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Gabriel Leopardi
post Aug 22 2017, 12:34 AM
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I've found this great article about Instagram and Guitar.


https://www.premierguitar.com/articles/2602..._term=PG+Weekly

"There’s a Japanese concept called wabi-sabi that celebrates the imperfect, impermanent, and incomplete beauty in our naturally imperfect world. Let me put wabi-sabi in terms you’ll understand: A 1954 Les Paul goldtop is prized because of (not despite) its cracked finish and green patina. Wabi-sabi is not auto-tuned, quantized, Photoshopped, or Botoxed. Wabi-sabi is about nature, and nature is unpredictable—not linear or symmetrical, but simultaneously growing and decaying. In our current culture that wants to straighten every crooked line, we’re mesmerized more than ever by nature doing its own thing."

"For decades, there were gatekeepers like record labels, radio, and TV that decided what we got to listen to. Now we can see and hear music in all its ragged, wabi-sabi glory from anybody with access to a cellphone and one bar of connectivity. Enjoy the imperfection while you can. Nothing lasts."



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post Aug 22 2017, 06:38 AM
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Close to being a religious question. Anyhow, I am a strong supporter of this as it reflects reality and it's not sharpened by digital whatever. Interestingly enough, you can relate this concept to every topic in life:


- playing and recording
- business world
- women using make-up (pun intended)

Most probably, I just like it as I am not able to master any tracks though biggrin.gif
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Gabriel Leopardi
post Aug 23 2017, 03:32 PM
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I think that music loses its soul when there is too much digital fix. And I agree that this is applicable to everything.


It's interesting to read more about the concept at wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wabi-sabi


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Todd Simpson
post Aug 23 2017, 05:25 PM
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Well said smile.gif Too much perfection is often the enemy of organic goodness that makes music connect with us. We are imperfect beings. As musicians, we have to work through the imperfection to get better so we know it when we hear it and we know it when it's not there and music sounds fake/sterile. I think this is part of the reason musicians find it so hard to listen to some pop music which is sooooo over produced. It's had the soul, the imperfection, squeezed out.

When Persians would make glorious complicated large rugs by hand, they would add a flaw in them, the "Persian Flaw" to show people that it was not built by machine. So the most valuable rugs all have a different flaw intentionally built it smile.gif


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I think that music loses its soul when there is too much digital fix. And I agree that this is applicable to everything.


It's interesting to read more about the concept at wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wabi-sabi



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