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(09-05-2017, 01:06 PM)michaelhanson Wrote: Agreed, Damp, rule breaking needs to be done well, to be successful.  However, some of the great rule breaks of all time were done unintentionally; sometimes though experimentation, other times just by gut feel, for what seemed to sound good.  I believe that most of the Classical Composers new what they were breaking, when they broke rules.  

I doubt that Chuck Berry did, when he wrote Johnny B Goode and broke the rules.  I am going to guess that The Beatles didn't really understand theory enough to know they were breaking rules with many of their songs.  John and Paul however, had incredible instincts for what sounded good, musically.  A song like All You Need Is Love, changes time signature all through out the song; going from 4/4 to 3/4, back an forth.  Not only did they break music theory rules, but they broke all of the rules in recording studios as well; resulting in many of the practices we use today in studios....now considered to be standard ways of doing things.

For anyone who really gets into dissecting The Beatles, this site is pretty incredible.  http://www.icce.rug.nl/~soundscapes/DATA...abet.shtml   

David Bowie was also known to break music theory rules.  

So, my belief as an artist, is that one needs to not be afraid to try things, which may break the rules.  However, you also need to be able to recognize, when something works and when it doesn't.


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just talk - by Vincent - 08-28-2017, 12:14 AM
RE: just talk - by Beagle - 08-28-2017, 10:35 PM
RE: just talk - by Vincent - 08-29-2017, 12:03 PM
RE: just talk - by michaelhanson - 09-04-2017, 09:51 AM
RE: just talk - by damp hamster - 09-05-2017, 09:47 AM
RE: just talk - by michaelhanson - 09-05-2017, 01:06 PM
RE: just talk - by Beagle - 09-06-2017, 09:42 AM

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