2007年2月11日日曜日

What is the most important part in music?

Today, I slept very well.
This week, I was very busy and I didn't sleep in a bed but slept on the floor.
So I was very tired today.
I thought I needed to play guitar and compose some songs,
but I couldn't feel trying it because of my daily stress.

Then I decided to see a movie.
I wanted to get inspired from it for playing music.

I love very much the atmosphere and evolution of the story of movies directed by Jim Jarmusch.
For example, I love 'Dead Man'.
In that movie, music written by Neil Young makes the movie very unique.

Today, I watched 'Down by Law'.
It was a kind of movie that showed the strange and wonderful human relationships.
The atmosphere of this movie too, I did like very much.

When I saw this movie, I suddenly had some questions.
What the part is the most important in a movie?

When I was young, I thought 'the ending' was the most important.
And I thought it was too, in novels.
In a sense, it is true.

If we saw or read 'only' the ending of the story, it is not interesting.
More to say, what's the meaning of the other part of a story?

It is often said that one of the keys for good writing is to learn to recognize the approach of an ending.
I mean, if we see or read the wonderful ending of a story, we grab it for skill up our writings.

...I think that kind of the idea is a bit of nonsense.
The ending of the story is the results of 'before' or 'other' part of the story.
We are impressed much in it, because we have known the narrative line of it.

And I think, then, what the part is the most important in songs?
It's true that 'sabi' is the most important part of a song.
I sometimes listen to a song only for the 'sabi' and when it finishes,
I mean, when I finish listening to the one chorus of the song, I turn to the next song.
I think that kind listened to in that way is 'bad' or 'ordinary' song.

When I think beautiful songs, I can sing the whole melody of them.
I like them because I like their beautiful flow of the melody,
chords which impress the melody, emotional rhythms, atmosphere of them, ... and so on.
The song like that kind can't be split by any part like 'A melody', 'B melody'
... and it goes you may think.
The part of the song has a meaning for other parts.

Although it is true, it's not easy, rather difficult, to compose like that kind of a song.
It can't be composed only by a session. It composed by the deeply thoughts and enthusiasm.
So I think the ability of playing instruments and composing songs are not the same abilities of the music.
Bud thing is that I often forget that point.
When I saw the unbelievable technique, I sometimes think he is a good musician.
The truth is that I think the technique is often a result of thinking extremely.

It is often said that men think extremely but women can think as regards of whole of things.
I mean, women's thoughts often take very fine balance.
'Balance' is a keyword in this writing.
I give you some examples.

・For me, cleaning the room is not so important.
To clean the room, I 'only' need to make space for me. The thought goes one direction.
・When I see the works of the Picasso, I am very amazed at the fine balance of his painting.
For me, it's not important whether the paintings are nearly like pictures.

You may think it is an excuse of my technique, but for me, the technique is an excuse of thoughts.
Although it's a difficult question that how much technique I need,
I think recently the key of the answer is purpose of it.
I don't think all of the techniques are bad.

Let's imagine the answer when we are asked from someone the question:
What the song is the most important for you?
It's a technical one?

Please let me know what you think.