Thursday, 08 December, 2011
Dynamics (from Greek δυναμικός – dynamikos “powerful”, from δύναμις – dynamis “power”).
In music, dynamics normally refers to the volume of a sound or note, but can also refer to every aspect of the execution of a given piece, either stylistic (staccato, legato etc.) or functional (velocity). The term is also applied to the written or printed musical notation used to indicate dynamics. Dynamics do not indicate specific volume levels.
Yep, lets talk some more about dynamics. Dynamic for sure does not mean volume.
Ofcourse dynamics can be interpreted more widely nowadays than just technical music terms. Often though people in ‘pop’ mention dynamics inappropriate. Pop musicians repeat the same formula endlessly. This is slacking, exactly the opposite of dynamic. Raises questions like: Why is this boring popmusic so popular? Is dynamics unpopular? Don’t pop musicians give shit because they just want to make easy cash? Do most people prefer to live a boring life?
Lots of questions and posts to write about this subject. I will come back on this upcoming days. And again I would like to inform you that for me the word ‘pop’ includes all styles, not only music obviously created for quick sales, although all pop is just that. Pop includes everything that is not jazz or classical. Pop is Led Zeppelin, Ice T, Metallica, Miles Davis, Mozart, Joy Division, Pink Floyd,..folk, country, metal, rap, hip hop, underground, noise, college radio, seattle, techno, house, punk, hardcore, rock, soul, funk, r & b, r ‘n’ r, fusion, and everything else without dynamics I didn’t mention. Light up the dynamite!