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Offline pianoguy711

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Do you like atonal music?
« on: January 17, 2015, 02:11:50 AM »
If so, which pieces stand out for you?

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Re: Do you like atonal music?
«Reply #1 on: January 17, 2015, 02:24:04 AM »
"Atonal" is quite an imprecise term.

That said, there's a vast amount of music that may be so described, ranging from the very good through to the truly dreadful.
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Re: Do you like atonal music?
«Reply #2 on: January 17, 2015, 03:58:32 PM »
An ape could compose atonal music, but not in a billion years a classical sonata.

Atonal sucks.

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Re: Do you like atonal music?
«Reply #3 on: January 17, 2015, 04:02:18 PM »
An ape could compose atonal music, but not in a billion years a classical sonata.

Atonal sucks.
As j_menz points out, "atonal" is an imprecise term and, speaking as someone who composes almost entirely tonally, atonality (insofar as it might be thought to exist - and it means different things to different people, hence j_menz's comment) is a part of an expressive vocabulary.

Vacuum cleaners suck (when they're working properly); apes neither compose atonally or "classically" nor operate vacuum cleaners.

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Re: Do you like atonal music?
«Reply #4 on: January 17, 2015, 04:07:28 PM »
I saw you were online and couldn't resist it.

Bollox ;D
 
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Re: Do you like atonal music?
«Reply #5 on: January 17, 2015, 05:39:40 PM »
I saw you were online and couldn't resist it.

Bollox ;D
You couldn't resist bollox? Well, well!...

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Re: Do you like atonal music?
«Reply #6 on: January 17, 2015, 07:55:55 PM »
An ape could compose atonal music, but not in a billion years a classical sonata.

Atonal sucks.

Thal

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Re: Do you like atonal music?
«Reply #7 on: January 17, 2015, 08:07:37 PM »
It was a joke my little feminist.

Let us not fall out over such a trifle.

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Re: Do you like atonal music?
«Reply #8 on: January 17, 2015, 10:55:02 PM »
Oh alright. That's reassuring.