#1
ok weve been argueing lately about pop punk. does it really matter if a song is pretty much 80% or 100% chords? i mean as long as theyre great songs it shouldnt really matter. i dunno, i guess hes just branching off into metal. ok like i listen to metal too but...theres nothing wrong with simplicity is there?
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#3
No. Zombie is like, four chords and it's a really effective song. Not everything in a song is about solo or guitar wankery.
#4
I replied in the other thread....There isn't anything wrong with simplicity, it's called minimalism and said style has produced many many great songs. Technique isn't half as important to making a great song as emotion is....
#6
As long as it sounds good. Greenday is made up of pretty much all power chords, but they have a huge fanbase.
#7
so pretty much you're saying you aren't good enough to play metal, but your bassist wants you to?
#8
Blur - Song 2
The Ramones - Blitzkreig Bop

definately not. those two songs are amazing and are just chords.
#9
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#10
You guys should have been arguing about English grammar.

I personally like my music a little more complex; I don't hear music, I listen to it, and I can spot shoddy musicianship.

But I'm a minority. There's the other huge part of the population that couldn't care less about music's complexity. If it's got a catchy song, then it's good.

I'm not arguing for one or the other.
#11
not everything has to be necrophagist or symphony x.Behemoth is metal and they really don't have anything technical and use chords a lot.in fact many times restraint is a good thing.
#14
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god, i hate people like that...

Why?
I also like music a little more complex and crafted. I don't mind if the chord progression is a little more obscure, but there's a limit to how many songs with open chords and power chords that i can listen to
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#15
maybe he is getting bored of simple things. personally for me i cant stand just playing easy songs cus it really does make all the hours of practice pointless if your just gonna do chords or simple lead lines.
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#17
No, in fact even some metal is rather simplistic. We call it "Nu-metal."
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I replied in the other thread....There isn't anything wrong with simplicity, it's called minimalism and said style has produced many many great songs. Technique isn't half as important to making a great song as emotion is....

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Simplicity can be great;The Ramones,for example-a few chords and some epic songs.
#19
Music needs to be rly complicated just like the Internet needs to be rly serious business.

...modes and scales are still useless.


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#20
so long as it has some lush vocals and vocal melodies then a few simple chords are fine imo
#21
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I'm a huge believer in the whole "if it sounds good, go for it" thing.


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To me i favour melody more and emotion.
#22
simplicity in some cases is quite hard to achieve,

example, I could write iron maiden-esk lead runs and awesome solos before I could put together my own simple 3 chord progression, mostly because i avoided all pop-punk when i was teaching myself to play.

there was a time when i was jealous of pop-punk bands for being able to just play chords and make it sound good,

but i've gotten over that hump and four years on i'm back to wishing i could be super complex and crazy like (insert famous shredder here)
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#23
If you are listening to it then no. If you are playing it then yes... Since your hand will get tied quickly...
#24
music is like eating to me. somtimes junkfood is great but from time to time a real nice menu is great, too. everything got its right to exists.