How do I be a Bad musician ?

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Re: How do I be a Bad musician ?

Postby JSynth » 23 Nov 2013 07:56

Never improve. Improving is for noobs.
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Re: How do I be a Bad musician ?

Postby Docinterlude » 03 Jan 2014 16:55

One thing to say... DON'T!
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Re: How do I be a Bad musician ?

Postby FLAOFEI » 03 Jan 2014 18:10

Docinterlude wrote:One thing to say... DON'T!

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Re: How do I be a Bad musician ?

Postby JacksonMiller » 12 Jan 2014 19:05

1. Takyon
2. Gangam Style.
3. Macklemore
4. Animals
5. ???
6. PROFIT
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Re: How do I be a Bad musician ?

Postby Nine Volt » 12 Jan 2014 20:50

JacksonMiller wrote:1. Takyon
2. Gangam Style.
3. Macklemore
4. Animals
5. ???
6. PROFIT

what the fuck did you just say

macklemore is a fucking god
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Re: How do I be a Bad musician ?

Postby Viricide Filly » 12 Jan 2014 21:13

Sample "run the trap" in a big room song, then claim your song to be dubstep.
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Re: How do I be a Bad musician ?

Postby JacksonMiller » 12 Jan 2014 21:15

Nine Volt wrote:
JacksonMiller wrote:1. Takyon
2. Gangam Style.
3. Macklemore
4. Animals
5. ???
6. PROFIT

what the fuck did you just say

macklemore is a fucking god


Were you gay when you were in the first grade?

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Re: How do I be a Bad musician ?

Postby Mr. Bigglesworth » 23 Jan 2014 05:01

make sure you play your sub bass in chords.
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Re: How do I be a Bad musician ?

Postby Acsii » 23 Jan 2014 05:39

Be two posts above me... most of you will get this
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Re: How do I be a Bad musician ?

Postby Alycs » 23 Jan 2014 08:05

Remember that people love bass, so to get the fullest possible sound put a stereo spreader on your sub-bass and any other bass sound in your song.

The phasing adds "movement"
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Re: How do I be a Bad musician ?

Postby Facade » 23 Jan 2014 16:40

Viricide Filly wrote:Sample "run the trap" in a big room song, then claim your song to be dubstep.

oooh man this
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Re: How do I be a Bad musician ?

Postby Acsii » 23 Jan 2014 17:52

JacksonMiller wrote:
Nine Volt wrote:
JacksonMiller wrote:1. Takyon
2. Gangam Style.
3. Macklemore
4. Animals
5. ???
6. PROFIT

what the fuck did you just say

macklemore is a fucking god


Were you gay when you were in the first grade?

Also, PLAY THAT BITCHES FUNKY X

Ah yea kinda was so *sticks middle finger up*
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Re: How do I be a Bad musician ?

Postby Facade » 23 Jan 2014 18:15

dont forget to compress everything
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Re: How do I be a Bad musician ?

Postby JSynth » 03 Feb 2014 09:28

Facade wrote:dont forget to compress everything


Remember kids, the shorter the compressor's attack the punchier the sound.
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Re: How do I be a Bad musician ?

Postby Navron » 03 Feb 2014 10:51

How to be a bad musician? Go into nature and record what the fox says.
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Re: How do I be a Bad musician ?

Postby CaptainFluffatun » 03 Feb 2014 15:25

Post on this thread instead of practicing.
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Re: How do I be a Bad musician ?

Postby Mr. Bigglesworth » 04 Feb 2014 06:47

CaptainFluffatun wrote:Post on this thread instead of practicing.

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Re: How do I be a Bad musician ?

Postby JSynth » 06 Feb 2014 20:32

CaptainFluffatun wrote:Post on this thread instead of practicing.

*looks at guitar*
*looks at thread*
*looks back at guitar*
uhh...
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Re: How do I be a Bad musician ?

Postby Coloriot » 06 Feb 2014 22:07

Slap stuff together and call it house.

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Re: How do I be a Bad musician ?

Postby ganondox » 19 Feb 2014 22:31

Do anything or everything I do.
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Re: How do I be a Bad musician ?

Postby Armystuntman » 01 Mar 2014 08:23

To be a bad orchestral musician (and MIDI composer);

> Play all the backing with timpani. ALL OF IT.
> Play chords with timpani and tubas (at low pitches)
> Play your complex main melodies with woodblocks (good luck with that)
> Pizzicato glissandos (found this one by mistake)
> Pitch bend every instrument. even the ones that can't slide IRL. separately. at once. erratically. (but that's going too far.)
> Use every single percussion possible for one looped beat. (including timpani and crash cymbals.)
> Make a cymbal roll by spamming a crash cymbal sample and making it's volume change. (you'l end up with clip cymbals instead)
> Use really bad VSTs alongside professional ones
> Fuck up arpeggios by one note just to piss off the listener
> Play tinkle bells (especially them old MIDI type) on any low or normal pitch. also glockenspiel
> Make your timpani just about too loud and overused
> With your midi magic, abuse instruments to play at impossible pitches relative to them. (Tuba playing like a piccolo, let your mind go wild.) You'l find that you used to do this if you never had any musical theory when starting out.
> making the backing too loud while the main melody is playing.

also for them midi composers
> use the POWER drumkit for silent pieces
> making a song out of orchestra hits (melody and backing, I dare you) (only the SNES can have good songs made of orchestra hits)
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Re: How do I be a Bad musician ?

Postby JacksonMiller » 03 Mar 2014 23:18

vengeance samples :razz: :roll: :geek: :ugeek:
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Re: How do I be a Bad musician ?

Postby Armystuntman » 04 Mar 2014 16:49

Armystuntman wrote:To be a bad orchestral musician (and MIDI composer);

> Play all the backing with timpani. ALL OF IT.
> Play chords with timpani and tubas (at low pitches)
> Play your complex main melodies with woodblocks (good luck with that)
> Pizzicato glissandos (found this one by mistake)
> Pitch bend every instrument. even the ones that can't slide IRL. separately. at once. erratically. (but that's going too far.)
> Use every single percussion possible for one looped beat. (including timpani and crash cymbals.)
> Make a cymbal roll by spamming a crash cymbal sample and making it's volume change. (you'l end up with clip cymbals instead)
> Use really bad VSTs alongside professional ones
> Fuck up arpeggios by one note just to piss off the listener
> Play tinkle bells (especially them old MIDI type) on any low or normal pitch. also glockenspiel
> Make your timpani just about too loud and overused
> With your midi magic, abuse instruments to play at impossible pitches relative to them. (Tuba playing like a piccolo, let your mind go wild.) You'l find that you used to do this if you never had any musical theory when starting out.
> making the backing too loud while the main melody is playing.

also for them midi composers
> making a song out of orchestra hits (melody and backing, I dare you) (only the SNES can have good songs made of orchestra hits)

https://soundcloud.com/the-unhappy-orchestra/horrible-song-example
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Re: How do I be a Bad musician ?

Postby Viricide Filly » 10 Mar 2014 06:34

JacksonMiller wrote:vengeance samples :razz: :roll: :geek: :ugeek:


LOL EMOTES FTW LOL :lol: :mad: :smile:
Seriously, why?
Also, a lot of really great musicians use vengeance samples.

In answer to OP, just use vengeance dubstep samples over and over again without any sort of compression, filter or even attempt to hide it. Just like Silva Hound.
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Re: How do I be a Bad musician ?

Postby JacksonMiller » 14 Mar 2014 04:44

To be a purposely bad musican, all you have to is just take the build up from a song, cut it off at the drop and replace it with a silly song (kids show theme, pointless dialoge, whatever)

Here's one I did earlier with Skrillex's new song :)

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