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Classic Modern
Debate Score:34
Arguments:23
Total Votes:43
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Better type of music?

By classic I mean 1700s and 1800s - NOT classic rock (for you kids out there).

Classic

Side Score: 20
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Modern

Side Score: 14

WEEZER, NIRVANA, BEACH BOYS, and ROLLING STONES in that order.

Side: Classic
TERMINATOR(6779) Disputed
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By classic I mean 1700s and 1800s - NOT classic rock (for you kids out there).

Side: Classic

Oh, My bad. Then I don't really have a preference.--------

Side: Classic

Anything is better than that rap crap. ;)

It's interesting to note that classical music was considered modern music in its time. Kids would camp out for days to get into a Mozart concert. They didn't have lighters so they used candles. ;)

Side: Classic

Agreed 110%. I'd sooner listen to Metallica! However - my favorites from the 1800s are Mendelssohn and Wagner. The Germans always were superior to those French people. The Germans should be held in higher regard than that French crap.

Granted, I have heard a few French pieces that I like - can't think of any right now, though.

Same with art. The Germanic peoples were amazing at art. I can think of one Frenchman whom I would hold in similar regard: http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/6/61/William-Adolphe_Bouguereau_(1825-1905)_-_Nymphs_and_Satyr_(1873).jpg

Side: Classic
1 point

A very good point. Yes, classical music was modern in it's day, but today's modern music is a lot worse than previous music genres, not better, like the classical music was. I'd say that music started off in medieval times, then progeassively got better, peaked at 1750-1800, then started slowly declining. Around the 1980's it started to get a lot worse because most music was, from that point on, was created electronically.

Side: Classic
saltydabeast(1) Disputed
0 points

umm hb not.............. ya rap is goodso i dont kno what your talkng about

Side: Modern
TERMINATOR(6779) Disputed
1 point

Says the person who cannot spell.

Side: Classic
laurjohn(97) Disputed
0 points

No it's not. It's not even music, it's just monotone talking along with the same, boring drumbeat. If you're looking for music that has feeling in it's lyrics, have a look at blues, jazz and their sub-genres.

Side: Classic
0 points

I think everyone has their own opinion on this. It depends on your raising, where/how you were raised, and in what culture.

Technically speaking, classical is the best music. (By the way, the classical period of music was around 1750-1800-before that was baroque, and after it was romantic. Anything after 1900 is 'modern')

It is a lot more beautiful to listen to. What kind of educated person prefers the crap that makes the charts today over Wagner's 'Ride of the Valkyries'?

Classical music is also more complicated and therefore actually requires talent to play. Anyone can learn guitar by watching youtube in an hour, but it takes much practice and time to play some of the best music ever composed. Need proof? look at a typical grade 6 piano piece, then look at a rock song-wait, it doesn't even come in notated music, but it should be easy enough seeing it has only 3 powerchords.

Classical music uses a wider variety of instruments, and can therefore make many types of sounds, as opposed to one guitar making different sounds electronically. Classical music is real music. All music was until the late 80's, and eventually to now where all music we hear on the radio, or have on our iPods is more electronically generated than actual human-played music.

Rap is NOT music, it's some black guy talking to a drumbeat, no actual notes at all. Even modern acoustic music is just the same riff played over and over again.

Another thing: listening to, and especially playing classical music is beneficial for the brain and development for infants, while modern music causes tinitis or partial deafness, and it just sounds horrible. It's just a whole lot of loud noise, who on earth can actually say they like that crap?

Now I'm not saying that all modern music is crap. Jazz and Blues, for example, are wonderful music genres, just like the old rock'n'roll band like the Beatles. Even some small, unpopular bands today are actually pretty good, but the bands that are actually famous and have albums, world tours, they're just crap. Most of them only became famous entirely by chance.

Side: Classic
2 points

modern is wayyy better then classical crap i cant believe anyone listens to that...its anoying and has like noooo purpose i like a beat i can dance to like pop or rap or hip hop or pretty much anything...cept country or classical

Side: modern
laurjohn(97) Disputed
1 point

'i like a beat i can dance to'

What do you think a Waltz is?

'modern is wayyy better then classical crap i cant believe anyone listens to that'

Well, that's your opinion. I think that classical is wayyy better than modern crap I can't believe anyone listens to that.

Side: Classic
1 point

I agree. I want a beat that makes me want to pop and drop not something someone would do the foxtrot too. Lolz. I like club music....

Side: modern
2 points

I can listen to both, however I lean more towards modern. I like rock, reggae, rap, hip hop, techno, country, jazz, R&B;, essentially everything. I do like listening to a little Chopin every now and then. ;)

Side: modern
2 points

Classical music is shit and boring. Maybe one or two tunes were decent - and they've been improved by DJ's who use them as samples.

Rap, RnB, Reggae. - Can't touch this.

Side: modern
2 points

I personally prefer Classic music but i do love all kinds of music. Jls are my favourite but the others are cool. :D x

Side: modern
2 points

Any modernish style music goes with me as long as it's not that frikin country stuff. Screamo, rap and pop are my fav. Classical not only makes me want to fall asleep it also makes me want to puke... how can people stand that boring stuff?

Side: modern
1 point

Well, it really all depends on the kind of person you are. For example, people like me (generally smarter people) think that modern music is boring, because most modern songs are just the same loop of the same 3 powerchords, while classical music has dynamics, many different scales, tempos and musical instruments.

Side: Classic
2 points

I play classic music in band and only band. I love my hip hop and r&b;along with a smidgen of rap

Side: modern
1 point

Way to Go!

It's well known that the best thing to develop yourself musically is to listen to all the different types of music around you.

Side: Classic