Recurring themes in Pandora

almaniac27

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I've been listening to Pandora for a few months and I like to ask it why it played a certain song. I've noticed some recurring themes and I wondered if anyone else has. Apparently I enjoy folk influences as well as punk influences, subtle use of background vocals (seen this one a lot) and extensive vamping (don't know what that means).
 
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Yes I have noticed songs repeating often. You can tweak Slacker more then Pandora. It offers more options when it comes to creating your own station. Give Slacker a try if you have not already. See if you get different results, but tweak the Slacker settings to your liking as you create a station. Compare the two providers......
 

ykw

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extensive vamping (don't know what that means).
The FAQ is your friend.

From the Pandora.com FAQ page:

http://blog.pandora.com/faq/#92

"Vamping is a term that refers to extended improvisation over a repeated chord change. One of the quintessential examples of vamping is last section, or 'outro,' to "Freebird" by Lynyrd Skynyrd, featuring a 5-minute epic guitar solo over some repeated chords."
 

almaniac27

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The FAQ is your friend.

From the Pandora.com FAQ page:

FAQ

"Vamping is a term that refers to extended improvisation over a repeated chord change. One of the quintessential examples of vamping is last section, or 'outro,' to "Freebird" by Lynyrd Skynyrd, featuring a 5-minute epic guitar solo over some repeated chords."
I thought that was "jamming", you know, like what the Grateful Dead and Phish do.
 

hank-the-dwarf

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You do have to spend a good amount of time with it to tweak the station-after 8 months or so i have my stations just right-every once in a while something will get played that does not belong and im quick to hit the thumbs down.