The Current Trend In Popular Music ... (Page 3)
medic17: Music has hit the shit since the 1980s and the synthesizer. People didn't have to learn to play instruments anymore as one keyboard would do. The album disappeared. It became all about having one hit. The rest of the songs sucked for the most part. Most music today is computer generated nonsense; not talent goes into it. Lyrics today...largely laughable. True musicianship is sadly a dying artform.
I was actually VERY specific.
Here's the first paragraph of this thread, which describes the premise:
The current trend in popular music ... is using a lot of different instruments that are "unconventional" for rock music (not guitars, keyboards, etc.). It doesn't matter that the people playing these different instruments have no real ability to actually play them. It's more about the IDEA of playing these instruments than the actual playing of them. It's more about what it LOOKS LIKE to play them than to actually play them. And if they can actually coax a note or two out of those instruments, so much the better, but the actual sound isn't really all that important.
The original premise had nothing to do with "culture." If it will make you feel better, I wasn't specific about which corner of the world the "popular" music I was referring to originates.
(I see you're using multiple profiles again to pretend to be more than one person in agreement with each other.)
medic17, "true musicianship" is a bit of an ambiguous term. I think of that as meaning a set of skills that don't come easily, skills that require time, intense study and effort, devotion to practice and rehearsal, individual virtuosity, etc., things like that. These sorts of skills are the backbone of so-called "classical" music and jazz, and are much less prevalent in pop music. But for a while, about a decade and a half, beginning in the mid-Sixties, there seemed to be a growing interest in artists with that sort of musicianship. Then Punk came along. And MTV came along.
And that was that.
Thankfully, there still is pop music being performed by those with "true musicianship." But you're right that music with amazing musicianship has essentially become marginalized. I don't think it's exactly a "dying artform." There will always be a niche-market for people that want to be dazzled by music that is both composed, and performed, with a high degree of technical proficiency.
memberX: The music industry is in the most critical point now days, lack of life performances (concerts play able bands) makes no money enough for that profession.
Your personal attacks don't matter a whit to me. Take your best shot, Rabbit ... Henry ... LackMe ... dudesurfer ... whatever ...
A "butt hurt mood"?
Pot calls kettle black.
My "dumb knock on Singapore"?
Right. On the other thread. With your other profiles. You just busted yourself.
Besides, as you know, I have no "knock" on Singapore ... well, maybe with that weird law against chewing gum.