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okay so i have this essay to write but i think the topic may make for good pit talk. what genre of music has affected your life the most. in what way? can you site a specific artist/band/album?
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okay so i have this essay to write but i think the topic may make for good pit talk. what genre of music has affected your life the most. in what way? can you site a specific artist/band/album?



i had the same project


late 60's and 70's british rock has affected me the most...its opened my eyes and made me respect music and musical instruments, it has made me want to grow as a person, and its a good stress reliever
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i had the same project


late 60's and 70's british rock has affected me the most...its opened my eyes and made me respect music and musical instruments, it has made me want to grow as a person, and its a good stress reliever



That's what progressive music has done for me. I never really listened to composition or melody or anything before I started listening to progressive music. Before that, music was more of just a way to keep my brain stimulated; kinda background noise. But now I understand what makes something musical, and I finally understand the difference between good and bad music. Music is a much bigger part of my life because of the type of music I listen to now.
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That's what progressive music has done for me. I never really listened to composition or melody or anything before I started listening to progressive music. Before that, music was more of just a way to keep my brain stimulated; kinda background noise. But now I understand what makes something musical, and I finally understand the difference between good and bad music. Music is a much bigger part of my life because of the type of music I listen to now.



right on man...the music each of us like is what our soul NEEDS

once our brain can comprehend that we have a great realization of just about everything
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That's what progressive music has done for me. I never really listened to composition or melody or anything before I started listening to progressive music. Before that, music was more of just a way to keep my brain stimulated; kinda background noise. But now I understand what makes something musical, and I finally understand the difference between good and bad music. Music is a much bigger part of my life because of the type of music I listen to now.


thats funny because progressive music is boring as hell
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thats funny because progressive music is boring as hell
Says you.

Probably Classic Rock has effected me the most. If my parents hadn't been into Classic Rock, I probably wouldn't have picked up the guitar, and I probably wouldn't be as much into music as I am now.
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thats funny because progressive music is boring as hell


Actually, I've heard of this condition called "audio fatigue". Rather than boring, I think that there are so many aspects in progressive music that you aren't used to hearing with whatever style of music you're into, that your brain gets tired from trying to keep up with everything that's going on all at once. And you're probably confusing this with boredom.
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#9
It saved me. Gave me guidance and direction and a goal to reach in life. Without music, I know not who I would be, but I would not be who I am today.
#10
Pop punk, because when I played it on bass people wanted to be my friend.
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#11
Whatever they played in the 90's.

90's ftw!


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#12
My life is a mess. Music is what keeps me going. I am also glad i am learning how to play piano, piano is pretty is awesome, gives me another reason to live.

EDIT: I forgot to read the first post, only the title.

Anyway, Classical Music and Metal keep me going
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My life is a mess. Music is what keeps me going. I am also glad i am learning how to play piano, piano is pretty is awesome, gives me another reason to live.



im learning piano too


my 7 years of guitar is making it quicker for me to learn piano...so im really enjoying it..one more thing to live for
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When you got nothing in your life to live for, live to piss everyone else off.

Arrogance ftw!


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good metal makes my life worth living


Good metal???

Explain.


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Actually, I've heard of this condition called "audio fatigue". Rather than boring, I think that there are so many aspects in progressive music that you aren't used to hearing with whatever style of music you're into, that your brain gets tired from trying to keep up with everything that's going on all at once. And you're probably confusing this with boredom.

To me, progressive music's inherent lack of form is what makes it boring. Most progressive musicians aren't aware of the usefulness of form in music. They probably think that forms are too limiting as wel. However, forms, when handled by artists who know the rules and conventions of forms, can be twisted and manipulated in creative ways, which creates another dimension of expression. Progressive music, on the other hand, is always assumed to lack form and that anything goes. No matter how smooth the transitions are between sections in prog are, its lack of bind and inability to fully develop motifs and thematic ideas makes it boring and amateur to me.

...modes and scales are still useless.


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Good metal???

Explain.


oh i see what you did there. you implied that there is no such thing as good metal. clever. cleverrrrrrrrrrr...
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oh i see what you did there. you implied that there is no such thing as good metal. clever. cleverrrrrrrrrrr...


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I think I speak for most of us when I say that without music we would be dead inside. The power to express yourself in a way that everyone can relate to is the most awesome gift anyone can have and develop.

I listen to anything that catches my ear. But listening to prog, classical and jazz has made me dig deep into the real copositional and scientific nature of music. Before I was just like "Yeah this sounds good, I'll play it". Now that I know where certain things fit and what works, it has opened my eyes and broadened my horizons rather than limiting me.

Only when you know the rules can you break them. This is what composing music has taught me.
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#21
Bob Dylan taught me to look out of the box and enjoy life. U2 showed me that there are some truly great feelings in life. Music Is one of the few things I have ever been truly proud of.
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#22
How has music affected my life?
It has opened up a whole new world of art and people to me, brought me through some difficult times, helped me express myself better, and it helps me understand myself better.
The genres that do this for me are classic rock and Alternative. Bands, Joy Division, Pink Floyd, The Who, Radiohead, and many more.
#23
Radiohead ftw!


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#24
Dark Side of the Moon was the album that changed music from just background noise into art, for me at least. Basically, good music makes me tingle all over and makes me want to hug a lot of people. Except Animal Collective. That makes me want to dance with and lick people.
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Dark Side of the Moon was the album that changed music from just background noise into art, for me at least. Basically, good music makes me tingle all over and makes me want to hug a lot of people. Except Animal Collective. That makes me want to dance with and lick people.



DSOTM changed my life too
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To me, progressive music's inherent lack of form is what makes it boring. Most progressive musicians aren't aware of the usefulness of form in music. They probably think that forms are too limiting as wel. However, forms, when handled by artists who know the rules and conventions of forms, can be twisted and manipulated in creative ways, which creates another dimension of expression. Progressive music, on the other hand, is always assumed to lack form and that anything goes. No matter how smooth the transitions are between sections in prog are, its lack of bind and inability to fully develop motifs and thematic ideas makes it boring and amateur to me.


Fair enough. At least you can explain your thought process, and didn't just say "Prog is boring."
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All of the music i play/listen to has given me a pretty equal amount of change. But, classic rock like Aerosmith, AC/DC and Black Sabbath got me into guitar. My dad introduced me to those bands when i was like, 11. And its been a nonstop out of control descent into being a gearhead from there.
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#28
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Fair enough. At least you can explain your thought process, and didn't just say "Prog is boring."


+1

But seriously, prog kicks ass

Any Opeth album opened my eyes to what songwriting and good songwriting is
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I finally understand the difference between good and bad music.


So do I,


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Whatever they played in the 90's.

90's ftw!


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#34
Lots of ways, with music I belive I've found my identity..

And the groupies and booze..
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#35
Music gives me a boner

For reals
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#36
There is nothing conceptually better than music, preferably rock n roll. Common man's poetry. Life isn't life without it. Sgt. Pepper, Hysteria, The Stone Roses, Definitely Maybe, that's what it's all about.
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Maybe I just wanna breathe
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#37
Just the fact that I picked up guitar affected me because thats what I wanna do for life. I think when I started being open minded about what I listen to it made me a better person because I stopped being so judgemental to everyone and there music tastes and I was bad for that. It helps me express myself when im feeling down or angry. I consider myself open minded about anything rock and metal music. Just look at my profile you'll see how my music genres jump from one to the other.
#38
I can't listen to music anymore without disecting it into pieces and observing how it's played, what scales are used etc... It's a curse!
#39
Whe I realized when I was the happiest when I was at a concert of some sort
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#40
Metal.

When I listened to 'punk' bands like Green Day or Sum 41 I was a lairy little shit, but ever since I've listened to metal I think I've become a better person. Or maybe I just matured a bit, i don't know.
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