At 5/3/12 04:26 PM, MumboJ wrote:
At 5/3/12 04:20 PM, LaForge wrote:
I should have clarified when I said that. Apologies. I am also not trying to convince you that one-bar loops are music, because in fact I am also skeptical myself. But much of music that is created live (not electronically) is done so in a repetitive manner. That is why I cannot pin down, what is or isn't music. A drum beat is repeated with slight variation.. (Keith Moon aside). I am merely asking for input on the issue. I am not intending to sound "bitchy"
At 5/3/12 04:13 PM, MumboJ wrote:
Sir, you don't know me.we only know what you tell us, and you told us you only make one-bar loops. yes, you are a musician, but what you're whining about isn't valid because a one-bar loop is not music, no matter how much you bitch and call us ignorant.
if the point of your argument is to convince us otherwise, don't waste our time.
I would classify music as an arrangement of sound which orchestrates some sort of feeling. You can't really get much of a feeling out of a short drum loop, so I can hardly call something like that music. However, even if a full song is repetitive, it can still convey a feeling, even if that feeling is as basic as energy.
I dunno, it's like any language, really. A drum loop is just a sound, like a consonant, if you will, that's part of a sentence.