i am a upcoming musician, and i was just wondering . what it is about a musician’s music, that draws your attention ? how does it make you feel , why do you listen to music ? when you listen to a certain type of song , does it make you feel like doing anything different in that moment? is there any songs that made or makes you change your way of living , your thought process? etc etc . ANY HELP OR FEEDBACK ON THIS TOPIC WOULD BE VERY HELPFUL AND MUCH APPRECIATED . OTHER QUESTIONS WOULD BE LOVELY TOO.
As a musician, I like to hear what the performer hears. In classical music, as well as any other kind of music, what you hear is what the musician is willing out of vibrations. I say classical music specifically because that is what I’m trained and immersed in. Each era brings something different to listen for. In Baroque music, it’s how the voices (polyphonically speaking) fit together and how clearly the intricacies of the music are presented. For “Classical” through most of the Romantic, it’s about how the melodies and motives are presented and manipulated. And finally, my favorite, in the 20th century to contemporary classical, anything can happen. It’s magical. I should also mention that I have an “acuteness of the senses,” though I don’t feel mine is quite as bad as that of Roderick Usher. That being said, I’ve known music to cause such an intense experience that it induced in me a seizure. Scary, but also kind of exhilarating. Music is just boss. That’s why I dedicate my life to it.
that is really helpful , i thank the both of you for adding your comments. i also dedicate a big part of my life to music. i believe that music can provoke you to do things you wouldn’t normally do with just the silent tunes of air , and the sweet melodies of your conscious. i believe that music in any genre shape of form , can make a person happy, sad, angry, determined etc. how i see music is a way to communicate with a mass population of people at one time. its like giving a speech with being there. the words you put into music is powerful , it can change a person’s life for the better or it can change it for the worse . i could type for hours about music and how it can effect the population but unfortunately my time is short. so i ask . what is it that draws a person or yourself . to a certain genre or a certain musician, is it their similar experience in life. their morals and beliefs, or maybe just the melody and the beat . the tempo. when you listen does it make you feel any type of way, does it make you want to do something?
Music has the power to alter moods. A striking example is when you are feeling down and you listen to an upbeat tune and you feel good. It also helps you during the bad phases of your life, when you just want to listen to a song instead of discussing the pain with others.
Music is one of the strongest forces in the world. It can motivate and encourage examples can be seen in the body builder banging tunes in his ipod headphones while working out. it can also be seen in the ghettos of america blaring out of car-steroes as a form of indirect peer pressure making youth feel things they normally would not.
@thatofficialguy, you need harmonies good guitar sounds
depends on the genre.
Metal is good because the lyrics are usually about controversial topics like war, religion, etc
Pop is happy happy talk about the things in your life that you can relate to
classical is all about the drop, the rise and fall. The songs usually make you feel epic
Dubstep is about the base and tune. Usually they need to have a good tune. Female singers usually hamonise well with the base.
People want a catchy song, or a song that will make them seem deep, or cool.
Others just want a good tune. I love some dubstep tracks because the tune is incredible,but i also love iron maiden because they have great guitar and vocals.
With Pop you will generally find that people go for similar songs, they dont mind it… they dont seem to notice that they use the same chords or tunes or the same sort of vocals. A pop singer is generally replaceable while metal and dubstep are personalised and are different when done by different people.
Yes i agree with you on that statement although metal can seem a little generalized as with pop, certain forms of rap music and jazz music are my personal favorite but it all depends on the users ear. how he precives the music, music can appear too some as complete meaningless garbage. others as revelations of their inner-self. thats the beauty of music its like art.. all depends on who is paying attention
@thinkalini, @legionofthedamned, @connexion, @natmatken, @jonnyiscool, thank all of you for your help i will take this into much consideration in my next musical masterpieces. one more question , do any of you think that you can maybe, not like hypnotize a person , but make their thoughts and life actions any different? i believe that the word is a mighty thing . you know they say the creator created this whole existence just with his voice. LET THERE BE LIGHT , and their was light…
@thatofficialguy, I think that music should be implemented into psychiatric practices and therapy. It’s one of the most powerful things on Earth and what’s beautiful about it is that we created it. From something as simple as the vibration of particles, we took it and changed it and manipulated it to something that can express emotion, celebrate, mourn, move. As to why some people are certain music, I suppose it’s personal. See I like loads of genres for different reasons. Hip-hop and 90’s dance/hardcore I like because me and my brother used to listen to it playing the PS2. I also used to have a step-dad who had a Jamaican step-dad, so he was brought up with reggae and that influenced my taste in it. Rock came from learning to play the guitar; one day i happened to find a video of Eddy Van Halen playing Eruption and it just blew me away, so my Mom got me an electric guitar for Christmas and that started that. And then there’s the more general things like sound, musical and lyrical content and my mindset. So yeah music has a huge effect on a person, and it can be easy to underestimate it’s power and feed your demons with sad and angry songs, but it can also help you overcome them, and face them.