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Introducing opeth to a jazz/classical influenced musician

Discussion in 'Opeth (Archived)' started by nat0, Feb 16, 2009.

  1. nat0

    nat0 Member

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    I have a music teacher who only truely appreciates jazz and classical genres of music. Being a fan of opeth I know they incorporate these elements into their music. I was wondering if anyone could help me choose a song to introduce them to her.

    So in other words, what's the most jazzy opeth song? What's the most classical opeth song?
    I know these questions aren't very specific so just say whatever comes to mind, cheers.
     
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    I don't know if it is the most jazzy one but my choice is Windowpane.
     
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    Wreath.

    Doesn't get any jazzier.
     
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    Seriously speaking, try Benighted from Still Life.

    Corrected.
     
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    Arasmas New Metal Member

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    obvious answer is windowpane, but face it he won't like opeth so just let it go
     
  6. pyr0rrzzz

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    Windowpane or The Lotus Eater :lol:

    But it sounds like she's got a shitty taste in music anyway since she doesn't listen to mettul.
     
  7. Crepuscularia

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    AFAIK, the only Opeth song that even comes close to utilizing jazz HARMONY is For Absent Friends (due to the m7 chords used). Rhythmically, there are a few songs with drumming that might be considered 'jazz-influenced', like Windowpane, I guess.

    I'm not sure about classical, but I do know that the very end of 'The Night and the Silent Water' sounds very similar to a famous piano prelude by Chopin.
     
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    hexwind Creepiness Och Terrorism

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  9. Words of Credence

    Words of Credence Silent Hill lurker

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    None. Given that she only truly listens to jazz and classical she's probably an elitist bitch (much like a lot of metal heads are too) who wouldn't even properly listen to Opeth. You can't introduce Opeth with just mellow stuff because that's NOT what they are, and she would probably run away as soon as growls kicked in. There are better bands that you can show her that are far closer to the jazz spectrum, not Opeth.



    Or you can just ignore this and do whatever you want.
     
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    I introduced Opeth to my music teacher with The Drapery Falls. He instantly became a fan. Then again, this probably means that my music teacher sucks much less than your music teacher.
     
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    Hours of Wealth, Windowpane, Benighted...if you're feeling gutsy, Hessian Peel.
     
  12. Lenni

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    How come nobody mentioned Face of Melinda???
     
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    ^ It's not jazzy or classical
     
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    Because the others mentioned are jazzy or classical.
     
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    I would take Hessian Peel, I think it shows the true dynamics of Opeth; both the jazzy/mellow side and the heavy side.
     
  16. intension

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    Face of Melinda for jazz
     
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    ah, so good, so good!
     
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    Benighted or Face of Melinda, for sure. Some parts in Hessian Peel might work too.
     
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    ===






    The solo in "Benighted" is probably the closest to (free)-jazz Opeth have done.






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