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I''m a programmer and I have a simple question for musicians. When we, programmers, look at a game or a program, we might think "Oh, they use this technique." or "I know how they make that." Is it the same as you, musician, listen to music composed by other people? When you listen them, you seem kinda know which notes or accords to play. I''m wondering how people can make the mid/mod version of games music with exact notes.
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Yes. It takes practice to recognize bits and pieces of music, recognizing chord progressions, arpegios and such. It''s called "playing by ear" - some people are naturals at it, for others it takes practice - a little bit of trial and error. Try this chord, try that chord, eventually you figure it out.

As far as anything digital goes, however, it''s too easy to break a song apart with software - but I suspect that with the midi for a game and a pre-existing song, sheet music plays in.

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Original post by nicho_tedja
Is it the same as you, musician, listen to music composed by other people? When you listen them, you seem kinda know which notes or accords to play. I''m wondering how people can make the mid/mod version of games music with exact notes.

Yes. I hear music and I think, "ah, phrygian mode", or "wow... 7/8 time", or "nice use of the augmented 5th there". Of course, a lot of musicians consider this to be heresy and just want to play "what sounds good". Personally I find the understanding aids my playing and composing.



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