September 2011

  • Making use of Musical Cliches

    A cliché sounds like a bad thing. Something old, unoriginal and over used. However, like it or not, this describes pretty much all the music we play and listen to. Sometimes we listen to a new piece of music and find we don’t like it but it grows on us after hearing it a few times. If you hear a sound that is new to you, it takes you a little while to get used to it. John Coltrane said he wanted to play music without resorting to cliché, and if you listen to ‘A Love Supreme’ you will get an idea what he meant.