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Music creativity – how you can create something fresh by using “contrast” and “connection”

May 22, 2017

I Wanna Be Creative!

You can be creative and create new and something  and interesting by combining existing things in fresh  and unusual ways.

The secret is to have both contrast and connection – surprising connections!

This is a great example I will share with my son in our next creativity session.

Two things that contrast and that should not go together are the old-fashioned and square nature of the BarberShop Quartet (sorry to all the Barber Shop Quartet fans out there – both of you J) and the laid-back looseness of Reggae.

Here is a great example of how Jimmy Fallon’s TV show brought together these two very different genres and yet “it works” (in my opinion) – the harmonies work well and the Barbershop jackets in Jamaican colours seem to work too.

What do you think?

Another great  and unusual creative combination is combining the reggae Dub style with Pink…

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