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Is this the greatest opening note of a song/opening bars/vocal...

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posted on May, 6 2015 @ 03:05 PM
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posted on May, 6 2015 @ 03:08 PM
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a reply to: MrsNonSpecific

It does now, when I write the code properly


For ease of use:




posted on May, 6 2015 @ 03:09 PM
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posted on May, 6 2015 @ 03:11 PM
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a reply to: MrsNonSpecific

It would take something really exceptional to beat this.




posted on May, 6 2015 @ 03:16 PM
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a reply to: alldaylong

Would this do it





posted on May, 6 2015 @ 03:17 PM
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posted on May, 6 2015 @ 03:18 PM
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posted on May, 6 2015 @ 03:24 PM
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a reply to: SlapMonkey

Now we are going to take a Tamla Motown/ Northern soul detour but I think this is also a great drum beat intro



I love my 60s girl groups



posted on May, 6 2015 @ 03:25 PM
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posted on May, 6 2015 @ 03:40 PM
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a reply to: SlapMonkey

How could we have forgotten this iconic intro ?




posted on May, 6 2015 @ 03:41 PM
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originally posted by: alldaylong
a reply to: MrsNonSpecific


No.

This is.




That's actually an opening chord (really, to be pedantic, polychords)

Different musicians were playing different chords & notes. The predominant flavor of the chord is from George Martin playing grand piano, but the mix is such that you don't notice it being from a piano.

You could write chapters on this one polychord (and some people have done so)!



posted on May, 6 2015 @ 03:41 PM
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posted on May, 6 2015 @ 03:45 PM
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I think Motown era music did have some of the best intros, their production experimentation was awesome,




posted on May, 6 2015 @ 03:48 PM
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a reply to: alldaylong

I think this Rolling Stones intro is greater...




posted on May, 6 2015 @ 04:47 PM
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a reply to: alldaylong

That was the first song that popped in my head after reading the thread title. Probably the most recognizable opening to a song ever, at least in the pop music culture.

Sam Cooke was an amazing talent. He had so much soul and it showed ten fold in his singing. Beth Hart has a version of this song that does the original justice. I'd post it but my computer will not let me paste. Maybe someone could post it for me?



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posted on May, 7 2015 @ 07:32 AM
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I love it when the wise ats music people share their wisdom with me. I always learn something new.
or something old, depending on one's perspective. It's always an honor.



posted on May, 7 2015 @ 12:43 PM
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a reply to: MrsNonSpecific

The intro here is nearly as long as your entire song. It's two minutes of pure bliss IMO. I wish I'd never heard it so I could hear it for the first time. I so dig the English horn that kicks it all off.




posted on May, 7 2015 @ 02:32 PM
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I was probably about 14 when I first heard this song and it gave me goosebumps. Even now with years of water under the bridge, it's holds the magic that resonates in my soul.

Otis Redding's version gets to me the most. When he sings, 'It's been too hard living and I'm afraid to die, I don't know what's out there beyond the sky,' it makes my heart sing in sympathy.

Those soul guys back in the 60s and 70s wrote great lyrics and produced incredible music. Ray Charles, Isleys, Marvin Gaye, Otis, Sam Cooke, Smokey, Wilson Pickett and Al Green. I bet we could list another dozen classics : )




posted on May, 7 2015 @ 03:47 PM
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a reply to: mtnshredder

Here you go my lovely,



And OMG! You are so right!! favourite cover version so far on this list... and I am now going to YouTube her some more, I love her voice.



posted on May, 9 2015 @ 03:02 AM
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This should get an Honorable Mention.


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