Thursday, September 3, 2009

Chinese music

The blog song is by Li Sheng Jie, one of my favourite Taiwanese singers. I can sing his songs fairly well in KTV.

I think Chinese music is very different from American/English music. Chinese music focusses alot on the experience, the process, the emotions involved, and the thoughts that go through.

Listening to Chinese music, you can as if feel that the songwriter was writing because of his/her own experience.

Nowadays, American/English music on the other side are "emotionally bankrupt". Most Western music focusses on the music, the technical side of music, rather than the lyrics. That's my personal opinion. American/English songs in the 1970s. 1980s, 1990s were very sentimental and full of emotions and reflections.

Modern Western music is quite repetitive (though some are nice), and lots of electronic effects involved.

Chinese music, however generally has kept true to itself, over the years. Not too commercialised and very meaningful. The lyrics are still there. The songwriter's soul and spirit are still untouched. You can still feel what he/she went through.

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