Today’s music has a sad trend going where most of it sounds like it is computer generated. It sounds that way because it is – it is computer generated. The music is made by computers and in many cases it is not only produced by a computer but it is also arranged and written by one as well. While trends come and go in music it is alarming that the music being produced today is involving less and less originality and old school writing.
Gone are the days where someone sat with a guitar and strummed out music a few chords at a time and took a break to record down the sequence on paper with pen or pencil. The same with a piano or keyboard. While there is nothing wrong with technology advancing things along it would be sad for young people to not only miss out on music programs in their schools but for those with the longing to learn music to sidestep the hands to instrument type of writing music and reach for a computer first.
In an article published last month in the Houston Press titled “The Five Worst Trends In Pop Music Right Now” it was discussed that there are trends currently that are changing not only how music is made but how it is played and the lack of truly good music being produced. Perhaps the best thing to keep music well and alive is for those who love it to support it in school systems where it has all but disappeared as a curriculum choice. There is also a need for parents to keep their children exposed to live performances of all types of music genres.
In a busy world it is easy to be blind to the disappearance of things we grew up with and take for granted. Music is important for so many reasons that it could take up an entire blog site to explore them all. Music, which is what some of the noise produced today is called but few would agree it qualifies as such, should be revered as a treasure and by supporting the arts, discovering and supporting new original and talented artists, and employing live bands for events one can do their part of keeping music in the front of future generations.