Ahoy there!

Ah, the good old days.

If you don't play Clanlord, by Delta Tao software, you won't understand the context or the music syntax. But it's a cool game and you really should play it, so go here and check it out. What other computer game allows you to compose your own music and play it for other people?

This is the music of Coriakin! Um, I have no skill at writing web pages, so this is going to be pretty minimalist. But my music is pretty good. Or at least, I like to think that. ;) I've learned a lot of music theory over the years, so if you want some help with writing songs take a look at Coriakin's School Of Music lower down on the page. There's some Clan-Lord-specific info, and some general music-writing help that even people that don't play Clan Lord can find useful. If you have any other questions, or want some personal help, feel free to contact me. :) If I'm not in the lands, you can send me an enchanted mail here.

Most of the music on this site is in Clan Lord Tune Format, a clever way of writing music using only ASCII characters invented by Michel Pollet, creater of some really cool macintosh programs. He's stopped distributing his music writing program, Clan Lord Tune Helper, but a Clan Lord player named Baraboo is working on a program called mTooth. It's currently macintosh only, though.

Anyway, enough preamble. I wrote this web page by hand, so please excuse its barren-ness. I hope I didn't mess up horribly while writing it. Well, if I did, you wouldn't be reading this, now would you? ;)

Latest update (April 2, 2007): After bumming around Portland for a year, I returned to Vancouver and am currently studying music at Douglas College and playing classical and jazz piano. Woot! Haven't had much time for Clan Lord lately, but I'm constantly writing and performing music. Lots of fun. I'll be able to put up recordings sometime soon.

Next-to-latest update (September 10, 2005): Well, I graduated from Reed, so now I have to figure out what to do with myself. My web space there was revoked, but thanks to Poesy I have a place to put it! Several other people also offered space to me, and I'm very grateful to everyone.


Baraboo's mTooth (an OSX-only application for writing music in CLTF and converting MIDI 0 to CLTF

Song Pages

The Annotated Coriakin, Volume 1: Solo songs.

Favourite Songs

Other Songs

Songs for Ocarina, Flutes, and Tuborn

Duets and Trios

Music in other Formats, Movies, etc.

MP3 Versions of Most of My Songs (thanks to Martin!)

My Newest Songs

The Official Slyphonics Web Scrolls!

1st Composing Contest (Winner: Dr. Malthus)

2nd Composing Contest (Winner: Baby)

3rd Composing Contest (Winner: Fantasia)

4th Composing Contest! (Winner: Phiros)

5th Composing Contest! (Winner: Gluttony)

6th Composing Contest! (Winners: Phineas, Baraboo, Cloud, Kasa)

Coriakin's School of Music

"Ah yes, young grasshopper. You have much to learn."

Some Guidelines for Writing Melodies

Rhythm: A (sorta) Case Study

All About Chord Progressions

Chord Progressions: Part II

How I Write a Song: A Case Study

Syntax (Written by Baraboo)

/Part and /With

Tempo Changes and Dynamics! Whee!

Macroing Songs

Tricks and 'cheats'

How to Build a Song

How to Write a Popular Song

Singin' the Blues

Okay, I think that's about it. Copyright 2001-2004 by Chris Feige and all that. I really hope no-one is pathetic enough to want to copy my web site. :) And if you copy my music, well, I'll kill you.

Just kidding. Mostly.