Friday, July 16, 2010

Take a moment to consider your definition of music. We had all better do so quick before the search engines of the universe decide permanently that music is CDs or MP3 downloads. The best cure for that is to keep our definitions experiential. That is readily done by exercising as many kinds of listening as our world provides, which feels to me like an infinite number.

Engage in the proposition that all listening has a musical component, whether intended or not. Try to avoid limiting your notion of music to a construct that depends for its validity on right and wrong notes.

Buy a small bell or finger cymbals. I find that just looking at such things arouses awareness of sound in the broader dimension.