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The Lopez Beat

Discussion in 'Opeth (Archived)' started by The Leper, Apr 13, 2009.

  1. The Leper

    The Leper Apostles Triumph

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    I've been an opeth fan for the better part of a decade now, and have always wondered how many times and it what songs Lopez uses the standard 6/8 clave.

    I think we should compile a list of all the instances it is used, however, i'm not talking the basic lopez beat, he uses it in tons of his fills, as well as mixing up what he does on the ride/hats. A good example of this is Baying of the Hounds, listen closely, he uses the same beat about 5 times throughout the song, for completely different parts as well as twice or so in drum fills.
    Let's start with Morning Rise and work our way up shall we?
     
  2. Annihilat0r

    Annihilat0r TRINITY WATCH IN AMAZING!

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    this is a good idea
    ive wondered the same thing. i'll help when im not so busy.
     
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    Lopez didn't even play on Morningrise >.>

    Leper Affinity is all I can think of right now.
     
  6. CorpseDeception

    CorpseDeception Valar Morghulis

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    He used it so many times that it isn't really worth it to count. It would be like counting rain drops... and just as futile, imho.
     
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    Oh no not again D:
     
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    Martin Lopez is so hispanic.
     
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    Put it this way. He pretty much used that beat in every Opeth song.
    Maybe write up a list of songs that DOESN'T have the drum beats. I'm sure that one will be much easier to do :)
     
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    CorpseDeception Valar Morghulis

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    I wouldn't call that a double paradiddle, it's more of a paraparadiddle. But, it could just be locational differences. I think of a double paradiddle as more of a paradiddlediddle...
     
  12. opethpainter

    opethpainter the psychedelic servant

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    Paradiddle...lol
     
  14. x_OPETH_x

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    it's like a modified Bembe, which is an Afro-Cuban 6/8 pattern. He keeps the same feel as the core groove, and is playing a double-paradiddle on the ride bell.
     
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    Ninfix Gamer of life

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    I love boobs. Especially big ones. Seriously, but ass is better. Mmmmmm ass...
     
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    Ass doesn't taste as nice though.
     
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    Does he plays 3/4 at over 6/8, right?
     
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    Antyman En Ful Jävel

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    isn't bembe somekind of a porn-dance?
     
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    wow, this message board is fucking awful. just realized anyone that mattered left a long time ago. opeth needs to close this shit hole of a forum.

    /retire
     
  20. CorpseDeception

    CorpseDeception Valar Morghulis

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    Thank you for that wonderful, enlightening opinion. When you leave, take your pile of shit with you.
     

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