TimmyTurnersGrandDad Wiki

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This is a glossary of terms and phrases related to the TimmyTurnersGrandDad channel and its community.



  • advertised track - the "ripped track" or "original track"; the track that is listed as the rip's source material; the track that a rip poses as.
  • arrangement - a rip joke involving remaking a song in a different style or instrumentation. Contrast with melody changes, which do not alter other musical aspects such as the chords and accompaniment.


  • backroom - the team behind TimmyTurnersGrandDad responsible for managing the channel and its content.
  • bait-and-switch - the action of advertising a product as something other than it is. TimmyTurnersGrandDad, a channel that pretends to upload unedited video game music, is often described as a "bait-and-switch" channel.
  • blue balls - a rip joke involving a section of a song (usually its introduction) being repeated indefinitely ("looping") instead of moving on to the rest of the song.


  • collaboration - also "collab"; a team effort by two or more individuals.
  • comment - a message left underneath YouTube videos as part of its Comments feature.




  • fake-out - a rip joke wherein a rip appears to have a certain joke or song, and then becomes something else.



  • high quality rips - alternatively "rips"; the TimmyTurnersGrandDad channel's modified uploads of video game music that pose as unedited "rips".




  • kayfabe - the act or convention of presenting staged performances as genuine or authentic. On TimmyTurnersGrandDad, the "kayfabe" of the channel involves presenting itself as a legitimate channel for actual rips.
  • key - the group of pitches, or scale that form the basis of a music composition. Rips must be on-key (i.e. every song in it played in the same scale).


  • leitmotif - a distinct musical theme, such as a melody, that is associated with a person or situation.
  • low quality - a twist on "high quality rips" that indicates that a rip is genuinely poor in musical quality.


  • mashup - a musical arrangement of two or more songs mixing the instrumental or vocal tracks. Traditional mashups involve one song serving as the instrumental and another's acapella serving as the vocal. A variant is the unsynced mashup.
  • medley - a rip with at least 5 modifications from the original track.
  • meme - a humorous idea spread by users of the internet; a running joke.
  • melody swap - a rip joke incorporating the instruments of the original track playing the melody of another track.
  • MIDI - a widely used standard for interconnecting electronic musical instruments and computers. MIDIs only contain instructions for playing music, and must use soundfonts to play a song.
  • MIDI slap - also MIDI swap. Using the advertised track's soundfont with another game's MIDI. Generally frowned-upon as low-effort. Often confused with SoundFont change.



  • original composition - an original work that is not derived from another source.
  • original soundtrack - also OST; the original soundtrack composed for a game or other medium. Contrast with licensed tracks.




  • remix - a piece of media which has been altered by adding, removing, or changing pieces of the piece.
  • rip - a bootleg or unofficial copy of a song. In terms of video games, ripping involves using an external program to extract a track from a game's files. See high quality rips for the other usage of "rip".
  • ripper - 1. a person who creates high quality rips. 2. a person who takes sound files from a video game.


  • sample - a portion of a song, instrument, or other sound and re-purposing it for a different piece.
  • sequenced music - video game music that is sequenced is played "live" with a sequence of notes that the game plays in real time, usually through MIDI with a SoundFont. Contrast with streamed music.
  • SiIvaGunner (or simply SiIva; capital i) - a collaborative channel and parody of SilvaGunner (lowercase L) that produces high quality video game rips. The channel that TimmyTurnersGrandDad plays homage to.
  • SoundFont - a file format using sound samples to play MIDIs.
  • SoundFont change - a rip joke in which the advertised track's MIDI is played with another SoundFont. Often confused with midi swap.
  • streamed music - video game music that is stored in a music file in the game's files. Streamed music is much harder to edit than sequenced music.
  • switcheroo - a bait-and-switch rip in which there is almost no trace of the advertised track.


  • TimmyTurnersGrandDad - A fan channel to SiIvaGunner that also produces high quality rips. The channel this wiki is about.
  • track - a song or other audio file released on an album or soundtrack.


  • Unsynced mashup - a mashup that is purposely off-key, in-harmonious, or otherwise unsynced between the song(s) involved in it.





  • YTP: YouTube Poop. A video / audio mashup of a given source (usually something on mainstream television) that has been heavily edited to alter the original context and transform the source.
    • YTPMV: YouTube Poop Music Video. A recreation of a song using clips of a source. A common practice in YTPMVs is to show the clip associated with an audio clip whenever it appears, often flipped / repeated multiple times to show every time the sample is used. The result is a true musical mashup of both audio and video.