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Miniature saz-players?

Some time ago I stumbled upon several Youtube videos of two guys playing really tiny saz/baglama-like instruments. I believe they are from East-Turkey or Iran or somewhere in that region. They play ...
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One butterfly pull the iron out the maiden

There is a song called “Iron Out The Maiden” by Shahmen, here are the lyrics. I don’t understand this sentence: One butterfly pull the iron out the maiden Why “pull”, not pulls or pulled? And ...
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Information about old Höfner guitar

I got this old Höfner guitar from someone who got it as a heritage. Since they don’t play the guitar it was just sitting in their attic for quite some time. A few days ago they passed it on to me. I’...
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Anyone know the name of the song that plays in High Risk/Meltdown (1995) [English-DUB ver]

Anyone know the name of the song that plays in High Risk/Meltdown (1995) [English-DUB ver] in these 2 scenes, https://streamable.com/k5z8y https://streamable.com/iso91 Or can anyone just tell me ...
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Episode 9 of “The Apprentice”

Can anyone identify the piano solo played in the background of the cafe scene in Episode 9 of "The Apprentice" played on 28 November 2018? It starts at around 43.30mins. Sounds like Chopin but I don'...
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Old children's song sampled on Hellnation's “Think Before You Act”

I would like to know the origin of the rhyme sampled at the beginning of the song Think before you act from the band American hardcore band Hellnation (ca 2002, song here: https://www.youtube.com/...
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What is the true concept behind the band ghost?

I came across the band “Ghost” recently. Their melodies and riffs are amazing. I am trying to learn more about them. I have seen many interviews for them and in many of those ones they emphasize that ...
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Is this small bit of The Good Wife score a derivative of a small bit of Alias score?

During the fifth season of The Good Wife composer David Buckley has new variations and adds bits of new score to the series overall soundtrack. There is one small bit that plays in a few scenes ...
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Identify obscure track used in this video

It may be a long shot but I would be grateful if anyone could identify the track used in this YouTube video. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HR-3fpp3U9o Obviously I tried Shazam and Soundhound first ...
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Which place does “west side” in Hamilton Leithauser + Rostam's “A 1000 Times” refer to?

This is the line from the lyrics "I left my room, on the west side". Does this refer to the upper west side in nyc? Does this even refer to a specific place at all? The music video seems to show ...
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How to qualify 'Lady of the Lake' by Rick Wakeman (Knights of the Round Table)?

In Rick Wakeman's album The Myths and Legends of King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table, the song Lady of the Lake serves as a (45 seconds) intermede between the first and third songs of the ...
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Is the old man cleaning in Nirvana's Smells Like Teen Spirit music video supposed to mean something?

In the music video from Nirvana's Smells Like Teen Spirit, there is a scene that's repeated again and again of an old man with (what I believe is) a cleaning broom doing some strange move repeatedly. ...
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What is the meaning of “special option in your car?”

The song Don't Turn Your Back, off of Blue Oyster Cult's album Fire of Unknown Origin, includes the line "You'll use that special option in your car." What does this mean?
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Soldier's Joy - sleeve notes appear to contradict the instruments heard on the track

I've been listening to Soldier's Joy from Nitty Gritty Dirt Band's Dirt, Silver and Gold album. It was originally on the album Will the Circle be Unbroken. Could someone please help identify the ...
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“God rest ye merry gentlemen”, remix with Scottish children's choir

I remember hearing the remixed version of this song sung by a children's choir. It's VERY upbeat and high-tempo and happy! With a lot of awesome remixes in between. I think the choir is from ...
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Are there statistics of which music genres are the most succesful economically nowadays?

I was reading this article The Broader Music Industry and it stated The recorded music industry is the engine helping to drive a much broader music industry, worth more than US$130 billion ...
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What is the missing verse from Dr. John's “Mama Roux”?

In Mama Roux by Dr. John, there's an instrumental break near the end of the song (around 2:18), but you can hear Dr. John singing another verse under the music. What is this verse, and why is it ...
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When does movie soundtrack/score albums typically come out?

Typically, does the soundtrack or score come before the theatrical release of the picture, or after? Is there a standard conduct in the industry?
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Slavic Music Video With Rebellious Old Couple

I was watching some Tv (I don't remember the channel) before falling asleep and caught a amazing music video, but I couldn't get the name because it was in a slavic language (possibly russian or ...
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Weird sound at the end of unforgiven II

At the last part of Metallica - Unforgiven II (5:46-5:49) there is a weird 'bubble-like' sound. it also sounds like some skype notification to me. does anybody know what makes this sound? as far as I ...
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Hatten är din - original lyrics

What are the original lyrics of "Hatten är din"? I am not talking about the English or Swedish lyrics.
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Using delay and loop on guitar means Pink Floyd and Gilmour in particular

I have a strange thing going around me. I am a keyboard player, but I also play guitar. And when on guitar, I love delay and loop, especially in combination. Somehow people always perceive this as a ...
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Tango playing from a gramophone *Poirot* - “Third Floor Flat” (TV episode)

Ever since I first watched the said episode, I got enthralled by the tune playing in the very beginning of the Se1 Ep5 of Agatha Christie's Poirot: Third Floor Flat (around two minutes and three ...
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Electro House vs Big Room House?

I'm trying to define the two different genres. Though struggling could someone provide me some examples. And tell me the different sounds between the two?
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What did Schoenberg intend to say by '[Ives] responds to negligence by contempt'?

Source: Charles Ives and the Classical Tradition. p. 87 Top. There is a great Man living in this Country—a composer. He has solved the problem of how to preserve one's self-esteem. He responds ...
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Unofficial Call and Response lyrics

Call and response is a common form for music around the world. Typically the leader sings something, and the chorus or audience either repeats it back, or gives a set response. This is especially ...
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Identifying a piano sonata

Could you please help me to identify a piano sonata? If it helps, I remember playing it in my second year of piano classes. I tried sound search with shazam, sound hound and midomi, to no avail. ...
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Why is the text of “Space Oddity” different in different recordings?

The different recordings of David Bowie's “Space Oddity” have slightly different texts. In this 1969 video the first refrain contains Here am I floating round my tin can far above the world and ...
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How did Gilles Peterson persuade Mala to “Mala in Cuba”?

I've read in several reviews that BBC1 radio DJ Gilles Peterson gave the inspiration for dubstep artist Mala to record "Mala in Cuba". Challenged by musical sage Gilles Peterson to mix soundsystem ...
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Song/composer from “Shooting Iwo Jima” Smithsonian documentary

I need help finding the name of a beautiful meleody that is featured in a smithsonian documentary. Attached is a link to the documentary. The melody starts at 42:30 and 43:20. Been looking for ...
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Why is Porcupine Tree's song '.3' named that way?

The song .3 by Porcupine tree is one of my favourite tunes of them. Why does it have this strange name? Is there any story or reason for it?
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What song has the most *distinct* words in the lyrics?

I see that "Rap God" by Eminem is generally credited as the hit song with the most (1560) words in the lyrics, and one or two other less-known songs (such as "Animal" by Harry Shotta with 1771 and "La ...
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Is there a high quality audio recording of Widmung (Schumann - Liszt) by Martha Argerich?

The title basically says it. The only recording of her playing the piece that I could find was this one on Youtube, but the sound quality is very bad. Does anybody know if I can find a better ...
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Looking for an essay comparing Beethoven to Hamlet

I read an essay in school--I think a survey course on British literature--that compared the music of Beethoven to the soliloquies of Hamlet; the essay said that Beethoven's music is "spoken" privately,...
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Mozart riff with “Heart and Soul” progression

There is a song I heard quite some time ago. It is by a classical composer, and I think it was Mozart. Somewhere in the middle, the string section plays a brief riff with the same famous chord ...
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Is there a Classical music reference for the melody of the popular song “Mah Nà Mah Nà”?

My understanding is that melodic themes in modern, popular music can often be traced to Classical compositions. Is this the case for the popular song "Mah Nà Mah Nà"? Note: This question is ...
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Music video: Christmas, war, a dead Santa Claus

I remember a music video from 5-10 years ago, there was war, a dead Santa, a guy in costume with colors of the United States, probably somebody was saying 'Merry Christmas' I'm not sure... Do you ...
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What genre or other singer matches the chorus of “Dream State…” by Lucy Dacus?

In the chorus of her song Dream State... Lucy Dacus sings in a deep, monotone drone over guitar, peaking with a chorus of her own voice layered over itself several times... I know there is at least ...
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What are the words in the background of fun.'s “Some Nights”?

in the song "Some Nights" by fun., there is a part where (at least it sounds like) multiple people start singing "come on". Underneath this, there appears to be what sounds like a radio transmission ...
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Hard rock/metal song from 2005 to 2007

I'm trying to find a song that I remember listening to between 2005 and 2007. It would have been on the radio in the U.S. (Missouri specifically). I remember looking up lyrics for the song during ...
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The name of this short lived Christian 90's band

When I was younger I remember listening to this song over and over about a victim of the Columbine shooting and her faith. Perhaps it wasn't a 90's band as the shooting happened 1999. In the song, ...
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What makes a song “danceable”?

Music Fans Topic Challenge #2 - Dancing We recently had this question about the term for danceability in music. But have there been any scientific studies about what actually makes music danceable? ...
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Can anyone name this album/group from the CD art?

Found this CD but it only says 2010 Island Def Jam Music Group. Any ideas?
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“I'm gonna blackmail you” - looking for song name and band

It's a song I found on my parents' old mixtape recorded from a german radio station (so it might as well be a german band) back in the 80s. I was able to soundhound/google all the other songs, but ...
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Song that popped into my head while playing guitar

It popped into my head randomly while I was playing my guitar, but I have no idea the name of the artist or song, even any lyrics! A link to my recording HERE. Any help would be greatly ...
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Original English versions of Hungarian worship songs

I only know these two worship songs in Hungarian but I strongly suspect they were translated from English. Do you recognize them and can you give me the original title and author? I'll give you a raw ...
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How and why do I know the song Луди жаби?

I'm gonna win the prize for the most weird question ever? Maybe. I've recently moved to Bulgaria from Italy, and a bunch of weeks ago on TV I heard a song, Луди жаби from the band Джанго Зе. (trad: ...
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Song identification: (German) “Das wirklich wichtige ist, dass ich nicht denke, sondern vergesse”

this has been really bugging me lately. Someone quoted a German song along the lines of "Das wirklich Wichtige ist, dass ich nicht denke, sondern vergesse" ("The important thing is that I don't think, ...
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Looking for a post-rock band with rock guitars and horns.

I need help with a "lost song" that was on one of my playlists, but now seems to have disappeared (maybe the band left Spotify or maybe I accidentally deleted stuff from the playlist). Here's a ...
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Is Logobi a music genre?

The English Wikipedia says: Logobi is an urban musical genre that accompanies certain dance moves. On the opposite, The French Wikipedia describes Logobi as a dance that can be accompanied by any ...

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