Discussion in 'Miscellaneous' started by Miss Chicken, Dec 17, 2013.
Of course you can. You can hum or use a nonsense syllable (care to guess what "duh-duh-duh DUH" is)?
Done. it has a synthetic quality which I do not care for, although the musicians playing are quite competent. As for the piece itself, I don't have any real problems with it. Just sounds sort of typical ... I guess.
It seems like any "dark," or epic movie or videogame has to have a Richard Wagner-esque soundtrack to it. Very operatic. Big emotions. And, without exception, every one of them has to tack on Carl Orff's "O Fortuna":
Hee, while I agree with teacake in that I'm certainly not a jazz fan, I love the A Charlie Brown Christmas soundtrack. I'm sure that's because I have a positive emotional connection to the Christmas special and love Peanuts in general, not because I'm particularly fond of the music per se.
The only piece of music my Mother can name that she actively likes is the theme tune to The Archers.
Put me down as another person who is indifferent to music. What I really can't stand though (no offense intended to anyone here) are people who are really into music. But I guess you could say the same for anyone who goes on and on about something you're not interested in.
Just make up the lyrics.
Does it have something to do with a big shaggy dog from some movies in the 90s?
Love music. I put it to some of you that you haven't yet heard the right music for you.
Will listen to most types except
Symphonies (except the really big one by Beethoven, Mozart and their peers)
Most rap and hip hop, usually for sexism, but like their social activism ('The Message' is a favourite track)
Most hardcore or death metal (playing fast because you can isn't right, nor are cookie monster vocals)
'Modern' classical (Harrison Birtwhistle and his ilk), too atonal.
Atonal jazz (a lot of jazz is pretty good though)
Each type of music has something you'll like, but it can be hard to find.
Australis's Law of Pop Music: every band, no matter how much you dislike them, will have at least 2 songs you enjoy... with the possible exception of Racey and Justin Bieber.
Point to ponder: some people think Homer' poems were actually songs, and that they were easier to remember as songs than poems. My kids were almost amazed I could sing along with any song that came on the radio, it just comes naturally.
Well, that's true. Actually, I do that a lot with the Indiana Jones theme.
I'm not a Star Wars fan, but that made me want to hug George Lucas.
Are you counting direct-to-video entries?
I'm not into music. And I suspect I still wouldn't be if I wasn't Deaf as my folks weren't into music that much when I was growing up.
It's entirely some people just aren't wired for music, not matter what kind.
As for me, I used to listen to music all the time, but now I only listen occasionally, and mostly when there's something specific I want to hear or when there's not much else I can do (like when driving). Mostly, I like quiet.
I have been reading up on this topic and there is a condition called amusia which my father possibly had. It would explain why seemed to always classify music as 'racket' - to him music was just noise.
As far as my lack of music ability goes I know
1) I can't tell if an instrument is out of tune
2) I can't sing in tune
3) I often cannot tell what instrument is being played.
Yesterday I talked about this with a friend. She said after that the instruments I seem to like are the strings and the flute. She based this on the insrtumental pieces I said I liked - I believed I mentioned In the Hall of the Mountain King, Morning Mood, as well as The King of the Golden Hall (from the Two Towers) and the theme music from Game of Thrones). She also added that this might also be the reason I seem to like Celtic music more than some other type of music, for example, I love the Dubliner's version of Carrickfergus.
I have number 1 and 2. In addtion, if music I like comes on the radio I know that I like it but don't know what piece it is. So, I have often asked my husband, "I like this song, what is it?" For many years it was a source of great amusement for my friends that I can't tell the difference between Star Trek and Superman theme tunes. (I know!)
I can recognize songs and instruments and stuff, but I think I must be tone deaf or something. I can't even grasp the meanings of words like tone and pitch and so forth. I think it must fall under the Schwarzschild Radius of that black hole in my head that sucks in math.
I love Celtic music. It's overall my favourite type of music. Years ago though, I started to venture into Bluegrass. The two of them are more or less cousins, sharing many similarities. Some Bluegrass musicians have even ventured into playing Celtic tunes. What I love in Bluegrass is not so much the frantic plucking, but the melodies. Check out Nickel Creek for an example of what I mean. The Duhks are also another good example, relying heavily on traditional tunes and a mix of instruments from different ethnicity.
I went through a huge Celtic music phase but I never listen to it now. I can't really hack too emotional music any more, other than stirring soundtrack and game music. I like to jolt my brain with Gaga and Kpop and stuff like that. It does have a brain chem effect, it's like shots of espresso.
One may not hear the fluid ambientness of the music I create, but sometimes I will go overboard with the fluidity -ness,, like this song. http://alonetone.com/acid/tracks/guitar-toner being mostly all guitar and effects work.. It is like Philip Glass stated in an interview "some people just don't hear what makes various songs music,..",, and they don't have to they need only change the station.,. it is the person who listens to these difficult music compositions that find the reward in the end. well maybe closer to middle of said song.
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