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  1. How have I not reviewed this song?

    I've listened to this track probably since I first started visiting OCR, and I must say, it's aged very well. Personally, I like its conservative arrangement (which I tend to like more than creative ones, in general). The piano adds enough to keep the track from being overly atmospheric, but still blends with the song to avoid becoming distracting.

     

    Great for setting the mood for working or just straight up relaxing with a drink and a book in hand.

  2. I'm surprised no one has mentioned Dragonball or Dragonball Z considering their continued popularity both here and in Japan. It's also more appropriate for children, especially the cut/censored US releases.

    The main problem is that your target age range is more likely to be adventurous and find anime on their own, especially given how Crunchyroll gives easy access to the stuff. I teach middle school and many of my kids have definitely seen stuff that I would consider highly inappropriate for their age.

  3. Gift ideas for moi:

     

    Handmade is fine. Stuffed animals are great. I have a 3ds and plan on getting a Wii U during the Black Friday sales. Otherwise I don't have any current gen consoles.

     

    I like Final Fantasy, Street Fighter, most Nintendo franchises, and animes (http://myanimelist.net/animelist/Meowi).

     

    I appreciate digital stuff, but I tend to like receiving physical things more. Please no food or gift cards this year.

     

    Chances are, if it's cute, I'll like it.

  4. If we suppose that you had a 3/4 piece at some quarter-note-based tempo and a 3/8 piece at the same quarter-note-based tempo, the 3/8 piece would feel twice as fast because you're "subdividing" the way you count the beats into 8th-note counts, essentially (therefore playing twice as many notes), under the same tempo.

     

    If I were to notate a song and I wanted to decide between 3/4 and 6/8, I would consider which one makes the sheet music look nicer. If you have a bunch of recurring tied 8th notes in spots where the first 8th note is hardly ever carried onto the next measure or hardly ever lands on an upbeat (which could produce syncopation), it's worth considering changing those tied 8th-note pairs to single quarter notes. Then, if you have resultant sheet music with many more quarter notes than 8th notes, I think it would make more sense to change the time signature to 3/4 rather than 6/8. To me, 6/8 implies that you are supposed to count in terms of 8th note divisions, but IMO, there would be less practical reason to if there are not that many 8th notes.

     

    Let's say we looked at this example:

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    You can see a tied 8th-note pair in the first measure. If you look at the second measure, you may realize that both measures are played the same way. However, the first measure emphasizes the syncopated feel more because it explicitly shows the full length of the note-hold, whereas a quarter note would ask you to recall how long a quarter note is. If you count out the first measure, you get 1 +2 +3+ 4+, but on the second measure, you count it out as 1 +2 +3 + 4+.

     

    Does that make sense?

     

    Yes, yes it does. Thank you for the explanation. I selected the 3/4 time signature one because it seemed to make more sense (and also because it did look nicer.) Except now I just realized it was 3/4 and 6/4? So confused. I should actually read my theory textbook that I bought lol.

  5. I looked up sheet music the other day for "To Zanarkand" so I can start learning it on piano. The thing is that there are multiple versions out there (different arrangers) but things like 3/4 and 6/8 time signatures in those arrangements really confuse me. Since I don't know much about theory, it's hard for me to see which one is "right". A source of professionally done sheet music would go a long way to help me figure out how to play things correctly.

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