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Am I really the only one who composes rock music? i have found at most 2 songs one hear that are some sort of rock. the rest are orchestral. I'm not saying orchestral is bad but I'm saying be different.

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Sorry On the header page the date doesn't show I missed it on his post page

Regards Bob Forrest



Rodney Carlyle Money said:

Guys, his post was from 2009! Why in the world are y'all responding to this?
It's all good.

An old thread, sure, but still an interesting topic.  

I'd imagine there are probably quite a few of us here that compose rock.  I do rock, jazz, country, hybrid, electronic, industrial, weird goth-y stuff that i don't even know how to classify, even started a rap project with a local rapper.  Life's too short for one style of music.  

As far as looking down on punk, well, this is a polite forum so i'll try to contribute appropriately.  I will concede that there is a lot of bad punk rock floating around.  Always has been, always will be.  Even some of the more famous punk bands are not good musicians at all, but that's not the entire genre.  It's just a much more raw and emotion driven style.  If you don't feel it, you don't, and that's fine.  Not all things have to speak to all people.  I think if it were a painting style it would be along the lines of cubism is or something similar.  An outsider could easily call it simple on a technical level, but that doesn't make it a lesser form of art.  

Although i will admit, the hardest part of being in a punk band is the conditioning.  Gallup strumming for an hour long set can take a bit out of you.  

Crap, man, I'm old enough to remember when Oingo Boingo was considered punk/new wave... and we know who came out of that group, right? That's right, our old lesbian, himself, lol. And you are so right about the conditioning thing, and not just for the guitarists... 250 quarters per minute going bap BAP bap BAP bap BAP (kick drum on every quarter...) on the drums will wear you out. 

Chris Carman said:

An old thread, sure, but still an interesting topic.  

I'd imagine there are probably quite a few of us here that compose rock.  I do rock, jazz, country, hybrid, electronic, industrial, weird goth-y stuff that i don't even know how to classify, even started a rap project with a local rapper.  Life's too short for one style of music.  

As far as looking down on punk, well, this is a polite forum so i'll try to contribute appropriately.  I will concede that there is a lot of bad punk rock floating around.  Always has been, always will be.  Even some of the more famous punk bands are not good musicians at all, but that's not the entire genre.  It's just a much more raw and emotion driven style.  If you don't feel it, you don't, and that's fine.  Not all things have to speak to all people.  I think if it were a painting style it would be along the lines of cubism is or something similar.  An outsider could easily call it simple on a technical level, but that doesn't make it a lesser form of art.  

Although i will admit, the hardest part of being in a punk band is the conditioning.  Gallup strumming for an hour long set can take a bit out of you.  

Orchestral and Rock are certainly not self-excluding. Random example: Uematsu Nobuo's main influence for One Winged Angel (certainly one of the more memorable Final Fantasy compositions) was Jimmy Hendrix's Purple Haze. And it does look like they're having great fun on stage!

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