Topic: Shout, come on, shout....
ala the old sixties tune... by lulu....
Definition of 'shout'
1. (noun) shout
a loud burst of voice or voices; a vehement and sudden outcry, especially of a multitudes expressing joy, triumph, exultation, or animated courage
2. (verb) shout
to utter a sudden and loud outcry, as in joy, triumph, or exultation, or to attract attention, to animate soldiers, etc
3. (verb) shout
to utter with a shout; to cry; -- sometimes with out; as, to shout, or to shout out, a man's name
4. (verb) shout
to treat with shouts or clamor
In the case of a shout on riffworld, it is termed a noun, to express the listeners enjoyment, to offer encouragement, to animate the composer to potentially improve, and to basically give the composer, and those involved, a thumbs up.
Why then do we see as in the case of these tunes :
Beg, Borrow and Steal collab by nilton - 158 plays, 15 shouts
Give It to Get It by Coul10 - 464 plays, 55 shouts
Fuel My Revenge by Smik - 173 plays, 31 shouts
Top of The World - Collab - by me - 85 plays, 17 shouts
It seems the percentage to plays does not relate to the percentage of shouts, and in the case of Coul10, 409 people listened and there fingers were obviously amputated or covered in bandages, which caused there inability to shout, or they were so blown away by the music, out of embarassment of there own attempts, no comment could be made.
But let me reiterate, genre, style, ability etc, are not the reason for shouts, it is to promote encouragement, to give the musician who played the piece the recognition and acknowledgement of there musical attempt(s). I, for one, still feel my music is mediocre, though hopefully its starting to improve, and enjoy the input of others, even if that can be to the negative (since that in itself can cause a positive reaction), simply "cool", "enjoyed this", is fine, but saying simply "nice production", really doesn't say that much about the music, since you could say Kylie Minogue, is nicely produced (and maybe she could blame her mother...).
So whilst I, and I admit that I don't spend my evenings listening to every tune on RiffWorld (I do download some though, to listen at leisure), when I do listen, I will shout, even if the music is not within my preference of style.
So very simple, if you listen, give a tune a shout, even give the tune a critique, but don't ever go against the websites conduct when you do, since shouts are for offering encouragement on the related song, not off topic conversation.
Last edited by brillstereodeck (2011-08-06 02:22:41)
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