elbow room only

A community forum for fans of the mercury prize winning manchester band
 
HomeHome  GalleryGallery  FAQFAQ  SearchSearch  RegisterRegister  Log inLog in  

Share | 
 

 How do they do it?

View previous topic View next topic Go down 
AuthorMessage
bobmc
newborn
newborn


Number of posts : 5
Location : Mo'town (NJ)
Registration date : 2012-01-25

PostSubject: How do they do it?    Wed 01 Feb 2012, 16:55

Any insight to whether any of the boys are 'trained'? As a musical hack, I have yet to listen to any of the albums and not marvel at the arrangements, harmonies, etc.

I have been reading some articles online, but most of the 'print' I find is dedicated to wherever album/tour/award was current at time of interview, not playing, arranging etc.
Back to top Go down
View user profile
emma
friend of ours
friend of ours
avatar

Female Number of posts : 144
Age : 27
Location : Toronto, Canada
Registration date : 2008-04-01

PostSubject: Re: How do they do it?    Fri 03 Feb 2012, 01:55

As far as I know, they're all self-taught musicians. Guy used to say in interviews that they're not "proper" musicians (i.e. musically trained), but I don't think they would say that now with what they've achieved! From an earlier interview, Guy definitely said that they couldn't read music anyway. Pretty impressive I have to say!

_________________
And the truth never frays a good yarn
Moderator
Back to top Go down
View user profile http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=2226544041
bobmc
newborn
newborn


Number of posts : 5
Location : Mo'town (NJ)
Registration date : 2012-01-25

PostSubject: Re: How do they do it?    Fri 03 Feb 2012, 15:15

Emma

So they continue to amaze me. Unsure of what is on the radio in Canada, but the stuff here has barely risen above the 3 or 4 chords that started rock music 5 decades ago. No harmonic development, no dynamics and lyrics written by teenage boys it seems.

Bob (father of 5YO Emma who thinks Forget Myself is the best dance tune ever)
Back to top Go down
View user profile
emma
friend of ours
friend of ours
avatar

Female Number of posts : 144
Age : 27
Location : Toronto, Canada
Registration date : 2008-04-01

PostSubject: Re: How do they do it?    Sat 04 Feb 2012, 14:30

To be honest, I rarely listen to the radio, and when I do I listen to BBC radio online! Overall I definitely prefer the UK music scene. And when I have children someday I hope they are little Elbow fans too Smile otherwise they'll just have to put up with hearing it all the time!

_________________
And the truth never frays a good yarn
Moderator
Back to top Go down
View user profile http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=2226544041
Sponsored content




PostSubject: Re: How do they do it?    

Back to top Go down
 
How do they do it?
View previous topic View next topic Back to top 
Page 1 of 1

Permissions in this forum:You cannot reply to topics in this forum
elbow room only :: welcome to elbow room only :: elbow music-
Jump to: