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Manuel Marino Music Composer

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It seems like modern music is lacking the magic it once had. We are inundated with a flood of tunes that are technically altered to sound “in”, but the result is often a disappointing mix of sounds, heavy electronic assistance, and less emphasis on vocals. There is a culture of global consumption, and artists seem to lack the skills that allow them to deliver a truly innovative musical masterpiece.

One of the contributing factors to this state of banality is the fact that many artists simply cover already existing songs. They take melodies from past decades, such as the 80s and 90s, and give them a modern twist in terms of sound. Unfortunately, this approach rarely succeeds in captivating listeners and remains nothing more than an unsuccessful attempt to create something new.

Originality is not an infinite resource. However, in the past, music was genuine and had the ability to mesmerize the audience, a quality that much of today’s music lacks. The problem lies in the overwhelming focus on high-tech production, where lyrics and the message they convey often go unnoticed. The so-called “smashing hits” all seem to follow a universal formula, relying on autotune and beats while the voice is relegated to the background.

If you want to reconnect with originality, a suggestion is to try learning an instrument that allows for quality expression, such as the guitar. You can acquire one and attempt to create something unique with its captivating strings. At Sounds Great Music, investing in effects pedals can be a great idea if you are passionate about bringing a fresh perspective to the value of music. Remember, practice makes perfect, so why not create a new track over time?

The reason behind the uninspiring state of today’s music lies in the fact that most of it fails to establish a connection between the listeners and the music itself. It merely represents a symbol of originality that appears overshadowed. Metaphorically speaking, in order to cast away the darkness and welcome the sunlight once again, we need inspiration as a savior for all who seek to consume music with fascination, rather than just for mass consumption.

It is imperative to break away from the label of monotonous music with shallow lyrics. Artists should focus their attention on simple details like a guitar tune or a piano melody and incorporate their voice into the equation. They can pair instrumental creativity with their own voices, leaving behind clichéd lyrics and explicit visuals. Artists should strive to capture the essence of originality using essential and timeless instruments!

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