Since its storming and I cant go down to our inlet down the street:
This has run across my mind several times as I have browsed different forums and this one. Though I only have GPO(and proud of that fact) im interested in what others write with the other things available.
I have run across many arguments regarding what is good and what is not. Some like the movie sound, some like atonal, some like to mix it with popular music, ect.
Personally, I dont like to judge music by "training" or non "trained". In fact I do not really like to judge at all now. People with musical training backrounds(myself included) tend to over analyze everything. Its like we forgot how to just simply listen and let the sound flow thru you. Im guilty of having done this, but I realised how much music became more like "math" and the listening experience diminished. I realise there is a time for study and "now" I realise there is just a time to "listen" without that analytical aspect of me being released. This has made the listening experience joyous again for me.
Its funny how this never changes, people throughout the ages have always been critical of others works. Anton Rubenstien always criticised Tchaikovsky, Tchaikovksy in turn had criticised Wagner(atleast until he heard a live rendition). The circle of critisism especially from trained musicians is an ever un-killable beast. Its funny because it essentially boils down to personal opinion. Either you like it or you do not. I tend to find something interesting in everything I hear. But thats me. I always like to compare it with nature because everything is just simply a vibration. Nature is music to my ears
Whats your opinion(note opinion!) of what is good? Well after my book above lol, mine is anything. There is always something inside of any piece of music that I tend to like. Even rap, the backbone is the beat but if you just sit down and not analyse it, that repititious beat is almost hypnotic. My two cents