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does it have anything in common with popular modern music?
The frequently bandied-around assertions that it was the "pop music of its day" and that "modern pop wouldn't exist without classical music" are utter bollocks though.
only after we silly white people had borified black music did classical re-enter the pop stratosphere and ELP everything up!
that's folk music
classical music was for the rich
Some of it was: Haydn, for example, was sneered at by the critics for being populist. Vivaldi was also a hack writer who spent most of his time banging out operas - which were open to the general public - rather than the concertos everyone remembers him for now.
I was actually quite proud of that. And to think it nearly went unnoticed!
more praise. well done
notes used in all western music
they both have catchy tunes.
*everything* has the same chord progressions as pacabel's canon.
Which is pretty much a unique invention of Western European music.
I would say No, it has little in common. In classical, the energy is contained within the interpretation of the notes written on the page - like the words written in a novel. In popular music, the energy is contained in the performance and animalistic instict nature of the sound - like acting in the theatre or film. That's the way I see it.
Bands like Sigur Ros annoy me. They're absolute, pretentious toss because they aspire to be something akin to classical but they still use all the same boring tonic-dominant notes and it's so dull in that way - there's no dissonance or creativity. That track 'Staralfur', it repeats the same fucking notes all the time. That's nothing like classical music - it wouldn't be so dumb and narrow. Whereas if you were to put Shostakovich 10th Symphony on. It brings more out of you because it sounds strange and new and the arrangements scare the absolute living hell out of me.
I'm wrong, it's 'Samskeyti' but it makes fucking angry. It sounds like a made up word as well and that just makes me boil up. It's indefensible.
It sounds like one of those made-up words as well. What. Fucking. Twats.
If not, how do you know it's a made up word?
Except that in much Baroque music the performers were expected to use the notes on the page merely as the basis of improvisation, which is more like your description of classical music.
Essentially it's difficult to generalise much about classical music, because it's typically used to cover several hundred years worth of pieces from a number of different opposing traditions. (Although Classical-with-a-capital-C music is only a more restricted repertoire from about 1750-1820).
knows that all music is basically the same anyhow.
when it really boils down what is the difference between psytrance, folk, and french romantic? not a lot really.
its all just a bunch of sound created with the aim of creating some sort of emotional response within the listener.
The idea that the aim of music is to provoke an *emotional* response in the listener is not universal to all music. That's not necessarily the way that musicians in the Renaissance or Baroque periods would have described their intentions.
...basically wrote Muse's back catalogue.
that album by joanna newsom?
it is quite good. and it wouldn't be nearly as good without the backing arrangements.
See: Make it good and Cuddle Up by The Beach Boys