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You Play Music, Too? Let's Connect! (A Thread for Musicians) 🎶

Hey y'all!

This is exactly what it sounds like — a place to connect with other musicians in the DEV Community.

In the comments below, feel free to let us know what kinda music you create, tell us what instruments you play, share tunes you've made, and meet other musicians.

a bunch of old-school cartoon hands in gloves shaking

Let's go! 🤝

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Jordan

I release all of my music under the creative commons for remix and reuse! Over 90 tracks on my blend.io profile blend.io/starpause

In my career I've found a lot of overlap between coders and musicians. Especially FED!

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Michael Tharrington

Holy crap! I'm 2 songs in — "Mercurial Combination" & "Quick Moon" — and this is super original and really cool! I like it a lot. 🙌

In my opinion, it's got some video game vibes to it and maybe a little YMO (Yellow Magic Orchestra). I'm also getting a bit of James Murphy (of LCD Soundsystem)... but again, it's really original and definitely it's own thing.

These are fun tunes! Gonna keep on listening.

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Jordan

Thanks so much for lending your ear and absolutely love the references! 🥰🎶

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Michael Tharrington

Woot! Appreciate ya chiming in here with some links to your music, Jordan. I'll check it out fasho!

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Jean-Michel (jmfayard.dev)

Thanks Michael,
Happy to connect with other coders-musicians.

To discover what I do, it's probably best to start with my Polyglot Hallelujah

This hallelujah is a summary of my life because

... I started learning French because well that's where I was born
... and then met cool people in Germany and learnt German
... and then I met other cool people that enabled me to finally learn English
... and then I met my wife from Colombia so I learnt Spanish
... and then I learnt a bit of Italian, just because it sounds cool
... and then I learnt Japanese because I had great Japanese friends in Berlin
... and then I learnt Esperanto because it's such a powerful idea

To connect with me, you can use my LinkTree - summary of my profiles

▶️ linktr.ee/jmfayard

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Michael Tharrington

I remember you sharing this in a music thread previously somewhere. I absolutely love it! It's such a great concept and your recording with the guitar is really relaxing and homey.

One thing that might be cool would be to have a choir of folks doing this. One of each nationality singing their part (though we might have trouble finding someone who speaks Esperanto natively 😝)... then have them all join in for the chorus. If you decide to do a follow up sometime, I'll lend my voice.

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Jean-Michel (jmfayard.dev)

Yeah that's a nice idea.

I actually have an esperanto speaker as one of my most popular YouTube video

Old video, the baby is probably 16-20 years old now

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Michael Tharrington • Edited

Heyo!

I'm an amateur musician... mostly a singer/guitar player, but I dabble in synthesizers and drum machines too.

I also play in an aspiring band. We're currently trying to decide on a band name and have been messing around with our actual names (Michael, Ric, Jordan aka @jjklong, and Levi) to come up with something. So far, we've been calling ourselves The Jolly League of Marvelous Raptors; yeah, I know, it's super silly... perhaps a bit too silly. 🤪 Anywho, we've been fumbling around the past few months trying to put together a setlist, mostly of cover songs (but also a handful of originals) so that we can play out.

We record most of our practices... all of us plug into a Behringer XR18 mixer, put on headphones, and practice at low volume while recording digitally with Ableton.

Here's a version we recently did of Phish's "Everything's Right" that eventually jams into Kool and the Gang's "Summer Madness". Note that this is rough... it's a rehearsal and so pretty dang loose. Props to Jordan for the awesome lead vocals & amazing piano playing!

And here's a cover of "That's What Love Will Make You Do" with yours truly on vocals... another rough one from rehearsal but, it is what it is, haha!

As for my electronic stuff, I don't really have anything that I'm that proud of yet, but I'll give it a go anyway... I recorded a short beat I call "Hal's You Doing" (because it samples Hal 9000 from 2001: A Space Odyssey... it also samples crickets, a cat purring, and my own voice). I recorded and performed it on my old Teenage Engineering OP-1 that I recently sold for the mixer. Because the file is .aif, you'll likely have to download it to listen to it. I wouldn't blame ya if you don't wanna do that though! 😅

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Jordan

Funky old school hiphop vibe on that Hal's You Doing beat! Great work with the samples. Loops nicely too. Would be cool to hear more beats if you keep going 🥳

I love OP-1 and did an album on it too... Lucy Lefty by staRpauSe free download on BandCamp

Since I know what it's like making beats on OP-1 I can especially appreciate what you put together with Hal's You Doing 🤝