Discussion in 'The Sound Hound Lounge' started by kindness, Jun 18, 2016.
For me it's Max Martin, he knows how to make a song catchy like no one else.
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.
Dead - Ludwig Vin beethoven for truly celestial music, the greatest of which he wrote while deaf
Living - I will have to think about that
Probably Keith Emerson. He wrote some incredibly complicated music.
Ray Charles came to mind first.
Marvin Gaye next.
Oh, and Freddie Hubbard
Way too many to pick
I'll say Miles
Hendrix for me too. He showed the world a whole new way to play the guitar. Copied by many, equaled by none!
Define musical genius.
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.
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.
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.