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This is probably one of the more obscure music styles, and some of you may not even consider it as a style of music. Music or not music, it is a form of art that I am interested in making.

I am a rock musician and only know very few good examples of avant-garde music and musique concrète, such as The Beatles' Revolution 9. My brother and I both like how this kind of music sounds, and after having played music with more convenient instruments for over a decade, we've been wanting to try things with tape recorders and sound samples instead. Note that, as my brother said, we are not looking to create bad music and call it avant-garde; we want to make actual, half-decent musique concrète (or at least have a good time trying). Specifically we want to compose and record music, but later on we may also want to try performing it live.

Are there any good tips on how to start out completely from scratch? The do's and don'ts, maybe even some articles that take you by the hand and guide you through the steps of creating a concept and successfully conveying that through musique concrète... anything that could be helpful to a musician who is completely uneducated about this kind of music.

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I think your question can be answered somewhat as-is, but you may have a little better luck by clarifying what exactly you are trying to do. Are you wanting to compose? Perform? Record? All of the above? Also, "avant-garde" is not exactly a style. It sounds like you might be talking about musique concrète, but I'm not entirely sure. –  Andrew Jun 24 '13 at 19:16
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You're right, @Andrew. Musique concrète is indeed a better description of what I'm looking for. Also, we're indeed looking to compose and record it mostly, and perhaps perform it later on in the future if we end up really liking what we're doing. I'll edit my post. –  Lee White Jun 24 '13 at 19:24
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I think this question has potential here if you narrow its scope. Consider starting here and finding a more specific question to ask in order to build on this "starting-point" idea, specifically for the type of music you are attempting to compose and record. For now, I'm voting to reopen because: 1) You are new here, 2) Your question can be edited to be quite good, 3) Potentially-good questions should be encouraged, especially from new users, and 4) I despise unilateral closures. –  Andrew Jun 24 '13 at 22:10
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@Andrew, I second that the question should be reopened. When it has been narrowed down a bit, I'll have a lot to say. –  oberdada Jun 30 '13 at 18:51
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@oberdada And I look forward to reading it! Do you think that it would be possible to edit/narrow the question specifically so that you can provide your answer? Closures/now "on hold" questions can be a bit discouraging for the original author, so if we can provide a little help, that might be a good thing. –  Andrew Jun 30 '13 at 22:04
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closed as not a real question by Matthew Read Jun 24 '13 at 21:01

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