[LAU] re Subconscious Affecting Music

Julien Claassen julien at c-lab.de
Mon Aug 30 12:25:15 UTC 2010

  You still got the wrong end of the stick. I meant: The arrangements of good 
pop music are multilayered. But as even Genesis said: It's easier to make a 
long track, than a short to the pint song.
   As to restrictions: I set myself some constraints to conform to a very 
specific type of pop music. But even that has been there since the middle 
ages. Baroque music had its forms, which were sometimes quite constrained. 
think of counterpunctual works around Bach's time. There were quite a few 
rules to be followed. As to innovative new music. Hm, even about baroque music 
some people say: It's always the same. Or mostly. And that's not always 
people, who have no idea about it.
   We've always had forms. And we had specific ways of delivering messages for 
a long time as well. If you go dwn that road: Think sonnets. Not only 
metrum/rhythm and rhyme schemes, but a certain style of language and ways to 
use that language. The romantique era was quite free, but even there, loads of 
people made a system for themselves and adhered to it.
   Yet I don't think it's all too subconscious still. It's quite plain, if you 
know the language used, or if you just have enough motivation/energy to delve 
into it. And that may be a problem. But with any type of music, you will 
develope some form of communication and to be completely understood, the 
listener will have to take the time to learn. Because even with the popmusic 
we're talking about, there are the minds of the producers and writers, which 
bring in something specific. But you can live without it.
   Kindest regards

Music was my first love and it will be my last (John Miles)

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