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offline EpicMegatrax from Greatest Hits on 2022-07-24 05:03 [#02620086]
Points: 19286 Status: Regular



so i am walking onto the bridge, lighting up a zig, and
i've put on nirvana again for some reason, and the chorus of
"smells like teen spirit" is running along downside my arms,
and... no, wait, that's the wind

but, anyways, i'm thinking. when asked about "smells like
teen spirit," grohl said something like: "Kurt made us
practice the opening of that over and over and over until we
had it exactly right"

and then i'm thinking, yeah, this is a three-piece, you have
a limited set of tools to work with: kurt's voice, kurt's
guitar, kurt's pedals, krist's bass, dave's drums. and then
the songs are like, three chords, for an added challenge,
and what do you have left here but cleverness with timing,
switching on pedals like patch changes, and... hmm

right away, yes, there are a lot of short staccato notes in
the bass during the verse, but the chorus, they go glide,
like duntduntdunt vs. dunnnnnn

then, ooh! what are the drums doing? i fix on... i dunno the
right drum words. crash? ride?

i'll put it in terms that actually make sense to me: there's
a crash cymbal start of every bar, kind of for emphasis, but
then it does the techno thing where it's three measures of
the same and the fourth you riff it up for tension, and the
crash waits like two beats or so vs. its position in the
previous identical three

and then it's like the crash is controlled by an arp and you
switch up the rate, 4/1, 2/1, 1/1 until finally it's landing
somewhere around 1/4 by the time "...denial, denial"

and i think that last segment, denial, denial, that's what i
need to tear apart, because all the things are switched on.
but there is also something in the buildup and

yes, all i have to do is keep playing this and stewing on it
and i could steal quite a lot from this.


 

offline mermaidman on 2022-07-24 19:44 [#02620100]
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kurt's voice, kurt's guitar, kurt's pedals, krist's bass,
dave's drums make five pieces bro


 

online Hyperflake from Wirral (United Kingdom) on 2022-07-24 20:25 [#02620102]
Points: 30361 Status: Regular



LAZY_TITLE


 

offline recycle from Where is Phobiazero (Lincoln) (United States) on 2022-07-26 00:07 [#02620122]
Points: 38443 Status: Regular



He’s prol still alive like Elvis


 

offline BlatantEcho from All over (United States) on 2022-07-31 01:55 [#02620188]
Points: 7208 Status: Regular



I refuse to use YouTube anymore (dirty company).
But, when I did, I watched a video about this song.
'What makes this song great'
Pretty good.

The thing *I* always liked, is the slight ...
drag/hesitation... in the drums on beat one.

It's like they are a few miliseconds behind, and trying to
catch up the whole track. Listen for the crash on the
downbeat. It's just a hair behind.
It pushes the song along (I think the YouTube guy said
that).

Real grove, real anticipation, real feel.
A simple song, but played the way it's played --- a true
masterpiece.



 

offline EpicMegatrax from Greatest Hits on 2022-08-01 00:54 [#02620214]
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It's like they are a few miliseconds behind, and trying
to catch up the whole track. Listen for the crash on the
downbeat. It's just a hair behind. It pushes the song
along


see, you're on it. you can't use 17 plugins, you have to be
very deliberate because of how little you have to work with,
and yes, just things like this from there.

my favorite touch is the kickSnarekick, kickSnarekick in the
intro as the bass slides

that i'm not out to write such arrangements myself, just,
keep listening to this, keep thinking, you'll get plenty out
of it that you can use in your own stuff

(I think the YouTube guy said that).

you ruined it


 


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