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Ravyne

Member Since 26 Feb 2007
Offline Last Active Today, 01:38 PM

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Resources for music theory and composition?

04 February 2015 - 04:02 PM

Normally I'd start with google, but I'm humbly realizing that I'm completely ignorant and unqualified to establish the viability of any claims I find, so I thought I'd ask you kindly people.

 

I'm not a musician nor a composer. I played a beat up trumpet, poorly, in 6th grade band and put together a few lame tracks with fruity loops 15 years ago. I don't even know how to read sheet music. But music theory is interesting and I'd like to learn more, starting with a good foundation and with the eventual goal of being able to compose something decent in a DAW or MOD Tracker.

 

I can't carry a tune in a bucket, but I'm able to find and keep a beat, and in general can pick out and follow instruments within a song even when there's a lot happening. Those are the extent of my musical talents, such as they are.

 

Funds are not unlimited, but I'm willing and able to spend money towards the effort, as I would for any serious hobby or undertaking.

 

 

Where does one start? What books or other resources can you recommend?


The Game that Time Forgot: an amateur game 13 years in the making

24 June 2014 - 12:30 PM

I ran across this today -- the story of a game started by a guy at age 14 and finished at age 27. Interestingly enough, I think it serves as both a warning against being over-ambitious and as a testament to simple determination. 

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2b0tSu0QDQ0

 

It's a really interesting perspective on amateur game development, and you can even try out the completed game at http://www.tobiasgame.co.uk/


Any known weirdness with ratings going on?

13 May 2014 - 12:15 PM

I've noticed something odd lately. I've had a rash of upvotes from a number of long-dead topics. Four of the last five came from topics a year or more old, the last two from the same topic which was locked 7 years ago (rating still works, of course). I can't see that much of my history, but I think this trend continues with like 7-8 of the last 10 upvotes. Before that, or there-about, the pattern is normal -- almost exclusively recent topics.

 

Anyone else noticed this pattern?


GD.Net members and traffic stats?

03 June 2013 - 11:11 PM

Its something I've always wondered and never asked. I know this community is a great group of people, but just how many of us are there? How do we compare to other places that developers congregate online?

 

Out of curiosity, do you GD staffers have any numbers on site membership that you can share -- How many registered GD.Net members are there? How many are relatively active? What kind of traffic does GD.Net see in a typical day?


PAX Prime 2012! Who's gonna be there?

30 August 2012 - 05:01 PM

I'll be there -- mostly in or moving between the panels, though I'm sure to hit the show floor to make my rounds, and I'll probably check out JoCo as well.

Who else is gonna be there?


Don't be afraid to say hi. I'm easy enough to notice; I'll be the tall dude with a purple Mohawk.

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