viernes, 9 de octubre de 2009

Practic examples

After more than an hour writing my post, the internet turned off and I lost all my work, so this is a rewriting in bad humour, so I may forget many things.

Here it is an example of egyptian music, the music of the ancient empire.

In this video, we can difference an harp played very softly and a female singer, who uses the pentatonic scale, employing just 5 notes of the 7 we know (Do, Re, Mi, Fa, Sol, La, Si or C, D, E, F, G, A, B). In this way, every note she sings sounds well. This was the technique also used in blues, and afterwards in rock, pop, or even hip-hop. The blues developed this scale modifying it, and transforming into the blues scale. This particular case can seem a bit boring because of its repetition. The pictures shown in the video are also beautiful, and relaxing, with the music.

And here, another music example which has less to do with ancient Egypt, and even with actual Egypt. It's a song by Madness the famous ska band which composed famous themes like "Our house" or "It must be love". This song talks about a mysterious trip on a boat trying to reach Cairo. The video is funny, the movements done by the band are really nice. Here it is: Night Boat To Cairo:

I hope you've liked the videos, even if they are a bit away from the topic (Maybe you've liked them just because of that! ;)

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