[LAU] Study Finds New Pop Music Does All Sound the Same.

Ralf Mardorf ralf.mardorf at alice-dsl.net
Mon Aug 6 09:04:10 UTC 2012

On Mon, 06 Aug 2012 03:42:54 +0200, Simon Wise <simonzwise at gmail.com>  

> On 06/08/12 02:16, Ralf Mardorf wrote:
>> Most people paying for listening to music aren't musicians
>> theirselfes. They neither are that (self-)educated that they need (or
>> even are able to listen) to more complex music. Mass media have the
> which is perhaps one of the huge changes in music in the last 60 or so  
> years
> ... most popular music was played and sung by the listeners until then,  
> the ability to play something pre-recorded, here music that is not  
> directly connected to your own playing or singing, or at least someone  
> in the room with you, is really very recent in the development of music.  
> Older popular music was as much about the pleasure of reproducing it as  
> it was about listening to it.

Simon I agree. But how should this be changed? On German elementary  
schools they ask the children under the gun, if they like to learn playing  
an instrument. If you ask the kids to play a song, they don't want to do  
it. However, if you take an instrument and ask the kids to sing, they love  
to sing. The problem seems to be that most kids want to be a star, not a  
musician, I suspect that's why those casting shows are that popular. When  
I was young, I wanted to become a musicians (studio instrumentalist,  
writing soundtracks etc.) but not stars. They need hints for educating  
themselfs. The kids still love to make arts, when I showed them how to  
draw, they tirelessly were drawing. When I played guitar, they wanted to  
test it themselfs, but the problem is, that they are not allowed to use  
all available instruments, when the music teacher isn't there.  
Unfortunately music teachers tend to suck, they let the children play  
idiotic simple tunes. When I played e.g. Beatles they are much more  
interested. Hey, for those old sucking music teacher, the Beatles music is  
the same as four to the flour, anyway they play much simpler, boring music  
with the children.


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