TOP 20 Inventions that CHANGED Music

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Rick Beato

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In this episode I countdown the TOP 20 INVENTIONS THAT CHANGED MUSIC.
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Gary Shepard
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Pipe Guy - I was just about to say the same thing. I really enjoyed this video and the history behind some of the important inventions. NOTHING would ever have been recorded on any media without the invention of the mighty microphone (until MIDI). It deserved a high ranking appearance from my point of view and is on everything ever recorded prior to MIDI. Good job otherwise!!
Davide Cittaro
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You can also make a top20 inventions that didn’t have an impact on music. I’ll start: the minidisc!
Robert Stuart
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How about the mixing board?
Xavi Conde
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The first personal computers (accepting the term refers to a home computer at affordable price) were available around the 70s. Computers in the 50s would only be found in big companies and universities, and were extremely expensive.
Heimburger Music
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I'd add instrument sampling and sample libraries. It's been around for a long time, but it's really only recently reaching a point where a composer can record a piece that sounds like an actual orchestra from their computer. MIDI is a part of it, but you also need good quality sounds to control. In the composition world, it's a lot like ProTools is in yours. Modern sample libraries have significantly lowered the barrier of entry for music composition, especially for anyone wanting to be a film, game, or media composer.
LostPath 7 timmar sedan
What about Electricity?! (Did I miss it?...)
Rafał Wylegała
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Super cool, but what is the microphone ? :)
Robert Mack
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Top 10 = Drums, Guitar, Bass, Piano, Microphone, paper & pen (to write music and song lyrics). Amplifiers, Loud Speakers, Music Notation.
Michael Valenza
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What Makes this Song Great should be in the list!
Sai Prasad
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What about LSD ?
Brien Miller
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So number 1 is two different things, and the electric guitar and key board are the only two instruments. Completely Western and modern technology-centric. A very strange view of "music" and what changed it.
David Karas
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ac vs dc or electricity would be on my list...cant have internet,radio,tubes or even the idea of electric guitars....and edison and tesla were right there at the forefront, edison made your list. my 2 cents
Dan Habecker
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I would say MIDI is a standard and the connector is part of that standard. Also when you mentioned radio, it appears you were inferring just radio broadcast. If you think of the invention of just 'radio' then you can start to think of all things wireless.
D Bolger
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The Fairlight preceded Protools and was the DAR pioneer, I believe.
Egil Andreas Aasheim
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Thanks for putting music notation on top. There is no discussion...!
DIY Dad 22 timmar sedan
What about magnets? No microphone, speaker, tape recorder or harddisk works without them.
Charles Justice
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Hmmm, what you guys mean by music is a kind of narrow focus on popular music in the twentieth century and twenty-first century. I see music as global and mostly folk, in the sense of something people play in a locality. Here are my top 20 inventions: 1. musical scales 2. chords 3. strings 4. woodwinds 5. percussion 6. rhythms 7.brass 8. tuning systems 9. choirs 10. song form 11, bands and orchestras 12. time signatures 13. audiences 14. diatonic scale 15. chromatic scale 16. well-tempered system 17.musical notation 18. keyboards 19. recording technology 20. mass media
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A couple of fried eggs with fried potatoes and fried Spanish chorizo ​​with a beer (not fried), the best after a rehearsal to clean bleeding ears bc of the drummers.
Joris De Winter
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As soon as I saw this video's title, I thought 'music notation', haha. You missed the microphone though. Great stuff anyways.
Marco Tada
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Sony invented the Walkman brand, but the idea of a portable cassette player was not from Sony, but from an german-brazilian inventor named Andreas Pavel, who invented the Stereobelt in the early 70's. In 1977 he filled patents for his invention in various countries, and sued Sony for the release of Walkman. Eventually they settled out of the courts. But Pavel recognized the great idea of Sony with the name "Walkman", which became synonym of portable sound for an entire generation.
harvey Pipher
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Yeah man, What about the microphone?
Marco Tada
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I thought you would put in the list the autotune. This marvelous invention that enable bad singers to sell music today.
steve poling
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Where would prog-rock be without the Moog Synthesizer?
Roger Cawkwell
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Intereresting that you put notation first (it's very important to me & I use it every day) but you do sometimes come across anti-notationists (a bit like anti-vaxers) or even anti-music-theoryists. I can't help suspecting that many of them just can't be bothered to make the effort to learn & justify that attitude with scorn.
Tim Gummer
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Electromagnetism - which encompasses Microphones and Speakers and pickups, amongst other things.
Tim Gummer
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The Sampler. "Nuff Said.
Tim Gummer
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The Splicing Block - Von Karajan used to say that the greatest technical advance for recording wasn't digital, but the capacity to edit the ultimate performance - which preceded it. (For better or worse, in some classical listener's opinions). And then later as the fully creative Pre DAW tool that it became as pioneered by Eno etc
Tiedo Groeneveld
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Music? TECHNOLOGY. I was waiting for innovations in music itself. Geez… Silly me ;)
Alan Hightower
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Nothing even resembling a concept of a 'personal computer' was invented in 1956. It wasn't until the microprocessor and LSI that brought about kit computers of the 1970s that the average Joe could gain access to computing in general. It was the 'personal' in 'personal computer' that significantly contributed to music. And that wasn't 1956!
John E1
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Guys! What about RIckenbackeric’s first electric guitar?
John E1
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Rick, before watching your video, I’m going to say that the invention of the piano with its 3 foot pedals was technology driving the music. Now the sheet music gained dynamics and there was a way to achieve them, thanks to those 3 foot pedals. Credit: Exploring Music with Bill McGlaughlin for that insight into early technology of the piano with 3-foot pedals changing how music was composed and written.
Gerald Groulx
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How about electricity?
Left is Unhinged
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I can't believe you did not credit 'Equal Temperament' celebrated by Bach with his Well Tempered (tuned) Clavier. This was important to why we have the 12 tone scale in Western music today. Everything is subsequent to this!!!!!!!!!!!!
Dave O'Neill
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ELECTRICITY - most other things on this list are meaningless without it.
Jeff Brown
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Guitars, keyboards, but no drums?!? Huh?
Elliott Shuchat
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somewhere in there, along the same lines as. the FUZZ, I would have expected to see the LESLIE SPEAKER. As fuzz relates to Guitar, Leslie Relates to how we heard the organ
Robert Harland
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Metal, wound and nylon strings plus metal tuning machines. They are the reason that guitars, pianos, harps and the violin family are clearly audible and don't go out of tune, and why electric guitars can have those expressive bends and even their pick-ups. For all the music was wonderful, the original classical orchestras would have sounded out of tune and had their strings keep breaking. Also, no acoustic guitar in the list? Maybe just having guitar (as opposed to just electric) as a category.
Doug Cronkhite
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How about.. Electricity.
chookalana 2 dagar sedan
Great list. How about the Microphone?
Artur Nowak
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Jerry guitar Kelk
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To think, I was at work, on a computer, before there was an Internet. I had a walkman, and iPod and still have an email address that's about 40 years old. Wow - I'm so ancient!
45 th Parallel
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Microphone and synthesizer
Chris Mead
Chris Mead 2 dagar sedan
Rick, have you ever done a vid on Tom Dowd?
Dean Thompson
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Christopher Frasher
Christopher Frasher 2 dagar sedan
How is the speaker not number 1?
Christopher Frasher
Christopher Frasher 2 dagar sedan
You're wrong about Napster; to wit: It didn't allow anyone to *steal* music - It allowed users to _share_ music. Big difference.
Eemus 21 minut sedan
Just like money counterfeiters. They are not stealing money..
Donald Bell
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How could you miss the multitrack recorder. Invented by Les Paul. He also Invented the four track cassette recorder witch I saw him demonstrate with his Son playing drums back in the early 70's. So many songs were written using it.
Dumpy Goodness
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the STANDARD for this topic should be..... WHAT MUSIC COULD'VE BEEN MADE WITHOUT THIS INVENTION. Almost all music could STILL have been made if recordings didn't exist, see? But, as someone else pointed out, TRY doing rock music if guitar was never invented! I agree that millions of recordings NEVER could've existed w/o multitracking, but that still puts it lower on the list.
Brian White
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Although I'm a guitar player, I would have to say that the keyboard allowed for more study of music theory than any other invention. Keyboards are very well organized visually. And, being calibrated both tonally and spatially, they allow for the player to "see" the music that hadn't been previously achieved. Just my thoughts. God Bless!
Ftumsch Syncopath
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Yep, maybe microphone or speaker?!
Wallace Foster
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Thank you Rick,
Salvador Pérez
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What about stereo recording? 🤔🤔🤔
Justthe Facts
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Wasn't Satisfaction riff on a overdriven tape recorder that Keith had. He also used the same technique on "Street Fighting Man" with an acoustic through the tape recorder (with no limiter, which causes the over drive)
Mark Ferreri
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I don’t know where it stands in your top 20, but even as I watched, I too, think the microphone should be in there somewhere.
Jay Fulton
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I wanted to hear Synthesizers, the creation of sound from its raw components and properties... I suppose it could be collapsed under "Keyboards", but there's a pure electrical component that is different than the older keyboards such as harpsichords, pianos, clavinets, marimbas, xylophones, glockenspiels, pipe_organs, etc. I played the early yamaha monophonic analog synths in the 80s. They were a revelation.
Cheez Factory
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Presumably there was a time when people were a bit like birds, vocalizing a tune pattern over and over, or randomly humming notes. Then someone organized these sounds so they could be remembered and taught to others, thus inventing the thing I would put in the #1 slot: the song. I also think strings should be on the list.
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P.A. System
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My guess for #1 was "paper," so I was close, but I'm surprised that metallurgy/blacksmithing didn't get an honorable mention.
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Apple didn't invent the MP3 player. They get too much credit for this. Yes, they paired it with software they bought and renamed to itunes and streamlined the purchase process (some people say they "forced" you into a single merchant). I had two MP3 players before there was even a thing called Ipod.
Rio Riggs
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What an amazing idea for a video! Simply amazing stuff guys!
Larry's Music Channel
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To me, the top 5 are the staple instruments - Guitar/Piano, organs/Percussion/Bass/Organ...Because without them, the internet, pc, MIDI, etc., wouldn't have any musical benefit.
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Don't forget the quartz guitar/instrument tuner! Suddenly everyone could find middle C (or A440 for that matter). A good thoughtful list.
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I STILL HAVE cakewalk for Windows95
William Olsen
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If I could afford a 24 track reel to reel I would get one. I prefer recording with tape, but it just is not something that I can afford.
The Rocker
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... Umm... Women !!! Definitely changed music, lol,,, but I guess that invention gets credited to another ;)
Tim Wendel
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Check out Eddie Durham. He was a trombonist, arranger, guitarist, and inventor. He was making recordings with guitars that he applied electric pickups to in the 1930s.
chrispq12 3 dagar sedan
Ummm you can replace protool with cakewalk as the FIRST DAW
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BUEN VIDEO SALUDOS..............
GBPaddling 3 dagar sedan
Electricity was rather important dontcha all think?
WolfSmack 4 dagar sedan
The obvious choice for number one is the invention of music itself. Invented over 35,000 years ago.
David Forney
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Just a footnote, the iPod was not the first MP3 player (just as the iPhone wasn't the first cellular computer tablet). Apple just has better marketing people than everyone else, and a die-hard following that pretends Apple did it first.
David Forney
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Lots of great comments about possible omissions (drums, microphone, etc)
Western NOIR
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This is more abstract than I would have thought. I was waiting for drum machine, reverb, delay, microphone.
Peter Downey
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Transistor...germanium...coils Transformers.
Tom Wilson
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Disagree but one of your best. Excellent show 🤟
Paul Croteau
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How can you forget the microphone? The sampler. You could also consider the .mp3 since it radically altered how music could be distributed... without the .mp3 Napster would not have happened. And, I'm a little biased, but the saxophone changed the world after centuries of brass instruments boring people. ;)
Gary Johnson
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Where would any of these inventions be without strings to vibrate the signal.
Gary Johnson
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Can I suggest nylon strings or steel strings.
KA T 4 dagar sedan
Guido D'Arezzo's invention is the most important thing happened to music.
Lorenzo Cacciotti
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@KA T Guido D’Arezzo did not invent music notation
KA T 3 dagar sedan
@Musica it's music notation.
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Maybe it can be the keyboard instrument
Todd Wayne
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Why isn't the 12 tone equally tempered scale on the list, for Western Music? It enables notation, other instruments to play together...
Jimmy_Jim_ Jim_1234
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Internet #3????? There was music before the internet, but not before the Harpsichord.
Paul Marshall
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Rick, what about the camera????????????????????????
Henry W
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I thought you were going to have items that changed MUSIC (as the title indicates), and you do have a few. Most on the list though changed the music INDUSTRY. Maybe I'm splitting hairs for a SEmost video, but there is a big difference between the two. An item like the Gene Parsons/Clarence White StringBender for example changed music (country rock specifically), but not the music industry per se.
Marcelo da Luz
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My top 3 1-pentatonic scale 2-electricity 3-Tik Tok
David W
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I guessed number 1 as I'm listening through. You nailed it.
S. Lander
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Where is the Drum!
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...the vibrating reed....the brass embouchure....strings...the resonating acoustic body...
Marcos Scheidegger
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The acoustic body is the #1 for me
Vector Selvan
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Dear Rick! Such a wonderful video done really well. You both have put in a lot of thought into it! Always a joy to watch and learn from your videos🥰
William Heckman
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You left out the microphone!
Xiantic Flowers
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Rick you mentioned PC and internet. How come you missed electricity? :D
George Ray
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Well Done . . . THANKS !
David O'Neill
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"Microprocessors and Music" by Hal Chamberlin - yup practically every box in your studio has one. DSP anyone!
Tim Childress
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Love your show, but I just have to express my disagreement with the hyperbole used currently in all forms of electronic media and TV lately. Everybody's always saying "amazing," "perfect," "crushed it," "killed it," "best ever," etc., etc., ad nauseum. If you think about it, the phrase "best ****** of all time" actually implies that time is over, if you look at it literally. There is no future and we are looking back on history. Just sayin.'
Lex Vermazen
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Psychedelic drugs 🍭
Martin Wall
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Brave and well done.
Lex Vermazen
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Great vid guys! At #10 I started thinking; "they are forgetting notation!".... than the hammer hit the nail!
mark wilding
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Did Edison invent the phonograph? He was given credit for the light bulb and didn't.
Quatsch Bond
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And, lets face it: Drugs .... most important for Making music
Quatsch Bond
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And you forgot Pizza delivery Service
Quatsch Bond
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You forgot Electricity
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