December 4, 2014 at 2:50 pm #28377
I like to think of music as showing color and emotion…very much like art. How do you experience music?
I guess this is a rather open ended question, but giving your view on the smallest (tones, intervals,etc) to more complex things (ensembles, progressiosn, etc.) would be interesting.December 4, 2014 at 3:26 pm #28388
Music definitely exudes emotion. I think that’s the whole point of it. It conveys a feeling the composer has & also is capable of invoking it in listeners.
I know when I play, I major goal of mine is to play each with feeling, rather than just going through the motion of playing notes.
I tend to gravitate to minor sounds a lot, & a lot of VI chords used in progressions.December 4, 2014 at 3:30 pm #28390
Speaking of which…I once sat behind a keyboard and just played what I felt…with out really knowing anything about playing the instrument.
Using the minor is such an incredible power…especially with a four chord progression. It can play the strings of your heart :).December 4, 2014 at 3:36 pm #28394December 4, 2014 at 3:50 pm #28403
Now tell me; do you use this emotion and color to determine (basically like using an analogy) a piece of music?December 4, 2014 at 4:10 pm #28406
@quintusvw I don’t understand what you mean. I gravitate toward songs with that type of sound & feel, I guess. And I like to use them as passing tones, & in improv.December 4, 2014 at 4:29 pm #28416
It’s interesting to note this, because emotion and feelings are everything to me, but there is also something else I think. Ere is an intellectual realm that can be opened as well that is pure imagination. If that involves emotion or not I don’t know.December 4, 2014 at 5:31 pm #28425
@alexx I’m sorry. What I was trying to get to is whether you see certain parts of music as a color or a certain interval as sad etc?December 4, 2014 at 7:00 pm #28435
@quintusvw I think everyone sees intervals & certain chord progressions as ways to express a mood in music. They’re ways of getting the audience to follow along where you’re going, OR to get the audience where you want them to be. Especially if there are no vocals, it’s all you’ve got.
@zeitaliesin I’m not sure what ere is. Can’t find a definition for it.December 4, 2014 at 8:19 pm #28442
@allex You certainly are right with that. I’m trying to find a way to express how I see certain music components…in a more general way.
Is that making sense :)December 4, 2014 at 9:03 pm #28451
Music definitely exudes emotion. I think that’s the whole point of it.
I wholeheartedly agree with this! I think *well written* music (with or without lyrics) should have basically the sole purpose of making you feel something emotionally.December 4, 2014 at 9:15 pm #28458
@quintusvw I get the part about emotions and feelings riveting as per the music but what has intrigued me is when you said that you associate it with colours. I have heard some musician friends say that they associate each note with a specific colour. Do you visualise it the same way? Can one teach themselves to visualise music in colours or is it just something that some people have and others do not?December 4, 2014 at 9:19 pm #28460
@mezzo How delightful. Yes, music does have a bit more than just sound to me. Concerning the architecture of these paintings…I’m still trying to find a way to describe it.
Learning it…I have no idea.December 4, 2014 at 9:22 pm #28462
@mezzo I’ve heard that too, mostly in regard to blind musicians though. Not sure that’s something that can be learned, it seems like it would be pretty innate.December 4, 2014 at 9:25 pm #28463