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What subject do you wish you knew more about?
Posted 6/15/15
I choose economics.
But Sleepy, why ya gotta be so boring?
Well, here's my justification.

I live in a community that must be something like 50, 60% elderly. There are TONS of retirement homes, in-home care services, food and grocery delivery services, and others that are designed to cater to the old folks here. So, my question is, what happens in 10, 20 years when they all die? I'm interested in how, by studying economics, you can predict the monetary flux of a particular location by the population and their statistics.
I wouldn't assume you could. But you totally can.

Discuss!
Posted 6/15/15
History.
I love it. All kinds of it too. But I hate history class. Maybe its because I've had taken mostly American History, and I'm tired of hearing about it.
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game and software design for me although history is infinitely interesting as well. i also would like to learn more about human behavior.
well there is alot of things id like to learn more about i guess i could probably make a list XD
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lots of stuff rly

history, geology, marine biology, gardening, carpentry, car mechanics, plumbing, things that i rather do myself than pay somebody to do
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The "Sea People".
Posted 6/15/15
I wish I was actually good with computers.
Posted 6/15/15
Music, sight reading, musical theory.

If I could sight read, then I could virtually play any instrument... and... play any song xD. Wouldn't be stuck playing Twinkle Twinkle Little Star for an eternity.


Want to be able to play this song some day:

Ave Maria

This is the type of music that really speaks to my soul... and really inspires me. But right now, every time i touch the violin, it sounds like screams of dead people from hell... rofl..........................
Posted 6/15/15 , edited 6/15/15

GayAsianBoy wrote:

Music, sight reading, musical theory.

If I could sight read, then I could virtually play any instrument... and... play any song xD. Wouldn't be stuck playing Twinkle Twinkle Little Star for an eternity.


Want to be able to play this song some day:

Ave Maria

This is the type of music that really speaks to my soul... and really inspires me. But right now, every time i touch the violin, it sounds like screams of dead people from hell... rofl..........................


I'm... almost the exact same. In my case it's primarily music theory and music composition though ~ since, sadly, my eyes are too poor to ever be able to sightread properly, so I have to rely on memory T_T

And, coincidentally, it was Ave Maria that made me start learning the violin- although, it was actually Schubert's version. His Ave Maria is what I wish to be able to play someday. I still absolutely love Gounod's as well though.

So, yea, I wish I knew more about classical composition and music theory.
Posted 6/15/15


Musical theory is the killer of music. It only does so much good, the rest is negative impact.

I'm coming from the part of the music world where you set up a rig in a garage and play loud, because it's fun and you're using music to express yourself. Musical theory tells you that it needs to be perfectly neat, pristine, and clean, and you need to know it all. If you can keep a beat, or write a riff it's no different than being able to write an orchestra.

Jazz musicians are taught how to improv. I think that's absurd. Taught...how to improv? It's like teaching someone to breathe.

Posted 6/15/15 , edited 6/15/15

AiYumega wrote:

Musical theory is the killer of music. It only does so much good, the rest is negative impact.

I'm coming from the part of the music world where you set up a rig in a garage and play loud, because it's fun and you're using music to express yourself. Musical theory tells you that it needs to be perfectly neat, pristine, and clean, and you need to know it all. If you can keep a beat, or write a riff it's no different than being able to write an orchestra.

Jazz musicians are taught how to improv. I think that's absurd. Taught...how to improv? It's like teaching someone to breathe.



That's also why I specified classical composition.

I primarily wish to know more about music theory to have a solid grasp of chord progression, modulation, and development. What I really wan't to learn is classical composition in order to understand the intricacies of the sonata format, counterpoint, fugue composition, etc.

Spontaneity, improvisation, and expression are all important parts of composition ~ even classical composition ~ but they're kind of worthless to someone like me who doesn't know the fundamentals. I've sat hours or days tweaking an accompaniment to a melody only to find out that it just doesn't sound like how I want it to. And i've examined the progression of pieces I like only to be completely baffled by their chord choice.

And, quite frankly, I'm not sure if I could ever learn the type of music I want to compose from your style. I want to make something that sounds good to me, after all.
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It aint worth it if it doesnt come from your heart. I've seen violinists with just as much passion as guitarists, but musicians who take it all too seriously aren't musicians past the word itself.

And yeah, probably wouldnt learn from what I do but thats the point. I'm a trained saxophonist but never use what I learned. Ever.
Posted 6/15/15 , edited 6/15/15

AiYumega wrote:

It aint worth it if it doesnt come from your heart. I've seen violinists with just as much passion as guitarists, but musicians who take it all too seriously aren't musicians past the word itself.

And yeah, probably wouldnt learn from what I do but thats the point. I'm a trained saxophonist but never use what I learned. Ever.


I'm not saying not to compose from your heart 'sigh'

There's a very basic knowledge barrier. I'm not saying I want to robotically compose from formulas. You can think of it like this ~ if you can't understand something, you can't emulate it.

Imagine that you want to be a poet like Shakespeare, well, if you don't know what a sonnet is then that could prove difficult. Or imagine you want to be an artist. If you don't know what perspective is, then that could prove difficult.

You could indeed "figure these things out on your own" but why re-invent the wheel when others have already codified it? You will spend ages trying to catch up to the artists you love because you're handicapping yourself.

Show me what you've composed. If I like it as much as Chopin's Ballades or Bach's Chaconne (individuals that I know where trained in addition to their natural genius) then I will adopt your method posthaste. And, again, I didn't say "if I think it's better", I said, "if I like it as much."
Posted 6/15/15

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AiYumega wrote:

It aint worth it if it doesnt come from your heart. I've seen violinists with just as much passion as guitarists, but musicians who take it all too seriously aren't musicians past the word itself.

And yeah, probably wouldnt learn from what I do but thats the point. I'm a trained saxophonist but never use what I learned. Ever.




Show me what you've composed. If I like it as much as Chopin's Ballades or Bach's Chaconne then I will adopt your method posthaste. And, again, I didn't say "if I think it's better", I said, "if I like it as much."


I dont compose that's what Im saying


Who is going to say their music is better than Chopin? Or a better method than Chopin? Im not. What Im saying is you sound like all the people who make music like math. I'm not sure how we even got here, but that was my point all along.


Loosen up over it. You cant read music but that's fine. Doesn't change anything. Play whatever. Thats the fun of music.
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