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by ChocloManx
Sun Nov 23, 2008 12:24 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: SmarterChild noo
Replies: 17
Views: 2372

Re: SmarterChild noo

I guess SC doesn't like me? That's sad.
by ChocloManx
Sun Nov 23, 2008 12:06 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: SmarterChild noo
Replies: 17
Views: 2372

SmarterChild noo

(21:03:25) xXxChocloManxXx: sup yo (21:03:25) SmarterChild: My brain is retiring but feel free to send an IM to my friends GossipinGabby, Prof Gilzot and Sportsfanstan. (21:03:36) xXxChocloManxXx: you're dying? (21:03:36) SmarterChild: My brain is retiring but feel free to send an IM to my friends ...
by ChocloManx
Sat Nov 22, 2008 9:49 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Cute/Romantic Lyrics (no genre discrimination!)
Replies: 24
Views: 3641

Re: Cute/Romantic Lyrics (no genre discrimination!)

60% of the songs by The Beatles. Also Matte Kudasai by King Crimson. The lyrics themselves aren't very romantic, but in the context of the song they are. Still by the window pane Pain like the rain that’s falling She waits in the air Matte kudasai She sleeps in a chair In her sad america When was a ...
by ChocloManx
Sat Nov 22, 2008 9:46 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Song for your funeral?
Replies: 74
Views: 6775

Re: Song for your funeral?

Random thought: Composing like a mass or a requiem for your own funeral would be hella cool.
by ChocloManx
Thu Nov 20, 2008 10:30 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Music you think the opposite sex won't listen to
Replies: 50
Views: 3917

Re: Music you think the opposite sex won't listen to

Sandry wrote: I got through everything either enjoying it or ambivalent until he got to Gentle Giant. Two Weeks in Spain made me want to bang my head into a wall.


Awww, but that's like their worst song! Check out Proclamation or Funny Ways or The advent of Panurge.
by ChocloManx
Wed Nov 19, 2008 1:24 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Music you think the opposite sex won't listen to
Replies: 50
Views: 3917

Re: Music you think the opposite sex won't listen to

TheAmazingRando wrote:I try to just avoid all the complications with the term and use "prog" to refer specifically to the experimental music that flourished in the 1970s. If it's new, I'll probably just call it "experimental" and leave it at that.


That's probably a good idea.
by ChocloManx
Wed Nov 19, 2008 12:15 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Music you think the opposite sex won't listen to
Replies: 50
Views: 3917

Re: Music you think the opposite sex won't listen to

stuff I guess it depends on what you call progressive. To me, prog rock is just innovative music, not music in 17/16. To be honest I haven't listened to a lot of PT or Opeth but from what I've heard it seems they just make unconventional music that isn't terribly original, which is perfectly fine b...
by ChocloManx
Tue Nov 18, 2008 10:42 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Music you think the opposite sex won't listen to
Replies: 50
Views: 3917

Re: Music you think the opposite sex won't listen to

Aethernox wrote:
Tool, Opeth, Dream Theater, some Porcupine Tree, and Ayreon are commonly classified as progressive metal.


I know, what I meant is that I don't know if the chix listen to it. Also I disagree with that classification, there is not a lot of progress in prog metal, imo.
by ChocloManx
Tue Nov 18, 2008 10:13 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Music you think the opposite sex won't listen to
Replies: 50
Views: 3917

Re: Music you think the opposite sex won't listen to

Cherry Kiss wrote:what exactly do you mean by "prog"?


Progressive rock. As in King Crimson, Yes, Gentle Giant, etc

I don't know about "progressive metal", though
by ChocloManx
Tue Nov 18, 2008 6:40 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Music you think the opposite sex won't listen to
Replies: 50
Views: 3917

Re: Music you think the opposite sex won't listen to

Humans with boobs aren't into prog (except for very rare cases), it's actually sort of a joke like "no gurlz in da interwebz"
by ChocloManx
Mon Nov 17, 2008 3:01 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Fugues
Replies: 17
Views: 4114

Re: Fugues

0range wrote:stuff


O: O: O:

Thank you so much! :D
by ChocloManx
Sun Nov 16, 2008 6:33 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Music for cafes
Replies: 19
Views: 2218

Re: Music for cafes

Electronic jazz. it's very 'cool'.

Also Gotan Project
by ChocloManx
Sat Nov 15, 2008 11:02 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Fugues
Replies: 17
Views: 4114

Re: Fugues

Masily box wrote:
As for modern fugues, one
really should not forget the first movement of Bartok's Music for
Strings, Percussion, and Celesta


Ha, I didn't know that was a fugue, but I recognized some fugato (I think that's the the technical term for 'fugueish') passages in the concerto for orchestra.
by ChocloManx
Sat Nov 15, 2008 11:00 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Music software -- what do you use? How easy is it to learn?
Replies: 41
Views: 3554

Re: Music software -- what do you use? How easy is it to learn?

I just downloaded lilypond and feel like a code noob (which I am by the way) :P
by ChocloManx
Mon Nov 10, 2008 4:03 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Proselytize please, my prospective personal Pandoras!
Replies: 13
Views: 2509

Re: Proselytize please, my prospective personal Pandoras!

quintopia wrote:I take it you mean "Petites Esquisses D'oiseaux?"
Acquiring.


No, actually I was (sort of) right, it's "Oiseaux exotiques". Messiaen had a thing for birds, apparently.
by ChocloManx
Mon Nov 10, 2008 2:56 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Proselytize please, my prospective personal Pandoras!
Replies: 13
Views: 2509

Re: Proselytize please, my prospective personal Pandoras!

I feel very strongly about Gentle Giant, a progressive rock band which fuses jazz, blues, rock, medieval and baroque music and 20th century art music. I particularly reccomend the albums Acquiring the taste and Octopus. I could name other bands but nah. Also Oliver Messiaen's Osieaux Exotiques (or s...
by ChocloManx
Sun Nov 09, 2008 2:51 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Do you believe ska is dead?
Replies: 35
Views: 4369

Re: Do you believe ska is dead?

one time, i heard the New York Ska Jazz Ensemble on some internet radio station and i really liked it, but never quite found anything that was too much like it. is this a whole genre that i have yet to plumb? i may find some casual enjoyment there. Quite. There's the Tokyo Ska Paradise, the Rotterd...
by ChocloManx
Sat Nov 08, 2008 2:16 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Do you believe ska is dead?
Replies: 35
Views: 4369

Re: Do you believe ska is dead?

Ska is pretty strong in Latin America and Spain. Also ska-jazz
by ChocloManx
Mon Nov 03, 2008 11:40 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: POST YOUR MUSIC HERE and actually Listen too! (Rules in OP)
Replies: 396
Views: 154617

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

hey do you think you would like ambient guitar

cause I have some

Also I listened to one of your songs, Cai, and it was pretty nicely done. A bit repetitive, though I imagine you intended it to be so.
by ChocloManx
Mon Nov 03, 2008 10:04 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Fugues
Replies: 17
Views: 4114

Fugues

I'm trying to learn a fugue (I haven't told any musicians I know, because they'd tell me I can't), specifically, the d minor fugue from the second book of the well-tempered clavier and it's pretty tough. I have just finished learning Bach's 2-part invention in d minor and I've had about 4 or 5 piano...
by ChocloManx
Sat Nov 01, 2008 9:05 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Song for your funeral?
Replies: 74
Views: 6775

Re: Song for your funeral?

To start Kommt ihr Tochter helft mir klagen from the St Matthew Passion by Bach, then some delicious Rick Rolling and a mix of king crimson, salsa, Debussy and cumbia.
by ChocloManx
Tue Oct 28, 2008 3:01 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Worst Cover ever?
Replies: 78
Views: 5922

Re: Worst Cover ever?

Ozzy cover of 21st Century Schizoid Man. It's horrible, don't listen to it.
by ChocloManx
Thu Oct 23, 2008 11:35 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Rock music/Opera singer. Not bloody Nightwish.
Replies: 41
Views: 8960

Re: Rock Opera (Opera Rock?)

Jesse wrote:But yeah, I'm not looking for stuff that fits in the category I attempted to make up. I am looking for something that is as close to exactly like that clip as humanly possible.


like so? (skip to 2:40 if you can't stand that movie)
by ChocloManx
Thu Oct 23, 2008 2:35 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Romantic Composers (and others to a lesser extent)
Replies: 32
Views: 2442

Re: Romantic Composers (and others to a lesser extent)

incompetentia wrote: (I may also be heavily heavily biased against Bach due to having had to play endless preludes and fugues right around the time I entered college...*twitch*)


I do that for fun :P (well, just preludes and inventions, fugues are too advanced for me)
by ChocloManx
Wed Oct 22, 2008 9:19 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Romantic Composers (and others to a lesser extent)
Replies: 32
Views: 2442

Re: Romantic Composers (and others to a lesser extent)

I am not a fan of formulaic music in general - dodecaphony, the 18th-century contrapuntal works, that kind of stuff. What. I'd hardly call Bach's (or Eisler's, or Schoenberg's) contrapuntal works "formulaic". To me they are very emotional works, which happen to use a very complicated tech...
by ChocloManx
Tue Oct 21, 2008 2:45 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Rock music/Opera singer. Not bloody Nightwish.
Replies: 41
Views: 8960

Re: Rock Opera (Opera Rock?)

You might like Magma. Check out their album Mekanik Destruktiw Kommandoh.

I'll ask my cousin about another band I seem to remember that had several opera singers,
by ChocloManx
Tue Oct 21, 2008 2:26 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Music to fall asleep to
Replies: 88
Views: 7523

Re: Music to fall asleep to

Fat Tony wrote:PS: Sigged =D

Seda wrote:Also, I think I'll sig this too =D


Oh my, two siggings (??) on the same day! You are making me blush.
by ChocloManx
Sun Oct 19, 2008 10:47 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Music to fall asleep to
Replies: 88
Views: 7523

Re: Music to fall asleep to

reflectia wrote:
Also, any of J.S. Bach's compositions for piano.


I wouldn't be able to fall asleep with, say, the Art of Fugue, cause I'd be humming and moving my head all the time. :P
by ChocloManx
Sat Oct 18, 2008 10:12 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Romantic Composers (and others to a lesser extent)
Replies: 32
Views: 2442

Re: Romantic Composers (and others to a lesser extent)

I'm not really into a lot of romanticism, but Grieg, Rachmaninoff and Tchaikovsky are pretty rad. I don't like Brahms or Strauss. Liszt is okay too. Wagner bores me to death. I think romanticism in general is too bombastic and pompous. I prefer baroque music (well, actually just Bach and early baroq...
by ChocloManx
Sat Oct 18, 2008 9:56 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: A small instrument to accompany yourself?
Replies: 45
Views: 8025

Re: A small instrument to accompany yourself?

0range wrote:you could learn a Bach invention


Is that even possible on a lute?
by ChocloManx
Sat Oct 18, 2008 2:31 am UTC
Forum: Your art and links
Topic: ESCAPE FROM FRIEND ZONE GAME
Replies: 35
Views: 13713

Re: ESCAPE FROM FRIEND ZONE GAME

Is it even possible to win this (awesome) game?
by ChocloManx
Fri Oct 17, 2008 11:23 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: The problem of novelty in a world of post-post-modernism
Replies: 3
Views: 1053

Re: The problem of novelty in a world of post-post-modernism

What semicolon said is a pretty freaking good idea.

Also, maybe use the phi or the fibonacci number in some way?
by ChocloManx
Fri Oct 17, 2008 5:34 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: A small instrument to accompany yourself?
Replies: 45
Views: 8025

Re: A small instrument to accompany yourself?

existential_elevator wrote:I like the sound you get from them, but they hurt, and it's pretty hard to construct a recognisable melody on one which would be a portable size.


wut Also they don't hurt. OR at least mine doesn't.
by ChocloManx
Thu Oct 16, 2008 5:49 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Pete Namlook and other really good ambient music
Replies: 12
Views: 2134

Re: Pete Namlook and other really good ambient music

The only ambient music I listen to is Robert Fripp with or without Brian Eno. Any suggestions?
by ChocloManx
Thu Oct 16, 2008 5:46 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: A small instrument to accompany yourself?
Replies: 45
Views: 8025

Re: A small instrument to accompany yourself?

Get a Charango. :D
by ChocloManx
Sun Oct 12, 2008 10:50 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Guitar Tunings
Replies: 35
Views: 3184

Re: Guitar Tunings

sleepygamer wrote:C Standard


what

A tuning like that will probably mess up your guitar's intonation. Also, extreme.
by ChocloManx
Thu Oct 09, 2008 2:18 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Composers vs. Performers
Replies: 15
Views: 2330

Re: Composers vs. Performers

Antimatter Spork wrote:Were there any actual articles on that site, or was it all just <blink> tags and huge font text that was ultimately about nothing?


Not the "HIP-ocrisy homepage" (that one is just that, huge font text), but these articles
by ChocloManx
Wed Oct 08, 2008 1:49 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Composers vs. Performers
Replies: 15
Views: 2330

Re: Composers vs. Performers

Here's an interesting essay about 19th century performances of Bach, for those interested.

The rest of the site is pretty anti-HIP (historically informed performance), too, and a fun read.
by ChocloManx
Tue Oct 07, 2008 11:55 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Music software -- what do you use? How easy is it to learn?
Replies: 41
Views: 3554

Re: Music software -- what do you use? How easy is it to learn?

(As long as what you're writing works well with common-practice period notation. It's support for more modern innovations is a bit lacking). My composition teacher used sibelius, and he said it comes with a graphic application-thingy, which you could use to just sort of "draw" over the sc...
by ChocloManx
Tue Oct 07, 2008 9:57 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Guitar Tunings
Replies: 35
Views: 3184

Re: Guitar Tunings

I'm kind of a guitar noob, so forgive me if this is a stupid question. But what's the point of different tunings other than making the chord formations different? Is it simply that some chords just aren't possible or harder to play in some tunings? There are a number of reasons. For slide players, ...

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