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Forum: Classical 01-13-2015, 09:15 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 9,168
Posted By Zack
Composing rocks. This is one of my current...

Composing rocks.

This is one of my current works-in-progress.

https://soundcloud.com/zack-cart/greenglass-wip4
Forum: General Music 01-13-2015, 09:05 PM
Replies: 18,285
Views: 1,639,402
Posted By Zack
Grateful Dead were cool guys but a bland,...

Grateful Dead were cool guys but a bland, unexciting band, but "Terrapin Station" is one of the best things to hit the mainstream music scene ever.

Slash is a fantastic musician.

Music requires...
Forum: General Music 01-13-2015, 08:52 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,571
Posted By Zack
D'aaaaw, I love hugs! Have a big one!

D'aaaaw, I love hugs! Have a big one!
Forum: General Music 01-13-2015, 09:39 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,571
Posted By Zack
My apologies, Troll heart. I definitely did not...

My apologies, Troll heart. I definitely did not mean to piss anyone off so much. I aslo didn't mean that it's impossible to be a decent music reviewer without playing an instrument.

In my...
Forum: General Music 01-13-2015, 12:41 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,040
Posted By Zack
I'm stupidly long-winded in conversation. Get...

I'm stupidly long-winded in conversation. Get some alcohol in me, and then ask me a nice, convoluted question, and the conversation takes care of itself for the next thirty minutes, minimum. It's a...
Forum: General Music 01-12-2015, 11:13 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,040
Posted By Zack
The thing is, most self-taught musicians just...

The thing is, most self-taught musicians just plod along playing three-chord strumming guitar, or pounding out bland keyboard arrangements. Most trained musicians plod along playing more complicated...
Forum: General Music 01-12-2015, 09:33 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,571
Posted By Zack
In my experience, there are three basic subsets...

In my experience, there are three basic subsets of music reviewers:

1. The trained musician who knows some basic theory, and some impressive terminology, and likes to discuss music as though the...
Forum: General Music 01-12-2015, 08:49 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 8,989
Posted By Zack
...You'd hate my music then... Um, not to be a...

...You'd hate my music then... Um, not to be a pedant though, but do you mean when an LFO rapidly pans a synth leftrightleftrightleft and gives you vertigo? Because otherwise, any music not recorded...
Forum: General Music 01-06-2015, 09:25 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,040
Posted By Zack
Most teachers I've had have done MOSTLY...

Most teachers I've had have done MOSTLY ear-training, of one kind or another, unless they were specifically teaching a course in Music Theory. And even then, it was about 70% learning to recognize...
Forum: General Music 01-06-2015, 09:19 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,040
Posted By Zack
I was largely self-taught for about 8 years, but...

I was largely self-taught for about 8 years, but then began taking private lessons and studied contemporary music composition in school.

Yes, aural learning is the most important thing I've...
Forum: Avant Garde/Experimental 12-02-2014, 01:04 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,129
Posted By Zack
Yes. That.

Yes. That.
Forum: Classical 11-18-2014, 01:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,280
Posted By Zack
Oh god, that poor Bassoonist in the back...

Oh god, that poor Bassoonist in the back...
Forum: Classical 11-18-2014, 01:26 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,910
Posted By Zack
But see, I could say the same thing about the...

But see, I could say the same thing about the music of, say, Greg Brown, a folk singer-songwriter, really more of a poet. Man can't sing to save his life, but his music is some of the most emotive...
Forum: Avant Garde/Experimental 11-18-2014, 12:11 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 12,797
Posted By Zack
Wow. At least these guys aren't that bad, but,...

Wow. At least these guys aren't that bad, but, depending who's there, it's a pretty dubstep, 90's rock, country, early 2000's hard rock, celtic rock, or gangsta rap kind of crew.

Oh yes, and two...
Forum: Avant Garde/Experimental 11-18-2014, 11:59 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 530
Posted By Zack
P.S. Generally, it's 4'33" rather than 4:33. ...

P.S. Generally, it's 4'33" rather than 4:33.

The first is the notation for an amount of time, while the latter is the notation for a specific time of day.

If you're writing a collegiate paper...
Forum: Avant Garde/Experimental 11-18-2014, 11:55 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 530
Posted By Zack
I think you may have a very difficult time with...

I think you may have a very difficult time with that. Generally, scores (although they come in many, many flavours, at this point) are for conveying information from the...
Forum: Avant Garde/Experimental 11-15-2014, 11:46 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,129
Posted By Zack
Found that quote, about long forms of music and...

Found that quote, about long forms of music and gardens. As advice for how to appreciate Núba, Manoubi Snoussi compared the music to an Arab garden, and said,

"There I will stand and look around....
Forum: Country, Folk & World Music 11-14-2014, 04:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,781
Posted By Zack
You've got to be careful there. Pretty much it's...

You've got to be careful there. Pretty much it's only contemporary popular music and classical Western European Music that uses the concept of a time signature, as such.

Much of North African...
Forum: Avant Garde/Experimental 11-14-2014, 03:05 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,129
Posted By Zack
Definitely! I mean, Mahler's 3rd Symphony is like...

Definitely! I mean, Mahler's 3rd Symphony is like an hour and a half or more, and it's a classic of symphonic repertoire. It's not at all repetitive.

Honestly, I think that monotonous yet...
Forum: Avant Garde/Experimental 11-14-2014, 02:21 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,427
Posted By Zack
George Lewis wrote a lengthy rant about...

George Lewis wrote a lengthy rant about "Afrological" versus "Eurological" musical idealogies, claiming that the terms "indeterminate" and "aleatoric" (among a few others) were attempts to take the...
Forum: Avant Garde/Experimental 11-13-2014, 02:06 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,129
Posted By Zack
No, I assumed anything was fair game, but I...

No, I assumed anything was fair game, but I belatedly realized everyone was discussing, basically, Rock-based musics, with The Flower Kings being about as Out as it got. Just making sure I wasn't...
Forum: Avant Garde/Experimental 11-13-2014, 01:25 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,960
Posted By Zack
That is a wonderful description. And also why he...

That is a wonderful description. And also why he leaves me a bit dry. Not generally a huge fan of vibrato, except for some solo classical pieces. Buuuut. Sun O))) is great. So I will likely listen to...
Forum: Avant Garde/Experimental 11-13-2014, 01:16 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 12,797
Posted By Zack
I wasn't really trying to turn them on to...

I wasn't really trying to turn them on to anything. They asked for it, and I gave them the warning that "it would be Zack Music, not dubstep or country."

But, none of that stuff was particularly...
Forum: Avant Garde/Experimental 11-13-2014, 01:13 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,129
Posted By Zack
Just to clarify, when we talk about long songs...

Just to clarify, when we talk about long songs (In the experimental/avante garde forum) Are we focussing on things that can really be considered songs, and only in a Western blues-tradition sense,...
Forum: Avant Garde/Experimental 11-13-2014, 11:08 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,427
Posted By Zack
Oh, But Ian? I apologize for derailing your...

Oh, But Ian? I apologize for derailing your thread. This is a forum for people to banter about the music they love (or loathe!) not a convention of musicologists and pedants. I think you're...
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