Originally posted by brace22
Nice poem. Ironic you said the spoken word is turd when your writing there (I assume) is to be read in spoken word poetic form.
No, either sing, scream or growl.
You say about not using a PC
Well I bet you a fiver that all the metal music you listen to is processed through a computer.
I hear this arguement all the time, and its a bloody nonsense. Metal music is written, polished, and jammed out,
in basements, garages, and practice spaces, on actual intstruments. The computers come in later, and are NOT part of the creative process in the same
way. However in pop and similar nonsense, the voices, the beats, the melody, virtually everything gets created in some piece of crap program, purely
to make money. Thats the other thing, metal heads make music to break a face to, because they want to break a face, and thats honest. Pop stars in the
very large majority these days, make music because they love money so much that record deals make them pop boners.One is a legitimate art form, the
other is a corperate bloody nightmare.
I personally feel it is not right to ridicule other forms of music and music production. I make my own music on my computer. All digital. Does not
mean I make stuff like Katy Perry an what not.
Hans Zimmer - Probably the greatest film composer alive. He composes ALL his music on a custom computer using samples and what not. The guy can't even
read music (According to a conversation he had with Deadmau5)...
Well, at least Zimmer has a good ear I suppose. I personally think that sampling is cheating. I remember Fat Boy Slim (aka Norman Cook) famous in the
nineties, was lambasted at one point for not giving credit to the person who sung the vocal sample he used on Praise You, one of his most famous
songs. Essentially ripping other people off to make the musical equivalent of a kindergarten collage is not what I call talent, and in music
particularly, there is so much evidence that people no longer care about creativity, that it has been perfectly fine for a while to leave all the hard
work to other people. Its Frankenstien music, and I find it SO ugly.
Would you call his music real music?
Not being able to read music doesnt mean a bloody thing. If you have an ear, you can play an instrument. You dont NEED to know the names of the
strings, or the keys you are playing. You only need to do the work, to become familiar enough with an instrument tonally that you can ignore the
written version of the music, and just PLAY. Folk is a great example. Some of the best folk music is composed from familiarity with the instruments on
which it is played, rather than written down on a sheet.
I cannot read music, and I do not know any music theory of any sort. I can however play a bass guitar, and make music with my friends (which we do,
on the occassion that we all have enough money to rent the practice room that we use, which is out the back of an automobile machine shop. Its funny
actually, you get inspiration from the sound of angle grinders and metal cutting machinery before you go in, because you have to walk through the
garage to get to the room. Its pretty awesome actually!)
Is Hans Zimmerman a musician? Not yet. He is a programmer, a tinkerer. If he applied his undoubtedly wonderful ear to picking up a violin, or a bit
of brass, or even a timpani, and learning to apply his ear to that instead of a bloody machine, I would be able to respect it.
Its like that bloody moron Trent Reznor. Everyone was all "Oh my God, your work on the music for The Social Network was amaaaaaazing". It wasnt. He
crammed a room in his home with more synthesizers, computers and bloody wires than were strictly sensible, and made NOISES. The work he was acclaimed
for was a horrific mess, which anyone who ever sat in front of an electronic keyboard in high school, probably could have written by falling asleep on
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