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  1. Comment on Misteramazing doesn't understand music theory in ~music

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    I have to agree here. Really classless to "take down" an amateur like this. There's a strong tone of aggression in the response video that felt misplaced to me, as if it were pulling the mask off...

    I have to agree here. Really classless to "take down" an amateur like this. There's a strong tone of aggression in the response video that felt misplaced to me, as if it were pulling the mask off of a grand con, when it may have been just a well-intentioned musician incorrectly transcribing some chords. However, considering the original video's audience of 1.8 million views, the tone may be justified to some, since the volume of misinformation is pretty severe. I can't totally agree with that because well, the video being criticized is two years old, and probably wasn't getting any more views. Considering it's totally possible to develop serious musical skill in that time, "Misteramazing Doesn't Understand Music Theory" is a somewhat presumptive title.

    So I'm in two minds really. Things like calling "rate" an effect instead of a parameter of an effect1, among many other errors, betrays a serious lack of theoretical experience and knowledge, to the point that I don't think someone making such a basic mistake should speak so authoritatively. It's worrying that this level of inexpertise can be spread so much. I assume with that many views, there was a perception by unfamiliar users that clicked from reddit or wherever, that he was reliable. The slick production value also lends it ostensible authority, making it all the more dangerous.

    On the other hand, if I had it my way, the rhetoric and tone of the response video could be done away with, and the response would prioritize the principle of charity and neutrality of tone. Like another thread discussed, music theory is an academic discipline, so if you're so eager to flaunt your knowledge, the more effective way for the response to establish authority is by addressing points in that academic framework. I do have a specific aversion to the way humans love this chest-beating "PWNED" thing, especially in topics that are serious or academic. I found it an interesting coincidence that misteramazing has a video criticizing clickbait criticism videos.

    1. While seemingly a small and inconsequential error, it is the type nevertheless reveals a lot, it's not something an otherwise knowledgeable music producer might just slip up on.

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  2. Comment on What's one thing you HAVEN'T been able to find online, no matter how hard you tried? in ~talk

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    There was this youtube video that was an amateur 3D animation of Calvin and Hobbes where they broke Dad's binoculars or something. The voice acting was suuuper funny. Seems like it got deleted....

    There was this youtube video that was an amateur 3D animation of Calvin and Hobbes where they broke Dad's binoculars or something. The voice acting was suuuper funny. Seems like it got deleted. Not very important or anything but just a weird thing I remember that's gone now. This was about 10 years ago when I used to watch it I think.

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  3. Comment on Do you ever feel like you want to learn everything? in ~talk

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    Yeah, a lot of times it will come in a burst of motivation where I try to suck up a thousand topics at once and it just becomes a steaming mess. I have to make a lot of effort to do things in...

    Yeah, a lot of times it will come in a burst of motivation where I try to suck up a thousand topics at once and it just becomes a steaming mess. I have to make a lot of effort to do things in little bits per day rather than going full out when I have extra motivation and then burning out.

    The existence of Library Genesis can make me a little woozy. That's a lotta top-grade material. I can't help but use a lot of my spare time reading textbooks on everything I wish I could have taken in college.

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