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post #26 of (permalink) Old 02-09-13, 11:02 PM
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This thread started with someone being upset that common song progressions have made it to metal, and that this is a new trend. Pretty sure every band relies on those compositions, aside from those that decide to go linear in their song writing and not repeat progressions in their songs (ie. the abuse of time signatures and sweet sweet tone). I think your disappointment lies in that you've spent so long listening to the same progressions in songs regardless of genre that you're actually noticing that all the music we're talking about comes from 12 notes and their octaves. There's only so much musicians can do to make it interesting and new within the confines of western music theory. Tuning lower sure creates wicked tones and heavier music (thanks, Black Sabbath) but at some point you're going to hear something new and compare it to something you know and realize it's all the same or that the new guys are ripping off the old guys, whatever angle you want to take on it.

Intro, verse, chorus, verse, chorus, bridge, chorus, outro and all it's variants are going nowhere fast, but can take on many forms and aren't limited to a genre.

In short, I agree with ThatOtherGuy.

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