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30th-Oct-2006 09:39 pm
A DeLorean?!?
So I have two clips that exemplify two elements I really enjoy in music, and they're both from the same song ("Take it Back" by the Barenaked Ladies on their new album Barenaked Ladies are Me). I wish to know what the names of the following elements are, assuming they have them!

First, what is the piano doing in this clip? [162KiB Ogg Vorbis Quality=0]
And second, what is it called when the vocals tell you what the music's about to do? [92KiB Ogg Vorbis Quality=0]

Do not fret if you do not know the answer. If you don't have it, I'll end up going to lj_genie and/or Ask Metafilter.

All clips © and (P) 2006 Desperation Records. All rights are still reserved to them. The above files are clips, reduced in quality, and for non-profit educational purposes under the Fair Use doctrine (which hopefully applies to Canada, where Desperation Records and BNL are based).
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31st-Oct-2006 03:13 am (UTC)
I don't know a word for it, but in the beginning of the piano clip it just repeats the same three or four notes over in a nifty rhythmic pattern. Towards the end of the clip the piano part is just going up a scale with the same sixteenth flourish's in there. Sorry, can't think of any terms for anything.
31st-Oct-2006 02:55 pm (UTC)
Does "sixteenth flourish" means that they are sixteenth notes or what?
31st-Oct-2006 04:29 am (UTC)
I think what you're hearing in the first is the series of broken chords. If there's a specific term for the second, I don't know it.
1st-Nov-2006 02:26 am (UTC)
Second: Foreshadowing?
1st-Nov-2006 10:16 pm (UTC)
the first's really simple arpeggios (playing the notes of a chord individually. generally sounds very nice `cause the notes in a chord are supposed to sound very nice together :)

the second is word painting (music the feels/sounds like what the lyrics are saying)

ps. edits thinks your oggs are text files
pps. you can log into edits?!
1st-Nov-2006 10:34 pm (UTC)
Thanks much!

Re: PS: I'll yell at Alex in a sec
Re: PPS: Hellz yeah!
2nd-Nov-2006 03:50 am (UTC)
He just added application/x-ogg. xiph.org says it should have application/ogg, but this should work better in the interim.
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