#1
Hi guys,
When you listen To guitar, how do you know it's country, classic rock, modern rock ...?
#2
By what it sounds like?!
Your question's kind of hard to answer.
How do you tell any genre apart from another?
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#3
go listen to country modern rock and classic rock then compare and contrast the differances
#4
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#5
i think he wants to know how to class songs in sub-genres. like metallica isn't just metal, its THRASH metal. and DragonForce isn't just metal, its POWER metal

right?
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#6
listen to a ****load of music, make up your own goddamn mind
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#7
vocals - listen to what the lyrics are about, how the lyrics are vocalized ect. (ex. if they sing about their pickup truck, chances are it's country haha)
guitar - is it acoustic? Heavily distorted? Any reverb on there? Effects and sounds can be combined to create a unique sound for a unique genre.
Beat - 4/4 is very common with all types of music. 5/4 and it's probably hard rock or metal. 23/16 you're listening to something crazy like Meshuggah which is pretty heavy stuff.

Theres more but im not gonna waste my time haha
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Quote by KGB_INC
i think he wants to know how to class songs in sub-genres. like metallica isn't just metal, its THRASH metal. and DragonForce isn't just metal, its POWER metal
right?


Yes, that's a partt of my question.

Quote by kingofdudes161
guitar - is it acoustic? Heavily distorted? Any reverb on there? Effects and sounds can be combined to create a unique sound for a unique genre.


You mean?!
#9
To be honest i'd say genre is mostly linked to the artist.

But for if you want to work it out based on song's, listen out for little niches that are in every genre, like blue's... lot's of blues notes, bends, slides and vibratos with a nice thick sounding bassline and usually a straight forward beat and some soulfull (i dont know a better word to descbribe it) singing to it.
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#10
Quote by kingofdudes161
vocals - listen to what the lyrics are about, how the lyrics are vocalized ect. (ex. if they sing about their pickup truck, chances are it's country haha)
guitar - is it acoustic? Heavily distorted? Any reverb on there? Effects and sounds can be combined to create a unique sound for a unique genre.
Beat - 4/4 is very common with all types of music. 5/4 and it's probably hard rock or metal. 23/16 you're listening to something crazy like Meshuggah which is pretty heavy stuff.

Theres more but im not gonna waste my time haha


Meshuggah use 4/4. They play polyrhythms over this. But the structure is 4/4.
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#11
Who cares, play and let others decide if they really want to know.

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#13
You need to learn the characteristics of each genre to perfectly define it.
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