The Birth Of The Pop Classical Music Fusion Revolution

In music, fusion means the bringing together or mixing of seemingly different musical genres to create a new musical genre. An example of this would be ‘Celtic Punk,’ where traditional Celtic music would be mixed together with elements from ‘Punk’ music. The new genre title usually tells the story. Often times this comes about sort of naturally and accidentally although bands can deliberately do so to create a new and unique sound or to reach a wider audience. This is also referred to as crossover music. One might think that pop classical music fusion would be quite a reach, but it’s not and here’s why;

What one generally thinks of a ‘Classical’ music is really three or four very different periods of music that stretch back to the sixteen hundreds and before...

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Free The Music

Plato said;

“The introduction of novel fashions in music is a thing to beware of as endangering the whole fabric of society, whose most important conventions are unsettled by any revolutions in that quarter.” 

Well, the guy could have been a record exec. What about a society whose conventions need a little unsettling? I think Plato inadvertently voiced music’s main function. I’m glad I looked up this quote, actually because I hadn’t quite put my finger on it. Music is communication and so you must free the music. It’s interesting that, for so long, people have had different notions of what music and art really are. Many regard it as a pastime; an entertainment, which is well and good because it is certainly that...

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Misunderstanding Lyrics In Popular Songs

Being a songwriter I can’t help but notice lyrics in popular songs I hear so, when people misunderstand lyrics or (just as often) I am misunderstanding lyrics, I find it very funny. I mean, here’s a song that you like and listen to all the time but you are misunderstanding lyrics and that seems to change the song considerably, at least to me. For example this song they play on the radio all the time now where this guy is singing ‘don’t call me daughter.’ That just can’t be right. If those are the lyrics, he needn’t worry on that account. In the first place I don’t have a daughter and, if I did, she wouldn’t be a dude so he doesn’t have to worry about me calling him daughter.

Then there’s that Yes song where the backup vocalists sound like they are singing ‘toast on a stick...

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