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Misty  

music Erroll Garner  words Johnny Burke

Look at me,
I’m as helpless as a kitten up a tree;
And I feel like I’m clingin’ to a cloud
I can’t understand
I get misty, just holding your hand

Walk my way
And a thousand violins begin to play
Or it might be the sound of your hello
That music I hear
I get misty, the moment you’re near

Can’t you see that you’re leading me on?
And it’s just what I want you to do
Don’t you notice how hopelessly I’m lost
That’s why I’m following you

On my own
Would I wander through this wonderland alone

Never knowing my right foot from my left
My hat from my glove
I’m too misty, and too much in love

Too misty
And too much in love

 

 

What is Scat?

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 Scat is a voice that imitates an instrument. In the so-called Scat method, the voice is also an instrument.

On the other hand, there are vocalized tones and sounds that imitate human voices. Playing an instrument in the manner that you are speaking. This is called “talking” expression in wind instruments.

Some singers sing in meaningless words. Some singers sing the words into an instrumental solo. The tradition that gave birth to the Scat method is nothing that jazz occupies.

Musicians and singers from all over the world will also trace and play the sounds of musical instruments by voice. Scat is a common expression in Brazilian, Cuban, and Caribbean music.

Even in pop music, it has long been one of the corners of the 1920’s good tune “Boop-Boop a-doop” to Doowapp’s “Shoop-Shoop-Shoop-shoop”, and hip-hop “human beatbox (rhythm). ” When this technique is improvised, new things are born.

About Music School

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Those who are aiming to enter a music school from an early age, those who have already studied at a music school, are now enjoying the chorus and brass band in club activities, but you would like to study more professionally at a music school.

There are various relationships between life and music before entering school, such as those who are enrolled. In Japan, choosing a school or taking an examination seems to be a serious turning point and tends to be overly nervous because of the degree of further deciding on the subsequent life.

Keep in mind that it does not end at the music school, but it is a lifelong event. If you think so, it will be a little easier. For example, continuing learning after graduating from school is called “life-long learning” and sometimes “continued learning“.

What a music school can do is limited in time and ability. It’s best not to try everything in your twenties. It is not uncommon for a person who was unable to enter a music school at the age of 18 to enter a music school when he or she was in his 40s or 50s after finishing childcare and parental care.

This is called “recurrent education“. Recurrent includes the meaning of “make it according to the current trend” again, it means “update”, and it is sometimes translated as “regression education” or “return education”.

Currently said to be 100 years of life, you, as a student, will live for nearly 80 years. Imagine how you’re going with music 10 or 20 years later. If you can find the way you want to live, to do so, you should think about what you should do now and act it little by little.

Introduction to Composition

 Yasuharu Nagura「The Market Had One Bad Blip」(2020)

 I think that the most effective way to start writing music is to stack music blocks and make them intellectually related to each other. Such musical blocks, such as phrases and motives, are materials for building various types of larger units that are structurally necessary.

 In this way, contrast and diversity are expressed persistently, and the requirements for logicality, consistency, and intelligibility are met.

“poetic computing”

The Market Had One Bad Blip

 Statement

 The work is based on the idea of ​​“poetic computing.” I sketch by programming as if to write a poem every day, not for a huge project but my expression.

 The tendency for huge companies with huge data and huge computational resources to solve problems using machine learning will increase more and more in the future.

The role of individual programmers is getting smaller and smaller, and they may replace AI.

Still, the program as a means of expressing the inside of the individual never loses its role.

p.s.  Through creative activities by coding, I bring back my creativity.

 

What is Anime Music?

Anime Music #1 (Live Play)

  Anime Music is short for anime theme music or anime soundtrack music.

Anime Music #2 (Live Play)

 This can be either the openning credits theme, the ending credits theme, any insert song, or simply just the background score.

Anime Music #3 (Live Play)

 Japanese music tends to get lump in to this genre because usually that’s what they are.

p.s. This was a live play from March 21 through 22, 2020.

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.