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Music activity starting from a working person. Sympathize with Shinya Takano’s café-au-lait theory and preoccupation power.



Confucius says, “Hard work is no match for enthusiasm.”

-Like what you just said about tami-san, did you always have the desire to do music until then?

Takano: I always had it. I had a longing to be a musician or an artist, and I wanted to write original songs, but I set the bar so high that I thought music theory would be too difficult, and I never even attempted it.

But then my partner Mine told me about GarageBand, and I tried playing around with it on my smartphone and found Smart Pianist (which generates musical scores based on the music data in your smartphone). I was like, “That’s so convenient! I tried to create an original song by creating a melody using a chord progression I had researched. I thought, “I can do that!

tami: I totally understand!

Takano: Takano: I was like, “Why didn’t I do this before? Takano: “Why didn’t I do it before?

tami: I thought I had to play everything myself. I used to think I had to play everything myself, but with Logic, there are Apple Loops (loop sound sources for various instruments), and I was like, “I can do this. I used to think, “I can’t play the drums,” and I was raising the bar on my own, but with desktop music, I can do it.

Takano: I don’t think I would be doing music the way I am now if I hadn’t met GarageBand, so I am very thankful for that.

By the way, I happened to have a chance to read “The Analects of Confucius” recently, and it was very interesting……..

tami: By the way, my mother is a Korean of Chinese descent, and she is a descendant of Confucius.

Takano: Really? Is there such a coincidence?

tami: My grandfather is a direct descendant.

Takano: That’s amazing……. Confucius said, “He who knows this is like he who loves this. He who loves this is the same as he who enjoys it. In other words, “hard work is no match for enthusiasm.” In work or anything else, a person who is swamped by the feeling of “This is so much fun! The person who is swamped by something is the strongest. This mindset is very important.

Takano: When I first started GarageBand, I was having so much fun making music that I made music on the train to and from work all the time, even while riding the elevator, and during my lunch break I would just make music in Doutor. I was making music all the time on the train to and from work, even when I was riding the elevator, and I would spend my lunch break just making music at Dotour. I think it is important how much you can devote yourself to it.

tami: That’s true!

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