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19th Aug '17 1:12:11 AM Q4
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* When Right Said Fred performed "I'm Too Sexy" on ''[[Series/{{Pointless}} Pointless Celebrities]]'', the line-up of guitar, bass and drums (but no keyboards), very obviously didn't match up with almost entirely synthesised backing track. Probably because even Right Said Fred like to invoke RuleOfCool.
22nd Jun '17 11:39:02 AM Pichu-kun
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* ''WesternAnimation/JosieAndThePussycats'': The band consists of a guitarist, drummer, and tambourine player. Despite this, the songs clearly use instruments that they shouldn't (and often Valerie's tambourine isn't even present). Eventually subverted with their [[ComicBook/JosieAndThePussycat comic incarnations]]. They're shown with various instruments, and Valerie eventually traded her tambourine for a guitar.

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* ''WesternAnimation/JosieAndThePussycats'': The band consists of a guitarist, drummer, and tambourine player. Despite this, the songs clearly use instruments that they shouldn't (and often Valerie's tambourine isn't even present). Eventually subverted with their [[ComicBook/JosieAndThePussycat [[ComicBook/JosieAndThePussycats comic incarnations]]. They're shown with various instruments, and Valerie eventually traded her tambourine for a guitar.
22nd Jun '17 11:36:29 AM Pichu-kun
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[[AC:Films]][[AC:Films -- Live Action]]



* ''Film/{{Drumline}}'': The printed music that comes out of a snare drum solo in the middle of the movie has sharps and flats, despite the fact that a snare drum has ''only one note'' (roughly, "bang").
** Though the more ridiculous thing is that there is some sort of magic computer program that can perfectly transcribe what you're playing as you're playing it. No such program exists, or at least, it's not even close to accurate.

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* ''Film/{{Drumline}}'': The printed music that comes out of a snare drum solo in the middle of the movie has sharps and flats, despite the fact that a snare drum has ''only one note'' (roughly, "bang").
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"bang"). Though the more ridiculous thing is that there is some sort of magic computer program that can perfectly transcribe what you're playing as you're playing it. No such program exists, or at least, it's not even close to accurate.




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* ''Film/CannibalTheMusical'': The conversation at the end of "The Trapper Song" is an aversion. Creator/TreyParkerAndMattStone obviously know their basic music theory (Parker was originally a film scoring major in college, which helps).
-->'''Frenchy:''' Nutter was singing in the wrong key!\\
'''Nutter:''' No I wasn't. It was Loutzenheiser. I was singing in E♭ minor.\\
'''Frenchy:''' The song's in F♯ major!\\
'''Bell:''' I think they're the same thing. I mean, E♭ is the relative minor of F♯.\\
'''Frenchy:''' No, it isn't. The relative minor is 3 half-tones ''down'' from the major, not up!\\
'''Noon:''' No, it's 3 down. Like A is the relative minor of C major.\\
'''Loutzenheiser:''' But isn't A♯ in C major?\\
'''Bell:''' Wait, are you singing mixolydian scales, or something?\\
'''Frenchy:''' A# is tonic to C major. It's the 6th!\\
'''Humphrey:''' No it isn't!\\
'''Swan:''' Well, it'd be like a raised 13th if anything.



* In an episode of ''Series/TheBigBangTheory'', Leonard is playing in a string quartet with the hairs on his bow facing outwards. The bow hair on the string is what makes the sound on the cello. This is doubly suprising given that Johnny Galecki is a trained cellist and is seen using it correctly at least once. Not to mention that after half of the quartet leave, He and Leslie practice with just the two of them - and the full quartet's sound.
** Playing with the wood of the bow instead of the hair (''col legno'') [[RealityIsUnrealistic is used occasionally]] in classical music, so it might have been just one of those pieces...

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* In an episode of ''Series/TheBigBangTheory'', Leonard is playing in a string quartet with the hairs on his bow facing outwards. The bow hair on the string is what makes the sound on the cello. This is doubly suprising given that Johnny Galecki is a trained cellist and is seen using it correctly at least once. Not to mention that after half of the quartet leave, He and Leslie practice with just the two of them - and the full quartet's sound.
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sound. Playing with the wood of the bow instead of the hair (''col legno'') [[RealityIsUnrealistic is used occasionally]] in classical music, so it might have been just one of those pieces...



* ''[[VideoGame/{{Onmyoji}} Onmyōji]]'': Mōba plays a heavily stylized ''shamisen'' ([[ArtisticLicenseHistory which didn't exist during the time period the game is set in]]) by plucking at the strings by hand.

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* ''[[VideoGame/{{Onmyoji}} Onmyōji]]'': Onmyōji]]'':
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Mōba plays a heavily stylized ''shamisen'' ([[ArtisticLicenseHistory which didn't exist during the time period the game is set in]]) by plucking at the strings by hand.



[[AC: {{Theatre}}]]
* In performances of ''Theatre/YoureAGoodManCharlieBrown'', Schroeder's miniature piano is obviously fake, and an orchestra piano is what's actually playing; some of the notes aren't even possible on a piano the size of his. Toy pianos like Schroeder's generally can't play accidentals (sharps and flats). It's even pointed out in one [[ComicStrip/{{Peanut}} comic strip]] that the black keys are just painted on. In ''A Charlie Brown Christmas'', his toy piano is versatile enough to sound like a classical piano and a pipe organ (RuleOfFunny is in full effect for the scene in question).
* The sound of Roger's acoustic guitar in ''Theatre/{{RENT}}'' is obviously an electric guitar being played offstage; he doesn't even strum the strings.



* WebVideo/AshensAndTheQuestForTheGameChild, when [[Creator/StuartAshen Stuart]] [[ItMakesSenseInContext unlocks the door with a piano]], the paper that he is using for reference reads ABADGH. He actually plays ABABCB and then the highest key, which is marked with an H. As well, him playing a B is taken as incorrect, despite it being a correct note.
** It's worth noting, however, that H ''is'' a letter used in some musical spellings, where it stands for B-flat.

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* WebVideo/AshensAndTheQuestForTheGameChild, when [[Creator/StuartAshen Stuart]] [[ItMakesSenseInContext unlocks the door with a piano]], the paper that he is using for reference reads ABADGH. He actually plays ABABCB and then the highest key, which is marked with an H. As well, him playing a B is taken as incorrect, despite it being a correct note.
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note. It's worth noting, however, that H ''is'' a letter used in some musical spellings, where it stands for B-flat.




[[AC:Musicals]]
* ''Film/CannibalTheMusical'': The conversation at the end of "The Trapper Song" is an aversion. Creator/TreyParkerAndMattStone obviously know their basic music theory (Parker was originally a film scoring major in college, which helps).
-->'''Frenchy:''' Nutter was singing in the wrong key!\\
'''Nutter:''' No I wasn't. It was Loutzenheiser. I was singing in E♭ minor.\\
'''Frenchy:''' The song's in F♯ major!\\
'''Bell:''' I think they're the same thing. I mean, E♭ is the relative minor of F♯.\\
'''Frenchy:''' No, it isn't. The relative minor is 3 half-tones ''down'' from the major, not up!\\
'''Noon:''' No, it's 3 down. Like A is the relative minor of C major.\\
'''Loutzenheiser:''' But isn't A♯ in C major?\\
'''Bell:''' Wait, are you singing mixolydian scales, or something?\\
'''Frenchy:''' A# is tonic to C major. It's the 6th!\\
'''Humphrey:''' No it isn't!\\
'''Swan:''' Well, it'd be like a raised 13th if anything.
* In performances of ''You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown'', Schroeder's miniature piano is obviously fake, and an orchestra piano is what's actually playing; some of the notes aren't even possible on a piano the size of his.
** Toy pianos like Schroeder's generally can't play accidentals (sharps and flats). It's even pointed out in one comic strip that the black keys are just painted on.
** In ''A Charlie Brown Christmas'', his toy piano is versatile enough to sound like a classical piano and a pipe organ (RuleOfFunny is in full effect for the scene in question).
* The sound of Roger's acoustic guitar in ''Theatre/{{RENT}}'' is obviously an electric guitar being played offstage; he doesn't even strum the strings.

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\n[[AC:Musicals]]\n* ''Film/CannibalTheMusical'': ''WesternAnimation/JosieAndThePussycats'': The conversation at band consists of a guitarist, drummer, and tambourine player. Despite this, the end of "The Trapper Song" is an aversion. Creator/TreyParkerAndMattStone obviously know their basic music theory (Parker was originally a film scoring major in college, which helps).
-->'''Frenchy:''' Nutter was singing in the wrong key!\\
'''Nutter:''' No I wasn't. It was Loutzenheiser. I was singing in E♭ minor.\\
'''Frenchy:''' The song's in F♯ major!\\
'''Bell:''' I think they're the same thing. I mean, E♭ is the relative minor of F♯.\\
'''Frenchy:''' No, it isn't. The relative minor is 3 half-tones ''down'' from the major, not up!\\
'''Noon:''' No, it's 3 down. Like A is the relative minor of C major.\\
'''Loutzenheiser:''' But
songs clearly use instruments that they shouldn't (and often Valerie's tambourine isn't A♯ in C major?\\
'''Bell:''' Wait, are you singing mixolydian scales, or something?\\
'''Frenchy:''' A# is tonic to C major. It's the 6th!\\
'''Humphrey:''' No it isn't!\\
'''Swan:''' Well, it'd be like a raised 13th if anything.
* In performances of ''You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown'', Schroeder's miniature piano is obviously fake, and an orchestra piano is what's actually playing; some of the notes aren't
even possible on a piano the size of his.
** Toy pianos like Schroeder's generally can't play accidentals (sharps and flats). It's even pointed out in one
present). Eventually subverted with their [[ComicBook/JosieAndThePussycat comic strip that the black keys are just painted on.
** In ''A Charlie Brown Christmas'', his toy piano is versatile enough to sound like a classical piano
incarnations]]. They're shown with various instruments, and a pipe organ (RuleOfFunny is in full effect Valerie eventually traded her tambourine for the scene in question).
* The sound of Roger's acoustic guitar in ''Theatre/{{RENT}}'' is obviously an electric guitar being played offstage; he doesn't even strum the strings.
a guitar.
17th Jun '17 1:37:07 PM nombretomado
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* ''Film/CannibalTheMusical'': The conversation at the end of "The Trapper Song" is an aversion. TreyParkerAndMattStone obviously know their basic music theory (Parker was originally a film scoring major in college, which helps).

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* ''Film/CannibalTheMusical'': The conversation at the end of "The Trapper Song" is an aversion. TreyParkerAndMattStone Creator/TreyParkerAndMattStone obviously know their basic music theory (Parker was originally a film scoring major in college, which helps).
21st May '17 9:40:21 AM nombretomado
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* Robert Palmer's "Addicted to Love". Some people criticized the video because the "musicians" (portrayed by fashion models) were not correctly playing their guitars. VH1's ''Series/PopUpVideo'' said that a musician was hired to teach the models basic guitar fingering techniques, but "gave up after about an hour and left".

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* Robert Palmer's "Addicted to Love". Some people criticized the video because the "musicians" (portrayed by fashion models) were not correctly playing their guitars. VH1's Creator/VH1's ''Series/PopUpVideo'' said that a musician was hired to teach the models basic guitar fingering techniques, but "gave up after about an hour and left".
16th May '17 8:35:14 AM Fuyumoto
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** Apparently Yōkinshi can play a ''guqin'' standing, holdinh it in one arm while playing with his free hand. [[JustifiedTrope You can't really blame the guy]], [[MusicalAssassin because he fights with the stuff]]. He [[AvertedTrope plays it properly]] when given the chance to sit down.

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** Apparently Yōkinshi can play a ''guqin'' standing, holdinh holding it in one arm while playing with his free hand. [[JustifiedTrope You can't really blame the guy]], because he [[MusicalAssassin because he fights with the stuff]]. He [[AvertedTrope plays it properly]] when given the chance to sit down.
16th May '17 8:34:03 AM Fuyumoto
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** Apparently Yōkinshi can play a ''guqin'' standing, holdinh it in one arm while playing with his free hand. [[JustifiedTrope You can't really blame the guy]], [[MusicalAssassin because he fights with the stuff]]. He [[AvertedTrope plays it properly]] when given the chance to sit down.
16th May '17 5:34:22 AM Fuyumoto
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* ''[[VideoGame/{{Onmyoji}} Onmyōji]]'': Mōba plays a heavily stylized ''shamisen'' ([[ArtisticLicenseHistory which didn't exist during the time period the game is set in]])) by plucking at the strings by hand.

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* ''[[VideoGame/{{Onmyoji}} Onmyōji]]'': Mōba plays a heavily stylized ''shamisen'' ([[ArtisticLicenseHistory which didn't exist during the time period the game is set in]])) in]]) by plucking at the strings by hand.
16th May '17 5:33:24 AM Fuyumoto
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* ''[[VideoGame/{{Onmyoji}} Onmyōji]]'': Mōba plays a heavily stylized ''shamisen'' ([[ArtisticLicenseHistory which didn't exist during the time period the game is set in]])) by plucking at the strings by hand.
19th Apr '17 11:24:10 AM Twentington
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* Music/ScatmanJohn's "Scatman" video has a trumpeter, upright bassist and drummer in it, when all of the instruments are obviously synthesized.
* And in the video for The Bellamy Brothers' "Old Hippie (The Sequel)", one of them is strumming a resonator guitar in the video. This is doubly wrong; besides the complete lack of said instrument in the song, resonator guitars are usually played horizontally (like a lap steel guitar) or finger-picked, not strummed.

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* Music/ScatmanJohn's "Scatman" "Scatman (ski-ba-bop-ba-dop-bop)" video has a trumpeter, upright bassist bassist, and drummer in it, when all of the instruments are obviously synthesized.
* And in In the video for The Bellamy Brothers' "Old Hippie (The Sequel)", one of them is strumming a resonator guitar in the video. This is doubly wrong; besides the complete lack of said instrument in the song, resonator guitars are usually played horizontally (like a lap steel guitar) or finger-picked, not strummed.
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