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Old 06-21-2013, 03:19 PM   #1
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Question What kind of songs do you write?

Iīm just curious. I listen mostly to metal (Symphony X,Nevermore,COB,Dream Theater,Firewind...) and I write songs that could be described as "metal". However, Iīve noticed that all my riffs and songs belong in different "sub-categories" of metal. For example, I have written metalcore songs,power metal songs,progressive metal songs,hell,the list goes on. I play in a band and I have never placed any limitations on me,when it comes to writing a song. When I get in the mood to write some stuff I kinda let it "flow" and the songs end up being very different when compared... Itīs not a problem for me,I think itīs actually pretty cool and my bandmates agree.

So,please answer to the question presented in the title...

(English isnīt my first language,so there probably are some grammar mistakes. I hope that you understand what I wrote...)
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Old 06-21-2013, 03:20 PM   #2
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Academically, contemporary classical music.

In my own time, mainly orchestral and metal.
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Old 06-21-2013, 03:33 PM   #3
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Old 06-21-2013, 03:35 PM   #4
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avant garde and rap

i'm on-and-off trying to make prog pop/funk/indie but it's quite difficult without like-minded people to fill in the pieces
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Old 06-21-2013, 04:08 PM   #5
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I usually listen to metal and such, but I generally write ambient and psychedelic music like this
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mMAf...eature=youtu.be

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Old 06-21-2013, 04:12 PM   #6
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With my band, a lot of progressive metal/rock. (Dream Theater, Symphony X, Seventh Wonder, Circus Maximus etc)

My solo stuff i have two styles i mainly write in. First one is mostly like Fusion/Funk/Jazz style-ish. Other is very hardrock.

I have recently gotten into composing for orchestras and such as well though, we'll see if it goes anywhere.
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Old 06-21-2013, 04:29 PM   #7
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I tune my G string down to E and play some open chord stuff, mix in some arpeggios and strumming, flick the amp on clean, lil bit of reverb and flanger and boom... That is the stuff that I play that I make up myself.
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Old 06-21-2013, 07:25 PM   #8
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80s-style metal, 60s-style TV themes, trance/ambient, instrumentals with film music overtones, and solo piano stuff.

That's just what comes out. I don't force it, I record what comes out naturally without much conscious thought and then refine it a bit. It's obviously simply my influences - the types of music I've listen to and liked most through the years.
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Old 06-21-2013, 09:28 PM   #9
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Songs that are really chill in the beginning and really mean in the end. Like sex.
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Old 06-23-2013, 12:37 AM   #10
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Old 06-23-2013, 12:38 AM   #11
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Old 06-23-2013, 12:52 AM   #12
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All sorts of stuff. Every song is so different for some reason, like I got sort of banjo metal to something that sounds like green day and then on strange days I make "pop" as in acoustic soft stuff. Most of it is metal though in my opinion.
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Old 06-23-2013, 02:57 AM   #13
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Well I could write a song on an acoustic guitar that ends up as a death metal song once I play with the instrumentation. So generally I would say that I write songs that I like that aren't any genre.
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Old 06-24-2013, 09:52 PM   #14
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I dabble in Major 7th feels all over the neck, then throw in some prog metal and space riffs, and when I'm in the mood I'll play something called clown music
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Old 06-25-2013, 05:16 AM   #15
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Mostly metal music with rap lyrics.

I kinda feel rap lyrics are the thing to say what I feel like saying.
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Old 06-25-2013, 07:21 AM   #16
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My main style is atmospheric and progressive, and a fusion of modern tech metal (mostly clean guitar) and various subgenres of electronica. There's a description for you. I'll be buggered if you can pin a genre on it.

And sometimes, very catchy pop rock with some tech metal sensibilities.

I also do a lot of alternative rock/country/pop/whateveryoucallit with my friend.
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Old 06-25-2013, 10:48 AM   #17
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My main style is atmospheric and progressive, and a fusion of modern tech metal (mostly clean guitar) and various subgenres of electronica. There's a description for you. I'll be buggered if you can pin a genre on it.

And sometimes, very catchy pop rock with some tech metal sensibilities.

I also do a lot of alternative rock/country/pop/whateveryoucallit with my friend.


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Old 06-25-2013, 11:09 AM   #18
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When I compose for piano I usually compose concert etudes, but I spend most of my time improvising these days, and I usually improvise vocally (choral) inspired music. Not Christian (I'm jewish) but I do do a lot of hymn like stuff.
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Old 06-25-2013, 11:47 AM   #19
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i'm on-and-off trying to make prog pop/funk/indie but it's quite difficult without like-minded people to fill in the pieces



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Old 06-25-2013, 12:49 PM   #20
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You could describe my music as German death reggae
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