(Mar. 21, 2012 6:32 AM)th!nk Wrote: Wait, Bey-Heart, Coldplay are one of the most popular bands in modern music. How does that even remotely support the first post, if your favourite band is in fact a modern one, that are extremely popular?Coldplay started in 1998, with their first song: Yellow. I like music from the late 90's to mid 2000's, that's when it had a lot of good stuff out there, in my opinion. Yes, Coldplay is still around,and styill very popular, but so are a lot of the other bands from around that time like 3 Days Grace, Green Day, Daughtry, Linken Park, Etc. They're just good enough to have kept their popularity.
(Mar. 21, 2012 8:10 PM)Deep Blue Wrote: personally i like older music because it actualy uses instruments not digital sound made to sound like a guitar or drum set, in my opinion the music of today is more sythisized and technological than realI'm sorry, but you don't seem to know what you're talking about. I'm a composer, so let me tell you about it. 98% of the time that you hear a Guitar, it's a real guitar. The only time you hear fake Guitars is in techno and video game music. Or perhaps home made songs. Same goes for percussion instruments such as drums.
When somebody writes a song, they go to a record label to get it produced. Let's say I wrote a very nice rock tune, and all I can do is sing. That's when they hire studio musicians. Studio musicians play the rest of the song for you. It's their job. They get payed to play the guitar and percussion parts of the songs you hear, unless the band members can already play those instruments.
Example: Coldplay has a song called Viva La Vida, you've probably heard it. You know all those string instruments in the background? Those are real musicians playing real instruments. They're studio musicians. They go into the studio and record the song, then they go home after work is over. That's they're job, they enjoy doing that for a living.
You should really train your ears to understand the differences in sound between real instruments and fake ones. Just remember that music in video games is all computer generated, not a single bit of it gets recorded by musicians, not even today. Any thing you hear on a cd for bands like Coldplay, The Fray, Maroon 5, Fall Out Boy, etc is all real, not including the obvious electronic stuff here and there.
The only electronic drumming that's actually used is the Bass.
I could explain this all a lot better in person, but that won't be happening. And my friend Kara knows more about that stuff than I do, she's in a band, so she studied up on studios and studio musicians.