It's pretty funny actually. I was active on Newgrouds at the time, but only checked out the front page submissions. One day I decided, "why the hell not, lets go look at some terrible animations", so I clicked on the first one I saw. It was alright, but the song was reminicent of retro games. I checked out the song, and it was made on Famitracker, a music creation program for the NES, it could also be played on the computer. I checked out the Famitracker and it's forums, and one guy posting songs posted on a chiptune music community. I roamed around the site, and found an excellet song. It made me think, "this is what chiptune is capable of?"
I've been listening to chiptune ever since.
well i go a bit of a story. well a few years ago my bro was living at my dads apt and i was playing my xbox and sucked into halo 3 and my bro went and bought guitar hero 3 so i got kicked for awhile and i didn't really like it but after a few days i tryed it out and started playing it a little i was playing the prayer of the refuge a lot after i herd it and after geting in to it a little more my bro bought some dlc one was avenged seven fold and i was playin that along wit a disturbed song and 3-5 weeks later i started getting xbox problems so i stoped for 1 1/2 years until it was the end of the school year and one of the people in my science class brought it in and i didnt really want to play cuz i only could play med and they were on hard and expert and my bday was after the school year ended so i asked for gh3 for the ps2 so about half way into july i tryed hard and failed a bunch of times until i came across a song that i could play and worked my way up from there and by the end of august i was on expert and i got one of the songs u buy in game it was a in flames song and i failed and failed and kept trying until i beat it and then i got a song from kill switch engage called my curse and by next summer i got my dad to buy me gh world tour and i got it a few month late and there was free dlc so i went and got the free stuff and through that i found The Devil Wears Prada a true metal band which i still listen to today thats how i got into metal
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I was introduced to it by a friend of mine who goes by the name of Jared.
Being a mexican and a party-er like myself (I'm not a mexican, but I am a party-er) he began to play these strange bass heavy tracks occasionally, and it piqued my interest. So I learned the name "dubstep". I rushed to pandora, and searched the genre section, and low-and-behold there it was.
Now, I have 80+ tracks and growing, and get plenty of (LEGALLY) free music from youtube via UKF and Vital FM.
Much love for Dubstep, and street cred goes out to my bud Jared.
My firend showed me AV7x once. On a video there was a comment saying something like "Stop fighting about Dream Theater Vs. Avenged Sevenfold, we should be gratetful that mike even helped AV7x" out of curiosity I checked out Dream Theater and instantly fell in love with their music.
On Dream Theater videos there were several comments about DT being inspired by Rush and Pink Floyd, so I checked them out and fell in love with their music.
After a while Somebody suggested Symphony X and Queensryche to me, And became addicted to Sympony X and Queensryche's album "Operation Mindcrime". After a while of listening to them, my friend showed me Pandora; I put Sympony X into Pandora and from there I discovered bands such as Kamelot, Dark Moor, Blind Guardian, Stratovarius, Sonata Arctica, Adagio, and Rhapsody of Fire.
And now I'm perfectly happy listening to the Symphonic Power Metal genre.
Oh yeah, and someone on MCF introduced me to Ayreon, and from there I discovered Avantasia
Most of the music I got from before middle and high school came from my folks. Dave Matthews Band, The Beatles, Dar Williams, a good range of styles. After I discovered anime music videos, I found a lot of the other groups I listen to, like The Aquabats, Blue Oyster Cult, again, a lot of styles. I tend to pick out individual songs rather than full albums. Albino Black Sheep introduced me to Dr. Steel
Ugh, I was never introduced to music by teachers. My teacher would play justin bieber in the 6th grade...
I usually surf around youtube, I found a flash video about the super mario bros that included a SOAD song. I looked them up, didn't like them because of that one song, I come back a few years later and I'm a fanboy.