@brennen This is something I really regret, that recorded music has both replaced community music making _and_ given us such high standards. There was a point I gave up on piano because I knew I could never be nearly as good as the professionals I admired. It took me a long time (and a drum circle) to understand that _playing_ music, even not great music, brings a joy different from listening to it.
@brennen But I think you have to _want_ it. Being forced to do it... seems like it could make a kid hate music.
> that recorded music has both replaced community music making _and_ given us such high standards.
yeah, i think about this constantly. for most of human existence and up until a point still just within living memory, shared singing, playing, chanting, etc., were probably near-universal parts of the social fabric. it's not _gone_ now, exactly, but it's receded drastically from so many lives & communities. it's a pretty astonishing loss.
@brennen The church is one of the last bastions, but the musical variety is narrow... worship music isn't the same as merrymaking, etc.
There are pockets of like-minded people... jam circles, etc exist all over. But those aren't part of the community you live in, and music in the home, music in the town square... those are things I wish we hadn't lost.
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