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March 31, 2012 05:05:03 PM
I was thinking, different things about music appeal to different people, and I started analysing what it is that I like about the music I listen to. As it turns out, there are quite a few significant parallels to be drawn between many of my favourite songs.
So my question is this: If you could have a song written to your chosen specifications, written completely to please you, what would it contain? What would those specifications be?
For me it would have to be an alternative rock/metal song. The lyrics would have to be well written and meaningful, without reference to "love", etc., and the vocals would have to have something unique about them. This could be an unusual vocal set up, or accent inflection; it is quite difficult to describe what I'd want here. There should be multiple part vocal harmony though, for sure. Guitars should be distorted, and there should be a melodic guitar solo that doesn't go fast for no good reason but instead fits perfectly with the chord progression, and it should include much use of a wah pedal. The chord sequences should also be quite original and if possible would evoke some emotion. The drums would not just be a tool to keep metronomic time, but instead would be as important as the guitar and vocal parts, providing interesting and skilful core rhythms to the piece that can be reflected in other parts. The bass should be big.