Loud noise has replaced good singing!!

@allknowing (65039)
India
December 4, 2012 10:11pm CST
What we hear these days is loud noise which some call it as singing. I love the good old numbers including the Western Classical. But most of all I love Opera singing who can forget "O Sole Mio" Three Tenors Rome 1990 led by Luciano Pavarotti? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qeqKXRVxRHo The refreshing news is that we in India have a budding Opera Singer who recently took part in India's Got Talent. Here's a review on him http://www.sentinelassam.com/meghalaya/story.php?sec=2&subsec=8&id=135834&dtP=2012-12-02&ppr=1 A Pavarotti in the making?
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@chrystalia (1209)
• Tucson, Arizona
6 Dec 12
YAY!! Good opera! Modern music here can be really horrible-- I like classical, opera, and some classic and oldies rock and roll, myself. My younger son also likes opera--I bought him Wagner's Ring Cycle last year for Christmas, and he loved it. But his favorites were Madame Butterfly and Aida when he was younger. He also likes musicals, and Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers movies, as a matter of fact-- he gets that from me, I guess. That Indian opera singer is amazing
@allknowing (65039)
• India
6 Dec 12
Missed you. I have trouble with downloading videos. Else I would have a blast (not loud but a gentle blast!) to fill my living area. The good old rock and roll was not today's rock. It had charm and grace. I loved the Beetles, Elvis, Humperdinck,....the list is endless. Fred Astaire was my favourite too. I would go anywhere to watch him in theaters, do the tap dance. I miss the waltzes,(remember the Blue Danube?) the foxtrots. I was not much of a dancer but liked watching couples who danced well. Opera in India is not much appreciated but this boy stunned the audience with his rendering.You will be surprised with these reality shows talent is discovered from the remote areas of our country.
• Tucson, Arizona
7 Dec 12
I liked the classic rock, and Frank Sinatra, Glenn Miller, all the good older music. Fred Astaire was amazing on film, I never got to see him in person (too young for it, unfortunately). I used to love going to the ballet and opera when I was a kid, and musicals of all kinds--it was wonderful. That was some amazing opera, though--I wouldn't think opera would be popular in India, but he is talented. I'm not normally into reality shows, but I do like the talent shows, because there are so many wonderful people out there waiting to be discovered.
@allknowing (65039)
• India
7 Dec 12
Talking about ballet I remember watching a movie centred round a Russian Ballet - I think the 'Dying Swan' or some such title. But it was fantastic. Where are the Ballerinas these days chrys....?
@jenny1015 (13389)
• Philippines
5 Dec 12
Yeah, I know what you mean. My mom feels the same way, too. I love classical music as well. It makes me feel calm.
@allknowing (65039)
• India
5 Dec 12
Nothing like Opera singing. The crescendo in Opera singing takes you to a different level. That noise there is soothing to the ears!. Just listen in!
@jenny1015 (13389)
• Philippines
5 Dec 12
I am really not a fan of Opera, but if I do get a chance to listen to it, I feel really different, eventhough I do not understand a single word the singer is singing! Some can literally give me goosebumps!
@allknowing (65039)
• India
5 Dec 12
I have posted a video here. You might like to listen in may be?
@CarlHalling (3629)
• United Kingdom
5 Dec 12
Singer... - Yes, I was a singer, still am.
There are good singers about today in many musical genres, including Classical (including some Opera), Jazz/Classic Pop, Rock, and so on. Indeed it may be so that with there being so much available music today through the internet - which I consider to be wholly a good thing - quality has never been so important, not just in terms of singing, but musicality as a whole, including writing. However, I do agree with you to a degree about loud noise not being singing, which is to say not in the traditional - melodic - sense of the word. For example, there is a form of Hard Rock or Heavy Metal singing that consists of making deep roaring like sounds: I'm not saying ability isn't involved, because I'd say it unquestionably is. You have to work hard to sing in this way; or you will probably damage your voice, possibly irreversibly; and there are techniques available to achieve this sound. Which is effectively screaming; but screaming in a certain - definitely skillful - way; and to certain music forms. Although one of my earliest musical influences personally was Hard Rock, these days I prefer softer musics, including Classical, Jazz and Soft Rock. I'd not listen to Metal by preference; it's not my kind of music. I am listening to Toshanbor Nongbet: he certainly has a very fine voice, with an amazing range. His voice is different to Pavarotti's, but a lovely voice. I hope he does well.
@allknowing (65039)
• India
5 Dec 12
I have observed that what is composed today does not last long. I hardly find anyone humming these tunes the way one does with those good old numbers. They are there for keeps. There are no doubt good singers today but their efforts get a different kind of label. Possibly also because there is digitisation it takes away the stamp of originality. The noise factor for me is the bone of contention, anyway.
• United Kingdom
6 Dec 12
There is noise for sure; but there is real quality too. I'd say though that many of the best artists today are not mainstream, and so you have to look for them as it were.
@allknowing (65039)
• India
6 Dec 12
I was watching a movie at a Multiplex and went through torture from the moment I entered till the movie got over. The noise was drumming right where my heart was! I don't deny there could be voices worth listening to - one needs to look for them. You are right!
@ruffabee (145)
• Philippines
10 Dec 12
It doesn't matter what kind of music we are listening to, for as long as we feel comfortable with it. If people love loud music, then be it. If they love soft such as humming, then be it. Let us enjoy the music, as it follows our desire. :)
@allknowing (65039)
• India
10 Dec 12
What kind of music do you like?
@Asylum (48281)
• Manchester, England
8 Dec 12
I have always loved opera and have a wide taste ranging from Puccini to Rimsky-Korsakov I was never too fond of Italian tenors because of the sharper level of the accent, but preferred the richer tones of Plácido Domingo or Jussi Bjoeling. I can not deny the quality of Pavarotti's performances, but they do not appeal to me personally. There are still some decent tenors around, although it may be a long time before we encounter another who excels as Pavarotti or Domingo always did. As for the example that you give, it is not really possible to make an opinion without actually hearing him sing. Since this was a general talent show then it is very unlikely that the panel are capable of making a true assessment of a music genre that they probably have no understanding of. A few people have made acclaim here in England via talent shows, but despite being excellent singers there were certainly not capable of singing opera. This is not a criticism of Toshanbor Nongbet, who may be an excellent performer as far as I know, but not having heard him I do not simply accept a panel's judgement. I tried to find him on Youtube, but none of his singing is available for English transmission.
@allknowing (65039)
• India
8 Dec 12
You are right when you say, you will not be able to judge when you have not heard him. But I have. And believe me he is truly someone who will go places. I will try and see if I can get his recording somewhere. The judges too are known to have taste and there was pin drop silence when this youngster was performing.
@KrauseHome (35035)
• United States
6 Dec 12
Personally, I often think it really depends on what type of music a person is interested in. There are a lot of singers out there that I often wonder what gives. I would never consider it singing. Even many who become quite popular. But then there are also the Classics, or ones you can never tire of and those live on forever.
@allknowing (65039)
• India
6 Dec 12
The old numbers never die. I hardly come across modern tunes that one can really hum unlike the old numbers. There is never a day in my life when I have not been humming some song or the other. At the moment as I am typing this the tune of "Old soldiers never die, they just fade away' came to my mind
@ZoeJoy (1395)
• United States
5 Dec 12
Sounds like one talented young man. You have a right to be proud. I just don't listen to loud music. I prefer light classical music and even quiet, zen music. Very relaxing and peaceful. Good for the soul. Yes, you do have a Pavarotti in the making. I wish him all the best.
@allknowing (65039)
• India
6 Dec 12
Music plays a big role in conditioning one's mind and the cacophony that some music produces is in fact harmful. I heard this young man and I definitely know he will go places.