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20 April 2005 @ 10:43 am
The reason why pop music sounds good  
Today in Music Theory I learned that Billy Joel has a very strong connection to Korean dance artist Banya.

Billy Joel - This Night's chorus is actually Beethoven's Piano Sonata No. 8 in c minor, Op. 13, II.

Banya - Beethoven Virus is based off Beethoven's Piano Sonata No. 8 in c minor, Op. 13, III!

So basically, This Night is a major version of the minor-key Beethoven Virus. Heh.

And of course we've also been listening to Bach's Invention #13 in a minor, BWV 784... otherwise known as TAKA respect for J.S.B. - No.13

...and soon we'll be studying Vivaldi's Concerto No. 4 in f minor, RV 297, "WINTER"... otherwise known, of course, as TAKA - V.
 
 
 
myriagonalman on April 20th, 2005 06:09 pm (UTC)
OMG, I KNEW IT!
N. Greenenategreene on April 20th, 2005 06:31 pm (UTC)
lolz.

I still laugh at people who don't see the link between Winter (which was also in PIU, btw) and V.

Jeffrey Carl Fadenjeffreyatw on April 20th, 2005 07:15 pm (UTC)
Besides the obvious Bemani/Andamiro links (I was out at the arcade playing Exceed 2, with Canon in D, that M song, Winter, Virus, etc. etc.), I would like to see a lot more links with pop songs to classical songs. I bet some site like that is out there.
Laglisse on April 20th, 2005 08:20 pm (UTC)
That's so cool. I want to take that class.
Jeffrey Carl Faden: Croconionjeffreyatw on April 20th, 2005 09:05 pm (UTC)
Well, it is a year long class, very intensive, and focused on ear training and the subtle nuances (whatever that means) of chord progressions and the like... takes up like all your time.

But you get to make your own conclusions after hearing some songs that some pop songs are based off of them, so I guess that just might be worth it!!!
asgio on April 21st, 2005 12:38 am (UTC)
damn right voldemort cant stop the rock!!
Laglisse on April 21st, 2005 01:57 am (UTC)
Voldemort = the Man.
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名探偵諸龍azhp on April 21st, 2005 01:43 am (UTC)
Bill Cosby likes sweaters.

I like sweaters.

Therefore I am Bill Cosby.
Jeffrey Carl Fadenjeffreyatw on April 21st, 2005 01:45 am (UTC)
You guys are conspiring against me >:\
Jeffrey Carl Fadenjeffreyatw on April 21st, 2005 01:44 am (UTC)
That's really the only "link" I'm talking about - I didn't actually insinuate that Banya worked with, or was even inspired by, Billy Joel.

I was simply surprised that two songs I like, that I would never ever really tie together (besides the fact that I knew earlier that both had melodies by Beethoven), were actually counterparts of one another.

Aaaaannnd, it's not totally true for all sonatas. Early sonatas like Marini's Sonata quarta per sonar con due corde introduced a great amount of room for improvisation, including modulation and uses of different keys. In later works, when the sonata was much more defined, what you said is true.
Sparrowchironsoldier on April 22nd, 2005 10:31 pm (UTC)
this message is important:
yay billy joel!