I would like to use your music for my project, do I need a permission?

How should I credit you?

Why did you choose to make your music royalty free?

Do you take commissions, if so are you willing to do specific songs?

How do you think your music affect people?

What is the main feeling you want people to feel while listening to your music?

How do you pronounce "Myuu"?

Are you willing to do specific covers?

Do you make your music at home or do you have a studio?

What instruments do you play?

What instruments do you own? And what type are they?

What is your recording equipment?

What was the first instrument you ever played?

Which is your favorite instrument to play?

How and when did you get into playing the piano and other instruments?

> When did you show interest in creepy and eerie music?

How did you first discover your style of music?

Did you ever study music theory?

What inspires you to compose your music?

How do you find the right melody and harmony?

Which song took you the longest to produce?

Do you ever have writer's block? And if so, how do you get over it?

Why did you create your Youtube channel?

Why did you choose the name Myuuji?

How did you get into the CreepyPasta community?

> How does it feel to be one of the most known and used composers in the CreepyPasta community?

How did your music become heavily involved in the CreepyPasta community?

What are your thoughts on CreepyPastas?

What is it like to work with the narrators?

Have you ever thought of narrating a story yourself?

Do you have any more albums coming out in the future?

Do you plan on doing any tours?

Has your music changed the way you live?

Do you have any words to aspiring musicians or artists?

Do you make any other types of art? If so can we see?

What are some of your other hobbies outside of music?

What is a fun fact about yourself?

 

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I would like to use your music for my project, do I need a permission?

My original music is free to use (if not stated otherwise) as long as credit is given. There are no restrictions, you can use it for your project and you don’t need to write me a message.

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How should I credit you?

YouTube (or similar):
Just put a link to my channel (or a direct link to the song from my channel) in your video description.

TV, Film, Video Games:
You can use either my artist name "Myuu", my real name "Nicolas Gasparini" or both such as "Nicolas Gasparini (Myuu)".

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Why did you choose to make your music royalty free?

For me it’s a great way to share art. And it’s a win-win for everyone.

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Do you take commissions, if so are you willing to do specific songs?

I do paid commission work. My business mail is: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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How do you think your music affect people?

I read the comments on YouTube and every message I get. Some people write that they use my music for inspiration and a lot of people told me it helped them to get through rough times. I am very grateful that people enjoy my music. It means the world to me!

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What is the main feeling you want people to feel while listening to your music?

I don’t talk a lot about my music, I want that people feel their own emotions and stories.

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How do you pronounce "Myuu"?

It's like "Me-You".

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Are you willing to do specific covers?

I have a to-do list for covers and I pick one when I feel the time is right. You can send me a message and tell me your request. I will add it to my list and take it in consideration for the future.

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Do you make your music at home or do you have a studio?

I make all of my music at home. My PC, room and equipment is prepared for professional recordings. I’ve bought all the gear bit by bit throughout the years.

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What instruments do you play?

Piano is my main instrument. I also play guitar every now and then though.

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What instruments do you own? And what type are they?


My pianos:

My acoustic piano is the K-3 upright piano from Kawai. My digital piano is the ES-7 from Kawai. And my midi keyboard is the MK-461C from Evolution.

My guitars:

My western guitar is from Jack&Danny brothers. I don’t know the model though. It sounds great for its price! My classical guitar is the MCG-50s from Martinez. And my electric guitar is the Ibanez GRG170dx.

My microphones:

Rode NT-2A (x2) Rode NT5 (x2)

Shure SM57

Shure SM58

Sennheiser E602

Sennheiser E906

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What is your recording equipment?

Audio Interface: M-Audio - Delta 1010LT

Studio Monitors: Adam A5X

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What was the first instrument you ever played?

It was a very old upright piano which my sisters used to play back in the days.

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Which is your favorite instrument to play?

It is and always will be the piano.

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How and when did you get into playing the piano and other instruments?

When I was around 8 years old, one of my sisters wanted to take piano lessons again after she quit playing for a few years. So my parents asked me if I wanted to start playing too and I said, yeah why not. But it took me almost a decade to realize how much I really love the piano.

About other instruments, I’ve started playing acoustic and electric guitar when I was 17.

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When did you show interest in creepy and eerie music?

It happened when I was in my elementary school age. I somehow got to know Rammstein’s music through MTV and VIVA and truly enjoyed this music even though I didn’t know what it was about, I just loved the vibe. Shortly after I also was in this 90s kid hype of owning a Tamagotchi and bought my first music CD which was called Tamagotchi Smash Hits. It was full of interesting music actually and featured Rammstein’s song “Du hast”. I was totally into Rammstein after that.

About 5 years later I got, after a lot of begging because the game was horror and rated for mature only, from my parents the game “Silent Hill 2” and this was probably my beginning of active listening to creepy and eerie music.

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How and when did you first discover your style of music?

After I played through Silent Hill 2, I kept coming back listening to the game’s music. I already had years of classical piano lessons and it felt boring to me after a while playing music I don’t have a real connection with. So when I was around 17, I started to play Silent Hill music on piano and it felt so good performing this type of music to me. That was the beginning of my love for dark piano and horror. Silent Hill's music is still is a huge inspiration to me while writing my own music.

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Did you ever study music theory?

I studied music as a school subject to become a music teacher and its courses helped a lot. I had music theory, history and advanced ear training.

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What inspires you to compose your music?

Short answer: Everything.

Long answer: I listen to a lot of music which helps me to feel inspired. It’s a lot of input and music is something you can learn from by just listen to it. Most of the time I write music in the middle of the night; I don’t know why but the night inspires me a lot. Also, most of the time I want to express in a song is a specific feeling, mood, situation or even story. Basically I think about a topic and then hit record and improvise on the piano. Later on I listen to the improvisation again. And while I listen my improvisation I get inspired to add more parts to it until it’s a full song.

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How do you find the right melody and harmony?

To start this off and to break the ice, I am not a prodigy at all. I make music for a very long time now and this is basically the key of getting better at anything. Just do something a lot and over a long period of time (years) and you WILL get better and see improvement, I promise, just keep doing it! I am a huge fan of music myself and I listen to new music every day which inspires me a lot. Back then when I decided to write my own music, I didn’t even know where to start or how to craft it at all, it felt really hard to me to come up with something. What worked best for me when I started, is to learn songs I really really like, I learned the left hand, the right hand, all that good stuff, and I analyzed the structure of the song. It helped me a lot to understand songwriting. After I knew what I was playing I was alternating songs, like playing still the same left hand but alternating the right hand. This slowly but safely helped me to understand and compose original music after a long period of time.

What goes through my mind these days when I write new music is separated by two different things: It’s either emotional impulsive based or with a goal in mind and theoretical based. The emotional impulsive inspiration is what happened to me in life or something that keeps me thinking and I use the music to vent, to give my feelings a sound. The one with a goal in mind and theoretical based is like this: I hear an awesome song and I want to create something similar but in my own style, so I listen to this specific track over and over again and create my own take to it based on my theoretical music knowledge I’ve learned over the years. This also helps me to grow in writing, because while listening to this one song I learn new things and techniques how to approach new music. And sometimes I just think about specific feelings and situations like, “how does a sad ghost sound?” I try different things out with what I learned and experienced. Then I use what I think sounds best in my opinion. Long story, short: Years of experience and hard work is the key to find the right melody and harmony. Keep Going!

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Which song took you the longest to produce?

It’s a piano cover of Mike Oldfield's Tubular Bells, known as The Exorcist Theme. The song sounds simple at first, but in reality a lot of stuff happens in this piece, and it changes times signatures quite often.
The song really confused me for a long time.

It took me 3 weeks to find an appropriate arrangement. Not only because it was a bit more complex this time but also because I have deep respect for the song.

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Do you ever have writer's block? And if so, how do you get over it?

Thankfully writer's block doesn’t happen to me very often because I have a routine for me to compose and record. This is something I can recommend to everyone. Find your routine! Do your stuff a lot! It’s really the only way to get better. The more you do it, the less writer's block you will have.

And if you suffer from it, you should have a backup folder or something. You see, I write a lot of music and also record and write a lot of ideas down, although I don’t need all of them in this very moment. But if I have a bad day or week I can open up this backup folder and listen to my ideas I had back then which helps me a lot to get over writer's block.

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Why did you create your Youtube channel?

I really wanted to play Silent Hill music on piano but couldn’t find anyone who did sheet music for it. So I just did it on my own and created a YouTube channel to share it with the world.

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Why did you choose the name Myuuji?

The nickname “myuu” has a long backstory. It started when I was 10 years old and I was a Pokémon fan back then. I loved the character of the Pokémon Mew (M E W) so I started naming me after this one. When I grew older Ive wanted to stay true to myself but also separating my name from Pokémon so I changed just the spelling from M E W to M Y U U.

Myuuji is a Japanese male name and I am a big fan of Japan. I chose it because it sounds musical. Myuuji – Music. Myuusic.

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How did you get into the CreepyPasta community?

A YouTube channel called "MrCreepyPasta" started using my Silent Hill piano covers which became more or less the first "Creepypasta Music" songs. I found out about it by looking up my name on Google and contacted him. More details here: click

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How does it feel to be one of the most known and used composers in the CreepyPasta community?

I feel very grateful for everything and everyone who has used, and uses, my music! I do feel pressure sometimes, but this pressure keeps me going and forces me in a good way to make the best music I can possibly do.

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How did your music become heavily involved in the CreepyPasta community?

I think it was around 2011 when MrCreepyPasta started his channel. I googled my name randomly and found out about his videos and that he used my piano covers back then. I really liked that he was narrating horror stories on YouTube, it was like a modern way of telling stories in front of a campfire, except you are not at a campfire anymore but in front of a screen. I messaged him that I can create original songs for his content and he really liked that idea. Then his channel got bigger and a lot of people started creepypasta and horror channels. All these people checked out MrCreepyPasta's music credits in the video description and found out about me. That’s how it started. Since then I am making more and more original music for the whole internet horror community.

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What are your thoughts on CreepyPastas?

I love short storys. I never was the book reading guy because they were too long for me; Ive always prefered watching movies. But I do really love reading dark short stories or even listen to them from time to time. So Creepypastas are the perfect fit.

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What is it like to work with the narrators?

It’s actually a very peaceful workflow. They’re all very friendly.

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Have you ever thought of narrating a story yourself?

Actually I did a few guest narrations at german creepypasta channels. And there is an English guest narration on MrCreepyPasta’s channel called “The Wanderer of the Dogscape (Into the Woods)”.

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Do you have any more albums coming out in the future?

I have released 6 albums so far (The Dark Piano, Vol. 1, The Dark Piano Vol. 2, Halloween Piano Vol. 1, Halloween Piano Vol. 2, Horror Soundtracks, Ballad Collection) and more are planned.

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Do you plan on doing any tours?

I really would LOVE to but I didn’t had the opportunity yet. Hopefully in the future! I want to play everywhere!

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Has your music changed the way you live?

It became very important to me, more than Ive ever thought. I always was a creator, just the medium changed throughout the years. First I did a magazine in elementary school, and later on I drew comics, developed a few video games for fun, created websites and message boards. But eventually I ended up making music and and have stayed there since. I really love it.

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Do you have any words to aspiring musicians or artists?

Be yourself. Don't be a copy of someone else.
Be the first one and take every opportunity you can get.
Last but not least: Do not procrastinate.

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Do you make any other types of art? If so can we see?

I used to draw comic characters when I was 14 years old but I quit and I don’t have anything right now to show so I must apologize. I used to write lyrics a lot too.

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What are some of your other hobbies outside of music?

Videogames and eating at Subway.

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What is a fun fact about yourself?

I’m addicted to Subway Sandwiches.

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it happened when I was in my elementary school age. I somehow got to know Rammstein’s music through MTV and VIVA and truly enjoyed this music even though I didn’t know what it was about, I just loved the vibe. Shortly after I also was in this 90s kid hype of owning a Tamagotchi and bought my first music CD which was called Tamagotchi Smash Hits. It was full of interesting music actually and featured Rammstein’s song “Du hast”. I was totally into Rammstein after that.
About 5 years later I got, after a lot of begging because the game was horror and rated for mature only, from my parents the game “Silent Hill 2” and this was probably my beginning of active listening to creepy and eerie music.