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Music is best listened to than discussed
There´s no accounting for taste
One man’s meat is another man’s poison, particularly where rehearsing and neighbors are concerned, ha ha…
Practise makes perfect
What can be heard can also be used – in the appropriate place!
Professionals and laymen, masters and students all have a place in history but at different levels. Between them are clear distinctions. They are not arbitrarily interchangeable, despite laymen’s frequent claims of:  “I’m a pianist”, “I can improvise”, “You sang so beautifully”, “Great music”, etc. etc. etc.
Good composition, interpretation, improvisation or audio engineering require a corresponding realisation within. He who would make music above and beyond his realisation would be advised to bear the words of J.S. Bach in mind: “The aim and final end of all music should be none other than the glory of God and the refreshment of the soul…. Where this is not observed, there is no real music but only devilish hubbub.”
The great styles in musical world history can be summarised in a few deciding and directing works, which may of courses be substituted for by numerous similar works, like for example: Bach - Goldberg Variations, Mozart - Pianoconcertos, Beethoven – 9th Symphony, Wagner – Tristan and Isolde, Verdi – Othello, Bartok – Concerto for Orchestra, Strawinsky – Le Sacre du Printemps, Messiaen – Turangalila Symphony, Pink Floyd – Wish You Were Here, Billie Holiday – Lady in Satin, J.M. Jarre – Oxygen, Brian Eno – The Pearl, Sven Väth – The Sound of the Sixth Season etc.