42low wrote:The best received songs, no mather which styles, are mostly the rather simple ones with great impact. To difficult composed songs don't reach majorities in public. Probably because they wouldn't sound "natural" and "comforting".
Not sure about comforting but there's something about simplicity of expression and musical waves.
42low wrote:It is a part of the art off composing too to reach the most extraordinairy results in a way which remains possible in a relatively easy way.
It's indeed one of the difficult goals. Even if you take something 'simple' like a piano and a flute, there are always ways to complicate matters. Put more piano notes, more chords calculated changes, more flute notes. Imagine with a full band or orchestra.
42low wrote:If you would dig into the most difficult classic compositions you would find out that even all those early composers found ways to reach that, to sound exeptional but meanwhile not strumble wen to play it but to keep it possible. That's exactly why they still are respected as great composers, even hundreds off years later within nowadays standards. They were the first who showed the impossible as possible.
I did not take piano lessons much, but I did take for about 6 months, by a classical pianist who happened to be one of the top mathematicians at that time. And so I worked at playing some simple Bach tunes (that it seems his wife actually composed
) and found out in practice what it means to get simple and to the point.
42low wrote:If you want to learn some music theory, then learn the basics like reading notes, understanding sequences and some other stuff like basic chords. But eventually try to learn those tricks. Don't try to invent the wheel again as other musicians did invent several different ones already.
Well now, this is now where I disagree fully. While I agree that knowing 'tricks' can be useful, I feel that creating (not composing !) music is one fully free activity in which creation should be the prime star.
There's a very good saying about music from drummer and 'creative composer' Christian Vander in the last link I posted in " which song is coming out of your speakers right now?" which summarizes a lot of the intent and feeling. It's after the first piece from the seventies. I'll see if I can take the time to translate it.