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

Len Ovens len at ovenwerks.net
Tue Aug 7 01:59:25 UTC 2012

On Mon, August 6, 2012 2:57 pm, Ralf Mardorf wrote:
>> >I suspect the percentage of people actively recording and performing
>> >music is a lot lower. Back in Bach's time, everyone was expected to
>> >be able to sing, for instance.
>> citation? i seriously doubt this. perhaps the more monied classes, but
>> not the population as  whole.
> This was my thought too, but perhaps tavern songs where very popular. No
> television, no radio, hard work, alcohol as protection against sickly
> water. I don't know the history of that time.

Work songs were very important too. In an age before machines heavy
objects requiring more than one man to move moved faster better if the
tugs/pushes were in time. Work songs helped this to happen, a supervisor
would have known how to lead singing. big thing on sailing ships too.

Go to any camp ground with a guitar or two and sing popular songs and a
crowd will gather and sing with you... doesn't work so well if everyone is
in their RV with satellite TV going. Singing is a normal part of being
human... that computers are made without music (and other art) being the
most important consideration is odd.

Len Ovens

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