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ageadm 07-19-2012 01:44 AM

Your preferred music genres?
Hey folks,

I'd like to know what music genres you're into.

Personally I'm really into metal (death, metalcore, thrash and nu), don't know if I should call myself a metalhead though, I don't have long hair lol. I also listen to a lot of Alternative and Indie rock.
Started listening to some Jazz too lately - great music.

What about you?

Muckster 07-19-2012 03:58 PM

Re: Your preferred music genres?
Hard Rock
Classic Rock

alparrott 07-19-2012 05:50 PM

Re: Your preferred music genres?
It's much shorter to list stuff I know I definitely don't like. Rap littered with expletives, corporate manufactured pop. I gravitate to rock, jazz, fusion, and such, but I'll listen to nearly anything. My playlist looks like someone ran through a record store, took nine records at random from every section, and took the fifth selection from each.

bermuda 07-19-2012 07:19 PM

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I think we always keep a place in our hearts for the music we grew up with, and to which we usually learned to play drums. In my case, I will always love music from the '60s and '70s, and several of the genres that existed then: pop, rock, R&B, funk, prog (we called it Art Rock at the time), and even disco. I also love New Wave, early techno/dance, and alternative. I guess those would be my preferred genres. If I had to play gigs in any or all of those styles for the rest of my life, that would be fine with me!

But I listen to and appreciate pretty much everything else as well: big band, jazz, latin, country, classical, Reggae, rap, hard rock & metal, new age, etc.


larryz 07-19-2012 11:43 PM

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I agree with Bermuda. The genre that is most near and dear to me is the Philadelphia Soul period from the early to mid 1970s. I say it began with the Delfonics and includes Spinners, O'Jay's, Harold Melvin & the Blue Notes (Teddy!), and peaked with the Stylistics' falsetto of Russell Thompkins. All backed usually by the simple drumming of the great Earl Young. Food for the soul. But yeah the 1960s and 1970s are the cream of the crop.

Anon La Ply 07-20-2012 02:16 AM

Re: Your preferred music genres?
I go through fads where I obsess about an artist for a while, like ...

King Crimson, White Stripes, Dusty Springfield, John Zorn, Deep Purple, Steely Dan, Fleetwood Mac, Cinematic Orchestra, Led Zep, Max Roach, Peter Gabriel, Pharoah Sanders, The Carpenters, Uncle Frank, Black Dub, Deep Forest, Trane, Joe Cocker, Weather Report, The Beatles, RATM, The Police, Art Blakey, Pink Floyd, Crowded House, Luigi Russolo, Midnight Oil, The Stones, Sting, Miles, The Tubes, ELP, Queen, Lou Reed, The Who, Joni Mitchell, Gong, KD Lang, Tom Waits, BB King, Henry Cow, Jimi, Soft Machine, Benny Goodman, Velvet Underground, Aretha Franklin, Gentle Giant, Black Keys, Jeff Beck, Cream, Art Ensemble, Bruford, Free, Steve Hillage, The Dodos, Diana Ross, Jethro Tull, John Cage, John Mayer, Osibisa, Blind Faith, David Bowie, Santana, Eno, Michael Buble, Nina Hagen, Talking Heads, Govt Mule, Gil Scott Heron, Tribal Tech, Tim Buckley, Jeff Buckley, Genesis, The Clash, Black Sabbath, Amon Tobin, Nina Simone, Charles Lloyd, Diana Krall, Cold Chisel, Ed Kuepper, Elton John, Hoodoo Gurus, Mahavishnu, Supertramp, Joe Jackson, Captain Beefheart ...

I'm not as keyed into genre classifications as I used to be. When you listen to enough fabulous acts of different styles you'll probably find something you like in any genre. I've enjoyed at least some music in all genres, but I enjoy very few songs the styles in Al's list. Not mad on country and country rock as a rule either, though Earl Scruggs, KD Lang, The Doobies, Allmans and Eagles have their killer tracks.

dmacc 07-20-2012 12:12 PM

Re: Your preferred music genres?

Originally Posted by bermuda (Post 1025763)
I think we always keep a place in our hearts for the music we grew up with, and to which we usually learned to play drums.

This is certainly my case.

I grew up on listening and playing to early jazz from 20's - 50's (pre-bop) as it was my Dad who was also a drummer that played to it and was pretty much all that was played in the house until Soul Train came on TV.

My exploration took me to Bop and beyond, Motown, Rock, Funk and Country.

Bottom line though, I still love and listen to the music that came before many of us were born (1920's-50's) and still purchase CD's with the music from this period.

Call me old school or hokey, I don't mind.

slowrocker 07-25-2012 09:34 PM

Re: Your preferred music genres?
My genres are a little more simple and boring. I like jazz, indie and Christian music mostly. I can appreciate most styles of music except rap and death metal.

OrangeAgent27 07-25-2012 09:38 PM

Re: Your preferred music genres?
My favorite genres is one thats not really known for its drumming. Beyond that, it's also where my favorite kind of drummers come from. Singer/songwriter. Damien Jurado, Ray Lamontagne and especially Joe Purdys drummers are lovely, soulful creatures.

LionKing 07-26-2012 12:54 PM

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YouI have so many favorite genres but mostly my favorite genres are Chill, death metal and speed metal. r preferred music genres?

lost_and_insecure 07-26-2012 05:11 PM

Re: Your preferred music genres?
screamo, death metal, classic,and rock

longgun 07-26-2012 05:38 PM

Re: Your preferred music genres?
Rock and Roll.....all kinds

PeTeR4171 07-26-2012 05:52 PM

Re: Your preferred music genres?
Rush should be their own genre.

But, I like mostly rock, jazz, and funk. The last two usually are very technical, and playing them more make me more skilled.

MaryO 07-26-2012 08:04 PM

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For me it's all about the 70's and 80's. Mostly rock and pop but no metal. Anything from ELO to Rush, Phil Collins (with and without Genesis) to Clapton, Steely Dan to The Greg Kihn Band. LOL a little square, I know, but for me it's all about music that's fun and that makes me want to sing and play along. If I were to join a band, a 70's and 80's cover band would be right up my alley.

Midnite Zephyr 07-26-2012 08:24 PM

Re: Your preferred music genres?
Rock N Roll, of course.

All kinds of stuff...blues, folk, funk, reggae, ska, jazz, punk, world music (whatever that means) even some metal or classical. Once per year I'll allow myself to listen to country. ha ha! just kidding...

Grüv 07-26-2012 11:21 PM

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personally.. my tastes in tunes is laughably contradictory as far as mkst peolle would be concerned..

if im in my car .. i would be putting on brain testing metal to the likes of haunted shores, sikth, CloudKicker & Periphery.. i dont dislike vocalists.. but the majority of the time.. i prefer to listen to instrumentals..

turn the coin over

and im a sucker for catchy jazz. when im by myself drumming.. i play jazz/hip hop type catchy beat stuff https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J7m_...e_gdata_player

but yeah.. metal and weather channel jazz & smooth elevator music. ;)

nirvanadrummer 07-27-2012 03:34 AM

Re: Your preferred music genres?
grunge. jazz. classic rock. everything but rap pop and techno

Nodiggie 07-27-2012 06:49 AM

Re: Your preferred music genres?
To play drums to: anything that pays.

To listen to: any orchestra with strings.

Grüv 07-27-2012 07:26 AM

Re: Your preferred music genres?

Originally Posted by Nodiggie (Post 1028293)
To play drums to: anything that pays.

wow.. really?
no offense bro.. but WTF is that?

if ur a fella who drums .. who drums to a point where he posts on a forum dedicated solely to & for drumming.. yet will only play if it pays?

i mean no disrespect.. but i dunno whether to feel sorry for you or roundhouse you.

yeah, obviously.. $ is excellent. but, say u WERENT catching coin for drumming.. if the occasional jam sesh (with the knowledge that people will hear it via either live show or recording) dont do it for ya.. then jog the fuck on and get a different hobby.. needle point, perhaps.. cuz "i only play for $" is hysterically lame to those of us with passion about the instrument.

Pocket-full-of-gold 07-27-2012 07:35 AM

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Originally Posted by Grüv (Post 1028299)
cuz "i only play for $" is hysterically lame to those of us with passion about the instrument.

And hysterically necessary for those who earn a living from it.

But that aside, you've missed his point entirely......not to mention responded quite rudely. A bit OTT I reckon mate.

Grüv 07-27-2012 01:24 PM

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oy. evening booze turns me into a prick when trying to make a point about something im passionate about. i believe "responsed rudely" doesnt quite do it enough justice bud so please, allow me to apologize. lol

PDL 07-27-2012 01:28 PM

Re: Your preferred music genres?
I try and listen to everything, oh course I have my favs so in the car at the moment are things like 'Burning for Buddy', Zappa, Zao, SSS, Dag Nasty, Husker Du, Manu Chao, Buenavista Social Club etc

But as a drummer I find for me it's best to have as many tunes, rythyms, beats in my head as possible. I don't discount anything within reason.

robyn64 07-27-2012 05:18 PM

Re: Your preferred music genres?
Gruv, I agree with what you are saying here. (may be a lit'l rude) but feel ya 100%. if you're not playing your instrument rether it be drums, guitar, sax, or what ever, without passion then you're not making music from the heart and then it has no meaning.

we had a guy in our band like that he only showed up for the money. he was a very talented fiddle player but had no passion what so ever, and to me that is very sad. this guy has since then quit music and sold all his music equipment.

anyway ya gotta have passion.

robyn64 07-27-2012 05:24 PM

Re: Your preferred music genres?
i grew up with all different kinds of music. my collection and listening is made up from anything from The Wiggles to ACDC, even got a cup'l rap songs i'll listen to from time to time. but to play drums to is usually old country or old rock (the easy to play stuff).

Arky 07-27-2012 07:45 PM

Re: Your preferred music genres?
Some 20 years ago I'd have said:
(- AC/DC, Scorpions = what got me into hard rock/metal in the first place)
- heavy metal (that is, maybe 5% of what is out there), mainly Iron Maiden and Metallica for the first years. At first I couldn't bear faster/more aggressive stuff like Sepultura and Slayer but then started to enjoy them.
- guitar hero stuff (Marty Friedman, Jason Becker, Paul Gilbert, Yngwie Malmsteen etc) -> From 1990 on, made me focus on guitar technique and develop good technical skills and speed. This was triggered quite simply: A friend of mine lent me an audio tape/guitar hero sampler by Shrapnel label, with all those terrific guitar heroes (see above). I had never listened to guitar hero stuff before. First I was floored - never thought this would be possible on guitars - and also frustrated, but after 2 weeks or so this turned into motivation - and changed my life, haha.

Before that there was a brief period of time when I was into pop, listening to Madonna (still like a good part of her music), Depeche Mode, Duran Duran, Pet Shop Boys... and worse ;-) Plus a short period in the early 90's when I liked some dancefloor stuff, too.

Then in around 1994 I discovered Dream Theater and got into prog metal (both as a listener and a guitarist). A few years later Symphony X became my favourite metal band.

Some 4 years ago I discovered the beauty of the acoustic guitar in the vein of Andy McKee, Antoine DuFour. And more recently, Petteri Sariola and Jon Gomm.
Also discovered Loreena McKennitt at that time and am appreciating acoustic/"real" music much more now.

I like exotic music but haven't searched a lot for it. I like Indian/sitar music.

Soundtracks!! E.g. Conan, The Dark Crystal... there's so many good ones.

No jazz/fusion - at least not yet. But I like what I've heard from Allan Holdsworth.

Have been an el. guitarist for 21.5 years now, started the ac. guitar 4 years ago and got into drumming almost 2 years ago. I feel open to various genres ATM - more than in the past.

Grüv 07-27-2012 10:56 PM

Re: Your preferred music genres?
ohhhhh andy mckee & antione dufour .. yeah i defenitely enjoy what they do - especially dufour - some of his melodies are WAAAAAY TO POTENT with nothin but absolute beauty.

pretty much every guitarist on the candy rat label is amazing in his/her own way.

have you listened to ewan dobson yet? check em out ↓↓


Arky 07-28-2012 12:12 AM

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Ewan Dobson? - Yes, I've seen a few of his videos. He has a style of his own and is mind-blowing in his own right. As all those Candyrat cats.

But I'm not checking out music/new musos all the time - I know enough to enjoy their music. I see no sense YouTubing new bands - drummers, guitarists, you name it - all the time. I know there's millions - ok, at least thousands - which are astonishing musicians (not necessarily technically, but mature and original in what they do). What's the difference if I knew 10 times more bands/musos I'd like than now? Not enough time to check them all out.

drummerpig 07-28-2012 12:31 AM

Re: Your preferred music genres?
I like listening to and playing rock, classic rock, old school prog, indie, metal, some hip hop, and jazz. As far as metal goes, I tend to gravitate more to the super technical stuff that makes most peoples' ears bleed and brains turn to mush (Blotted Science anyone?).

I'm a sucker for music that grooves real hard in odd and varying time signatures, like King Crimson and the Mars Volta.

MJD 08-04-2012 10:52 PM

Re: Your preferred music genres?
Err difficult to answer. Mostly musica profana from almost any era but i'm most passionate about 20th century American theatre music (Great American Songbook). I do listen to quite a bit of Josquin and Palestrina so I do listen to musica sacreda. Love Gilbert and Sullivan with an undying passion. Most pop music from Stephen Foster onwards appeals to me. I attend the opera frequently and have written a few. Will play drums on anything, same with guitar or keyboard or singing. I like writing what I guess is a pseudo classical/broadway style (going by what people have said, i can never really tell) and love playing funk (and i get to do a olot of funky stuff in my current band which is tremendously fun.) I never really got into metal or hip hop but i try to keep my ears open for the occasional stellar song or artist in those genres. Most modern pop disappoints me but it's not necessarily the genre or aesthetic but the lackluster execution from the writing on down. My favorite music was written for the theatre by GF Handel. I love bowed strings and took violin lesson and still play every so often. I've written a few string quartets.

Largactyl 08-05-2012 12:10 AM

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For listening and playing, these days my favorites are d-beat and crust punk, bop, and funk. I'll admit that musically I'm quite conservative and not at all adventurous. I like my bop relatively straightforward, and my funk mostly instrumental as well. I used to be way into classic rock and prog, but I've since completely burned out on that, although I still have eternal respect for Mr. Bonham.

I also burned out on most metal, the only metal I listen to anymore is of the ultra-slow "funeral doom" type á la Esoteric, though I have no interest in actually playing it myself.

I like certain rap artists quite a bit as well. I've been studying German since 2008 and have found some German hip-hop/rap artists that I really dig, my favorite being Umse.

SticksEasy 08-05-2012 01:51 AM

Re: Your preferred music genres?
My favorite genre to play is anything Punk rock from the 80s to the present. I'll listen to Black Flag, Bad Brains, The Descendants, Social Distortion D.O.A, and especially Classic Bad Religion.

Then you jump a bit further and I dig Dag Nasty, 90s Bad Religion, Green Day, Jawbreaker, and Cherry Poppin' Daddies

These days Modern Bad Religion, Rise Against, Motion City Soundtrack, Story of the Year, Sum 41, Yellowcard, The Wonder Years, and The Ataris.

Needless to say my favorite band is Bad Religion - I know their drummer; we have a semi-friend relationship, but it's more professional than that.

I've been a sub. drummer for my mom's oldies cover band, and I've played classic rock cover bands that played the bar gigs. I used to go down town and sit in with a jam session that plays every monday night. But some people started coming in and changing the atmosphere, so I quit.

As long as I'm around positive musicians, I'll dig playing with anybody in any genre, except maybe religious, especially if I'm getting paid. But Punk Rock will always be my calling for drums.

GRUNTERSDAD 08-05-2012 02:17 AM

Re: Your preferred music genres?
Everything but Country, Rap or Hip Hop.

jodgey4 08-05-2012 06:01 AM

Re: Your preferred music genres?
I don't know why, but I've been listening to insane amounts of dub and dancehall while I do work... I don't even remember how it started. I've been working lots lately.

marko138 08-05-2012 02:53 PM

Re: Your preferred music genres?
My favorite to listen to and play is Southern Metal. Maylene and the Sons of Disaster type stuff. Pantera. Crowbar. Down. etc.

I also listen to just about everything. Classic rock, hip hop, country, pop.

beastdrummagirl 08-06-2012 08:41 AM

Re: Your preferred music genres?
Blues, Classic Rock, Indie

Virgual Reality 08-10-2012 08:59 PM

Re: Your preferred music genres?
I grew up listening to a lot of underground hip-hop and drum and bass music. About a decade later, I'm still listening to the same brand of music in addition to a lot of electro house, trip-hop, and downtempo. I like the stuff that gets people moving, but at the same time I like music that's good to just listen to.

TheGrandTr0ll 08-11-2012 04:11 AM

Re: Your preferred music genres?
I don't really listen to anything specific, but I listen to a lot of different styles. I think there is musical validity in almost all styles. I try to keep away from the corrosive mainstream pop music though.

SquadLeader 08-15-2012 10:40 AM

Re: Your preferred music genres?
Prog Rock. Mainly Yes.

And some of the bands in the 'Madchester' movement of the 80s...love the Smiths and Morrissey probably still remains my favourite musician despite his fucked up viewpoints on stuff.

Also really enjoy most 60/70s bands, The Tremeloes, Searchers, Hollies, Manfred Mann, Byrds, Animals, Kinks, Who, Mamas & Papas, etc etc.

But the band I play in is probably what I'd term 'melodic punk' though it's been said that it's hard to bracket it.

I'll listen to most stuff other than modern manufactured boy and girl bands who I hate with a passion.

Never considered myself to be remotely interested in Blues or Jazz but I was round at a mates a while back and he had a Blues oriented digital radio station on and I really enjoyed most of the music I heard.

PEDESTRIAN 09-02-2012 11:02 PM

Re: Your preferred music genres?
I tend to gravitate toward progressive metal (Devin Townsend, Meshuggah, Mastodon, etc), post-bop (Blakey, Coltrane), progressive rock (King Crimson, Zappa, etc) and "modern" jazz/fusion (Bill Frisell, Brad Mehldau, ESB).

I've been getting into some newer hip hop artists recently though. Like Tyler the creator, a$ap rocky and Danny Brown.

wy yung 09-03-2012 12:34 PM

Re: Your preferred music genres?
I tend to favor syncopated music with strong percussive elements. Latin, jazz, Brasilian, Indian music etc. I also love swung music, funk, swing etc. I like some rock and pop but mostly I am over it. Especially what we call hard rock and metal. Streams of sixteenth notes don't do it for me.

When I was a kid I liked seventies glam and what is now called classic rock. But it bores me now. Only because I heard it so much and how many times can I read the same book.

What I really enjoy is being surprised by music. I love new music, music I never heard before. Anything new.

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