[LAU] Re: That must suck. For me it's about beauty -- musicisjustone path

Florian Schmidt mista.tapas at gmx.net
Thu Apr 5 05:59:31 EDT 2007

On Thursday 05 April 2007, Paul Davis wrote:

> i don't think you're correct there. for a start, the modes we use in
> western classical, religious and popular were not often used 500 years
> ago. the influences that jazz has introduced into much western music
> would have been mostly unknown 500 years ago, because jazz itself didn't
> exist then. the notions of fugues and counterpoint were (mostly)
> developed 400 years ago in western europe - before that time having two
> melodic lines in opposite motion but also harmonizing would have
> probably sounded very odd.

I don't think it would sound too odd. It's just that noone thought of the idea 

I am very much convinced that if i would take miles davis' "kind of blue" and 
go back 500 years i would find many people who would immediately dig that 
sound (religious zealots aside)..

It's kinda like with inventions. Afterwards it's easy to understand. The 
difficult, time consuming part is coming up with them :)


Palimm Palimm!

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