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    Do you value it? I listen to music that I don't think will be timeless but find to be fun to listen to anyways.
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    I think that timelessness relies mostly on the instrumentation, and not the music itself.

    I personally don't care whether something sounds dated or not, if its good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by E Cristobal Poveda View Post
    I think that timelessness relies mostly on the instrumentation, and not the music itself.

    I personally don't care whether something sounds dated or not, if its good.
    There is so much that goes into why something becomes "timeless" other than the music itself. Such as popularity of the Artist, lowest common denomenator lyrical themes (love songs)...something that describes a time that isn't forever is still relevant.
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    There is no music which is really "timeless". Unfortunately, peoples are changing permanently. And any music is subjective. You are listening and hope that it is really "timeless", but one hundred/thousand years later what peoples are supposed to do with your opinion?

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    The music that is more likeable and has stronger chords/melody/harmony structure and is more original will probably become timeless.
    Some classical music is timelss, but also pop music, etc.
    There is also some great music that won't become timeless because most people didn't hear it.

    Examples of timeles music:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fPmruHc4S9Q
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3T2VizbQAwY
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i3Q8h-fDfEI
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ho9rZjlsyYY

    Derivative music that will mean nothing few years from now:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OQitfe8u7i4

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    Quote Originally Posted by nikola View Post
    The music that is more likeable and has stronger chords/melody/harmony structure and is more original will probably become timeless.
    Some classical music is timelss, but also pop music, etc.
    There is also some great music that won't become timeless because most people didn't hear it.

    Examples of timeles music:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fPmruHc4S9Q
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3T2VizbQAwY
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i3Q8h-fDfEI
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ho9rZjlsyYY

    Derivative music that will mean nothing few years from now:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OQitfe8u7i4
    Maybe, I'm just not concerned with it anymore. My focus is expression, nothing else.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Captainnumber36 View Post
    There is so much that goes into why something becomes "timeless" other than the music itself. Such as popularity of the Artist
    Very much so. Nothing will kill a work's chances at timelessness like being written by an unworthy composer. Questions like this always make me think of the Missa Da pacem, initially thought to be written by Josquin and revered for that reason, which was kicked out of the canon after it was discovered to be the work of Noel Bauldeweyn. The music itself was apparently not enough to save it.
    Last edited by Eschbeg; Nov-28-2018 at 19:12.

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