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2022-05-20 12:31:59 PM  
Wait. You mean things like the notes, chords, tempo, and tone a singer uses in a song help convey meaning and mood?

This is astonishing. This is groundbreaking. This changes everything. Next you're going to tell me that the background music in a movie can influence how an audience views the scene.
 
2022-05-20 1:27:14 PM  
This is the best Nirvana song you've probably never heard...

Killing Joke - Eighties
Youtube x1U1Ue_5kq8
 
2022-05-20 1:29:32 PM  

Pocket Ninja: Next you're going to tell me that the background music in a movie can influence how an audience views the scene.


Since you brought it up and Vangelis just died...

One Uruk-Hai Lives His Dream
Youtube eQh2C1VRYBM
 
2022-05-20 1:34:51 PM  

Pocket Ninja: Wait. You mean things like the notes, chords, tempo, and tone a singer uses in a song help convey meaning and mood?

This is astonishing. This is groundbreaking. This changes everything. Next you're going to tell me that the background music in a movie can influence how an audience views the scene.


*shrug*

Regardless of whether or not we already know that, it's always interesting, entertaining, and informative to hear clear and familiar examples of it in action.

What's the big deal?
 
2022-05-20 1:41:25 PM  
In this dimension, Cobain didn't kill himself, but Courtney definitely did
 
2022-05-20 1:44:40 PM  

comic1717: In this dimension, Cobain didn't kill himself, but Courtney definitely did


"kill him" were the two words I left off of the comment
 
2022-05-20 1:47:10 PM  
Mind blown.
 
2022-05-20 1:56:39 PM  
Have You Ever Heard Beethoven's Für Elise (For Elise) in MAJOR KEY?
Youtube c-M1azwo0Go


This is one of the best know modal swaps I know of.
 
2022-05-20 2:03:46 PM  
R.E.M. - "Losing My Religion" In Major Key
Youtube y6KmiIq2-m8
 
2022-05-20 2:03:48 PM  
This is mindblowing if you're in 7th grade and know nothing about music
 
2022-05-20 2:10:44 PM  
Today I learned making a different song sounds like a different song.
 
2022-05-20 2:11:47 PM  
The remix in question for those who dnrtfa:
"Smells Like Teen Spirit" by Nirvana Re-Mixed in a Major Key
Youtube dVehv_LDWaE

Doesn't really sound much like Green Day to me. Maybe like Third Eye Blind or some band like that. It's still pretty amusing though.

And it's weird- I actually spent a couple of hours this morning fooling around with my amp sims to replicate Kurt's Nevermind tones and Billie Joe's Dookie tone err, I mean "working from home"
 
2022-05-20 2:12:41 PM  
So what happens if you take a downer song that started in a major key and move it to minor?

"Creep": original song in minor key (also here: https://vimeo.com/58665094)
Youtube qNi7L4BWe-4
 
2022-05-20 2:17:36 PM  

Myk-House of El: So what happens if you take a downer song that started in a major key and move it to minor?

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Maybe it's because I was way burned out on that song and this is a kinda sorta fresh take on it, but I liked that a lot.
 
2022-05-20 2:22:07 PM  

fragMasterFlash: This is the best Nirvana song you've probably never heard...

[Youtube-video https://www.youtube.com/embed/x1U1Ue_5kq8]


The video is nice, too!
 
2022-05-20 2:23:11 PM  
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2022-05-20 2:23:44 PM  
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2022-05-20 2:24:19 PM  
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2022-05-20 2:25:47 PM  
Nirvana - Smells Like Teen Spirit (Official Music Video)
Youtube hTWKbfoikeg
 
2022-05-20 2:26:56 PM  

kdawg7736: [Youtube-video https://www.youtube.com/embed/hTWKbfoikeg]


Whoops, meant to post this.

"Weird Al" Yankovic - Smells Like Nirvana
Youtube FklUAoZ6KxY
 
2022-05-20 2:41:50 PM  

kdawg7736: kdawg7736: [Youtube-video https://www.youtube.com/embed/hTWKbfoikeg]

Whoops, meant to post this.

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Weird Al's versions are always better.
 
2022-05-20 2:42:50 PM  

Myk-House of El: So what happens if you take a downer song that started in a major key and move it to minor?

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That just sounds demented.
 
2022-05-20 2:43:12 PM  

kdawg7736: kdawg7736: [Youtube-video https://www.youtube.com/embed/hTWKbfoikeg]

Whoops, meant to post this.

[YouTube video: "Weird Al" Yankovic - Smells Like Nirvana]


Out of all of Weird Al's lyrics, I think that:

"It's hard to bargle nargle fouf
With all these marbles in my mouth"


might be some of the funniest he's done.
 
2022-05-20 2:43:45 PM  
One could almost make a career out of it.

Down With The Sickness - Richard Cheese
Youtube N9gdj1TZBIk
 
2022-05-20 2:45:21 PM  

comic1717: In this dimension, Cobain didn't kill himself, but Courtney definitely did


No, follow the money. That's right: Dave Grohl.
 
2022-05-20 2:45:39 PM  

hammettman: One could almost make a career out of it.

[Youtube-video https://www.youtube.com/embed/N9gdj1TZBIk]


^^^^^ NSFW ^^^
 
2022-05-20 2:46:20 PM  

Myk-House of El: So what happens if you take a downer song that started in a major key and move it to minor?

[YouTube video: "Creep": original song in minor key (also here: https://vimeo.com/58665094)]


Raiohead's "Creep" in a minor key? So, you mean, "The Air That I Breathe" by The Hollies?

The Air That I Breath - The Hollies
Youtube 7duPNQCp-w4
 
2022-05-20 2:48:26 PM  

kdawg7736: [2loud2oldmusicdotcom.files.wordpress.com image 630x350]


Behold, musical young Earth creationism
 
2022-05-20 2:50:33 PM  

fragMasterFlash: This is the best Nirvana song you've probably never heard...

[YouTube video: Killing Joke - Eighties]


The Damned - Life Goes On
Youtube TaDbMZlN2Pg
 
2022-05-20 2:54:06 PM  
Change the key. And also put goofy flourishes behind the music. And also change everything about the singer's melody line. And produce the song to be "lighter" sounding.

That's it, that's all it takes, is changing the key! Amazing.
 
2022-05-20 2:55:08 PM  
I think by now we all know that D minor is the saddest of all keys.

A Mach piece (in D minor) by Nigel Tufnel of Spinal Tap
Youtube NgViOqGJEvM
 
2022-05-20 2:58:48 PM  
God no
 
2022-05-20 3:06:17 PM  

A Room Full of Angry Raccoons: kdawg7736: kdawg7736: [Youtube-video https://www.youtube.com/embed/hTWKbfoikeg]

Whoops, meant to post this.

[YouTube video: "Weird Al" Yankovic - Smells Like Nirvana]

Out of all of Weird Al's lyrics, I think that:

"It's hard to bargle nargle fouf
With all these marbles in my mouth"

might be some of the funniest he's done.


The bargle nawdle zauss was a lyric he had in his mind for years and could never find a spot to use it.

Until Kurt came along, ofc.

/may or may not be a Weird Al aficionado
 
2022-05-20 3:06:43 PM  

Courtney Cox-Zucker: Myk-House of El: So what happens if you take a downer song that started in a major key and move it to minor?

[YouTube video: "Creep": original song in minor key (also here: https://vimeo.com/58665094)]

Raiohead's "Creep" in a minor key? So, you mean, "The Air That I Breathe" by The Hollies?

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Well, there was a lawsuit over the song similarities.  They settled, songwriting credits added...and then Radiohead sued Lana Dey Rey for a song too close to Creep so the cycle continues...

Get Free
Youtube axRMZqUNVEw
 
2022-05-20 3:20:41 PM  
No. I wanna turn Alice Eve into Alice in Chains.
 
2022-05-20 3:49:13 PM  
That was not a key change. It was a modal shift. They also took some serious liberties with the melody since there was a lot of style in the original.

Interesting, but it's hardly amazing that completely remaking a song makes it sound different.
 
2022-05-20 3:59:33 PM  

Bith Set Me Up: [Youtube-video https://www.youtube.com/embed/y6KmiIq2-m8]


I swear REM only plays songs in G
 
2022-05-20 4:11:59 PM  
It still would have been a hit. It's got a good beat and you can dance to it.
 
2022-05-20 4:30:05 PM  

Courtney Cox-Zucker: fragMasterFlash: This is the best Nirvana song you've probably never heard...

[YouTube video: Killing Joke - Eighties]

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A song with some sage advice Kurt would have done well to consider? Go figure...
 
2022-05-20 4:40:29 PM  
Sounds more like Smashmouth than Green Day, and that's not a compliment.
 
2022-05-20 4:47:18 PM  
Grohl could shred the 'cello

Nirvana - Pentecost Hotel (1968)
Youtube Ca5s6yC8oiw
 
2022-05-20 4:50:23 PM  

NewWorldDan: I think by now we all know that D minor is the saddest of all keys.

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I implore everyone to watch the entire on minute and eight seconds of this video.

/Not safe for liquid refreshments or keyboards
 
2022-05-20 5:06:36 PM  
Thanks, I absolutely hated it!
 
2022-05-20 5:09:37 PM  

Myk-House of El: So what happens if you take a downer song that started in a major key and move it to minor?

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Wow. I really hate it. Thanks!
 
2022-05-20 5:14:21 PM  
A 7th Minor
Youtube VIHYREbzzwM
I'm reminded of the lyrics to this song.
 
2022-05-20 5:16:05 PM  
Too much work. Much easier to just sing the lyrics of Boulevard of Broken Dreams over Oasis's Wonderwall
 
2022-05-20 5:29:15 PM  
I Bought A Flat Guitar Tutor
Youtube Lh1tLo47VyM
 
2022-05-20 5:33:15 PM  
Another article about a 4-year old key change that was probably linked here back then.

Nirvana loathed Teen Spirit enough that they were doing it themselves in the early 90s, mashing it up with More Than A Feeling.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JvmuVvb_zO4
 
2022-05-20 5:35:59 PM  
You can change the key all you want, the lyrics still won't make any sense.
 
2022-05-20 5:58:02 PM  
I'm sure I've heard a band cover that in pretty much the same way ten years or so ago.
 
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