Tuesday, October 22, 2013 8:19:56 PM
You're missing the point, skullgrin. I don`t care how you make music. A bongo is a simple instrument, but can make music. It`s the fact that stitching together samples and talking over them is not music. Like I said, it`s "Street Poetry" at best. To again use the same analogy: If I turn on the faucet, just enough that it drips, does that make me a musician? If some kid hears the dripping and starts to dance to it, does that suddenly make it music? And... if the media pushes and advertises the living crap out of the dripping faucet dance, does that suddenly make it a phenomenon that is worthy of attention? In the end, it`s still just a dripping faucet.
Tuesday, October 22, 2013 10:20:55 AM
*sigh* I never said that. What I was saying was that manually producing sounds through an instrument is not what defines music. The ability to make these sounds manually is known as a talent. It is the placing of sounds together in a way that is pleasing that defines music. It does not matter how those sounds are produced. One does not need an instrument to make music. I'm not trying to take away from the talent required to do so however. My point is that just because it is easier to make music today it does not mean that it is not music. To say that pushing a number of buttons in a sequence is not music is no different than saying playing an electric keyboard is not *real* music...but you wouldnt say that now would you? Please, reconsider your career choice before its too late.