Could you please man’splain that?

I’m not sure that I completely understand. Could you please man’splain that?

RawkGWJ wrote:
fenomas wrote:

I've just realized that the first eight bars of "What a Wonderful World" is just "twinkle twinkle little star" but slower, and I feel like there's something I ought to be doing with this information.

There are only 12 notes in the western scale. Those 12 notes are then organized into major and minor keys. There are only 7 notes to a major or minor key and most “songs” don’t vary from those 7 notes. Furthermore, though there are many many chords that can be formed by playing those notes simultaneously, there are only five or six chords which sound pleasant while staying in the same key.

Most popular music doesn’t stray too far from these guidelines, be it classical, jazz, blues, rock, or K-pop.

My former music teacher told me, “Jazz is just classical music with the emphasis being on beats 2 and 4 where classical has the emphasis on 1 and 3.” I scoffed, so he said, “Name me a simple classical piece.”
“Greensleeves!”, I blurted out.
“Perfect!”, he exclaimed.

Here’s where I wish that I had taken a video of him playing Greensleeves, first as a classical piece with the emphasis on Beats 1 and 3, then with a jazz feel by placing the emphasis on 2 and 4. He was playing all the same notes and chords.

This is exactly what’s happening with Mozart’s “Twinkle, Twinkle” and Armstrong’s What a Wonderful World.

RawkGWJ wrote:
Fredrik_S wrote:

I have no sheet music. When it comes to writing notes or tabs on a paper (digital or otherwise) I am illiterate.

Fredrik_S wrote:

It's in 105bpm, in E. The structure is: Intro, Verse, V, Chorus, C, V, V, C, C, Break, C, C, C. It's pretty much standard chord changes with verses in E (accent G), Chorus in A, E, A, N, A#, A.

But you do know how to write a chart, as evidenced above. For folks who are accustomed to sheet music, a chart might seem overly vague. For what we are doing here, I feel like a chart works well. If we also end up doing something from 8th Notes which is in sheet music form, simple charts can be drawn up easily.

RawkGWJ wrote:
Amoebic wrote:

About 80% through chapter 12. The linking between capitalism and racism at this point had me floored. Obviously not a new concept, just how it is presented here is powerful as hell.

HOLY CRAP!! Me too. For the past 15 years or so, I have been kicking around the idea that Capitalism requires a slave class in order to function effectively. In the 1600s the slave class was literally enslaved African people. Before that it took the form of indentured servitude and feudalism, but was basically the same thing, with the exception that the slave class during that period was white. More recently the slave class has been undocumented immigrants, immigrant work furloughs, prison work furloughs, and third world labor. I am thankful for the term anti-capitalist. It acknowledges the problems inherent in capitalism, but doesn’t invoke the specific names of other economic systems.

For example, when Bernie Sanders proclaims that he is a socialist it makes me wince in pain. I like Bernie and I like his political ideas, but the term Socialism makes me think instantly of a totalitarian dictatorship. So I cannot say that I’m a socialist, but I feel very confident to say that I’m an anti-capitalist.

I’m not proud of the above.

Maybe you could change the title of this thread if you want people to interact? It is kinda tone deaf.

karmajay wrote:

Maybe you could change the title of this thread if you want people to interact? It is kinda tone deaf.

Yes, please change it to "man'splain & dad joke thread"

Spoiler:

I lol'ed, Karmajay

I have no idea what is happening here.

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Someone 'splain (man'splain, lady'splain, or other'splain, I don't care) to me what I'm looking at.

FWIW Rawk I don’t see either of these as mansplaining. One is you sharing deep musical knowledge which a casual music fan like myself wouldn’t be familiar with. The second is honest feedback in an anti racist thread which should serve as a place to talk about such things.

Sorry in advance if this was meant to be a joke thread the entire time. I’m just frustrated with a lot of self flagellation I’m seeing among my liberal friends, especially the White guys. I don’t think that helps anyone in times like these.

Anyhow, enough politics - back to the dad jokes!

If you've seen Monty Python and the Holy Grail, I'm picturing the intro to the bring out your dead scene. There's one monk in the bottom corner of the screen who hits himself a bit too hard in the head and nearly knocks himself senseless.

Yeah.

jdzappa wrote:

FWIW Rawk I don’t see either of these as mansplaining. One is you sharing deep musical knowledge which a casual music fan like myself wouldn’t be familiar with. The second is honest feedback in an anti racist thread which should serve as a place to talk about such things.

Sorry in advance if this was meant to be a joke thread the entire time. I’m just frustrated with a lot of self flagellation I’m seeing among my liberal friends, especially the White guys. I don’t think that helps anyone in times like these.

Anyhow, enough politics - back to the dad jokes!

LouZiffer wrote:

If you've seen Monty Python and the Holy Grail, I'm picturing the intro to the bring out your dead scene. There's one monk in the bottom corner of the screen who hits himself a bit too hard in the head and nearly knocks himself senseless.

Yeah.

Yeah, it’s a bit of self flagellation. Also, just trying to be honest with myself. I wasn’t even sure if anyone would respond or how they might respond. Sometimes I shout into the void. Sometimes the void answers back. Sometimes it doesn’t. Not that this community is in any way a void. The internet is though.

I love the fact that this community reacted.

The original posts were inspired by some criticisms from a loved one. Our loved ones know us the best, so there has to be some truth to it. I hate the idea of being a “Cliff Claven” caricature.

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So now, what’s this about renaming the thread? I’m totally open to that, but I’m not sure I understand. Could somebody please man’splain it to me?

It is awesome that you are trying to keep your self accountable, but (with all genuine affection and with no intentional disrespect) the thread seems more like virtue signalling than it does a conversation.

SallyNasty wrote:

It is awesome that you are trying to keep your self accountable, but (with all genuine affection and with no intentional disrespect) the thread seems more like virtue signalling than it does a conversation.

Cool. I can respect that. What do you suggest I do? Tell me more.

I am not mansplain' that to you, foo!:)

For my personal journey, I just really try and be cognizant of what I say and to whom. It is tough. Good intent isn't enough, we have to be having a constant conversation with ourselves and keep on trying, even though we may fail. I also try not to get upset when people point out my foibles and failures along the way, as I need that feedback in order to grow.

WELLLLLLL acccccttttuaalllllyyyyy mansplaining really is . . .

*adjusts fedora*

Imposter syndrome is a bitch

I have a question. What is the difference between mansplainin' and being a know-it-all? Is it strictly gender or is there another component to it?

That's pretty much the difference. Instead of just being someone assuming they know more about something than you, it's someone assuming they know more than you specifically because they're a man and you're a woman.

Lemme meebsplain a thing to you if we're going to butcher the idiom

Mansplaning specifically one-directional, and often by a man who assumed the woman doesn't know what she's doing/talking/etc about, often in spite of her credentials to the contrary. It's acting on the assumption that she's asking for help because she said something about X. 'Splainers are making assumptions about her knowledge regarding X, without bothering to put in the effort to find out if the 'splainin is needed, wanted, or cared about, or even taking the time to notice that she might already know better than he does.

That doesn't compute to a lot of men who default to speaking from a position of authority on everything because privilege is a helluva thing.

Amoebic wrote:

Lemme meebsplain a thing to you if we're going to butcher the idiom

I think I would benefit from periodic meeb’splaining.