Posted on : 29-09-2009 | By : Live Concert | In : Live Music
Tags: Live Music, Music, Today's World of Music
Contemporary media perpetuates all the old styles so that what’s popular now is what was popular 30 years ago. If you are old enough and were around in the 60′s, you’d recall that the 30′s seemed to be an era where the music and styles contrasted greatly with the 60′s. Today in 2008 we hear much of the same that was around in the 70′s as well as all the other eras including now’s contemporary music. This is thanks to the modern day varieties of music media that we have now. might be this surplus of variety is what prompts the “search for meaning in modern music”.
Electronic amplification has made the contemporary sound of electric guitars and drums dominate the sounds of today. PC recording with its click tracks and loops has likewise played a large part in the contemporary sound. The PC software “Band in a Box” and the like lets you build a song with pre-recorded loops and then copyright it as something original. individual ly, as a classically trained pianist and working musician, I don’t like these facets of modern day music.
If you’re a musician, what’s most important is to be creative as an individual whatever it’s you do. Create. Then share what you create. If you make a living at it, this influences how you create, but create just the same. If you just listen to music, you will apparent ly listen to what you want to, and you may find a greater variety to choose from than ever before.
Personally, I have produced 3 CD’s. The 1st one has been original songs produced in a studio. My original premise for it has been to win a lover back to me. Then it became an endeavor to make wonderful recordings of my non-commercial styled songs that likewise involved the new (and married) love in my life. I have made living in music, mostly in academia (community college) and community theater concert and get togethers and marriage s. My other two CD’s are piano solo. One is classical and one is Christmas songs. None are commercial successes, but I make some money from the recordings from downloads all over the world.
Therefore I am trying to make money in other ways. And so I am writing this article!
You may find my recordings at davidstahl.com and cdbaby.com/davidstahl