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My Feelings about Various Styles of Music

I had a message from a very active-minded young student of mine in the MusicAtOurHouse program, who wrote:

"Dear Mr. Johnson,
"The reason I’m sending this is because I would like to know your opinions on modern pop music/rock ’n’…
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My Feelings about Various Styles of Music

I had a message from a very active-minded young student of mine in the MusicAtOurHouse program, who wrote:

"Dear Mr. Johnson,
"The reason I’m sending this is because I would like to know your opinions on modern pop music/rock ’n’…
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Music Doesn't Matter?

Many people implicitly hold the notion that music doesn't matter, that it has no real consequences and therefore is not one of the important things to judge seriously. I once heard someone say on the radio, making an analogy about…
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Music Doesn't Matter?

Many people implicitly hold the notion that music doesn't matter, that it has no real consequences and therefore is not one of the important things to judge seriously. I once heard someone say on the radio, making an analogy about…
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"Note-System" vs. "Sound-Flavor"

To understand a wide variety of styles of music, one needs a basic distinction between musical elements which are part of a system of note relationships and connections, versus those aspects which are merely stylistic or qualitative sensory attributes. These…
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"Note-System" vs. "Sound-Flavor"

To understand a wide variety of styles of music, one needs a basic distinction between musical elements which are part of a system of note relationships and connections, versus those aspects which are merely stylistic or qualitative sensory attributes. These…
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Anthems of Pride: The Spirit of the Olympics on CD

Have you ever noticed that during occasions that have a special spiritual significance, people's taste in music improves? The longest, most striking example of this is Christmas time, when people who are otherwise content with whatever DJs put on the…
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Anthems of Pride: The Spirit of the Olympics on CD

Have you ever noticed that during occasions that have a special spiritual significance, people's taste in music improves? The longest, most striking example of this is Christmas time, when people who are otherwise content with whatever DJs put on the…