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Musical Autopsy: Classical versus Modern

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The turn of the twenty-first century sparked a new era in music and even if you could call yourself a music critic, judging music from the baroque age, classical age and the modern age can almost guarantee you a spot in music knowledge above the novice. The tiny details such as rhythm and tempo can be mistaken as the same thing. As well as dynamics, tone color, melody, texture, harmony and their musical form. As a modern person as we are so good at, we have drifted away from these traits and fail to understand that these scientific words of music are actually the basics and necessity of all musical pieces. These things give us the taste of home, but yet it contrasts so far.
The pieces that will be on the table for autopsy will be the piece "Brandenburg Concertos No.5 Movement I" by "Bach (1721) and the piece "Some Nights" by FUN (2012). Now, both of these pieces share some very similar traits such as being Homophonic, which leads us to its texture. A variety of instruments are used during the entire piece as well as different entrance times. Even though there were soloists, their chord progressions revive that same idea. The piece by Bach is given the tempo Allegro and the piece by FUN suggests that it is very similar to that tempo as well. They are both fast pieces with Some Nights being slightly faster than Bach's piece. Both pieces does an excellent job on harmonizing their music and each of the instruments that were involved in the piece draws out nicely for us to follow creating the beautiful tone colors throughout the piece. These familiarities as said before, still gives that basic musical form structure of all music. Rhythm seems to be the most common thing in all pieces and both of these pieces share similar Rhythms set...

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...ime it passes by and that as well seems to be left unchanged in most music of yesterday and the music of tomorrow.
All in all, the comparison between music from the past to present is not all that different at all no matter how we look at it. We have to visit those main elements every time in order to really call something music. Rhythm, tempo, dynamics, tone color, melody, texture, harmony and musical forms are the major foundational blocks of music. They define our limits from the past to present in music. It's quite remarkable that these small yet strong traits have managed to improve our quality of life by listening to music in ways that it was meant for only entertainment. Our genre of music may have changed and our taste for good music may have gone sour. One thing for sure is that those foundation blocks will never be touched in the growing world of music.
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