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To what both Fry and TheStudio wrote:
That’s pretty much exactly what I was thinking of. You need to work on the timing a bit (surprise! – it can’t all be 1/8 triplets though…), but other than that, great work.
You should be able to import this MIDI file into GB as a guide: http://www.mediafire.com/?96rsxvjd7ajggyr
It really wasn’t that hard to make, just some half notes and a couple of 1/8 triplets.
Give a little something like this: http://www.mediafire.com/?hk0yb3l691a9mcv
That’s a great background/mood piece. It depends on what you’re going for, but if you want it to be an all-around “listening” piece (if you know what I mean), I would recommend adding, that’s right, a melody. But if you introduce it about halfway into the song I think that would work better, because it lets the background get established first.
I wouldn’t care even if you did use black magic; I don’t consider it to be, well, real. I’ve studied Vodou so I’m fully familiar with such “dark arts”, but I would say that whereas Vodou has a certain reality in that it is a fully-fledged religion, black magic is just false.
Your song is youtube-ready when you’re satisfied with it, and you want to expose it to a wider range of criticism. Me telling you when I think it’s ready may not reflect how you feel about it. You have to be confident!
Did I say they were bad? I certainly don’t think that… and if you’re solitary that’s entirely your choice. Also, your song is showing marked improvement. Keep it up!
I made it myself actually. I could do you one if you like, you can just let me know what you want.
Sick. It was actually the last of my imports from home (Oregon), from Deschutes Brewery. I’m sad now because now I have to pay exorbitant Canadian prices if I want to buy more. Damn you non-VAT sales tax!
Not sure, I’ve never looked…I just stay with my family. It’s got to be cheaper than where I am now though (i.e. Vancouver, which has the most expensive real estate in Canada).
Just to be clear, I meant Oregon, not Maine. Portland, ME is more….sensible than Portland, OR. But Oregon is better.
I’m sorry to hear you have to keep it secret. Hopefully one day you can tell your parents and they’ll accept you for who you are.
Also are there any other Wicca around where you live? If not, and if you’re serious about it, when (not if) you move out you should think about moving somewhere where there are. Like Portland. There are a lot of Goths there too.
Ah I see, well I wish you good luck. And your parents are supportive I assume? If so, then that’s great. If I had to choose a religion, it would probably be neo-pagan too, I find that stuff very interesting.
You said you’re Wicca (I think, and if not just ignore this), so here’s a question. Years ago, when I was a kid, I was in a park in Portland and I saw a tree that had all sorts of amulets and stuff on it, and my dad told me it was a “Wicca Tree.” Can you explain further? I’m curious as to its significance within the Wicca neopagan worldview.
I’m done with class, and I’m currently drinking nice microbrew and listening to loud DnB. Life is good sometimes.
Oh I know all about the hierarchy. One of my mates graduated with a dual Math/Physics degree and he never let me hear the end of it for being a chemistry major.
So to me, anything below chem isn’t real science, although Bio is more of a science than Social “Science.” I guess that makes Biochem baby science.
Well, this has been a fascinating discussion. Anytime you wanna discuss science, hit me up. Except biology, I don’t consider that to be a real science.
I’m not sure what the profs around here think. There is some research being done into subatomic physics, and we have a cyclotron that’s being used to study pion decay among other things (actually it’s the world’s biggest cyclotron), but I don’t think anyone’s actually studying string theory here. People seem more interested in stuff like condensed matter and ultracold matter.
I’ve read The Elegant Universe too, and I think Smolin makes a better case than Greene. String Theory just seems too…far-fetched and untestable for my liking. It’s still fascinating though.
Skrillex is big enough that he has all-ages shows, you should go if you get the chance. Kinda pricey though.
You definitely should if you can. I’ve taken a few courses, but since I’m a chemist, they focused on atomic and molecular aspects (quantitative MO diagrams etc). I’ve done some reading about subatomic QM though, and I wish I had been able to study it more…I find that stuff really interesting too. On a somewhat-related topic, have you ever read The Trouble with Physics by Lee Smolin? That book is really interesting, and you should check it out if you haven’t.
I have to agree with Algernon about the neutrino results. All of modern physics is based on the fact that the speed of light is the “Universal Speed Limit,” as it were. If something were indeed found to be exceeding it, everything we think we know about non-Classical Mechanics would be just plain wrong. Which is why, Algy, myself, and the scientific community in general are so skeptical. I mean, who would want to re-invent everything if we can avoid it?
And now matter how much they get touted in Star Trek, I highly doubt tachyons are real. Basically the only reason they’re theorized is to close some of the mathematical gaps in String Theory, and even if they did exist, they would be so unstable that they would be undetectable.
Also, great work with the Tonight Thread image…Inkscape can be such a menace sometimes. Help yourself to one of the badges off my profile if you feel so inclined.
I’m butting in to this physics conversation. How much QM have you studied Algy?
Ah, physics… That’s right, I stalked your conversation with Algernon from earlier when I wasn’t here, and I want in.
It requires infinite energy to accelerate mass to the speed of light because of Special Relativity. Specifically, because of something called the Lorentz factor (γ). Basically, relativistic mass (m~rel~) changes with velocity, according to m~rel~ = γm~0~, where (m~0~) is the rest (or “Classical”) mass. This means that E = γm~0~c². In Classical mechanics, γ = 1 and relativistic mass (m~rel~ ) equals rest mass (m~0~), but in Special Relativity, as an object approaches the speed of light ©, its relativistic mass approaches infinity, as does γ. This means infinite energy is required to accelerate an object to the speed of light.
I hope that explains it, at least somewhat.
So the F-major key is F, A, C, F-minor is F, A♭, C. That’s something else you should practice, knowing keys and chords is really important.