Musicians know the feel. First world musician problems.
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#42 - Katzie (01/25/2013) [-]
Sounds like trying to enjoy a movie but keeps analyzing the film techniques.
#61 to #42 - HOtaconE (01/25/2013) [-]
Or playing a game and noticing design flaws and inconsistencies.
User avatar #89 to #42 - wiredgal (01/25/2013) [-]
I do this to the point where I actually don't get involved at all in emotional films.

I went to watch Warhorse in a movie theatre and laughed loudly at the really bad acting, design and effects whenever a character died.
There was even this one bit where a mortar went off and this oh-so-obvious rag doll just flew up into the air, limbs a flailin'; I laughed harder at that than anything else in the past six months.

The woman two seats across from me gave the dirtiest look every time, tears streaming down her face as she did so.
I was kinda scared she was gonna stab me when we left.
#1 - teranin ONLINE (01/24/2013) [-]
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#26 - abstract (01/25/2013) [-]
The rhythm for the kick drum in every dance/pop song. It literally has a name, "Four on the floor".
User avatar #118 to #26 - lasmamoe (01/25/2013) [-]
I think that four on the floor is just a drumming term.

Or maybe not, i dont know. But i have never heard it used in a non-drumming situation.
User avatar #127 to #118 - abstract (01/26/2013) [-]
Yeah Four on the floor means the kick is played in that rhythm
#92 - sniffythebird (01/25/2013) [-]
When you hear that the audio quality is SO BAD that you can safely assume whoever provided the music ripped the song from a 240p youtube video.

Audiophileproblems

User avatar #100 to #92 - mjjrussell **User deleted account** (01/25/2013) [-]
Is it just me or does it seem like rap and hip hop get downloaded a lot more than rock?
User avatar #119 to #92 - critality (01/25/2013) [-]
NOTHING drives me up the wall more.
#33 - otik (01/25/2013) [-]
#38 to #33 - Rascal (01/25/2013) [-]
it says "you're a fag" for you musically challenged people.
#80 to #38 - texasbarbie (01/25/2013) [-]
1st note F--->Fa   
2nd note A--->La   
3rd note  G-->Sol   
If you can't read this,it doesn't automatically mean you are musically challenged.   
I bet a lot of people did not get this is because in Eastern Musical Theory(Europe etc)   
notes don't go like C D E F G A B C but Do Re Mi Fa Sol La Si Do.Please show some respect...
1st note F--->Fa
2nd note A--->La
3rd note G-->Sol
If you can't read this,it doesn't automatically mean you are musically challenged.
I bet a lot of people did not get this is because in Eastern Musical Theory(Europe etc)
notes don't go like C D E F G A B C but Do Re Mi Fa Sol La Si Do.Please show some respect...
User avatar #90 to #80 - ktulu (01/25/2013) [-]
I'm European and in instrumentation we use C D E F G etc... and for vocal exercises we use Do Re Mi etc...
I think that's pretty much how it works around the globe.
User avatar #93 to #90 - texasbarbie (01/25/2013) [-]
I live in Greece(meaning in Europe) and we use Do Re Mi etc for everything.I have been studying guitar for 3 years + and we use these everywhere.Both on instruments and vocal exercises(Solfez)
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User avatar #83 to #82 - texasbarbie (01/25/2013) [-]
Well man i don't know if it's unprofessional or not,but since Music day one i have been taught the notes as Do Re Mi etc. it's hard for me to learn the Western ones(C D E)
Just show some respect...
User avatar #85 to #83 - corundum (01/25/2013) [-]
I wasn't aware of its use in certain countries as a standard. Excuse me while I spend half an hour on wikipedia.
User avatar #86 to #85 - texasbarbie (01/25/2013) [-]
You are excused....Have a nice day Sir.
User avatar #87 to #86 - corundum (01/25/2013) [-]
Yeah I apologize. Can I ask where you live?
User avatar #91 to #87 - texasbarbie (01/25/2013) [-]
Greece...
User avatar #44 to #38 - alexeilvlrussian (01/25/2013) [-]
"musically challenged people", or just, you know, not american.
User avatar #48 to #44 - biomedic (01/25/2013) [-]
why just american? standard notation is universal... hence 'standard' notation.
User avatar #50 to #48 - alexeilvlrussian (01/25/2013) [-]
"Standard notation"... seriously? All of europe would read that as "fa la sol"
User avatar #53 to #50 - biomedic (01/25/2013) [-]
Clearly not all of Europe, having lived in the UK my whole life and learned how to read music; I can say I read the notes.
User avatar #54 to #53 - alexeilvlrussian (01/25/2013) [-]
Meh, you guys still use the imperial system, as does America.
User avatar #55 to #54 - biomedic (01/25/2013) [-]
No we don't. We use a weird combination of both, measuring large distances in miles, but short distances in meters/centimeters. And weight in kilograms, and volumes in litres. It's only really the older generation that uses imperial, we were taught to use metric. Don't tell me about my own culture, since you clearly don't understand it.
User avatar #56 to #55 - alexeilvlrussian (01/25/2013) [-]
Meh, you're still the americans of europe.
#62 to #56 - Rascal (01/25/2013) [-]
I'm from Denmark, and i can positively say that the whole of scandinavia read notes as letters: A, A#/B, H, C, C#/Db, D, D#/Eb, E, F, F#/Gb, G and G#/Ab


The whole mixup of the B/H notes was supposedly some drunk guy ******* **** up
User avatar #67 to #56 - dementedllama (01/25/2013) [-]
And you're clearly a dope.
User avatar #57 to #56 - biomedic (01/25/2013) [-]
How so?
User avatar #63 to #59 - biomedic (01/25/2013) [-]
lol!! you make a good point, but you can find people like that anywhere in Europe.
#102 to #54 - Rascal (01/25/2013) [-]
Are you dumb? The imperial system has nothing to do with reading standard notation. Besides, most countries in at least northern Europe would read it as F-A-G. I'm Norwegian, so I at least know that for a fact.
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#75 - thatmetalguy (01/25/2013) [-]
How many drummers does it take to screw in a lightbulb? 5. One to screw it in, 4 others to talk about how much better Neil Peart would've done it.
What did the drummer get on his I.Q. test? Drool.
What do you call that guy that hangs out with musicians? A drummer.
How is a sneeze like a drum solo? You can tell it's coming but there's nothing you can do to stop it.
I'm a drummer but i still find these hilarious, and I'm pretty guilty for the Neil Peart one.
#107 to #75 - umppis (01/25/2013) [-]
Those were hilarious, im a drummer too but i find those funny
#115 to #75 - Rascal (01/25/2013) [-]
What's the difference between a large pizza and a drummer? The pizza feeds the whole family
#116 to #75 - Rascal (01/25/2013) [-]
How do you know the stage is balanced? the dribble is running from both sides of the drummer's mouth
User avatar #94 to #75 - nucularwar (01/25/2013) [-]
What do you call a drummer without a girlfriend?
Homeless!
User avatar #28 - ewowo (01/25/2013) [-]
I actually don't care. I enjoy simplicity, it has a beauty of it's own.

Then again, I'm a bass player, what do I know? :p
#72 to #28 - Rascal (01/25/2013) [-]
Nothing.
#5 - nooblesix (01/25/2013) [-]
Completely get this. The more alcohol you consume, the more you analyse it...
#29 to #5 - saybia (01/25/2013) [-]
Potato fields forever
#20 - Rascal (01/25/2013) [-]
1 chord...3 chord...let me guess 4 chor-yup..aaaand resolve to 1
#9 - localbees (01/25/2013) [-]
I wanted to play a "real" instrument, but I'm mildly tone-deaf. So, I play percussion.
I wanted to play a "real" instrument, but I'm mildly tone-deaf. So, I play percussion.
#17 to #9 - Rascal (01/25/2013) [-]
Not a real instrument, that's like singing, it doesn't really make you a musician.
User avatar #19 to #17 - ohlookathing (01/25/2013) [-]
Percussion encompasses a wide variety of instruments. It's a family (like brass, strings, etc.) Drums still require lots of rhythmic theory knowledge (polyrhythms, meter patterns, etc.) and within percussion, vibraphones, xylophones, and other vibe-like instruments require full knowledge of music theory.
User avatar #128 to #19 - localbees (01/26/2013) [-]
Hell, I'm pretty sure pianos are technically a percussion instrument.
And I don't know crap about key signatures and whatnot, but the rest of the kids in our band always ask me the rest of their questions.
#25 to #17 - herbolifee (01/25/2013) [-]
Not sure if trolling or you really don't know anything about music
Not sure if trolling or you really don't know anything about music
#12 - lazorman (01/25/2013) [-]
I silently judge people whenever I see/hear what music they like   
I really can't help it :(
I silently judge people whenever I see/hear what music they like
I really can't help it :(
#46 - holyturkey (01/25/2013) [-]
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User avatar #41 - croski (01/25/2013) [-]
I-V-Vi-IV (as C-G-a-F) and VI-IV-I-V (as a-F-C-G)
(and it's actually the same thing, you take first two chords of the first one one put put them at the end and thus you get the second one)

Same progression everywhere...

I once had an idea, I wanted to find when was this progression first used, but never had the chance to investrigate...
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User avatar #124 to #69 - croski (01/25/2013) [-]
Well, it is partially correct.

The thing is, that type of composition was popular then, something like passacaglia or similar with an ostinato (in this case cello playing D-A-B-#F-G-D-G-A).
I don't like comparing it to modern pop cause you can listen to the whole song without getting bored, unlike todays stuff
User avatar #96 to #69 - omnomnominator (01/25/2013) [-]
The reason it's used everywhere is because it serves its purpose perfectly, it has a strong cadence and so it feels complete, and often it fits the melody well, so I don't think it's right to hate it, I've used the progression in my music, and it's generally lifted the song and made it sound that much more epic when it's used in the right place.
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User avatar #122 to #97 - omnomnominator (01/25/2013) [-]
Of course, I understand, however, in the genre of music I work in (Symphonic Metal), the main rule of choruses is that they must be catchy, which means that you often use very standard chord progressions.
User avatar #123 to #122 - croski (01/25/2013) [-]
I'm sorry, but I can't appreciate that... It's like a painter that makes the same picture but with different colors over and over again...

Now I understand that you can't really use advanced harmony but than again you don't have to use the same thing... There are a lot of simple progressions and you can modify them to make them truly "yours", to make them special.
User avatar #125 to #123 - omnomnominator (01/25/2013) [-]
Of course, and I often do that, I'm merely saying that refusing to use common chord progressions makes you restricted. Often that modification is needless, sometimes it's not. It's not painting the same picture, it's being willing to use colours you've used before.
User avatar #126 to #125 - croski (01/26/2013) [-]
We can agree to disagree...

My idea is that musicians, or to be precise composers of modern popular genre songs should explore and go beyond and not stick with "what is good" and "what people like".

I'm not saying that the progression above is bad, I'ts wonderful, but I'ts everywhere...

For instance I adore VI-III in majors or IV-bIV-II7-I also in majors, there are also old modes like dorian and so on... There are possibilities, explore them!
User avatar #129 to #126 - omnomnominator (01/26/2013) [-]
Of course, and explore them I do, however, as mentioned, sometimes things need to be brought back to basics. The only problem with experimenting is often people don't like it, and your ultimate goal as a professional musician is to sell and make money.
User avatar #135 to #129 - croski (01/27/2013) [-]
Yes well, although the money making process is sad but true, you can experiment for your own and when you like it publish it. The progression we are talking about isn't basic like you've mentioned, it's just a pain in the ass... (and people unfortunatly like it...)
#37 - Rascal (01/25/2013) [-]
I study sound engineering, it's pretty horrible when I notice mistakes and thats all I hear every damn time.
User avatar #30 - infinitereaper (01/25/2013) [-]
Oh god. Trying to learn how to produce. Its been like 2 years. I don't get anything. Music may be beyond me.

In my head I've just got this whole universe of music. I just can't get it out of me for a worth a damn.
#101 - taylosaurus (01/25/2013) [-]
I don't go to parties I don't like em
mostly because I hate the type of people that usually
go to them plus the music God I cringe when I notice some are out of tune
or just doing something pretty simple and overused.
User avatar #4 - dafuqmang ONLINE (01/25/2013) [-]
UGH!

PACHELBEL'S CANON IN D FOLLOWS ME EVERYWHERE
User avatar #120 - kamehamehanurd (01/25/2013) [-]
I'm not even a musician, and **** like this happens to me.
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