Top 10 Names of Particular Music SoundsMetal_Treasure While making this list I was thinking of the game played on the Funniest American Videos "Name that sound".
There are 4 types of sound names on this list:
1) established and widely used sound names (wah, djent)
2) names that were coined by established musicians but probably the names aren't widely known (bdLOOP, coined by Marty Friedman of Megadeth)
3) names that were coined by lesser known musicians or even YouTubers
4) names informally used on music forums (bwoww - describes the fretless bass sound)
5) sound names created by you (why not if you have a good idea)
The Top Ten
Wah pedal for electric guitar makes a note sound like "wah".
Wah pedal sound is so distinctive that the word "wah" became the name of the pedal.
Metallica's Kirk Hammett is a frequent user of this pedal (listen to Enter Sandman - wah, wah, wah,...) - Metal_Treasure
Pronounced /ˈdʒɛnt/. Djent was named for an onomatopoeia for the distinctive guitar sound (onomatopoeia is the formation of a word from a sound associated with what is named - the djent guitar sound is like the word "djent" repeated - djent djent djent djent...)
Memes: "Does it djent? ", "I mean, is it djenty? "
I mean,... you know what I mean - it does djent in Bleed by Meshuggah. - Metal_Treasure
Aka polka beat (it is also widely used in punk; Dave Lombardo of Slayer used this beat very often).
Drummers often use these two names (skank/polka beat). - Metal_Treasure
Marty Friedman of Megadeth. I heard of it thanks to a zxm list. - Metal_Treasure
I first heard the name of this sound in Steve Terreberry's Video "How to Be Power Metal! "
He also demonstrated it - yup, it really sounds as if you say "Boot Camp, Booty Camp". - Metal_Treasure
Demonstarated by Steve Terreberry in his YouTube video "Whammy Bar Tricks! " - Metal_Treasure
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2. Djent (Djent guitar sound)
3. Pig Squeals (deathcore vocals sound)