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There is something very, very wrong with today’s music

Vacceo

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I was born in 1962 so technically I am a boomer.


Millennials stand to inherit over $68 trillion from Baby Boomer and early Gen X parents by the year 2030, setting them up to potentially be the most wealthy generation in U.S. history

So if y’all start making better music we will think about handing our money over ROFL
Just kidding 0.o
Overflood the second hand market with McIntosh gear that I can resell in Europe for ridiculous prices. Help a Spaniard in need. :D
 

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Lol!

I wish I could help you out, unless you know someone… as the saying goes they cost an arm and a leg lol
I´ll give you an example: MI347 amplifier, 5500 $ in the US, 8000 € over here. Imagine what could be overcharged for vintage stuff...
 

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" . . . Indeed, considerable evidence suggests that the brains of older adults have the capacity for plasticity [11]. For example, engagement in physical activity (e.g., aerobic exercise [12,13,14]; non-aerobic exercise [15]; ballet [16]) and cognitively stimulating leisure activities (e.g., music [17], dancing [18], and chess [19]) have been shown to benefit the aging brain and cognition, as well as to reduce the risk of dementia [20]. Given the increasing aging population and the expected rise in the prevalence of Alzheimer’s disease over the next 40 years [21], it is important to determine lifestyle factors that benefit the aging brain.

Musical practice has been found to benefit cognitive function and brain health in older adults [17]. Musical training involves sensory systems, motor systems, and cognitive processes at multiple levels [22,23], and playing a musical instrument is associated with superior cognitive performance in older adults [17,24,25]. Interestingly, the cognitive benefits of music in older adults extend beyond tasks related to musical skills to include cognitive processes such as executive function, attention, inhibition, memory, cognitive flexibility, spatial ability, and processing speed [17]. Variables relating to musical practice, such as the intensity of the musical activity [26], maintaining the practice into older age [26,27,28], type of training [26], training duration [28], and earlier age of onset [26,27,29] have also been found to play a role in cognitive sparing and improvements . . . "

Watch out, those studies do not show that listening (or playing) music (among other activities) “improve the intelligence”, rather improve the “cognitive functions”, they are very different.
 

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Watch out, those studies do not show that listening (or playing) music (among other activities) “improve the intelligence”, rather improve the “cognitive functions”, they are very different.
Really? Show us how an improvement in cognitive function doesn't ultimately indicate an improvement in intelligence. As far as I'm concerned, it does. It's up to you to prove otherwise.
 

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Really? Show us how an improvement in cognitive function doesn't ultimately indicate an improvement in intelligence. As far as I'm concerned, it does. It's up to you to prove otherwise.
The issue here is to define what “intelligence” means. We still don’t have a good definition, rather we have various definitions that applies to different aspect of intelligence (for example verbal or visual). There are activities that stimulate certain areas of the brain and therefore help to keep us sharp (including physical activities that help the blood flow in the brain), but they do not necessary make us more intelligent.
 

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"Hey everybody, I'm Rick Beato, so I've been on this kick lately about music becoming less and less complex over the last, I don't know, 30 years, 40 years or so, and I keep thinking:

What is the most complicated song I've ever played that ls a pop song, and I was reminded of a gig that I played in 1983."


 

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"Hey everybody, I'm Rick Beato, so I've been on this kick lately about music becoming less and less complex over the last, I don't know, 30 years, 40 years or so, and I keep thinking:

What is the most complicated song I've ever played that ls a pop song, and I was reminded of a gig that I played in 1983."


Considering the bel canto era of the early 1800's, technically music has been in decline for longer than that.

According to Wikipedia:
The phrase was not associated with a "school" of singing until the middle of the 19th century, when writers in the early 1860s used it nostalgically to describe a manner of singing that had begun to wane around 1830.[2]
 

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Well I seem to be bucking trends. In my working days the only station on FM I could get was a classic rock station. They played those hit songs that I grew up on to death to the point I was sick of hearing them. So that trend still exist and except for very few select "classic songs" I never listen to them anymore.
I would like to argue that for someone like me it's harder and easier to find music I like, harder in the since that I never find a song anymore through radio, but easier in the since that I have access to music library's that I never had in the past through streaming services, but that can be daunting at times filtering through them.
There is a lot of good music being released all the time if ya look for it.
 
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