Re: The forgotten art of melody
- From: Richard Smol <richard.smol@xxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Mon, 18 Jan 2010 23:06:21 -0800 (PST)
On 18 jan, 13:13, "js" <noth...@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
Once upon a time, people learned the art of songCRAFT by studying the
masters in their genre(s) and performing "cover" material until they felt
they were able to write their own stuff AND that they had something to say.
Now, every jackoff with a drop Db guitar considers himself a "songwriter",
even though he can't play/sing even the most basic material from the most
popular musicians in the genre he's writing for.
in fact it's considered some sort of "sellout" to even aspire to learn
someone else's material - because it would point out their own shortcomings?
Paradoxically, not being able to play someone else's songs does not
automatically mean that you can't come up with your stuff. Writing
songs is simply hard and most people are not good at it. It has to do
with this uncontrollable, undefinable quality called "talent".
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