I have been thinking about this quite a bit lately and would like your opinions. I grew up as a brass player and at that time had no doubt that the single greatest type of music was that music which had "lots of brass", concert band,etc. As I got educated, I became convinced that symphonic work was " the pinnicle of musical endeavor"
I loved rock and roll as a teen, and then got more and more interested in jazz, especially when Blood Sweat and Tears and Chicago did that fusion of jazz and rock in the early 70's. Folk was always a wonderful medium for me ,and when disco came along I have to say that I really appreciated the complex orchestration although the music itself, especially the fact that no beat had distinction, was a bit boring to me. I played Dixieland as a youngster as well as a number of Minstrel shows,and always admired the folks that could keep that library of music in their heads at one time. I even enjoy hearing a bit of barbershop from time to time. I have always enjoyed the pure technique of polka band musicians, zydeco players and bluegrassers. Now I am performing a do-wop show of 30 songs with 4 part "gee whiz," harmony songs and having a blast. My accompanist is a retired piano man who played 13 years on a cruise chip and gigged around Europe for 5 years just playing piano bars.
My sentament is that music is all wonderful, some of it appeals to me more than other types, but I have to say I enjoy all of it. I have to say country is not my thing but I appreciate the terrific musicianship that so many country artists possess. I have a bit of trouble getting the idea of rap, but hey, you can't have everything. Anyone want to elaborate on this? I am hoping to concentrate on the positive here if possible. Thanks for taking the time to comment jimmyt