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    What do you love about music

    Is it just a tune that strikes you? Is it something about human life or good and bad that strikes you?
    If it's just a tune of a song, how can you define a music piece as well written or not, because nearly all kinds of music can convey some kind of feeling to you. Wrong answer?
    Then it must be something moral, because only music that makes you think can endure listening to over and over again, then well-written or bad-written music can be distinguished. But problem is, isn't it the tune of music that catches you first? I guess many of us here like the tune of a music piece more than its so-called theme.
    And do you think you can really 'learn big things' from music?

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    Woo, we are getting deep. I love music,it's pretty much all I do,I rarely watch TV or go to the movies or do much else,I have been serious about it since I was eight when I bought my very first single. It has educated me, amused me, made me cry, given me legend and philosophy.All life is here. From the simplest to the mathematical complex. Bad music is only music that fails to reach it's intended audience.
    Things may come things may go ,but the Artschool dance goes on forever.

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    I like music that is soothing. To me the oldest recorded music is found
    in the book of psalms where King David was the composer. It told of his
    troubles and his successes in life. Praise and worship music can really lift
    you up or touch your heart. I have the gift of music or I couldn't play it
    on any instrument except the drums. I can't play drums at all. I've tried
    many times to play them. Anything from the smallest piccalo to the
    mighty pipe organ I can play it. If I can't play an instrument at the time
    I will listen to a cd or let my computer play the music.
    judy tooley

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    Music does convey feelings within me ... I sometimes refer to a musical piece as a "tone poem". I tend to consider the whole piece and not just a single line tune when listening. I revel in its structure and in that way fully appreciate the piece as it was written by the composer. Pictures At An Exhibition is a great example of tone poem composing for me.

    When composing, I will sometimes use a visual element for inspiration and other times reflect on spoken words and visualize a picture of those words. When improvising at the organ console, sometimes I get completely mesmerized by the pipe work, and become one with the instrument, breathing in, and feeling it expell air with every note played.

    Now, I really must get a decent portable digital recorder so that I can record those pieces and import them into my notation software program. When those trance like inspirational improvs end, so does any memory of what I played ... a real bummer

    I'll have to ponder about learning big things from music a while longer ...
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    What I love about music is it that it has some power. It can be used to do so many things. It can be used from entertainment to making a person seeing the world in a different view. Music can be used to give an army morale, or simply be used to relax to.

    The reason I like writing and playing is that I can make people like music and be entertained. I personally like the drumset because I can make people feel that groove.

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    So many things... It turns the often conflicting emotions of life into something beautiful. And beauty justifies life, for me anyway. Maybe I've been reading too much Nietzsche.

    There's also its spiritually enlightening power, like Beethoven said: "When I open my eyes I must sigh, and must despise the world which does not know that music is higher revelation than all wisdom and philosophy."

    And the way it draws you in to experience something first hand. What other art form is so deeply engaging? In this way it's excellent at communicating profound ideas.

    Could go on for hours...

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    Quote Originally Posted by wtwt5237 View Post
    Is it just a tune that strikes you? Is it something about human life or good and bad that strikes you?
    If it's just a tune of a song, how can you define a music piece as well written or not, because nearly all kinds of music can convey some kind of feeling to you. Wrong answer?
    Then it must be something moral, because only music that makes you think can endure listening to over and over again, then well-written or bad-written music can be distinguished. But problem is, isn't it the tune of music that catches you first? I guess many of us here like the tune of a music piece more than its so-called theme.
    And do you think you can really 'learn big things' from music?
    I think hearing music often reassures a person that there is still beauty and life in the world. As long as there is a living creature, some type of music can be made - it may not be what we are used to hearing but birds will sing, humans will sing, tap stones or sticks etc. Sometimes a tune connects with your emotions of the moment and all of the sudden, that particular piece takes on a different meaning - maybe today and for a week, it is beautiful to you but next month while still appreciating the beauty, the same meaning has faded.

    Can you learn big things from music? I am not sure about that but since very few people can stand to hear the same note played over and over at the same rhythm, I think you learn there must be change, contrast in all things. You must have some sorrow to appreciate great joy, total dark makes light seem that much brighter.

    Deb

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    Smile pipe organ

    I just had a practice session with my local church organ and played
    some classical to contemperory gospel music. I just love some of the
    new gospel that is out now. It gives the pipe organ quite a workout
    as well as myself. I still have a hard time reaching the bass pedals.
    I wished I could find the right shoes so that I can which will have to
    be platform shoes with a soft bottom. I don't want to do harm to
    the organ.
    judy tooley

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    I love the fact that music can evoke emotion and make you feel happy, sad, sexy and so much more inbetween. Existance without it would be very dull!
    Im sure thats agreed....

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    what I love about music?

    I can't agree more! I even have the right music for any holiday even
    Halloween with some new age and Tocata & fugue. That one I know
    is played at that time even though it was written by Bach as a religious
    piece for maybe a catholic mass or something. Jazz can leave you
    feeling sexy or a church hymn that lifts up your spirits and make you
    feel like a big burden has left you. That is what I like about music.
    I have another question for all of us musicians. Do you enjoy playing
    your music like I do? I have a ball playing the church pipe organ or
    sit and play the piano or guitar as if I'm loving an old friend for hours.
    Let me know something yall!
    judy tooley

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    Music is my other voice, the one I use instead of the "usual" one when I cannot express what I've got inside in my hard or too emotional moments. It surely depends on the mood: when I'm particularly happy, it's loud, dynamic music; when I feel down, it's slow, solemn music; music is the means by which my mood can be cheered up when I'm sad, and the means by which I can calm my nerves when I'm even too excited or agitated. Music runs through my veins, it's part of my DNA.

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    Music is going with me everywhere. It makes me feel better when I have a bad day, it's my company when I'm alone, I've listened to if I want, and not if I don't.

    Just I can't live without music because it takes part of my live!

    Tom.

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    I like music because it stays ith me everywhere I go. I think about it and carry it in my heart

    and also on technological devices, like this mobile music site - I download music to my cell phone and just listen...

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    Hi Krummhorn,

    I have since earliest childhood always looked upon music as a tone poem - in many cases, an epic tone poem or a rhapsodic tone poem. Since music and poetry are so intimately related to each other, I enjoy them best together.

    Cheers,

    Corno Dolce
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    *Protagoras: "Truth is subjective. What is true for you, and what is true for me, is true for me. Your opinion is true by virtue of its being your opinion."

    *Socrates: "My opinion is: Truth is absolute, not opinion, and that you are in absolute error. Since this is my opinion, then according to your philosophy you must grant that it is true."

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    What I love about music is that is the perfect expression of human creativity. It actively reaches out to people and grabs them. You can't ignore it like you can a book or a painting. If music is playing, you will notice it.

    And it's universal (this applies to paintings, too, of course). Music can be understood by anyone who hears it.

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