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How Do Cultures Create Good Music Without Reading Music?




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#11 Tyrsonswood

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Posted June 12 2016 - 07:29 PM

Glad you got that all sorted out...


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Posted September 28 2016 - 11:05 AM

I was glad to see the reference to Haitian drumming. It comes from the spirit, the soul and builds. Haitian culture is quite interesting to me.
This is what separates being taught by someone from just learning by yourself. Sure you'll get pointers online or by watching and listening to others, but training can be limiting.
I tried instruction a few years ago and it didn't work out. They taught kids and older women, as they were also.
So it was awkward for me because it was for them.
And now I'm self learning as I go. I played when I was much younger, learned on my own then.
I believe true music comes from within, from the soul. An expression of your true self.
I figure if Hendrix can teach himself then why not anyone else?

#13 Fear The Wickerman

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Posted September 28 2016 - 11:17 AM

I was going to say something, but PR pretty much summed up what I was going to say


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Posted September 28 2016 - 11:27 AM

I think a lot of people, if they were to put aside the ultimate stone of achievement they might find they can attain anything they want to by nothing more than having motivation and an open and experimental mind.

 

Often curriculum leads to more confusion than enlightenment.

 

The patterns that make life interesting are not arbitrary, they are there already before we think/thaught of them.


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Posted October 04 2016 - 11:22 PM

How did you learn to talk before you could read?
By learning the language of language, rather than the rules, but, if you were lucky, you learned from people who had absorbed the rules into their patterns.
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#16 Yggdrazil

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Posted October 04 2016 - 11:24 PM

How did people learn languages before books were invented.



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Posted October 05 2016 - 04:54 AM

Yeah, the question in the thread title is kind of like asking "how did people communicate before they had the internet"
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Posted October 06 2016 - 10:05 AM

How did you learn to talk before you could read?
By learning the language of language, rather than the rules, but, if you were lucky, you learned from people who had absorbed the rules into their patterns.

 

Here is one of my favorite musicians discussing this concept and doing a very good job of putting it very concisely:

 

 

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Posted October 08 2016 - 06:11 AM

Seems to me thatMusic is an International Language that does not require word 


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Posted October 08 2016 - 08:59 AM

Ever heard the saying, "play it by ear?"
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