Category Archives: music

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.

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

The important thing when choosing an electronic drum

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The important thing when choosing an electronic drum is to consider the music and genre you want to do, and not only select it with a sense of purpose, but also with a price.

Whether you use it for practice or public performance, the right electronic drum will change.

Once you have a musical instrument, it is a long time to get acquainted, so we recommend that you visit a musical instrument shop and sit down on a throne (chair) to try out.

The Advantages of electric drum

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Electronic drums are musical instruments that generate and play electronic sounds. The vibration of the part to be hit is received by the sensor and the sound source is sounded by the electric signal. You can listen to the sound by connecting it to an amplifier, speaker, or headphone.

Famous electronic drum manufacturers include Roland (Japan), Yamaha (Japan), ALESIS (US), and MEDERI (Hong Kong).

Compared to regular drums, electronic drums can be adjusted in volume to output sound through an amplifier. Depending on the housing environment, it can be beaten at midnight. Recently, some electronic drums are equipped with a pad called “mesh head” which has excellent sound-absorbing properties.

Electronic drums are not consumables, so they can be used forever if they are not broken. There is no maintenance fee. The cost is almost always the initial investment.

Think about music theory

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 By listening to the sound and reading the score while understanding the structure of each part in terms of music theory will help you in the future. Learning musical grammer is fundamental, but thinking about music theory in conjunction with practice such as solfege will increase the artistry of the person performing the music.

In modern times, there is a Formation Musicale, which contains all the culture that a musician needs to acquire. Examples include listening, reading music, rhythm, pitch practice, transposition practice, music analysis, music theory, music history, and more.