Originally Posted by PleasantNoise
There are people out there who can sit with one instrument, and make it seem like everything you know about music is just a tiny fraction of what's out there. People can certainly make music seem infinite, Our reach is limited only by our life spans and determination really.
I play some metal, and some jazz, and I can tell you, that choosing a style of music to play will only limit someone who chooses to let it limit them, others choose to just play Music, and enjoy playing music, metal doesn't have 'set rules' as such, it has many stereotypes, cliches, themes, structures etc. but it is not limited to them.
When I say Degeneracy within bands is out of becoming set in one mindset, I'm saying that the band will get so used to the music they play, and how they play it, they will start drawing influence from themselves, and become trapped in playing the same thing.
Oh yeah I would definitely agree with your third paragraph!
Well there is got to be, maybe not rules, but an etiquette to wear to be classified as "metal"...
I don't think no one has "Music" completely, or does just play Music... they use patterns, chords, time signatures, all of which makes up for an ultra-limited, already defined, set of words and rules to make sentences that sounds harmonious and good in a human, psychoacoustic interpretation, kind of way... You can't deny that there are rules, you just don't go around putting notes of any value anywhere after your clef. Artists as we know them make a melody, a rythm, a beat, a phrase, a mood, stuff that has very little extension and that is very confined in the world that is Music. Most of the music that gets produced everyday circles around a very small ground of pixels on the super HD screen that is music. Yes there will always be stuff to be impressed about and to make you realize that the more you know the more you realize you do not know much; but both popular popular artists and those who will redefine all you knew about music are never too far some that group of pixels.
I keep on thinking people are not doing complete inventions from scratches, these days with Music, and are only making salads and mixes of the ingredients they already have or know about. Creativity is more about the audacity and boldness to associate/connect two ideas that no one would have ever thought of connecting together, than inventing a new primary color.
Edited by devouringone3 - 5/28/12 at 4:09am