Poll: Too bad or not?
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Yes
36 26%
No
65 47%
Russel where are you?
37 27%
Voters: 138.
#1
I think that yes but if you already know a lot musicaly and you really like only one's artist style, I think that it's alrighty.

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edit: yeah, the russel thing is kida "I don't know"
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#2
Not really. I mostly Listen to only Dream Theater. Not necessarily a bad thing
#3
Listen to who you want as much as you want

but listening to one artist too much can reduce your creativity and you may end up 'killing' that artist and never liking them again

but id say its fine



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#5
i end up getting sick of the artist after a couple of days, then stop, then 6 months later i do it all again

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#6
Not really. Not if they're good.

I go through frequent Agalloch and Blind Guardian binges.
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#7
Quote by Jonny92
Listen to who you want as much as you want

but listening to one artist too much can reduce your creativity and you may end up 'killing' that artist and never liking them again

but id say its fine


Meh, I was actualy thinking that too.
#8
Yes, you need to expose yourself to different music.
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#9
Not really, I usually go through phases were i listen to like one band for a good 1-3 weeks then get into a bunch all over again and repeat
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#10
I love Papa Roach and always will, but I listen to a ****load of music.
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#11
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Not really, I usually go through phases were i listen to like one band for a good 1-3 weeks then get into a bunch all over again and repeat

me too.
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#12
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Not really. I mostly Listen to only Dream Theater. Not necessarily a bad thing

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#13
Not at all. I can live off listening to the beatles for the rest of my life. I never get bored of them. And I listen to them all day, every day for like a week sometimes. Last week was the chili peppers. Eventually you have to go and listen to somethin else, but its ok to listen to one band for a long period of time.
#14
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Not really. I mostly Listen to only Dream Theater. Not necessarily a bad thing


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#15
I'realy like to listen to the same band for like 3 years now , of courese i svich to another band for a veak time to time .
#16
It can have negative effects, for instance; last year I only listened to Guns n Roses and I subsequently made my friends sign contracts to know me and everytime a teacher gave me a detention I shouted "**** you, Bitch!" and then did a 5 minute guitar solo ... dark times
#17
Expanding your music plallete is always an intersting and mind-opening experience. No-one should be stuck on one artist.
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#18
I voted no, but I meant yes
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#19
I like listening to artists during time periods. Winter time is my depressed time so I listen to Nine Inch Nails and other industrial or "metal"ish bands.

Summer is 311, Sublime, Bob Marley, some rap and stuff.

I used to listen to the Chili Peppers all the time (kinda like what you're talking about) and I didn't have a problem with it. But now it seems that there is nothing more because I literally have listened to every single song of theirs and I like finding new music from bands I like.
#20
I can't do it, I get sick of hearing the same songs over and over, hence why I've trouble listening to radio.
#21
no, but it is sometimes useful to listen to and play music you don't listen too normal days cause it can help you in your guitar journey and especially when you're trying to write your own stuff
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#22
I listened to nothing but Metallica for 3-4 months when I first got into them and I grew extremely tired of their music.
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#23
i find many artists very inspirational, but i usually listen to the same artist / certain songs, & my stuff ends up sounding too similar to other artists =\

so i think listening to certain artists can limit your style, but in some cases is totally fine
#24
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It can have negative effects, for instance; last year I only listened to Guns n Roses and I subsequently made my friends sign contracts to know me and everytime a teacher gave me a detention I shouted "**** you, Bitch!" and then did a 5 minute guitar solo ... dark times


#25
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I like listening to artists during time periods. Winter time is my depressed time so I listen to Nine Inch Nails and other industrial or "metal"ish bands.

Summer is 311, Sublime, Bob Marley, some rap and stuff.

I used to listen to the Chili Peppers all the time (kinda like what you're talking about) and I didn't have a problem with it. But now it seems that there is nothing more because I literally have listened to every single song of theirs and I like finding new music from bands I like.

EVERY SONG????? I highly doubt that.
#26
i listen to nothing but one group/artist, but in bursts.

atm i'm listening to nothing other than john mayer, before him it was pink floyd, before them it was muse. next time i dunno what it'll be. just every couple of months i change from one ot the next.

but in answer to the question, no. i don't think it's bad at all to only listen to the same artist over again. you pick up things the more you listen to them (here's the boring smart-arsey long worded bit) which broadens your arsenal of guitar playing and increases experience of different styles of the way people play
#27
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I can't do it, I get sick of hearing the same songs over and over, hence why I've trouble listening to radio.


I have this trouble too. I have a sick mini-hi fi system with brilliant bass etc, but I'm too lazy to change records all the time, so I stick the radio on, I only ever listen to Smooth or Magic FM, but I can't tell you how many times I've heard Christmas In NYC or whatever it's called by the Pogues today.

And you know why, some guy sent in a request for 'Thru The Barricades' by Spandau Ballet, and the DJ was like yeah, I played that already this week. FTW
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#29
Its not bad really, but i used to do that when i was young and i got bored of that band, barely listen to them anymore. Shame really, i quite liked Sum 41.
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#30
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i end up getting sick of the artist after a couple of days, then stop, then 6 months later i do it all again

That's exactly what I do. I don't think it ever gets old, truthfully. The songs stay with you and, I believe that, say, for some odd reason or other, you were unable to listen to songs for a few months, or possibly years, that, if you were able to listen once again, it would almost be some sort of bliss. Certainly, after being withheld from you, the music would be that much better. Strange. Anyways, I always get on a certain kick for an artist, listen to them madd, then just suddenly stop, and move onto another one. Few months later, I do it all again. Just like the kid said.
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#31
i think it's ridiculous to do. I haven't heard a band I could actually be satisfied with listening to by itself. If you have, you should try expanding your musical horizons. There are far too many different types of sounds and melodies I like listening to, and if there was one artist who has actually incorporated all of them....I sure as hell haven't heard anything about them.

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#32
i've exposed myself to a ton of different music. and no matter what i'm listening to at one moment in time i always have room for frank black. and a lot of him.
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#33
I only listen to Death. Because everyone else is rubbish in comparison.
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#34
No, if you overplay things, you may get bored of the songs and begin to hate the thing you loved in the first place. I speak from experience of listening to too much Guns N' Roses, I still love them but cannot bear to listen to them much which is sad.
#35
Quote by Jonny92
Listen to who you want as much as you want

but listening to one artist too much can reduce your creativity and you may end up 'killing' that artist and never liking them again

but id say its fine


I especially agree with the fact that if you listen to an artist too much you "burn out" on them.

Listening to something even once can open a door for your creativity. At least for me
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#36
as long as you don't limit yourself, then sure listen to one band
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#37
I used to listen to just one band, but after a while it got boring and I started listening to different bands as well. I'm glad I did, cause otherwise I would've missed out on a lot of good music.
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#38
No, but you should definitely try and force yourself to take a break from listening to them, and find new bands.
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#39
No its not bad. It doesnt kill your creativity. But if you try to write music, you'll find that you write songs that sound too much like that artist.