Feeling Dan Filling Dalam Musik

Feeling Dan Filling Dalam Musik


Beberapa dari kita mungkin sering mendengar istilah “feeling” dalam bermusik. Ketika seseorang ditanya “koq bisa anda langsung tahu chord-nya? koq bisa anda langsung tahu not-nya?” Dan mereka menjawab “by feeling“. Pengertian feeling ini sebenarnya tidak jelas. Beberapa pendapat seperti ini :

  1. Untuk lagu yang sudah pernah didengar, ia tahu jelas chord apa yang dimainkan, not apa yang dibunyikan. Sama seperti kita melihat lampu lalu lintas dan dengan mudah kita bisa menyebutkan itu adalah warna merah, kuning, hijau. Kira-kira seperti itu.
  2. Untuk lagu yang ia belum pernah dengar, ia dapat mengira-ngira mau memakai chord apa untuk bagian ini, dan chord apa untuk bagian itu.

Tapi apapun itu, “feeling” adalah kemampuan bermain dengan baik, tanpa perlu partitur. Kabar baiknya adalah, feeling bisa dipelajari. Hanya memang ada orang-orang yang cepat, ada yang lama. Banyaklah mendengar. Banyaklah bermain. Tapi yang paling penting : banyaklah bermain sambil mendengar. Sama seperti ketika anda pertama kali diberitahu bahwa lampu lalu lintas adalah merah, kuning, dan hijau, dan otak anda butuh merekamnya dengan mata sampai hafal, seperti itulah chord dan nada, otak anda butuh merekamnya dengan telinga, dan itu harus terus dilakukan sampai telinga anda hafal.

Selain feeling, ada juga istilah filler. Filler adalah not-not yang sengaja dibunyikan tapi bukan merupakan not dari badan lagu itu sendiri, dengan tujuan “mempercantik” lagu. Tambahkan seperlunya. Tidak perlu terlalu banyak sehingga jemaat sulit konsentrasi menyanyi. Bagaimanapun, anda bermain supaya jemaat menikmati Tuhan, bukan menikmati permainan anda.

Filler dapat dengan mudah anda buat ketika telinga anda sudah hafal bunyi setiap nada. Jika belum, mungkin akan lebih sulit menciptakan filler. Mintalah bantuan pada orang-orang yang lebih berpengalaman soal ini. Tentu kreasi setiap orang berbeda-beda, dan anda bebas menentukan filler seperti apa yang paling cocok dengan gaya bermain anda. Filler yang terlalu sulit akan mengganggu permainan. Belum hafal chord, sudah harus dipusingkan dengan filler. Ketimbang mengacaukan ibadah, lebih baik pilih aransemen sesimpel mungkin dalam kapasitas anda. Atau memang jika terpaksa, bermainlah chord saja. Kita sedang berbicara dalam konteks musik pengiring, bukan musik pertunjukan. Walaupun filler itu baik, tapi tidak mutlak harus ada.

Artikel oleh Kidung.com
Diterjemahkan oleh Fillius Patria Theodia

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“Feelings” and “Fillings” in Music


A lot of us may have heard the term ‘feeling’ in when playing music. Technically, it is the ‘hunch’ that sends our fingers into striking the right notes. When one asks their fellow player “How do you know the chords?” or “How do you know that ‘C’ comes after the ‘G#’?” they might answer “My hunch tells me so.” or “I felt it that way.” The definition of ‘feeling’ is not clear, however one may define these ‘feelings’ as :

  1. Like the traffic light – where we can tell for certain that the top light is red, followed by amber and green – when one have listened to the song, they can easily tell for certain that the tune that they heard consists of, for example, the musical notes of “C-G-A-B-C.”
  2. For songs that one may not be familiar with, they might tend to ‘feel around’ for the right notes; their ears justifies the notes they struck.

But in however ways one may define it, this ‘feeling’ is the ability to play the song correctly without referring to the musical score. Thus to some, this might sound challenging. However the good news is that we can learn how to ‘feel’. Some may take much shorter to ‘feel’, while others can take much longer. The most important thing is to keep practicing and keep listening. Like when one first are thought that the red on the traffic light means stop, the brain needs some time to interpret the information that the eye sees. In the very same manner, the brain needs some time to interpret the tune that the ear catches.

Another common literate term is ‘filler’. It is when one improvises a song by putting in additional notes between the song’s original notes. These are the note that are struck but is not the vital part of the whole song. It is like icing on the cake; with it, the song will sound better, but without it, the song will still be a song. These ‘fillers’ should not be abused; over-fill a song and the congregation might lose track of what they are singing. Besides, you are accompanying the congregation so that they can enjoy their time with God, not so that they can enjoy your accompaniment like it’s your concert.

One can easily ‘fill’ a song when their ears are familiar with the pitch of the notes that range from the lowest to the highest. If you are not confident with your feelings, it may be even harder to fill. Thus asking for help from a musician who is more familiar benefits not only you but also the congregation. Of course, one’s creativity differs from each other, and so they are free to determine what notes is used to fill, even if you might not agree completely. The complexity of these fillings might sweep you off your foot and puts the whole music off. Thus, find the filling that suits your style of play best. If you can’t find the fillings, then ignore the temptation to fill and stick with the original score – forcing to fill will only disrupt the whole worship. Remember that we are only accompanying the congregation who wants to enjoy His presence, not an audience who pays for a concert. Fillings, like cake icing, are great. But without them, the song will still be a song, like a cake will still be a cake.

Article by Kidung.com
Translated by Fillius Patria Theodia

Comments

  1. soonki says

    Bisa bantu berikan contoh lagu lagu yg umum/dasar progression-nya untuk latihan telinga?

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