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Old 25-09-2012, 09:31 AM   #21
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Re: Do you analyze other people's songs?

Constantly.

And I believe its a great way of learning.

Still can't get my head around some things though. Like how the F* old reggae songs got the bass so awesome.

Im happy with my bass now. It works. It didn't before. But its not awesome. And I want awesome.

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Old 01-10-2012, 03:02 PM   #22
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Re: Do you analyze other people's songs?

It's impossible for me to listen to music and not break it down. Maybe the very first time I can just enjoy it, but on repeated listens I'm always analyzing.

Things I analyze:

Chord Progression - Music school has given me the ability to hear what relation each chord has to each other, aka Relative pitch. Though, I do not have perfect pitch, I can hear what a progression is: i VI ii V and such.

Maintaining Interest - Most music I like has very little actual musical material. It's repetitive but doesn't seem like it is. It's amazing how much just changing one thing can hold a listeners attention. It's not about "coming up" with something amazing, it's about making someone want to keep listening to your music.

Production - I've taken a few production classes, but am still a beginner. I've just begun to listen for different production techniques such as panning, creating spectral space for each instrument, compression as well as production being used for aesthetic purposes rather than utility.

A Unique Quality - That's what makes good music. There's a shit ton of great stuff out there that I don't like. It just means it doesn't communicate with me on a personal level. But, I can still tell if the expression is truly original or just trying to prescribe to a "successful" formula.

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Old 02-10-2012, 07:37 AM   #23
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Re: Do you analyze other people's songs?

If you have even just a basic knowledge of music or music theory it's kind of hard not to. Not that I'm an expert on either.

I tend to passively analyze the stuff I listen to, which I guess is basically just the difference between hearing and actually listening. Songs are often more satisfying that way, because the qualities of the music stand out and you get to actively appreciate them. In my experience, it also allows you to connect more with the ideas and emotions being evoked in the song.
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Old 02-10-2012, 08:40 AM   #24
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Re: Do you analyze other people's songs?

You have to breakdown your influences to grow your own style. That is what I believe. All day I will be thinking of how and what chord or whatever it took to make the music I am listening to. So much to learn.
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Re: Do you analyze other people's songs?

Yes, I am always analyzing music. I find I learn a huge amount about composition by thinking critically about what I am listening to. I generally go back and forth between listening to the orchestration(how things are voiced and what instrumentation/timbral combinations,etc), harmony, rhythmic motifs, and form.
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Old 25-10-2012, 07:42 AM   #26
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Re: Do you analyze other people's songs?

not only other peoples songs, also their habits, their intentions, what they do and why they do it ?!?

It becomes automatic after a while so i guess i analyse other people songs yeah...

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