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3-24-2008 @ 12:10AM
I think we were talking about culture here. So here's my take on them.Orcs:Considering their shamanic heritage, I would imagine a lot of them would have a lot of horns, used from the bones and beasts they kill. Not so much with drums, considering it's not so much a thing they'd do and lots of vocals... well, roars... something to that effect.Night Elves:Considering their architecture and culture, there'd be a lot more flutes and strings than anything else. Very similar to the Blood/High elf culture, though with a greater emphasis on flutes than strings, which would serve as a cultural opposite to the aforementioned.Humans:A nice balance of everything. Strings, vocals, percussion, woodwinds. Though, for some reason, vocals always wins out.Dwarves:Woodwinds. Definitely woodwinds, or even brass, considering their affinity to the earth and the minerals she holds.Gnomes:Avoiding the whole thing about techno, I would think that Gnomish contribution to music would sound more similar to 'mechanical music'. Something along the lines of Avant Garde, which places more emphasis on sound, than actual attempts at rhythm or harmony.Draeni:Chants. Considering they live in a Theocracy, where vocal worship would be more favored than anything else, it would stand to reason that all most of, if not all, Draenei, were taught how to sing.Tauren:Already covered much better than I.Forsaken:See above.Trolls:See above.BElves:See Night Elves.
3-25-2008 @ 6:45AM
Very well written, I love to hear a musicians POV for things like this. Although I would suggest you give more thought to the Night Elves.Despite the pop-influenced dances, I know that they would have some of the most beautiful music of all. I'm thinking slower paced melodic strings, woodwinds, and maybe some brass. Music very close to nature that flows with an almost enchanting feel.The closest examples to this I can cite are some of the wonderful scores in The Elder Scrolls III & IV around the forest areas.
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