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WAGNER'S RING (a political/philosophical question for all of us)

I just came across this. It is an article, imo, about the future of all live art music and about the future of all of us either as performe…

Started by Socrates Arvanitakis

38 Oct 16, 2018
Reply by Saul Dzorelashvili

Socrates, I'm up for some good-natured debate.

I am fascinated by your absolute rejection of "atonal". I agree that it is kind of a "catch-all" term. Yet so is "classical", for that matt…

Started by Bob Porter

25 Sep 12, 2018
Reply by H. S. Teoh

Is it harder to write fast music, or slow music?

Gav brought this up in his ballad thread. I'd like to hear everyone's thoughts on this, and expand it beyond his piece. A few ground rules.…

Started by Bob Porter

47 Jun 19, 2018
Reply by Lawrence Aurich

How can we define music?

The question has come up many times here as to what is music. Isn't that questioned answered by what you compose? Isn't what you write a re…

Started by roger stancill

755 Feb 13, 2018
Reply by steven gustin


This thread's theme may be related to questions arising from Ray's recent threads on musical intentions/resulting performances and main req…

Started by Socrates Arvanitakis

4 Jul 31, 2017
Reply by H. S. Teoh

Beginner to intermediate composers

I don't know if anyone cares. But it has been awhile since I posted last on these forums. I have composed a lot since then. I have in all…

Started by andrew thornton

2 Jul 6, 2017
Reply by Socrates Arvanitakis

Music Dissection forum has been renamed

Hello everyone, the forum is now "Music Analysis and Critique"

Started by Gav Brown

1 Jun 10, 2017
Reply by George Abbott

Musical development: album or competition?

A few months ago I composed about 15 minutes of electronic music of various instruments/synthesizers using FL Studio. I had a theme that c…

Started by andrew thornton

2 May 14, 2017
Reply by Steve Chandler

How to fail a kid at Music: a User's Guide.

For awhile I have wanted to put together a guide on how music educators and music curriculum designers can do maximum damage to a kid's ab…

Started by andrew thornton

3 Nov 8, 2016
Reply by Kristofer Emerig

Progressive Rock's Relationship to Classical Music

It seems to me that this is where some of the energy lost from traditional classical music went to: the great progressive rock movement of…

Started by Gav Brown

44 Oct 28, 2016
Reply by andrew thornton


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