What Musical Genius do you Respect Most?

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  1. kindness

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    For me it's Max Martin, he knows how to make a song catchy like no one else.
     
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    Hendrix. He was a total game changer. I really don't think anyone else since has had the kind of impact on rock guitar that he did.
     
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    Dead - Ludwig Vin beethoven for truly celestial music, the greatest of which he wrote while deaf

    Living - I will have to think about that
     
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    Probably Keith Emerson. He wrote some incredibly complicated music.
     
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    Legendary.
     
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    Hmmm...

    Ray Charles came to mind first.

    Marvin Gaye next.
     
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    The treeman.
     
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    Krzysztof Penderecki

    Harry Partch

    Trent Reznor
     
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    Oh, and Freddie Hubbard
     
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    Angus Young
     
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    Way too many to pick
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    I'll say Miles
     
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    Alice Cooper.
     
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    Hendrix for me too. He showed the world a whole new way to play the guitar. Copied by many, equaled by none!
     
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    Define musical genius.
     
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    First one that came to my mind too.

    I'm not really sure what the word "genius" really means though, at least in this context. For some reason I can accept that someone like Isaac Newton or Albert Einstein is a genius, but it's harder to say in the arts. E.g., was Zappa a genius? I don't know, but he was talented and worked hard as hell, so he made a lot of great music but genius. Who knows? It probably doesn't matter one way or the other.
     
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    No one specific, but the all-in-one types; the ones who turn their ideas into records without the need for any assistance.

    Brian Wilson, Prince, Nile Rogers, Lenny Kravitz, Pharrell Williams, Josh Homme.
     
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    Bach is incomprehensible in his genius.

    If you only listen to it, you go "wow, that's beautiful". When you understand the structure, math, games, numerical references, your head explodes.
     
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