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Miguel de Maria

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RE: What makes a music "good"? (in reply to Pgh_flamenco

A simple theory of art: one "promises" something to the audience, and the fulfills those promises in a surprising way, thus creating maximum satisfaction.

If you start playing, say, bulerias, you are promising things based on what the audience knows about bulerias--say, a compas, a tempo, certain idiomatic strumming patterns and melodies. But if you just straight out play old falsetas and rasgueados, while not bad, you are probably not completely satisfying a contemporary audience.

If you do that, but have tweaked the music some in interesting and creative ways, that is if you have innovated, the listeners will be both satisfied that you are correctly executing a bulerias _and_ will be pleasantly surprised at your new twists.

A performance that is so changed and distant from what the audience conceives of as bulerias will leave them cold. They have nothing to hang on to. But something that is just an exact copy of "the album" will feel stilted, museum-like, dead. The mix of old and new is a matter of taste.

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Piwin

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RE: What makes a music "good"? (in reply to kitarist

I haven't read the papers they're discussing, but this was fun to listen to, in a blowing-off-steam kind of way (starting at 12:30): https://www.verybadwizards.com/199

Apparently if you play a PdL piece sideways and it doesn't sound good, that means Einstein was wrong.
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RE: What makes a music "good"? (in reply to Miguel de Maria

was "Britney Spears in a school dress" already mentioned?
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RE: What makes a music "good"? (in reply to Schieper

Lady Gaga hanging upside down from a trans am roof?

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