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    Default Random Music Thoughts Thread

    Why create this, you ask? Because, reason!

    This thread is NOT intended for simply sharing links to what you're listening to -- we have several threads for that.

    This thread is meant to be a place to discuss our ideas behind artists/bands and how that music impacts us, out opinion of their work, and how it makes us think/feel.

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    My musical tastes have been rather eclectic since my teenage years so I enjoy YouTube or other sites that use algorithms to present things I might like and I can easily spend an evening falling down a music filled rabbit hole.
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    It's a shame that this thread is so silent. I'll come back with more serious posts once my exams are finished... For now, I give you this video. Look at the dude in the back (you'll know who I mean). This whole piece, and all I can look at is his face (he just does not stop). I imagine if my friend and I were there (either as spectators or playing the instrument,) we'd ruin the show with hysterical laughter. I wonder if he's always like that during concerts- and how his colleagues manage to keep a straight face while they have a clown sitting next to them. Love it.
    Maybe the real question is why they are always so serious?



    On a more serious note; I've posted this song a few times before. It fits here since it has a lot of hidden meanings/symbols. So if you want to analyze something; go have fun with this one:

    (And share your interpretation/analysis if you'd like to.)




    Thinking about more classical music like the first video; I wonder what 'draws' people towards it and what makes people dislike (or even repulsed by) it. I personally don't like the violin piece that much (I am used to listening to the Vivaldi 'Summer' piano cover. It sounds less 'classical' to me.)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Population: 1 View Post
    My musical tastes have been rather eclectic since my teenage years so I enjoy YouTube or other sites that use algorithms to present things I might like and I can easily spend an evening falling down a music filled rabbit hole.
    My tastes have been similar. LastFM used to be a decent tool to find new music - It would essentially collect data from the bands you listened to and would recommend new stuff, often more underground stuff that wasn't as easily found on places like youtube, based on the profile you'd build as you listened to more and more music.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Schrödinger's Name View Post
    It's a shame that this thread is so silent. I'll come back with more serious posts once my exams are finished... For now, I give you this video. Look at the dude in the back (you'll know who I mean). This whole piece, and all I can look at is his face (he just does not stop). I imagine if my friend and I were there (either as spectators or playing the instrument,) we'd ruin the show with hysterical laughter. I wonder if he's always like that during concerts- and how his colleagues manage to keep a straight face while they have a clown sitting next to them. Love it.
    Maybe the real question is why they are always so serious?
    I have sometimes seen persistently odd expressions like that on soloists. It is indeed amusing to watch and I wonder what is going through their mind as they play. I suspect the serious expressions are a side effect of the focus needed to play one's own part while following the conductor and listening to the other musicians. Have you ever played in an orchestra? Even accompanying a soloist can require quite a bit of focus, especially if the part is challenging and the soloist takes lots of liberties. More practice increases the comfort level, and a group that plays often together, perhaps lighter or very familiar music, may "loosen up" a bit more when they play. Think of an established jazz band. Members of a sports team will often have very serious expressions if the game is close or very important to win.

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    Thinking about more classical music like the first video; I wonder what 'draws' people towards it and what makes people dislike (or even repulsed by) it. I personally don't like the violin piece that much (I am used to listening to the Vivaldi 'Summer' piano cover. It sounds less 'classical' to me.)
    What makes people like or dislike any music, or any other art genre or specific work? It all comes down to personal taste. Of course it is hard to like what you haven't been exposed to, so sampling different things can broaden your horizons. No genre is monolithic, though, either. I say I like classical music in general, but there is plenty that I don't like. I have preferred styles and composers within the classical genre, and even then I won't like everything a given composer wrote, and sometimes I find something enjoyable by a composer I generally dislike. I am not sure my tastes qualify as eclectic, but I do enjoy music from many different genres/styles. I have posted some of this in the various music related threads here. I like music that is "interesting", meaning it has a backstory, or has been arranged/interpreted in different ways, or merges different styles and elements to good effect, or has multiple layers of meaning.

    One piece I have been listening to recently is this. First is the Liz Story piano version, listed as "Pavane" on one of the Winter Solstice albums.


    I play an arrangement of this myself, based in part on this version, though a bit faster and with more emphasis on the repeated rhythm in the left hand.

    This Pavane is actually from a larger work by Thoinot Arbeau called Orchesographie, a study of late 16th century French Renaissance social dance. That version sounds like this. The left hand piano rhythm of the above mirrors the original tambour part.



    But this piece in fact has lyrics, apparently by the composer of the music - I can find no other reference. I heard it this way first, when I was only 11 or 12, sung a capella by the King's Singers. It is a song of courtly love called "Belle qui tient ma vie"; in English: "Beauty who holds my life (captive in your eyes)". Arbeau was a Catholic priest, but that didn't stop him and others in religious life at the time from writing romantic and sometimes outright bawdy material.

    Though the ground was burnt and everything turned into ashes, we will revive again. The sky is still blue, the crashing waves from long ago are unchanged. This is Earth, our planet. This dream is in the hearts of people; so long as they do not abandon it, it will not fade away. For the sake of tomorrow, keep a song in your heart. For the sake of our future, let us stop our crying and stand on our ground firmly.

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    Instead of jerking off on social media, go learn to play an instrument. Ah, yes. No discipline. No focus. Just . . . "Ooooooooh, shiny!" *click it*

    Auto-tune your way through life, right?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jaguar View Post
    Instead of jerking off on social media, go learn to play an instrument. Ah, yes. No discipline. No focus. Just . . . "Ooooooooh, shiny!" *click it*

    Auto-tune your way through life, right?

    Bite me.
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    I'm liking Hail to the Thief more than I did when I first heard it -- I thought it was horrible upon first listen. It's almost like the Radiohead cheese sampler platter album; a mixture of the vastly different genres their music has spanned upto that point, made to be more accessible who thought Kid A and Amnesiac were a bit too much of a departure from their Pablo Honey/The Bends roots.

    I still view it as such -- a bridging of the sounds, if you will. But I've really come to appreciate the latter half of the album.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jaguar View Post
    Instead of jerking off on social media, go learn to play an instrument. Ah, yes. No discipline. No focus. Just . . . "Ooooooooh, shiny!" *click it*

    Auto-tune your way through life, right?

    Bite me.
    Man, there's a lot of "get off my lawn" in this particular post. While I don't care for most autotuned stuff, I can respect it's right to exist. I just think we're in an era where, with computers, music is more accessible and thus people have redefined what an instrument is and how it can be utilized.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stigmata View Post
    Man, there's a lot of "get off my lawn" in this particular post. While I don't care for most autotuned stuff, I can respect it's right to exist. I just think we're in an era where, with computers, music is more accessible and thus people have redefined what an instrument is and how it can be utilized.
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