At 10/5/10 02:41 AM, sorohanro wrote:
Today or tomorrow I'll upload another track, so we have to get over this one. Still, nobody yet made anything :(
Well shit, ok, I'll try to record something then. My currently shiet internet is taking forever to download the backing track, and I have to work around my work schedule.. but hah... If anything, I like this lesson because it teaches the importance of variating a theme, rather than just mindless shredding and attempting to show off technique. You can show off technique, and still play something that goes along with the theme, ja know?
Yeah, a lot of Jazz is basically just masturbation(which really turned me off of jazz for the longest while until I later actually heard some good jazz), but good jazz musicians actually care about the music rather than their pathetic egos. You gotta really love music to make good music. You really have to be in touch with certain emotions to make certain types of music.. It's really easy to go by theory, and make something that sounds "sad" for instance, but only someone with true pain in their heart, with honesty can express that in the right way. You go straight by the things you learn in school, and it comes across as artificial to those who get it.
And it has nothing to do with music changing over time. Bach sounds completely different than Mozart.. Mozart sounds c completely different than Tchaikovsky. They all sound completely different than Stravinsky.. Leadbelly sounds nothing like Robert Johnson.. and neither sound like Buddy Guy... It's not about music sounding the different, it's about it sounding the same. When you go by a strict academic approach, you sound like a trained monkey, and those who really and truly love music understand and can hear this.
You gotta love music more than anything.. even the poontang and beer. If it isn't wrecking relationships, you probably don't love music enough. You have to be a crazy motherfucker to get what I'm saying. I mean, think about it.. We are talking about vibrating air molecules.
I'm not saying that it is stupid to learn theory, or even to be taught things relating to music.. Hell, I'm not at all ignorant of music theory. I'm self educated, and despite that, I still would like to go to a college to learn more about music.. However, there is a human element. .there is even a random element that makes good music what it is.
Theory is good for explaining facts(like intervals.), and making it easier to communicate musical ideas.. and having a good knowledge of theory will make you a better musician and even composer.. period... However, music theory is not perfect at this time. I can hear something, and it will fill me with great sadness, or joy, and someone else can hear the same thing, and feel nothing at all.
Once theory allows us to control minds with music, and it is fact, then maybe I'll take those universities seriously. But of course, by then, I probably won't have a just but to take them seriously. XD
Anyway, yeah, I'll try to record something, because I am very interested in this topic. I'll consider you a teacher for now, sorohanro. =p