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Other Freebird Games => Do You Remember My Lullaby => Topic started by: yeLoz on January 13, 2013, 07:40:34 AM

Title: Songs of Do You Remember My Lullaby
Post by: yeLoz on January 13, 2013, 07:40:34 AM
Hello everybody..
Here I want to discuss about the music of DYRML. The songs are really lovely and sad, especially Lullaby. The first time I heard it, I just sat pensively and close my eyes to hear that deep song.  :'( It makes me feel really sad, even I could feel the love is flowing from the pure heart of a mother.  :(
I fell in love with that song, and I want to play it on piano, but I couldn't find the sheet music of Lullaby. Does someone know how can I find the sheet music? Really want to play it...........

Thank you...

Note: I couldn't make a new topic on DYRML's forum. I've reported it to the mod and he is still looking for what's happening there, so that's why I put the topic here....
Title: Re: Songs of Do You Remember My Lullaby
Post by: Tumbles on January 13, 2013, 07:58:19 AM
Hmm, well I have the guitar part tabbed for Lullaby. I doubt that'll help, but it's here if you need it. :vikonsmile:
Title: Re: Songs of Do You Remember My Lullaby
Post by: yeLoz on January 14, 2013, 10:01:00 AM
It's okay, I think it would help, because my aural is bad.. :(
Do you mind to share it?  :)
Title: Re: Songs of Do You Remember My Lullaby
Post by: Blue_Cow on January 23, 2013, 02:20:26 PM
I have the sheet music for lullaby although it is quite simple it still sounds nice !!
Spoiler: show
http://www.noteflight.com/scores/view/8bd85031ab215f0c03446016c75fc2c467bdb2db


hope it helps!
Title: Re: Songs of Do You Remember My Lullaby
Post by: Gogobrasil8 on January 23, 2013, 06:47:29 PM
Thanks! I will love to ply it on piano too. :vikonsmile:
Title: Re: Songs of Do You Remember My Lullaby
Post by: SteventheSlayer on February 07, 2013, 06:18:48 PM
I have the sheet music for lullaby although it is quite simple it still sounds nice !!
Spoiler: show
[url]http://www.noteflight.com/scores/view/8bd85031ab215f0c03446016c75fc2c467bdb2db[/url]


hope it helps!

I couldn't push the print button fast enough lol.
Title: Re: Songs of Do You Remember My Lullaby
Post by: yeLoz on February 11, 2013, 03:07:59 AM
Quote
I have the sheet music for lullaby although it is quite simple it still sounds nice !!
 (click to show/hide)

hope it helps!

Hai, Blue. I just surprised.... Wow! you created that sheet by yourself? it's cool!  :kardiansmile:
Although it's quite simple, but of course it helps! that sounds nice as you said..  :seraismile:

thank you very much..^^
Title: Re: Songs of Do You Remember My Lullaby
Post by: Pakken on February 12, 2013, 04:09:00 AM
I actually have a "Criticism" about the BGM from a Musical Standpoint. *cue flames*

First of all, the overall experience of the game itself was okay, though I knew what was coming and was still disappointed & sad :'(
That said, it was a nice little visual tale.

Regarding the music, however, I must gripe about ONE thing. And PLEASE forgive me here, but I am a musician myself and must use musical terms to explain my incompatibility with the Lullaby Theme. (I also address the creator in 2nd person, so forgive me for that.)

It is probably mostly due to my classical influences, but I could not focus on the story itself as much as I would have liked because of the apparent, blaring voice-leading issues that I could hear between the lower (bass) and upper (melody) voices. I heard parallels of perfect intervals at crucial points of the phrase structure, and specifically after the half-cadence and at the final authentic cadence of the entire loop-phrase.

At the half-cadence, there was what seemed like a climb in both the bass AND the melody on the scale degrees 1, 2 and 3, leading back to the consequent of the phrase. Now, if you had just used a form of parallel 10ths, it would have worked just fantastically. Even a chromatic line would have served better than a sudden jarring sound of three successive octaves in parallel motion.
At the final authentic cadence, for some reason you decided to have both the melody and the bass to move in octaves on the scale degrees 1-7-1, in a neighbor motion. There are two issues with this: 1.) For the penultimate functional Dominant harmony of a phrase, it must be in root position, unless you are specifically trying to move away from tonal functionality as a whole - for which the chord progressions used in the prior portion of the phrase do not account. 2.) The parallel motion in octaves once again creates a rather jarring contrast from the rest of the music up until that point, which from the rhetoric that I can infer from the piece is not what you seem to want to convey.
Thus, what ended up happening was that you drew sudden attention to the cadences of your phrase, but did not allocate enough strength nor emphasis to them in the proper manner. Hence, those parts kept distracting me, away from the atmosphere and story of the visual tale.

Of course, if you did incorporate such contrapuntal movements with a specific purpose in mind, then I have no real defense and would love to hear your reasoning for making such choices. Otherwise, I suspect that they were either passive choices (aka By Ear) or simple oversights.

Thanks for reading this rather anomalous expounding of my thoughts, and please, I am welcome to additional thoughts about the piece, especially analytical ones.

P.S. To the creator: if you do have the original score, I would love to see it - it might clear up a lot of things for me :P
Title: Re: Songs of Do You Remember My Lullaby
Post by: SteventheSlayer on February 12, 2013, 11:13:23 AM
:snip:
MY opinion? You're taking it to seriously.
Just saying.
Title: Re: Songs of Do You Remember My Lullaby
Post by: Pakken on February 12, 2013, 07:16:17 PM
:snip:
MY opinion? You're taking it to seriously.
Just saying.

I'm a musician. I always take music seriously ;)
Title: Re: Songs of Do You Remember My Lullaby
Post by: SteventheSlayer on February 12, 2013, 07:20:57 PM

I'm a musician. I always take music seriously ;)
The implication behind that being that I'm not a musician, and that you can't like this game if you are one.
Title: Re: Songs of Do You Remember My Lullaby
Post by: Pakken on February 12, 2013, 07:21:40 PM

I'm a musician. I always take music seriously ;)
The implication behind that being that I'm not a musician.

I don't know. Are you?
Title: Re: Songs of Do You Remember My Lullaby
Post by: SteventheSlayer on February 12, 2013, 07:24:40 PM
I don't know. Are you?
Depends on the definition. In this case, I'm not sure if I want to be one, as it sounds like a musician is someone who can't enjoy a game because they don't think a song in it isn't musically correct.

Title: Re: Songs of Do You Remember My Lullaby
Post by: Pakken on February 12, 2013, 08:44:10 PM
I don't know. Are you?
Depends on the definition. In this case, I'm not sure if I want to be one, as it sounds like a musician is someone who can't enjoy a game because they don't think a song in it isn't musically correct.

I'm going with the Greek/Medieval definition according to Boethius and the like.
I don't "think" it's not musically correct - lol, I wish I did, cause I can just dismiss it in that case.
No, I can't enjoy the game because I "hear" those parts as distracting and unfitting to the rhetoric that the creator is trying to convey with the rest of the artistic product.
Title: Re: Songs of Do You Remember My Lullaby
Post by: SteventheSlayer on February 12, 2013, 08:53:38 PM
I'm going with the Greek/Medieval definition according to Boethius and the like.
I don't "think" it's not musically correct - lol, I wish I did, cause I can just dismiss it in that case.
No, I can't enjoy the game because I "hear" it as distracting and unfitting to the rhetoric that the creator is trying to convey with the rest of the artistic product.
Well, then all I can say is I'm glad I'm not that type of musician. While you are giving a lecture on why the son is musically incorrect, I'll just be enjoying the game.
Good day, sir..
Title: Re: Songs of Do You Remember My Lullaby
Post by: Pakken on February 12, 2013, 08:57:52 PM
I'm going with the Greek/Medieval definition according to Boethius and the like.
I don't "think" it's not musically correct - lol, I wish I did, cause I can just dismiss it in that case.
No, I can't enjoy the game because I "hear" it as distracting and unfitting to the rhetoric that the creator is trying to convey with the rest of the artistic product.
Well, then all I can say is I'm glad I'm not that type of musician. While you are giving a lecture on why the son is musically incorrect, I'll just be enjoying the game.
Good day, sir..

Lol, what did I ever say about the "son?"
I've read other reviews where the reviewer gripes about the "unrealism" of this game in light of "real objects" that are part of the setting. I personally didn't even notice it, nor did it bother me, but that person said he/she was a short story critic and was easily distracted by such things.
In the same way, as a musician I'm more prone to focus on and be influenced by the music in a "Gesamtkunstwerk" such as this.

Good day to you, too, sir :)
Title: Re: Songs of Do You Remember My Lullaby
Post by: SteventheSlayer on February 12, 2013, 09:08:43 PM
Oh, you know, that musically incorrect son. ;)

Anyway, believe me, I have the same gripe with those people. I feel like thy're so caught up in being right that they miss the whole point. But I digress.

BTW, do you think the song sounds nice? For a lullaby, that is.
Title: Re: Songs of Do You Remember My Lullaby
Post by: Pakken on February 12, 2013, 09:11:38 PM
Oh, you know, that musically incorrect son. ;)

Anyway, believe me, I have the same gripe with those people. I feel like thy're so caught up in being right that they miss the whole point. But I digress.

BTW, do you think the song sounds nice? For a lullaby, that is.

I do think the lullaby is a nice piece, which is all the more why those parts I mentioned don't sit right with me - it's so "un-nice" compared to the rest of the piece. I especially like how the beginning has a nice sequence :P (3-6-3-6 to be exact; also called Romanesca, or Pachelbel's Canon)
Also, as I mentioned in my first post, I really enjoyed the story and kept hoping that the son would come home. I was really saddened/depressed by the ending :(
Title: Re: Songs of Do You Remember My Lullaby
Post by: Eli on April 24, 2013, 04:32:47 AM
Edit: Sorry to bother you with my question, I have tried it on Windows and it indeed plays Lullaby music when she opens the box. I have narrowed down this issue to MIDI files, I will post the solution if I can fix it.

Sorry if this question is not directly related to this topic, but it is related to "Do You Remember My Lullaby" songs.

Here is my question: In the first scene, is it supposed to play a music when she goes to the basement and opens the music box?

I'm running this using Wine on Mac OS X, at first it crashed after opening the box.
I checked Wine logs and found errors about DirectMusic, so I installed DirectMusic and it does not crash anymore. But it does not play any song the moment she opens the box. I can hear her singing and then some music in the next scene though.

Please note that I'm not asking for help about Wine or Mac OS X, I want to know what is the normal behavior on Windows.

Thanks
Title: Re: Songs of Do You Remember My Lullaby
Post by: Eli on May 01, 2013, 04:13:31 PM
Sorry for hijacking this topic, I was not able to make a new topic for this.

Mac/Linux users should convert MIDI files from "Audio" folder of this Game/Short animation from MIDI to OGG or other compatible formats.

You can find more detailed instructions in my Quintessence topic:
http://freebirdgames.com/forum/index.php?topic=4899.0 (http://freebirdgames.com/forum/index.php?topic=4899.0)