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  • Well, very nice. 

    although 4'33" would be more satisfying..

    I don't want to get Cagey about it but what IS atonal music?

    I thought it was all them scales and arpeggios that you wuz sentenced to practice to atone for the wrong notes you played in concert. It was a way of saving the truly professional musician, like a real professional, threatened with being struck off for wrong notes, missed entries and throwing rotten fruit back at the audience. 

    Have I got it wrong?

  • Well by golly y'all got the start of country song yourself there!  But be careful around here asking 'what is atonal music' though cuz we had a thread here on that subject a while back and it did go on and on and on.

    Reply by Dane Aubrun 10 hours ago

    Well, very nice. 

    although 4'33" would be more satisfying..

    I don't want to get Cagey about it but what IS atonal music?

    I thought it was all them scales and arpeggios that you wuz sentenced to practice to atone for the wrong notes you played in concert. It was a way of saving the truly professional musician, like a real professional, threatened with being struck off for wrong notes, missed entries and throwing rotten fruit back at the audience. 

    Have I got it wrong?

  • This is absolutely hilarious!  Thanks for sharing it, Ingo.  And, Dane, your reply also had me in stitches. :)

  • Thanks Ingo,

    This is pretty funny.

    So just for the fun of it, here's a bunch of probably useless information. Though folks on a composers' forum might be interested in. 

    The folks in this video are not hillbillies. The related genres are: hillbilly, bluegrass, traditional country, and new country. They are all very different. Within each category are stanch supporters that don't like the other forms. As well as those who embrace all four. The group in this video uses a traditional bluegrass instrumentation. Traditional country might use the same setup, but the music would be different. It's a little slow for a bluegrass song. But funny.

    And then there is a bluegrass group doing this kind of thing:

    Not atonal, depending on your definition.  

  • Great video Bob!  And thanks for the info on indigenous American art forms, but where does AC-DC fit in? No matter I like it. Thanks for posting.

  • The Washington Post's classical music critic profiles "Merle Hazard," the singer in this runaway bluegrass spoof: https://www.washingtonpost.com/entertainment/music/who-wouldve-thou...

    Perspective | Who would’ve thought a bluegrass spoof of atonal music would take off on YouTube?
    The man behind Merle Hazard and “(Gimme some of that) Ol’ Atonal Music.”
  • Good story about "Merle" and his bluegrass career, thanks for posting Chris!

    Reply by Chris Walton yesterday

    The Washington Post's classical music critic profiles "Merle Hazard," the singer in this runaway bluegrass spoof: https://www.washingtonpost.com/entertainment/music/who-wouldve-thou...

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