Favorite Moments in Music

Migaluch

Senior Member
I don't know if this belongs in Off Topic Lounge, but i'm not sure if anyone looks there so here goes:

I think i have thought up a good question for all of you: What are some of your favorite musical moments, be it a great vocal section, guitar solo, drum beat, or really anything else you can think of that you love in any song.

For example, i have always loved this part from Dream Theater's song The Glass Prison. An awesome rolling tom and double bass beats with a great guitar riff that i think is a great moment in the song. it goes from about 1:46 to about 2:14

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P0wk7pw5pqA
 

azrae1l

Silver Member
i can't really speak for a great moment in songs per say. so many great things happen all the time that i hate to say this was my favorite part of a song cuz something will come along that will blow my mind more...

now, not to sound conceded or stuck on myself in any way, my all time favorite moment in music was when i learned my first song when i was 10, iron man to be exact. i didn't play it right, i was off beat on half of it but damn it i was so proud of myself i swear i played that song 2000 times in the next week, played it for all my friends, probably drove my parents crazy and my brother took the guitar away from me i played it so much. i think it was more of the feeling of excitement i got when i discovered this new passion and a lot of accomplishment too....
 

yesdog

Silver Member
Seeing the movie, This Is Spinal Tap. Anyone who has played music has had a Spinal Tap
moment.
 

yesdog

Silver Member
Some pretty ferocious fave moments on offer so far (except maybe the 11" stone henge).

Hard to choose so I won't ... off the top of my head Uncle Frank's solo in Grand Wazoo - from just after 2:30 to 3:20 was wonderfully funky: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jsw9V2WjITI#t=2m30s

But that's just one moment in millions ...
Polly now you brought Frank Zappa into this. The black page is simply amazing. One thing
is when Vinnie auditioned for Frank he read the black page note for note on the first try.
That is another of my many favorite moments in music. I have to many to list.

Favorite quote from Spinal Tap. ( The album shark sandwich review had 2 words. Shit sandwich )
 

Fuo

Platinum Member
Tool:
the end of Push It
the end of The Grudge
the bridge/end of 46&2
the instrumental build up in Rosetta Stoned and Right in Two
Third Eye... pretty much all of it

Opeth:
the part before the guitar solo and the guitar solo itself in White Cluster
the beginning of The Moor
the first repetition of the 'heavy' part of Face of Melinda
the beginning of When (esp. live)
the beginning of April Ethereal

.. i'll stop now, i could go on for hours if i get into Rush, Death, Cynic, Sabbath, etc...
 

Pollyanna

Platinum Member
Polly now you brought Frank Zappa into this. The black page is simply amazing. One thing is when Vinnie auditioned for Frank he read the black page note for note on the first try.

That is another of my many favorite moments in music. I have to many to list.

Favorite quote from Spinal Tap. ( The album shark sandwich review had 2 words. Shit sandwich )
Ah, Vinnie tales. Like the once described by Steve Vai here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vinnie_Colaiuta#Career

Ta for reminding me of how funny Spinal Tap was. I have the DVD at home, must give it another spin.

Here's a more recent musical moment - Black Dub's I Believe In You, the passage from about 2:50 to 3:30 is very cool.
 

Deltadrummer

Platinum Member

Pollyanna

Platinum Member
Great stuff, Pol. I wonder how this singer ended up playing with that list of musos. lol
Yep, love that track, Ken. Vocals and drums are outstanding.

I've seen clips where Trixie Whitely also plays drums and guitar. Given that Brian Blade also does those things my guess is their paths crossed through common interests ...

I've been picking all Americana so far so it's time to give the Brits a go - one of my fave Floyd tracks - Careful with that axe, Eugene ... 3 mins to 3:30 gets me every time.
 

BrewBillfold

Silver Member
One of my favorite musical moments--the three chords, beginning at the end of bar 103 (the end of the Pas d'action section) in Stravinsky's Orpheus. (It's about 2/3 of the way through the piece if you're just listening to a recording of it.) Of course, what makes them so great is the way they work in the context of the piece, which is also one of my favorite pieces of music.

Ah--found a decent recording (although slightly fast in my opinion--I prefer it slower) of it online. It's in four parts, unfortunately, but here it is:

Part 1: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3P9UHOsEJew
Part 2: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0fzHeDJYY-g&feature=related
Part 3: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WkMjYcpQTzU&feature=related
Part 4: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_aaDXq_e8vQ&feature=related

The chords I was talking about are the relatively traditional diatonic cadence at 1:23 in Part 3 . . . which won't seem like much if you don't listen to them in the context of the whole thing, because one thing that makes them so remarkable is that the rest of the piece is so modal and more on the dissonant side of neoclassicism that a more normal diatonic cadence becomes one of the odder harmonic occurrences of the piece.
 
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jayblazeff

Senior Member
The day Stewart Copeland and the Police came up with "Spirits in the material world". Probably my favorite song for drums ever made.
 

utdrummer

Senior Member
Not personal, but music related. The opening piano riff, the orchestra and their dynamics. There is a reason this has over 5 million views. Chilling..http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FjTB6EG3xGo Drag down the lyrics to appreciate the context of this amazing song. It's been said the greatest instrument ever created was the human voice. I concur.
 
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