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darcthelad

Re: What are your likes in Video Game and Anime Music?
« Reply #15 on: July 27, 2011, 10:56:37 AM »
Those are some awesome chord progressions, Ramza and Wild Armor! I'm a guitarist and would love to learn more funky chord progressions. Are there any especially good chord progressions? Or is there a site with lots of funky chord progressions you could refer me to? Thanks!

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Re: What are your likes in Video Game and Anime Music?
« Reply #16 on: July 27, 2011, 01:35:26 PM »
Sounds like you could use a good jazz theory raping... I mean class. You'll get your fill of interesting chords and alternate voicings. I really really want a refresher myself! I've been watching a bunch of jazz musicians for the past week here at our local music festival/camp. The piano player, Barney McClure, is a jazz God among men (gigged around the west coast for years, did a lot of film music back in the day). I asked him whether I could take some of his jazz classes next year, and he wouldn't let me because he thought I would be too advanced. But he's wrong! I've been playing in folk bands too long, and my jazz chops are rusty!

Anyway, there's few places to get a better grasp of awesome chords than in jazz land.


Re: What are your likes in Video Game and Anime Music?
« Reply #18 on: July 27, 2011, 09:10:36 PM »
I'm a big fan of Gundam orchestra music. Love most Gundam shows and I think some of the background scores in Gundam 00 by Kenji Kawai (also composed Patlabor) and Zeta Gundam are extremely epic. Not a huge fan of the theme songs. Most are too much like club or dance music. Though they fit the show great.

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Re: What are your likes in Video Game and Anime Music?
« Reply #19 on: July 27, 2011, 11:18:48 PM »
Those are some awesome chord progressions, Ramza and Wild Armor! I'm a guitarist and would love to learn more funky chord progressions. Are there any especially good chord progressions? Or is there a site with lots of funky chord progressions you could refer me to? Thanks!

Sounds like you could use a good jazz theory raping... I mean class. You'll get your fill of interesting chords and alternate voicings.

That pretty much konks it on the head. For myself, I look at the scores of Music when I hear something I really like when it comes to a chord progression or style. I would recommend learning to read the different clefs there are in music, transposition of instruments, and chord names (Such as Dominant 7 (major Chord with a minor 7th)).

In other words, I can not recommend any sites for funky chord progressions, rather give you the advice to learn those things and look at scores of music. You'll more than likely come across something you'll love in a piece of music and want to "borrow" it and use it for your own stuff. Just don't claim the Tristan chord. ;)

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In regards to Anime

One Composer that I find his music to just be excting and epic across both anime and game is Koh Otani. Everytime I hear music from Shadow of the Colossus, I think of Gundam Wing and Vica Verse.

Gundam Wing Operation 1 OST - 08 - Eternity & Infinity Are I (Gundam Wing or A Battle with a Colossus?) :3
Shadow of the Colossus OST, T16: In Awe of the Power ~Battle with the Colossus~


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Re: What are your likes in Video Game and Anime Music?
« Reply #20 on: July 28, 2011, 12:24:18 AM »
Yeah, Otani has some very epic tracks
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pvxzTKboAGA

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Re: What are your likes in Video Game and Anime Music?
« Reply #21 on: July 28, 2011, 01:29:03 AM »
Yeah, Otani has some very epic tracks
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pvxzTKboAGA


This just screams Otani. Perhaps my favorite from him out of the Shadows of the Colossus OST is "A Despair-filled Farewell ~Battle With the Colossus~".

I've gotten into the habit of listening to Shadow's soundtrack as a Programmatic piece of music. Every twist and turn I am filled with images of Wander climbing and struggling to keep on the Colossus. Here's a breakdown of what I image when I hear this piece.


From the very beginning of the piece until , Wander encounters and is frightfully enthralled by the Great Colossus. He soon snaps out of his spell and begins ascending a nearby pillar, mountain side, cliff, etc, and anticipates the Colossus's movement. [0:00 - 0:42] It isn't until [0:48] that he leaps onto the Creature, regains his composure, and then begin to ascend the Colossus at [0:54]. From here Wander begins his climb of to the top of the Colossus's head. He reaches the point of weakness at [1:06], where he steadies his body to deliver the first blow. The first stab is executed at [1:18], the Colossus staggers and moans from [1:20 - 1:29]. Wander then plunges his sword in the Colossus's head a second time, in which the Colossus begins to Twist and fall to the floor, while Wander is gripping for his dear life on the creatures hair/fur/ect. The falling of primary staggering and soon collapse of the Colossus to my mind is shown through the descending line in the strings at [1:21 & 1:33]. The rest of the piece [1:42 - End] is a steady, slow collapse of the Colossus, where he makes impact with the ground at [2:03]

Yes, I am filled with images all the time when listening to music. It's game music like this that caused me to garner my love for "Classical" Music and nudged me to take the path of Music, specifically Music History, at the College I attend. As pretentious as it sounds, I hope to include video game music in my Music History discussion in the classroom, as a student and [hopefully] a Professor. And Now you know my story. Good day to you all. :3

darcthelad

Re: What are your likes in Video Game and Anime Music?
« Reply #22 on: July 28, 2011, 11:09:39 AM »
Thank you, Wild Armor. The Dominant 7th and Tristan Chord are real cool. If you think of any others, please let me know. :)

And thank you for the suggestion, Prime Mover. Classes are out of my price range, but I'll look for info about jazz songs online. :)
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Wild Armor

Re: What are your likes in Video Game and Anime Music?
« Reply #23 on: July 29, 2011, 02:00:38 PM »
Thank you, Wild Armor. The Dominant 7th and Tristan Chord are real cool. If you think of any others, please let me know. :)

Can't really think of anything else. Listen to music you like and break out the guitar/keys and try to match pitch with the chord is being played if you pass by something you like. :3


Klyde Chroma

Re: What are your likes in Video Game and Anime Music?
« Reply #24 on: November 21, 2011, 05:03:37 PM »
Really enjoying alot of the Ar Tonelico 2 soundtrack right now, as well as Xenosaga 2 and 3.... And I've been jogging to the outlaw star OST as of late-LoL
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