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Hey guys, I need to write a paper for my Interpersonal Communications about slang terms used among a social community. For my social community I was going to pick musicians.
Some slang terms that I currently have are "break up", "muddy", "sloppy", and "clean" (in terms of playing). What are some other common slang terms used by musicians (I'm blanking out at the moment)? Any help is appreciated.
Last edited by schecter ftw at Mar 25, 2014,
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pups = pickups for guitars.
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Hello.
I'm looking for professional bongo-ists and triangle-ists to make a Progressive Technical Brutal Death Metal band
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#12
Djent or djenty? As in that "that tone is djenty"


P'ups? That's more an abbreviation but hey.


I guess "shred" is too as it means someone playing lead guitar quickly.


"Squeelies" too for the harmonics whether it be natural with a tremolo or pinched harmonics.


Also "whammy bar" isn't a correct term, it's actually called a tremolo.
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Killin'.
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Animal.

All interchangeable, means really ****ing good.
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I dunno if this is a real thing but my friend's dad says a drummer is "in the pocket" to mean that he is keeping perfect rhythm/tempo. We all started saying it too. I'm assuming that this might have been a saying back in the day? Do any of you ever say this? Ever heard it?
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#18
there's a ton of jazz slang...hip, shed, blow, cat, axe, lick, changes, there's so much more...


"I heard that cat blowing over some hip changes on his axe the other day when I was shedding."
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I dunno if this is a real thing but my friend's dad says a drummer is "in the pocket" to mean that he is keeping perfect rhythm/tempo. We all started saying it too. I'm assuming that this might have been a saying back in the day? Do any of you ever say this? Ever heard it?


Yes I have heard of this term before. Thank you everyone for the suggestions I appreciate it.
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#20
Fear, jealousy, and insecurity.

As in, 'That guy has chops (and is way better than me)! I'd better practice...'
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#22
A tease is when, in the structure of the song, you play a reduced version of a section that comes later on in the song. Like if you were to play an intro, verse, then the first half of the chorus or something, then another verse, bridge, and then the full chorus. Just off the top of my head.

Also, there's a lot of lingo regarding drum beats, though all I can think of is metal-related. Instead of explaining, I'd suggest just youtubing them. Try skank beats, blastbeats, and grinds.

Good luck.
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P'ups? That's more an abbreviation but hey.

I hate this one. I do not have a tiny dog on my guitar
#24
Brutal
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pups
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Chops, djent, swag, yolo
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#26
d-beat
chug
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#27
bottom end, crunch, mean, growl, juicy, fat, warm. I guess this is all tone-slang though.
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#31
in the pocket

...modes and scales are still useless.


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#32
pocket. groove. chops. play the head. blow the changes (take a solo over the chord changes). from the top. swing. funky. twangy. meedley weedely.
and if it goes beyond slang, if you can include jargon, then oh god you could talk all day about it.
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#33
That guitarist was mad plink-plonk strappado-arming up and beyond the axe teeth like a pulsing mosquito tumor. I mean the sound just flew straight orange.
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Quote by vilk
I dunno if this is a real thing but my friend's dad says a drummer is "in the pocket" to mean that he is keeping perfect rhythm/tempo. We all started saying it too. I'm assuming that this might have been a saying back in the day? Do any of you ever say this? Ever heard it?

This and "groove" are good rhythm terms.
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That guitarist was mad plink-plonk strappado-arming up and beyond the axe teeth like a pulsing mosquito tumor. I mean the sound just flew straight orange.


#40
Lick - A serious of notes/hopefully a melody played by an instrument in the lead section during a solo

Riff - A serious of notes played multiple times during a song or piece of music in the rhythm section; A motif.
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