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2013-01-21 02:23:02 PM  
that was ... odd. I kinda like it. Thanks subby
 
2013-01-21 02:24:46 PM  
That was weird.
I liked it.
 
2013-01-21 02:26:18 PM  
still a couple of minor chords in there, but, yes, that was interesting.
 
2013-01-21 02:31:50 PM  

FlashHarry: still a couple of minor chords in there,


I thought so...
 
2013-01-21 02:31:56 PM  
I will never look at that song the same way again. Weird.
 
2013-01-21 02:32:49 PM  
I liked it.
 
2013-01-21 02:33:55 PM  
bookmark.
 
2013-01-21 02:34:42 PM  
I really like the first one they did with Metallica's "Nothing Else Matters".
 
2013-01-21 02:39:04 PM  
That really is incredibly strange.
 
2013-01-21 02:41:55 PM  

CavalierEternal: I really like the first one they did with Metallica's "Nothing Else Matters".


That's even odder than the one in TFA.
Again, don't dislike it.
 
2013-01-21 02:44:34 PM  
 
2013-01-21 02:54:06 PM  
The message loses something with major keys.  It's too...hopeful.
 
2013-01-21 02:55:28 PM  
That was very, very, very strange.  Nice find.
 
2013-01-21 03:19:20 PM  
And here I always thought the pathos of that song was in Michael's voice. It just shows how much emotion is contained in the music.
 
2013-01-21 03:38:52 PM  
That was just a dream...
 
2013-01-21 03:50:15 PM  
Interesting? Yes. But all of those minor to major scale videos sound like bad out of tune cover versions.
 
2013-01-21 03:53:25 PM  

DammitIForgotMyLogin: Riders on the Storm


This is really, really good actually.  Not better than the original, but I'd listen to it more than once.
 
2013-01-21 03:54:16 PM  
That was garbage. Less music, more noise.
 
2013-01-21 04:02:33 PM  
Now do "Too Much Time on My Hands"
 
2013-01-21 04:04:36 PM  

GAT_00: The message loses something with major keys.  It's too...hopeful.


Sounds like it could be the intro to a tv dramadrey.
 
2013-01-21 04:14:14 PM  
It was like a live version on a night when the drugs were really good.
 
2013-01-21 04:18:39 PM  

Uranus Is Huge!: It was like a live version on a night when the drugs were really good.


webspace.webring.com

Happiness Pie!
 
2013-01-21 04:22:55 PM  

DammitIForgotMyLogin: Riders on the Storm


what's this i don't even
 
2013-01-21 04:41:44 PM  
That's pretty cool. I like the contrast between vocals and the music. Though I don't know how I'd react if I'd never heard the real version before.
 
2013-01-21 04:41:49 PM  
That's farking weird as fark. I love it.
 
2013-01-21 04:42:12 PM  
how did something so trivial and ridiculous make the main page?
dnrtfa
 
2013-01-21 04:43:16 PM  
Not honna click,I like minor scales and chords. Hell do it inreverse and minorfy some sickeningly happy songs.
 
2013-01-21 04:43:30 PM  
I made it almost 20 seconds
 
2013-01-21 04:43:36 PM  

Ohlookabutterfly: how did something so trivial and ridiculous make the main page?
dnrtfa


This ain't Reuters, pal.
 
2013-01-21 04:43:54 PM  
OH, man. I can't wait to get home so I can listen to this.

No streaming media allowed at work.
 
2013-01-21 04:44:07 PM  
I can dig it.
 
2013-01-21 04:44:23 PM  
I like the real way much better but kudos on the effort. Very interesting.
 
2013-01-21 04:44:32 PM  
It's sounds almost like the melody is being played on a mandolin.
 
2013-01-21 04:44:46 PM  

Ohlookabutterfly: how did something so trivial and ridiculous make the main page?
dnrtfa


It was lifted off of the grooves of the ceramic containers holding the dead sea scrolls. Pretty awesome.
 
2013-01-21 04:44:52 PM  

Ohlookabutterfly: how did something so trivial and ridiculous make the main page?
dnrtfa


You're new here, aren't you?

[welcome to Fark.jpg]
 
2013-01-21 04:44:55 PM  
A couple months ago they had some dude on NPR who had done a study of the top 100 hits each year for like 70 years and showed there is a statistical overall trend away from major key into minor key for pop music. Also showed correlation in downer lyrics to minor key. Sort of obvious but interesting still. Something ridiculous like 60 years ago almost every top 40 hit was in major key and now it is the exact opposite.
 
2013-01-21 04:44:59 PM  

Ohlookabutterfly: how did something so trivial and ridiculous make the main page?
dnrtfa


You must be new here.
 
2013-01-21 04:45:14 PM  
A pistol hot cup of rhyme.
 
2013-01-21 04:45:41 PM  
Show up with Lydian mode and we'll talk.
 
2013-01-21 04:46:12 PM  
I found it irritating.
 
2013-01-21 04:46:24 PM  
That was weird. My roommate said it sounded like Mumford and Sons.
 
zez
2013-01-21 04:46:33 PM  
I always thought the original sounded happy

/shiny happy people always made me feel like cutting my wrists though
 
2013-01-21 04:47:09 PM  

CavalierEternal: I really like the first one they did with Metallica's "Nothing Else Matters".


I just wish Metallica would go back to their jazz phase
 
2013-01-21 04:47:41 PM  
Congratulations, you have unlocked level: Ben Gibbard.
 
2013-01-21 04:47:48 PM  
I thought this was super cool, found it over the weekend and been playing it on my ipod. It gives the song such a different feel.
 
2013-01-21 04:48:23 PM  

foo monkey: That's farking weird as fark. I love it.


The last few days fark has been more like old fark than new fark. Old fark was all these weird stories and links like you see today. Recently fark has been repetitive and boring.

Keep up the good (recent) work moda
 
2013-01-21 04:48:46 PM  
Fark: I can't see what he's doing... his left hand thumb appears to be balled up in his right hand and he's pulling the thumb off his left hand. HE'S ACTUALLY PULLING HIS LEFT-HAND THUMB OFF WITH HIS RIGHT LIKE IT'S NO BIG DEAL!!!
 
2013-01-21 04:49:01 PM  

FlashHarry: still a couple of minor chords in there, but, yes, that was interesting.


Major keys contain minor chords. ii and vi are commonly used to lead to the V.
 
2013-01-21 04:49:43 PM  

DammitIForgotMyLogin: Riders on the Storm


Okay, that one sounds like Richard Cheese.
 
2013-01-21 04:49:55 PM  

DammitIForgotMyLogin: Riders on the Storm



It's from the alternate ending to the Doors where Jim gets sober and gets his act together.
 
2013-01-21 04:51:15 PM  
Sounds like a 60s Christmas song.
 
2013-01-21 04:51:19 PM  

Oldiron_79: Not honna click,I like minor scales and chords. Hell do it inreverse and minorfy some sickeningly happy songs.


PLEASE can someone with musical talent than I do this with "Call Me Maybe"?
 
2013-01-21 04:51:48 PM  
This is... so wrong, but I don't know if it's "wrong because I'm just musically used to the non-shifted version" or something else. I dig it, though, in a really weird sense (I like seeing what other artists do with songs, so this is kind of the same thing).
 
2013-01-21 04:52:05 PM  
encrypted-tbn3.gstatic.com

D Minor is the saddest key.
 
2013-01-21 04:52:36 PM  
Insert [farsidebadguysminorkey.jpg] here.
 
2013-01-21 04:53:47 PM  

FlashHarry: still a couple of minor chords in there, but, yes, that was interesting.


Yeah, I kinda wonder what the rule they used was...
I think they just take the Am scale and raise every C->C#, F-F#, G-G#, which would put it in Amajor, but convert the F major chord in the original to an F#m, and the G chord to a G-half-diminished.... The F#m sounds right, but I'm not sure about the diminished G.

That would also be easiest thing to do in software.

I liked it.
 
2013-01-21 04:53:50 PM  

DammitIForgotMyLogin: Riders on the Storm


That sounded like it should have been in a Charlie Brown Christmas.
 
2013-01-21 04:53:59 PM  

GAT_00: The message loses something with major keys.  It's too...hopeful.


Hence the reason for using different scales....
 
2013-01-21 04:54:06 PM  
Still sounds better as a polka.
 
2013-01-21 04:54:23 PM  
That was mesmerizing as fark.
 
2013-01-21 04:54:36 PM  

SilentStrider: CavalierEternal: I really like the first one they did with Metallica's "Nothing Else Matters".

That's even odder than the one in TFA.
Again, don't dislike it.


Man, it goes from being whiny and lame to being childish and epic. Maybe could have been playing over the credits for Brave or somesuch.
 
2013-01-21 04:54:38 PM  

rotsky: FlashHarry: still a couple of minor chords in there,

I thought so...


You can have minor chords in a major scale
 
2013-01-21 04:55:16 PM  
www.keithhoughton.com

Damn, that was cool. I definitely prefer the original, but still appreciate the transposition.
 
2013-01-21 04:55:29 PM  

hitlersbrain: Ohlookabutterfly: how did something so trivial and ridiculous make the main page?
dnrtfa

It was lifted off of the grooves of the ceramic containers holding the dead sea scrolls. Pretty awesome.


I think I remember that episode.
 
2013-01-21 04:55:51 PM  
 
2013-01-21 04:56:06 PM  
Now, minorize some major scale songs.
 
2013-01-21 04:56:07 PM  
Rebecca Watson posted this same link the other day. I watched and diskliked it then.
I watched and disliked it now.

Maybe it's because I know and like the original, but it just sounds all wrong to me.
 
2013-01-21 04:56:09 PM  
Try playing "twinkle twinkle little star" in a minor key. It becomes cliché ominous.
 
2013-01-21 04:56:10 PM  

Vacation Bible School: CavalierEternal: I really like the first one they did with Metallica's "Nothing Else Matters".

I just wish Metallica would go back to their jazz phase


Hot damn! Always makes me laugh. Also, this video sets a standard in music parody videos that is hard to beat. They actually rerecorded a Metallica song as smooth Jazz, put the original lyrics back in place, and then dropped the whole new song over a live video. If only more people put that kind of effort into parody music videos....
 
2013-01-21 04:56:24 PM  
This is my favorite.  It's Rage Against The Machine so NSFW language even with the happy version!

Killing (Gently and Jazzily) In The Name Of
 
2013-01-21 04:56:48 PM  
This is blatant racism!
 
2013-01-21 04:56:58 PM  
Katy Perry MORE WIDE AWAKE version
Thanks subby, I've been having fun seeing where these videos are taking me.
 
2013-01-21 04:57:36 PM  

capt.hollister: Rebecca Watson posted this same link the other day. I watched and diskliked it then.
I watched and disliked it now.

Maybe it's because I know and like the original, but it just sounds all wrong to me.


We all know and like the original. Some of us are just more willing to see familiar things from a different perspective.
 
2013-01-21 04:58:01 PM  

I_Can't_Believe_it's_not_Boutros: A pistol hot cup of rhyme.


The whiskey is water, the water is wine.
 
2013-01-21 04:59:44 PM  

Lenny_da_Hog: FlashHarry: still a couple of minor chords in there, but, yes, that was interesting.

Major keys contain minor chords. ii and vi are commonly used to lead to the V.


this is very true. i misread the headline.
 
2013-01-21 05:00:09 PM  
that was horrible and a stupid waste of time.....what is the point?
 
2013-01-21 05:01:13 PM  

kingflower: that was horrible and a stupid waste of time.....what is the point?


He asks, posting in a thread that will be dead within 12 hours...
 
2013-01-21 05:03:15 PM  
Am I hearing vocal artifacts? That's not in the original right.

/otherwise sounds good
 
2013-01-21 05:04:26 PM  
Nothing is really lost by changing it this way. But it's weird. It's decent though.
 
2013-01-21 05:05:03 PM  

kingflower: that was horrible and a stupid waste of time.....what is the point?


Showing off digital sound editing software capabilities, I think.

Presenting the same theme in major and minor is a really common thing in classical music. It's one of the easiest variations.
 
2013-01-21 05:05:03 PM  
Still a crappy song
 
2013-01-21 05:05:18 PM  
Wow, that was hilarious.
 
2013-01-21 05:05:40 PM  
 
2013-01-21 05:05:58 PM  

zez: I always thought the original sounded happy

/shiny happy people always made me feel like cutting my wrists though


I'm with you. That is, I agree on both counts.

"Love Shack" sux, too.
 
2013-01-21 05:06:11 PM  
So, they've made praise team arrangements.
 
2013-01-21 05:08:05 PM  
Jesus tap-dancing Christ, what next? Are they going to see what "Everybody Hurts" would sound like with an "up" tempo? It's a good example of how the music sets the tone and feel of the song, regardless of the content of the lyric. My ears are now bleeding.
 
2013-01-21 05:08:08 PM  

DreamyAltarBoy: Try playing "twinkle twinkle little star" in a minor key. It becomes cliché ominous.


It was only recently that I had a "well duh" moment and realized that the recurring motif in the Hans Zimmers' Sherlock Holmes score is Westminster Quarters shifted to a minor key, making it action-packed and ominous.
 
2013-01-21 05:08:23 PM  

nekom: bookmark.

 
2013-01-21 05:08:26 PM  

GAT_00: The message loses something with major keys.  It's too...hopeful.


That's the point, really.

Or, rather, the point is that a lot of sad songs are just the simple cheap trick of shifting your music into a minor key and aren't really inherently sad in the lyrics.

//Not that this is particularly a new or obscure point, it's just amusing that it can be made by applying a basic software correction to a song nowadays.
//People used to make the same joke all the time by doing cover versions of happy songs and minor-keying them.
 
2013-01-21 05:09:40 PM  

Cargo: This is my favorite.  It's Rage Against The Machine so NSFW language even with the happy version!

Killing (Gently and Jazzily) In The Name Of


lols
 
2013-01-21 05:10:23 PM  
One of the Vimeo comments called the re-keyed Riders of the Storm "Fleetwood Doors", which made me larf.
 
2013-01-21 05:11:07 PM  
I'm kind of partial to Perfect Circle's cover of John Lennon's 'Imagine' in a minor key.
 
2013-01-21 05:11:49 PM  
I forgot how gay that video was.
 
2013-01-21 05:12:47 PM  
That's so weird.
 
2013-01-21 05:12:50 PM  
What's the musical key, Kenneth?
 
2013-01-21 05:14:26 PM  

DammitIForgotMyLogin: Riders on the Storm


ouch, that was bad
 
2013-01-21 05:14:27 PM  

HoratioGates: I'm kind of partial to Perfect Circle's cover of John Lennon's 'Imagine' in a minor key.


Why have I never heard of this before? I just looked it up on Youtube and it's beautiful.
 
2013-01-21 05:18:20 PM  

rotsky: FlashHarry: still a couple of minor chords in there,

I thought so...


Me to. And I'm a douche.
 
2013-01-21 05:18:26 PM  

Hetfield: HoratioGates: I'm kind of partial to Perfect Circle's cover of John Lennon's 'Imagine' in a minor key.

Why have I never heard of this before? I just looked it up on Youtube and it's beautiful.


That was - wow.

*goosebumps*
 
zez
2013-01-21 05:18:58 PM  

CavalierEternal: I really like the first one they did with Metallica's "Nothing Else Matters".


That one made me laugh out loud for real
 
2013-01-21 05:19:09 PM  
Without actually knowing much about major/minor scales/not (I'm a drummer; I'm sorry!), the breakdown/bridge part where it's mostly just mandolin ("That was just a dream (x2)") sounded amazingly generic. Like, something out of a 3 Doors Down song except, you know, on mandolin. Same with the outro chords - very guitar-love-ballad-y. Really struck me how those two portions sound so different having undergone such a(n apparently) basic shift.
 
2013-01-21 05:20:06 PM  

nmrsnr: And here I always thought the pathos of that song was in Michael's voice. It just shows how much emotion is contained in the music


This is changing his voice along with the rest of the music. I'd say Stipe is still providing the majority of the meaning in the song. Listen to an instrumental version and see if it's just as moving.
 
2013-01-21 05:21:19 PM  

Tumunga: rotsky: FlashHarry: still a couple of minor chords in there,

I thought so...

Me to two. And I'm a douche.


/pet peeve
 
2013-01-21 05:22:05 PM  
i661.photobucket.com
 
2013-01-21 05:23:38 PM  
Listening to that made me crazy. I kept waiting for the correct note to be played, but it never came. Gotta find the original version now. .
/still very interesting to listen to
 
2013-01-21 05:25:21 PM  
Interesting find, subby.

Even the very end of the song takes on a whole new tone. I kinda like it.
 
2013-01-21 05:26:07 PM  
Giant Dicks Always Enter Big Fat Coonts

and Fat Coonts are sharp
 
2013-01-21 05:26:37 PM  

vernonFL: I forgot how gay that video was.


Whenever I see it, I hear Weird Al's voice-over in my head, particularly the hand-farts when Michael Stipe is flapping his arms.
 
2013-01-21 05:27:14 PM  

DeltaPunch: Vacation Bible School: CavalierEternal: I really like the first one they did with Metallica's "Nothing Else Matters".

I just wish Metallica would go back to their jazz phase

Hot damn! Always makes me laugh. Also, this video sets a standard in music parody videos that is hard to beat. They actually rerecorded a Metallica song as smooth Jazz, put the original lyrics back in place, and then dropped the whole new song over a live video. If only more people put that kind of effort into parody music videos....


Linkhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E92zCs4sWto kinda appropriate to the thread
 
2013-01-21 05:27:55 PM  
I think if you play it backwards it summons a soulless sound engineer. Just FYI.
 
2013-01-21 05:28:24 PM  
It makes Stipe sound more in key.

/Used to watch them for free in bars in Athens
//Had to pay a $2 cover once they got a little popular.
 
2013-01-21 05:28:54 PM  

Hetfield: HoratioGates: I'm kind of partial to Perfect Circle's cover of John Lennon's 'Imagine' in a minor key.

Why have I never heard of this before? I just looked it up on Youtube and it's beautiful.


Link? I can't find it.
 
2013-01-21 05:30:04 PM  

roblarky: New Rickroll


From that link I got to What a Wonderful World (Metal version).
 
2013-01-21 05:30:35 PM  
oh my, such a bookmark.
 
2013-01-21 05:31:16 PM  

Fark Rye For Many Whores: Link? I can't find it.


Link
 
2013-01-21 05:31:29 PM  
Neat! The entire time that I listened to the song I was trying to hear the original in my head, but this somewhat upbeat version of it dominated my perception. I think I do like it. To have that song be anything but depressing was rather nice.
 
2013-01-21 05:31:39 PM  
sounds happy... feels icky.

makes me feel wrong.

need to hear the real version now.
 
2013-01-21 05:31:51 PM  
Good for a listen once or twice. A cool experiment.
 
2013-01-21 05:33:11 PM  
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E92zCs4sWto

hail santa
 
2013-01-21 05:33:47 PM  
Sounded like processed cheese plopping in the water when I pinch it off
 
2013-01-21 05:36:06 PM  

DammitIForgotMyLogin: Riders on the Storm


From the comments there:

"It's like nostalgia for a parallel universe. I wonder how an Alzheimer's patient would process this."

That's a Ph.D thesis that practically writes itself, and which the entire department would read to boot.

Someone get on that please!
 
2013-01-21 05:36:57 PM  
I think Stipe came up with that song after Morrisey's contagious whine factor was injected into Stipe's anus via Morrisey's penis.  Then it lay dormant for a few years, and woke up with a vengeance.

Call me old and grouchy but I really cannot stand anything past Life Rich Pageant.  I liked em when they were young and more a country rock folk wanna be velvet underground but as cool as johnny cash thing they had going on.
 
2013-01-21 05:37:55 PM  
It still doesn't make any farking sense.
 
2013-01-21 05:38:29 PM  

CavalierEternal: I really like the first one they did with Metallica's "Nothing Else Matters".


And *poof* Metallica is turned into Nickelback.
 
2013-01-21 05:38:56 PM  
"...finding a colour print of a film you'd only known in black and white"

More like a colorized version of the black and white, destroying the impact of the artists' vision.
 
2013-01-21 05:40:19 PM  
Studio 360 did a pretty interesting little segment a few weeks back on minor/major pop songs complete with comparisons of what something like Barbie Girl would sound like. It was a fun listen.
 
2013-01-21 05:41:22 PM  

CavalierEternal: I really like the first one they did with Metallica's "Nothing Else Matters".


This is amazing.
 
2013-01-21 05:42:22 PM  
I
ii
IV
V
vi
 
2013-01-21 05:44:09 PM  
That was painful to listen to.
 
2013-01-21 05:44:39 PM  
I never liked REM, even a little, so it's no surprise that I don't hear it as an improvement.
 
2013-01-21 05:45:36 PM  

theflatline: Call me old and grouchy but I really cannot stand anything past Life Rich Pageant. I liked em when they were young and more a country rock folk wanna be velvet underground but as cool as johnny cash thing they had going on.


They didn't lose me until "Automatic for the People". I kinda liked "New Adventures in Hi-Fi", but that was only a blip in the ocean of suck.
 
2013-01-21 05:46:05 PM  

cameroncrazy1984: capt.hollister: Rebecca Watson posted this same link the other day. I watched and diskliked it then.
I watched and disliked it now.

Maybe it's because I know and like the original, but it just sounds all wrong to me.

We all know and like the original. Some of us are just more willing to see familiar things from a different perspective.


Actually, I'm extremely open minded and always willing to try something new. Here's something to ponder, though: you don't actually have to like everything that you see from a different perspective. Often you will like what you see and hear, and sometimes you won't. There are times when the original and familiar really is more aesthetically pleasing to you than the revisited.
 
2013-01-21 05:47:20 PM  
Magnets Transposition
img850.imageshack.us
How Do They Does It Work?
 
2013-01-21 05:48:01 PM  

sephjnr: It still doesn't make any farking sense.


2 headed cow, dude, 2 headed cow
 
2013-01-21 05:48:17 PM  

GAT_00: The message loses something with major keys.  It's too...hopeful.


Minor keys are supposed to sound "sad" whilst major keys are supposed to sound "bright".
 
2013-01-21 05:51:45 PM  

Yaxe: GAT_00: The message loses something with major keys.  It's too...hopeful.

Minor keys are supposed to sound "sad" whilst major keys are supposed to sound "bright".


Boys have a "penis" and girls have a "vagina".
 
2013-01-21 05:51:50 PM  

DubyaHater: Listening to that made me crazy. I kept waiting for the correct note to be played, but it never came. Gotta find the original version now. .
/still very interesting to listen to


Just about exactly how I felt, too.
 
2013-01-21 05:52:27 PM  
Shiny happy atheism?

And great googley moogley, that Metallica redo sounds like some crappy Jeebus devotional band/song.
 
2013-01-21 05:52:44 PM  

FlashHarry: DammitIForgotMyLogin: Riders on the Storm

what's this i don't even


Jim Morrison on Prozac.
 
2013-01-21 05:52:48 PM  

Yaxe: GAT_00: The message loses something with major keys.  It's too...hopeful.

Minor keys are supposed to sound "sad" whilst major keys are supposed to sound "bright".


It's the interaction of the beat frequencies between various note intervals on the hairs of your cochlea. The closer to a simple integer relationship, the "nicer" the sound.

---=====*
TMYK
 
2013-01-21 05:53:24 PM  
The original link is one of the worst things I've heard in my life. MINOR SCALE is BEST SCALE.

roblarky: New Rickroll


This, on the other hand, is AMAZING.
 
2013-01-21 05:54:28 PM  
i.imgur.com
 
2013-01-21 05:54:45 PM  
no thanks, that sounded like crap.
 
2013-01-21 05:55:57 PM  
How to write whiny music:
Step 1. Find a church hymnal.
Step 2. Transpose to minor key.
Step 3. Increase tempo until you can sob to it comfortably.
 
2013-01-21 05:59:49 PM  
Now it sounds like something you vapid walmartian kardashian fukholes would buy.
 
2013-01-21 05:59:57 PM  

vernonFL: [encrypted-tbn3.gstatic.com image 300x168]

D Minor is the saddest key.


And one is the loneliest number that can ever be.
 
2013-01-21 06:03:50 PM  

Thraeryn: The original link is one of the worst things I've heard in my life. MINOR SCALE is BEST SCALE.

roblarky: New Rickroll

This, on the other hand, is AMAZING.


Minor harmonic (#7) plus incidences of V of V (#4) is better.
 
2013-01-21 06:03:50 PM  

theorellior: The closer to a simple integer relationship, the "nicer" the sound.


Well temperament
Piano tuning
 
2013-01-21 06:05:54 PM  

GAT_00: The message loses something with major keys.  It's too...hopeful.


Yeah, this is a lot 'lighter' in terms of the colors it kicks off in my head (synthesia). Dear god, this is weird as hell to listen to, my brain's coming up with all new patterns but  it's the same song...

/Think I made thirty seconds before switching it off.
 
2013-01-21 06:05:58 PM  
Do a truly depressing REM song like 'everybody hurts', let's see if that tone changes.
 
2013-01-21 06:06:51 PM  

Hetfield: HoratioGates: I'm kind of partial to Perfect Circle's cover of John Lennon's 'Imagine' in a minor key.

Why have I never heard of this before? I just looked it up on Youtube and it's beautiful.


Really? I always thought the original sounded depressing enough as is, the Perfect Circle version sounds like the kind of thing you'd imagine some suicidal teenager would listen to as they swallow their pills or slit their wrists.

Vacation Bible School: CavalierEternal: I really like the first one they did with Metallica's "Nothing Else Matters".

I just wish Metallica would go back to their jazz phase


That was...surprisingly good.
 
2013-01-21 06:10:32 PM  

macdaddy357: Now, minorize some major scale songs.


Yes please.
 
2013-01-21 06:10:44 PM  

roblarky: New Rickroll


That, strangely enough, actually works.
 
2013-01-21 06:11:06 PM  

Cargo: This is my favorite.  It's Rage Against The Machine so NSFW language even with the happy version!

Killing (Gently and Jazzily) In The Name Of


wow, now that was wierd, thought i was tripping
 
2013-01-21 06:12:05 PM  

CavalierEternal: I really like the first one they did with Metallica's "Nothing Else Matters".


Ha cool
 
2013-01-21 06:14:08 PM  
That's the greatest thing I've heard since the guy who took Megadeth's "Symphony of Destruction" and turned it into reggae. (Youtube it yourself, slackers)
 
2013-01-21 06:14:28 PM  

Bruxellensis: nekom: bookmark.

 
2013-01-21 06:15:29 PM  
Funkified Back In Black isn't half bad.

That metal version of Wide Awake is my new favorite song.
 
2013-01-21 06:15:29 PM  

macdaddy357: Now, minorize some major scale songs.


This
 
2013-01-21 06:16:30 PM  

Flab: roblarky: New Rickroll

From that link I got to What a Wonderful World (Metal version).


OMG, the facial expressions. Both hilarious and disturbing.
 
2013-01-21 06:16:50 PM  

red5ish: Magnets Transposition
[img850.imageshack.us image 306x293]
How Do They Does It Work?


Yep, but judging by the sound of the percussion I think the music was compressed first, changed the scale, then expanded. The drum just bothered the heck out of me - it was just unnatural.
 
2013-01-21 06:17:45 PM  

CavalierEternal: I really like the first one they did with Metallica's "Nothing Else Matters".


I was singing that as "Yeaaaaah, something else matterrrrrsss ...."

That must be how Bob Ross' ears filter music, by major scaling everything.
 
2013-01-21 06:17:48 PM  

HoratioGates: I'm kind of partial to Perfect Circle's cover of John Lennon's 'Imagine' in a minor key.


This version is very wrist slitty. Not a version of the tune I ever want to hear again.
Now the Rage Against The Machine Jazz version of Killing (Gently and Jazzily) In The Name Of And the soft jazz Metallica were so discordant with what my brain hears they both make me laugh. Every time I hear them.
 
2013-01-21 06:18:52 PM  

GAT_00: The message loses something with major keys.  It's too...hopeful.


Same can be said about the Nothing Else Matters mix as well
 
2013-01-21 06:20:29 PM  

Miss Stein: Hetfield: HoratioGates: I'm kind of partial to Perfect Circle's cover of John Lennon's 'Imagine' in a minor key.

Why have I never heard of this before? I just looked it up on Youtube and it's beautiful.

That was - wow.

*goosebumps*


What she said. That was pretty interesting and not bad.
 
2013-01-21 06:21:42 PM  

HoratioGates: I'm kind of partial to Perfect Circle's cover of John Lennon's 'Imagine' in a minor key.


eMotive has interesting takes on all of the songs covered, Freedom of Choice was an improvement on the original IMO.
 
2013-01-21 06:24:49 PM  

Fark Rye For Many Whores: Hetfield: HoratioGates: I'm kind of partial to Perfect Circle's cover of John Lennon's 'Imagine' in a minor key.

Why have I never heard of this before? I just looked it up on Youtube and it's beautiful.

Link? I can't find it.


Another one with good video.

Link
 
2013-01-21 06:25:56 PM  
Melodyne is a helluva drug.

http://www.celemony.com/userforum/viewtopic.php?f=10&t=6648
 
2013-01-21 06:27:46 PM  

roblarky: Katy Perry MORE WIDE AWAKE version
Thanks subby, I've been having fun seeing where these videos are taking me.


It's like Evanescence did a cover of Katy Perry.

I like it.  A LOT!
 
2013-01-21 06:28:27 PM  
Sounded like Losing My Religion being covered by Up With People.
 
2013-01-21 06:32:55 PM  

vernonFL: I forgot how gay that video was.


It was very cheesy. I forgot how bad it was.
 
2013-01-21 06:34:09 PM  
Every now and then somebody posts something on FARK that is truly interesting. My god, some people have time on their hands....how did they do this?

Not that I'm trading this in for the original....
 
2013-01-21 06:34:13 PM  
Wow.
And I was just thinking how shiatty the content in the FarkUs tab was.
 
2013-01-21 06:34:21 PM  

saturn badger: Fark Rye For Many Whores: Hetfield: HoratioGates: I'm kind of partial to Perfect Circle's cover of John Lennon's 'Imagine' in a minor key.

Why have I never heard of this before? I just looked it up on Youtube and it's beautiful.

Link? I can't find it.

Another one with good video.

Link


That is a great cover. thanks
 
2013-01-21 06:37:40 PM  
I liked it

/bookmark so I can check the links in the thread letter.
 
2013-01-21 06:44:13 PM  
<b><a href="http://www.fark.com/comments/7547766/82035043#c82035043" target="_blank">lokisbong</a>:</b> <i>HoratioGates: I'm kind of partial to Perfect Circle's cover of John Lennon's 'Imagine' in a minor key.

This version is very wrist slitty. Not a version of the tune I ever want to hear again.
Now the Rage Against The Machine Jazz version of Killing (Gently and Jazzily) In The Name Of And the soft jazz Metallica were so discordant with what my brain hears they both make me laugh. Every time I hear them.</i>

try this one out:

<a target="_blank" href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PJkYGNiBkso">Link</a>
 
2013-01-21 06:45:25 PM  
Fark VIMEO.

It's always a 70/30 chance that pressing the PLAY button will do sweet fark all.
 
2013-01-21 06:45:27 PM  
<b><a href="http://www.fark.com/comments/7547766/82035233#c82035233" target="_blank">scumshine</a>:</b> <i>My god, some people have time on their hands....how did they do this?</i>

Melodyne is a polyphonic pitch-altering program. Basically, you click on one button and this is the result.

Amazing what one can do in a studio these days, eh? :)
 
2013-01-21 06:46:59 PM  
ack! HTML train wreck there - wtf is happening with Fark?

try again

Maiden - The Trooper - Bosanova style

http://goo.gl/y9nZm
 
2013-01-21 06:47:25 PM  
<b><a href="http://www.fark.com/comments/7547766/82035345#c82035345" target="_blank">swankywanky</a>:</b> <i>try this one out:

<a target="_blank" href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PJkYGNiBkso">Link</a></i>

Yeah more laughter! I think it might be my brain trying to defend itself. LOL!
 
2013-01-21 06:49:53 PM  
<b><a href="http://www.fark.com/comments/7547766/82035386#c82035386" target="_blank">swankywanky</a>:</b> <i>ack! HTML train wreck there - wtf is happening with Fark?

try again

Maiden - The Trooper - Bosanova style

http://goo.gl/y9nZm</i>

I have a firefox plugin that found a usable link in that first attempt so no complaints from me.
 
2013-01-21 06:56:16 PM  
It is, of course, a variation of the original but it reminds me of World Leader Pretend for some reason.
 
2013-01-21 07:04:11 PM  
Kinda drags. Chords are pretty simple, dumb even. All in all, a waste of time.

Now, on to the link.
 
2013-01-21 07:06:46 PM  
slayer--- disney style- <a target="_blank" href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VrnGP6DVOkg">Link</a>


another slayer disney style- <a target="_blank" href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eHo6I_AFCzo">Link</a>
 
2013-01-21 07:08:33 PM  
<b><a href="http://www.fark.com/comments/7547766/82035669#c82035669" target="_blank">Tanukis_Parachute</a>:</b> <i>slayer--- disney style- <a target="_blank" href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VrnGP6DVOkg">Link</a>


another slayer disney style- <a target="_blank" href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eHo6I_AFCzo">Link</a></i>

that's what i get for trying to fark and help a sick get to the bathroom to throw up....
 
2013-01-21 07:08:50 PM  
<b><a href="http://www.fark.com/comments/7547766/82033677#c82033677" target="_blank">vernonFL</a>:</b> <i>saddest</i>

It makes people weep instantly.

/Lick My Love Pump
//It's like a Mach piece
///Came for this
///SLASHIES!!!
 
2013-01-21 07:20:43 PM  
And Michael is still off-key.

/and a lil pitchy, dawg
 
2013-01-21 07:25:47 PM  
 
2013-01-21 07:27:15 PM  

roblarky: New Rickroll


I never thought I'd laugh out loud to a Rickroll again, but you proved me wrong

All of these are great fun.  Metallica in smooth jazz style was just awesome -- I heard a blue grass version of Metallica's Enter Sandman on the radio one morning and just about lost it.   I cranked up the volume to 11 like the idiot I am.
 
2013-01-21 07:30:38 PM  
'Losing My Religion' is probably one of the best songs ever written.
 
2013-01-21 07:35:09 PM  
That was WELL worth the bookmark, not only for the tune itself but for the other similar stuff folks have posted in here.  Now I'm going to have to try it myself with a few guitar tunes.
 
2013-01-21 07:35:12 PM  

Lenny_da_Hog: FlashHarry: still a couple of minor chords in there, but, yes, that was interesting.

Major keys contain minor chords. ii and vi are commonly used to lead to the V.


DUR DUR DERPARTMENT OF DURP SPEAKING
DURPINGT DURP DURP DURPTYITY TDURP
 
2013-01-21 07:35:19 PM  
I thought it was an interesting experiment.
 
2013-01-21 07:36:19 PM  

MasterPython: Sad Kermit


That. Is. Awesome.
 
2013-01-21 07:38:08 PM  

madgonad: red5ish: Magnets Transposition
[img850.imageshack.us image 306x293]
How Do They Does It Work?

Yep, but judging by the sound of the percussion I think the music was compressed first, changed the scale, then expanded. The drum just bothered the heck out of me - it was just unnatural.


The stripped vocal track is Melodyned, but the rest of the performance has to be recorded from scratch. There is no way to change one pitch in a chord after it is recorded.
 
2013-01-21 07:42:52 PM  

Fifi Le Pew: roblarky: New Rickroll

I never thought I'd laugh out loud to a Rickroll again, but you proved me wrong

All of these are great fun.  Metallica in smooth jazz style was just awesome -- I heard a blue grass version of Metallica's Enter Sandman on the radio one morning and just about lost it.   I cranked up the volume to 11 like the idiot I am.


I think the bluegrass/Metallica band is called Iron Horse.
 
2013-01-21 07:46:04 PM  

GAT_00: The message loses something with major keys.  It's too...hopeful.


I agree with gat

/head will a spolde.
 
2013-01-21 07:52:56 PM  

Coco LaFemme: DammitIForgotMyLogin: Riders on the Storm

This is really, really good actually. Not better than the original, but I'd listen to it more than once.


I also. My wife bailed out.
 
2013-01-21 07:54:43 PM  

Kittypie070: I thought it was an interesting experiment.


try making Opeth's In My Time of Need in a major key!!
 
2013-01-21 07:58:06 PM  
 
2013-01-21 08:03:35 PM  

weltallica: Fark VIMEO.

It's always a 70/30 chance that pressing the PLAY button will do sweet fark all.


It's about 90% fail in my experience.

RIght now Vimeo has taken 6 minutes to play the first 19 seconds of the REM link.
 
2013-01-21 08:03:56 PM  

lokisbong:
This version is very wrist slitty. Not a version of the tune I ever want to hear again.


yes, yes it is...um do you happen to have a bandage I can borrow? I got kind of angsty....and well....dammit....drip dripnevermind
 
2013-01-21 08:11:48 PM  

SirPeteTheGreat: Oldiron_79: Not honna click,I like minor scales and chords. Hell do it inreverse and minorfy some sickeningly happy songs.

PLEASE can someone with musical talent than I do this with "Call Me Maybe"?


As requested
 
2013-01-21 08:11:48 PM  

DreamyAltarBoy: Fifi Le Pew: roblarky: New Rickroll

I never thought I'd laugh out loud to a Rickroll again, but you proved me wrong

All of these are great fun.  Metallica in smooth jazz style was just awesome -- I heard a blue grass version of Metallica's Enter Sandman on the radio one morning and just about lost it.   I cranked up the volume to 11 like the idiot I am.

I think the bluegrass/Metallica band is called Iron Horse.


Thank you!  Just found a bunch of blue grass covers by this band on YouTube.  I know how I'll be spending my evening.  Damn, I think my redneck roots may be showing.
 
2013-01-21 08:28:55 PM  

zez: I always thought the original sounded happy

/shiny happy people always made me feel like cutting my wrists though


Hey - the software to do this stuff is available - and you aren't stupid. Fix it.
 
2013-01-21 08:37:53 PM  
Won't play on my phone... This may be a bookmark.
 
2013-01-21 08:38:43 PM  

Jon iz teh kewl: Lenny_da_Hog: FlashHarry: still a couple of minor chords in there, but, yes, that was interesting.

Major keys contain minor chords. ii and vi are commonly used to lead to the V.

DUR DUR DERPARTMENT OF DURP SPEAKING
DURPINGT DURP DURP DURPTYITY TDURP


Guitarists who wish they were musicians are so cute.
 
2013-01-21 08:38:47 PM  

theorellior: Yaxe: GAT_00: The message loses something with major keys.  It's too...hopeful.

Minor keys are supposed to sound "sad" whilst major keys are supposed to sound "bright".

It's the interaction of the beat frequencies between various note intervals on the hairs of your cochlea. The closer to a simple integer relationship, the "nicer" the sound.

---=====*
TMYK


Except not. Both a major chord and a minor chord have the same set of intervals: a minor third, a major third, and a fifth. Just different order of major and minor third.
 
2013-01-21 08:39:24 PM  
"Lindsay, spit it out. That's not real happiness."
 
2013-01-21 08:43:52 PM  
Interesting.

Also interesting: the way people seem to forget that classical musicians have been doing this sort of thing for centuries.
 
2013-01-21 08:54:05 PM  

Abox: DammitIForgotMyLogin: Riders on the Storm


It's from the alternate ending to the Doors where Jim gets sober and gets his act together.


Imagine what they could do with Pink Floyd
 
2013-01-21 09:00:56 PM  
Reminds me of Nina Gordon. Good stuff.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NG2EGOB9-lc
 
2013-01-21 09:04:59 PM  

Bondith: Still sounds better as a polka.


WHHHOOOOO! Texas music rules!
 
2013-01-21 09:09:07 PM  

DreamyAltarBoy: Try playing "twinkle twinkle little star" in a minor key. It becomes cliché ominous.


Why not listen to Mahler's first symphony, its just about as depressing, and 45 minutes long with the abridged version....
 
2013-01-21 09:16:37 PM  

CavalierEternal: I really like the first one they did with Metallica's "Nothing Else Matters".


Ha ha ha, that's awesome.

And just, too. That song deserved to be turned into a major key and played on easy listening stations with Michael Bolton.
 
2013-01-21 09:24:01 PM  

Inflatable Rhetoric: I found it irritating.


Me too.  Reminds me too much of that wretched "Shiny Happy People."
 
2013-01-21 09:33:04 PM  
Or how about this: Haberna String Quartet playes "Nothing Else Matters"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZPttbC_jIgA
 
2013-01-21 09:38:17 PM  

amquelbettamin: foo monkey: That's farking weird as fark. I love it.

The last few days fark has been more like old fark than new fark. Old fark was all these weird stories and links like you see today. Recently fark has been repetitive and boring.

Keep up the good (recent) work moda


My smarmily-bragged-about 5-digit account number agrees with you.

The Metallica one is surprisingly good.
 
2013-01-21 09:40:37 PM  

Oldiron_79: Not honna click,I like minor scales and chords. Hell do it inreverse and minorfy some sickeningly happy songs.


As you wish: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xwpcyrSsP_c -- one of the bongbong comment links that you miss by not clicking.

/but I loooved the LMR major, would listen again, thanks, subby!
 
2013-01-21 10:05:57 PM  
Good find, subby. Very cool indeed
 
2013-01-21 10:14:09 PM  

Abox: DammitIForgotMyLogin: Riders on the Storm


It's from the alternate ending to the Doors where Jim gets sober and gets his act together.


Well, if we're gonna talk about rock bands from the 1960s, I say the best cover is Yat-Kha's rendition of In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida. There's nothing quite like combining Tuvan throat-singing with American rock-n-roll.
 
2013-01-21 10:26:43 PM  

ciberido: Abox: DammitIForgotMyLogin: Riders on the Storm


It's from the alternate ending to the Doors where Jim gets sober and gets his act together.


Well, if we're gonna talk about rock bands from the 1960s, I say the best cover is Yat-Kha's rendition of In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida. There's nothing quite like combining Tuvan throat-singing with American rock-n-roll.


Great.

Zen Klingons.

I think we're doomed.
 
2013-01-21 10:34:04 PM  
It's like nails on a chalkboard to me- I never thought I could have a reaction like that, but wow. I really did hurt my ears.
 
2013-01-21 10:39:23 PM  
Looks like they also altered the video to intensify the light coming from windows and other background sources, bathing everything in an ethereal glow.

("Recovering My Religion," indeed.)
 
2013-01-21 10:43:55 PM  
Bluegrass NIN from the incomparable Asylum Street Spankers
 
2013-01-21 10:44:05 PM  

BlaqueKatt: lokisbong:
This version is very wrist slitty. Not a version of the tune I ever want to hear again.

yes, yes it is...um do you happen to have a bandage I can borrow? I got kind of angsty....and well....dammit....drip dripnevermind


I managed to close the browser window before I got the safety disengaged, so...no harm. WTF WAS that?
 
2013-01-21 11:19:10 PM  

BullStrings: DreamyAltarBoy: Try playing "twinkle twinkle little star" in a minor key. It becomes cliché ominous.

Why not listen to Mahler's first symphony, its just about as depressing, and 45 minutes long with the abridged version....


Because if you do a theme and variation on "twinkle twinkle" eventually you end up with "Crazy Train" by way of "Sweet Dreams (are made of this)".
 
2013-01-21 11:29:19 PM  

Oldiron_79: Not honna click,I like minor scales and chords. Hell do it inreverse and minorfy some sickeningly happy songs.


As part of a fundraiser for Hurricane Katrina recovery, someone did that (in a cover version, not electronically) with "Walking on Sunshine" by Katrina and the Waves.
 
2013-01-21 11:33:35 PM  

Ima_Lurker: Imagine what they could do with Pink Floyd



Check out a string quartet doing a cover of early Sid Barrett tunes at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q-9NodLlJe4 . "See Emily Play" and "Arnold Layne" turned out pretty well.


/a gnome named Grimble Crumble
 
2013-01-21 11:50:32 PM  
I like it, in a novelty way. I'm not an REM fan but I've always loved this song. I think it's an amazing song.
 
2013-01-21 11:57:31 PM  
I_Can't_Believe_it's_not_Boutros

A pistol hot cup of rhyme.

The whiskey is water, the water is wine?

The Tribune's Mr. Sly

Show up with Lydian mode and we'll talk.

Didn't Frank Zappa refer to the Lydian mode as adding a little "garlic"?
 
2013-01-21 11:58:58 PM  

DreamyAltarBoy: BullStrings: DreamyAltarBoy: Try playing "twinkle twinkle little star" in a minor key. It becomes cliché ominous.

Why not listen to Mahler's first symphony, its just about as depressing, and 45 minutes long with the abridged version....

Because if you do a theme and variation on "twinkle twinkle" eventually you end up with "Crazy Train" by way of "Sweet Dreams (are made of this)".


Wait, what?
 
2013-01-22 12:01:43 AM  

DreamyAltarBoy: Try playing "twinkle twinkle little star" in a minor key. It becomes cliché ominous.


The version from Dead Space is pretty creepy.
 
2013-01-22 12:02:06 AM  

BullStrings: DreamyAltarBoy: BullStrings: DreamyAltarBoy: Try playing "twinkle twinkle little star" in a minor key. It becomes cliché ominous.

Why not listen to Mahler's first symphony, its just about as depressing, and 45 minutes long with the abridged version....

Because if you do a theme and variation on "twinkle twinkle" eventually you end up with "Crazy Train" by way of "Sweet Dreams (are made of this)".

Wait, what?


I thought it was just freres jacques minor style. (Bad ass bass solo...)
\playing it this month
\\like the hundreth bday of gustav mahler....
 
2013-01-22 12:14:13 AM  

roblarky: New Rickroll


i780.photobucket.com

If you tell us it's a Rickroll, then link to "Never Gonna Give You Up," is it a Rickroll?
 
2013-01-22 12:16:00 AM  
_/Why not listen to Mahler's first symphony, its just about as depressing, and 45 minutes long with the abridged version...._/

Mahler does a similar stunt, with a whole movement based on the minor version of the nursery song Frère Jacques

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frère_Jacques

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Symphony_No._1_%28Mahler%29#Movement_3
 
2013-01-22 12:18:10 AM  

VoiceOfReason499: CavalierEternal: I really like the first one they did with Metallica's "Nothing Else Matters".

And *poof* Metallica is turned into Nickelback.


I took the link and posted it on facebook. A friend of mine commented that it made it sound like Nickelback. I thought....hmmm he's right. So I came back here to say that but you already did. Interesting.
 
2013-01-22 12:20:32 AM  

Teresaol31: Jesus tap-dancing Christ, what next? Are they going to see what "Everybody Hurts" would sound like with an "up" tempo?


You had to ask.

/Yes, I know it's not actually the same song.
//So try this one.
 
2013-01-22 12:23:33 AM  

yarllib: Linkhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E92zCs4sWto kinda appropriate to the thread


Your link, it does nothing.
 
2013-01-22 12:28:38 AM  
My toddler loves the majored versions.
 
2013-01-22 12:29:43 AM  

BullStrings: BullStrings: DreamyAltarBoy: BullStrings: DreamyAltarBoy: Try playing "twinkle twinkle little star" in a minor key. It becomes cliché ominous.

Why not listen to Mahler's first symphony, its just about as depressing, and 45 minutes long with the abridged version....

Because if you do a theme and variation on "twinkle twinkle" eventually you end up with "Crazy Train" by way of "Sweet Dreams (are made of this)".

Wait, what?

I thought it was just freres jacques minor style. (Bad ass bass solo...)
\playing it this month
\\like the hundreth bday of gustav mahler....


Yeah Mahler did Freres Jacqes, Randy Rhodes did Twinkle twinkle
 
2013-01-22 12:30:54 AM  
Run this through an autotuner (please someone do this) and we have an instant Top 40 Hit! Just splice in some rapper for a hook and bridge.
 
2013-01-22 12:33:58 AM  

KatjaMouse: Studio 360 did a pretty interesting little segment a few weeks back on minor/major pop songs complete with comparisons of what something like Barbie Girl would sound like. It was a fun listen.


You might be interested in variations on Clementine.
 
2013-01-22 12:47:20 AM  

jamspoon: nutkick_42: Metal Miley

Going the other way Richard Thompson's live acoustic version of Oops!... I did it again


25.media.tumblr.com

I do kinda like Richard Cheese's cover of Baby Got Back, though you may prefer Jonathan Coulton's version.
 
2013-01-22 12:48:09 AM  

Blowmonkey: I thought this was super cool, found it over the weekend and been playing it on my ipod. It gives the song such a different feel.


It does and I think it's this: the song has lost its under-lying...well, 'dread' isn't exactly the world the work I'm searching for but it will have to do.

How about 'ennui'?
 
2013-01-22 12:52:52 AM  

Beer It's What's For Dinner: SirPeteTheGreat: Oldiron_79: Not honna click,I like minor scales and chords. Hell do it inreverse and minorfy some sickeningly happy songs.

PLEASE can someone with musical talent than I do this with "Call Me Maybe"?

As requested


I guess parodies are off-topic, but I have to give I'm a Zombie, Maybe a mention.
 
2013-01-22 12:57:38 AM  
Pretty acoustic cover of Hey Ya:

Link

Comfortably Numb:

Link

Hurt (Johnny Cash version, sung by Kermit the Frog):

Link
 
2013-01-22 12:59:54 AM  

RCon: Bluegrass NIN from the incomparable Asylum Street Spankers


I'll see your Bluegrass NIN and raise you Hayseed Dixie's cover of Highway to Hell.
 
2013-01-22 01:00:50 AM  

LazarusLong42: theorellior: Yaxe: GAT_00: The message loses something with major keys.  It's too...hopeful.

Minor keys are supposed to sound "sad" whilst major keys are supposed to sound "bright".

It's the interaction of the beat frequencies between various note intervals on the hairs of your cochlea. The closer to a simple integer relationship, the "nicer" the sound.

---=====*
TMYK

Except not. Both a major chord and a minor chord have the same set of intervals: a minor third, a major third, and a fifth. Just different order of major and minor third.


Yep, it's the relative position of the major and minor 3rd intervals, whether in a scale or in chord. Easiest way to see this is on the piano - play only white keys, starting on C, and you get C Major. Play the same keys (same notes), but starting on A, and you get A Minor (it's called A Natural Minor since you can play it without any sharp or flat notes, the black keys).

Do this with chords, with the major 3rd (two whole steps) on the lower side of the 5th interval and the minor 3rd (1&1/2 steps) on the upper side, and you get major - flip it, with the minor 3rd on the lower side, and you get minor. With the A minor scale, you play through that minor 3rd first, then the major third, so your ear hears minor. It's all in the order.

That being said, when you simply go to major chords like this song, from minor... some of the chord progressions will now sound just awful, at least compared to what we're accustomed to with rock.
 
2013-01-22 01:14:40 AM  

HoratioGates: Hurt (Johnny Cash version, sung by Kermit the Frog)


Death metal isn't really my thing, but here's a a death metal cover of the Johnny Cash song "The Man Comes Around."
 
2013-01-22 01:59:36 AM  
 
2013-01-22 02:03:38 AM  
I probably would have liked this better if it was a new recording. By just shifting the tones all that happens is I get weirded out because I'm too used to the original.

Ben Folds once did this on tour with Song For The Dumped, he shifted that to minor and slowed it down, it sounded cool. Billy Joel has also played a major key version of Pressure on Storytellers or some show like that.
 
2013-01-22 02:33:00 AM  
Pretty cool.
 
2013-01-22 03:10:09 AM  

lokisbong: Throwdown - Baby Got Back (FULL METAL COVER)


Fine. ... if you're gonna play that way, time to bring out the big guns:
Humpty Dance Cover - La Swing Bossiste
 
2013-01-22 03:49:05 AM  

Oldiron_79: Not honna click,I like minor scales and chords. Hell do it inreverse and minorfy some sickeningly happy songs.


Pachelbel's Canon in D Minor
 
2013-01-22 04:08:49 AM  

ciberido: lokisbong: Throwdown - Baby Got Back (FULL METAL COVER)

Fine. ... if you're gonna play that way, time to bring out the big guns:
Humpty Dance Cover - La Swing Bossiste


Okay that's pretty awesome! thanks!
 
2013-01-22 05:57:57 AM  

The Tribune's Mr. Sly: Show up with Lydian mode and we'll talk.


Fark it ... let's hear it in whole tone, 12-tone, and hyperchromatic quartal, as well.

REM might be listenable through an Alban Berg filter.
 
2013-01-22 07:55:13 AM  
Is it just me, or are 90s hits not played the fark out like 70s, 80s, and 00s hits? Losing My Religion was as big and iconic as any other, but I don't hear it often anymore, like in commercials or music beds, not even just the instrumental. And it's not just that REM doesn't want to sell out--I feel like I rarely hear any 90s Janet/Michael, Boys to Men, or even Pearl Jam. Seems like that is treated as a forgettable decade musically.
 
2013-01-22 07:55:43 AM  
Doing that just kills the soul of the song it just becomes very flat and boring without those minor chords.
 
2013-01-22 08:04:36 AM  

RCon: Bluegrass NIN from the incomparable Asylum Street Spankers


If anyone can point me to the Cousin Brothers bluegrass cover of Closer, I'd be indebted.

Could have just been the company I was with at the bar, but I recall that version as being all kinds of naughty.
 
2013-01-22 08:08:00 AM  

vernonFL: I forgot how gay that video was.


The martyrdom of St Sebastian is a major gay icon.
 
2013-01-22 08:42:30 AM  

Yankees Team Gynecologist: Is it just me, or are 90s hits not played the fark out like 70s, 80s, and 00s hits? Losing My Religion was as big and iconic as any other, but I don't hear it often anymore, like in commercials or music beds, not even just the instrumental. And it's not just that REM doesn't want to sell out--I feel like I rarely hear any 90s Janet/Michael, Boys to Men, or even Pearl Jam. Seems like that is treated as a forgettable decade musically.


Gen-X is not as numerous as the Boomers or the Millenials therefore they do not have any social inertia and are not attractive to market forces. They also have comparatively low self esteem so they have a low opinion of their upbringing and hence do not mythologize nor nostalgia-ize their musical heroes anywhere near the extent that the Boomers do.

In other words: They don't care, and there's not that many of them anyway.

It's a demographic thing.
 
2013-01-22 08:49:33 AM  
definitely NOT a bookmark.

Cool stuff, can't wait to listen to some of it when I get home.
 
2013-01-22 08:50:48 AM  

jaytkay: weltallica: Fark VIMEO.

It's always a 70/30 chance that pressing the PLAY button will do sweet fark all.

It's about 90% fail in my experience.

RIght now Vimeo has taken 6 minutes to play the first 19 seconds of the REM link.


Always works on Vimeo site for me. Embedded videos frequently won't play the expected way.
 
2013-01-22 09:28:09 AM  

Yankees Team Gynecologist: Is it just me, or are 90s hits not played the fark out like 70s, 80s, and 00s hits? Losing My Religion was as big and iconic as any other, but I don't hear it often anymore, like in commercials or music beds, not even just the instrumental. And it's not just that REM doesn't want to sell out--I feel like I rarely hear any 90s Janet/Michael, Boys to Men, or even Pearl Jam. Seems like that is treated as a forgettable decade musically.


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About 10 years ago the people I had been in the Peace Corps with had a reunion, and the party featured music that had been popular during the years we had been overseas together. It was the first time in a long while that I had heard that much music from the 1990s at the same time. It was kinda odd because I guess until I heard it all again, I hadn't really realized that the 1990s were over, musically speaking. It was something of a weird epiphany, honestly. I guess all reunions are like that in a way.

It was nice, though, to hear O.P.P. again. I hadn't even realized how much I had missed that song.

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I suppose that there are 90s stations on the radio now, just like there used to be stations for the 60s, 70s, and 80s.
 
2013-01-22 10:09:09 AM  
The song becomes mush more desperate and manic. Very cool.
 
2013-01-22 10:12:15 AM  

ciberido: I suppose that there are 90s stations on the radio now, just like there used to be stations for the 60s, 70s, and 80s.


almost 40% of The End's playlist pretty much mirrors a Alternative Radiostation from 1995 or so. Not complaining, but it was odd listening to that station in the late 90s/early 00s and have it play pretty much entirely new music to now being a Classic (Alternative) Rock station of sorts.
 
2013-01-22 10:48:14 AM  

jamspoon: nutkick_42: Metal Miley

Going the other way Richard Thompson's live acoustic version of Oops!... I did it again


FoW Hit Me Baby One More Time
 
2013-01-22 11:03:32 AM  
It's weird as shiat and makes my teef hurt, but it really proves that minor thirds and sevenths are the key to making music sound "cool." Shift those two notes up a half step and all of the sudden everything sounds like Shiny Happy People.
 
2013-01-22 01:22:26 PM  

Hetfield: Tumunga: rotsky: FlashHarry: still a couple of minor chords in there,

I thought so...

Me to two. And I'm a douche.

/pet peeve


I know. My fingers sometimes type shiat I ain't thinking.
 
2013-01-22 02:41:03 PM  

Coco LaFemme: DammitIForgotMyLogin: Riders on the Storm

This is really, really good actually.  Not better than the original, but I'd listen to it more than once.


I could barely contain a giggle while listening to this song. It borders on the absurd, and I don't even LOVE the Doors.

The interesting thing about all of these songs is just how...boring and repetitive they get. It's like, this is the best way to show a person how and when minor keys should be used. "See? Here are three songs that would suck if you did then in major chords."

They ARE interesting.
They are also unnecessary.


/except for the aforementioned use as an example as outlined above.
 
2013-01-22 03:24:50 PM  
Bookmark!
 
2013-01-22 06:44:52 PM  

FlashHarry: still a couple of minor chords in there, but, yes, that was interesting.


Not reading all 6 pages so I don't know if we got there, but major keys do include minor chords. It's not as simple as replacing minors with major.

For example, here are common chord progressions in the key of C Major:

I - IV - V             C - F - G
I - vi - IV - V       C - Am - F - G
ii - V - I              Dm7 - G7 - Cmaj7

http://www.guitar-chords.org.uk/chords-key-c.html
 
2013-01-22 06:52:27 PM  
Very interesting experiment! I still heard some discord in there at places... ie. that chord at 1:32. It's repeated at other points in the song too. Also the notes the bass plays sometimes are.... iffy......

The verses worked the best!

Reminds me of Spirit of the West !

also, I'm surprised nobody's linked this Decemberists song:
Link
 
2013-01-22 07:00:47 PM  

CavalierEternal: I really like the first one they did with Metallica's "Nothing Else Matters".


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"Yeaaaaah! Metallica!...Wait a minute....what the hell is this crap?"
"That sucked."
 
MCM
2013-01-22 07:05:51 PM  

Bawdy George: jamspoon: nutkick_42: Metal Miley

Going the other way Richard Thompson's live acoustic version of Oops!... I did it again

FoW Hit Me Baby One More Time


Travis has been playing a similar version of that live for years...
 
2013-01-22 09:10:20 PM  
No streaming media at work.... so admitted bookmark.

Also now very inspired to plug in my midi-capable keyboard again and mess around. Thanks Fark!
 
2013-01-22 10:34:18 PM  

Flab: roblarky: New Rickroll

From that link I got to What a Wonderful World (Metal version).


That alone made this thread worth it.
 
2013-01-22 11:33:07 PM  

HockeyGod98: CavalierEternal: I really like the first one they did with Metallica's "Nothing Else Matters".

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"Yeaaaaah! Metallica!...Wait a minute....what the hell is this crap?"
"That sucked."


+100

/what i thought of too
 
2013-01-24 09:01:37 PM  
Wow, so if you shift that off the minor chords (mostly) and keep the original video, you get what feels like REM trying to cover any number of late-90s lesbian bands.
 
2013-01-24 09:02:49 PM  

CavalierEternal: I really like the first one they did with Metallica's "Nothing Else Matters".


...so that's where Christian rock gets the idea.
 
2013-01-24 09:08:41 PM  

DammitIForgotMyLogin: Riders on the Storm


Surprisingly like what I would expect a Johnny Cash cover of this to sound like.
 
2013-01-24 09:28:11 PM  

Ohlookabutterfly: how did something so trivial and ridiculous make the main page?
dnrtfa


cdn.inquisitr.com
 
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