11:11 - Original

Author
erin
Type
Full range 60
Created
12/06/2019 06:23
BPM
110
Length
208

Never done this before on MBM, but it's stream of consciousness time. Here goes.

Dare I call this an original? Right now it's 11:11 (on the 11th!)-- it won't show like that when I post this, but as I'm writing this it's 11:11 so bear with me. I wish this piece wasn't so chaotic; that's my 11:11 wish. But when you don't compose original music at all very often, it's hard to pick a direction and stick with it.

When I hear music in my head, it's clear as if someone was playing it to me, and I wish that I could just snatch it out of the air and write it down. When I hear music in my head, my mind is moving at a million miles per hour. But my hands aren't fast enough, and the tune often dies as soon as it was born. So, moving at the pace of my computer mouse, I transcribe my ideas. I combine keys and rhythms and modes and immediately forgo all hope of consistency. I have to remind myself of consistency a lot when I make melodies on this site, which is why I forwent it for this original.

Making these crappy originals gives me a break from consistency and just lets my patchwork ideas all come to fruition in one piece of music. So chaos is okay. And perhaps, with enough practice, I'll be able to focus my energy and slow my train of thought enough to create a coherent musical idea. A complete one. Stay tuned for that, if you read this far.


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ROBObermann on June 12, 2019, 9:39 a.m.

Wow that was beautiful. Both melody and description

ROBObermann on June 12, 2019, 9:46 a.m.

I will probably come back to this one just so I can read that description. I find it oddly relatable :)

Kaleidiope on June 12, 2019, 10:49 p.m.

11:11 Wishes! I haven't heard about them in years! XD
It sounds so pretty! I don't know why, but it's fun to just let your mind wonder and just make something sometimes. I always think of these as brain medleys, because that's kind of what they are, I feel they help give a better sense of your own style. You know?

erin on June 13, 2019, 6:01 a.m.

I'm really glad you guys relate! I was hesitant about posting this one, since it's so out of the box. And Kaleidiope, they really do! I like the term "brain medleys"... that's just exactly what this is.

Helena on June 13, 2019, 11:40 a.m.

I'm sorry, but "crappy originals"?
Dude. This is the opposite of a "crappy original."

...well, not the original part of it y'know, but you get what I mean. it's beautiful, is what I'm saying.

Helena on June 13, 2019, 12:08 p.m.

In all honesty though. I often feel hesitant about my own melodies as well. I feel like alot of them are far too similar and should just be connected in one melody to avoid all of the back-and-forth. It's even the same thing when I play guitar. Just the same chords, over and over...

Anyways. I like this melody due to the variations in it. I seriously can't understand how you can make a melody sound so great and not have consistent chords through the entire thing.

Don't be so hard on yourself cause this truly amazes me. :)

erin on June 13, 2019, 11:35 p.m.

Ahh!! Thank you Helena, that's so sweet. I'm glad you liked this even though I feel like it's a bit conglomerate. I didn't know you played guitar, that's really cool and I wish I could.

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