have you ever made a music just because you felt like it
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Level 25 Mixist
post #86408 :: 2017.06.18 4:02pm
Level 26 Chipist
post #86409 :: 2017.06.18 4:02pm
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Level 23 Chipist
post #86410 :: 2017.06.18 4:07pm
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Level 13 Mixist
post #86411 :: 2017.06.18 4:10pm
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But I have made things that make music just because I felt like it
Level 27 Chipist
post #86412 :: 2017.06.18 4:12pm
  sleeparrow, Modus Ponens, chinanewyr and Jimmyoshi liēkd this
started, yes
finished, probably not
Level 18 Chipist
post #86413 :: 2017.06.18 4:17pm :: edit 2017.06.18 4:19pm
  Karmic, 64yobrepap, ViLXDRYAD, raphaelgoulart, Doxic, null1024, xterm, Xyz, MS, Bitfox, andres, Sinc-X, VinCMG, Post-retro, flappy the seal and Galak Sea liēkd this
i have never made music because i felt like it. I am forced by my cruel stepmother to make music. send help
Level 25 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
Level 27 Chipist
post #86415 :: 2017.06.18 4:25pm
i am compelled
Level 21 Mixist
post #86417 :: 2017.06.18 4:56pm
  Ktcmoop, goluigi, A-zu-ra, Quirby64, Jimmyoshi and Sinc-X liēkd this
i dunno

what does a music feel like
Level 26 Chipist
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
Level 16 Pixelist
post #86419 :: 2017.06.18 5:54pm
  A-zu-ra liēkd this
Of course
Level 22 Mixist
post #86420 :: 2017.06.18 5:55pm
  A-zu-ra and Sinc-X liēkd this
What Sinc-X said
Level 22 Mixist
post #86421 :: 2017.06.18 6:19pm
Level 22 Chipist
post #86422 :: 2017.06.18 6:20pm
  VinCMG, A-zu-ra and TMM12 liēkd this
that's most of what I do, however it sure is nice to have incentive/obligation when I'm not >___>
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?
Level 20 Mixist
post #86424 :: 2017.06.18 7:22pm
  Modus Ponens liēkd this
wtf no
Level 27 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.
Level 16 Chipist
post #86427 :: 2017.06.18 8:09pm
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Level 20 Mixist
post #86431 :: 2017.06.18 11:50pm
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Level 23 Mixist
post #86434 :: 2017.06.19 1:06am
Level 9 Mixist
post #86435 :: 2017.06.19 1:54am
  Modus Ponens, tothejazz, gotoandplay, goluigi, Jangler and Galak Sea liēkd this
elaborate pls
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 =|
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 >:
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:
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
Level 25 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
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
Level 9 Mixist
post #86451 :: 2017.06.19 10:17am
  goluigi, A-zu-ra, Moose, stinkbug and VinCMG 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!
Level 22 Mixist
post #86452 :: 2017.06.19 10:41am
  Dimeback, Jangler, VinCMG, TMM12, flappy the seal, A-zu-ra and Sinc-X liēkd this

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
Level 28 Chipist
post #86454 :: 2017.06.19 11:04am
  raphaelgoulart liēkd this
pug i am glad you still name all your files doodle
Level 16 Chipist
post #86455 :: 2017.06.19 11:32am
Level 13 Mixist
post #86457 :: 2017.06.19 11:44am
  VinCMG, stinkbug, Galak Sea and mk7 liēkd this
i dont understand what the alternative is
Level 22 Mixist
post #86458 :: 2017.06.19 12:28pm
golgi they are doodles!
Level 26 Chipist
post #86460 :: 2017.06.19 1:07pm :: edit 2017.06.19 1:07pm
  flappy the seal, A-zu-ra and Jimmyoshi liēkd this
for me compos are more a catalyst to finishing things than they are an impetus to start
Level 21 Mixist
post #86462 :: 2017.06.19 2:06pm :: edit 2017.06.19 2:08pm
  flappy the seal and A-zu-ra 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
Level 23 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.
Level 21 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.
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
Level 22 Mixist
post #86468 :: 2017.06.19 3:47pm
  raphaelgoulart, Post-retro, xterm, flappy the seal, A-zu-ra and VinCMG 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
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"
Level 22 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
Level 21 Mixist
post #86472 :: 2017.06.19 4:04pm
  xterm liēkd this
the solution is to find a compromise and name everything like "doodle 332 sick wubz cute anime.it"
Level 25 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
Level 23 Chipist
post #86478 :: 2017.06.19 5:30pm
  Galak Sea and xterm 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.
Level 17 Mixist
post #86481 :: 2017.06.19 6:48pm
  tennisers and charlotte liēkd this
tbh i only make music when i ohb.
Level 8 Chipist
post #86499 :: 2017.06.20 12:51am
  Galak Sea and A-zu-ra 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)
Level 16 Mixist
post #86502 :: 2017.06.20 1:29am
Level 11 Chipist
post #86508 :: 2017.06.20 8:00am
  RazerBlue6 and Quirby64 liēkd this
never, fun isn't allowed.
Level 15 Chipist
post #86510 :: 2017.06.20 9:44am
  TMM12, Dimeback, xterm and Quirby64 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?"
Level 26 Renderist
post #86511 :: 2017.06.20 10:33am
  Karmic, VinCMG, TMM12, Dimeback, FamicomForever, Quirby64 and Xaser 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?
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.
Level 22 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
Level 21 Chipist
post #86518 :: 2017.06.20 1:23pm :: edit 2017.06.20 1:23pm
  Jimmyoshi, A-zu-ra and Quirby64 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
Level 17 Mixist
post #86521 :: 2017.06.20 2:59pm
  A-zu-ra and Quirby64 liēkd this
Level 26 Chipist
post #86525 :: 2017.06.20 6:21pm
  A-zu-ra and Jangler liēkd this
Level 27 Mixist
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.
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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