Arpangel wrote: ↑Tue Jun 06, 2023 7:13 am OneWorld wrote: ↑Tue Jun 06, 2023 12:00 am Arpangel wrote: ↑Mon Jun 05, 2023 11:22 pm OneWorld wrote: ↑Mon Jun 05, 2023 11:18 pm Arpangel wrote: ↑Mon Jun 05, 2023 9:36 pm
Building a wall? It’s either straight and level, or it’s wrong.
Making music, well?
Same difference, only 2 kinds of music - good, and krap.
Are you inferring a builder only builds walls? That's like saying musicians can only play a 3 chord trick. They build houses too, and when a house becomes a home, it can have an emotional currency too
We are now defining the role of a builder, a master builder. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CKfTKNp_yUI
You might be, I'm not. Your statement requires some clarification - can you define the roles please? For clarification purposes, I am using an analogy (builders v composers) to illustrate a point, not establishing definitions.
That’s exactly it, the role of a musician cannot easily be defined, compared to a builder, and using this as an analogy doesn’t really work.
Au contrar, beauty is in the eye of the beholder. The role of the music is to create and/perform music, the role of a builder is to create a home, the performance part is living in it - simples. I can imagine there's many a builder who once they have finished a home, done the final mix (of cement of course) they stand back and feel justifiably proud and emotional, and why not, that home could bring happiness, joy, good times and bad, over the years, even 100's of years, as indeed a piece of music can.
Emotion is emotion, it's a moving feast though, some might emote about this, some might emote about that, but at the end of the day, it's still emotion. I don't understand why musicians seem to have this idea that they have the monopoly on it, or why we become so precious about it.
Writing a piece of music trancends many emotions, or none, the inspiration might be happy song, sad song, make some money to put food on the table song, a song where to write or play might be a technical challenge, an instructional tune (eg Bach's 48 Preludes and Fugues) or a combination.
When it comes down to it, who are we to judge on another person's skill, expertise, dedication, pride in what they do. Have I ever seen a bricklayer cry when he/she builds a wonky wall? No, but have I ever seen a bagpipe player cry when he/she blows it, and plays a bum, note.