Originally posted by passacaglia:
Very well said Bruce:
\"Someone mentioned Elfan\'s handicap -- well, he had to fill the hole with Bartek. Lennon/McCartney -- they needed the classism of Sir George to make all their \'Love Me Do\'s\' turn into \'Day in the Life\'s\'. [img]images/icons/smile.gif[/img] \"
Actually, their \"Love Me Do\" songs turned into \"Day In The Life\" because they grew as composers. Martin helped them write down their visions when they needed that. He didn\'t compose for them (it was their idea, not Martins, for the orchestral \"Day In The Life\" sequence, for instance). Etc. Martin\'s contributions were on the production side, not the compositional side, which is what we are addressing. Of course, we can\'t all be geniuses, so again, college can sure help here.
\"And the trick-bag ::: with a proper education in music you aquire a crafty trick-bag. When in a crunch, inspiration river is dry, and your magic ears are deaf ..... to can \'borrow\' from the greats .... bridge the gaps between creativity spurts. \"
Without such knowledge, do you think folks like J Williams reach for the magic Chromatic Mediant (ala Swan Lake Intro) in NUMEROUS dramatic themes .... well .... maybe he just \'heard it\' -- but i suspect he spent some time with the Swan Lake score [img]images/icons/smile.gif[/img]