#1
I´m 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, I´ve 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... It´s not a problem for me,I think it´s actually pretty cool and my bandmates agree.

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

(English isn´t my first language,so there probably are some grammar mistakes. I hope that you understand what I wrote...)
#2
Academically, contemporary classical music.

In my own time, mainly orchestral and metal.
#4
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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#5
I usually listen to metal and such, but I generally write ambient and psychedelic music like this
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mMAfEETvA6w&feature=youtu.be

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#6
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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#7
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.
#8
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.
#10
Weird shit.
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#12
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.
#13
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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#14
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
#15
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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#16
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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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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#18
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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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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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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#23
I listen to a lot of Jazz based Metal now but it really isn't in my writing style so my work is still more like Pseudo-Prog Metal a la Porcupine Tree, Muse or Karnivool... Melancholic as hell.
#24
Though I write mostly indie rock songs, I've written songs in many different styles: metal, pop (the british kind of pop), 6/8 rock ballads, hard rock, etc. It depends on my mood and what I've been listening to recently.
#25
I don't write songs. I play music, and music conforms to no demographic.


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