Author Archives: Yasuharu Nagura

About Yasuharu Nagura

Born in 1989. Musician. Hideout Records Founder & CEO. Latest albums are『bright & solemn』(2019) and『A Message to Aliens』(2019).

Funk

Yasuharu Nagura – Retro Tsim Sha Tsui

 Funk is a music that was completed mainly by James Brown in the 1960s. Rhythm & Blues, featuring a new style of Seoul. It’s a very simple chord progression that repeats forever, with 16 beats as the keynote, and heavy syncopation.

Funk is derived from the Congo language, lu-fuki, rather than the English word “frightened” or “dreadful,” and can absorb sweat and body odor when performing or doing something well. It is a word to praise.

The music is repetitive bass forms, drums that intensify violently on the second and fourth beats of the bar (hi-hat cymbals are closed with these beats, following a clapping beat), with clear melodies. Features simple harmony.

As a result, the sound is closer to gospel music than rhythm and blues.

□A recommended song for Funk

Yasuharu Nagura – Retro Tsim Sha Tsui 

In the current Japanese music scene, there are many bands influenced by funk. This song has a remarkable element of bass-based composition and funk paste. Funk has a long history and affects a wide range.

The “Retro Tsim Sha Tsui” is written and performed by Yasuharu Nagura. It is recorded on December 9, 2017. The photograph is taken on December 2, 2017. The music is inspired at Tsim Sha Tsui in Hong Kong on December 9.

from Tin Hau Trap, released January 1, 2018

Reference

Yasuharu Nagura – Retro Tsim Sha Tsui

https://yasuharunagura.bandcamp.com/track/retro-tsim-sha-tsui

Soul

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 Soul means music with “soul”. Rhythm & Blues, born out of black blues, gave birth to soul music and rock and roll. Rhythm & Blues began to evolve into gospel-based soul music in the 1960s when the stench before that was somewhat weakened.

Soul, soul music is music developed from the 1950s to the early 1960s. Over time, the style of rhythm and blues that has evolved over a wide area has come to be called soul music.

Relatedly, Rhythm & Blues (R & B) in New York, black music of the 1940s. It began with jazz, blues, and gospel and evolved into popular music for the masses.

Fusion

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In the late 1970s, musicians such as Grover Washington Jr., Earl Klugh, George Benson, and Chuck Mangione began to work on fusion music.

Smooth jazz, which has a good  ear, takes on this name and takes the form of a simple, straightforward pop instrumental music. The musicians who were synonymous with street-ahead jazz, or jazz that excites with easy-to-understand simple expressions, performed.

The same lineage includes Yellowjackets, Spyro Gyra, and The Rippingtons, which focuses on the arrangement and puts the synthesizer’s melody on a grand bass (sticky bass, bass repeated phrases). And show off their skills with a little improvisation.

Jazz, called smooth jazz, light jazz, or contemporary jazz, has evolved into fusion from one of the music genres of the radio show, with the crisp rhythms and melody of the music-making the old radio centerpiece radio station was changed to modern.

The first generation of fusion called “traditional” jazz and radio DJs called it smooth jazz.

Jazz

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Jazz is music created by blacks released from American slavery in the early 1900s. It features a pleasant 4-beat groove and brass entanglement.

It is said that jazz was born shortly after the Civil War. Buying cheap instruments that were no longer needed by the army, the liberated blacks began playing blues and spiritual instead of singing. The black guys who knew the instruments knew they would make good money playing at the tavern in the Story Building in New Orleans.

The opening of World War I and New Orleans became a naval port, the prostitute was closed (1917), and the band-man who lost his job moved to Chicago throbbingly.

In Chicago, countless white jazz bands that imitated blacks were born, and as the Chicago style grew, jazz spread from southern blacks to all Americans. Chicago’s young Caucasian representative, Bix Beiderbecke, ushered in the height of Dixie style, but with the advent of Benny Goodman, jazz has undergone a major transformation, entering the so-called swing era of the 1930s.

Benny Goodman, Tommy Dorsey, and Harry James are three representatives of this era. Their performance was greeted by a fuss.

The outbreak of rag lime has signaled the beginning of the 20th century, paving the way for the heyday of jazz with a focus on World War I. And the golden age of swings came in the ’30s.

An Old Music Textbook

Reference

初等科音楽. 第1

URL https://dl.ndl.go.jp/info:ndljp/pid/1450915?itemId=info%3Andljp%2Fpid%2F1450915&__lang=en

Main topics written in sentences

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1. Personal experiences, impressions, and appeals

2. Livestock (cows, horses, pigs, dogs, cats, etc.)

3. Stories about animals

4. Family and relatives

5. A friend you know

6. Interesting personalities

7. Biography and anecdotes of famous and worshipped people

8. Stories read, heard, and seen

9. Literature, studies, ideas, and art

10. Radio and television

11. Reflections on current affairs, social issues, and politics

12. Favorite play

13. Adventure and thrill experience

14. Outdoor activities and dance

15. Games and sports

16. Movies, plays, and music

17. Family life

18. Story of Foreign Life

19. Toys, tools, favorite things, collectibles, hobbies

20. How to make something

21. Seasonal events and events

22. Suburban walks and trips

23. Fancy and Fantasy Stories

24. Childcare, health, and illness

25. Educational issues, life issues, and religions

Ethical rules of expression

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You are free to write whatever you want in the text.

Freedom of speech and freedom of expression are some of the basic human rights of human beings and are also the basis for supporting democracy.

Therefore, it cannot be said that this must be written, or this should not be written. Also, since the contents vary widely, it is impossible to determine if these contents are valuable.

However, for social common sense and ethics of life, it is necessary to admit that it is not necessary to write this much, or criticism may occur that it is too much to write such a thing.

It’s no surprise that newspapers, magazines, radio, and television adhere to the ethics of expression along with freedom of expression.

And, I think that it is to keep the harmony of the expression after all.

If you are a writer, you also want to determine the ethical rules of expression as an individual.

And when you’ve finished writing something, don’t immediately send it to the other person or present it, but read it back a couple of days to get a sense of harmony in terms of expression and content.

The need to write sentences

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When we try to write something, we are motivated to express our feelings and encourage others to express the same feeling, our opinions, assertions, or desires.

You will be motivated by the willingness of others to tell you what you are, or you will be motivated by the willingness of others to agree (support, agree, consent) with your thoughts. If there is nothing in those minds, there is no need to write.

The first thing you need to do when writing is that you have to feel strongly that you have to write something and make it public. The stronger you need to write, the more you can be more aggressive in the actual act of writing, even if it is more tragic.

If we were to try to write a sentence, even if we were prompted by the need from the outside, what we had to do is to change that need from outside into our own need. This is not difficult. Think about what you want the other person to feel, what you want to convey, and what you want to preach.

To do this, I usually think of my surroundings, my interests, my work and occupation, my society, and politics. Strive to have a reasonable opinion.