4 Ways To Improve The Stale Music Industry
- 2010/05/03 21:37:20
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It's not that music sucks nowadays as many people say. If you can't find music you like, you're just not looking in the right place. However, much of the new music has gotten stale lately... Like I said, I don't know much about the finer points of music, drum beats, and chords... What I'd suggest are some simple things:
1. More instruments besides guitar.
Seriously, guitar is sooo overused. I don't understand what everyone's obsession is with guitar. It's fine but... there are so many other instruments. There is a severe lack of other stringed instruments (I'd love to see more violin and cello) and wind instruments (flute, even trumpet and sax). Mix the genres a bit and get some of that blues/jazz sound in with rock. Piano could use more representation too, though I have heard it from time to time. Even strange foreign instruments could be cool. And these other instruments would include using electronic sounds (No, auto-tune doesn't count, stop that). I know it's hard to pull off, but ideally a band would have a full orchestra backing it up.
2. Focus on melody
Yeah... I like having a nice flowing melody.
3. Use voice as an instrument
The voice is an instrument and I'd like to see it used as such. For me, it hardly matters what is being said as long as it sounds good. Use words, even a foreign language perhaps, to make the vocal track work with the other instruments for something unique. Take one from Enya or Imogen Heap and apply it to other genres. It would also be more interesting to have more than one vocalist per band. They should harmonize, switch between each other, and even switch between male and female vocals. It would be awesome. Remember The Beatles harmonizing? It was pretty cool.
4. Break from the traditional pattern
Every single song it seems goes in the same predictable order of Intro - Verse - Chorus - Bridge, or whatever, sometimes with an instrumental solo put in. What's up with that? Can't we mix it up a bit, throwing out this structure altogether? What would happen if it was just long flowing piece? That'd be new and interesting.
There. Those are my ideas I've had floating around in my head forever. Now I've written them out so you can all steal them and get inspired and hit it big. If I had another life to live, I'd get into the music industry, but I'm busy with other things so I'll have to leave it up to the rest of the world to make good music.
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