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2018-05-17 08:01:41 AM  
I thought this was gonna be a Skinny Puppy thread.
 
2018-05-17 08:13:29 AM  
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2018-05-17 08:22:49 AM  
Well played on the headline subby
 
2018-05-17 08:23:24 AM  
Sensitive female chord (not my term) as a headline?

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2018-05-17 08:23:25 AM  
I prefer I IV V myself.
 
2018-05-17 08:23:39 AM  
More of a nano fan myself....
 
2018-05-17 08:23:42 AM  
As somebody who shares his name with his father, grandfather and great-grandfather I'm getting a kick out of the headline.
 
2018-05-17 08:25:38 AM  
At first I thought something had happened to Heywood Banks

'Eighteen Wheels On A Big Rig'
Youtube 6hF808RxNqM
 
2018-05-17 08:25:51 AM  

Meltro: More of a nano fan myself....


That pico knockoff?
 
2018-05-17 08:26:11 AM  

Meltro: More of a nano fan myself....


Ctrl-o to save is just weird.
 
2018-05-17 08:28:19 AM  
I II V IV I IV I V I
 
2018-05-17 08:31:42 AM  
NSFW Language at about 5:20
4 Chords | Music Videos | The Axis Of Awesome
Youtube oOlDewpCfZQ

Repeat - NSFW language at about 5:20
 
2018-05-17 08:38:26 AM  

croesius: I thought this was gonna be a Skinny Puppy thread.


I was thinking of Rocky getting a blood transfusion.
 
2018-05-17 08:42:45 AM  
ii V7 I

Better yet:

iim7(b5) V7(b9) im(maj7)
 
2018-05-17 08:50:11 AM  
It goes like this:  the fourth, the fifth, the minor fall and the major lift...
 
2018-05-17 08:51:32 AM  

Unobtanium: NSFW Language at about 5:20
[YouTube video: 4 Chords | Music Videos | The Axis Of Awesome]
Repeat - NSFW language at about 5:20


I will never get tired of that.
 
2018-05-17 08:53:03 AM  

gar1013: It goes like this:  the fourth, the fifth, the minor fall and the major lift...


sigh... most overrated song in the history of songs.
//OK I take it back... the original is fine the way it is, but the endless millions of covers... ughhhh
 
2018-05-17 08:54:21 AM  

Charlie Freak: ii V7 I

Better yet:

iim7(b5) V7(b9) im(maj7)


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2018-05-17 08:55:26 AM  

huntercr: gar1013: It goes like this:  the fourth, the fifth, the minor fall and the major lift...

sigh... most overrated song in the history of songs.
//OK I take it back... the original is fine the way it is, but the endless millions of covers... ughhhh


There are two acceptable versions. One is the original. You already know the other one.

Otherwise, you're on point.
 
TWX
2018-05-17 08:57:10 AM  

Meltro: More of a nano fan myself....


I used pico/nano for a couple of decades before I needed to handle 50,000 line files and to do regular expression parsing. Not going to call myself an expert with vi, but I can get the job done.

/at least it isn't emacs
 
2018-05-17 08:57:49 AM  

gar1013: It goes like this:  the fourth, the fifth, the minor fall and the major lift...


No, it goes like this

The Kinks - Destroyer
Youtube _WJ6FbcWYRU
 
2018-05-17 09:01:22 AM  
"You never go V IV" is the music theory version of "Never stick your dick in crazy".

You want to, but really you shouldn't.
 
2018-05-17 09:01:41 AM  

Charlie Freak: ii V7 I

Better yet:

iim7(b5) V7(b9) im(maj7)


You get your hip jazz chords out of this pop thread, you hear?
 
2018-05-17 09:02:14 AM  
Chord progression isn't new science.  Music theory, if you really are interested and want to learn, could have you appreciating pop music a lot more, even if you don't listen to it regularly.   Those simple ear worms we love to sing...or hate..go thru serious writing and production phases just make that 3.5min tune something that millions of people will buy .

Look at the wiki to Michael Jackson's "Thriller" and notice that huge roster of people involved in just one song .
 
2018-05-17 09:02:50 AM  

Charlie Freak: ii V7 I

Better yet:

iim7(b5) V7(b9) im(maj7)


Difference between a rock bass player and a jazz bass player?
Rock guy plays 4 notes in front of thousands of people.
Jazz player plays thousands of notes in front of 4 people.
 
2018-05-17 09:03:23 AM  

gar1013: Charlie Freak: ii V7 I

Better yet:

iim7(b5) V7(b9) im(maj7)

[sd.keepcalm-o-matic.co.uk image 600x700]


What should Jazz Music be listening for?
 
2018-05-17 09:06:04 AM  

ChubbyTiger: Unobtanium: NSFW Language at about 5:20
[YouTube video: 4 Chords | Music Videos | The Axis Of Awesome]
Repeat - NSFW language at about 5:20

I will never get tired of that.


I kind of prefer the live one from an Australian TV program (programme?) but it's NSFW in two places.
 
2018-05-17 09:06:37 AM  

dittybopper: I prefer I IV V myself.


The Cat Empire - One Four Five
Youtube Eo-lPA9X6YM
 
2018-05-17 09:08:00 AM  
Or take it to the next level with I V vi iii IV I IV V
 
2018-05-17 09:10:59 AM  
I prefer to write my three/four-chord cheerful songs with I II IV
 
2018-05-17 09:11:54 AM  

oldsbone: Charlie Freak: ii V7 I

Better yet:

iim7(b5) V7(b9) im(maj7)

You get your hip jazz chords out of this pop thread, you hear?


To be fair, jazz was the original widely distributed "pop" music
 
2018-05-17 09:15:29 AM  

TommyDeuce: Charlie Freak: ii V7 I

Better yet:

iim7(b5) V7(b9) im(maj7)

Difference between a rock bass player and a jazz bass player?
Rock guy plays 4 notes in front of thousands of people.
Jazz player plays thousands of notes in front of 4 people.


As a musician who regularly does both, I heartily concur.
 
2018-05-17 09:18:46 AM  

meatofmystery: Chord progression isn't new science.  Music theory, if you really are interested and want to learn, could have you appreciating pop music a lot more, even if you don't listen to it regularly.   Those simple ear worms we love to sing...or hate..go thru serious writing and production phases just make that 3.5min tune something that millions of people will buy .

Look at the wiki to Michael Jackson's "Thriller" and notice that huge roster of people involved in just one song .

You think all pop tunes get a thorough music theory treatment? You don't think that sometimes somebody just writes a song and records it and it becomes a hit? Is it all some vast conspiracy? Wow.
 
2018-05-17 09:22:43 AM  

croesius: I thought this was gonna be a Skinny Puppy thread.


Except - per the Axis of Awesome - they never did a 4-chord pop song.

Or... hmm... how many chords in 'Dig It', "Choke" or 'Worlock"?
 
2018-05-17 09:23:15 AM  
Computers crack the code of pop-song success: It helps to be 'happy' and 'female'

Uh yeah, Worst Korea could have told you that.
 
2018-05-17 09:24:09 AM  
Curious what they would find if they ran the algorithm on the shiatty pop that is "country" radio.
 
2018-05-17 09:29:39 AM  
I just got off an IV last night, so I'm getting a drip out of these replies.
 
2018-05-17 09:33:57 AM  

dittybopper: I prefer I IV V myself.


about as cute as can be
and danceable
but I don't really care
 
2018-05-17 09:37:03 AM  
As a barbershop quartet enthusiast, I prefer the circle of dominant fifths progression:  I  III7  VI7  II7  V7  I

But barbershoppers usually end the song with a Minor Plagal (add 6) cadence during the "*tag"; we don't usually end a song on V7 -> I  (*link goes to my website for details on what a tag is...)

Yes, I'm a music theory nerd AND a barbershop quartet enthusiast ... bite me.
 
2018-05-17 09:37:30 AM  

TWX: Meltro: More of a nano fan myself....

I used pico/nano for a couple of decades before I needed to handle 50,000 line files and to do regular expression parsing. Not going to call myself an expert with vi, but I can get the job done.

/at least it isn't emacs


I hadn't used vi since around 1990 but I had to use it for something a couple of weeks ago (to see if I could view an ANSI image from an old BBS after having installed an ANSI plug-in in vi, which didn't work as expected.) While I was sitting there thinking to myself "Great, now how the f**k do I exit?" my fingers automatically typed the correct command (which I can't even tell you what it is 'cause I don't know. Escape+q or something?) I was very impressed with my fingers that day, I can tell you!
 
2018-05-17 09:38:39 AM  
It helps to be 'happy' and 'female'

Heart to Break - Kim Petras (Official Music Video)
Youtube 5CPeHQHAQyo
 
2018-05-17 09:40:00 AM  
I V vi III IV I IV V7

and

C C C CCC A A A Am
F F F FFF G G G G7
 
2018-05-17 09:40:29 AM  

ObscureNameHere: croesius: I thought this was gonna be a Skinny Puppy thread.

Except - per the Axis of Awesome - they never did a 4-chord pop song.

Or... hmm... how many chords in 'Dig It', "Choke" or 'Worlock"?


Those were chords?  Or is this a trick question?
 
2018-05-17 09:45:24 AM  

gar1013: Charlie Freak: ii V7 I

Better yet:

iim7(b5) V7(b9) im(maj7)

[sd.keepcalm-o-matic.co.uk image 600x700]


Agrees.
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2018-05-17 09:47:36 AM  

khonshu: As a barbershop quartet enthusiast, I prefer the circle of dominant fifths progression:  I  III7  VI7  II7  V7  I

But barbershoppers usually end the song with a Minor Plagal (add 6) cadence during the "*tag"; we don't usually end a song on V7 -> I  (*link goes to my website for details on what a tag is...)

Yes, I'm a music theory nerd AND a barbershop quartet enthusiast ... bite me.


I took a music theory 101 class in college. I was fine with everything else: notation, the modal systems vs. major and minor chords and all that, but I never managed to get my head around the Circle of Fifths for some reason. Maybe because I was young and didn't drink? (The prof defined "syncopation" as "staggering from bar to bar" which should have been a clue but I didn't get that either, though I knew what syncopation sounded like. Oh, to be young and stupid again!)
 
2018-05-17 09:55:07 AM  
Hatsune Miku finally explained.
 
2018-05-17 10:08:11 AM  

gar1013: Charlie Freak: ii V7 I

Better yet:

iim7(b5) V7(b9) im(maj7)

[sd.keepcalm-o-matic.co.uk image 600x700]


Speaking of someone who liked lots of chords:

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2018-05-17 10:10:58 AM  
It helps to be 'happy' and 'female'..... also having a nice a$$ and showing your boobies doesn't hurt
 
2018-05-17 10:12:12 AM  

vinniethepoo: I took a music theory 101 class in college. I was fine with everything else: notation, the modal systems vs. major and minor chords and all that, but I never managed to get my head around the Circle of Fifths for some reason. Maybe because I was young and didn't drink? (The prof defined "syncopation" as "staggering from bar to bar" which should have been a clue but I didn't get that either, though I knew what syncopation sounded like. Oh, to be young and stupid again!)


Not that you asked, or that anyone else cares, but since I'm both an educator and a music theory nerd, I'll take your comment as free rein to talk about something I'm passionate about!  LOL.  So, I feel like the easiest way to explain the "Circle of Fifths" to someone is: when you pick the home base (or tonic, or the "root", or the key, or "Do") for where your ear is going to feel the most comfortable knowing "Okay, this is home," then the one chord that most makes your ear MOST want to go home is a "Dominant 7" chord built on the fifth of that key.  In the key of C, that chord is G.  But if G were home (or the root, or tonic), what would be the fifth of G?  Well, the fifth in G is "D".  Okay, but what if the root WAS "D"?  What's the fifth of that?  It would be "A".   And so on, and so on, and so on, in a big circle that eventually gets you back to "C".  So if you're trucking along, singing a song, in the first key of "C" and you suddenly hear an "A" chord which your ear wants to go to "D" and then to "G" and back to "C", you've stumbled onto the "circle of fifths".  Here's what it sounds like, explained in laymen's terms: https://youtu.be/sqta40448Ik
 
2018-05-17 10:19:44 AM  

mcsiegs: "You never go V IV" is the music theory version of "Never stick your dick in crazy".

You want to, but really you shouldn't.


That there is the fundamental blues cadence. If the blues is wrong I don't want to be right.

/it does have a certain sound...
//there is a reason that part is usually turned into ii V for jazz blues
 
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