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    327 KB Joe Shmoe, the magical bard of happiness and joy 10/26/10(Tue)21:57 No.12583389  
    Chorister and high-school music teacher here. I want to write a traditional games theme song with /tg/'s help. Here's what we need:

    -a time signature
    -a key signature
    -instrumentation (including at least one voice part, we need lyrics)
    -3 verses (all with the same rhythm, ideally; otherwise, the first and third at least should be similar)
    -1 refrain
    -'Extras,' if any (if there's a key change, if there's a stinger on the last note, etc.)

    Each poster can contribute ONE element: the key signature, one verse, etc. I'll take the first viable response for each category, the first three verses that work and are /tg/ related, and as many extras as are usable and aren't contradictory.

    I mostly write music for a cappella choirs, and can write for soloists with piano proficiently as well. I have enough grounding in the 'classical instruments' (the ones in a band or orchestra) to work out something for the song.
    >> Anonymous 10/26/10(Tue)21:59 No.12583413
    Do your own homework.
    >> Anonymous 10/26/10(Tue)22:00 No.12583417
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    you want a minor key, I think it fits real nice with how even 4chan doesn't care about us.
    >> Anonymous 10/26/10(Tue)22:00 No.12583424
    >> Anonymous 10/26/10(Tue)22:01 No.12583430
    The key will be G minor in the mixolydian mode.
    >> Anonymous 10/26/10(Tue)22:01 No.12583432
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    Counterpoint melody must be played on the theremin. Alternatively, use the attached picture.
    >> Joe Shmoe, the magical bard of happiness and joy 10/26/10(Tue)22:03 No.12583459

    two flats, mixolydian mode.


    Theramin is in. Vuvuzela...is a bit of a stretch.
    >> Anonymous 10/26/10(Tue)22:03 No.12583461
    Here's your first verse:

    Parse it out as you please but shift it from C major to like F minor. GOGOGO
    >> Anonymous 10/26/10(Tue)22:06 No.12583489
    Write it in 9/8, I love that time.

    It's threes...divided by threes....
    >> Joe Shmoe, the magical bard of happiness and joy 10/26/10(Tue)22:11 No.12583533

    time signature is 9/8.

    Could use some lyrics if you've got any, fa/tg/uys.
    >> Anonymous 10/26/10(Tue)22:14 No.12583563
    The first verse should just be monk chanting
    >> Anonymous 10/26/10(Tue)22:23 No.12583646
    sand nigger detected
    >> Anonymous 10/26/10(Tue)22:24 No.12583655
    Traditional Games is a misnomer;
    It implies things like Chess,
    Monopoly, Go, Parchisi,
    I think you get the rest.

    Instead we're all 'bout 40k,
    (we always thin our paints)
    And endless pointless edition wars
    Without the least restraint.

    We sometimes laugh at shitty trolls,
    We sometimes curse the mod,
    But if there's one thing we believe,
    >> Kha !M62ELChaos 10/26/10(Tue)22:26 No.12583676
    Reference an edition war in there, just for good measure. Won't be much of a /tg/ theme song without one.
    >> Joe Shmoe, the magical bard of happiness and joy 10/26/10(Tue)22:29 No.12583710
    I assume you're referring to gregorian chant? I can do something with that at the start


    This has promise.
    >> Anonymous 10/26/10(Tue)22:33 No.12583747
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    It should be for an all-male chorus, since there aren't any women on /tg/.
    >> Anonymous 10/26/10(Tue)22:35 No.12583770
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    This faggot shit better be in A-minor OP.
    >> Balancesheet !!SHS1MTVwiPD 10/26/10(Tue)22:37 No.12583803
    I was going to say E-Phrygian, but key signature has already been decided.

    Instrumentation: Full Orchestra + Heavy Metal Band
    >> Joe Shmoe, the magical bard of happiness and joy 10/26/10(Tue)22:40 No.12583841

    Trolling aside, an all-male chorus with theramin would sound pretty sweet. Let it be so.
    >> Medic !!2XdZXXIUy+Y 10/26/10(Tue)22:41 No.12583853
    9/8 time, then make it 120 BPM.
    >> Anonymous 10/26/10(Tue)22:44 No.12583878
    Doing piano? Any chance that you can do something out of the Kreiger stuff that was going on awhile back? Specifically the Terranis stuff.
    >> Anonymous 10/26/10(Tue)22:45 No.12583894
    obviously make part of it aleatoric based on the roll of a d20
    >> Anonymous 10/26/10(Tue)22:49 No.12583930
    go to youtube and enter "masters of chant"
    >> Joe Shmoe, the magical bard of happiness and joy 10/26/10(Tue)22:52 No.12583963

    Awsome, it's in.

    Well, I think I have enough to get started. If all goes well, I'll be back in an hour or two with a rough draft.
    >> Joe Shmoe, the magical bard of happiness and joy 10/27/10(Wed)01:16 No.12585372
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    Well, that was...more work than I expected.

    /tg/, I heard your voice, and lo, I did not give you a mere theme song, but a modern piece for an advanced men's chamber group. I'm not sure there's anyone on right now who's capable of performing this even if they wanted to, but nevertheless I give you...

    The Song of /tg/
    >> Joe Shmoe, the magical bard of happiness and joy 10/27/10(Wed)01:18 No.12585397
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    >> Joe Shmoe, the magical bard of happiness and joy 10/27/10(Wed)01:20 No.12585418
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    >> Anonymous 10/27/10(Wed)01:20 No.12585422
    OP is an awesome guy.
    >> Anonymous 10/27/10(Wed)01:21 No.12585432
    Now we need someone with a lot of instruments, or midi experience, to play the damn thing.
    >> Joe Shmoe, the magical bard of happiness and joy 10/27/10(Wed)01:21 No.12585437
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    >> Joe Shmoe, the magical bard of happiness and joy 10/27/10(Wed)01:23 No.12585454
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    >> Joe Shmoe, the magical bard of happiness and joy 10/27/10(Wed)01:25 No.12585475
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    >> Joe Shmoe, the magical bard of happiness and joy 10/27/10(Wed)01:26 No.12585502
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    >> Anonymous 10/27/10(Wed)01:28 No.12585531
    Holy crap, did OP just write us a song?!? That is the most awsome thing I've ever seen on this board.

    All the drawfags and writefags just got 1-UPPED!
    >> Anonymous 10/27/10(Wed)01:30 No.12585546
    >Rolling a d6 to see how to end the song

    I think I'm in love
    >> Anonymous 10/27/10(Wed)01:32 No.12585578
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    I praise yor name, songfag. I have no other words.
    >> Anonymous 10/27/10(Wed)01:33 No.12585593
    I'm lazy and drunk: If someone can turn that into some guitar tabs for me we'll be in business.
    >> Anonymous 10/27/10(Wed)01:40 No.12585681

    Any chance of a flute line too?
    >> Joe Shmoe, the magical bard of happiness and joy 10/27/10(Wed)02:05 No.12585952

    The theremin line could easily be played by a flute instead. It'd lose a bit on the louder passages, and might need to be adjusted an octave in a few places, but nothing a flautist couldn't easily do for him/herself.

    Sorry, Guitar is one of the few instruments I know basically nothing about. As far as chords go, they'd be of limited use anyway. The first page is written in a pre-chordal style, and most of the song after the first 'verse' is tone clusters.
    >> Joe Shmoe, the magical bard of happiness and joy 10/27/10(Wed)02:09 No.12585981
    Also, thanks all for the kind words. I'm glad someone enjoyed this--honestly, I just felt like writing some music and thought this'd be an 'interesting' source for a piece. Turned out, this was fun.

    Also, sorry that the music's so sloppy; I was rushing by the time I got to page editing, and did a pretty half-ass job, if I say so myself. It all looks legible, so that's the important thing, I guess.
    >> Anonymous 10/27/10(Wed)02:10 No.12585986
    Someone archive this NOW
    >> TheRandomGuardsman 10/27/10(Wed)05:35 No.12587583
    taico drums?
    >> Anonymous 10/27/10(Wed)13:03 No.12589798
    bump for best thread ever
    >> monotreeme 10/27/10(Wed)15:11 No.12590691
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    rolled 41 = 41

    >> Anonymous 10/27/10(Wed)15:20 No.12590750
    Archive. And someone needs to play this/let a programm play it and put it onto youtube.
    >> Anonymous 10/27/10(Wed)15:23 No.12590778
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    >> Anonymous 10/27/10(Wed)15:24 No.12590789
    I'm good enough to sing this, but my range isn't enough for the lower two parts. Saving so I can round up some of my choir bros later and record this.
    >> Anonymous 10/27/10(Wed)15:24 No.12590795
    Is that ... actually music, or is that someone just making a really elaborate troll?
    >> Anonymous 10/27/10(Wed)15:26 No.12590804

    OP's image is a troll, but the music in the thread is legit.
    >> Anonymous 10/27/10(Wed)15:31 No.12590843
    I'll spend my contribute in asking for the inclusion of the glockenspiel.
    Alternatively harpsichord or even gamelan.

    Ideally all three in different parts of the song.
    >> Anonymous 10/27/10(Wed)15:32 No.12590856
    I think the end of the song should be marked with a short burst of Vuvuzela sound. Short enough to prevent it from being annoying.
    >> Anonymous 10/27/10(Wed)15:47 No.12590951

    Do this, and for god's sake post it on youtube or something. I HAFF TO KNOW HOW IT SOUNDS.

    >has lemorke
    Yes it does, captcha. Yes it does.
    >> Anonymous 10/27/10(Wed)15:58 No.12591015
    Oh HELL yes.

    This is fucking saved. Thank you, OP.
    >> Anonymous 10/27/10(Wed)16:02 No.12591035
    >> Anonymous 10/27/10(Wed)21:32 No.12594194
    bumping for someone to link to a midi file
    >> Joe Shmoe, the magical bard of happiness and joy 10/28/10(Thu)01:13 No.12596175
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    I'm back! Having seen that the thread was still alive, I decided I'd repost the song. I've cleaned up the music a bit, so it should be easier to read. Still can't figure out how to get it to render in black and white, but it's something. I've also made some changes to the music, mostly minor ones to fix a few chords or form a more coherent melody.

    Also, I've uploaded a file of the song as it sounds in midi playback. You can access it here:


    It's just midi, so don't expect great things, but in conjunction with the sheet music and a good imagination it should give you an idea of what the piece would sound like if performed.
    >> Joe Shmoe, the magical bard of happiness and joy 10/28/10(Thu)01:14 No.12596187
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    >> Joe Shmoe, the magical bard of happiness and joy 10/28/10(Thu)01:14 No.12596194
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    >> Joe Shmoe, the magical bard of happiness and joy 10/28/10(Thu)01:15 No.12596201
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    >> Joe Shmoe, the magical bard of happiness and joy 10/28/10(Thu)01:16 No.12596212
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    >> Joe Shmoe, the magical bard of happiness and joy 10/28/10(Thu)01:16 No.12596217
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    >> Joe Shmoe, the magical bard of happiness and joy 10/28/10(Thu)01:17 No.12596228
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    enjoy the link, hope you like the song!
    >> Anonymous 10/28/10(Thu)01:21 No.12596251
    Repostan link, since you covered it up:


    Also, holy crap! That's awsome.
    >> Anonymous 10/28/10(Thu)01:28 No.12596306
    Holy fucking shit OP, you're amazing. We need /tg/ to do a collaborative performance for this shit.
    >> Anonymous 10/28/10(Thu)01:29 No.12596313
    you know, someone really ought to suck OP's dick or something. This is above and beyond the call of duty.

    /tg/ gets shit done at it's finest.
    >> Anonymous 10/28/10(Thu)01:31 No.12596338
    this, please,

    do you propose something?
    Is there any anon who sings?
    >> Anonymous 10/28/10(Thu)01:38 No.12596403
    That turned out better than I thought it would. +1 internets /tg/
    >> Anonymous 10/28/10(Thu)01:42 No.12596429
    I used to sing in a Belle Voce choir; I may give it a shot.
    >> Anonymous 10/28/10(Thu)01:43 No.12596436
    /jp/ has their own theme song with vocals by Megurine Luka.

    I think we should get Luka to sing this one.
    >> Anonymous 10/28/10(Thu)01:44 No.12596446
    I doubt /tg/ is that shit yet.
    >> Anonymous 10/28/10(Thu)01:50 No.12596497
    >the idea of an elaborate music troll

    Now I'm imagining what the reaction would have been if he'd posted the score to Never Gonna Give You Up or something while telling us it was an original song.

    In any case - fucking awesome, OP. Saved like the fist of the north star.
    >> Anonymous 10/28/10(Thu)02:01 No.12596569

    >> Anonymous 10/28/10(Thu)02:13 No.12596668
    Fucking awesome, man. Needs more death growling, bass, and electric guitar. 'Still awesome anyways.
    >> Anonymous 10/28/10(Thu)09:46 No.12598950
    Needs moar attention!

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