What Makes AIC and RATM Songs So Great? Rick Beato Tells Us - Amy Brooks

I just found this YouTube channel and series of videos.  If you are a musicologist or would like to be one, THIS is for you!

First of all I must say, as we flip through radio stations (you DON'T do that though right?) or have music on in the background or even when we listen closely...we really have no idea what goes into the sound we are hearing, we simply know we LIKE it (or we do not). We might pull out one or two musical elements—“this beat is amazing” or “those heavy guitars are awesome” or “her voice is just so powerful”—before falling back on subjective criteria about how the song makes us feel and what we think of when we hear it. we this dude breaks down exactly how songs are made, separating the sound of each instrument and the effects on each one.  what makes these videos especially fun is when he plays you a part of the song WITHOUT the original effects.

enter this really fantastic YouTube series of videos created by musician and producer Rick Beato. According to MetrFilter:

He “breaks down the musical structure and production techniques in popular songs. Working from the stems [pre-mixed groupings of drums, guitars, vocals, keys, etc] of each song, he discusses everything from Sting's Lydian mode bassline, to the use of Neumann mics to capture the intensity of Chris Cornell's vocals; from sidechain compression in an Ariana Grande song, to the use of a flat 6th to introduce a melancholy air into the vocal melody of a Tool song.”

Frankly it's all Greek to me, I've always said I don't have a single musical hair on my body, however no one appreciates music more.  If you're a technical music savant or if you're just a dumb jock (like me), well you'll appreciate this guy's series:

Here are 2 cool videos to get you started:

-Amy

What Makes This Song Great? Ep.14 Rage Against The Machine

In this episode we explore the music of Rage Against The Machine. This is one of my favorite rock bands! BUY THE BEATO BOOK HERE → http://bit.ly/2uTQFlo **Advanced Harmonic Concepts for Composition and Improvisation Video Course** → http://bit.ly/2nl5Qky GET THE BEATO YOUTUBE TRANSCRIPTIONS VOL.1 HERE → http://bit.ly/2jfkyaB SUBSCRIBE HERE → http://bit.ly/2eEs9gX BEATO MUSIC FORUM → forum.rickbeato.com -------------------------------------- My Links to Follow: YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/c/RickBeato Artist Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/rickbeatopro...

What Makes This Song Great? Ep.13 ALICE IN CHAINS

In this episode of "What Makes This Song Great? " we have the band Alice In Chains. BUY THE BEATO BOOK HERE → http://bit.ly/2uTQFlo **Advanced Harmonic Concepts for Composition and Improvisation Video Course** → http://bit.ly/2nl5Qky GET THE BEATO YOUTUBE TRANSCRIPTIONS VOL.1 HERE → http://bit.ly/2jfkyaB SUBSCRIBE HERE → http://bit.ly/2eEs9gX BEATO MUSIC FORUM → forum.rickbeato.com -------------------------------------- My Links to Follow: YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/c/RickBeato Artist Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/rickbeatopro...