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What Genre of Music Do You Play?
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#1
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I know we have some rock enthusiast but for those of you who play instruments what style or genre do you play in.

personally I play jazz piano and slap bass

I will also answer any music theory questions you may have (lemme put this useless degree to use)

I know we have some rock enthusiast but for those of you who play instruments what style or genre do you play in.

personally I play jazz piano and slap bass

I will also answer any music theory questions you may have (lemme put this useless degree to use)
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#2
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what genre is the sound of me crushing my enemies on spire in one on one combat

what genre is the sound of me crushing my enemies on spire in one on one combat
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#3
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As a professional musician I play the genre of whatever the guy giving me money wants me to play

As a professional musician I play the genre of whatever the guy giving me money wants me to play
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#4
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I'm actually a jazz trumpeter, and I do have a question for you since it sounds like you got a useless degree

Do you believe your degree will be rendered even more useless because Jacob Collier exists?

I'm actually a jazz trumpeter, and I do have a question for you since it sounds like you got a useless degree

Do you believe your degree will be rendered even more useless because Jacob Collier exists?
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#5
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i used to be in a baroque string ensemble, with the funny looking period instruments and gut strings and all. we would travel around to different location once in a while and perform, it was pretty fun. my instrument (violin) was the most similar to play regarding its modern counterpart, but we had people playing harpsichord, viola de gamba, theorbos, and the occasional guest artist on something like a baroque horn or flute. the ensemble owned a really cool instrument called a viola d'amore, but nobody but the director knew how to really play it during the time i was there.

i used to be in a baroque string ensemble, with the funny looking period instruments and gut strings and all. we would travel around to different location once in a while and perform, it was pretty fun. my instrument (violin) was the most similar to play regarding its modern counterpart, but we had people playing harpsichord, viola de gamba, theorbos, and the occasional guest artist on something like a baroque horn or flute. the ensemble owned a really cool instrument called a viola d'amore, but nobody but the director knew how to really play it during the time i was there.
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#6
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i play jazz guitar and love playing bossa nova. its fun and makes me happy. :3

i play jazz guitar and love playing bossa nova. its fun and makes me happy. :3
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#7
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https://youtu.be/Fp7mXmAQv3s?t=9

[youtube]https://youtu.be/Fp7mXmAQv3s?t=9[/youtube]
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#8
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I play classical piano (been learning for 16 years now) and rock/blues drums. I used to play other percussion as well (timpani, marimba, xylophone, vibraphone...) but stopped 3 years ago.

I play classical piano (been learning for 16 years now) and rock/blues drums. I used to play other percussion as well (timpani, marimba, xylophone, vibraphone...) but stopped 3 years ago.
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#9
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Spent childhood playing guitars, classical for 7 years and electric for 4. Could've gone to conservatory, but i was more into maths then art

As for the genres, études with melody on 3 strings at once, which was aids to learn and obviously metal :D

Spent childhood playing guitars, classical for 7 years and electric for 4. Could've gone to conservatory, but i was more into maths then art

As for the genres, études with melody on 3 strings at once, which was aids to learn and obviously metal :D
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#10
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i was the drummer for a sublime cover band in high school so thats my experience actually performing music

now I just play blues rock and psychedelic rock songs on my bass as a bedroom player

i was the drummer for a sublime cover band in high school so thats my experience actually performing music

now I just play blues rock and psychedelic rock songs on my bass as a bedroom player
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#11
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I love metal bass just to groove to, but the complexity of some jazz/funk bass-lines are more rewarding to learn

Slap bass is also ridiculously fun to play, but I just suck at it

edit: just been teaching myself bass as a hobby for few years now, so i pretty much suck at it all

I love metal bass just to groove to, but the complexity of some jazz/funk bass-lines are more rewarding to learn

Slap bass is also ridiculously fun to play, but I just suck at it

edit: just been teaching myself bass as a hobby for few years now, so i pretty much suck at it all
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#12
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Jazz piano here, currently in my last year of the conservatory. Love to play a good old standard, but I'm more into 80's - 90's jazz. Recently I've also been trying to just sit down and go full imrpo. Very fun when you finish and it feels like you actually played a song (doesn't happen very often :P)

Jazz piano here, currently in my last year of the conservatory. Love to play a good old standard, but I'm more into 80's - 90's jazz. Recently I've also been trying to just sit down and go full imrpo. Very fun when you finish and it feels like you actually played a song (doesn't happen very often :P)
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#13
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Im quite the rockist myself

Im quite the rockist myself
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#14
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I enjoy making sludgy drones with my guitar & amp. Texture and rhythm are the qualities of music I value most so I try to emphasize these.

I enjoy making sludgy drones with my guitar & amp. Texture and rhythm are the qualities of music I value most so I try to emphasize these.
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#15
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I've gotten obsessed with some indie surf lately but idk I've never been good at labels when it comes to my music

I've gotten obsessed with some indie surf lately but idk I've never been good at labels when it comes to my music
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#16
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im learning how to play the ukulele right now

im learning how to play the ukulele right now
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#17
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bknim learning how to play the ukulele right now

its been 10 minutes have you finished now?

[quote=bkn]im learning how to play the ukulele right now[/quote]
its been 10 minutes have you finished now?
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#18
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Desonatorbknim learning how to play the ukulele right nowits been 10 minutes have you finished now?

i've learned three songs so far

[quote=Desonator][quote=bkn]im learning how to play the ukulele right now[/quote]
its been 10 minutes have you finished now?[/quote]
i've learned three songs so far
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#19
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Early this summer I bought a DJ setup (mixer and speakers), and whilst I've been experimenting with different styles, I'm finding myself enjoying it most when I mix a lot of fast paced idm/drill n' bass, with some noise and some ambient for good measure :) I got my first drum machine also earlier this summer, a Roland TR-08, and I'm enjoying making lots of off-kilter idm-esque beat loops. Slowly slowly trying to compose some percussion-only songs with it until I save up enough money to get a few synths :)

On the acoustic guitar I'll either play a slow, moody, ambient/post-rock-ish style, or just some avant garde, atonal and arrhythmic shit for fun.

Early this summer I bought a DJ setup (mixer and speakers), and whilst I've been experimenting with different styles, I'm finding myself enjoying it most when I mix a lot of fast paced idm/drill n' bass, with some noise and some ambient for good measure :) I got my first drum machine also earlier this summer, a Roland TR-08, and I'm enjoying making lots of off-kilter idm-esque beat loops. Slowly slowly trying to compose some percussion-only songs with it until I save up enough money to get a few synths :)

On the acoustic guitar I'll either play a slow, moody, ambient/post-rock-ish style, or just some avant garde, atonal and arrhythmic shit for fun.
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#20
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Used to play Concert / Marching and Jazz trombone, but haven't played in like 6+ years due to moving and work. Want to get back into Jazz but I just don't have the time or space to practice anymore.

Used to play Concert / Marching and Jazz trombone, but haven't played in like 6+ years due to moving and work. Want to get back into Jazz but I just don't have the time or space to practice anymore.
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#21
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Currently playing bass in an oldies band and bass in an 80s rock band. Not a big fan of the oldies stuff since bass lines in the 50s/60s can get pretty repetitive but a lot of the stuff we do with the 80s band slaps (Styx, Huey Lewis and the News, The Cars)

Currently playing bass in an oldies band and bass in an 80s rock band. Not a big fan of the oldies stuff since bass lines in the 50s/60s can get pretty repetitive but a lot of the stuff we do with the 80s band slaps (Styx, Huey Lewis and the News, The Cars)
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zaboomafooI'm actually a jazz trumpeter, and I do have a question for you since it sounds like you got a useless degree

Do you believe your degree will be rendered even more useless because Jacob Collier exists?

It depends on how dedicated someone is. Personally I learned great off-the-cuff chord progressions spit balling in jazz class. Everything from ii-V-i voicing, I-IV-V to ii7-V7(b9)-vi- iii7-ii7-V7-I, chord progressions, improvisation and scales were taught in music class. Personally, I don't think anyone could figure that stuff out without someone to explain the relationship between them. Yea, anyone can play a chord progression, but they wouldn't know why those chords work together.

I may be very wrong, but most of where my musical knowledge comes from knowing key relationships, circle of 5ths, how to invert chords, and someone who didn't learn it in a class room (complete with examples and staff paper) would have a lot harder time explain what and why those things worked together. Overall, music degrees are already useless, don't rely on music for a job you'll most certainly end up homeless.

[quote=zaboomafoo]I'm actually a jazz trumpeter, and I do have a question for you since it sounds like you got a useless degree

Do you believe your degree will be rendered even more useless because Jacob Collier exists?[/quote]

It depends on how dedicated someone is. Personally I learned great off-the-cuff chord progressions spit balling in jazz class. Everything from ii-V-i voicing, I-IV-V to ii7-V7(b9)-vi- iii7-ii7-V7-I, chord progressions, improvisation and scales were taught in music class. Personally, I don't think anyone could figure that stuff out without someone to explain the relationship between them. Yea, anyone can play a chord progression, but they wouldn't know why those chords work together.

I may be very wrong, but most of where my musical knowledge comes from knowing key relationships, circle of 5ths, how to invert chords, and someone who didn't learn it in a class room (complete with examples and staff paper) would have a lot harder time explain what and why those things worked together. Overall, music degrees are already useless, don't rely on music for a job you'll most certainly end up homeless.
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kawai play jazz guitar and love playing bossa nova. its fun and makes me happy. :3

Play some Getz with me, Girl from Ipanema always slaps. We can get Zaboomafoo to put a mad Chet Baker-esque solo

[quote=kawa]i play jazz guitar and love playing bossa nova. its fun and makes me happy. :3[/quote]


Play some Getz with me, Girl from Ipanema always slaps. We can get Zaboomafoo to put a mad Chet Baker-esque solo
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DM Servers
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i used to play accompaniment piano for my choir in high school, and i fiddled around with jazz band for like a couple days and then got kicked out cuz i couldn't (and can't) read sheet music

i used to play accompaniment piano for my choir in high school, and i fiddled around with jazz band for like a couple days and then got kicked out cuz i couldn't (and can't) read sheet music
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I was playing drums in two post-rock, Math-rock and shoegaze inspired bands before they both fell apart, now I'm playing drums and synth in a two piece post-punk / post-rock outfit (the other guy's on bass).

I'm pretty rubbish on the synth (trying to learn, but pretty slowly) but it's a lot of fun trying to keep up a simple melody with a beat on the kit at the same time

[Edit: horrible grammar]

I was playing drums in two post-rock, Math-rock and shoegaze inspired bands before they both fell apart, now I'm playing drums and synth in a two piece post-punk / post-rock outfit (the other guy's on bass).

I'm pretty rubbish on the synth (trying to learn, but pretty slowly) but it's a lot of fun trying to keep up a simple melody with a beat on the kit at the same time

[Edit: horrible grammar]
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#26
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u guys should upload and post what u play some of it seems really cool!

u guys should upload and post what u play some of it seems really cool!
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#27
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I don't mean to brag, but I used Garage Band one time.

I don't mean to brag, but I used Garage Band one time.
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I can sing pretty good and learned bass, but always wanted to play with folks that liked loud/soft dynamics with crazy time signatures. using that rule set on songs always was entertaining, anything written in e-minor with really crunchy bass driven stuff.

I can sing pretty good and learned bass, but always wanted to play with folks that liked loud/soft dynamics with crazy time signatures. using that rule set on songs always was entertaining, anything written in e-minor with really crunchy bass driven stuff.
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BrockI can sing pretty good and learned bass, but always wanted to play with folks that liked loud/soft dynamics with crazy time signatures. using that rule set on songs always was entertaining, anything written in e-minor with really crunchy bass driven stuff.

See, everyone thinks its fun to play in odd times but unless you have a really good and competent drummer its almost impossible to do right. 90% of music can fit into one of four time signatures, and these usually have their own genres of music. For example most waltz are in 3/4 compound meter, while most music in general falls under 4/4, marches are usually 2/4 and foxtrot is usually 5/4.

Again, each person has their preference,but I feel most musicians would rather play in 3/4 or 4/4 time.
For me, the weirdest time signature I've played in is 9/8 (nine eighth note [3 groups of 3 eighth notes])

[quote=Brock]I can sing pretty good and learned bass, but always wanted to play with folks that liked loud/soft dynamics with crazy time signatures. using that rule set on songs always was entertaining, anything written in e-minor with really crunchy bass driven stuff.[/quote]

See, everyone thinks its fun to play in odd times but unless you have a really good and competent drummer its almost impossible to do right. 90% of music can fit into one of four time signatures, and these usually have their own genres of music. For example most waltz are in 3/4 compound meter, while most music in general falls under 4/4, marches are usually 2/4 and foxtrot is usually 5/4.

Again, each person has their preference,but I feel most musicians would rather play in 3/4 or 4/4 time.
For me, the weirdest time signature I've played in is 9/8 (nine eighth note [3 groups of 3 eighth notes])
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#30
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MakySee, everyone thinks its fun to play in odd times but unless you have a really good and competent drummer its almost impossible to do right. 90% of music can fit into one of four time signatures, and these usually have their own genres of music. For example most waltz are in 3/4 compound meter, while most music in general falls under 4/4, marches are usually 2/4 and foxtrot is usually 5/4.

Again, each person has their preference,but I feel most musicians would rather play in 3/4 or 4/4 time.
For me, the weirdest time signature I've played in is 9/8 (nine eighth note [3 groups of 3 eighth notes])

I'm by no means an amazing drummer, but what little 9/8 I've played felt more comfortable than for example 5/4, I think because I could divide it into 3s it all felt pretty familiar to 3/4 or 6/8. 5s, to a lesser extent 7s and similar odd times that didn't split into one of the familiar time signatures of 3, 4, 6 or 8 etc. were what really gave me trouble.

The one I had the most trouble with (and we never finished writing this song probably because of my struggles) was in 21 (think that was 21/8 but I can't remember, this was over a year ago and we never finished it) and that had me sweating because there was no way to comfortably divide it into chunks I was comfortable with (I'd played and become reasonably comfortable with 7/8, but counting sevens still felt awful, and counting 3 7s frustrated me). Could be a lot easier when playing original stuff though, I never played many covers.

[quote=Maky]See, everyone thinks its fun to play in odd times but unless you have a really good and competent drummer its almost impossible to do right. 90% of music can fit into one of four time signatures, and these usually have their own genres of music. For example most waltz are in 3/4 compound meter, while most music in general falls under 4/4, marches are usually 2/4 and foxtrot is usually 5/4.

Again, each person has their preference,but I feel most musicians would rather play in 3/4 or 4/4 time.
For me, the weirdest time signature I've played in is 9/8 (nine eighth note [3 groups of 3 eighth notes])[/quote]

I'm by no means an amazing drummer, but what little 9/8 I've played felt more comfortable than for example 5/4, I think because I could divide it into 3s it all felt pretty familiar to 3/4 or 6/8. 5s, to a lesser extent 7s and similar odd times that didn't split into one of the familiar time signatures of 3, 4, 6 or 8 etc. were what really gave me trouble.

The one I had the most trouble with (and we never finished writing this song probably because of my struggles) was in 21 (think that was 21/8 but I can't remember, this was over a year ago and we never finished it) and that had me sweating because there was no way to comfortably divide it into chunks I was comfortable with (I'd played and become reasonably comfortable with 7/8, but counting sevens still felt awful, and counting 3 7s frustrated me). Could be a lot easier when playing original stuff though, I never played many covers.
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