giovedì 15 marzo 2018

Who's being a Silly Billy?

Is it silly to call music a language?

"Silly Billy!"

Well, I guess you can't really say in Music, "Excuse me, I need to go to the bathroom."


Though, when people say this, they usually are not intending to use the bath.
Language does not always speak directly.

Generally, though not always, a language has four parts. It involves:
  • Speaking
  • Listening
  • Writing and
  • Reading.
Music has all of these.

Music is pretty good at conveying emotions. When I arranged to play the first set at a St Paddy's night party, I told the hostess I'd play some background jazz (not a term I really like, but jazz is a complicated language and quite a few people just don't speak it). She replied that some Irish tunes would be nice. Well, there is a connection there. If people come to an Irish do, they're really going to connect with hearing Irish music.
Music has many dialects.

Songs use other languages to help them make their point.
A lot of languages borrow stuff, or have words in common.
Italian, for example, has words like fantastico, moderato, il weekend (they stole that one), politico, romantico, settembre, fantastico, visitato, illogico and even per esempio (for example). These are pretty easy for an English speaker to understand.
Sometimes the sound of a borrowed word in a song conveys more than its actual meaning.
Paul McCartney's song Yesterday is a good example of this.

It is important for a musician to remember that music is first and foremost a language. Speaking clearly and using phrases are two important things. 

That humorous funny grumpy old guy The Curmudgeon spent a long time in the wine trade.

"I rike rine."
Wine is not a language, though it does put you into a different dialect.
"Ren you grink to mush rine a lot of purple won't runderstrand you."

If wine was a real language, you'd be able to say something like, "Chardonnay. 73 Savignon Blanc Pinot Noir." and make sense.
I don't think so.

Though, TC might argue that wine has a lot of hidden qualties and tastes. Tell that to the pregnant barmaid who he upset a few years ago. Okay, in his defence, she was trying to give the old connoisseur a beer. Maybe she was trying to tell him something?

8 commenti:

THE WINE GUY ha detto...

"Chardonnay. 73 Savignon Blanc Pinot Noir." Ha, ha, ha - yes I know what you mean. Cabernet Sauvignon 96 mulberry wood and magnums.
Or, I know it seems unusual, Alborino peaches 105 acid drop 375 ml - ha, ha.

Got to go to tennis, talk later, ciao (or cherries - hee hee hee).

Richard (of RBB) ha detto...

Let's talk in tennis.
"Ping, pong, ping, pong, pong, pong."

Robert ha detto...
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THE CURMUDGEON ha detto...

Stephen Hawking emphatically denounced 'Heaven' as a fairy tale.
Please give the man some respect.

See this:

Richard (of RBB) ha detto...

RIP Stephen. What a guy!

Robert ha detto...
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Richard (of RBB) ha detto...

Honestly you can stick your version of paradise up your ignorant arse. RIP Mr Hawking,