what are chords what

me: “tv shows need to stop using that To Build a Home song to evoke emotion…. it’s so predictable and overdone choose another song lol”

me: *hears the first chord of the iconic MASTERPIECE To Build a Home by the Cinematic Orchestra during a pivotal moment in my tv show*

me: ………… looks like it’s Cry Time

What’s The Use Of Feeling (Blue)?

[Yellow Diamond]

C  

Do something, sing for her! Make her feel Better

                      C#

[Yellow Pearl] Yes my Diamond, Ahem, AHEM!

                   Am   E

[Blue Pearl] Uh…  Oh…



[Intro: Yellow Pearl & Blue Pearl]

E                    Am

Aah-haa-haa, aah-haa-haa

E     Dm  C    F        E

Aah-haa  haa-haa  haa-haa-haa

E                    

Aah-haa-haa, aah-haa-haa

Am                         G                          E

Aah-haa-haa-haa   haa-haa-haa haa haaaaa…



[Verse 1: Yellow Diamond]

Am                                 Dm    E

Why, would you want to be,   here?

        Am         C     Dm

What do you, ever, see here?

       C                                                            E

That doesn’t make you feel worse, than you do?

Tell me,


Am                                        E

What’s the use of feeling… Blue?



[Verse 2]

Am                                  E

Why, would you want to employ her

Am                Dm

Subjects that destroyed her?

C                                 B

Why keep up her silly, zoo?

Am

Oh, tell me

                F#m                 Am

What’s the use of feeling, Blue?



[Pre-Chorus]

G                                            

An army has a use, they can go and fight a war

E                                                            Am

A Sapphire has a use, she can tell you what it’s for

E                              C

An Agate terrifies, a Lapis terraforms

B

Where’s their diamond when they need her, Blue?

           E

You’ve got to be a leader, Blue!



[Chorus]

Am                                 F

Yes! Of course, we still love, her

G                            C          F
And we’re always, thinking of her

              G                                    E

But now, there’s nothing we can, do-

E

So tell me,

      Am

[All] what’s the use of feeling?

Am                        B

What’s the use of feeling?

Am                        B           Am~    

What’s the use of feeling, Blue?



[Bridge]

C

Ohh,

[Yellow Diamond]

                    G                 C

How can you stand to be here with it all?

            C

[Pearls] Here with it all

                                      F

[All] Drowning in all this regret?

                               E                       G

Wouldn’t you rather forget her? Ohhh~!

                             G                                  C

[Yellow Diamond] Won’t it be grand to get rid of it all?

             C

[Pearls] Rid of it all

       F

[All] Let’s make a plan of attack

E                                        G

Start looking forward and stop looking back, oh,



[Chorus 2: Yellow Diamond]

C                                 Dm

Yes of course, we still love her

F                           C               F

And we’re always thinking of her

C                                        F

Don’t you know I miss her, too!?

But tell me,

                            E

What’s the use of feeling?

                            Am

What’s the use of feeling?

                            E

What’s the use of feeling?



[Outro]

E                           

Mmm-hmm-hmm, Mmm-hmm-hmm

Am                                 B        

Mmm-hmm-hmm-hmm hmm hmm hmm hmm-mmmm….

Ingrid Michaelson and her band going into 6 different songs with the same chords in the middle of her song ‘Soldier’ ending in them singing all of them at the same time.

Soldier x Poker Face x What If God Was One of Us x With or Without You x Right Here Waiting x Call Me Maybe x Ghost x Soldier

OKAY GUYS LISTEN

SO HARRY SUNG “STOCKHOLM SYNDROME” RECENTLY

AND ALSO RECENTLY NIALL PLAYED THE CHORDS OF “BEST SONG EVER

BUT WHAT IF.
JUST WHAT IF.
THE SECOND ONE TO SING A 1D SONG IS LOUIS. AND HE COULD POSSIBLY SING “NO CONTROL” (cuz u kno he wrote it).

AND THEN AFTER HIM LIAM SINGS “DON’T FORGET WHERE YOU BELONG”


BUT THE TWIST IS THAT:

1.  LIAM STARTS SINGING THE SONG (like he always does in that song)

2. YET HE DOESN’T CONTINUE SINGING BECAUSE NIALL APPEARS TAKES OVER

3. AND THEN HARRY AND LOUIS APPEAR AND JOIN IN THE VERSE

4. AND THEY FINISH THE SONG AND ANNOUNCE THE END OF THE HIATUS

Let that information sink in

This would be beautiful…

I’m sorry this is late but this is for the PJO discord server Valentines Exchange for @ephemeralfirefly also sorry if the format’s confusing or anything


Sometimes, knowing what you want is harder than not knowing. Sometimes, being too aware of something is worse than not being aware of what’s happening. Sometimes, knowing you’re in love can be worse than not being able to decipher your feelings, because they all start crushing you in waves.

And man, did Nico feel like he was being crushed.


Sometimes, Will wondered what it would be like, if just for a moment, he forgot about everything. About all of his feelings, all of his thoughts. If he could just be, and put away all of his worries, his fears. It was like he was drowning, except instead of water there was emotions. Too many to bear. Sometimes, just sometimes, Will wondered if he would have still felt like this if he hadn’t met Nico. Sometimes, Will wondered if he would want to feel this was if he hadn’t met Nico.


At first it was the little things. It was the way Will would come in after school, the way his cheeks always seemed just a little bit flushed. It was the way he grasped the neck of his guitar while trying to find the tune that fit what he was trying to do. It was the way his hair would fall into his face as he studied for his next exam. It was the way he would fall asleep with his book still open in his lap, mouth slightly open and soft snores coming out.

It was the way Will would ask if Nico was alright throughout the day.


Will walked into his and Nico’s apartment, tired from walking up the four flights of stairs. He shifted the books from one arm to the other so he could pull out his keys and unlock the apartment door. Looking inside, he saw his roommate sitting by their kitchen table. “Hey Neeks, did you have a good day?” Will asks that every day, by now expecting – and looking forward – to Nico’s immediate response of “Don’t call me Neeks.” There’s usually a pause, about 30 seconds or so, before Nico answers the question, though it’s usually a vague “I’m fine” or “It’s good” or “eh, it’s been better.” Will still looks forward to hearing it.

 

Will enjoys it when he can sit down with his guitar. Music just calms him, for some reason. Maybe because it reminded him of his mom. Maybe because of the way it can tell a story. It’s so easy for Will to just loose himself in the music, strumming the chords, finding what sounds right and what doesn’t. Finding out what fits. Learning how to play his and Nico’s favourite songs just made him feel right, even though he knew that he wasn’t that good. The way Nico’s eyes would light up when he recognized a song that Will played had to be one of his favourite parts of playing guitar.


Sometimes, Nico caught himself absent mindlessly staring at Will. Sometimes, just sometimes, Nico dared to hope that Will stared at him too. Sometimes, he wished that he’d look up and see those blue eyes looking at him back. Sometimes, he wished that he’d never be caught. Sometimes, he wondered if he should just talk about it.


Will ran a hand through his hair and looked up. Whenever he had exams, Will constantly struggled with whether or not he wants to see Nico. It’s not that Nico was annoying or a bother, not at all. That wasn’t to say that Nico wasn’t a distraction, though. It’s not that he tries to be, but with the way his hair falls into his eyes and his lips part just so, it’s hard to not get distracted. Nico’s a nice distraction though. Sometimes, Will would look up only to see Nico looking at him first. He couldn’t stop blushing whenever that happened.

Sometimes, the little things turn out to be so much more than you expected them to be. Sometimes they turn into something so much more important than you thought they would be. Sometimes, they are the actions, the words, the expressions that make all the difference. Sometimes, it can make you fall even harder. Sometimes, you may regret ever noticing it.

There were moments that Nico wished he never noticed it. There were moments when his heart hurt and he wondered “What would happen if I had never met Will?” There were moments when he wondered if – in another life time – he would’ve gotten these feelings for someone else. There were moments when he would berate himself for ever thinking like that. There were moments when he’d wonder if Will thought the same about him.


Will looked at Nico. Looked at the way he would suck on his lip when he was concentrating. Looked at the way he would constantly push his hair from over his eyes behind his ears. Will smiled softly as he stood and walked towards the kitchen.


And then – then – maybe everything will add together. Then all the little things you’ve noticed begins to make sense. And maybe, just maybe, your feelings will be reciprocated.

Nico knows this his feelings sure were.


Honestly, if there was one person that Will knew he wouldn’t be able to live without, it had to be Nico. Nico, his roommate. Nico, one of his best friends. Nico, the person that Will had fallen in love with.

Nico was such a big part of his life, there was no way that things would be the same without him. And Will loved that. Now, to see whether or not Nico felt the same way about him…


“Will? Where are you taking me?”

“Don’t worry about it Neeks, we’re almost there.”

Nico rolled his eyes. “What part of “don’t call me Neeks” don’t you understand?”

Will turned around and gave him a soft smile. “All of it, now c’mon.”

If Nico was being honest, he liked being like this. He liked the way Wil’s hand felt in his as Will lead him to gods-know-where. He liked the peacefulness of it all. What he wasn’t expecting, though, was a blanket strewn on the floor with a candle in the middle and a basket next to it.

Nico looked towards Will, who was giving him a nervous smile. “So, did I do good?”

“Yeah, you dork. Yeah, you did.”

this he will not divide us livestream is wild, one woman has been yelling for an hour, theres a near constant exchange of ppl who are leaving and arriving and meanwhile in the background theres shia labeouf dressed like a friendly homeless man bobbing his head to the rhytm

hey you want to know something annoying about music/string instruments?

pianos are technically ~out of tune~ bc if they were tuned with “just” temperament (as opposed to equal temperament) then the lower register would wind up being hella flat while the higher register would be hella sharp. and that’s no good. so, pianos and other keyed instruments have to be tuned in this really wonky way that keeps the distance between the notes equal.

however, other instruments don’t follow this rule. Since I’m a violinist, I’ll use the violin as an example. Violins (and cellos and violas) are tuned in 5ths. This mean that each string is a 5th above or below the one next to it. We tune by playing two adjacent strings at the same time and altering the pitch of one string until the frequencies resonate perfectly. Since violins don’t have keys, we can alter the pitch of any individual non-open-string  note at will just by moving our finger appropriately. 

This is Very Cool but at the same time it’s a fucking curse. 

For example: Let’s say I play an E-natural with my open A. And then I take that exact same E-natural and play it with my open G. Suddenly, with the open G, the E natural is now sharp. So I have to adjust and make it flatter. So now, I’ve got this new, flattened E-natural resonating perfectly with my open G. But if I play this new E natural with the open A, now it’s too flat! So I have to lift it again! 

Basically, on a string instrument, ALL of our notes are like this. Intonation isn’t cut-and-dry the way it is for pianists or xylophonists, etc. Whether a particular note is in tune is entirely dependent on what chord it’s in, what key it’s in, or what notes come before and after. It’s a Huge Pain. 

BUT!!!!!!

When we are playing with a pianist, obviously the pianist can’t adjust their intonation the way we can, so we are OBLIGATED to adjust to the piano. Which means wherever necessary, we may have to play certain notes “out of tune”. 

This particularly becomes a problem with certain sharp or flat notes. 

Like, musicians know about a thing called “enharmonic equivalents.” This is when one note can have two different names. Like generally, an F# and a Gb are ~enharmonically~ the same note. 

BUT!!!! THE TRUTH IS THAT AN F# IS FLATTER THAN A Gb!!!!! 

But pianos are not capable of making this distinction!!! So instead, just to make shit simple, we consider them the same note!!!!

Intonation is fucking weird, guys. 

Music is FUCKING WEIRD!!!!