How to Listen to Music Incorrectly and find Superman in the Avengers

From Sideways. I am easily and frequently confused Twitter: https://twitter.com/Sideways440 Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/sideways440 Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/Sideways440 Sources and other general Links: A full analysis of the score: https://www.reddit.com/r/soundtracks/comments/bk68z6/avengers_endgame_full_score_analysis/ 6 Modulations comment: https://www.reddit.com/r/soundtracks/comments/ctreqo/alan_silvestri_avengers_endgame_portals/eyozm6i/ https://www.reddit.com/r/MovieDetails/comments/cicouq/the_song_playing_in_steves_apartment_when_fury/ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m-2qHoEcQx0 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BcnSX319OhI https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kBD1AYOMqmE

What are Slash Chords? | Q+A

From Adam Neely. Also, can you play an 8/5 time signature, and how do you use the whole tone scale? :18 Is the lick a dead meme? :31 How can I apply Whole Tone scales to my playing? 1:42 What’s the next big thing in music? 2:03 What do (note) over (note) chords mean? 4:43…

Demystifying Songwriting with Ben Levin

From Adam Neely. Let’s demystify songwriting! Guitarist/YouTuber/Animator Ben Levin and I wrote a song, and we documented the whole process through the initial sketch to the demo to the final live recording. CHECK OUT THE FULL PERFORMANCE https://youtu.be/OgSESWL8H2I (spotify link) https://open.spotify.com/track/6Cy5WRJqNfwlRT7SDMQBlq?si=m_zWeATbTzS7CiLeAj_79w BEN LEVIN’S CHANNEL https://www.youtube.com/user/nimajqeb The beautiful band… Jessica Kion – Vocals, Bass Ben Levin…

Songs That Skip a Beat

From David Bennett Piano. This video was originally uploaded on April 5th 2019. This is a re-upload. I take a look at some songs that use a sudden bar of 3/4 to ‘skip a beat’, including ‘”Heart of Glass” by Blondie, “I Love Rock ‘n’ Roll” by Joan Jet, “All You Need Is Love” by…

Why the Katy Perry/Flame lawsuit makes no sense

From Adam Neely. Katy Perry just lost a $2.8 million dollar court case against Christian rapper Flame. The case hinged on the testimony of the plaintiff’s expert musicologist Todd Decker. Legal opinions on the case, and a link to the initial brief https://blogs.law.gwu.edu/mcir/case/marcus-gray-et-al-v-katy-perry-et-al/ Things that sound like Dark Horse/Joyful Noise (but aren’t) https://youtu.be/ux3u31SAeEM https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z3dIsrz3lMI The…

The Problem With Tarzan

From Sideways. I want that Tarzan Pop figure Twitter: https://twitter.com/Sideways440 Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/sideways440 Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/Sideways440 BREADSWORD’s video on Treasure Planet: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b9sycdSkngA Sources: “When the emotion becomes too strong for speech, you sing” https://www.pbs.org/thinktank/transcript1261.html A great article outlining how Tarzan was the last renaissance film “The End of the Disney Renaissance: Tarzan https://www.tor.com/2016/04/14/the-end-of-the-disney-renaissance-tarzan/ Another great article talking…

Is playing to track cheating?

From Adam Neely. My band Sungazer plays to backing tracks – are we cheating? Or are we simply continuing the tradition of Pierre Schaefer and the electroacoustic avant-garde of the 1950’s? Or…is that just a pretentious way of justifying lazy practice? I was recently on an episode of PBS Sound Field where I jammed with…

Testing 432 Hz Frequencies (and temperaments)

From Adam Neely. 432 Hz might be how we should be tuning our instruments, but…. …most justifications for 432 require it to be in really wacky tuning systems for the numbers to make any sort of numerological sense. I actually tested some of these tuning systems to hear how they sound. THE THREE TUNINGS I…

Songs That Add a Beat

From David Bennett Piano. If you can’t seem to find my ‘3/4 Trick’ video it means it was blocked in your country! But you can still watch this re-uploaded version: https://youtu.be/76y4DNcAIWQ This time I look at how ‘Don’t Let Me Down’ by The Beatles, ‘Chiquitita’ by ABBA, ‘Jóga’ by Björk and ‘Mother’ by Pink Floyd…

What is Polytonality? | Q+A

From Adam Neely. Exploring Polytonality, musical memes, and picardy thirds! Answering all of your questions about bass and music in general. BASS Many thanks to Brendan Hayes, Jeff T, Ike Zhang, Craig Smith, Jack Mahlmann, Emma and James Weidner for their insightful questions. 0:11 What is Polytonality? 6:40 Stop treating music like a meme! 9:05…

What Makes Disney Music Sound Nostalgic

From Sideways. Have you ever wondered how they always managed to get that magical sound? Twitter: https://twitter.com/Sideways440 Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/sideways440 Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/Sideways440 Here’s the stupid music from the stupid scene that tripped the stupid bot and I had to silence it. It’s stupid. https://youtu.be/R2uHGTkaR0w?t=202 Sources: Disney Renaissance Picture(s) https://imgur.com/gallery/Gk87x https://consequenceofsound.net/2016/11/ranking-the-disney-renaissance/ The Disney Empire https://www.reddit.com/r/coolguides/comments/8w2eik/the_disney_empire/ The Death…

Polyrhythmic Juggling

From Adam Neely. Paul Davids and I worked out how to juggle egg shakers polyrhythmically at Thomann’s Gearhead University #tgu19. It turns out that #polyrhythms, when juggled, reveal a lot about coordination and rhythm. Plus, it’s a fun meme game. Go play it! If you do, film you and a friend juggling polyrhythms, upload it…

Why does the chorus end with ‘Tonight’?

From David Bennett Piano. Why do so many pop songs end their chorus with the word ‘tonight’? Ed Sheeran, Vanessa Carlton, The Greatest Showman, Scissor Sisters, Train, Chris De Burgh, Bill Haley and Jerome Kern are all guilty of using it, so why is this habitual hook so persistent across popular music? SUPPORT ME ON…

The Lick in 5/8 for Classical Chamber Ensemble

From Adam Neely. Go check out the full amazing collab over on David Bruce’s channel now! https://youtu.be/nWDITMZW1XE Tantacrul’s Channel: https://m.youtube.com/channel/UCl_dlV_7ofr4qeP1drJQ-qg Ben Levin’s Channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/nimajqeb Nahre Sol’s Channel: https://m.youtube.com/channel/UC8R8FRt1KcPiR-rtAflXmeg The Chroma Ensemble https://www.chromaensemble.co.uk/ (⌐■_■) ⦿WHAT’S THE BACKGROUND MUSIC?! (my band!)⦿ https://spoti.fi/2AKAAQ6 ⦿ Adam Neely T-shirts! ⦿ https://teespring.com/stores/adam-neely-merchandise ⦿ SUPPORT ME ON PATREON ⦿ http://www.patreon.com/adamneely ⦿ FOLLOW…

Who owns the copyright for AI Music? | Q+A

From Adam Neely. Also, how to get quasi-perfect pitch, learning about emotions and musical intervals, and my personal approach to bass fills! Many thanks to Ben Hudson, james frank, Thomas Carmichael, Trey O’Brien and Freetival Music for their questions! 0:13 Who owns the copyright for AI Music? 4:11 How do the bandleaders on your gig…

Does Locrian Create Aural Illusions?

From David Bennett Piano. A common discussion in the comment section of my ‘A Song That Actually Uses Locrian’ video is that ‘Army of Me’ is in fact in Bb Aeolian, not C Locrian. I can understand why others are suggesting this but I really can’t hear it in that context, so in this video…

Mixing Jazz and J-Pop

From Adam Neely. I played with the J-Music Ensemble and talked with their frontman Patrick Bartley about what drew him to J-Pop and anime music as an American jazz musician, and what the differences and similarities are between the two genres as performing musicians. Check out the J-Music Ensemble on all social media platforms, but…

We played until 1am (a gig vlog)

From Adam Neely. Getting down and dirty with the NY/Nashville Connection at Rockwood Music Hall. Check em out here! https://bit.ly/2VrI2et ARTISTS FEATURED (in order) Jae Soto Melany Watson Chaz Langley Emily Prime Raycee Jones NY/NASHVILLE HOUSE BAND: Ryan Connors – Keys/music direction Josh Bailey – Drums/music direction Kate Steinberg (Emily Prime) – Background Vocals Holly…

How Trailer Music Tricks You

From Sideways. Has the music in your favorite trailer ever sounded a little too familiar? Twitter: https://twitter.com/Sideways440 Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/Sideways440 Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/sideways440 Sources: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trailer_music Star Wars IX Trailer without music https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4VuAMFJeeJQ FilmScoreAnalysis (if you watch my video you have to go to his channel) https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCk_jzTmW2Fmfnm70c2kZHpQ Dr. Lehman’s (Music Yoda) twitter https://twitter.com/fmlehman Dr. Lehman’s Star Wars Leitmotif…

How to count 32nd notes? | Q+A

From Adam Neely. Superfast Instagram Q+A time! Thank you all who submitted questions, for consideration in the next Q+A, follow me on instagram at @its_adamneely. (⌐■_■) ⦿ Adam Neely T-shirts! ⦿ https://teespring.com/stores/adam-neely-merchandise ⦿ SUPPORT ME ON PATREON ⦿ http://www.patreon.com/adamneely ⦿ FOLLOW ME ON THE INTERNETS ⦿ http://www.facebook.com/adamneely http://www.instagram.com/its_adamneely ⦿ Check out some of my music…

The Sound of the Spider-Verse

From Sideways. What happens when you get a kid from Brooklyn, a radioactive spider, and some leitmotifs and mix them all together? Twitter: https://twitter.com/Sideways440 Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/sideways440 Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/Sideways440 Sources: https://www.amazon.com/Thousand-Faces-Collected-Joseph-Campbell/dp/1577315936 http://www.sfcenter.ku.edu/Workshop-stuff/Joseph-Campbell-Hero-Journey.htm https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Hero%C2%B4s_Journey.jpg#filehistory http://www.dopeame.com/blog/2016/5/16/the-heros-journey https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hero%27s_journey#Crossing_the_First_Threshold https://www.theodysseyonline.com/frodo-heros-journey

West Side Story: An Unappreciated Masterpiece

From Sideways. Who could have thought that you could do so much with so little? Twitter: https://twitter.com/Sideways440 Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/sideways440 Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/Sideways440 Edit: I meant to say that Anita and Maria were to-be sister-in-laws, not sisters! Because if Anita had eventually married Bernardo then the two would have been sister-in-laws, but somehow that line didn’t make…

How to Find the Magic in Music

From Sideways. Your intuition might not always be right, but it’s important to not miss the forest for the trees. Twitter: https://twitter.com/Sideways440 Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/sideways440 Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/Sideways440 Sources: NMT Techniques: https://nmtacademy.files.wordpress.com/2015/07/nmt-definitions.pdf This Is Your Brain on Music https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-c7d5W0_NPA Gait Training with RAS: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6162464/ RAS and Parkinson’s: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/30033755 Music Upper Limb Therapy for Stroke Rehabilitation: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5053999/ Therapeutic…

Why Home Alone is the Best Christmas Soundtrack Ever

From Sideways. This is an objective truth and if you disagree then you are wrong regardless of any contradicting fact-based evidence. And also, apparently I can’t read. “Somewhere in my Memory” was nominated for an Oscar, not a Grammy, oops! Twitter: https://twitter.com/Sideways440 Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/sideways440 Partreon: https://www.patreon.com/Sideways440 Sources: Stranger Things, IT and the Upside Down of…

My Favorite Soundtrack and why I like it

From Sideways. Spoilers! It’s an opera Don’t forget, Wagner was still a terrible person! Twitter: https://twitter.com/Sideways440 Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/sideways440 Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/Sideways440 Sources: Donington’s Book https://archive.org/details/DoningtonWagnersRingAndItsSymbols1969311p/page/n255 Wagner’s Leitmotifs YouTube Channel https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAqWi_YT0VEkZ41ojy4RAdA The Spear Leitmotif Breaking https://youtu.be/iQT7QAf6A_0?t=402 Marvel Music: The Thematic Continuity Issue https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QVRiofzRErc Thor Arrives in Wakanda w/ Immigrant Song HD https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-mqDiFfARyo Various Ring Cycle Clips: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vZb8wJX1zOs…

When Soundtracks Repeat

From Sideways. What happens when a film score gets stuck in your head? https://twitter.com/Sideways440 https://www.twitch.tv/sideways440 https://www.patreon.com/Sideways440 Links/Sources: On Repeat: How Music Plays the Mind by Elizabeth Margulis The Song Machine: Inside the Hit Factory by John Seabrook Folding ideas: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mDclQowcE9I Classical Nerd: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VhA3W3PAb5g 12tone: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YifVP91wPiI Vox: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HzzmqUoQobc Klavierstück op. 33a: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=voyLno0HdoA In C: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yNi0bukYRnA