Jacob Collier Answers Music Theory Questions From Twitter | Tech Support | WIRED

Musician Jacob Collier answers the internet's burning questions about music theory. What the heck is reharmonization? What's Middle C? What do the piano pedals do? Does music theory matter? Jacob answers all these questions and much more!

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  • Thanks so much for having me, you wonderful people!!

    Jacob CollierJacob Collier25 dager siden
    • youre awesome dude. i love you lol

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    • Jacob I dont know where to start learning music theory. I am prepared to spend years on this but right now I just have musical talent and relative pitch that I dont know what to do with. Any advice?

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    • no. you are wonderful

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    • I’m self taught composing everyday. This is helpful. Your a talented Musician. Shoutout San Diego。 #chrisplayspiano

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    • will you love me

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  • I can’t be the only one who thinks he has a strand of Elon Musk DNA in him, talks and sounds like him

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  • The Elon Musk of Music no doubt

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  • 💚 walz

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  • black keys represent tone tone (semitone) tone tone tone (semitone) so the tones are the back notrs however this is only true in C major which is how the piano keys are kind of laid out. So it would not be true in any other key

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  • ladies and gentlemen, mr music himself.

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  • 4:35 It's obviously the G5

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  • very good at explaining sheesh

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  • Fun fact: He's called Jacob Collie Ear because dogs have really good hearing.

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  • I think jacob collier has perfect pitch

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  • 8:31 straight jam

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  • Lol when he started chanting DEVIL DEVIL DEVIL i lost it.

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  • 13:31 me at 2AM in my bed

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  • Respectfully disagree with the answer to the last question! When you add a singer, of course, the human voice will feel different on different keys/registers. However, if timber more or less stays the same, to me it's the same generally speaking. Like, move half a tone up or down on a piano. Doesn't matter. People with relative pitch cannot even tell where they are until they get a reference.

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  • Dude on them prescriptions

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  • Get him in schools teaching our kids music (imagine the lessons!). Also, what a great role model for being humble, kind and an all round decent human being.

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  • ah yes, "hey jude", beatles' best prog piece

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  • Ducking mozart

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  • Video should be re-titled: *People ask a Jacob Collier questions that could be answered by a 12 second google search

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  • I love you so much Jacob Collier.

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  • Differencr🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣

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  • He hopes that he was helpful well let me say this, it was a lot more time helpful than he will ever know. Ever

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  • wait that jazz part was dope

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  • there are infinite ways to harmoize a set of infinite elements. No shi* bro

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  • Jazz: *exists Jacob: Devil devil devil

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  • 7:32, 14:37

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  • 2:40 There is no wrong, there is no right, the circle only has one side... :)

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  • Nice

    Esteban VenegasEsteban VenegasDag siden
  • Nice someone so passionate about music

    Ruben VerburgRuben VerburgDag siden
  • "well this is the sound of it, that's what it's called."

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  • His perfect pitch is annoying. Not jealous at all. And I have perfect pitch :(

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  • Just discovered jacob recently he is really cool!

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  • People composing music for thrillers/horror movie be like: "TRITONE TRITONE TRITONE"

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  • "One as the timber of a midi piano" *Nord as left the chat*

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  • Long fingers gang.

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  • That last part where he played "Somewhere Over the Rainbow", that really really caught me off guard. Love that song so much.

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  • He’s like the male version of Keira Knightley.

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  • ❤❤❤❤

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  • He kinda sounds like Eddie Redmayne when he talks.

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  • He's like an actual wizard. A music wizard.

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  • "D minor is the saddest of all keys" -Nigel Tufnel, 1984

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  • Man that different styles of Hey Jude has like different stories they tell

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  • Thank you so much!

    Amelia BattagliaAmelia Battaglia2 dager siden
  • Studies music theory and says timbruh , insted of tamber

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  • His speaking voice is veryy thicque, for lack of better word to explain what im feeling

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  • He should give up the center for children that can’t read good and teach music! He is awesome!

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  • I love this man so much

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  • it seems to me that every key has a different "feeling" as long as it is not a key on the piano. I mean in his example, it was the stretching of the voice that brought forth the difference...

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  • Never heard anyone sing the circle of fifths! Genius

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  • Bro this guy not only was blessed with the talent of playing music but with the talent of explanation too.

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  • K now we need a cover of Hey Jude by Jacob Collier

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  • He's an absolute attention seeking narcissistic brit on a mission to make the igorant think he's brilliant. In fact it's just applying jazz harmony to pop tunes. This is all quincy jones promotion to keep him on the radar. I would think he's borderline sociopathetic.

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  • it's not the question that's interesting, it's YOUR answer

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  • I love Jacob he makes me want to pick up music again.

    Kimie MeccaKimie Mecca3 dager siden
  • *plays tritone like a boss* *gets jailed by the church*

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  • 5 year older than me, but 50 years wiser than me. ahahahaha

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  • The homie really just explained the circle of fifths without showing the actual graphic, he’s too dangerous

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    • jacob collier: *exists FBI: stay right where you are

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    • Yeah cos it's a basic concept

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  • This guy’s a genius. Love it

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  • the “differencr” XDD

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  • 4:37 I was expecting Dm, the saddest of all keys

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  • I thought the thumbnail said "Cradle of Filths"😂

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  • I want to be a friend so bad.

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  • Thank you, NOcds algorithm! Hi Jacob!

    Michiel van RijnMichiel van Rijn5 dager siden
  • Wtf I thought this was Leffen

  • and then you see that he thinks in A 12:08

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  • Music theory absolutely does matter, even the great artists that claim they don’t understand music theory understand it on a subconscious level

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  • that reharmonization of hey jude though... wtf dude I want the entire single now

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    • He literally wrote a new song by taking a great song & shuffling the chords up, brilliant.

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  • Jacob Drip Collier is underrated and underappreciated

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  • Which Waltez is this? 12:00

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    • Blue Danube Waltz- Strauss

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  • This man just described Soul in the most amazing way

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  • He's so down to earth

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  • 4:51 Rachmaninoff cello sonata, 3rd movement 😂😂😂

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  • I think I’ve met Jacob a few years ago at a Music Producers Guild awards night.... decent guy, if I’m remembering him rightly

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  • Can someone tell a noob like me the exact brand and model of keyboard that Jacob is using in this video?

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  • What an interesting fellow

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  • It’s actually called the devils tritone because it was hard to sing in choirs im pretty sure

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  • Piano teacher: play the c4 Student: Activates bomb

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  • 13:24 Jacob Collier, Nihilist.

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  • Jacob Collier is one of those generational people, that in many many years time will be known as someonetruly great, even if right now we don't know what in particular it is that he will be thought of for.

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  • I thought he was wearing an ahegao shirt

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    • I would wanna see that

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  • 6:11

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  • Ta robado con esa oreja...jeje! Grande Jacobooo!!!! Era!

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  • it's technically not in the middle of the piano. in the middle of the treble and bass clef: one ledger line down in treble clef, one ledger line up in bass clef aka middle C :)

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  • The circle of fifths is part, sounded like the intro to some tv thing… 🤔 80’s… sci fi or cartoon ?

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  • I'm in love with the line, "I Donn't know what it's called but this is what it sounds like. So that's what it's called." Yes!!!!!!!!! language is just made up words. Vibrations are amazing!!!

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  • "sometimes I'm in a flat minor" sounded so wrong.

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  • I like how he make it sound like it's rocket science or stuff, but it's really not.

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  • He is such a dreamboat

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  • 8:30 sheeeesh

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  • I love Jacob going down the whole tone scale and the going “aw” as he realized he’s a half step flat and it immediately cutting away.

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    • It’s because he’s really good and I’m jealous and petty

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  • A young musical God right here. His acapellas are life. 😇😇😇

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  • In my own personal experience, C# minor is the saddest of all keys

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  • This man is a genius

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  • This was very interesting thank you

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  • Devil devil devil 🤣🤣🤣

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  • How his room is so bright

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    • Magic

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