Linux Arpeggiators, Part 1 (Linux Journal)
Posted Mar 15, 2010 22:24 UTC (Mon) by alvieboy
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" Fundamentally all humans who are not tone-deaf or otherwise medically
deficient have some kind of ability with music: it's innate. Vast numbers
of children tootle out extemporized tunes. "
I have to disagree. Actually those who exhibit disabilities in some areas are extremely good at music and other opposed areas. For example, invisuals. I know a few, they have excellent musical abilities, with no exception. And they also play musical instruments.
" I see no problem at all with making it easier for people to produce music without needing to learn as much first. "
I don't either, as long as that really helps them understanding music and improving their knowledge.
" Complaining about this smacks of elitism to me. "
Sorry if I gave that impression. I'm just trying to understand the reason.
Many friends of mine are able to play a musical instrument. None of them knows anything about music. Why ? They don't care. They know enough to play a little on their own, compose their own musics, always focusing on the instrument.
However, musical knowledge (notation, instruments, so on...) gives you a wider range of artistic abilities. I can only compose for a few instruments, those I played myself. I wish I knew more, I wish I knew everything about instruments, notations, so on. I do not.
I had music lessons. On public schools. Those helped me a lot. Here, in Portugal, public schools teach music, at least the very basic of it. Those impaired are often given even more teachings about the subject.
I hate bad music (99% what comes out of any radio station unfortunately). I am a lousy performer, and a lousy composer. But, each new thing I learn about it, each new technique I use on the instrument, makes me feel happy.
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