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Comments on Profile Post by farouk

  1. NewMusic
    NewMusic
    Hi Farouk. To me, there is really only 1 standard for music, and that is "excellence". If it is excellent, then you are almost compelled to love it. Now, that being said, all styles of music have mediocre and bad songs or compositions, but the ones that are excellent are the ones that I appreciate and love to listen to.
    Sep 13, 2021
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  2. NewMusic
    NewMusic
    The styles I like most are, in order of their appearing to the world, Classical (i.e. Beethoven), Romantic (i.e. Chopin), Ragtime (i.e. Fitzgerald), Jazz (too many to list), Progressive Rock, 80's rock, and then by about 1988 I stopped listening to the radio because I just didn't like the stuff they were producing anymore, and I still don't listen to the radio.
    Sep 13, 2021
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  3. NewMusic
    NewMusic
    But I got saved at age 18, and 4 months before I got saved, the Holy Spirit came over me and I got the notion to compose music, while sitting at my mom's piano. And I began to compose. I remember thinking, "Compose my own music? Where did that thought come from?" And then a girl led me to Jesus and then I realized where the music was from and that it was for Him.
    Sep 13, 2021
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  4. NewMusic
    NewMusic
    It's a new style. Unlike anything in history, but of course still having notes and chords, etc.
    Sep 13, 2021
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  5. farouk
    farouk
    Do you like Christian hard rock?

    Battle Lines by Disciple seems to have very effective, hard hitting Biblical lyrics: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=en80q-upISU

    It kind of grows on you if you listen to this track over and over...
    Sep 13, 2021
  6. NewMusic
    NewMusic
    What's your first name? Mine is Todd. I have not listened to Christian music in a long time. I used to listen to Petra and Phil Keaggy back in the early 1980's when their music had an anointing on it, but when that stopped, roughly 1982, I did not get drawn to anything again.
    Sep 13, 2021
  7. NewMusic
    NewMusic
    Just because the lyrics are about Christ, does not mean the music is any good. I'm a musician first, and pay critical attention to the musical instruments, and if the words are great, too, that's an added blessing.
    Sep 13, 2021
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  8. farouk
    farouk
    I go by farouk; I guess I look pragmatically at ways to convey hard hitting Biblical lyrics, anyway...
    Sep 13, 2021