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Saturday, March 14, 2009

Major up-date: Finish!

YEAHHH! At last!
All important and major update had done. Thanks to Dodo (Do, should I put your FB here? bweheheeheh) and some technical supporters who could deal with my slow brain :D

So, this is my note for you:
1. Thank you for keep accessing the site!
2. both http://mitayashi.blogspot.com and http://www.j-madness.com are working. So it's not a problem for you to choose.
3. For feed and ranking system, I still use http://mitayashi.blogspot.com. This is to anticipate the possibility that I may forget to prolong the domain :D So there's no changing at all here.


j-mAdness...?
What is that? Simple.
j = Japan
m = movie/manga
A = anime
d = dorama
so j-madness = our 'madness' to those subjects drives us to appreciate, collect, and talk about them.


Music Difficulty Rank
Previously, I only divided it into 3 ranks:
  1. Beginner
  2. Intermediate
  3. Advance
But from now, I will divide it into 5 ranks. However, criteria on each rank is not strict. And here they are:
  1. Beginner
  2. Beginner - Intermediate
  3. Intermediate
  4. Intermediate - Advance
  5. Advance
Beginner
Notes are clearly simple. Chords are basic like pure major and pure minor only. Possibly that the composition had moved into easier position like do = C, do = G, do = D, do = F, do = B, but this is a special case. Song/score sample is Grief & Sorrow (from Naruto) and Good Morning (from D.N. Angel)

Beginner - Intermediate
Notes are varied but not hard to follow. Chords are having more variation. More sharps and flats. More challanging songs. Sample: Mosaic Kakera (from Code Geass)

Intermediate
Notes are complicated. Mastering more chords chart. Challenging from many aspects. No more simplifying. Score will stick as the original sounds.

Intermediate - Advance
Harder than Intermediate. Need a careful reading. Harmony is a must so most of the chords are ornamental. However, free style playing is recommended. Creativity on making your own interpretation is suggested. If not, then at least the sound is pretty close to the original song/score.

Advance
A total challenging music to try. Knowledge of music theory (notes, chords, harmony, tempo, dynamic, etc) is a must. Free style, free interpretation, especially for the left hand (if playing piano) are the best part you can enjoy.

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