Are you addicted to a genre of music?

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Are you addicted to a genre of music?

Postby AnthonyCFox » Thu Jan 02, 2014 2:57 am

For the last year and a half I've made a few attempts at writing "Epic" or "Trailer" music. If you're not familiar, it's a style. Here's one of several compilations on YouTube that have gotten millions of views https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WU7SGn0MeP0

I really like the style, but I'll admit, the "millions of views" is a big part of why I was trying to work in the genre.

A couple of days ago I started a new project and decided that starting with drums, then bass, keys, and finally guitar, I was just going to make parts that I thought sounded cool together and not worry about targeting any particular genre.

I'm not done yet, but it's definitely jazz fusion. No question. It's not a surprise really. Deep down it's the music I aspire to and my biggest hesitation about making it is that my guitar chops are nowhere near the level expected for the genre. Well, that and there's hardly a market for it.

I can't improvise at Frank Gambale or Pat Metheny's level but with a DAW, I might be able to fake it. And, I don't know if I have a choice, really. I don't think I can make any other style of music. At least not right now. I want it too bad. I just lose interest in trying to make any other kind of music.

Would any other addicts like to share their "experience, strength and hope"? Yeah. Been there; done that. :wink:
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Re: Are you addicted to a genre of music?

Postby Quirq » Mon Jan 06, 2014 1:15 pm

I listen to classical music in the car because there's no CD player and it's the only music on the radio that I can stand (unless they play Mozart or Bach :roll: :lol:).

But other than that, I listen to prog and nothing but prog. I really don't get the whole "I listen to anything" mentality. I guess I would listen to other stuff if I liked it, but other music just doesn't do anything for me.

That also means that the paltry, miniscule amount of music I make is also just prog – it's what I like, so as you say, it's what I aspire to make. Shame my guitar/bass/keyboard/drum programming skills are not that great :lol:

I'd probably be a lot better if I stuck to one instrument, but it really doesn't help when you spread your efforts around several instruments as well as learning recording and mixing skills – you never get a decent amount of practice on any one thing. But on the plus side, I very rarely have creative differences with myself :mrgreen:

I guess one of the good things about prog is that, as a genre, it's huge and you've got everything from electronic to typical band set-up and prog-folk to prog-metal and beyond, so there's plenty of scope.

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Re: Are you addicted to a genre of music?

Postby GraysonPeddie » Mon Sep 22, 2014 11:46 pm

I mostly listen to ambient, new age, Celtic, chill, classical, a bit of smooth jazz, and a bit of downtempo. I sometimes listen to soundtrack music which is pretty much just Disney. Really, I'm into modern architecture (the Future World of Epcot and Swan & Dolphin-Boardwalk Inn area where I can walk from Hollywood Studios to Epcot) and nature (Animal Kingdom), so I tend to listen to Tokyo Tomorrowland (better than Walt Disney World's Tomorrowland as their music sounded a bit cold to me especially with the bassline) music, Innoventions music at Epcot, and Animal Kingdom music (The Tree of Life Three, Oasis Dawn Rising, Spring, Rain, etc.). As for Tokyo Tomorrowland, Innoventions, and Animal Kingdom music, I don't know where all that genre falls into.

I do like to make music, but it's hard to come up with original music. I don't feel like borrowing ideas from Summer Shuffle from the album of Distant Thunder by Checkfield or Innoventions music that is played at Epcot. Heh... Even if that is what all that inspiration came from. Has anyone walked around Epcot (the Future World) at Walt Disney World? Or maybe around Swan & Dolphin area? Boardwalk Inn? Sure, the Boardwalk Inn does not have that modern architecture look, but imagine living in a city with no cars at all. That's all I dream about.

So perhaps I could say that I don't have any kind of addiction to one genre as a whole.
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Re: Are you addicted to a genre of music?

Postby dakylla » Sat Sep 27, 2014 2:34 pm

reggae all the way !!!

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Re: Are you addicted to a genre of music?

Postby Kegek » Wed Oct 15, 2014 10:11 am

I don't have a favourite genre. Every genre has good and bad songs.
The only genre I really can't stand is pop.

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Re: Are you addicted to a genre of music?

Postby GraysonPeddie » Mon Oct 20, 2014 12:19 am

Kegek wrote:I don't have a favourite genre. Every genre has good and bad songs.
The only genre I really can't stand is pop.

Today's pop music? I can't stand them, either, but I do like Michael Jackson a lot.
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Re: Are you addicted to a genre of music?

Postby blast0id » Mon Feb 01, 2016 2:26 pm

GraysonPeddie wrote:
Kegek wrote:I don't have a favourite genre. Every genre has good and bad songs.
The only genre I really can't stand is pop.

Today's pop music? I can't stand them, either, but I do like Michael Jackson a lot.

haha, yeah, I would have to agree, as a whole the pop genre sucks a monkeys asshole, there are some bright spots here and there throughout both the span of "talent" and the lifespan of the genre... granted it's like looking into the starry night and being able to pick the planets from the stars, but there are some, and I would say a few that haven't even hardly been given a listen...

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Re: Are you addicted to a genre of music?

Postby folderol » Tue Feb 02, 2016 6:05 pm

I listen to a wide range of stuff, but tend to avoid obvious 'formula' music. I also rarely look at stuff where someone says "Hey look what I produced in just 2 hours". I generally prefer highly melodic songs/compositions, especially if there's some decent harmonising, call-response, etc.

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Re: Are you addicted to a genre of music?

Postby White Wraith » Wed Jul 20, 2016 3:54 am

Electronic Dance Music, especially the kind played at festivals.
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Re: Are you addicted to a genre of music?

Postby AlexTheBassist » Tue Oct 23, 2018 11:45 pm

I am totally addicted to prog/math, art rock, post rock and classical music. I'm less addicted to tobacco than to those genres.
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Re: Are you addicted to a genre of music?

Postby chaocrator » Wed Oct 24, 2018 5:52 am

yes. 3 of them.
1) gothic rock (mainly 80s, i strongly dislike later metal influences)
2) goa trance
3) AC/DC :mrgreen:

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Re: Are you addicted to a genre of music?

Postby tavasti » Wed Oct 24, 2018 8:28 am

AnthonyCFox wrote:For the last year and a half I've made a few attempts at writing "Epic" or "Trailer" music. If you're not familiar, it's a style. Here's one of several compilations on YouTube that have gotten millions of views https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WU7SGn0MeP0

I've been trying to create something like that also, viewtopic.php?f=9&t=19104
I also listen some that kind of music, for example Antti Martikainen, https://open.spotify.com/artist/5GETpZj ... keDYKeUKjg

In general, I'm addicted to melodic hard rock / melodic metal. I listen music all the time when I awake.
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Re: Are you addicted to a genre of music?

Postby Frank Carvalho » Sat Nov 10, 2018 4:22 pm

Prog. I am a confessed prog-head. Notice there's a mellotron in my signature.
I do like many other music genres, but when it gets down to writing and arranging, it's always been prog. Mainly.
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