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by ChocloManx
Tue Sep 27, 2011 6:14 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Radiothread
Replies: 265
Views: 53219

Re: Radiothread

On March the 9th, 2008 I posted in this thread saying "Who?" (referring to Radiohead), you know, trying to be funny. I had never listened to the band then, other than Creep I suppose. A few months ago I got a box full of cassettes with three Radiohead records in it: The Bends, OK Computer ...
by ChocloManx
Sun Sep 18, 2011 12:12 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Classical works with the best use of percussion
Replies: 23
Views: 12575

Re: Classical works with the best use of percussion

I've always found the offstage random clattering in Mahler's 6th somewhat disturbing, but very cool. I'm surprised no one has mentioned Stravinsky's Rite of Spring (maybe it's too obvious? I feel like a noob now :P) Also Ionisation by Edgard Varèse (get a load a' them clusters!!) . Worth mentioning ...
by ChocloManx
Sun Feb 20, 2011 12:01 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Modern Classical Music recommendations
Replies: 4
Views: 2105

Re: Modern Classical Music recommendations

Arvo Pärt might be right up your alley: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MnzHmCcnioA also maybe Ástor Piazzolla http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bbdakZjHTys or Philip Glass http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CcyTyLqkvoU Debussy http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LLbpQl1cCl8 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9_7loz...
by ChocloManx
Tue Feb 08, 2011 2:09 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Favorite Time Signatures
Replies: 120
Views: 16990

Re: Favorite Time Signatures

Midnight wrote:A... those are the same thing.

ONE two THREE four FIVE six = ONE and TWO and THREE and


They are of equal length, but 6/8 is actually ONE two three FOUR five six
by ChocloManx
Mon Jan 31, 2011 1:54 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Electric String Instruments (More specifically cello)
Replies: 5
Views: 2030

Re: Electric String Instruments (More specifically cello)

Electric cello definitively sounds different than an acoustic one This is a good example.. It's not a huge difference, though.
You should try one out at a music store, even if it's not the exact same model you want to buy.
by ChocloManx
Sun Jan 23, 2011 3:07 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Guitarists: show us your setup!
Replies: 15
Views: 3401

Re: Guitarists: show us your setup!

hahaha, GA-10 4 lyf.
by ChocloManx
Thu Jan 20, 2011 8:52 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: xkcd's favourite 100 books - vote now!
Replies: 226
Views: 152304

Re: xkcd's favourite 100 books - vote now!

Foundation series - Isaac Asimov The Lord of the Rings - JRR Tolkien Salome - Oscar Wilde Ficciones - Jorge Luis Borges The Gods Themselves - Isaac Asimov Cien Años de Soledad - Gabriel García Márquez Siddhartha - Herman Hesse The Silmarillion - JRR Tolkien Lolita - Vladimir Nabokov 1984 - George Or...
by ChocloManx
Sat Jan 08, 2011 4:01 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Guitarists: show us your setup!
Replies: 15
Views: 3401

Re: Guitarists: show us your setup!

I used to play rock. Less ridiculous rock than that, though, but it's the only example I could find. Now I mostly use my guitar in the improvisation band I'm in. My rig: Epiphone G400 Sometimes (maybe half the time) a cheap Behringer distortion pedal, something like a failed big muff copy. Epiphone...
by ChocloManx
Mon Jan 03, 2011 5:06 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Kanye(sus Christ)'s My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy
Replies: 27
Views: 4092

Re: Kanye(sus Christ)'s My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy

His sampling King Crimson is one of the best things about him. That and having Portishead as a major influence on Late Registration. He tries things which nobody else would think of. Not quite, to be somewhat anal. I've only listened to the track that sampled 21st century schizoid man. It was okay ...
by ChocloManx
Fri Dec 31, 2010 8:11 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Places to learn Music Theory
Replies: 22
Views: 3646

Re: Places to learn Music Theory

Paul Hindemith's book, What's the title of it? Also...this discussion has gone over my head! :P It's called "A Concentrated Course in Traditional Harmony: With Emphasis on Exercises and a Minimum of Rules". You can get it on amazon for like 20 bucks, but you can probably find it on a libr...
by ChocloManx
Wed Dec 29, 2010 10:32 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Places to learn Music Theory
Replies: 22
Views: 3646

Re: Places to learn Music Theory

wtf, modes are hella important Not if your goal is to understand any composer from JS Bach through Wagner. The melodies from Bach's chorale harmonisations are largely modal, and the phrygian cadence, used extensively by various composers from the period you mentioned has modal origins. Liszt used m...
by ChocloManx
Tue Dec 21, 2010 5:13 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Places to learn Music Theory
Replies: 22
Views: 3646

Re: Places to learn Music Theory

wtf, modes are hella important, and in a diatonic context, they're not that many. If you want to learn harmony, I recommend Paul Hindemith's book, but you need to know a bit about intervals and such before getting into that. Learning intervals is important by the way, it will help you immensely: int...
by ChocloManx
Mon Dec 20, 2010 6:49 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Favorite Time Signatures
Replies: 120
Views: 16990

Re: Favorite Time Signatures

Midnight wrote:The best thing to do with odd meters is make them sound like they aren't odd meters. Gavin Harrison, the drummer for Porcupine Tree, is particularly good at this.


Also Dave Brubeck and Dave Holland. Huh, two Daves.
by ChocloManx
Thu Dec 16, 2010 6:15 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: NOISE. ROCK.
Replies: 43
Views: 10686

Re: NOISE. ROCK.

Ponyta are a pretty good band. I don't know if it classifies as noise rock, but I think it's the closest I know to the videos linked. you can download their album Friendship and Self-Discipline for free here.
by ChocloManx
Fri Sep 24, 2010 1:18 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: In search of the perfect tempo (Shostakovich's Fifth)
Replies: 9
Views: 2810

Re: In search of the perfect tempo (Shostakovich's Fifth)

I know there are a lot of Herbert haters out there, but I quite like Karajan's version with the Berlin Philharmonic on Deutsche Grammophon or Decca, I don't remember.
by ChocloManx
Sat Aug 14, 2010 4:32 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Favorite Time Signatures
Replies: 120
Views: 16990

Re: Favorite Time Signatures

What the hell, free time is totally cool.
by ChocloManx
Sat Aug 14, 2010 4:28 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Identifying a Commonality?
Replies: 3
Views: 1064

Re: Identifying a Commonality?

Hm. Knowing music theory and how to play an instrument to at least some degree. The only thing I found in common in all the examples you gave is that at the places you point, something changes, or the melody is embellished, or does something slightly unexpected. I don't know what else to say, it's t...
by ChocloManx
Sat Jul 17, 2010 8:30 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Great Songwriters
Replies: 29
Views: 4531

Re: Great Songwriters

Schumann, Grieg and Hugo Wolf are pretty great. Silvio Rodríguez also, at least some of his stuff.
by ChocloManx
Mon Jul 12, 2010 1:46 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Favorite Time Signatures
Replies: 120
Views: 16990

Re: Favorite Time Signatures

I like them all, really, they all have their place, but 10 and 7 and 13 are somewhat more fun to play for me, on occasion.
by ChocloManx
Tue Jun 15, 2010 12:08 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: The Double Tour Game
Replies: 13
Views: 2293

Re: The Double Tour Game

King Crimson and Lady Gaga (whoah)
Red Hot Chili Peppers and Chilli Willi and the Red Hot Peppers
Flaming Lips and Talking Heads
Niggas with Attitude and Average White Band
The Meters and Miles Davis
by ChocloManx
Sun May 30, 2010 11:10 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Operatics!
Replies: 18
Views: 3840

Re: Operatics!

I've been to the opera once, to see Bartok's Bluebeard's Castle and an opera by an Italian composer whose name I can't remember. It was pretty alright, but I didn't fall in love with the genre. Although I recently listened to Debussy's Pelleas et Melisande and I loved it completely. I wish they woul...
by ChocloManx
Tue May 18, 2010 12:53 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: POST YOUR MUSIC HERE and actually Listen too! (Rules in OP)
Replies: 396
Views: 132505

Re: Post YOUR music here (Merged : The Rainbow Correction)

carlt wrote:Stuff


What? Their guitar playing is fine, they're actually talented. And the singer is pretty okay too. The style and show are not for me, but it's a decent band.
by ChocloManx
Sun May 02, 2010 11:28 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Pandora + Satriani = amazing
Replies: 7
Views: 1249

Re: Pandora + Satriani = amazing

Eh, I rather despise that sort of shred based music, except for Vai, whom I respect a lot as a guitarist but not so much as a composer.
by ChocloManx
Sun Apr 25, 2010 7:57 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Bands you like but everyone else hates?
Replies: 47
Views: 8011

Re: Bands you like but everyone else hates?

Amie wrote:Backstreet Boys. *Prepares for trouble, makes it double*

I can't help it. They were the first "band" I heard when I was little and I am not ashamed to say that I still like some of their songs.


I like them too.
by ChocloManx
Tue Apr 20, 2010 2:14 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: I Will Listen to Your Music, Promise
Replies: 24
Views: 3123

Re: I Will Listen to Your Music, Promise

by ChocloManx
Fri Apr 16, 2010 1:34 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: The Romantic Period
Replies: 12
Views: 1587

Re: The Romantic Period

The Rite of Spring isn't romantic, though.
by ChocloManx
Thu Apr 15, 2010 1:18 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Bands you like but everyone else hates?
Replies: 47
Views: 8011

Re: Bands you like but everyone else hates?

Dudes, everybody loves The Doors, The Grateful Dead, Bob Dylan, The Talking Heads, the Beach Boys and Sonic Youth.

everybody.

Some people do (or would, rather) hate Penderecki's early-ish work.
by ChocloManx
Thu Apr 15, 2010 1:05 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: The Romantic Period
Replies: 12
Views: 1587

Re: The Romantic Period

top three... that's a tough one...

I'd say Brahms' German Requiem, Mahler's Das Lied von der Erde aaaaand Dvorák's Symphony nº9

Or something like that.
by ChocloManx
Thu Apr 01, 2010 3:05 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Sigur Rós
Replies: 77
Views: 11581

Re: Sigur Ros

As I told a friend: I'd like to like them to chat up girls and what not, but they're a bit too sissy for my tastes. I mean, they're not bad, it's pretty music but I dislike the imagery that comes with their music.
Please don't kill me.
by ChocloManx
Wed Mar 17, 2010 11:07 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Recommend me some Swing!
Replies: 7
Views: 1232

Re: Recommend me some Swing!

Benny Goodman's Carniege Hall concert is incredible.
by ChocloManx
Sun Mar 14, 2010 7:28 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: [NO LYRICS ALLOWED]Instrumental Music Thread
Replies: 45
Views: 8457

Re: [NO LYRICS ALLOWED]Classical/Fingerstyle Guitar Thread

Yay. Here are some of Leo Brouwer's estudios sencillos and El Decamerón Negro. (played by my guitar teacher :D) Bach's fugue from his violin sonata BWV 1001 arranged for guitar. Tico Tico, of course. A rather beautiful arrangement for guitar duo of Debussy's Clair de Lune. The Marsh, by Bert Lams pl...
by ChocloManx
Thu Mar 11, 2010 12:29 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Trance-inducing music
Replies: 28
Views: 4768

Re: Trance-inducing music

What exactly do you mean by trance?
by ChocloManx
Sat Feb 27, 2010 10:28 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Massive earthquake in Chile, tsunami feared
Replies: 20
Views: 2369

Re: Massive earthquake in Chile, tsunami feared

It was pretty crazy, I was alone in my house, my sister is in the south, nearer to the epicenter and my mom was in a 10 story building. Thankfully nothing happened to us (not even one broken dish). So far 214 or more people have died, and many more are hurt or had their homes destroyed, right now Im...
by ChocloManx
Thu Feb 25, 2010 2:40 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Concert (aka Classical) music
Replies: 41
Views: 18932

Re: Concert (aka Classical) music

Part's Berlin Mass is incredible, I had the luck to see it performed live. Also: Webern' five pieces for orchestra Bartok's concerto for orchestra and his sonata for solo violin, particularly this movement right here Peteris Vasks' "distant light" violin concerto ( I could only find this, ...
by ChocloManx
Fri Feb 12, 2010 2:57 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Awesome bands that nobody's heard of
Replies: 551
Views: 89012

Re: Awesome bands that nobody's heard of

holy shit there are a lot of bands.
by ChocloManx
Sun Feb 07, 2010 7:14 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: What's up with minimalism?
Replies: 7
Views: 1486

Re: What's up with minimalism?

I think minimalism is somewhat associated with rock music so that might be it?
by ChocloManx
Tue Jan 12, 2010 5:53 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Music Playing, Recording & Listening Gear
Replies: 4
Views: 2255

Re: Music Playing, Recording & Listening Gear

To play I use an Epi G400 (sg)
To record I use this (it has a mic and records cassettes) Image
To listen I use a pretty lame set of Genius speakers+subwoofer or a pair of Samson headphones.

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