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Battle of the Bands

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by phat_bass_hed, Dec 24, 2002.

  1. phat_bass_hed


    Apr 8, 2002
    Well, I have had the biggest argument I think I have ever had about Music Styles. I just had an argument with a Pop fanatic, telling me that Pop needs alot more talent than most Rock/Jazz styles. I say pffft to that.

    Now, I'm not here to say that Rock or Jazz are the best types of music out. All people have different tastes. Myself, I prefer Metal/Rock, but I do enjoy playing along with the Girl singers that I know, that prefer to sing Pop Music.

    I would like to hear other bass players thoughts on this.


  2. FretNoMore

    FretNoMore * Cooking with GAS *

    Jan 25, 2002
    The frozen north
    Generalizations suck.

    There's good and bad music in every genre.
    There's simple and complex arrangements in every genre.
    There's simple and difficult bass lines in every genre.

    Disagreements of the kind you describe occur because people don't define precisely what are discussed, and make interpretations that suit their own arguments.
  3. deadweeds


    Oct 28, 2002
    Harbor Beach,MI
    Everything is beautiful...some just don't see the beauty in some stuff that other people do.
  4. FretNoMore

    FretNoMore * Cooking with GAS *

    Jan 25, 2002
    The frozen north
    Also, the categories Pop, Rock and Jazz are so broad they could mean anything, and definitely different things to different people.
  5. CS


    Dec 11, 1999
    Just wait 10 years

    BTW you could try posting misc stuff in the misc forum
  6. jcadmus


    Apr 2, 2000
    I get so tired of this stuff.

    Can't I just like what I choose to like, regardless of what style it is?

    I certainly have styles and types of music I prefer and some I don't care for as much. But I try to keep an open mind about all styles.

    If I didn't, I think I would be missing out.
  7. Ryan L.

    Ryan L. Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Aug 7, 2000
    West Fargo, ND
    this thread is in the wrong forum.

    more suited for the misc. forum.

  8. embellisher

    embellisher Holy Ghost filled Bass Player Supporting Member

    It does take talent to consistently write catchy music that gets stuck in people's heads, and memorable vocal lines that people can't stop singing.
  9. You can have Pop-Jazz and Pop-Rock and Rock-Jazz.

    *jewish mother voice*
    Pop-Jazz, neither a pop nor a jazz. Discuss

    *jewish mother voice off*

    So, it really depends on what your definition of pop is and Jazz is and Rock is.

    Sea and the Cake are a very talented band that plays pop music, not like Britney Spears pop but pleasant bouncy, positive pieces.
  10. Steven Green

    Steven Green

    Jul 25, 2001
    Pacific NW
    The Sea and Cake are cool...