So you want to know about music eh? Then watch!

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  1. Phil47uk

    Phil47uk Senior Member

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    Yeah, personally I think it's probably one of the best documentaries ever made about music simply because of Howard Goodall's simplistic and enthusiastic approach which encompasses all genres of music and instruments.

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  2. mudfinger

    mudfinger Thanks for the memories. V.I.P. Member

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    Thanks for posting those. Just finished watching 'em from start to finish, good stuff. I really liked the bit about the pentatonic scale being hardwired, and its universal application in ancient music. That would help explain my enduring fascination with it, mebbe. The historical references in general were fascinating. :applause:
     
  3. Phil47uk

    Phil47uk Senior Member

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    That's why I always advocate a little bit of theory can go a long way.

    It always makes me laugh when you hear these characters who say "Knowing any music theory cramps your style man".

    When what they really mean is ' I don't have a bloody clue as to what anyone is talking about and can't be bothered to do anything about it anyway.' :laugh2:

    Mind you, having some knowledge of musical theory doesn't necessarily mean you are a better player than someone who doesn't by any stretch of the imagination, but if you already play fairly proficiently, it can open up many other interesting avenues too.
     
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    rullian Senior Member

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    I seriously love this post. Phil47uk is the man. You're one of the reasons MLP is so great. :thumb:
     
  5. Phil47uk

    Phil47uk Senior Member

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    Thanks rullian, but I'm afraid all I did was to merely point people in the direction of this great series.. The real credit goes to Howard Goodall. :dude:
     
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    L60N Senior Member

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    Loved it the first time, may go back and watch it again!
     
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    rullian Senior Member

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    Of course, of course. But I didn't know about it till you posted it - all in one place. :thumb: One thing about the internet is that there's so much stuff out there that it's hard finding the jems like this series. The vids are really well done - the concepts are explained in a way that is easily understood - not an easy task when you're talking about intervals, modes etc. Again - you the man. Here's another thumbs up for good measure: :thumb:
     
  8. mudfinger

    mudfinger Thanks for the memories. V.I.P. Member

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    I tend to think of music theory in the same terms as money; it's only important if you don't have any. :laugh2:

    I'm one of those guys who usually responds to questions about my guitar playing with snarky answers:

    Q: "What scale were using in that song, dude, the lead sounded cool."
    A: "The same scale I use in every song. Chromatic. Just left out the notes that didn't fit the tune"

    But the truth is, when I was 15, 16 years old, when I was in high school jazz band, the instructor took an interest in my playing, and very cleverly and slyly connected what I was playing on guitar with music theory.

    Him: "You like that Jimi Hendrix riff at the opening of Foxy Lady, dontcha? That's the devil's chord."
    Me: "it's the WHAT?"
    Him: "The devil's chord. (walking over to chalkboard) It's like this, see..."

    Brilliant teacher. Mr. Foster. I owe that guy an awful lot. :thumb:
     
  9. Phil47uk

    Phil47uk Senior Member

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    Yeah, I think every school in the western world should have that set of vids in it's music department. :dude::dude:
     
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    Phil47uk Senior Member

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    You hit it on the head mudfinger.

    'The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires'

    Ah,the dreaded tri tone. 'Diabolus in Musica'.. :laugh2:
     
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    Awesome awesome vids! Anyone who hasn't watched them yet is really missing out. What a super easy way to get a bit of education. Thanks!
     
  12. Phil47uk

    Phil47uk Senior Member

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    Hi pants,
    Yes isn't it great that there is a series about music one can watch, whatever musical genre or era you are into, or for that matter whatever instrument you play and not get bogged down out of shear boredem from heavy theory.

    So many guitarists are just so blinkered by the mere fact all they ever tend to listen to musically is just guitar related stuff over a thirty year span.
    There are just so many influences we can learn and glean fresh ideas from over the centuries and seeing how the music of today evolved.
     
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    3rdstone Senior Member

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    You posted the whole series Phil. Bravo! :applause:
    Guess I missed this, but that's what I get for goofing off in other sections of MLP :rolleyes:

    I also think this thread should be a sticky :thumb:

    Cheers

    EDIT Well here I go again, staying true to my sig, I see it's from way back in Feb. of 09.
    This should still be a sticky, so it doesn't drift away again. And here is the series on Bass.

    Bass
    [ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=81N_fMNVFzw[/ame]

    [ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AVhQJZuFUOA&feature=related[/ame]

    [ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VhBHnuiDCBk&feature=related[/ame]

    [ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rgf15YJ2NaQ&feature=fvw[/ame]

    [ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mW_9T25Wgvg&feature=related[/ame]
     
  15. Phil47uk

    Phil47uk Senior Member

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    Great wreckingball, thanks for adding the bass series to the thread.:dude:

    Blimey there' just about everything for everyone in here now.:laugh2:

    There's just one more series to add and I think we'll have the ultimate collection of the history of music for everyone to learn from.
    I thought I'd add this too, as this explains the drastic changes in western music during the 20th century and the massive influence the Beatles had on poular music back in the early 60's...
    Fascinating stuff for all those who have enjoyed the above videos.

    [ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zddh5Vp-ApI[/ame]

    [ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kb5jt6BD3Ik[/ame]

    [ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vLkBCNuiygs[/ame]

    [ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9zaRmBkKp00[/ame]

    [ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=esO-qsmApwQ[/ame]

    [ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ffZQWDDQwWM[/ame]
     
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    Drudeboy V.I.P. Member

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    I popped in here to see if Phil was still alive, and found this. Bloody brilliant.

    Oh and Phil, glad to see you are still alive, the Backstage is in need of the wit of a Londoner in exile in the shire :thumb:
     
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    Mookakian Senior Member

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    As soon as i get a download upgrade, ima sit and enjoy these, thankyou Phil:thumb:
     
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    3rdstone Senior Member

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    Thump!! (For the bassists here) Sticky! For everyone else :fingersx:
     
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    I finally had time to sit down, watch, and pay attention.


    Brilliant!
     
  20. Phil47uk

    Phil47uk Senior Member

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    Hi Drude..
    Yeah I'm still kicking around , but haven't been in the backstage area for months now.. It was doing my head in.:laugh2:
    Glad you liked the series though.. Howard Goodall is the David Attenborough of the music world and makes his subject so interesting without getting bogged down in theory .
     

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