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Is this "Four on the Floor" music? I'm making a playlist...

MusicFilter time....So Dwight Schrute listens to Vixxen in his Camaro to psych up, I use these certain kind of songs with a propulsive beat in 4/4 time do to the same thing. I have no idea what it's called, but I heard someone mention it's sometimes called "four on the floor." [more inside]
posted by JoeZydeco on Feb 3, 2013 - 19 answers

Music theorists: What makes this song so compelling?

Could anyone break this song down for me from a music theory perspective? [more inside]
posted by mermily on Dec 27, 2012 - 6 answers

"Minor chords = sad": Just a Western thing?

Can anyone with good academic-library-fu point me toward an article that argues for cultural differences between how certain keys or chords are interpreted affectively? Specifically, I'm looking for a source for the claim that perceiving minor chords as sad is specifically a Western thing, and that non-Westerners don't perceive minor chords as sad and/or they perceive other types of chords as sad (or whatever). [more inside]
posted by Dr. Send on Sep 6, 2009 - 14 answers

Help me spice up the story of string quartets

StringQuartetFilter: Help a non-string player find interesting string quartet facts: important ensembles, historical trivia, significant accomplishments, etc. [more inside]
posted by bassjump on Apr 7, 2007 - 3 answers

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