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?

Did you ever study music theory?

How did you first discover your style of music?

What inspires you to compose your music?

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?

Why did you choose CreepyPasta music over other music?

> 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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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 ear training.

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How did you first discover your style of music?

When I was around 17. I really wanted to play one of my favorite soundtracks of all time – the Silent Hill 2 soundtrack – on the piano. So it was during this time that I started playing dark piano songs.

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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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Which cover took you the longest to produce?

It’s a 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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Why did you choose CreepyPasta music over other music?

It was more or less coincidental. MrCreepyPasta started using my Silent Hill piano covers which became more or less the first “Creepypasta Music” songs.

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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 liked what he did, so I wrote him a message and said “hey I saw you used my music. What do you think if I do original dark music for your videos?” and he was like “of course man! Id love to see that!” then his channel got bigger and a lot of people started creepypasta channels. Well, they checked out MrCreepyPasta's music credits in the video description. That’s how it started.

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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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