What makes a song fun to cover for you?

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What makes a song fun to cover for you?

Postby Highway Man » Thu Oct 01, 2015 6:26 pm

Title says everything. What do you think makes a song fun to cover? For me, if it's in 6/8, is generally catchy, and if it's very memorable. I also like it to be challenging enough but not ridiculously hard to cover.
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Re: What makes a song fun to cover for you?

Postby PostApocolyptica » Thu Oct 01, 2015 6:29 pm

Whether a song (or any other piece of music) is "fun" to cover is purely situational. If a piece of music is enjoyable, I may enjoy making that cover. If a piece of music is a challenge, I may enjoy making that cover. If a piece of music is easy to cover, I may enjoy making it. Time signatures have no bearing on that (save for 7/8; it is the best time signature).

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Re: What makes a song fun to cover for you?

Postby HertzDevil » Thu Oct 01, 2015 7:33 pm

Songs requiring programming effort and, when that does not make a difference, songs with moderate stereo separation.
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Re: What makes a song fun to cover for you?

Postby MiniMacro » Thu Oct 01, 2015 8:09 pm

When the song is good, and also when I haven't seen it covered before.
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Re: What makes a song fun to cover for you?

Postby Pencildragon » Thu Oct 01, 2015 10:48 pm

If it's a song I enjoy listening to, then I'll probably enjoy making a cover of it. Being a well-known enough song to have guitar tabs or even piano sheets already available also helps ;)

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Re: What makes a song fun to cover for you?

Postby Shywolf » Thu Oct 01, 2015 11:24 pm

When I like the song, and/or if the song uses chord progressions or musical techniques I haven't heard before, and want to analyze.

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Re: What makes a song fun to cover for you?

Postby ImATrackMan » Fri Oct 02, 2015 4:33 am

If it's good, catchy, and/or could do with a serious helping of arps it's fair game. Also, if it has potential for a great cross-platform port (MSX/Spectrum/C64 soundtracks), it's guaranteed. Cool chord progressions, funky basslines (Happy Bite has these qualities), unique percussion that makes me want to push the noise, DPCM, and maybe even Tri as far as they could go while still using one or more (Tri/DPCM) for actual melodic notes (like a few FAmiga modules). Anything that's a challenge and unconventional (Famicompo Pico surprise) is fun for me.
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Re: What makes a song fun to cover for you?

Postby Threxx » Fri Oct 02, 2015 3:39 pm

As long as I enjoy the song I am covering and I am enjoying the product I am creating.

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Re: What makes a song fun to cover for you?

Postby YobaHere » Fri Oct 02, 2015 4:41 pm

Same as Threxx's. It's fun to listen to a result of my work.
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Re: What makes a song fun to cover for you?

Postby 8BitZtunerYT » Fri Oct 02, 2015 6:28 pm

Can relate to yoba and threxx
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