Monday, 26 November 2007

Keep It Simple F.F.S.

Have you ever wondered why are simple songs more popular than coplicated, full of ornatments, hard as hell to play songs?

Well it is very simple (yes you will see that word in this post as many times as possible to make you understand alright?) music isn't about who plays "x" instrument better, or how fast can he/she play it. music as an art is about how well can you express your feelings through that instrument, so when people listen to you, they will know exactly how you feel, even without lyrics.

People like to identify themselves with people who share their same feelings, that's all you need, play a song like that in a baby xylo and people will still sing your tune and everything.

OK complicated songs are cool too. but it is all about adrenaline, you can feel exactly the same in a rollercoaster, don't let chemical reactions in your body fool you.

Want some feedback? Just listen to The Beatles, they are still the best band with the best album in the world and they didn't need their frets in fire ;) i hope this will help you when composing or if you feel you are not good as Wooten or Dave Weckl.

Now playing: The Beatles - Sgt. Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band


Able Answer said...

Hey Javo - thanks for stopping by. I like your post about simplicity in music. I agree with you that the best songs are simple. simplicity is perfection, or close to it. the cover band I'm in plays quite a bit of Beatles
which is cool. I'll be doing a post on your question about gas types. But the question is What do you drive? Some cars require high octane fuel and truly need it to run right. In some cases you actually will spend more $ buying "regular" gas because you won't get as good gas mileage as if you were to be running premium. Take it slow and your blog is killer. Peace - Able

aspiringpianist said...

Thanks for shedding light on this subject! I've always wondered why the simple songs are the most popular. Songs in odd timing aren't your dancefloor, backyard bar b cue, or wedding favorites! Keep making your mark in this wide world of music!!!!