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Report, edit, etc...Posted by Centreri on 2007-01-08 at 16:32:54
What kind of music to you enjoy most, based on whether it's in the sad category, whether it's happy or angry. Sad is sorrowful, usually in minor keys and often slow. Angry is usually loud, powerful and can be in either minor or major, or sometimes in no key, while most happy music is regular in volume, not too loud, and is usually in a major key.

I'm not saying all loud music is angry, and I'm not saying that everyone will interpret the same songs the same way - I just want to know what style of musical writing you prefer in a genre-less topic.
Report, edit, etc...Posted by HolySin on 2007-01-08 at 20:09:33
I hope you're joking about volume. Volume has nothing to do with the mood of the music, it does give the feeling of something big or small (trust me, there's a difference).
If you blare "sad" music, it's still going to be sad; if you nearly mute "angry" music, it's still angry.

In all honesty, I prefer "happy" music the most. Sure, we all get angry and sad, but it's not a mood I care to be in. It's much easier to be happy and write music, I find that's when I compose best. Angry music is too easy to lose control on and ends up messy; sad music is perhaps the next best thing compared to happy music, minus the turmoil part and the part where you feel like killing yourself.

Personally though, I like to listen to and make music that touches only every emotion, if possible.
Report, edit, etc...Posted by DT_Battlekruser on 2007-01-09 at 02:26:51
If you blare any music it isn't the original emotion of the music, it's just plain annoying.

I admire sad music because unlike anything modern, it has the capability of carrying infinitely more emotion at a soft dynamic then the endless amplification of modern crap that is so pervasive today. I mean the emotional range of The Firebird is totally beyond just about any non-"classical" "music" written.
Report, edit, etc...Posted by Deathawk on 2007-01-09 at 06:39:32
I don't know if it's actually sad music, but the only slower-tempo music I have is a bunch of songs from Gettysburg. Besides that, most of my classical/film scores/techno don't really seem to convey any emotions.. but they have a fast tempo.
Report, edit, etc...Posted by Centreri on 2007-01-09 at 17:19:46
I wasn't kidding about volume. I'm not saying like everything loud; I'm saying that you rarely see a BOOM BOOM loud soft classical piece meant to be that way. Angry, on the other hand, like in a few of the movements in 'Rite of Spring', is meant to be played much louder. It also depends on the genre of music, though, so don't take that into account too much. French impressionistic music is often happy and very soft/airy. It counts, but not too much.
Report, edit, etc...Posted by Rantent on 2007-01-09 at 19:54:27
I doubt all music can be classified into these three catagories, of which I can say I like music in all three catagories.

And in my oppinion, the better songs have transitions from one feeling to another.
Report, edit, etc...Posted by Mp)Excalibur on 2007-01-09 at 20:04:30
Ive had songs that werent intentionally sad make me cry.

If i could quote Peter Wentz from Fall Out Boy, (regardless of what you think of the music, pete is an intelligent and talented writer) when he responded to a fan asking about what lyrics to a paticular song meant: (as i remember it)
"I kind of dont want to answer this question. These lyrics mean to me might not be what they mean to you. Get your own meaning from it."

I believe that can be said for all music, and based on that and the fact that some songs as Rantent said have transitions in feeling, that although i see the point in this topic, its far too narrow with the options given.
Report, edit, etc...Posted by Centreri on 2007-01-11 at 17:19:48
And in my oppinion, the better songs have transitions from one feeling to another.

Yep. So choose the part you like better. I'm not saying everything fits into these categories. I can't fit any rap songs I heard into any category. Anger, probably; rapists are always angry tongue.gif.
Report, edit, etc...Posted by Ihjel on 2007-01-12 at 08:15:54
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