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meinmartini
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« on: November 30, 2009, 05:57:18 PM »

Hey, guys. This piano piece I'm working on for my composition class isn't going to be included in PARPG, but I'm curious if you think a musical idea like what I'm doing for this work can be in the game. I'm talking about the harmonic language, as well as the instrumentation. Would a piano work be completely out of place in PARPG? Just curious.

Take a listen to the sample here: http://www.sendspace.com/file/749gan
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« Reply #1 on: November 30, 2009, 06:48:35 PM »

Hmm difficult question... I think a piano can be GREAT but also very BAD.

Personally I am more a fan of violin/cello/fiddle. On the other hand i love piano as used by guys like Dave Brubeck (Take five and Unsquare Dance). Ok, these don't fit to PARPG, but I am trying to say that a piano can be great at accentuating something.

For PARPG hmm... I have mixed feelings. I think a piano alone isn't good. If it is mixed in with other instruments, then YES, but a piano melody alone seems not "strong" enough, if you know what I mean?

The game "Sacred" had a lot of ambient sound... wind rustling through leaves.. and such kind of things. If you can do this with a piano then of course this is great, but it sounds very difficult to me.

Your piano track is a bit depressing (to my ears). I think a basic theme such as this can be fitting for/in several situations (such as discovering the dead guy).

But I really think a long piano music alone is too difficult. Mind you, this is just my personal opinion, I have been wrong many times before. :-)
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« Reply #2 on: November 30, 2009, 10:43:14 PM »

How about John Carpenter 80's style casio electronic keyboard?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fRxArCm6P88 - Halloween
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0cUiuaWFr2E - Escape from New York
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S7Tn1Y-ERCE - The Thing

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« Reply #3 on: December 01, 2009, 12:26:45 AM »

I'm a big fan of any kind of piano, electric or otherwise. I've always thought that some Phillip Glass' pieces had this timeless, frentic energy. I bet we could do something similar and it would work. If it works it works you know?

Phillip Glass' Pruit Igoe: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t29fgA5M7VA
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« Reply #4 on: December 01, 2009, 05:15:44 AM »

Yeah the Halloween theme was quite punchy. Though also creepy..
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« Reply #5 on: December 01, 2009, 08:13:03 AM »

hmmz I actually like Meinmartini's sample a lot, i think it would be great background music for some desolate place
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