[Dixielandjazz] A Simple Way To Define Our Kind Of Music

Stan Brager stanbrager at gmail.com
Mon Oct 29 03:15:43 EDT 2018

>From what you've expressed, I understand that you find musical pleasure in a personal feeling for some forms of music. There is nothing wrong with that.

On the other hand, there are others who appreciate the flow of more forms of music as well. My personal experience has been to appreciate these other forms of music as well. It's taken time and critical listening to get to that point. To be honest, there are some works of music which I do not like.

When many of the modern composers have presented their music, they were panned. Yet, after listening to a piece for a time, a person can learn to appreciate it.

What, after all, is music or art?

Stan Brager

-----Original Message-----
From: Steve Voce [mailto:stevevoce at virginmedia.com] 
Sent: Sunday, October 28, 2018 9:49 AM
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Subject: Re: [Dixielandjazz] A Simple Way To Define Our Kind Of Music

It seems like a very laboured way of saying "hot".

Steve Voce

On 28/10/2018 15:22, Dan Spink wrote:

	I have never authored an original email to this list. I hope your readers find this interesting. All of the years I've played piano in different bands I've noticed that the music I truly love can be easily categorized harmonically and rhythmically--but I've never seen anyone comment on this idea. Maybe the list mates have some opinions: 

	The music I love I call "emotional" music which I contrast with "intellectual" music. The first is harmonically centered on triads and sevenths with a clearly "felt" two-beat or four beat. This includes Dixieland, folk, church hymns, Rock, and even Classical. The opposite I see as dissonance focus and a steady but not easily felt four beat. I was playing in the Fifties when I sensed the split in "Jazz". I do not wish to offend anyone, but I do not like Bebop or what could be called "Modern Jazz" with so many complex, dissonant chords I can't tell them apart sometimes. 

	My bias may not be appreciated but I respect musical skill in any genre.

	Any comments from anyone?

	Dan Spink


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