What are 311's simplest songs, post Blue Album?

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  1. Juan Gris

    Juan Gris Well-Known Member

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    What about Simplify and Simple True?
     
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    ICWUTUDIDTHUR
     
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  3. MargeInTheLargin

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    Yeah Jupiter definitely is not that simple. To me, I think as "simple" in terms of how easy it would be for someone at a beginner guitar level experience to play. I mentioned Whiskey & Wine earlier, that one could be easily played by someone at a beginner level. Jupiter is pretty "riffy" with a lot of notes and subtleties that a beginner would have trouble with.

    @SurferCaliSoca mentioned WWIT, I'm thinking maybe you're referring to the vocals which of course are almost nothing. But that slap bass and the post chorus riff are not anything a beginner could fuck with.
     
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    Syntax is musically relatively simple, I think. The lyrics are not because none are repeated, but the guitar and bass aren't hard.
     
  5. cuscus

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    Especially, the syncopated rhythm of the verse riffs.
     
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    jukeboxgroove Well-Known Member

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    SAMSONITE I was way off!
     
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  7. MargeInTheLargin

    MargeInTheLargin Well-Known Member

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    I use that quote an absurd amount of times in my real life. There's no better way to admit that you were off about something than this.
     
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  8. Transistor101

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    Trouble, Eons, and Other Side of Things are pretty straight forward. Everything (the song) from Archive also comes to mind
     
  9. ajlp12345

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    Totally agreed, the structure along with the multiple key changes makes it a fairly complex song disguised as simple one
     
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  10. Cleon

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    And the winner is:


    Surprised no one has mentioned:
    -Too Much to Think
    -My Heart Sings
    -There's Always an Excuse

    It's worth mentioning simple doesn't mean bad. Island Sun is pretty simple, and I love that track. But yes, a lot of shitty songs are simple, and because of the simplicity become boring or monotonous or draining.
     
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  11. SurferCaliSoca

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    Yes your right, the slap bass/post chorus riffs is the only part of the song i would find difficult to me, even though the post chorus riffs only last 8-9 seconds each. Lyrics/verse+chorus guitar riffs and even the drumming seem very simple to me but fun (learning this song on drums back in the day wasnt too hard at all, but i mostly play guitar now and always thought it was just a short fun rockin jam to play along with even though lyrically the song is not about fun obviously. Just get them guitar harmonics right and tight when people learn it (im picky with that and it has to sound right lol)

    Speaking of harmonics, this may sound odd to some people but when i see some people cover the song lets say... Down for example, if they are not getting those harmonics right (or none at all) with the guitar playing and they think they are the shit covering the song it makes me cringe.... yea i know. The little details when it comes to 311's music is awesome when people really listen and pay attention with open minds.
     
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  12. MargeInTheLargin

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    Yeah man totally agree with you about the harmonics. They have quite a few tracks that have pretty simple riffs but have those little nuances such as the harmonics that take some practice to get right.
     
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  13. SurferCaliSoca

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    Definately. Like i mentioned DOWN, and of course if you listen to the left and right speaker (left being Tim and right being Nick) there is definately a contrast in that song. Tim barely if any at all uses no harmonics. I go by what Nick is playing when i play the song on guitar, his heavy use of harmonics and the swagger in his playing on that track is just awesome to me and just makes the song sound dope. But ya man you know what i mean.

    Fact: growing up, i would remember it like this: Left speaker=Lead guitar=Tim. Right speaker=Rhythm guitar=Nick. Hence the L's and R's. (in the band of 311 at least on the mast majority of their songs, i know its different sometimes or multiple guitars) when i would learn their songs on guitar.
     
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    Don't Tread on Me.
     
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    Have you seem how HARD Nick is strumming his guitar in the video? No way that song is simple!
     
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    Syntax Error. So simple.
     
  17. ajlp12345

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    The Call is pretty simple too, right?
     

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