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The King by MattyB

The King by MattyB is a rap song by 11 year old MattyB. When he first starts rapping he says: You're the new model I'm in my zone making foog gottle You wanna grow up and put up the bottle What does ...
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What is the name of the drum type that sounds like a tin can?

It sounds like drumming with a stick over a simple tin can turned upside down. I have noticed it many times, but in particularly in a couple of songs featuring Slash: Night Train from 0:07 to 0:28 ...
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What Jazz style is this song?

Here is Lester Young's "Gigantic blues": http://youtu.be/hLHi-Ls45hw Question: what is the style of this song? Is it swing or bebop?
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Correctness of my attempt on writing down the lyrics of Trapeze's “Midnight Flyer” song

As a Trapeze fan, finding lyrics to most of their songs on the internet is quite difficult (if not impossible), and trying to make a transcription of the song's vocals has proven to be sometimes ...
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Examples of Dulcimer in Electronic Music

I am looking for examples of rhythmic and flowing dulcimer in electronic songs (ideally of the Indietronica sub-variety, but trance or some other form of electronic music would be good). here is an ...
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Are the lyrics of Yoko Kanno's “Moon” gibberish or intelligible?

Are the lyrics of Yoko Kanno’s song Moon meaningless (as in using pseudowords, gibberish, scat singing or similar), or are the lyrics in some kind of language? Maybe a fictional language constructed ...
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What's the song in this commercial?

https://clyp.it/fu3coqq3 Normally they'd put a song from the ones in the top chart they are currently streaming but I haven't heard that one so far. It's a catchy one though, so I'd like to add it to ...
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What kind of Hat is Jimmy Rushing using in this photo?

Here is a pic I found of Count Basie and Jimmy Rushing. Does anybody know what is the name of the hat Jimmy Rushing is using?
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Old song with lyric “Number 9 with a brass plate on the door”

My grandfather often used to sing a snippet of an old song. My mother and I are curious as to what the song is, but we've not been able to find it with Google. I wondered if anyone here happened to ...
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When was this song first presented? (Город Детства by Эдиты Пьехи)

I found this link https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ukiNvFHLQF0 where it says 1966 but I wonder whether it has been published earlier. Город Детства by Эдиты Пьехи Is somebody able to search russian ...
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Is it possible to extract supposed backward/subliminal messages from a song without the master?

I had a friend back in the early 90's who was going to give some kind of a talk in a church about the dangers in modern popular music. In this talk he had planned on spending some time discussing ...
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Propellerheads - Bigger? - sample

The lyrics in Bigger? by the Propellerheads, from the album Decksandrumsandrockandroll go as follows: Very good you give me so much at one time Yes I do, I may have bigger for him Bigger? My, ...
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Does a genre describe an artist, a song, or both?

I've seen the term genre being used to refer to a specific song and other times to refer to an artist or their album. While typical there isn't much difference, many artists write songs of different ...
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Does Blur's song MyTerracotta Heart signal another Blur breakdown?

In Blur's latest album The Magic Whip there's a song called "My Terracotta Heart" that makes me wonder about the future of the band. The Magic Whip is the new album recorded by Blur after 12 years of ...
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Two weeks in hell documentary song during selection results

What is the song played in the first 1:45 minutes of this video from Two Weeks In Hell?
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Is Buckethead's trademark bucket hat an actual KFC bucket?

Buckethead is known for wearing a white mask and a KFC bucket on his head. Is that an actual KFC bucket, or is it a "replica" made from a more robust material?
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Beethoven's masses

I've checked on Wikipedia and other biographies on Beethoven but I can't seem to find any other masses he did apart from the one in C Major. Does anyone know any others or even better, could someone ...
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What's the meaning of “Reel” in the name of the band Reel Big Fish?

According to the dictionary "Reel" means: a cylinder, frame, or other device that turns on an axis and is used to wind up or pay out something. a rotatory device attached to a fishing rod at ...
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Tron: Legacy Soundtrack similar

I am in love with the Tron: Legacy Soundtrack by Daft Punk. I like their regular stuff but this soundtrack with orchestra as well as electronic elements is just fantastic! I also love the Portal 2 ...
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Most popular Genre(s) for content creators (e.g. Youtubers, game designers, etc.)

For a school project I am creating a piece of software that uses algorithmic composition to compose a song independently based on certain parameters (key signature, tempo etc.). My tutor informed me ...
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Where can I create an online playlist (without necessarily the feature to play them)?

I would like to create a playlist online. Like collecting proposals/ideas of songs & artists. I don't need to play them right there. The creation of the list is the feature I'm looking for. Are ...
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Type of music that resembles Japanese singer MISIA

I found this artist through a Square Enix game and loved her ever since. I was wondering if anyone knows her and have any suggestions on the same type of music. Example of her music
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Modern music artists which use long melodic phrases

I'd like to discover more artists which use long melodic phrases (especially unpredictable ones). For example, Monstrous by Metronomy (and a lot of other songs by them) O.N.E. by Yeasayer Multi-Love ...
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How can I tell what quality/bitrate the audio stream is on a YouTube video I'm watching?

Main question as per title! Also interested in whether it's always the same format of audio (compression technique etc.) or if it depends on the audio stream in the uploaded video? Also, does the ...
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What is the song “Unstoppable” by Posthumus famous for? [closed]

I recently was browsing Spotify, and I came across Unstoppable by E.S. Posthumus. It's an awesome song, but it sounds really familiar... I don't watch Sherlock Holmes, so I know I didn't first hear it ...
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What year was the song Rafaga by Joaquín Turina song written?

Can anyone tell me what year the song Rafaga by Joaquín Turina was originally written. I think it was originally a piano song by the transcribed to guitar in the 1930's by Andres Segovia. Can anyone ...
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Why did Glenn Gould love the Elizabethan keyboard composers?

And why, after so long, have so few performers followed his lead but instead wandered after his side interest, Bach? Were scientists the same, they'd now be spending most of their efforts on Newton's ...
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Panic at the Disco's “Death of a Bachelor” influences

I recently heard Panic at the Disco's new song "Death of a Bachelor" that is set to release on their upcoming album. The song immediately struck me as lyrically and stylistically different from their ...
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Which album's inside cover featured a policeman running after the band on a motorcycle?

I saw this on a vinyl record inside cover in the 90's yet I can't seem to be able to remember the name/artist of this album at all which is especially shameful as I have the feeling it was a pretty ...
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Where did this guitar riff originate?

The opening riff in these three songs are too similar to be coincidence: (the Marley song is more of a theme than a riff) No Woman, No Cry - Bob Marley (1975) The Last In Line - Dio (June 1984) Fight ...
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How do I know which type of music have I created? [duplicate]

I have created music using drums and guitar, but I do not know in which category does my music falls in. Is it jazz, pop or any other. Also if in future I create a music with a violin in addition, ...
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Where can Pat Metheny's original “The Way Up” track be found?

About a decade or more before releasing his album The Way Up in 2005, Pat Metheny had already come up with a tune by the name of The Way Up. I’m trying to search for this on Amazon but cannot seem to ...
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“I wanna know have you ever seen the rain?” What did the singer really want to express?

I am wondering what John Fogerty wanted to express in this line in Creedence Clearwater Revival's "Have You Ever Seen the Rain?": I wanna know have you ever seen the rain? Maybe the author liked ...
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Who is songwriter Pick Purnell?

On soul legend Solomon Burke's critically-acclaimed late-career album Don't Give Up On Me (2002), the closing track is credited to "Pick Purnell." According to Solomon himself, Mr. Purnell was an ...
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What is hard bop?

How can one define the jazz style hard bop? In which way is it different from bebop? Which are the main characteristics of the style?
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Improving Sound Quality for Music - Headphone Amp? [closed]

Does anybody know if a headphone audio amplifier actually helps improve the quality of the music? Not interested in volume, just quality. Thanks.
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What information do I need on headsets or headphones to accuratly compare audio quality?

I would like to know which of the following details I should take into consideration when attempting to judge audio quality: Often comparisons of headphones only show the frequency range. However ...
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Synaesthesia or not?

I've always wondered about it. I never see sounds out there, but I can't help but imagining colors with certain sounds. Metallic drum sounds look either silver or golden (colors that drums like ...
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What or who is The Brighton Port Authority?

What (or who) exactly is "The Brighton Port Authority"? Is it just a pseudonym of the solo artist Norman Cook (aka. Fatboy Slim), or is it a music group founded by Norman Cook? What I found so far: ...
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Was “Interstella 5555” the first film that visually realized an album?

The film Interstella 5555 – The 5tory of the 5ecret 5tar 5ystem (2003) is the visual realization of Daft Punk’s album Discovery: the film’s soundtrack consists of the album’s songs, i.e., watching ...
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Pictures from the recording of Pink Floyd's On the run

I remember a radio interview with some members of Pink Floyd concerning the making of The Dark Side of the Moon and in particular some comments around the track On the Run. Anyone who knows this song ...
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What band(s) is Spinal Tap based on?

This Is Spinal Tap is very iconic spoof of a documentary of a rock band, but what band or bands is Spinal Tap actually based on?
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How is the effect called when you slap a drum stick on the metal edge of the snare?

I am actually looking for a sample that contains this effect, like in this song by the Red Hot Chili Peppers at 0:55
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How can I know if I'm damaging my hearing when listening to headphones?

I've been told that it's easy to damage my ears by listening too loud on headphones, but however loud I listen (within limits), I find my ears get used to it after a short time. It was recommended to ...
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Why do many British vocalists almost always sound distinctly American when singing?

I recently saw Tears for Fears and it brought up the question that I've had for many years: Why do many British vocalists almost always sound distinctly American¹ when singing? Same goes for ...
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Morse code in Passenger's Things You've Never Done

Things You've Never Done by Passenger has some Morse code near the beginning and near the end. What does it say? The Morse code is from 0:06 to 0:21 and 3:25 to 3:35 [I'm not confident that uploading ...
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Jazz record shops/labels

Does anyone know of any (I guess) independent jazz record shops/labels anywhere in the world, that you are able to contact to look for records and information and what have you. I know, of course that ...
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Recording LP Records [closed]

I have over 400 LP records. About half of them are classical, many of which are European imports (such as DDG, Das Alte Werk, Argo, and Seraphim). Many of my LPs are also jazz (such as Ellington, ...
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Record Player Needle Replacement

What qualities does a needle that needs to be replaced show? I'm using the needle that came on my record player that I got a few months ago, so I assume the needle is of low quality.

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