Originally posted by AlnilamOmega
why do you think classical music has lasted for so long and this vocals crap is new and constantly being replaced with even worse vocals crap?
music isnt about voice or writing talent. it's about harmonizing sound.
[Edited on 3/21/2004 by AlnilamOmega]
Before classical music was chant--BY VOICE ALONE. During the classical time period, there were Oratorios and Operas, that feature soloists--called
Arias. (So, why so many more pieces for instuments? We've heard the voice, but the Piano was beinning to come to it's own during the time that I
know you labled as classical--the actual classical period lasted less than 100 years. Peoeple were anxious to compose the new, showing the full
extent of the instrument's capacity--true for all instruments. Also, for entertainment, people would have get-togethers and do music for
eachother--most people in that leisure class would have a good deal of knowledge in playing the piano and singing. I sit though those type of
"amature" concerts before. When comparing those with little talent on piano to little talent with singing--it is quite a bit more bearable to
listen to the piano being butchered--at least then, it is on pitch. I both sing and play...) Everywhere there has been historical notes on singing,
there has been VOICE first, followed by INSTRUMENTS.
True, pop's only been round for a short time, but I'm sure one can say the same about the Baroque era, the classical era. The longest lasting era
was church chant- a capella singing.
As far as your harmonising sound, what was known as harmony during the longest era hurts our ears--a lot of open parallel 5ths and often no leading
tones--so there wouln't be as much of a feel for a home tone as in modern. Anyway, the scales we use, they were based on a typo--our Ionian was not
the same scale that we borrowed from the Easterners--Byzantium empire. And, I guess that music written by 20th century composers--Charles Ives for
one, who were stepping off the shoulders of musical impressionists, who viewed time and harmony as a straightjacket--end of classical brought 12 tone
(evey single pitch in an octave), Schoenrberg, etc. Anyway, the whole point is, that most of those things in half the time that you called classica
aren't music by the definition of what you use as music--we've been moving away from harmonies for well over 2 centuries. Honestly, sometimes Led
Zepplin has more harmony than the tecno I listen to--and I know he has more than Charles Ives--I love Ives, all that chaos in multiple keys, all at
The only safe thing that can be said about music is that it is a form of expression, and that there are some forms you don't like. Anything else,
and the MusicNazi will get you.
Went ahead and checked out the song.
I'm emailing it to friends.
Oh, and if you want weird, my history teacher says that walmart plays this little phrase over and over again on their speakers--barely loud enough to
hear: "do not shoplift." I still need to check it out...