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#1150562 - 01/07/06 03:55 PM Re: What would be a musical torture chamber for you?  
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I went to a performance of the Juilliard String Quartet once, and they played a string quartet by Elliot Carter. It's a form of "musical journalism," and the point of this particular work was to describe the sounds of an orchestra warming up. So the four players were playing completely random stuff, some scales, some random excerpts, tuning, etc. Everynow and then, one guy would be playing something and the others would tag along and play the same thing, and then they'd all break up and play random stuff again....

Not very enjoyable music, IMO.


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#1150563 - 01/07/06 06:30 PM Re: What would be a musical torture chamber for you?  
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I saw this program that studies music on TV the other day and they showed this trick where your mind is illuded into thinking that a note is played in a pitch that's constantly increasing, while in fact the pitch was merely going in circles. I don't know how this worked but my point is that you got the exact same feeling in your stomach as if someone was playing an eternal ascending chromatic scale.

NOW, for a moment this may seem cool and interesting, but believe me after about an hour of this you would undoubtably be on your knees, beginning to be put out of your misery.

#1150564 - 01/09/06 09:45 PM Re: What would be a musical torture chamber for you?  
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Sitting in a white room with huge bose earphones (built so I couldn't take them off) playing heavy metal as loud as possible for all eternity. I think my head would explode after 3 hours though.

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#1150565 - 01/14/06 09:05 PM Re: What would be a musical torture chamber for you?  
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Pop, half of them are untalented, those that are talented rarely sing about anything worthwhile, and some of them can't even perform live so they have to mime, i believe alot of pop is a desecration to music and rapes something so beautiful.

Then again alot of people would say alot about rock which i listen to alot of, Heavy metal, Metal, and rock in general... i just feel theres alot more to identify with in rock.. pain etc... you can have happy upbeat rock songs and then down right depressing rock songs. Pop fails here it always seems to be upbeat and never really comes from the heart or soul it just seems so fake... so false. When a song moves you to the very core of your soul... when it sends shivers down your spine... thats when you have a brilliant song.

By music being raped by the pop scene i mean things like the crazy frog tune, the cheeky girls, the cha cha slide, 'the streets', the black eyed peas, and lets not forget that person who sang "my neck, my back lick my *censored* and whatever else it was" not an exact quote but it got millions of listeners.... oh and the JCB song... if i could kill just one person... it'd be the creator of the JCB song

#1150566 - 01/16/06 05:26 AM Re: What would be a musical torture chamber for you?  
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Originally posted by stuie:
Pop, half of them are untalented, those that are talented rarely sing about anything worthwhile, and some of them can't even perform live so they have to mime, i believe alot of pop is a desecration to music and rapes something so beautiful.

Then again alot of people would say alot about rock which i listen to alot of, Heavy metal, Metal, and rock in general... i just feel theres alot more to identify with in rock.. pain etc... you can have happy upbeat rock songs and then down right depressing rock songs. Pop fails here it always seems to be upbeat and never really comes from the heart or soul it just seems so fake... so false. When a song moves you to the very core of your soul... when it sends shivers down your spine... thats when you have a brilliant song.

By music being raped by the pop scene i mean things like the crazy frog tune, the cheeky girls, the cha cha slide, 'the streets', the black eyed peas, and lets not forget that person who sang "my neck, my back lick my *censored* and whatever else it was" not an exact quote but it got millions of listeners.... oh and the JCB song... if i could kill just one person... it'd be the creator of the JCB song
I agree with all of the above! (the last paragraph in particular illustrates the quallity of music dominating our charts. If anybody hasnt heard any of the examples above, I would recommend that you.......DONT BOTHER!!!

#1640364 - 03/13/11 08:56 PM Re: What would be a musical torture chamber for you? [Re: hanna2222]  
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being forced to play a song that is to hard for me to play for days in front of people who hate it and hate me for playing it.

#1640540 - 03/14/11 06:01 AM Re: What would be a musical torture chamber for you? [Re: pianojerome]  
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Something has gone wrong when a composer decides that the process is more important than the result.

Pop doesn't upset me. At least it's generally served up in quite short chunks :-)

#1640611 - 03/14/11 09:45 AM Re: What would be a musical torture chamber for you? [Re: Exalted Wombat]  
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Originally Posted by Exalted Wombat
Something has gone wrong when a composer decides that the process is more important than the result.

Pop doesn't upset me. At least it's generally served up in quite short chunks :-)

I agree with both points. Pop music is something that can be related to by millions. You don't have to listen to it. Neither do you have to listen to the super modern stuff. I generally don't when it sounds too random.

As for the OP, perhaps you've seen the Farside cartoon where the devil is showing a maestro into a room full of accordion players. The caption, "This way maestro."

#1640951 - 03/14/11 06:03 PM Re: What would be a musical torture chamber for you? [Re: Steve Chandler]  
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Originally Posted by Steve Chandler
As for the OP, perhaps you've seen the Farside cartoon where the devil is showing a maestro into a room full of accordion players. The caption, "This way maestro."


"There ain't no coda" :-)

#1648460 - 03/26/11 05:14 PM Re: What would be a musical torture chamber for you? [Re: hanna2222]  
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The biggest musical torture I could think of right now would be having to listen to that awful "Friday" song on repeat.

#1648596 - 03/26/11 09:13 PM Re: What would be a musical torture chamber for you? [Re: hanna2222]  
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RAP
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#1648725 - 03/27/11 04:00 AM Re: What would be a musical torture chamber for you? [Re: WinsomeAllegretto]  
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Originally Posted by WinsomeAllegretto
The biggest musical torture I could think of right now would be having to listen to that awful "Friday" song on repeat.


I couldn't make it past 30 seconds into that particular song...

And on topic again:

1. Having no fingers
2. Having vocal chords damaged as to cause an inability to phonate.
3. Having to listen to that song "let's get physical" for an eternity. It's bad enough when it shows up on the oldies station even once.


-Piano Instructor since 2008-
#1653155 - 04/02/11 02:08 PM Re: What would be a musical torture chamber for you? [Re: hanna2222]  
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1.) Listening to Rap or Metal Rock for eternity
2.) Listening to Jurassic Park theme for eternity (Long story but took a band trip to disneyland once, rode on Jurassic Park ride, and sat outside it talking to two friends and all we heard was the main theme over and over again! AAAARRRGGGGHHH)
3.) I hope I don't offend anyone with this but listening to John Williams music (is it just me, or do most of his themes sound similar to one another?)
4.) Playing Mozart for eternity
5.) Playing the piece "Four Scottish Dances" for eternity (that last movement is the death of all clarinetists!!!!)
6.) No chemicals to play with (I'm in chemistry and I love this stuff. No chemicals=eternal suffering!!)
7.) Playing and/or listening to the piece "Hoedown from Rodeo" by Arron Copland

and finally, not being able to hear music in my head. that would be the death of me!! cry

Shadow2662
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#1656636 - 04/08/11 12:25 AM Re: What would be a musical torture chamber for you? [Re: hanna2222]  
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Popular Rap drives me bonkers before too long. There's a lot of underground hip-hop that's really unique and interesting, but the radio stuff makes me want to be deaf sometimes

#1658800 - 04/12/11 05:50 AM Re: What would be a musical torture chamber for you? [Re: hanna2222]  
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For me, definitely reggaeton (or w/e you spell it) it's so much worse than Rap.. Rap CAN be okay when it's done as it suppose to. But even worse is ABBA...brrr


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#1664349 - 04/21/11 05:56 PM Re: What would be a musical torture chamber for you? [Re: hanna2222]  
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Having to sit through a grammatically accurate but soulless performance of any classical music really tears my insides. Last year I heard Bach's B Minor Mass that totally and utterly slain by a choir frown


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#1665586 - 04/23/11 10:59 PM Re: What would be a musical torture chamber for you? [Re: hanna2222]  
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I can't take RAP
A new employee was hired last week and took over the radio.
After three days of rap I put the radio on the ground and ran it over with the fork lift.

Dan


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#1672264 - 05/05/11 09:26 PM Re: What would be a musical torture chamber for you? [Re: hanna2222]  
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A world without any music, (but then again, how could I miss something I never heard about ?)
Rap,
Hip Hop,
Bland, uninspired Pop,
Opera,
Country & Western.


In that order smile

John


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#1672299 - 05/05/11 11:34 PM Re: What would be a musical torture chamber for you? [Re: John_In_Montreal]  
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