Comments: More Gratuitous Tolkien Geekery Posting

Speaking with authority as a father of a 15 year old son, the orcs' style has to be screamo.

Posted by jeff at July 28, 2008 09:58 AM

Here's how the riders of Rohan sound when they sing: http://muzetunes.com/playback.asx?c=qQOtQPMlqJ2wSjlSssvA7WNQBptYnFrkhFOuyRxte7w=&f=B

Don't try that at home. But it's less difficult than you might imagine to make up tunes on the fly while you read.

Posted by Bill Befort at July 28, 2008 01:15 PM

what would the musick of Middle Earth sound like?

My guesses:

Elvish music sounds like opera.

Hobbit music sounds like bluegrass or folk singers.

The music of Rohan is probably like traditional Irish music: laments sung in Gaelic, and dancing music that comes right out of "Riverdance."

Gondor music probably sounds like Scots Gaelic. Or maybe it's like those monks' chants that were popular a few years ago.

Orcs just have to sing rap. If you can call it "singing."

Posted by wolfwalker at July 28, 2008 05:30 PM

Connery voice: "That'sh forty two, Mashter Elf. The lasht one had an ahrn collar, and I've put a notch in my axe."

Posted by The Abbot at July 28, 2008 07:11 PM