catty Posted October 14, 2008 Share Posted October 14, 2008 (edited) Surely 'lift' is just another term for 'life'. Dance music without lift is flat, even and boring. Add lift or life or emphasis to get the real deal..? "Lift," I think, perhaps refers to motion -- and the kinetic musical aspect; if it's dance music, then it's an apt word to connote the elements of time that suspend the listener in kinetic relationship to the sound. The notes must be played and placed in an arrangement that propels the motion of the piece. This is especially salient in bass playing, where one is often not playng many notes, so the notes that are played must be placed perfectly to elicit optimal effect of time feel. Edited October 14, 2008 by catty Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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