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  1. Comment on What are some interesting hobbies you can start for free and without leaving your home? in ~hobbies

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    Yeah, it'd be great for that. You don't even really need to know how to read the sheet music all that well. Just some basics. Pretty. Much just copy down what you see. It's a fairly intuitive UI...

    Yeah, it'd be great for that. You don't even really need to know how to read the sheet music all that well. Just some basics. Pretty. Much just copy down what you see. It's a fairly intuitive UI once you get going with it.

    If you don't mind, you can post a link here to any interesting ones you find.

    Also, if you have trouble with it, you could always post a picture of the sheet music and I could help. I could even get up with you on discord or something to prevent unnecessary clutter here.

  2. Comment on What are some interesting hobbies you can start for free and without leaving your home? in ~hobbies

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    Along the lines of playing an instrument, there are also some great apps that are free or less than $10 (much less than almost any instrument) that can be used to make music. GarageBand if you...

    Along the lines of playing an instrument, there are also some great apps that are free or less than $10 (much less than almost any instrument) that can be used to make music. GarageBand if you have an Apple device and Soundcamp for Samsung (can all Android access it? I don't know) are both awesome. There's plenty of info online or on YouTube that you can use to get started learning how to use a DAW. Then there are also free sites like flat.io where you can compose sheet music, it'll convert that to midi and play it back for you. And again, there's tons of free info out there on how to get started reading/writing sheet music, and music in general.

    So even if you have no funds and no access to physical instruments, but want to create music, there are a lot of good options.

    Edit: DAE to DAW

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  3. Comment on What is your favourite Stephen King book, and why? in ~books

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    Firestarter Partly because it was just the first Stephen King novel I'd read, but also because I happened to read it at just the right time in my life. I was young, about 13, and I had never read...

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    Partly because it was just the first Stephen King novel I'd read, but also because I happened to read it at just the right time in my life. I was young, about 13, and I had never read anything like it before. My close friends and I were nerds. Huge X Files fans. We'd sit around in our parents basements and talk about things like Roswell, MK Ultra, aliens, and whatever kind of fucked up shit we could imagine the government might be up to without our knowledge. So the theme of the "bad guy" government secretly carrying out tests with psychedelics and trying to weaponize paranormal phenomenon was right up my alley. Couple that with a fantastic, compelling plot, and an antagonist that was (roughly) my age, and it was a favorite for years.

    Edit= SwiftKey hates me, and apparently I'm blind. Just some typos.

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  4. Comment on How do you keep up with new music? in ~music

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    You're right, you can find some of it uploaded by other people, there's even a convenient playlist of all 75 re-uploads. There are at least 16 other videos missing by my count though. I take it...

    You're right, you can find some of it uploaded by other people, there's even a convenient playlist of all 75 re-uploads. There are at least 16 other videos missing by my count though. I take it personally I guess, because a good chunk of the one that are missing happen to be my favorites.

    It's weird that AV Club won't even acknowledge that they've hidden the first 7 seasons, let alone do anything about it.

    I'll check out musicovery, thanks.

    Edit: Also regarding Spotify, since I saw a bunch of love for it in another thread, I still think it's trash. Discover weekly tends to have a bunch of stuff I already have in playlists, and if the songs it suggests aren't already in my playlists, the artists are. With some rare exceptions
    It's making safe bets and giving me suggestions it knows good certainty I will like, but nothing really new. Daily playlists are just smaller versions of the playlists I already have. New Releases is kind of like browsing new. Yeah, there might be some gems, but you've got to wade through a bunch of stuff you're not interested in to find it. It's just not an effective means of finding new music imo. It's an effective way to find music you'll like, but not necessarily new.

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  5. Comment on How do you keep up with new music? in ~music

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    I use a lot of the same stuff. Unfortunately, AV Undercover hid all of the old seasons, and now you can only view the newest, revamped season. I'm not a fan of it anymore. As much as I dislike...

    I use a lot of the same stuff. Unfortunately, AV Undercover hid all of the old seasons, and now you can only view the newest, revamped season. I'm not a fan of it anymore.

    As much as I dislike YouTube, it's a big part of how I find new music. It's just a good platform for it I suppose. Plus, even if I were to say I find music at a place like r/listentothis, it's still a link to YouTube more often than not.

    I'm also using Spotify less and less. Anymore, when it comes to recommendations, it seems like it plays what it already knows I listen to and that's it.

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