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Frownland 01-04-2017 06:32 PM

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Originally Posted by 1blankmind (Post 1791335)
You really think jazz emits emotion well? I'm not a fan of it, but I always felt it didn't do to well with emotion.

You probably just don't know enough of it. Technically, jazz is 100% emotion. The song Strange Fruit is probably one of the more classic examples as it's so moving.




Neapolitan 01-04-2017 06:39 PM

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Originally Posted by 1blankmind (Post 1791335)
You really think jazz emits emotion well? I'm not a fan of it, but I always felt it didn't do to well with emotion.

Depends what kind of Jazz you are listening to like Free Form, or Cool Jazz etc. etc. daddy-o.

Autumn Leaves was 50s movie starring Joan Crawford. It was original called "The Way We Are" but the movie had a name change to ride on the coat tails of songs success and popularity. The movie uses Nat King Cole's version. I thought Stan Getz did a very emotional rendition on saxamaphone.

Stan Getz-Autumn Leaves

djchameleon 01-05-2017 12:00 AM

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Originally Posted by Frownland (Post 1791326)
#1 selling CD of 2016 was Mozart. Relevant.

Yeah, for a 200 CD box set that kind of artificially inflates the numbers.

If you said that Mozart was the most streamed artist of 2016 then I would say it is relevant.

Frownland 01-05-2017 12:04 AM

Blah blah blah blah music goes so much further than the charts blah blah tenderized horse flesh blah it's not the 80s dude blah blah whack whack whack you don't know what relevant is babble babble what was once niche is now accessible to everyone not just tiny local scenes like it used to be blah blah. Blah.

Blank. 01-05-2017 12:11 AM

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Originally Posted by djchameleon (Post 1791438)
Yeah, for a 200 CD box set that kind of artificially inflates the numbers.

If you said that Mozart was the most streamed artist of 2016 then I would say it is relevant.

I think the fact that it sold 6250 units still says relevant. It costs 550 dollars on ebay. That's a good chunk of money. And if 6250 people had the money to spare, I'm sure an even larger number of people wanted it but couldn't afford it.

djchameleon 01-05-2017 03:38 AM

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Originally Posted by 1blankmind (Post 1791441)
I think the fact that it sold 6250 units still says relevant. It costs 550 dollars on ebay. That's a good chunk of money. And if 6250 people had the money to spare, I'm sure an even larger number of people wanted it but couldn't afford it.

Basically old people wanted it meaning they could afford it/fans. The genre overall still isn't popular in comparison to other genres. The question posed in the OP doesn't talk about if there are or aren't still fans of classical music. Clearly there are and I'm one of them. The question is more about classical music's presence outside of the fans and it being shoved at music theory students faces.

I have also admitted that it does have it's niche audience and of course soundtracks come into play but when you compare them to other genres there is no way that you can say they are on the same level.

Frownland 01-05-2017 04:02 AM

#assumptionville
#bitchitsjustaspopularasseveralgenres
#youredeadwrongdeejjjustacceptit

Victor Frankenstein 01-05-2017 06:21 AM

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Originally Posted by The Batlord (Post 1791325)
The fact that you're reduced to talking about movie soundtracks that 99% of the audience don't care about cause they're busy watching the film is kind of evidence that it's not relevant.

Well I'm not so superficial, but you know, a movie without a soundtrack is a half movie.

Vinnie 01-06-2017 06:12 AM

A very good music soundtrack can make a movie even better. I like to listen to classic (movie) music when I'm studying. :)
The advantage of most classic music is that there are no lyrics, which is an advantage while you study.

djchameleon 01-06-2017 08:35 AM

I used to do that. The studying thing but you can do it with any instrumental music. It doesn't have to only be classical music.


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