The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #126164 Message #2803027
Posted By: GUEST
04-Jan-10 - 11:32 AM
Thread Name: Why music sounds worse.
Subject: RE: Why music sounds worse.
As a senior person, I would venture the following. When people of my generation were in elementary school in California, we had music instruction in class. We had a weekly program of exposure to recorded classical music, plus an occasional field trip to hear orchestral music, folk music and popular songs at our local high school or university. We had a music room with instruments to loan for those who could not afford their own, plus an opportunity to learn to read and play a variety of music. This, by the way, was at a rural school with little money and a dirt playground.
My point is that a couple of generations of people who did not have those opportunities have grown up with a different perspective on music generally. Those whose parents were able to provide musical exposure and training and those few with the drive and determination to accomplish something on their own are the exceptions. Rhythm and volume often mask a lack of fundamentals.