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Started by gumlygumly on May 18, 2021 12:23:01 PM
'slow bit in the middle' best songs? ...

don' know the corrct precise musical term or genre ...

thisonehasalittlehat - 20 May 2021 14:42:12 (#37 of 50)

My point was that its hard to have a discussion about music without (a) some music, or (b) a sufficient shared vocabulary to discuss it in the absence of music.

Oh right, because I thought what you said was: I find this style of thread in the music folder quite interesting in a way, its like a group of colour-blind people trying to describe a Jackson Pollock painting.

Which doesn't seem quite the same, unless you think the colour-blind people simply lack exemplars or a vocabulary to carry out that description. I definitely got the impression you were trying to communicate that posters were somehow incapable of describing the objects under discussion, because they were by analogy colour-blind to mustic, not simply ill-prepared to do so. But I recognise now that was definitely my mistake, probably arising from a lack of shared vocabulary between us.

peacalmer - 20 May 2021 15:49:33 (#38 of 50)

Instrumental break - wordless section between two blocks of the vocals, eg the guitar solo after "wish I'd never been born at all" in Bohemian Rhapsody.

Key change - tonal shift that emphasizes a mood while repeating other aspects of the song eg Michael Jackson's Earth Song to indicate he's REALLY ANGSTY or possibly because Jarvis Cocker is putting him off

Middle eight - a midsection that is vocally and melodically different to the preceding part of the song eg the "oh my lord" section of Boney M's Mary's Boy Child.

Vocal bridge - like the middle eight but talky, eg Boney M's "but with his drinking" exposition in Rasputin.

peacalmer - 20 May 2021 15:52:15 (#39 of 50)

I might've made some or all of that up.

moto748 - 20 May 2021 16:00:15 (#40 of 50)

I think the main point chank is trying to impress is that he's smarter than everyone else, and the main person he is trying to impress this upon is himself. But I might be mistaken, I suppose.

Possibly. But if so, he's hardly the only one.

TommyDGNR8 - 20 May 2021 16:00:37 (#41 of 50)

#36 isn't an "or" question.

thisonehasalittlehat - 20 May 2021 17:00:15 (#42 of 50)

#40 you would think that cos you is fik.

ChankNolen - 20 May 2021 17:36:05 (#43 of 50)

'Oh right, because I thought what you said was: I find this style of thread in the music folder quite interesting in a way, its like a group of colour-blind people trying to describe a Jackson Pollock painting.'

Exactly. My point being, either talk about music using some attempt to use defined musical terms, or post some examples of actual music that might allow people to understand what concept you are groping towards.

But this is why I generally stay out of the music folder.

RosyLovelady - 22 May 2021 10:28:44 (#44 of 50)

Has he gone?

HouseOfLametta - 22 May 2021 11:08:01 (#45 of 50)

I'm just impressed that he has a vocabulary that excludes the words 'slow bit in the middle'.

thisonehasalittlehat - 22 May 2021 11:31:06 (#46 of 50)

I think it was an allusion to phrases like whooooo, bippidy-bop, and plinky-plonk. Which implies he has a poor command of register.

sandy08 - 25 May 2021 22:05:07 (#47 of 50)

About 5 minutes into Roundabout by Yes where they slow down to revisit the acoustic intro with fluttering keyboards and gentle vocals, before the big organ chord and the scratchy riff comes back in.

The second half of the guitar solo in Led Zep's In The Evening - about 30 seconds with chorus/flange guitar in the background, before a big "Oooooh" and then the main riff again.

The other ones that spring to mind if nobody's mentioned them - Suspicious Minds, and Purple's Strange Kind Of Woman.

Eligelis - 25 May 2021 23:20:16 (#48 of 50)

aha - the quiet "in and around the lake" bit.

gumlygumly - 02 Jun 2021 23:45:41 (#49 of 50)

some great links,,,ta for sharing ...BARN BURNER WARNING ...wolf like me ... on the radio ...

Tinymcsmithy - 03 Jun 2021 02:13:28 (#50 of 50)

SLF’s Barbed Wire Love has an odd slow crooning middle bit.

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