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  • 241.
    making sense of sound


    In Plato’s time fools used to say
    there are no rules for music that you play.
    Being law-abiding when you write
    a piece of music often won’t excite
    the fools who will demand of you to break
    its laws, while claiming that the word mistake
    doe not apply to music. It is pleasure
    that’s their bottom line, every measure
    composed in any manner the composer
    may wish. I do not want to be imposer
    of any law that may inhibit your
    ability to write, but I feel sure
    that ultimately it is only fools
    who break in music, as in life, all rules.

    In music as in life there’s right and wrong,
    and both of them, in order to last long,
    must follow norms, as Plato once declared.
    a view that by this poet now is shared,
    while hoping antinomians are not friendless,
    like Wagner making melody that’s endless.
    Music is a stock that never should be shorted.
    Like any lover that you may have courted,
    it follows rules on which you should go long,
    avoiding dissonances that sound wrong,
    except for all the ones that are resolved
    like problems that in life that have been solved.
    Only by preventing disappearance
    of rules can life-like music reach coherence.

    Inspired by Plato, cited in “Making Sense of Sound, ” by James F. Penrose in the WSJ, January 27,2010, reviewing Ruth Katz’s “A Language of Its Own, ” describing a grammar of music that evolved over the centuries without any overt instruction, giving an internal coherence to music and allowing it to adapt to cultural and social change, with a shared understanding between musicians and audiences. Penrose writes;

    “Through foolishness they deceived themselves into thinking that there was no right or wrong way in music, that it was to be judged good or bad by the pleasure that it gave.” With these words Plato complained about the “promiscuous cleverness and a spirit of law-breaking” that characterized the music of the time—the fourth century B.C. Even then, it seems, music had a form and structure that guided its composition and performance, for “law-abiding” musicians anyway…. Beethoven, in Mr. Katz’s view, never damaged the system of harmonic tonality and “integrated” form, for all his iconoclasm. But a succession of composers––including Schumann, Liszt and, above all, Wagner––chipped away at coherence by preparing unprepared and unresolved chords, chromatic alterations, and above all modulations into remote keys. With his “unendlische Melodie (infinite melody) and other devices, Wagner savaged traditional musical structures even as he created astonishingly beautiful music. The gulf between past and present widened as the 20th century progressed––but there were pockets of resistance, Ms. Katz observes. Debussy joined the moderns in rebelling against the constraints of harmonic tonality but found coherence in modal forms and in melodic tonality. Composers like Bartok, Ravel and Janacek, though also pushing the boundaries of traditional harmony, appealed to the ear by retaining crucial elements of traditional tonality… [Ms Katz] is hopeful that musical tradition can regain its footing, perhaps by recreating the “abstracting” process that allowed Wesstern music, despite its inability to describe what it does, to beguile and fascinate us for so long.

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  • 242.
    Do You Still Dance?

    The whispers in my mind are here again.
    I know you don't hear them
    but you're where they began.
    I should have turned them off read more »

  • 243.
    Music of a Vision.

    If I could ever hear
    The music, of a flower
    Slowly unfurling to bloom
    Blowing out kisses of perfume read more »

  • 244.
    My Heart's Voice

    Love is a feeling that can't be explained in words
    Music is a sound that can't be expressed in words
    Like Love and Music my heart has a voice
    And must be heard read more »

  • 245.

    The music starts

    I am alone with my pain read more »

  • 246.
    It's Music Not Noise

    Love Music, Hate Noise
    Music may heal you
    Noise may irritate you
    Different from every aspect. read more »

  • 247.
    Music, My Life

    Its music that wakes me up every morning
    You can hear it even when people are mourning
    Its music that makes everything great
    By being everyone’s best mate read more »

  • 248.

    The great reggae music
    Written by Selvin ‘Ewan’ McRae

    It’s the music of the kings read more »

  • 249.

    Can you feel the music,
    As it calms your soul,
    Music helps to keep us
    on our feet. read more »

  • 250.

    TAKES YOU TO ANOTHER LIFE, read more »

  • 251.
    Music Notes

    The most beautiful thing I'll ever know
    A music note
    A note after another note read more »

  • 252.
    Music, Heart, Soul

    Music is in my heart.
    Nothing can set us apart.

    Music is in my head. read more »

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  4. MuSiC, Vanashree Mashelkar
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  6. Incidental Music, David Harris
  7. Ode To Music, Daegan Buckner
  8. Music man, Angel A. Lockwood
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  25. Music, Meena Mustafa
  26. Music is..., Madeline anderson
  27. Music, Justine Welcome
  28. Music Notes, Aerin Andre
  29. Music Is Just Like Me, Bryan Maro
  30. Lord Of Music (Hari Ng Musika), Marites C. Cayetano
  31. My Perspective Of music In My Life<3, princess artis
  32. Music, Karley Kay
  33. Music, Blessing Ekpe
  34. Music, machelle harris
  36. I Wanted the Music of Another World, Shalom Freedman
  37. Music To Me, Aleigh Miller
  38. lost in the music, brittney crozier
  39. Music to Relax, Divyesh J. Shah
  40. Music Is Universal!, Ramesh T A
  41. Music can tell a story, Maria Luisa Taylor
  42. Mammary Tunes, Mark R Slaughter
  43. MUSIC, anees akbar
  44. Music, Kyle Froehlich.
  46. Freedom through music, Harrison Fairchild
  47. Music, Martina Salazar
  48. Music, Lillianne Rosewood
  49. Music is Heaven, Gita Ashok
  50. .....MUSIC IN OUR HEARTS, Ken e Hall
  51. Music, My Life, Rohan Saxena
  52. Street Music, Lesbia Harford
  53. Music Haiku, Ashley Avila
  54. Violin, Mark R Slaughter
  55. Music Man (The), David Thomas
  56. My music, Jamyia Herman
  57. musik 101, Thelma Flores
  58. MUSIC IS ENDLESS, Sreekala Sukumaran
  59. What is music?, Jessica Cole
  60. Music Is Life, Person You Don't Know
  61. The Music, Aaron Burr
  62. Music, Tracy Granucci
  63. Music, Shabz Aftermath
  64. Life without music, RiRi S...
  65. (-MuSiC-), Miranda Brewer
  66. Music, Naani Aslam
  67. what is music, robert otim
  68. Music, my favorite place, jackrabbit krjs
  69. The Piano Lurched, Mark R Slaughter
  70. Music……, Abhijit Surve
  71. Music, jackrabbit krjs
  72. music love, inno goosen
  73. music is what i live 4, tiki boo
  74. Music alone shall live, U. ashley ogonor
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