Petrucci
Easy.
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>>102292380
I just learned this on guitar.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6kA4tGu60mo
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Recently, I've been playing Mikakunin OP, 2nd KLK OP and Yozakura Hana no Uta OP. Working on the Seitokai Yakuindomo* OP's intro
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Niconico is a good place to find tabs
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Bumping, I want this thread to survive for when I come home.
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>>102294209
I know this feeling, except I just use all the chords I know and make some up to make some stuff of my own.
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Anime has the best OSTs

It's worth learning and playing in the amusement that no-one else will never know where they're from
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>>102301752
It's a bitch when someone asks you what you just played. I always go for "some song I learned and forgot the name".
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>>102302019
Hai
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I learned to play Fauré's sicilienne on the piano because of hyouka, among other anime songs for both the guitar, piano and a bass one
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/a/ could compose one massive orchestra with one or more songs from anime since there are so many people here who play instruments, apparently.

/a/nons from around the world recorded their part and then compile it all into one video.


Just a thought.
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>>102294793
>Funny (And sad) thing, I used to be confident in my music theory knowledge until I started composing piano pieces. With no fretboard and muscle memory available, i realised i was a shit on music.
I just can't get into the layout of a piano. Which probably sounds kinda stupid to anyone who actually knows how to play it. The separation of sharps/flats from normal notes just fucks with the guitar mindset, which is all about relative intervals.
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>>102303083
why don't we make OSTs for anime?

Fuck it, why don't we make our own show
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>>102303216
Do we have enough drawfags and determination?
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>>102303253
If /a/ channeled its energy from shitposting into artwork then it could be the greatest anime ever made

we would save it
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>>102298302
Post something and I'll tell you the chords
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>>102303083
/jp/sies made an album, there's always that option.
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Post your favourites?

http://www.gametabs.net/puella-magi-madoka-magica/decretum
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>>102294209
Just start learning theory now. Your ear training will be of immense help to you, theory will just put everything you hear into place. It's really not that bad, it just takes time.

Are you in Uni? They should have some good books in your library if so.

I know that linking to Leddit is a cardinal sin, but it's worth it for this:

http://www.reddit.com/r/musictheory/comments/1lzoxj/welcome_to_rmusictheory_before_posting_check_this/

There's an awesome FAQ there that will get you started with books, sites, and all kinds of good shit.
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>>102294933
Fuck yeah, the intro to Roundabout is fun as hell. It's been a while, I should play it again.

I'd love to do an /a/ medley of anime music on different instruments, shit would be cool as hell.
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>>102302019
this
It gets quite annoying when they bug you about the title.
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>>102303337
>http://www.gametabs.net/puella-magi-madoka-magica/decretum

Good taste. This guy's Credens Justitiam is a little plain, but you could spice it up with other instruments and improve it.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YwAc3uOMCtQ
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>>102292380
I learned how to play The Real Folk Blues on guitar.
But it's nothing compared to this dude playing it on the piano. It's not often that a piece of music makes me emotional but this guy did it.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t8TjHkP4Igc
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>>102305252
Terence is a god damned piano beast. This gives me goosebumps every time I hear it. I wish he would do a full version.
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>>102293692
Just practice, it ain't hard.
I can do it.
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>>102305252
Cool.
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1D7viAM6Y4U

This shit is good, real good. The melody is simple enough for anyone getting into guitar but getting those quick in-between riffs down is fun.
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AgYlsO7ZC-8

the fucking intro
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i wish i could play piano
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Been working on getting this down.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VfRX45UyIrw

>>102305771
Start practicing, it's not hard and unlike guitar, you can sound good without months of practising. Learn something simple and clean like https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nwXAh9t8E7E
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>>102305831
but i dont have a piano to begin with
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>>102305513
I do?
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>>102305842
Find some used MIDI keyboard or a used electronic keyboard, anything with more than 49 keys. You can find loads of them for cheap.
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>>102305870
I think he quoted the wrong person.
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>>102292380
I began transcribing this about a year ago. Pretty fun to play
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l_Y4OIWGr4w
(starts at about 0:26)

>>102305711
that sounds like a ton of fun to play on the guitar

>>102305754
>catchy song
>nice visuals
>mio and ritsu
picked up
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Is it just me or do all the biggest cunts get all the musical talent?
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>>102305870
Whoops, sorry, misread.
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>>102306037
it's true
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>>102306037
More along the lines of, you only hear about the talented cunts because the majority of humble talented musicians are too busy making videos on Nico or playing in an orchestra somewhere in Russia you've never heard of.
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>>102306037
Nah, most good musicians just practice a whole lot.
Example: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pZSa9niKKE4

he still had an incredible innate gift though.
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>>102306037
Talent or attention?
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>>102306131
Could be true. The only two massively talented guys I've played with (Getting multiple record deals, winning competitions easily, etc.) were MASSIVE cuntbags though.
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Playing with a drummer is the funnest shit ever

Too bad they are in a serious shortage.
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>>102306335
Drummers are in a shortage? Not where I am.

You should try playing in a whole band if you think just playing with a drummer is fun
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I know a group of people and we just play animu music together as a full band. But we can almost never meet because of timing and drum accessibility.
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I can play Nagisa's theme on piano. I'm a beginner so I can't play much.
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lR4dw_B423E
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h8EmX1aTAnI

These are the only two songs I put effort into learning, and I've forgotten a few parts of the 2nd one because I went months without playing, but I can play the first one just fine still.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8POEPh0sjLI
I'm trying to learn this but I'm being super lazy about it. I got the first few measures down on my right hand, and nothing on left.
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>>102306428
>tfw no musical friends who are also into anime or vidya
>Stuck playing heavy metal I hate
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>>102306252
Musicians can be absolute shitheads, no doubt about it. But the thing is that you could have met a thousand incredible musicians in your life without even realizing, because they're too busy making albums that nobody listens to and don't have time to be cunts. Example: this song was a pain in the ass to find, even though the guy is a great pianist.
http://www.amazon.de/Jaakarien-marssi-Op-version-piano/dp/B002Y7YUJY/
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im pretty good at osu!

does that count
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>>102306428
Fuck, I've been trying to get a group like that together for years. You'd think it would be easy living in NYC, but it sadly isn't.
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>>102306374
I fucked around as a second guitarist with another guitarist/vocalist, drummer, and bassist

our singer was an autistic vain shithead though
that broke up within...2 months
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i want to learn this http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YrHWczSH_OM
message the channel for tabs but he didn't respond
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>>102306479
You probably have a good sense of rhythm, that's already more than I can say for some people I've played with.
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>>102292686
I hope so... I'm working on a few of my own arrangements for Violin.

Otherwise, I can only play Black Rock Shooter, Cruel Angel's Thesis and Only My Railgun.
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>>102306538
Lel.
>>102306465
The problem is when they learn they are talented it all too often goes to their head. For example, the super talented drummer told me that he thought (In complete seriousness) that he was the best drummer in the world, ever. Also, that guy seems pretty good but Amazon doesn't give long enough of a preview!
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>>102306573
By play do you mean the only the melody? Or can you also improv over the piece and play the bassline and other stuff?
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>>102306548
You trying to play it on guitar? Work it out by ear, I'm pretty sure the basic chord progression is the same as the intro to this.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b_Fm7lBr_BM
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>>102306428
I've always to play some anime music in a group, sucks that people I know are only into the big 3.
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>>102306725
*wanted
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I'm trying to play ambiguous and blumenkranz
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CfD8embOaHQ

I suck at piano and I am just going at it bar by bar at a snails pace.
I have limited knowledge of musical theory and I just memorize patterns.
It's going to take me a few months or a year to finish it.
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>>102306799
Where do you live?
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>>102306844
I'm a Flip
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>>102306670
I'm not quite sure what you mean... I can only play one part of the piece at once, since I'm a violinist. For BRS there really isn't much more to it than the melody. CAT can be played with more fiddly bits, and the chords are for the most part possible. The bassline is out of the range of the instrument, though. Railgun is a special case, as it's entirely possible for me to play some of the backing instrumentals simultaneously via some sneaky position shifts and double-stopping.

As for my 2hu arranges -- I wrote them as violin duets, and there's nothing to them that can't be played on violin.
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>>102306829
would be faster to just learn music and how to play instead of doing that autistic slow way
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>>102306875
Randall? Is that you?
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>>102306725
I don't even know any other musicians or people who are into anime.

And even if the show is awful, at least Naruto has tons of great OPs and EDs. You could get a lot of mileage out of just songs from the big 3
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>>102306906
no
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>>102306829
That dude is a saint. One day I'll learn this.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sbzkJ-d9qgs
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>>102306914
Even so, they probably don't pay any attention to the OPs and EDs.
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>>102306725
Like >>102306914 said, just use the big 3 to play some of the decent songs, and then introduce the band members to other good anime. Mold their taste into something good; the beauty of entry level fans is that you can guide them away from being faggots.
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>>102305831
>unlike guitar, you can sound good without months of practising.
it takes like 15 minutes to learn some basic chords and sound good on an acoustic
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>>102307035
Have fun trying to switch between them without the coordination built from practice.

Yeah, you can learn chords quickly, but your fingering and playing will still suck.
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>>102306885
Nah, just asking because a lot of musicians only play the part of the song written (or most suitable for) for their specific instrument.
But it's good that you do what you do, makes you a better musician and gives you a great feel for the song.
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I used to on my guitar, but I'm considering dropping it and going for a keyboard instead.

Usually I won't touch my instrument for months on end and then suddenly hear a piece and decide I want to learn it. A guitar becomes pain because I have to retune/clean it every damn time.
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>>102307004
The problem is if they want to play something with "Chinese words" for lyrics, even if you're playing without vocals.
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>>102307167
Wait, what's the problem then? Aren't you covering weeb music anyway?
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Any classical guitarist around? Fuck I don't know where to start. I know some songs and memorized them but only because I'm a tab fag.
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>>102307035
You can learn some basic stuff fast, but I'd easily say piano sounds better faster. You can start playing piano with stuff like https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c6uGzamJpmA, whereas with a guitar you're pretty much limited to ~5 chords and Metallica riffs.
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>>102307035
He probably means played with a good aesthetic
a good violinist playing a simple major scale would sound a million times better than a bad violinist playing the same scale. the latter is unlistenable
It's similar on the guitar, if maybe to a lesser degree. Compare a beginner classical guitar player to a veteran playing a simple scale

piano is relatively straight forward in that you can't fuck up timbre that much as a beginner
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>>102307144
Yeah, I try to play as much of it as is possible on the instrument, and rewrite what I can't. Since my anime arranges are for solo violin (for the most part, at least), it's necessary for me to be able to play most of the backing parts and then try and incorporate them into a solo piece where possible.
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>>102307219

http://www.amazon.com/A-Treasury-Classical-Guitar-Repertoire/dp/0634089129/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1392741505&sr=8-1&keywords=classical+guitar+repertoire

Get that book and learn the songs in it. It will get you used to finger picking and you'll learn some good classical pieces. Then pick up

http://www.amazon.com/Music-Reading-Guitar-Complete-Method/dp/0793581885/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1392741544&sr=8-1&keywords=reading+for+guitar

and start learning to read. You start being able to cover sheet music on guitar, which is really cool.
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>>102307134
>fingering
Personally I think guitars take more dedication. Having played both instruments, at least I never came out of a piano session having to ice my fingers.

Learning piano is largely a game of clever thinking and dexterity.
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>>102307219
Learn alternate chord voicings. Practice like fucking crazy. Really, learn alternate chord voicings.
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>>102307252
I'd agree. I learned half of this:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d20d6epERP0
On piano on the first day, and it didn't sound bad. Guitar takes a whole lot more learned technique, although I play both.
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>>102307258
Once you're able to do vibrato, A major one octave is going to sound pretty much the same regardless of how good you are.
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>>102307217
The point is that they don't want to cover any of that. They only like the show and pay no attention to the music so even if you play some OP from naruto, they probably won't recognize it.
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Been learning myself playing piano for the last year or so, making steady progress. Not with the purpose of learning weaboo music, but I did learn to play that short piano piece from the 5cm/s PV among tons of other stuff. Can learn to play stuff from sheet music, but I'm light years away from actually being able to play new stuff from paper straight up.
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>>102307335
>Musicians who like anime but don't listen/pay attention to the soundtrack
My god
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>>102307269
Not that guy but thanks, was looking for something like this. Free pdf's exist somewhere on the net?
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>>102307418
A lot of animes simply have junk soundtracks. Only a few in my opinion would I learn any songs from (FLCL, Cowboy Bebop, etc.)
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>>102307418
Its quite sad
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>>102307335
Wow, that sucks. I second >>102307418, these guys must be ultra-plebs.
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leaning/ have learned
lots of HTT
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cI4dOUQ1xaU

http://www.pideo.net/video/himado/fd93557357837cfa/

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4eF9OOExAFY

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=thIrDl0sBT4

and more I can't think of now
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Did any of you take lessons for your instruments?
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>>102307506
Of course not. If you need lessons to learn, you can't learn an instrument well.
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23 years old here. I want to study piano as my hobby, is it possible now that I'm old?
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>>102307219

>be also a tabfag
>learn lonlonjp arrangements and some by repeating and practicing it until I memorize it.
>still can't memorize the notes on my fretboard
>still can't do basic chords
>tfw you want to learn a song and you discover that there's no tab available in the internet
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>>102307539
Very possible. You can get good at an instrument in a year if you practice like all hell, you can get great in 2 years, and awesome in 3. That's with practicing 3-6 hours per day with a little talent.
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>>102307577
Improve your musical ear. Tune your instrument from memory, etc. Then wean yourself off of tabs.
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Would being good at Osu counted as an advantage for learning instrument?
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>>102307506
Initially I did but then I found out there are very few things I couldn't teach myself with an internet connection and a bit of hard work.

You're also held back by the level of knowledge of your instructor.
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>>102307506
Yeah. I've been learning since I was six or so, though.
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>>102307658
No. I'm a long time musician and I'm also shit at osu. Not because I'm bad at keeping beat, but osu is a completely different animal.
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>>102307521
Went a lot faster with a tutor for me.
Gave me tips on my form, choice of notes, rhytm choices,...
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>>102307678
I don't really think the knowledge of your instructor matters until a very high level... All of my instructors have been above grade eight in standard.
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>>102307539
You'll never be excellent but you can be good.
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>>102307539
I am also in the same boat. The last time I formally played music was about five years ago in high school.
>>102307603
but how?
Independently or with a teacher? It is already hard enough to find time to watch anime let alone play the piano
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>>102307367
Sight reading is hard, I've been playing for over a dozen years and I can't play something I've never seen before straight up from paper without some mistakes and what not.
maybe because I'm lazy ;_;
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>>102307762
Independently. You'd be broke if you spent 6 hours a day with a tutor.
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>>102307521
>Of course not. If you need lessons to learn, you can't learn an instrument well.

Lessons are great because you get the perspective and guidance of someone who has already made all the mistakes you're making and they know how to correct them. They'll steer you away from bad habits and build your knowledge effectively.
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>>102307823
I've also seen them go from $30-80 an hour in my area, for information you could get for free off the internet or books.
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>>102307539
Yes. Psychological/biological studies have shown that the ability to pick up an instrument has very little deterioration with age. You're not going to be a prodigy, but you can definitely get good.
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>>102307795
Anon, I think it's because you're lazy. Practice a bit! In music exams, it's common to be given 30 seconds to look at a piece before having to play it. Making a mistake will usually cause you to fail the exam.
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>>102307867
Guess I was lucky.
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>>102307823

This. Fuck I've held my guitar 'wrong' for like a year until a friend of mine pointed out my mistake. Took me quite a while to unlearn my wrong playing and start fresh.
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>>102307909
How was it wrong?
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>>102307909
How I learned was whatever feels right IS right. There are many styles of playing, and if it does not get in the way of your playing it is not an issue.
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how do pianists read two staffs of music
do you like, look in between?
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>>102307968
This is true for the most part, but there are some things that can murder your joints like bending you fingers in the wrong way when playing your instrument.
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can I learn how to play this?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KWKYpy__lfA
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>>102307867
It's not about the information, it's about an instructor being able to specifically tune the lessons to your skills and habits and customize your learning to build up your weak areas and enhance your strong areas.

It's not that you can't make due without a teacher, but they're very helpful.
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>>102307948
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>>102308058
I think it's similar to how you learn to read subs and watch animu at the same time. You take in all of the information without moving your eyes.
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>>102306681
on piano, im trying to get it by ear but would be much easier with the sheets
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>>102308108
LOL my little brother did that. The only problem with that position is you get lots of buzz.
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anyone have the feeling when you play something for hours and then you get to a point which should be easy but you constantly get it wrong?
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>>102307658
Rhythm games will help with staying on beat, but it won't really help with much else.
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I'm practicing animu music on my harmonica, which note should I choose to play?
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>>102308153
You're mentally exhausted

Take a break
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>>102308166
What.
>>102308153
Get some sleep and play it the day afterwards, I guarantee it'll go much better.
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>>102307968
>whatever feels right IS right
Until you realize that you can't do something, at which point it doesn't matter how "right" it feels when you can't actually play something that someone with 2 months worth of lessons can do flawlessly.
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>>102308205
>What.
Well I can't really blow 3 notes at a time with the harmonica, but I don't know what note makes the main melody either, that's why I was confused.
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>>102308148
And you fuck up your wrist.
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>>102299630
I'm afraid I can't identify them, but they sound comfy as fuck. The second one and I'm pulling this out of my ass, sounds like NHK or Higuchi's song from TTG
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>>102299630
Oh shit nigga, is that some Hitori Bocchi with the 2nd one?
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Can I make music with music theory and software only? I know sometimes I can just hit the sheet in Cubase until the melody I want appear. But that feel like a retarded method and it's lacking something.
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>>102308233
Try it by ear again, and if you really can't find it I would guess the highest note, at least, that's the most common in jazz.

Don't know much theory outside that genre.
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>>102308233
C? The top one?
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>>102308319
Pick up a cheap Oxygen keyboard for like 50 bucks and use that.
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>>102308233
Pick the note that actually represents the chord. If it's a C chord, you pick a C. If it's an E chord, and E, etc.

If you can blow two notes at once, try to blow a note that colors the chord if it's an odd chord. For example, if it's a minor chord, try to blow to root note plus the flat third that makes it sound minor.

I don't play harmonica but this is what I'd imagine it to be, anyway.
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>>102307873
haha, I passed my music exams a long time ago, sight read that stuff nervously like a man, my scores on sight reading weren't too bad.
It's true though, mistakes can be damn costly
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>>102308331
>>102308233
Maybe one that fits the melody? You know, if it's descending or ascending you can fill the gap with one of the chord notes?
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>>102308453
Yeah, I failed my sight reading on my G3 when I was a kid... Still passed since I aced my scales and pieces, but it cost me a lot of points.. I practised sight-reading almost fanatically for a few years after that
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Electric guitar sounds like shit without many effects

I picked the worst instrument to learn.
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There are a few themes I've tried, such as
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KsqbqeSrPjYgotten
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o5SSGhmTvr0
but got only half way through and then forgot about them, but >>102306440 is the only one I ever finished.
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>>102308852
Get an acoustic. Electric guitar raw also sounds good for jazz/classical if you bring the tone down.
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Is jazz or classical the harder music to play?
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>>102309123
Jazz. Jazz requires more improvisation and theory knowledge to pull off, plus syncopation is difficult.

Classical is tough and requires more spot-on technique but that's easier to practice. You have to just "have a feeling" for jazz which is harder to develop.
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>>102309123
It's impossible to say. The basics of Jazz are harder to learn, but classical has some horrendously complex pieces you can learn.
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I've learned to play a lot of OPs and EDs, as well as a good chunk of the Madoka OST on violin by ear. Except for Venari Strigas. I can't seem to figure that one out.

After years of learning anime songs, it's actually kind of fun to play at cons and see people's reactions to particular songs. I went to an autograph room to get Tiffany Grant's signature for someone, and when the guests asked me to play something, I belted out Cruel Angel's Thesis. Was kind of funny when Grant later explained to the others "that was the opening to Evangelion. I played Asuka".
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>>102306479
>osu
>not o2jam
>not any other rhythm game
laughingbemaninerds.jpg
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>>102308852
>Implying
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hLWlqBH9nrU
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>>102309703
is that pure improv?
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>>102309813
Most part yeah, they know the chords and melody and just go along with it.
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>>102299630
first one is from Aria(obviously) though I can't quite remember the name of the track.
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>>102307909
As others have already said, there's no "wrong" way to hold a guitar. Many distinguished musicians held it in some unorthodox ways. Fernando Sor is a nice example(I think).
However, many of those "pro musicians" often try to be holier than thou. A friend of mine(or more of an acquaintance) has been told to change the way she holds the guitar when she was going for master or some shit like that, after almost 30years of playing.
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I sometimes try to transpose things into saxophone but they often don't translate that well.
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>>102308852
>>102308914
Nah, get a classical guitar. Acoustic is easy-mode, classical is more rewarding, and after you're good with classical, you'll see how easy acoustic actually is.
>>102308153
It happens to me occasionally, just take a break. Or, what I prefer, play something else for a while, then re-try the first piece.
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I am learning Jesus bleibt meine freude because of EoE. Other than that I can play the Eva main theme on my electronic keyboard and the main riff for the jap. digimon OP on my guitar.
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No, but I'm able to play easier songs on zither. I wish I could play the piano, but my fingers are too short for that shit.
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>>102313462
Its hard to have fingers too short for a piano. it may be hard but its far from impossible.
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Here are some of the arrangements for a single guitar I made, I appreciate any feedback. My microphone sucks though, so sorry for shabby sound.
Steins Gate ost- Farewell http://vocaroo.com/i/s1B7cfSh1Cf5
5cm/s - End Theme
http://vocaroo.com/i/s1rxlavSXJMt
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Wareta Ringo works well on guitar
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I strongly advise taking formal lessons to anyone considering picking up an instrument. Just one hour or less per week will suffice, it's just that it's very easy to make a ton of mistakes without even realizing you're making them.
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I almost learned zesshou from zetsubou sensei on guitar.
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Well, I have been trying to play the soundtrack from SnW for ages; but I don't have the musical/ear skill to pull that off; and I've searched far and wide for those songs, and never found them.

Please someone tell me you have some hidden obscure file that is actually sheet music for Une Lumiere Envoutante
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>>102317441
You can do it, anon. Having a good ear will get you more in the long run.
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wow
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wow 2
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>>102309123
Classical is just advanced sheet music. With enough practice, you'll get the technique to play.
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>>102307539
One of the best classical guitarists I know of started at the age of 27.
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>>102316204
I had a tutor in middle school and it put me ahead of almost everyone I played in concert bands with after, it was ridiculous.
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Why are you playing anime songs instead of working on your repertoire, anon?
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I tried to learn Zzz from Nichijou but I'm still so bad at playing in C#. I am really bad at piano overall.
I did learn the full Jinrui ED though
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>>102309123
They are both in different keys but I would say

Orchestra > Jazz > Standard concert band

Orchestra has nasty key changes, lots of flats and sharps. With jazz as long as you know the key the song is supposed to be performed in and which notes are in it it's cake.
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>>102308852
No effects at all.
In fact, he's not even in a studio, shit's recorded with a camcorder.
Any reverb you hear is due to the fact that ted only keeps contact with the strings that he is plucking, letting the others ring out even when they are not being played.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8ZENkj7C7Bw
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>>102309123
Classical music is all about the composition, and complementing the piece with phrasing to achieve the desired effect.

Classical music most certainly requires huge amounts of feeling, but it is such a pure practice of music that people find it hard to ascribe emotions to it, because usually it is not jarring enough for their tiny brains to keep interested.
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>>102307539
its a bit late, but i'm clearing grade three ABRSM this august as a sophomore and i intend to clear grade 5 by the time i graduate from university.

take it whatever you will but its never too late to pick stuff up like this. i dare wager that it has helped me cope with university life much better.
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>>102307577
>tfw you want to learn a song and you discover that there's no tab available in the internet

Heres mine http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DANsacyBDng
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>>102324661

How so?
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>>102308852
lrn2tone, faggot. And also make sure you replace your strings regularly. Totally clean electric guitar is beautiful.
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>my sister gave me her old guitar
>practice for 2-3 hours
>never able to play a single chord

Why do people say guitar is easy? My fingers are always touching other strings, or not pushing down on the strings hard enough, or messing up in some other way.
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>>102325970
Maybe you just have shitty hands. Not everybody is born to play guitar. That's why songs have bass lines.
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>>102325970
>practice for 2-3 hours
>expect to play chords

That's not how it works.
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>>102325970
Stop being such a fucking fatass with sausage fingers.
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I learned to play (Hello Alone - Yui Ballade - Yahari ore no Seishun ED): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xaTznrAN6t8

Working on TehIshter Q&A Recital now.
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>>102326183
No, I expected to play 1 chord. They are beginner chords, they are supposed to be the easiest ones and I could not play a single one.

>>102326124
>>102326185
;_;
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>tfw guitarfag
>tfw also 10 years of piano training

300k a year starting salary, any job I want.

but seriously though. I do nano.ripe covers.

ask me anything
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Any Juilliard students here?
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>>102326437
Try power chords. Doesn't get any easier than that.
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>>102292380
I have already had enough piano for one life. More than enough.
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>>102326637
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>>102326505
Are you implying that musicians make 300k? If so heh.
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>>102326777

He was making a joke referencing STEMmers
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I stopped playing because my family asking what song I play bugs me the fuck out of everything, and they complain when I play the same song day after day too.

I can't bring myself to play again if noone listens, what the fuck do I do?
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>>102326890
Play at cons.
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>>102326890
You can always post recordings on YT and link them here.
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I write and play a lot but never record anything because it's too much work
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>>102326966

I'd say that I'm actually embarrased that I play songs from anime and videogames, I can't bring myself to it sometimes.
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Bassfag here.

I don't really learn anime songs, but I do like listening and learning any japanese song with a good line. I made some TABs for Ling Tosite Sigure (they're on UG) and I was planning on doing one for CROWDS.

If only I could play like Irojiro ;_; (or at least have that delicious tone).
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>>102326885

Oh in that case I like it.
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>>102327048
you dont have to show your face
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I play bass, but I lack the motivation to sit and listen to an anime song with a thousand guitar effects just to try and replicate the insanely complicated bassline. I have no idea how japanese guys do it, or maybe it's easier for them because they actually bothered learning music theory.

I mean, look at this shit! I have no idea what's going on http://youtu.be/t6I3n0fwDEU
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http://vocaroo.com/i/s1OfwUc0mpz9
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>>102327477
We'll just have a guitar player record the bassline.
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CJf7r2ftpeQ

learning this at the moment.
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>>102327477
You should at least learn the chords
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>>102326890
Huh I am the opposite, I can't stand practicing when other family members are around. It's either alone or at practice



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