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#1
What are some musical clichés that are still awesome no matter how many times they are done?

My list:

Dividing the snare hit from the +s to the 2 and 4 upon repeating a riff
Drums kicking in on the 2nd verse of an acoustic song
6-7-1 progressions
Starting a solo with a bend up to the tonic
Adding a choir or strings when a 'big' bridge or chorus hits
Instruments cutting out on the downbeat and coming back in on 2
The A Capella chorus (sometimes with drums)
A counterpoint vocal part on the last chorus


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#3
The epic key change on the last chorus.
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#4
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The epic key change on the last chorus.



Pretty much this.

The last chorus going up a semitone is just epic, it can't be overused.
#5
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#6
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#7
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Pretty much this.

The last chorus going up a semitone is just epic, it can't be overused.



Usually they go up a full step. I can only think of a few semitone key changes. Selkies is one.
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#9
I like music cliche`s. Although I never really plan on using any of them.


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#10
thedevilsguitar's lyrics are pretty awesome.


I can't be saved, i'm in this cell
So it looks like I just fell
No one even understands
Just like an empty soda can!


The loneliness is starting
to sink in
I'm not gunna have a kin
Let alone some din.


Dem lyrics.
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#11
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Starting a solo with a bend up to the tonic



this is quite literally the way that i start every solo.
#12
Chinas on the offbeat in metal and related genres. That will never get old.
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#13
Quote by StewieSwan
Usually they go up a full step. I can only think of a few semitone key changes. Selkies is one.



You are indeed correct.
I'm really bad at hearing intervals
#15
Yeah, and the Am - F - C- G progression cannot be used enough!
I like how you don't need to use the black keys at the piano when playing in A minor or C major.
Very racist.
#17
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Yeah, and the Am - F - C- G progression cannot be used enough!
I like how you don't need to use the black keys at the piano when playing in A minor or C major.
Very racist.


C-Am-F-G is better
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#18
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C-Am-F-G is better

nah, but those chords are everywhere I tell you.
Some might throw in a D chord to go advanced, but most pop artist avoid that.
#20
The resolution t the root from the major 7th is always something I love.

Taking a generic progression and changing one chord that completely throws you off.

A 12 bar blues. Nuff Said.
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#21
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Uh, C-Am-G-F is where it's at.


Blasphemy. Bieber and Rebecca Black use C-Am-G-F so they win.
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#22
C-G-Am-F. Always and forever. Switching from duple to triple meter for the solo only. Harmonic fucking minor. Singing along to guitar melodies (I'm listening to Death's Human reissue, and it has that shit). Bass or drums only for the first 4 measures. Everything except cuts out except for the snare on beat 4 of a sick riff. Galloped bass drum patterns.

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#23
Also that standard post metal style riff which is 8 straight downstrokes per bar of one chord.
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Harmonic fucking minor.

Also fucking this.
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#24
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Galloped bass drum patterns.



Forgot that one. Iron Maiden thank god every day for it.
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#25
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OH HELL YES
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#26
3 bars of normal drum beat and then snare tom tom snare tom tom snare rest crash. You know what I mean.
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#29
Quote by Trowzaa
3 bars of normal drum beat and then snare tom tom snare tom tom snare rest crash. You know what I mean.


Like the pre-chorus in Everlong? If so, that kind of drum fill is the tits.

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Also that standard post metal style riff which is 8 straight downstrokes per bar of one chord.


I live off that riff.

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#30
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Also that standard post metal style riff which is 8 straight downstrokes per bar of one chord.

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#31
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Like the pre-chorus in Everlong? If so, that kind of drum fill is the tits.


Probably, the first drumming you hear on Love Will Tear Us Apart.
Also, I don't know what you mean by that riff
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#32
Quote by Trowzaa
Probably, the first drumming you hear on Love Will Tear Us Apart.
Also, I don't know what you mean by that riff

Wouldn't it be snare, Bass drum? And not Snare, Tom.

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#33
Either works.
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#35
Quote by Trowzaa
Probably, the first drumming you hear on Love Will Tear Us Apart.
Also, I don't know what you mean by that riff


The part where Dave Grohl is singing "And I wonder..." right before every chorus. Like the last measure is "snare tom tom snare tom tom snare tom tom snare snare snare crash rest"

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#36
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Probably, the first drumming you hear on Love Will Tear Us Apart.
Also, I don't know what you mean by that riff


It's ok, neither do I


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#37
The guitar solo which starts by playing the vocal melody from the chorus.

Bass or drum-only intro

Bass playing the main guitar riff in the intro

Key change in the final chorus
#38
Am->Am with a G#->Am with a G. Just that basstone which keeps going down a semitone (my funny valentine <3)
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