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Are music's best days now behind us?

No....but there's room for improvement.
No....today's music is just different from what we old folks remember.
Yes.  The best songs have been written and the most innovative guitar solos played.
Yes. There's no $ to be made in the music biz.  Where's the incentive?
All of the above.

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New Poll--Are music's best days in the past?
« on: September 11, 2012, 01:10:52 pm »
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Re: New Poll--Are music's best days in the past?
« Reply #1 on: September 11, 2012, 01:16:15 pm »
A NO BRAINER!   The industry is doomed.

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Re: New Poll--Are music's best days in the past?
« Reply #2 on: September 11, 2012, 08:37:55 pm »
If you don't like what's available I have a suggestion. Write your own songs, and don't forget to figure out the chords, and bassline and then write the charts out too.

It's easy, especially if you have some time on your hands.

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Re: New Poll--Are music's best days in the past?
« Reply #3 on: September 25, 2012, 01:44:10 pm »
Sadly, I have to say music's best days have come and gone. Even new groups or artists that appeal to me are derivative, mining old territory. Hey, there's only so much you can do with 12 notes (microtones included).  :(

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Re: New Poll--Are music's best days in the past?
« Reply #4 on: September 25, 2012, 01:50:51 pm »
Agreed.
Best guitarists have already live.
Best solos already bin play.
We've lived in goot tymes, til now.

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Re: New Poll--Are music's best days in the past?
« Reply #5 on: September 26, 2012, 06:45:19 am »
For many years, it has occurred to me that while technology, communication media, learning aids, and availability of and access to inspirational types of music past and present, from the whole world,  have reached a peak today, the art of popular song writing is nowhere near the high points and standards of the past century...

There are incredibly good and talented singers, musicians, gear, recording equipment, all offering a range of opportunities for great music...to a degree which couldn't be imagined a few years ago....and yet...it just isn't there..

New artists and bands etc  pop up and are proclaimed as the new Beatles or whoever, but they don't sustain, and their huge hits and performances from even a few years ago seem soon forgotten...will they create lasting classic music? 

I don't know!  But I suspect that we have passed a musical/cultural peak in the 20th Century.

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Re: New Poll--Are music's best days in the past?
« Reply #6 on: September 26, 2012, 07:53:34 am »
Not to mention WHO is buying all those geetars that Fender (and others) churn out?

We were 4chewnate to have lived during music's peek.

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Re: New Poll--Are music's best days in the past?
« Reply #7 on: September 27, 2012, 10:39:23 am »
Has all of the best songs been writtend?

Sad to say we are stuck in a "Time Warp" and can't get out. The same could be said for the music of the Big Band era including Jazz and The Blues back to Bach & Beethoven & Brahms.

All music is homoginized and a derivative of what came before it. You put it in a blender and change it accordingly. So be it the evolution of the instruments played. If it hadn't been for Rickenbacher inventing the pickup for the Hawiian lap top we might all be playing lap tops and ukelele's instead of electric guitars with synth sounds so we can imitate woodwinds, or orchestras of brass instruments.

Let's face it The Veneture's origianl "Walk Don't Run" is a derivative and inspired by Chet Atkin's version of the same song which was written & performed by Johnny Smith a Jazz guitarist.

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Re: New Poll--Are music's best days in the past?
« Reply #8 on: April 02, 2013, 08:53:29 pm »
I have to agree that we seem to be stuck. Once rock hit in '55, it was hear to stay. Swing, jazz, country, and so many other forms still exist but all the dominant stuff has some form of a rock beat. I do like a number of relatively recent acts such as Teenage Fanclub, Fleet Foxes, My Morning Jacket, Ben Folds and I think they have a good degree of originality. Tame Impala is great but very derivative of 60's psychedelia and that's probably why I like them. So many others are very derivative.
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Re: New Poll--Are music's best days in the past?
« Reply #9 on: April 02, 2013, 09:53:59 pm »
I live a shelty (or isit shelter?) lyfe here in IL.  I neva herda any of those groops, Marty.

If they're on u toob, please post a few linx in yer nexx postin.

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Re: New Poll--Are music's best days in the past?
« Reply #10 on: April 05, 2013, 10:41:07 am »
Let's not forget 'the perception' from our generation
that today's music (used loosely) can't hold a candle
to the past so people like myself don't even seek out
what's being offered up today.   I simply keep listening
to the 'harkening back' radio stations that still exist. 

Guess the term 'blind & indifferent' applies in a lot of
cases!

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Re: New Poll--Are music's best days in the past?
« Reply #11 on: April 05, 2013, 11:06:28 am »
Tom,

I've tried to keep up with the current music trends and have been getting all of the "NOW That's What I Call Music" CDs.  It's been an eye opener that as the series has progressed, the number of tracks off the CDs that I put on my ipod has steadily gone down over the years.  There are some current artists whose music I like, but much of the more recent stuff I can't even finish listening to.

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Re: New Poll--Are music's best days in the past?
« Reply #12 on: April 05, 2013, 11:14:36 am »
Guess what I'm saying is- like me the
majority simply don't even put forth
the effort.  At least you're more open-
minded despite the results!
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Re: New Poll--Are music's best days in the past?
« Reply #14 on: April 05, 2013, 10:18:41 pm »
OK....thanks for postin. :)