Re: single-voice vs. multi-voice instruments opinions/worries ?
On a more "serious" note:
The instrument you see your character handling is an abstraction in itself; take my minstrel Phedelene for example, she plays the rim drum quite a lot, and (magically) can play shaker and cowbell sounds on it! This is of course an unavoidable, not to mention pretty useful, side effect of having 3 octaves of the General MIDI drum map on the LOTRO drum.
Also, I think it's important to make a distinction between the instrument being used "as itself" (in which case it can indeed be deemed appropriate to remain true to the idiom as oldbadgerbrock points out), or using the instrument as one color on the sound palette you use for transcribing orchestral music (like in the example Fionnuala mentions with a flute playing chords).
I have recently made a couple of transcriptions of choral polyphony (Palestrina motets) and Phedelene plays all 4 parts on the bagpipe, solo. It sounds fab.
To me the most important thing is that the music you make sounds good. Given the LOTRO instruments that's sometimes an Herculean task in itself.
Last edited by Phede; Aug 03 2011 at 01:38 PM.
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