Rognvald wrote: ↑
Mon Oct 02, 2017 1:33 am
Kevin Cowen wrote: ↑
Sun Oct 01, 2017 8:51 pm
You heard a piece of music you didn't like.
Wow. Hold the front page.
Cheers for sharing that with us.
Bangs head on desk.
Rock Music, Rap, Broadway Musicals, Country Western and the likes of Yanni and John Tesch are music for the masses. Let's not pretend they are something else or elevate them to a level that decidedly they do not deserve. Playing again . . . Rognvald
There are a few well crafted examples of songs in each of these genres, but they are few and far between in my opinion. Even Yanni has a few well crafted bits of music, but as far as being music for the masses, I agree in a general sense. The problem is that the general listening public hasn't had the benefit of being exposed to classical music, or the instruments used to make the music. In my town they are cutting music education from the schools, and by the time a person leaves for higher education, if they do at all in my country, the only music a lot of people have been exposed to is what Dad played in the car on the way to dropping the kiddos off to school before heading to the mill.
When I was in high school, we had a music appreciation class. I can't remember if it was required, but some of the kids clearly didn't want to be there. I learned a lot from that class, and it was my first exposure to truly great music. It was my first taste of classical music, and we learned about certain elements of music like harmonies, and we learned about the composers of such music, etc.
So I guess such appreciation of truly great music, and what makes it great, has to start with the education system. It's a shame that music education gets cut just so that things like football can stay. And as far as I'm concerned, musicals are just as intolerable as rap.