The drummer of Black Keys Patrick Carney was testing out his new studio in Tennessee and sent some chords to his uncle, who then added sax and trombone sounds to go with it. It was all compiled by the time Noel Bright was looking for a theme song for Bojack and became first pick. indiewire.com/2016/08/boj…
Why singers lose their accents when they sing. There are 3 main reasons. Phonetics, the pace at which they sing and speak, and the air pressure from one’s vocal chords. ajournalofmusicalthings.c…
AC/DC's Angus Young created 'High Voltage Rock and Roll' around the chords A-C-D-C. youtu.be/AaA7n33zWak?t=51
Michael Jackson composed songs despite not playing any instruments. He would build each element of a track with his voice, so pitch perfect that studio musicians could match chords to his singing. nme.com/blogs/nme-blogs/t…
Today I learned about "The Lost Chord," a song composed by Arthur Sullivan in 1877 at the bedside of his dying brother. It was recorded onto Edison's phonograph in 1888, one of the first recordings of music ever made. The piece has endured as one of Sullivan's best-known songs as is still performed today. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The…
A sperm whale’s β€œclick” is the loudest sound produced by any animal and it has an identifying dialect. They aren’t born with different vocal chords but acquire their dialects from one another in the same way you or I might taken on our parents’ accent theconversation.com/sperm…
Around 1 in every 10,000 people have 'Perfect Pitch', an ability to tell notes and chords similar to being able to know every ingredient just by tasting a meal. If you don't develop it before the age of 6, you'll never have it, but if you do, you can never lose it en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abs…
The sounds some lobsters make when boiling are not their screams, but rather the sounds of air escaping small crevices in their body. Lobsters don’t even have vocal chords. oureverydaylife.com/do-lo…
In a sneeze, high velocity of the airflow is achieved by the buildup of pressure inside the chest with the vocal chords closed. Sudden opening of the cords allows the pressurized air to flow back up the respiratory tract to expel the irritants scientificamerican.com/ar…
That the song "Outside", by Staind, as we know it today was written live on stage in front of 14,000+ people. Aaron Lewis had been working on the song and had a chord progression and the chorus but really nothing else. youtu.be/7msV5qpE9sQ
, in music, a drone is a harmonic or monophonic effect or accompaniment where a note or chord is continuously sounded throughout most or all of a piece. (46 & 2 is an example of this) en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dro…
Ozzy Osbourne preferred to sing over the guitar riffs, whereas Ronnie James preferred to sing over the chords and in between stuff. blabbermouth.net/news/bla…
The initial idea for the song "Celebration" came from the Quran. Ronald Bell read the part where God was creating Adam, and the angels were celebrating and singing praises. That inspired him to write the basic chords, the line, 'Everyone around the world, come on, celebration" en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cel…
Today I Learned that in 1967 Seventeen Magazine advised young women to be anorexic, gave them unsolicited eyewear criticism, shoe shamed them, and asked them to consider vocal chord training. intothegloss.com/2014/02/…
Michael Jackson composed songs despite not playing any instruments. He would build each element of a track with his voice, so pitch perfect that studio musicians could match chords to his singing. nme.com/blogs/nme-blogs/t…
Rubbing an injury right after it happens alleviates pain because the spinal chord preferentially forwards pressure signals (to the brain) over pain signals brainblogger.com/2014/06/…
The "th" sound is different in the words "thought" and "other". One has not vocal chord movement. The other does. Linguistics refers to them as "interdental fricative" and "voiced interdental fricative". pronuncian.com/pronounce-…
That of the Beatles 27 #1 songs only "Let it Be" used the infamous I–V–vi–IV chord progression that is found in most popular music, and that was on their 12th and final album. youtube.com/watch?v=nuGt-…
Billy Joel literally dreamed both the melody and chord progression for "Just The Way You Are" en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jus…
An ex-member of Pink Floyd, in "a real act of mad genius," pranked the band by writing a seemingly simple song that the band could never learn; each time they rehearsed it, he would arbitrarily change the chords, then sing it back to them to correct them. It was called "Have You Got It Yet?" en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Syd…
Nirvana was adamantly told not to play the song "Rape Me" at the 1992 MTV Music Awards. Nevertheless, at the start of the performance, Cobain started playing the chords to "Rape Me" as MTV producers watched in horror. He then switched back to "Lithium", as scheduled. mtv.com/ontv/vma/1992/
At the beginning of the song Roxane by The Police, during the intro, you can hear a strange piano chord, then Sting laughing. In fact, during the voice recording, Sting accidently sat on the piano just behind him. They decided to keep this on the final mix. policefans.org/Police_wik…
Lobsters do not scream when you boil them. They don’t have vocal chords or any other means of vocalization. chowhound.com/food-news/5…
Leonard Cohen based all his songs around the six chords a young classical guitarist taught him the day before that guitarist committed suicide. theolivepress.es/spain-ne…
When you are thinking about something in such a way that you are forming words in your mind, you are actually speaking those words extremely quietly. Your vocal chords are moving, and a very sensitive microphone would be able to record what you are "thinking." en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sub…
Whispering for long periods is actually bad for your vocal chords. nytimes.com/2011/02/08/he…
The Mac startup chime was inspired by the final, momentous chord on The Beatles' "A Day In The Life". Creator Jim Reekes had to sneak it onto prototype Apple models at the time, and it is now one of the few sounds in industry that is actually trademarked. reekes.net/sosumi-story-m…
"Basket Case" by Green Day uses the same chords as Pachalbel's Canon youtu.be/rDYBa-Hu0Gk
The distorted power chord sound of "You Really Got Me" by The Kinks was achieved when guitarist Dave Davies slashed the speaker on his amp with a razor blade. This sound went on to influence heavy metal and punk rock. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dav…
The piano chord and laughter in the beginning of the Police's hit "Roxanne" was unintentional and simply Sting laughing to himself after accidentally sitting on a piano keyboard. sting.com/news/article/42…
Today I learned of the high pitched voice theory of the Neanderthal, that because of the shape of their vocal chords, size of their head and rib cage, it's likely Neanderthals would have had a very loud, high pitches voices. youtu.be/o589CAu73UM
Overuse of the vocal chords can lead to Bogart-Bacall Syndrome - causing an eponymously rough, deep voice en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bog…
A man tried to bungee jump off a 70-foot bridge in Virginia. He made his own 70-foot bungee cord by tying several bungee chords together. Unfortunately, he didn't realize that bungee chords stretch, and died. mpora.com/multi-sport/the…
U2 nearly disbanded due to slow progress and creative conflicts during the Berlin recording session of "Achtung Baby". However, the band had a breakthrough when the Edge played several chord progressions on guitar that inspired the band to improvise on a song that became "One". en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ach…
The 1992 Radiohead song "Creep" uses a similar chord progression as "The Air That I Breathe" by The Hollies. Consequently, after winning a plagiarism lawsuit against Radiohead, Albert Hammond and Mike Hazlewood are credited as co-writers of "Creep". en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cre…
Today I learned about throat singing. A singer can create more than one pitch by manipulating the air going over their vocal chords and out of their mouth simultaneously. youtu.be/1rmo3fKeveo
There is a school in Missouri where you train to be an auctioneer. Each morning students start the day with group drills to warm up their vocal chords. It is known as "The Harvard of Auctioneering." youtube.com/watch?v=71PML…
Dolphins do not have vocal chords. All the sounds that we hear from them are produced with their blowhole. seaworld.org/en/animal-in…
In Hallelujah by Leonard Cohen, "the fourth, the fifth, the minor fall, and the major lift" actually refer to the chords the piano is playing at the time youtube.com/watch?v=YSlIK…
The chords to the AC/DC song "It's a long way to the top (if you wanna rock'n'roll)" are A, C, D, C. youtu.be/AaA7n33zWak?t=51
The entire bass line of the song 'Like a G6' is the chord G6 tabs.ultimate-guitar.com/…
The so-called "Tristan chord," from Wagner's opera Tristan und Isolde (F, B, Dβ™―, and G#), is significant is in its move away from traditional tonal harmony β€” and toward atonality. The notes are not unusual; What distinguishes it is its unusual relationship to the implied key of its surroundings. youtu.be/dWLp7lBomW8
Minor chords sound sad because they mimic the tones of human speech when we are sad. ase.tufts.edu/psychology/…
The odd piano chord at 0:04 in "Roxanne" by The Police is the result of Sting accidentally sitting on the upright-piano during recording. soundonsound.com/techniqu…
"Coconut" by Harry Nilsson is the only song in history with absolutely no chord change to appear on the Billboard Top 100. The entire song is played using only one chord. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coc…
When Robert Smith of The Cure wrote the chords for Friday I'm In Love, he was worried he had inadvertently stolen it from another song. He called up everyone he knew, playing the song for them until he realized it was his own. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fri…
Nobody really knows what chord is being played at the beginning of the Beatles' "Hard Days Night", but this guy may have 'solved' it in 2014 kevinhouston.net/blog/201…
The song "(Put the Lime in the) Coconut" by Harry Nilsson has only 1 chord...and is the only song of this nature to appear on the Billboard 100 rendip.com/post/4056/coco…
Emma Stone's husky, raspy voice is the result of having colic as a baby. Her vocal chords are now callused because of how severe the colic was. nowtoronto.com/movies/sto…
Most train horns are based on musical chords. Common passenger trains found in the U.S. are usually based on maj6th chords, which are not as threatening as most freight trains, which are based on more dissonant, frightening , such as diminished 7th chords dieselairhorns.com/collec…

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