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    Default Ok, I want to listen to some "normal" music with good traditional melodies.

    I feel that there are less and less focus on the old tradition of writing original melodies and using chords/notes in a cleverly way that takes the track from a to b.
    I want to hear several sections/themes in a track that harmonizes well. I want progression/developemnt and expanding of themes/melodies etc. And good varied rhythm that backs it up.

    Where do you find this music today?

    Please take a listen to these:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jtp656Q9bmM
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tH2w6Oxx0kQ
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_VdptStNu-k
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s597mjkKNlQ
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K_PQ4fRQ5Kc

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kajmanen View Post
    I feel that there are less and less focus on the old tradition of writing original melodies and using chords/notes in a cleverly way that takes the track from a to b.
    I want to hear several sections/themes in a track that harmonizes well. I want progression/developemnt and expanding of themes/melodies etc. And good varied rhythm that backs it up.

    Where do you find this music today?

    Please take a listen to these:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jtp656Q9bmM
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tH2w6Oxx0kQ
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_VdptStNu-k
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s597mjkKNlQ
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K_PQ4fRQ5Kc
    Track One is "Kirite - #4 The Forest Of Lapis Lazuli"

    Track Two is "Kansas - Dust in the Wind (Official Video)"

    Track Three is "Suzanne Vega - Undertow"

    Track Four is "Clannad - Almost Seems (Too Late To Turn)"

    Track Five is "Fleetwood Mac - Landslide"

    This sounds more like something that's in the area of Fredx2098 or Kjetil Heggelund's area of expertise... you might want to ask them...

    Me? I can't do it... Too busy... Sorry... Can't make up my mind as to whether I should write an entry in "insane brutal grindcore" about microsongs and Napalm Death, Black Metal - Grey Metal - White Metal, or create another "Country Music... Thank God!" thread on "Alabama"...

    And no offense but this thread sounds like you're trying to trick us into doing your homework for you.

    - Syd
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    For modern rock-type melodic music I like midwest emo. Some examples:

    This Town Needs Guns: https://youtu.be/nRkUR_GdCy4

    American Football: https://youtu.be/VG9VhC0hiTg

    Everyone Asked About You: https://youtu.be/_chH6dTvRho

    Mineral: https://youtu.be/Oo0U0BJN14w

    It sounds like you want something folk-poppy though, and I don't really know any good normal modern folk music (I know some weird stuff though). Here's some older normal (but not completely normal) folk music that I like, in a genre called "American primitivism" or "American primitive guitar" which is just one person with an acoustic guitar, sometimes singing like this guy: https://youtu.be/-lFzu74gtQo

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    I can certainly give you some tracks that are original and melodic, but they won't be the kind of guitar based or celtic type ones you listed.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5rL3...349OtngzJWp989 Odd Beholder: Landscape Escape
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HsV5...&frags=pl%2Cwn Anti-Atlas: Cool is the Night
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7uTA...&frags=pl%2Cwn St. Vincent, The Strangers
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VCTt...&frags=pl%2Cwn Sara Bareilles, Basket Case
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3SAu...&frags=pl%2Cwn Rihanna: Get it Over With

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    are you looking only for contemporary music? And in that case how much contemporary or modern, 10, 20, 30 years? More? Because maybe (or rather probably) I'm ignoring a lot of great stuff, I have the same impression that the focus has progressively gone on other aspects, especially sound and production more than melodic or harmonic creativity, so I can't think of a lot less stuff.
    What time is the next swan?

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    Are you interested in pre-rock music? Cole Porter, Rodgers & Hart, Irving Berlin, the Gershwins, Stephen Sondheim (technically not pre-rock) etc.

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    Split Enz
    "Everyone is born with genius, but most people only keep it a few minutes"

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    The Burt Bacharach and Hal David songbook should keep you busy … and happy!

    My favorite song of theirs is "The Look of Love".

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    Quote Originally Posted by EddieRUKiddingVarese View Post
    Split Enz
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    Quote Originally Posted by SONNET CLV View Post
    The Burt Bacharach and Hal David songbook should keep you busy … and happy!

    My favorite song of theirs is "The Look of Love".
    I've enjoyed this album.

    71y-REsQf-L._SX466_.jpg

    (Maybe not "That's What Friends Are For", but that's not Bacharach/David.)

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