Your favourite sounds in music?

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Re: Your favourite sounds in music?

Postby Delmieth » Sun Mar 01, 2009 3:38 pm UTC

King of Frogs wrote:I really enjoy:

- Pinched harmonics on electric guitars.
- Matt Bellamy's voice (especially on Muse's song "Micro Cuts").
- Old creaky pianos.
- Distorted bass guitars.
- Vocals through megaphones.



Hell YES!!! Micro Cuts is one of my favourite songs ever.

Also, I relly love a non-country music pedal steel. For example, the band Red Sparrowes uses some amazing slide in some of their songs, such as the beginning of 'Alone and Unaware' and the end of 'Mechanical Sounds'
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Re: Your favourite sounds in music?

Postby HarleyQuinn » Mon Mar 02, 2009 12:05 am UTC

-Artfully used percussion. I swear, there is nothing I love more than catching a subtle shaker or timpani in the background
-Feedback. Self explanatory.
-Twanging. I don't know exactly how to explain, but the sort of noise you get from plucking too hard, similar to the guitar bit in Weezer's "Beverly Hills"
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Re: Your favourite sounds in music?

Postby King of Frogs » Mon Mar 02, 2009 1:48 pm UTC

Delmieth wrote:
King of Frogs wrote:I really enjoy:

- Pinched harmonics on electric guitars.
- Matt Bellamy's voice (especially on Muse's song "Micro Cuts").
- Old creaky pianos.
- Distorted bass guitars.
- Vocals through megaphones.



Hell YES!!! Micro Cuts is one of my favourite songs ever.



Finally someone else who appriciates the awesomeness of that song! I've seen other fans on the Muse forums saying it's one of their least favourites - what the fuck?

Also, I like the sound of flanger effects on guitars, it's so spacy!


And feedback = YES.
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Re: Your favourite sounds in music?

Postby Iori_Yagami » Mon Mar 02, 2009 4:04 pm UTC

That's so really sad that I don't know most of musical terminology you used here (and I'm too lazy/busy/lame to search it up), but I like A LOT of sounds. One of latest musical critics (either Andrei Gorohov or Artemiy Troitsky (don't confuse with Trotsky, please! :mrgreen: ) - don't remember exactly) wrote that second part of XX century is the era of SOUND. Neither melody, nor story, not even rhythm, but 'da sound', pure and simple, as well as electronic music as its main carrier horse were the last things. :!:
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Re: Your favourite sounds in music?

Postby Tommy2995 » Sat Mar 07, 2009 9:57 pm UTC

I love the sound of a snare drum or a really high note on a trumpet. Although, you can't beat an accordion.
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Re: Your favourite sounds in music?

Postby Chfan » Sun Mar 08, 2009 2:45 pm UTC

This isn't a particular sound, but have you ever noticed that in a lot of songs there's just a few notes that you really like, but they only get used about two or three times in the song? It's kind of hard to explain, but I really wish that if people are going to make a good note sequence, put it to good use!
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Re: Your favourite sounds in music?

Postby 1337geek » Sun Mar 08, 2009 6:37 pm UTC

Tommy2995 wrote:Although, you can't beat an accordion.

You can. And you should.
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Re: Your favourite sounds in music?

Postby Dingbats » Sun Mar 08, 2009 10:18 pm UTC

Chfan wrote:This isn't a particular sound, but have you ever noticed that in a lot of songs there's just a few notes that you really like, but they only get used about two or three times in the song? It's kind of hard to explain, but I really wish that if people are going to make a good note sequence, put it to good use!

But that's what makes you listen to the song over and over again and not get tired of it, because they only use the great things a few times.

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Re: Your favourite sounds in music?

Postby SirMustapha » Mon Mar 09, 2009 10:29 am UTC

1337geek wrote:
Tommy2995 wrote:Although, you can't beat an accordion.

You can. And you should.


Not really, no. Suck on THIS!

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Re: Your favourite sounds in music?

Postby Kizyr » Tue Mar 10, 2009 3:37 pm UTC

SirMustapha wrote:
1337geek wrote:
Tommy2995 wrote:Although, you can't beat an accordion.

You can. And you should.

Not really, no. Suck on THIS!

We've had three mentions of accordion (including my own), and three mentions of cello. So, I'd like to add further proof of the accordion's greatness to the mix:
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Re: Your favourite sounds in music?

Postby Goatboy » Tue Mar 10, 2009 5:41 pm UTC

I didn't watch the video (can't at work), but I seem to recognize the title from a Yo-Yo Ma album I have. Partial confirmation?
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Re: Your favourite sounds in music?

Postby 1337geek » Tue Mar 10, 2009 8:21 pm UTC

I would just like to say that I don't actually hate the accordion, I was just taking the opportunity to be slightly witty. You'll note that my avatar is Weird Al holding his accordion.

Now, bagpipes, on the other hand.... :x
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Re: Your favourite sounds in music?

Postby rubber314chicken » Fri Mar 20, 2009 9:12 pm UTC

lets also not forget to add pick slides to the list. And guitars rubbing on amp cabs to make nastiness.
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Re: Your favourite sounds in music?

Postby SirMustapha » Sun Mar 22, 2009 3:18 am UTC

1337geek wrote:Now, bagpipes, on the other hand.... :x


I'll be honest, now, and say it takes a real lot to make bagpipes sound good. Mike Oldfield did it in most of his career. Until he blew it up miserably in Tubular Bells II.

But, yeah, Ommadawn has a fantastic bagpipe part halfway through side 2.


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