Hey, I was wondering who all on this site makes music as well. Nowadays, I mostly do musical performance poetry. Here's a live video of one of my old Industrial bands from back in the day. I'm the one doing the vocals. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oLM81E95bdQ
I do, I am a musical artist. I rap and sing, at local locations I currently have three songs out. I'm not really that big as a rapper and my brand is growing.
Do you have any links to your stuff?
I'm somewhat embarrassed to put my work on this site for everyone to see. But I'll link one of my close friends, Spotify account. He has an album out, I'm featured in one of his songs.
I can't seem to get in. It's asking me to sign up to Spottify.
Yeh, you have to sign up to Spotify first with your email account, and then you can use Spotify.
Lol, edgy white people and communists are the worst.
But If you are talking to me, yes, I'm 100% Black, I was born in Lagos, Nigeria.
I'm creeped out by your assumption being super close to home, and your honestly not going to believe my answer. I am a prince out of very many princes, from a small, impoverished region in Nigeria. I am technically royal blood, but the "royal family" is polygamous/Muslim, so my grandfather had like six wives with like at least three children each. So you can imagine there are a lot of little African princes all over the place.
My great grandfather was the oldest living monarch. He died this year at the age of 116, and you can search it up if you don't believe me (I honestly don't know if it will pop up because of Queen Elizabeth). So yes I'm a prince but I'm not sure if it gives me any benefits whatsoever, because as I said before it is a very impoverished country.
Prince of Bel-Air, I got the reference, and all people ever ask is, is that really true, you look mixed, or where you actually born there.
I don't think Will Smith was playing a Nigerian, Mizal was likely referring to the stereotypical conceit of an email scam:
E.G. "I'm a Nigerian Prince. My father died with [arbitrary number] million USD in diamonds, and I have to get this out of the country RIGHT NOW because he supported Gadaffi and it's not safe here. Please send your bank info so I can transfer the rocks into overseas legal tender, I will let you have a [arbitrarily high]% cut because this blood money disgusts me"
Hahaha, Bunch of Nigerians got busted for that recently on the news. My dad always gets so pissed because he says they give us a bad look. I've never actually gotten one of those calls before, sounds really believable.
Davefaster, wow, that's cool you're from Nigeria. Are you Yoruba or Igbo? I like the Nigerian Fantasy writer Amos Tutuola. He wrote fantasy novels based on Yoruba folklore.
My mom is Yoruba, and my dad is Kogi.
Here's the link to the story. This actually helped reveal a lot about my past. Since I live in America. Https://www.msn.com/en-xl/africa/nigeria/nigerias-oldest-monarch-dies-at-115/ar-BBWmkdF?li=BBJDXDP&fbclid=IwAR2k9iogOStT-uFKfRhmysOGA-ajkx1P9unGJAt8GLiqF5Oovnldio4rYEc
If you know more about the history of your family, you could probably write a pretty interesting story about it (or even a storygame!). I find that people consider things closer to them less interesting than it would be to an outsider, but writing such a story does depend on a number of things, so I'm just mentioning it in case you never thought about it and might find it interesting.
As for music, I've used online sequencer to make unfinished garbage a few times: Online Sequencer. A fun little thing to mess around with, but from what I gather, notes cannot be 'held', so that sucks.
Sadly I don't know that much about the history of my Family. I don't remember most of them we moved when I was three, so I don't have any memories of them. It's hard to dig up info on your family from halfway across the country, especially when it's from a developing nation, and there aren't that many records about them. It is 116. I don't know how or why they got it wrong
Also, as mizal mentioned, MSN is owned by Microsoft. They have to be at least a little credible.
I do/did, mainly with virtual instruments, and with soundtracks in mind. I've probably "finished" less than 10% of what I've started, though, so most are (and will likely remain) a few conceptual measures. Haven't really been into it recently, which sucks.
E: This one, for instance, was inspired by something drkphoenix mentioned, believe it or not
BradinDvorak, this is nice.
I do make music. Badly. But I make music. Some of its just yer ol guitar and vocals, some of it is pseudo electric swing.
bilbo, you should post your stuff if you have it online.
Cricket, you can always work outside the Western traditions of music if that might help.
Or you can do Arnold Schoenberg's twelve tone serial method. That uses a Western scale. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0110yMrICuQ Well, that's just a suggestion.
You can also find music software shareware online that you can download on your computer. Then you can use that to create backing tracks that you can improvise over. That's what I did for my old band. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fVycdpS-_Xg
That's fine. Just do whatever works for you.
I have a bunch of little songs written in Beepbox. I consider my best work a series of songs that just deliberately recreate a chinese folk song. The others are original as far as I know, but because part of the thing with Beepbox is that you listen to it as you make it up, I have a similar problem as Cricket where I can't tell whether it's "familiar" because I've heard it a lot, or whether it's familiar because I've heard it somewhere before this.
IsentinelPenquin, wow, do you have any audio you can share?