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#1
So much negativity in that other thread.

I like the key-change-for-last-chorus thing, it's so cheese.
#6
Lots of time signature changes. Fuck the haters. They just can't count.
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#8
Hmm I like when everything goes silent except for the singer, especially at the end. Shit's cool.
#10
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Simple progressions in general.

Power chords. Sing song choruses.
#13
A barrage of open string brakadonas.
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#14
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So much negativity in that other thread.

I like the key-change-for-last-chorus thing, it's so cheese.

I also like the key change for the last chorus, as well as clapping in songs. I'm assuming those probably both came from my love of The Ramones. I also really like breakdowns, especially when the rhythm is interesting.
#15
The drums and vocals only breakdown!

Also guitar solos that mimick the vocal melody.
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#16
Tom Waits anything he does.


Waits for President 2012.
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#18
Philip Glass.
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#20
big fan of the 4-to-8-beat drop it out and BRING IT ALL BACK MOTHERFUCKER move myself

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#21
Crescendos.

The grunt before heavy riff thing, if done correctly.

Clean intros.

Drum fills.

Brushes in jazz.

Reprising a riff later in the song with a slightly different feel.
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#23
It's not really a musical gimmick, more a performance gimmick, but I love it when bands incorporate visuals and shit into live performances.
#25
Has nothing to do with the music but band t-shirts. Especially concert tees.
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#26
Hair/glam metal.
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#27
When everything is silence and you are waiting for the next song, suddenly BAM.
And lots of upbeat thing-y.
Do you feel like I do!?
#30
this minor ii-V sub where you sub the ii by throwing another third underneath, play the 3-5-7-9 of the dominant and end on the minor chord.

essentially if you had a ii-V in Cm it'd become a Bb7 - Bm7b5 - Cm7. so you get that chromatic walkup.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FZPhjD90fT0

happens at :18. i heard some tune by some popular new dude and he totally lifted that exact lick too. but i'd imagine it's in a ton of places.

also, i'm compiling instances of what i deem "the lick 2". once you learn it you'll hear it everywhere.

http://www.noteflight.com/scores/view/483a1f66f8302fa8de66faecdab420fddf6dee1e
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#31
In an electronic/dance/pop song when the drums like "Dun.....Dun......Dun.....Dun Dun.Dun.Dun.DunDunDun"

Basically, this:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=tg00YEETFzg#t=113s
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#32
I can see how certain chord progressions and harmonic textures can be cliche, but I don't see how something like that could be gimmicky.
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#33
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When everything is silence and you are waiting for the next song, suddenly BAM.
And lots of upbeat thing-y.

That reminds me. Chinas on the offbeat. Chinas. On the motherfucking. Offbeat.

Also that 3-over-4 thing on the hi-hat or splash which bands like PT and Katatonia do.
#34
Half-timing the last chorus to make it more emotional.

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#35
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Half-timing the last chorus to make it more emotional.



This.


Also, having the snare on 2 and 4 for a phrase and then switching it to 3 over the same riff or vice versa.
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#36
Quote by The Madcap
I can see how certain chord progressions and harmonic textures can be cliche, but I don't see how something like that could be gimmicky.


i know what you mean, but i feel like it's gimmicky if that harmony is used to say overtly "this is me doing this genre".
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#37
fade outs.

As in EPIC fade outs. It's kind of a cheap and easy way of ending a song, but it can sound good.
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#38
stage names rule.

also, bands who wear costumes/conceal their faces (The Locust, Devo, The Browns, Hewhocannotbenamed)
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#39
For some reason i kind of like a lot of terrible synth vocals in metal. Also a big fan of acoustic in metal brah
#40
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also, bands who wear costumes/conceal their faces (The Locust, Devo, The Browns, Hewhocannotbenamed)
I like that too.

I like when a song cuts out at a noisy point and it's just acoustic for a bit, then kicks back in.

This:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=WgqX_KXmc90#t=172s
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