I recently read an article on free-jazz . I love “experimental” music. Generally though, i like a mash up of styles, horrific doomy noises, a massive range of instruments and sounds – but it all needs to have some kind of rhythm, melody or theme. Some of my favourite musicians have put out some records I’ve struggled with. Trying to listen to a seemingly random barrage of notes and enjoy it can be quite difficult. Sometimes, i’ve connected with it, but other times I’ve just had to give up.
For this type of music in general there seems to be two broad opinions, either: –
- Genius too artistic to follow any of “the rules”.
I claim to be neither but…….. music with no structure, rhythm, completely random chords/notes. Its random improvisation right? Impossible to get wrong!! I’ll definitely have a bit of that.
So, just for a laugh, with medieval thoughts in my mind, armed with two augmented chords, I sat down and played ….. The Castle. I may try and pick out a few bits to take forward in future….