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Really the pop-music is so bad?

also abuse - that it, and blacken. And she everything lives. And besides prospers. The fees of stars from top of bottoms - an Olympus are very not bad. And they are a subject of envy of many advocates qualitative music.

In what an essence?

to give Definition of a pop-music to

quite difficult. From the marketing party the pop-music is a widely consumed musical product necessary for millions. Therefore, it has to be clear.

And whether there are a lot of listeners at us, for comparison, can understand the second symphony of Mahler? The question is rhetorical. Even not all musicians will be able to listen to it from beginning to end without smoke break. In any case, the conservatory suits such smoke break.

And whether much to the people at us can understand (and better and to explain) in details the Fifth symphony of Beethoven? And at what here a door at which someone knocks? And music of the uncle Ludwig can be heard even from the mobile phone on an equal basis with merrily modern melodies.

So in what a difference? And where that side what divides camp of fans of a pop-music and all other?

From the point of view of music it is possible to state the following.

the Genre

the Pop-music - surely the song. Such musical form is characteristic not only of a pop-music, but also of a chanson, and of an author`s song, and of national. The song - it is also the song. And than badly that the pop-music used the form checked for centuries?

The vocal genre like a pop-music existed throughout, likely, all history of music. It both national songs, and romances (pop-music of last years), and songs of the Italian composers of several honeycombs years of prescription. And arias from operas. What is the opera as not a set of vocal numbers? Than not the combined priest - a concert? Subjects - that the same. Love - carrots and other pleasures of life.

As today release of the movie is followed by release of disks with the movie and about a sound a track, so earlier after a release of the popular opera collections of arias and away numbers from this opera were issued. The karaoke - then was not, and there is a wish to be acquainted with culture. And all drmaturgiya - aside, in consciousness otdelny songs usually keep.


the Song has to sound no more than three minutes. It is known from one popular a hit - parade. What more - is not considered. Why the people to strain and tire? He wants to have a rest after work. And this its legitimate right. Not all to reflect on meaning of life. For a protest it is possible to listen to fate, and for easy sincere experience - the Russian romance. Though the fate, and the Russian romance on time is not much longer.


Plain and beautiful song. At the same time easily recognizable and memorable. Now that`s something like it To create it quite difficult. The more simply - the more difficult. Therefore there are composers - shlyagernik and all others. The rare follower of the jazz or modern academic music will be able to create something like that. It is not accepted at them so. Better quickly - quickly fingers to touch. And to Murk mogyosh? .

Plain and beautiful songs rush from each mobile phone today. And it is more often not pop composers, but the Vienna classics. Mozart, for example. Modern pop composers try to equal on it. But not everyone manages, the classic`s subjects are so simple and perfect.

In so the jazz respected by many improvisation most often represents fast technical search under chords. No more. The learned phrases, the learned chords And where beauty and laconicism? Of course there are masters, as well as everywhere. But they can be counted on fingers.

Some more musical moments

Chords. Yes, they are simple and clear. Their sequences are quite artless. But it quite corresponds to the same plain and clear song. In the Russian folk music these chords it is not more difficult. And melodies of the Russian music quite pop. Author`s songs and a chanson are also simple and clear. Only sing about another.

Counterpoint. So call supplementing (vocal or tool) a voice, or several voices. They in good pop songs, just as at old kind Vienna classics, under the same laws of a pisana.

Solo. At some composers it is possible to hear also elements of the jazz. But not poddelno technical, and it is sincere - melodic. Let`s remember at least smash hits of one Baltic composer.


Usually opponents of a pop-music take up arms on texts. Especially supporters of romantic Russian music do not love a pop-music. But than white roses so it is worse deflowered chrysanthemums ?

There are in pop songs, of course, both unclear and rough texts. But here in fate - their music it is much bigger. In some directions in general all about death and violence.

Any music is not loved for ideological reasons. Fine songs of the Soviet platform were written by magnificent composers and poets. Were popular. But, alas, the political situation changed, and Lenin`s mention and Komsomol, to put it mildly, became unpopular. And music suffered at the same time. Let`s remember at least history with the anthem.

Rock does not love a pop-music for softness. The jazz does not love it for Russian and technical simplicity. Fans of the Soviet song - for ideological emptiness. But what was the Soviet song how not a product of mass culture of the Soviet era, the answer to world imperialism? And fate unless not a product of mass American culture?

So in it bad?

Yes, in general, anything. Attempts to present a pop-music something awfully nonprofessional and primitive are unsuccessful. It is approved by people who in general do not know any music, and just want to skim off the cream from a popular subject.

In any music there are potboilers and nonprofessionals. Even having studied 15 - 20 years on the academic musician, it is possible to get up it that there is only a wish to be spat. And what our modern mass fate - music? How abruptly unbending fingers on a guitar can make music showed the TV on one of the known channels.

Yes, among a pop-music there are potboilers, there is a lot of them, as well as everywhere. Here only to understand that the jazzman bungles, it is necessary to eat pood of salt with companions in misfortune on notebooks with chords of jazz standards. And to understand that the violinist bungles, it is necessary to have at least ear for music. So, of course, it is simpler to abuse clear and available and to admire unclear. This most unclear is unknown where and to see - to hear, and the pop-music flows from all screens and frequencies.

And the top echelon of a pop-music - professionals of the highest quality. As in any genre. It concerns both poets, and composers, and performers.

Yes, hack-work It is widespread everywhere. Also it is demanded. It is cheap, because and is available. And it is much simpler to earn from it. And if hack-work disappears behind a mask of the certified specialist, then it is simply impossible to be risen to it. Yes you not the expert, dear companion. I will file a lawsuit against you!

Today one famous Asian violinist made Vivaldi by a pop-music. And mobile phones turned into a pop-music of a melody of Mozart, Beethoven, Tchaikovsky and even Grieg. Really, having become pop-music music of great geniuses suffered? Well, our brains, exclusively suffered. It is just necessary to be able to distinguish hack-work from availability and clearness.

Many perceive a pop-music as a hack-work synonym. Partly it is fair as the word a pop-music was in Russia the scornful name musical the priest - cultures. But the essence from it does not change. Though initially the priest - the culture was based on a kichevost, a lubochnost and replicability so-called works fine arts. The pop-music or the priest - culture is a synonym of availability, and no more than that. Ourselves have to care for the choice of quality.

And if to remember the income of the main part of the population, especially youth, then in general all questions become purely rhetorical.

Listening pleasant to all and good choice!

Reference: the English word pops means the symphonic orchestra playing popular and light classical music. There was a word in 1955.