have you ever made a music just because you felt like it
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86408
Level 24 Mixist
post #86408 :: 2017.06.18 4:02pm
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86409
Level 25 Chipist
post #86409 :: 2017.06.18 4:02pm
  
  A-zu-ra liēkd this
yes
 
 
86410
Level 22 Chipist
post #86410 :: 2017.06.18 4:07pm
  
  A-zu-ra liēkd this
yes
 
 
86411
Level 13 Mixist
post #86411 :: 2017.06.18 4:10pm
  
  A-zu-ra liēkd this
no

But I have made things that make music just because I felt like it
 
 
86412
Level 26 Chipist
post #86412 :: 2017.06.18 4:12pm
  
  Jimmyoshi, chinanewyr, Modus Ponens and sleeparrow liēkd this
started, yes
finished, probably not
 
 
86413
Level 14 Chipist
post #86413 :: 2017.06.18 4:17pm :: edit 2017.06.18 4:19pm
  
  Galak Sea, flappy the seal, Post-retro, VinCMG, Sinc-X, andres, Bitfox, MS, Xyz, xterm, null1024, Doxic, raphaelgoulart, ViLXDRYAD, 64yobrepap and Karmic liēkd this
i have never made music because i felt like it. I am forced by my cruel stepmother to make music. send help
 
 
86414
Level 24 Mixist
post #86414 :: 2017.06.18 4:25pm :: edit 2017.06.18 4:25pm
A-zu-ra ( ゚^゚)'d the above post and the post above the above post
 
 
86415
Level 27 Chipist
post #86415 :: 2017.06.18 4:25pm
i am compelled
 
 
86417
Level 21 Mixist
post #86417 :: 2017.06.18 4:56pm
  
  Sinc-X, Jimmyoshi, Quirby64, A-zu-ra, goluigi and Ktcmoop liēkd this
i dunno

what does a music feel like
 
 
86418
Level 25 Mixist
post #86418 :: 2017.06.18 5:18pm
  
  A-zu-ra liēkd this
I write a lot of stuff just because I have an idea chasing around my head and I just have to get it down on a score
 
 
86419
Level 16 Pixelist
post #86419 :: 2017.06.18 5:54pm
  
  A-zu-ra liēkd this
Of course
 
 
86420
Level 22 Mixist
post #86420 :: 2017.06.18 5:55pm
  
  Sinc-X and A-zu-ra liēkd this
What Sinc-X said
 
 
86421
Level 21 Mixist
post #86421 :: 2017.06.18 6:19pm
no
 
 
86422
Level 20 Chipist
post #86422 :: 2017.06.18 6:20pm
  
  TMM12, A-zu-ra and VinCMG liēkd this
that's most of what I do, however it sure is nice to have incentive/obligation when I'm not >___>
 
 
86423
Level 16 Pixelist
post #86423 :: 2017.06.18 6:55pm
Isn't it always "because they feel like it", when a person starts composing for the first time?
 
 
86424
Level 20 Mixist
post #86424 :: 2017.06.18 7:22pm
  
  Modus Ponens liēkd this
wtf no
 
 
86426
Level 26 Chipist
post #86426 :: 2017.06.18 7:41pm
  
  Galak Sea liēkd this
everything i make i make because i feel like making it. if i didnt feel like it i wouldn't be doing it at all.
 
 
86427
Level 15 Chipist
post #86427 :: 2017.06.18 8:09pm
  
  A-zu-ra liēkd this
yes
 
 
86431
Level 20 Mixist
post #86431 :: 2017.06.18 11:50pm
  
  flappy the seal and A-zu-ra liēkd this
ok
 
 
86434
Level 23 Mixist
post #86434 :: 2017.06.19 1:06am
Always
 
 
86435
Level 9 Mixist
post #86435 :: 2017.06.19 1:54am
  
  Galak Sea, Jangler, goluigi, gotoandplay, tothejazz and Modus Ponens liēkd this
elaborate pls
 
 
86437
Level 16 Pixelist
post #86437 :: 2017.06.19 3:01am :: edit 2017.06.19 3:02am
I feel like we didn't all understand the question in the same way, I'd also like to ask for clarification =|
 
 
86440
Level 23 Grafxicist
post #86440 :: 2017.06.19 4:42am
  
  TMM12 liēkd this
The first chiptune I ever made was just because I felt like it.

I have music doodles in my head all the time but I haven't developed the skills to realize them yet so they just fade away. All the other songs I've actually made have been for botb or for games. I only make music when I feel like doing other things that require it.

Evidently that doesn't happen a lot >:
 
 
86443
Level 13 Mixist
post #86443 :: 2017.06.19 6:16am
  
  xterm liēkd this
Can't elaborate, need more info on what music and feelings are D:
 
 
86448
Level 21 Mixist
post #86448 :: 2017.06.19 9:05am
  
  Jangler liēkd this
i know a lotta (mostly asian, lol) people who were forced into taking piano/violin lessons when they were kids, wonder if any parents have ever made their kid take composition lessons from a young age
 
 
86449
Level 24 Mixist
post #86449 :: 2017.06.19 9:21am
  
  Jimmyoshi liēkd this
elaboration: making music without a goal in mind, including but not limited to
- music for video game
- submissions to a timed compo
- music for an album release
 
 
86450
Level 16 Pixelist
post #86450 :: 2017.06.19 9:39am
  
  TMM12 liēkd this
Honestly, parents forcing their child to compose doesn't really happen in the chiptune world, does it? Except maybe if you have nerd parents who force you to look at your computer screen :P
 
 
86451
Level 9 Mixist
post #86451 :: 2017.06.19 10:17am
  
  VinCMG, stinkbug, Moose, A-zu-ra and goluigi liēkd this
A-zu-ra, the only time I make music with absolutely no goal in mind is during these little 10 or 15 minute sessions that happen about everyday where I feel like sitting down at the piano and just playing. And for no other reason than "I feel like playing right now"

My piano is in the living room, so I walk by it all the time. Sometimes I'll play cos I'm feeling frustrated or irritated or stressed. I have these pointless sessions a lot during long study sessions to decompress and break up study stress(I seriously hate studying). And sometimes I'll play simply cos I walked by the piano and feel like sitting down and banging something out.

It's worth noting I always improvise during these things, and I don't ever record or write down anything that happens. It's just stuff that comes and goes in the moment.

Other than that, I definitely always have some goal in mind with music. It's an entirely different topic, but musical utility is an important subject to discuss!
 
 
86452
Level 21 Mixist
post #86452 :: 2017.06.19 10:41am
  
  Sinc-X, A-zu-ra, flappy the seal, TMM12, VinCMG, Jangler and Dimeback liēkd this
yes


i'll write down anything that comes into my head and develop it as much as i can until i either lose motivation, get it to sound good enough to come back to later, or finish it lol

i think for me it's more of an inspiration thing. when i "feel" like writing music it's because i'm motivated or inspired i guess, does that count as feeling like making music? i usually don't have a goal when i'm writing something unless it's for a compo/release/whatever; i'm making something i want to make and hopefully i'm becoming a better composer in the process as well. that being said, most of the time i guess i'll start a doodle because i feel like it -> something comes up where i can make a song for a compo/release/Whatever -> end up finishing the doodle with a set goal to release the song there. i guess i'm in the same boat with sinc-x lol
 
 
86454
Level 27 Chipist
post #86454 :: 2017.06.19 11:04am
  
  raphaelgoulart liēkd this
pug i am glad you still name all your files doodle
 
 
86455
Level 15 Chipist
post #86455 :: 2017.06.19 11:32am
 
 
86457
Level 12 Mixist
post #86457 :: 2017.06.19 11:44am
  
  mk7, Galak Sea, stinkbug and VinCMG liēkd this
i dont understand what the alternative is
 
 
86458
Level 21 Mixist
post #86458 :: 2017.06.19 12:28pm
golgi they are doodles!
 
 
86460
Level 25 Chipist
post #86460 :: 2017.06.19 1:07pm :: edit 2017.06.19 1:07pm
  
  Jimmyoshi, A-zu-ra and flappy the seal liēkd this
for me compos are more a catalyst to finishing things than they are an impetus to start
 
 
86462
Level 21 Mixist
post #86462 :: 2017.06.19 2:06pm :: edit 2017.06.19 2:08pm
  
  A-zu-ra and flappy the seal liēkd this
to actually answer the question yes I have, but it's very variable and inconsistent. often I'll be walking somewhere and an idea will spontaneously pop into my head, and if I think that idea is good enough then I'll write it down and develop into a full song later, but sometimes they have to sit around in my head for a few days or more before I feel ready to write it down. (i've also dropped countless ideas bc they weren't 'good enough' which I kinda wish didn't happen but, eh)

nowadays the majority of the stuff I do is for competitions or compilations or projects but before a few years ago when I wasn't active here it was mostly for fun without any thoughts towards making The Great American Longplay Album or anything

also does it count if I wrote a song that subconsciously was towards a goal? I read a jazz theory book and then a few days later wrote a jazz song for fun that didn't directly apply any of the techniques I learned in the book but I don't think I would've written it if I hadn't read that book
 
 
86464
Level 22 Chipist
post #86464 :: 2017.06.19 2:56pm
  
  Galak Sea liēkd this
Of course I have, in fact it is much harder for me to write music on the rare occasion that I don't feel like making it. The problem with always wanting to make something though is that I'll make a ton of works in progress and probably finish less than half of them because sometimes in the middle of making one thing I'll get an idea to start another lol.
 
 
86466
Level 20 Playa
post #86466 :: 2017.06.19 3:24pm
  
  A-zu-ra liēkd this
Outside of botb, I sometimes will open up a tracker in order to try a new technique, or work with certain sample(s), rather than wanting to write a song that sounds a specific way. Then if it goes somewhere good, it can become a finished piece :) Haven't done this much in the past few years though.
 
 
86467
Level 27 Chipist
post #86467 :: 2017.06.19 3:26pm
  
  A-zu-ra liēkd this
can you actually remember what all those doodles are? i probably have a hundred unfinished/unreleased modules but they're all called words and not numbers.

i guess zan might have done the same thing based
on
their
meeps
 
 
86468
Level 21 Mixist
post #86468 :: 2017.06.19 3:47pm
  
  VinCMG, A-zu-ra, flappy the seal, xterm, Post-retro and raphaelgoulart liēkd this
i know a handful of them because there are many i like to go back to and listen to a bit. doodle 57 is the First module in the series of modules sent between me & coda for the aibomb remix, and it had a different bass that i still like to listen to the sound of (lol). doodle 75 is a 1 minute Sick D&B Riff That I Can't Expand Upon So It's Just Stuck There, doodle 122 is a cool samba loop that i hope i can make to a full song one day but idk music is hard........ some doodles are even full-fledged songs--doodle 140 is plastic waltz, doodle 127 is [REDACTED] for [REDACTED], doodle 109 is rainy meadow... and then there are doodles that i have that are Before those doodles that are just practicing out some chord progressions with certain instruments and sounds. i like to go back and listen to doodles a lot just so see which doodle is what. sometimes i catch myself like "oh yeah, i made this one night and i totally forgot it existed since": o P

so tl;dr i can remember a handful by the numbers, otherwise i go back and listen to a lot of them to see which doodle is what haha
 
 
86469
Level 21 Mixist
post #86469 :: 2017.06.19 3:53pm
on one hand I'm like "wow" but on the other hand I'm like "but is my system of naming wips random related words any better"
 
 
86470
Level 21 Mixist
post #86470 :: 2017.06.19 3:59pm
probably if u can effectively describe the doodle in the title well enough to know what it is before listening to it lol

i number them for the sake of just archiving them chronologically
 
 
86472
Level 21 Mixist
post #86472 :: 2017.06.19 4:04pm
  
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the solution is to find a compromise and name everything like "doodle 332 sick wubz cute anime.it"
 
 
86473
Level 24 Mixist
post #86473 :: 2017.06.19 4:26pm :: edit 2017.06.19 4:27pm
a history of my naming scheme for random music "doodles" that I used

####
(but then i got tired of not knowing what # corresponded to what so)
#### - description of doodle
(and then fl studio 12 fucked everything up so)
12_#### - description of doodle for projects made in fl12
 
 
86478
Level 23 Chipist
post #86478 :: 2017.06.19 5:30pm
  
  xterm and Galak Sea liēkd this
Yes, I started because it was fun. I almost quit because it stopped being fun..There was no internet to put music on, I recorded to cassettes.
 
 
86481
Level 16 Mixist
post #86481 :: 2017.06.19 6:48pm
  
  charlotte and tennisers liēkd this
tbh i only make music when i ohb.
 
 
86499
Level 7 Chipist
post #86499 :: 2017.06.20 12:51am
  
  A-zu-ra and Galak Sea liēkd this
Who doesn't? I usually write a lot of stuff that would be unfinished because I tend to forget my composition ideas a lot. I would use them as reference for future stuff later on. (maybe several months after)
 
 
86502
Level 14 Mixist
post #86502 :: 2017.06.20 1:29am
yes
 
 
86508
Level 10 Chipist
post #86508 :: 2017.06.20 8:00am
  
  Quirby64 and RazerBlue6 liēkd this
never, fun isn't allowed.
 
 
86510
Level 14 Chipist
post #86510 :: 2017.06.20 9:44am
  
  Quirby64, xterm, Dimeback and TMM12 liēkd this
i write something i think is really good all day

and then the next day I look at it and go "what the fuck was I thinking?"
 
 
86511
Level 26 Renderist
post #86511 :: 2017.06.20 10:33am
  
  Xaser, Quirby64, FamicomForever, Dimeback, TMM12, VinCMG and Karmic liēkd this
have you ever had a dreams thats that you um you had you you would you could you'd do you would you you wants you you you could do so you you'd do you could you you want you want him to do you so much you could do anything?
 
 
86515
Level 24 Mixist
post #86515 :: 2017.06.20 11:38am
  
  A-zu-ra liēkd this
I didn't understand the intent of the question either until A-zu-ra's follow-up post, because I also fall into the "I only make it if I want to make it" camp. Perks of music being a hobby rather than a profession. :P

For the more specific form of the question, the answer is "still yes." It's a pretty random bag, and sometimes stuff made for no reason ends up in a major or a (planned) album, or vice-versa. The line blurs.
 
 
86517
Level 21 Pedagogist
post #86517 :: 2017.06.20 12:22pm
  
  Quirby64 liēkd this
Nope, i only write/listen music to counter tv or radio as i do not good with them, also to remember happy stuff when i feel the need of it; some music also makes me feel better at certain moments
 
 
86518
Level 21 Chipist
post #86518 :: 2017.06.20 1:23pm :: edit 2017.06.20 1:23pm
  
  Quirby64, A-zu-ra and Jimmyoshi liēkd this
used to. now my music is always made for something specific. deciding when to start is still a matter of when i feel like it of course
 
 
86521
Level 17 Mixist
post #86521 :: 2017.06.20 2:59pm
  
  Quirby64 and A-zu-ra liēkd this
yea
 
 
86525
Level 25 Chipist
post #86525 :: 2017.06.20 6:21pm
  
  Jangler and A-zu-ra liēkd this
yes
 
 
86529
Level 26 Chipist
post #86529 :: 2017.06.20 7:06pm :: edit 2017.06.20 9:53pm
  
  A-zu-ra liēkd this
Rarely. Like some others have mentioned in the thread, I usually have no problem starting random things whenever I feel like it, but without a compo I don't really have motivation to finish them.
 
 
86542
Level 27 Chipist
post #86542 :: 2017.06.20 9:51pm :: edit 2017.06.20 10:47pm
  
  A-zu-ra liēkd this
to elaborate:

i think i've written about 7 hours of "finished" or released music, if you include time-limited single-session competitions (OHBs and the like).

• about 1 hour of that was just because i felt like it.
• about 2 hours of that were for no specific purpose but came from a Dark Place that i wouldn't describe as "just feeling like it".
• about 1 hour of that had at least semi-serious artistic intent fueled by some combination of discipline, inspiration, and hypomania.
• about 2 hours of that were for one- or two-hour battles.
• the last hour is probably stuff that doesn't clearly fall into one of those categories.

edit: i had a couple additional notes here, but psychology and semantics can be hairy topics in combination. i'm just leaving the relatively dry information above as-is.
 
 

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