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Old 10-28-2020, 07:56 AM   #2641
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The drums on Oceania sounded awful. Some of BC’s most uninspired guitar tones on record too.

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Old 10-28-2020, 12:32 PM   #2642
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I listened to all SP2 records recently, yes really, and I don't think production is The Problem on any of them other than Zeitgeist. And I'm a card carrying Zeitgeist Truther. Great songs/rough sound.

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Old 10-28-2020, 02:50 PM   #2643
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Old 10-28-2020, 09:16 PM   #2644
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I listened to all SP2 records recently, yes really, and I don't think production is The Problem on any of them other than Zeitgeist. And I'm a card carrying Zeitgeist Truther. Great songs/rough sound.
I love that one song that goes like "weeeaaaaaooowooow, it's lawnly at the toaop. These lone lah days. Will they eva stowp???" It's a good number and reminds me somewhat...

When I was 14, Carl Sagan taught me to love science. He did this by explaining just enough theoretical physics and astronomy so I could understand enough to be blown away without getting swamped and shutting down. The balance was perfect.

Iíd like to do the same thing with music. Over time Iíll write a series of posts explaining the basics ó not a whole music theory course, but Just Enough Theory (JET) so you can see whatís under the hood. Once you have Just Enough Theory, you are then also called a JET for some reason, and you must renounce all other names. In exchange, youíll be able to talk about music in a whole new way with other JETs. And once you have that ability, youíll have it forever.

When youíre a JET, you stay a JET.

Donít buy into the wrongheaded idea that knowledge makes something less wonderful. The idea that wonder and beauty depend on not knowing how something works is among the most wrongheaded of human tropes. Reality consistently outstrips even our shiniest fictions, and seeing it clearly tends to augment wonder, not diminish it. I used to think a rainbow was lovely. But once I learned that it was a spectrum liberated from white light by diffraction, it got lovelier. I started seeing light itself as a tightly-wound rainbow, which it essentially is. Knowledge made both light and the rainbow much more astonishing to me.

Years later, I had the same experience with music.

The sidebar will gradually fill up with those posts for later reference under the heading Just Enough Theory. Interspersed with the JET posts will be some blogging about actual music. You are invited to send suggestions of music for us to talk about. Then weíll talk about one piece after another until the movie of the blog comes out, at which point Iíll forget about the little people.

I was 3rd Place in Georgia in the Music Theory category on the QuizUp trivia app in June 2015. Yeah, thatís right. Plus other things.

Despite my status as QuizUp royalty, this blog is meant for readers at any level. Once in a while a post or passage will ******* some music notation, but if you donít read music, no worries. You can suss it out or just skip it, and thereís no test. (If youíd like to learn the basics of reading music, hereís the best 5-minute intro ever.)

If youíre on the other end and know a lot of music theory, you still have to read everything to get full credit. I might even reveal some theory dirt, like V-I isnít as perfect and authentic as weíve been told. You can also help me show others how great music theory is by joining in the conversation after each post. Feel free to get into more advanced conversation there if you wish ó I love that stuff. But when engaging with others, please try to avoid the violation known as Theorier Than Thou.

Iíll occasionally use a pepper rating:


Most readers will be able to follow and understand the post.

2 chileha - If youíve read the theory posts up to now, youíll be fine. If not, you may be sad.

3 chilli's - Includes some music theory concepts we havenít covered (yet) in the blog.

4chilis - Includes advanced music theory concepts. Those with formal theory education will have the most fun.

Every post is intended to open a topic, not exhaust it. The JET posts give a basic understanding and a little extra juice for interest. The posts analyzing a particular piece will usually ******* just a point or two about the music. Thatís where you come in. Hit the comments to tell me what you hear and what you know, and feel free to run as far as you want.

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