Savvy Raj

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Music matters.

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My friend Max the music lover  recently raised many pertinent questions on music on his interesting post most importantly whether music is still music.

 ‘Is music still about music?’ http://wp.me/p7NaIB-4I  

Changing times reflect the changing music. The heart knows what it wants and guess we tune in to certain frequencies that resonate with our being.  But we also need to take into account our physiology and emotions playing a major role in our choice of what appeals, having said that I see music of today catering to quite a cross section of choices and customizing to varied segments in the genres .  Speaking of which  there are so many new genres today.  Mainstream music too is divided and the success and hits are truly about reaching out and making an impact through  clever marketing  gimmicks of social media, mega bucks and  the smart exposure through social branding and image building. Yes the world of music is getting more and more complicated indeed.

 Song and Sense vs Noise and Nonsense

 Are times gone  when songs were composed and enjoyed as an art purely for the sake of evoking and revelling in a certain feeling.   Such musicians now are a rarity  and maybe far and few, subdued and marginalized as a minority. Perhaps many are clueless how to survive by adapting to fast changing times and tastes.  It is truly getting more and more about fame and fortune and about selling gigs and minting money on the go. Majority of it is so much about daring innuendos in lyrics that leave nothing to imagination often senseless without any inspiring or impactful message.  It is often all noise and nonsensical words without anyone getting a hang of what it truly attempts to convey.  Perhaps this world is too busy running a rat race and has no time to appreciate the profound. Who knows,may be an app or two are already out there to help in doing so.

Role of Money vs the musician and his music.

Music is a creative endeavour that is born from a labour of love for the art and appreciation of the notes the beats the rhythm, tbe lyrics the melody etc   all coming together in the synchrony.  So every musician feels justified about his creativity as it is truly unique.  Yet countless singers songwriters composers  of all times often  may have experiences of choosing between creating songs for the audience and songs from their heart as for oft it is a compromise to create or perform to cater to the masses. So it is truly a wonderful  treat when the two come together in harmony.

In defense of the music and the musicians  

Music can be elusive yet effusive 

Explosive and yet an epitome of blissfulness.

You may choose to dance and flow it with it  

And know how  blessed are those

Who can create music to tune into

Yet you may not own it 

You simply owe it your joy!!

Ever green Music : Bonding boundlessly

 Speaking for an evolving world ….Sure these are changing times we are hearing more and more experimental sounds and the new generation is ready to break new grounds and shift perspectives. But the truth of the matter is some songs stay evergreen no matter the era or genre and all ages tune in to listen  and enjoy it and bond in the name of music. Now thats what I call music . 

Music is eternal and has no timeframe as we tune in we care to  listen and enjoy the sounds in the space between the notes. 
If you think likewise as well would you care to share one of your all time favourite songs that fill up your senses and makes for a great listening experience…

 I have a huge list and here are a few that come to mind now…
Unforgetable by  Nat king Cole 

What a wonderful world! Louis Armstrong

Imagine John Lennon

Stand by me  Ben King 

Sounds of Silence Simon & Garfunkel

Blowing in the wind  Bob Dylan

Hotel  California Eagles 

Heal the world  MJ 

Dance me to the end of love Leonard Cohen

Sway Micheal Bubble 

My list will go on…   how about u?

Care to share your favourite song?

 

 

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Author: Savvy Raj

Dance Educator Freerange Artist Wellness Mentor

16 thoughts on “Music matters.

  1. Beautiful words penned, Savvy and music is like that goes to the heart . Thanks for the lovely share.

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  2. This is one of my favourite posts ever – you touch on so many issues in music today and I completely agree with everything you say 🙂 I also love how you meander off into a poem near the end, a great touch – and I feel honoured that you were so inspired by my own post 🙂 a song I feel transcends time is On My Own from Les Mis, a song all generations of my family love, in my opinion mainly because of the intensity of emotion within it 🙂

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    • Truly delighted and deeply honoured by your words here Maxim. Yes your post raised the right questions and must get credit. And Iikewise I too was with you all through while reading your post.😊

      Oh yes, about your favourite songs ‘On my own’ Wow! Thats a pretty intense one alright!

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  3. I love this post, Savvy-beautifully written. I love music, as well. Some of my favorites are “Stairway to Heaven”, “Bohemian Rhapsody” and “Evergreen” by Barbra Streisand.

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  4. Reblogged this on BrewNSpew and commented:
    Sharing exceptional and informative post relating to music by Savvy Raj.

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  5. Interesting and thought provoking post Savvy. I think music is like poetry and art, it portrays and reflects the generation it was written in and for. Would Beethoven appreciate Rap? I certainly hope so. Todays music is written for a generation driven by social media and its pace reflects the concept of a hundred mile an hour life and a desire to be loved. In the end all music becomes history. Thanks for the post.

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    • Truly appreciate your kind words here Davy and yes a changing world reflect in the changing music.
      Every high note in history of music is a legacy indeed and an appreciation of then and an acknowledgement of the now paves the way for a more harmonious world ahead for us all! Thank you for the resonance 😊

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  6. Fire and Rain – James Taylor
    Circle Game – Judy Collins

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  7. that was exciting to read , and everything about music made it more beautiful.

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