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ONE DEVICE FOR CREATING ABSTRACT MUSIC

Charles Gacsi (42523) · [archive]
Style: Other · Level: Expert · Tempo: 120
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I have added some additional thoughts and definitions because what was presented in the lesson may be not what the viewer thought the lesson would be about.

Definition of abstract from the dictionary.

1. thought of apart from any particular instances or material objects; not concrete.

2.expressing a quality thought of apart from any particular or material object; as, beauty is an abstract word.

3. not easy to understand; abtruse, hence.

4.loosley, theoretical; not practical.

5. In art, characterized by design or form that is geometric, or otherwise not representational.

A friend had written me about this lesson and thought it was "muddy" or unclear" and they were correct.

It is an abstraction. The rhythm was random selection of rhythmic values. What was presented was one method, or an approach, to composing abstract music

A person might wonder why even do it?

Dali, Klimt, Van Goh, and other painters did some of the same things in art. Stravinsky and other composers have done similar things in music.

Ever seen modern art? In some instances, it might seem that the person was out of their mind. It is a way of reaching out for something different.

I could have developed the example further, but I didn't want to spend the time.

People with that type of stuff ticking around in their brain may use the lesson as a means of expressing themselves

For a lot of us, it may not make any sense.

I can stand about 15 - 20 minutes of the stuff and then I need a release as well.

The last two measures of the music reminded me of some of the "younger set's" musical ideas.