This actually made me feel a little ill. Whilst I agree with some parts (winds need to breathe, effects don’t really need all the notes written down unless it’s important, etc etc), the rest of it sounded like this guy had a bad run-in with a composer and now thinks we’re all like that.
What frustrates me is he’s telling people in a profession that requires you to express yourself, to tone it down.
Unfortunately this guy is quite prominent here in Aus…
So apparently in the Vietnam War, the Americans had some soldiers designated as musicians, who wore massive backpacks of speakers that initially blasted patriotic music, but when the war escalated, the music shifted to horrific sounds reminiscent of murderous whales.
If you go on reading, you will see that minor can have some different characters - not sadness only. Enjoy reading. Bernd Willimek
Yeah sure, I was just commenting on the first question. The emotion comes from intervals more than the key, right? I know plenty of pieces in a major key that sound sad, but only because they emphasize the minor 2nd/3rd. If anything, keys are just a way of organising said intervals in a way that doesn’t sound nuts and the bigger question would be ‘why do certain intervals sound sad?’ I have a rough idea of the answer, but that would be an interesting question to explore.
If you want to answer this question, there is the problem, that some minor chords don’t sound sad. The solution is the Theory of Musical Equilibration. It says, that music is not able to transmit emotions directly. Music can just convey processes of will, but the music listener fills this processes of will with emotions. Similar, when you watch a dramatic movie in television, the movie cannot transmit emotions directly, but processes of will. The spectator perceives the processes of will dyed with emotions - identifying with the protagonist. When you listen music you identify too, but with an anonymous will now.
If you perceive a major chord, you normally identify with the will “Yes, I want to…”. If you perceive a minor chord, you identify normally with the will “I don’t want any more…”. If you play the minor chord softly, you connect the will “I don’t want any more…” with a feeling of sadness. If you play the minor chord loudly, you connect the same will with a feeling of rage. You distinguish in the same way as you would distinguish, if someone would say the words “I don’t want anymore…” the first time softly and the second time loudly.
This operations of will in the music were unknown until the Strebetendenz-Theory discovered them. And therefore many previous researches in psychology of music failed. If you want more information about music and emotions and get the answer, why music touches us emotionally, you can download the essay “Vibrating Molecules and the Secret of their Feelings” for free. You can get it on the link:
Thank you person! Interesting read, but I’m going to ruin your opening thing by saying ‘minor keys don’t sound sad’.
I believe I’ve mentioned this to my followers a few times before, but it’s primarily the intervals that evoke an emotion, not the key. Then I’ll go on about something similar you said, in that this is due to society’s influence and the world we live in.Music is given a purpose by us, not we take purpose from the music.
But yeah, if anyone fancies a nice big read, then have a look.
(not sure why this is in my inbox, but whatevs, it was a message and I got excited)
I made this months and months ago. It was meant to be the start of a big album project, but I don’t have time for that anymore. I’m sure there’s a joke in there somewhere… So, just decided to release it for free. Enjoy!
Another test of the script and samples for our upcoming guitar library. The samples still need a few tweaks (such as panning and that little buzz that crops up in the E, removed that in all but velocity 2!) but overall, sounding promising!
Heyo. If you do get V8P would you mind posting a rundown of it? I'd like to hear a user's opinion before sinking in that kind of money myself.
Well it’s $1200 for the 2 mic version and $1800 for the 8 mic version, plus some free dlc in the future, so I don’t think I’ll be getting it anytime soon. I like how dlc has transcended to sample libraries now.
For the majority of my childhood, faggots were a savoury dish. They were a bit like a haggis: the ingredients sounded gross, but they were actually amazing and delicious, especially with mashed potato, peas and gravy.
Makes me sad that it’s become such a hostile word now.
(no idea why I felt like saying that, but all the anger on my dash just reminded me of food for some reason…I guess said word still rings with the former definition for me.)
wtf I keep getting scholarships out of nowhere!! I just got a $3,000 from the music department, and again, I have no idea why. asdasogvdfjgzd;ofdbvdfzo;jvn
NICE, congrats! Was it for anything in particular, or just a generic one?
I think it’s just a generic one? Like I said, I have know idea. I probably had to have done something for them to give me that money. But I did receive another one not too long ago for composition. Hey not complaining though. =P
Aww man, I wish composition scholarships existed over here…
What's your plan on handling all the guitar chords?
Oh, that number doesn’t include guitar chords…we’re doing them at a later date and plan to implement a ‘make your own pattern’ engine by using recorded samples as building blocks instead of just one continuous sample of strumming played.