Da Musically Inclined Bomb

DePauw University's First Year Seminar on Writing about Music

Sunday, September 10, 2006

how to masterfully debate music.

I just wanted to put a cool title.

Music is made for interpretation, and everyone on the planet hears and interprets things differently. The idea of debating such an open ended subject almost seems pointless. No one person can ever have the final say and the right opinion. There is no wrong way to hear music, so in turn there is no wrong way to form an opinion about a piece/song, w/e.

BUT. If you absolutely HAD to debate music, I think certain things should be taken into consideration. For instance, it would be kind of ridiculous to compare the musical integrity of Brahms vs. Daddy Yankee, so you would have to debate within genres and styles. I think the master music debating should also be between people of equal musical intellect, so both positions would be respectively cognizant of what they're discussing.

To warp it up (because its almost midnight), there is no music guru who can tell you clear cut whether on style or artist is better than another. We each form our own opinions based on not only what we've heard, but where we're from, our families, our friends, etc.



At 9/10/2006 10:57 PM, Blogger Mistuh Bond said...

Right on. That's sorta what I was getting at, although I have no idea who Daddy Yankee is.

At 9/10/2006 11:17 PM, Blogger Nat said...

I really enjoyed and agreed with the part about how we can't say which style or artist is better because we have all been influenced by different backgrounds and types of music.


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