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Dialects, Idioms and Languages by Igor Saavedra

The musical styles are one of the most interesting and rich dimensions that music can offer to the world, but at the same time if they are conceived and understood in a wrong manner, they can get to a point that can create musical barriers among the regular people, and which is worse, among musicians.

As any dialect, they proliferated within a “Tribal context,” so Rockers, Jazzists, Folklorists, Blues Musicians, Classical Musicians and hundreds more of these “tribes” were spread through the surface of this planet “flying the flags of their own truth” without even noticing it.

The most interesting thing to mention here is that in this particular scenario, which is the Musicology and History of Music context, “The Dialect created the Tribe,” and not the opposite like will happen within the context of Anthropology and Sociology.

“Musicians who played Rock created Rock but Rock created the Rockers… and musicians who played Jazz created Jazz but Jazz created the Jazzists, etc… as you can see this is completely twisted, and for that reason in my opinion is a nonsense situation”.

I’m trying to say in fact that subterranean processes took control of this potentially perfect musical situation which was the amazing variety of musical styles, and that the avid and greedy dogma “ate” some part of this beautiful, natural and spontaneous process. A dark, corrosive and sneaky fundamentalism, inherent to the human specie, irrupted and caused more damage than anybody expected.

We never have to forget that those dialects were indeed born from one of the most wonderful “idioms” that life has provided us with, which is the music as a whole, and I want to stress the fact that I’m saying, “One of the most wonderful idioms,” because I don’t see music as a language like everybody says and in fact I don’t think that’s the only wonderful idiom either.

In my opinion music is just a part of the real “Universal Language” which is “Art” and the most wonderful aspect of this proposal is that when you get the real ability to dominate the “Wonderful Universal Language of Art,” you’ll become immediately capable of communicating with every other idiom in this world, like Music, Painting, Sculpting, Writing, Dancing, etc… and needless to say, you’ll be able to communicate fluently in any dialect as well.

People who want to dedicate their life to cultivate and to master a specific dialect, or people who want to dedicate their life to cultivate and to master a specific idiom will have all the right to follow those paths, and probably in my opinion they’ll find in music the essence of life itself, but in my life I’ve heard thousand of experts on specific dialects, and also thousand of masters in specific idioms, that despite the fact of their infinite talent and abilities, they couldn’t communicate with anybody except with themselves.

Very few will be the ones that will be truly able to communicate something, and I’m sure they’ll be able to do so through the Universal Language, which is Art. They will be able to talk straight to your heart without any intermediary, and the idiom or dialect they’ll choose to establish that communication will be completely unimportant.

Art, on its most profound, complete and sublime meaning is, “The Infinite love Language” that squeezes your whole soul so to get the very essence of existence and then sharing it with every human being; luminous… free… and deprived of any kind of violence…

See you in the next issue…

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