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Old 08-14-2015, 04:46 AM
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Is it just me, or is it a fairly recent trend that popular songs feature stops where the band doesn't land on the one? For example, Gone, Gone, Gone by Phillip Phillips or I Lived by OneRepublic.

I've been playing in bands that cover a lot of current hit songs lately and I don't remember it being so common in the past.
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Old 08-14-2015, 06:53 AM
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I think it is wonderfully creative.

However, it is a little risky. The audience may not be able to enjoy the flow of the song if it is too different from normal.

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Old 08-14-2015, 11:32 AM
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Yeah. This seems to stem out of electronic music and Hip Hop in particular where the DJ can drop the beat out at any given moment to expose an important lyric.

Ed Sheeran's Sing has a drop out like this in the 2nd (?) Verse.
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Old 08-14-2015, 05:42 PM
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I love it personally when the 1 is weak and the music comes in later, preferably an upbeat. I use that technique a fair bit when I arrange/write music, got it from Maybe I'm a Leo by Deep Purple (who got it from How Do You Sleep by John Lennon, who got it from somewhere else I'm sure). Its like funk....it can work oh so well, or it can fail.

I don't listen to radio, so I'm not sure of its prevalence, but I know I like it and I use it. Hell, I use it in one of my arrangements for my Lady Gaga cover band. It wasn't in the original, but I added it.
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Old 08-14-2015, 06:05 PM
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Default Re: Anyone noticed?

I find quite a bit of musical creativity coming back in modern alternative radio. I hated any kind of radio for years, but there is quite a lot of stuff out there I enjoy now, and 8Mile's examples are good ones. Alabama Shakes' "Hold On" is another good one with interesting stops.

https://youtu.be/Le-3MIBxQTw
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Old 08-15-2015, 06:27 AM
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I've never heard of either song.

So I guess I've not noticed.
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Old 08-15-2015, 07:58 AM
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Its been happening in country music for years now. What else could they do?

Drum fills in country music starting on off beats is 'almost' cliche' now.
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Old 08-15-2015, 08:02 AM
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I've never heard of either song.

So I guess I've not noticed.
Me too. Although I've noticed every time I play with a band, I shift everything I play one beat to the left. So on a count-off, when I count "1....2....1...2..3..4..." I actually start playing on the 4.

The band loves it.
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