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Mostly just pop music for me. I don't think there are any pieces or songs of any other genre I wouldn't mind hearing often. But pop music to me is just SO monotonous, and between songs extremely homogenous.

And it doesn't help that most pop stations play the same small selection of the latest releases over and over and over all day. :headwall:

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This probably sounds horrible being a so called "composer", but I've never really enjoyed vocal music (yes, that wide of a spectrum) much at all. Probably not a good thing to admit, but it's something I've never really digested and enjoyed doing or listening to. I'm basically forced to sing in my Unversities vocal ensemble, which I thought would change my mind, but it hardly has. Meh. Hell, I probably can't even give a specific reason to why I dislike it so much. Oddly enough, in contrast to what posters above have said, I really enjoy music that strives to be different for the sake of being different. Sometimes it reaches out so far that I have a hard time understanding it at first, but eventually I usually come around to appreciate it.

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haha. Gamma, that's so weird, because I really dislike a LOT of orchestral rep. I am more of a chamber music and vocal person. I like small, intimate music. The whole production of an orchestral work turns me off. Also, as a side note, I like Opera and Musical Theatre because the focus is on the singer, and I'm biased... being one...

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Anything featuring a clarinet.

Hmm.... 2nd viennese school with the exception of their early music. I like berg the most.

This might sound peculiar but I'm also tired of Schumann's voicings.

For the moment I'm tired of French music. It's never been my favorite.

I'm in a Rachmaninoff mood.

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Anything by John Adams. I don't know why you people like him so much when Philip Glass is so much better!

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Probably a lot more than I'm about to list, but here we go:

-that "apocalyptic," wordless choir and orchestra, Dies irae-type music that they put in movies to make things sound awesome, frightening, or epic. I'm equally wordless to explain how much I despise this stuff. This is far beyond anything that comes next.

-most movie music, which is high on sentimentality, cheese, and insincerity

-Bollywood

-virtuosic Romantic music for solo instruments, i.e., any time they use 32 dicking-around notes when 2 would have sufficed. This also explains my dislike of a lot of jazz.

-most serial music

-Augenmusik--if it appeals to the eyes more than the ears, maybe it shouldn't be played. We don't go to see recitations of novels, do we?

-Stockhausen, just because I feel like picking on him

-syrupy, sentimental Romantic and Impressionistic music (not all of it is like this, of course)

-anything I deem to be insincere, pretentious, having no flow, or pandering

As you can see, I dislike most music.

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Beethoven and Mozart, and Austenite. John Williams, John Adams, Phillip Glass

I feel humbled to be blacklisted among these fellows...

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Neapolitan chords. So overused.

Oh,

and Perfect Authentic Cadences. So 300 years ago.

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I've had to deal with so much JS Bach in the past couple of months that I would love to have a big long break from Bach.

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If I could only find a 'Tchaikovskian melody generator' or a 'Mahler motif generator'... :w00t:

Mahler motif generator would be simple and ho-hum; you can use any series of notes and orchestrate something catchy under and between that. Now Tchaikovsky melody generator would be great except I'm sure the're only so many figures to be extrapolated from. Best choice would be to take to heart his harmonic style, but sit with a clear mind and develop a starting melody you feel happy about before connecting harmony, then see where the potential leads you.

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I have to agree with froglegs, All Things Bright and Beautiful (Rutter) is pretty bad. The Lord Bless You and Keep You is equally as bad. I have had to sing those pieces quite a lot.

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Dinky jazz where the drummer is not allowed to play with sticks and has to make "I'm SO into this" faces while dribbling along sadly with the brushes.  I used to work at the bookstore at the local mall when I was on break from college and they always had a different jazz group playing out by the fountain.  The drummers all looked like they were in hell.  

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Most of Baroque, Classical and Romantic music...

 

Perotinus Magnus |<- - whatever :thumbsdown: fits here - ->| Grieg

 

With some exceptions like:

 

Bach's Brandemburg 6th

Mozart's Requiem

Beethoven's 9th

Berlioz's Fantastique Symphonie

Mussorgsky (most of him)

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Pachelbel's Canon in D....nothing against the music itself (or Pachelbel), but WAY too overhyped and overplayed. I always feel like punching someone when, after hearing it, they fawn over it like it was the 2nd coming of Christ.

 

Close runner up: Tchaikovsky 1812 Overture...again, WAY overhyped and overplayed. Pet peeve: Whenever American orchestras play it on July 4th....even though the piece is about Russians (commies, tsarists....eek) defeating the French (socialists...yuk), and has nothing to do with America at all.

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Pachelbel's Canon in D....nothing against the music itself (or Pachelbel), but WAY too overhyped and overplayed. I always feel like punching someone when, after hearing it, they fawn over it like it was the 2nd coming of Christ.

 

Close runner up: Tchaikovsky 1812 Overture...again, WAY overhyped and overplayed. Pet peeve: Whenever American orchestras play it on July 4th....even though the piece is about Russians (commies, tsarists....eek) defeating the French (socialists...yuk), and has nothing to do with America at all.

What I don't understand is why Americans always play Pomp and Circumstance by Elgar at events when its a patriotic British tune (when sung as Land of Hope and Glory)...?

 

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WAY too overhyped and overplayed. I always feel like punching someone when, after hearing it, they fawn over it like it was the 2nd coming of Christ... again, WAY overhyped and overplayed.

 

This description is actually very fitting for the Chariots of Fire theme by Vangelis.

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What I don't understand is why Americans always play Pomp and Circumstance by Elgar at events when its a patriotic British tune (when sung as Land of Hope and Glory)...?

 

 

Americans secretly long to rejoin Britain. That's also why "America" is set to the tune of "God Save the Queen", and why "I Vow To Thee My Country" (aka "Jupiter") is so popular.

 

Governor-General Obama has been in negotiation with the House of Commons to return British South Canada to its rightful owner, but the Tories keep blocking it; they don't want a repeat of the Boston Tea Party incident.

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