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## Best Songs Ever

 Quote by Ivan Seeking In honor of the new Prophet Haha, heehee, hoho...
Gotta love that Alex =D.
 Moustique Moustique ah tu es un salaud... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nns7xv3BZq0
 Mentor I know I've posted this before, but I just heard Dave Brubeck died Here he is on piano in 1959: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0HUEiUOCLeI

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 Quote by lisab I know I've posted this before, but I just heard Dave Brubeck died Here he is on piano in 1959: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0HUEiUOCLeI
Maybe we should all
 Recognitions: Gold Member I saw Brubeck with two sons, and Jerry Mulligan on sax, back in college. The ticket cost me $1.50. Thank the land-grant progenitors for student activity funds! Recognitions: Gold Member Science Advisor  Quote by turbo I saw Brubeck with two sons, and Jerry Mulligan on sax, back in college. The ticket cost me$1.50. Thank the land-grant progenitors for student activity funds!
I use to watch these guys for about the same cost. And later did do some partying with Robbie; as he was a good friend of the piano player in our little band.

 "Three to Get Ready" is the first tune on the "Time Out" album. It alternates between 3/4 and 4/4 time and 'sort of' prepares you for the more unconventional time signatures to follow like 9/8 and 5/4. I really like Brubeck's restrained piano solo here. He does move into some heavy block chords late in the solo, but not too excessively. It all works very nicely with Paul Desmond's great lyrical alto sax. Paul died prematurely in 1977 of lung cancer. Here's one of my favorite "old" songs. I've never heard Brubeck do this haunting melody before.
 I stumbled across this version of Brubeck/Desmond's "Take Five" by Brittni Paiva (who I've never heard of before). I thought 'some amateur's video', but I was curious so I listened. Some amateur! She looks to be 15 but she is actually 23 now. No Wiki article yet, but she deserves one. She plays the ukulele (another reason not to listen,....until you listen). I think this is worth a double post. http://worldmusiccentral.org/2010/08/23/ukulele-fire/

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She swings!

The best jazz musicians these days seem to be Japanese women. Here's my fave Take Five.

 Quote by ImaLooser She swings! The best jazz musicians these days seem to be Japanese women. Here's my fave Take Five.
Well, there's no questioning her technical virtuosity and, for the most part, I enjoyed her interpretation. But maybe you could explain to me why talented jazz musicians, mostly pianists, like to throw in such harsh dissonant chords and break the rhythmic flow. Is it to shock, or maybe wake up the audience? Brubeck used do that too. Only Thelonious Monk could do that and make it work, IMHO.

 Quote by SW VandeCarr Well, there's no questioning her technical virtuosity and, for the most part, I enjoyed her interpretation. But maybe you could explain to me why talented jazz musicians, mostly pianists, like to throw in such harsh dissonant chords and break the rhythmic flow. Is it to shock, or maybe wake up the audience? Brubeck used do that too. Only Thelonious Monk could do that and make it work, IMHO.
I think it sounds great. But I'm a jazz musician who loves novelty, so I'm in a tiny minority.

 Quote by ImaLooser I think it sounds great. But I'm a jazz musician who loves novelty, so I'm in a tiny minority.
Oh. I see. What do you play? Still, I suppose slamming your fist down on the keyboard every once in a while is novel, but is it music? (At least that what it sounded like to my uneducated ear.)

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 Quote by SW VandeCarr Oh. I see. What do you play? Still, I suppose slamming your fist down on the keyboard every once in a while is novel, but is it music? (At least that what it sounded like to my uneducated ear.)
I was formally educated in music from the 3rd thru 7th grades, at which point I decided for some reason that playing the violin was not cool. So I'm not sure I have a properly educated ear either. But George Harrison's "naughty chords" comes to mind:

 Quote by dratironmusic .... Composers use tension to keep the listener interested. It puts you into the song and makes you want, however subconscious it may be, the song to go a certain way. Harrison's use of rhytmic and harmonic tension is what keeps us hooked in every song. It is the reason we listen to it and find joy in it because he was a master at it. He was a master of directing us through each of his songs, taking our emotions and manipulating them with naughty chords and time changes but always taking us back home in the end. As long as this entry has been, I have only begun to scratch the surface of Harrison's masterful songwriting. In future updates I will discuss what production aspects give him his distinct sound as well as analyise his most impressive compositions so that we can all explore, together, the inner workings of brilliant music. ...
If you think this quote is long, the original article is 20 times longer, and I think you'd need a PhD in music to comprehend it all.

 Without getting into the details of how to construct each chord, I'll show you examples. A Cmajor chord is built on the note C-E-G. The distance from C to E is a major third (hence a major chord). A Cminor chord is built on the notes C-Eb(b=flat)-G. The distance from C to Eb is a minor third.
Without getting into the details? It's like being in math chat.

 Quote by George People always say I'm the Beatle who changed the most, but really that's what I see life is about. You have to change.

 Quote by SW VandeCarr Oh. I see. What do you play? Still, I suppose slamming your fist down on the keyboard every once in a while is novel, but is it music? (At least that what it sounded like to my uneducated ear.)
I play electric bass and a little bit of piano.

Playing music changes your brain (really) so musicians hear music differently than ordinary people, and highly trained musicians hear differently from casual ones. It's like learning a language, so yeah, we have got our own secret world. Very beautiful, but lonely.

Music is strictly for fun, so is what I hear "better" than what you hear? No, just different. You might even say that all that training is a waste of time. It has no practical use, that's for sure.

As to the "It's all cultural conditioning" theory, that's a load. You'd be amazed at how much agreement there is amongst musicians as to what is good and what is bad.

 Quote by OmCheeto I was formally educated in music from the 3rd thru 7th grades, at which point I decided for some reason that playing the violin was not cool. So I'm not sure I have a properly educated ear either. But George Harrison's "naughty chords" comes to mind: If you think this quote is long, the original article is 20 times longer, and I think you'd need a PhD in music to comprehend it all. Without getting into the details? It's like being in math chat.
I've skimmed that article and think it is BS. (The references to "his lose timing" and "mark of genious" don't help.) Diminished and augmented chords were common in pop music from 1920 to 1960. That's what the Beatles grew up with. It used to be completely normal, so anyone can learn that stuff.

"Here Comes the Sun ... Harrison shifts from 4/4 to 3/8 to 5/8 to 2/4. It's craziness unmatched anywhere else in rock music but it's brilliant." This is hogwash. It's especially silly because it applies to some John Lennon or Led Zeppelin but not George. Listen to "Good Morning" or "Black Dog" or "The Ocean." This guy is full of it.

Basic harmony is pretty simple, but if you don't know it it might as well be algebraic topology. There is harmonic theory but I find it of limited use. The ear is all that really matters. Beatles tunes are very pleasing to the ears, but sometimes contradict theory.

Pop music for some reason has devolved to being very, very simple in every way. So yeah, ordinary pop tunes from 1940 are PhD material in comparison.

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 Quote by ImaLooser I've skimmed that article and think it is BS. (The references to "his lose timing" and "mark of genious" don't help.) Diminished and augmented chords were common in pop music from 1920 to 1960. That's what the Beatles grew up with. It used to be completely normal, so anyone can learn that stuff. "Here Comes the Sun ... Harrison shifts from 4/4 to 3/8 to 5/8 to 2/4. It's craziness unmatched anywhere else in rock music but it's brilliant." This is hogwash. It's especially silly because it applies to some John Lennon or Led Zeppelin but not George. Listen to "Good Morning" or "Black Dog" or "The Ocean." This guy is full of it. Basic harmony is pretty simple, but if you don't know it it might as well be algebraic topology. There is harmonic theory but I find it of limited use. The ear is all that really matters. Beatles tunes are very pleasing to the ears, but sometimes contradict theory. Pop music for some reason has devolved to being very, very simple in every way. So yeah, ordinary pop tunes from 1940 are PhD material in comparison.
hmmm...

I disagree with everything except for the fact that current pop music all sounds like "mary had a little lamb" lately.

ps. This is supposed to be kind of like an MTV thread, only with music, unlike MTV....

 Quote by Joni Oh but now old friends are acting strange and they shake their heads, they say I've changed well something's lost but something's gained in living every day

pps. Did I self sensor, or did someone delete my repost of Arildno's Opera piece?
 Quote by arildno I don't know if I've posted this before, but Diana Damrau's performance as The Queen of the Night is just magical: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DvuKxL4LOqc

Or is there a music counter? I offered my bartender \$5! if he'd play that the other day. He said; "No Opera!"

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kids......

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