[wwbc] Re: BAROQUE MUSIC
- Hi Alun,
Grant, thanks for your post.No feathers ruffled,only a
suggest by return that you may have subtly
misunderstood what I was
saying and responded to your idea of who I might be
instead of what
I was infact suggesting!
Quite probable, although I'd question the 'subtle' tag... friends have told
me I'm about as subtle as a thrown brick. The one disadvantage to this
medium of email is the difficulty in correcting misconceptions on the fly.
True conversation is best, but on the good side, if it wasn't for email, we
wouldn't be having this discussion in the first place aye [grin]
My wish for music is that it should be enjoyed.Who
am I to
suggest what the RIGHT way might be.But there is a
between enjoyment and benefit.I would encourage anyone
music ( any style) for its own intrinsic value.
Very true. My misconception was the impression that you felt this was the
ONLY way music should be used. I think you inadvertently pushed one of my
buttons. More grist for the self-improvement mill [sheepish grin]
Everything we do affects us as a
whole--it was my contention that ( in my last post ) the
everpresentness of music as a background could in
the longer term
dilute a truer appreciation of it.Im not taking
myself seriously by
saying this, but trying to limit the dumbing down
of music by
overpopularising a small section of it eg the Four
effect of this is to chunk music and does not help with the
development of the capacity to give attention.
Agree to disagree ??? Different strokes maybe!
Now, to your use of the word beneficial.Is it
use of music if it helps you to study? Yes, of
course, in one
sense.But in another as I have said it contributes to the
slippery slope of dilution and to the encompassing octopus of
mediocrity exemplified as it sometimes is in the soundbite
society.Prozac works too, but what are the long
term problems with
its use and what are the criteria for what works
and what does'nt
I guess in some respects we may be talking about use versus ABuse. Prozac
(for example) may be fine for a short term assist, but becomes a problem
when we begin to rely on it. Maybe the same with music. To use another
analogy, there is a difference between food as a quick hit gut furniture
(Burgers) and a meal to be appreciated (Blackened Fish, Salad and a good
Saugvignon Blanc). Burgers are fine in their place but living on them is
not particularly healthy aye.
Much of what works in the short term can often
be a disguise
if we are not in conscious control of the means.It
can let us down
and we may be disappointed later.So, its another
plea for wholeness
in activity and setting the right criteria for success.
Very true, however the purpose (and result from my experience) of this type
of background music is to assist and integrate the 'whole' mind into the
learning experience. Conscious and subconscious. Left and right brain.
It's not a case of subtracting, but adding and enhancing.
We could discuss the principal of learning and
come up with
some kind of expanded series of questions which
would answer.Then perhaps learning would take on
more and deeper
significance than the old 'if it works use it dictum.
Meanwhile,thanks for the stimulus and if precious
refers to being
concerned with questions as matters of principal then
so be it!
Not a problem, each persons principles describe who they are as individuals,
neither better or worse than anyone else's. As I said earlier, excellent
discussion. What shall we move to next? Politics??? Religion??? or better
yet, politically incorrect jokes!!!