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Old 01-24-2008, 05:19 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default PROGRAMMING / SEQUENCING - are thet really music making?

Noticed in another thread about what instruments folk played that a few said "Sequencing" or "Programming".

To me that's not playing an instrument, or making music, it's something a mentally-challenged chimp could do, there's no soul or feel involved, and all the patterns are generally set in stone once done

Thought I'd stir the pot and see what those of us who play REAL instruments, and strive every day to get better at what we do think.
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Old 01-24-2008, 12:45 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I am a bass Player and I also do Programming. Unless you have a chimp with a degree from Harvard , programming is a bit difficult. Would I rather play bass? yes, but I wouldn't give up programming.
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Old 01-25-2008, 04:10 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I dont see why anyone would rather sit down at a computer or whatever and digitally "assemble" music, which I would think is no fun at all, than play an instrument and make REAL music, and gain REAL musical talent, which is definitley fun. I play four intruments, and have been involved in REAL music for over eight years ( im only 14), and I would take the bassists and guitarists over the computer technitians anytime.
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Old 01-26-2008, 12:56 PM   #4 (permalink)
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You can do thousands of thigs that are physically impossible, manipulate sound to an unheard of degree with almost unlimited flexibility, and all you're worried about is if its 'really music'?

I think your priorities are out of whack if the most important thing to you isn't the sound you're making. Try making a piece of music sound like The OCRemix Mario Paint Remix 'Intense color' on a 'real' instrument.

Then listen carefully to that piece of music and tell me its not well made.

And dont claim the 'remix' argument either. That remix is almost in a world of its own compared to the original.

Besides. Just because something is music doesnt mean it needs musicians. Many composers, for example Yoko Kanno, who is almost unnaturally talented, has composed many pieces of beautiful music while not playing a single instrument beyond her keyboard, and so have many others.

Hell, Joe Satriani wrote the song 'Midnight' on nothing but A blank stave. He didn't even have his guitar with him at the time. He had to learn to play that song AFTER it was finished.

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Old 01-26-2008, 01:08 PM   #5 (permalink)
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I find most people who complain about electronic music isn't 'real' still wish it was the 70s and bands like Led Zeppelin were still around.
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Old 01-26-2008, 01:13 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Bands like Led Zeppelin ARE still around. They're just filled with idiots or wrinkly old men who have nothing to add to the musical world whatsoever except old rehashes of things.
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Old 01-30-2008, 12:14 AM   #7 (permalink)
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How is music made on a computer not real music? ._.

I personally don't have enough money for a drum set or a saxophone or the plethora of instruments I'm able to use while creating music on a computer. ._.

I only have an electric guitar and a keyboard for real.

I can use every instrument on computers, and it sounds real sop what's the problem?

It's perfectly playable with real instruments anyway.
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the second you can add the emotion jimmy page can put into his guitar into a programming riff then its music... considering thats impossible... pushing buttons isnt makign music
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Old 02-03-2008, 09:44 PM   #9 (permalink)
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i guess you should tell that to all great pianists... moron
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Old 02-03-2008, 09:46 PM   #10 (permalink)
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I find most people who complain about electronic music isn't 'real' still wish it was the 70s and bands like Led Zeppelin were still around.
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the second you can add the emotion jimmy page can put into his guitar into a programming riff then its music... considering thats impossible... pushing buttons isnt makign music

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