Originally Posted By: Synthoid
Originally Posted By: ProfD
In the meantime, listen to whatever music floats your boat.


If it can be improvised by musicians, or reproduced by apprentices, or, in the very rare cases of some eccentric composers who have no knowledge of tradition, then, yes, one should get the music one deserves.

There is not a single good musician or composer in the world who is incapable of improvising.

That's one of the best reasons to listen to Western art music to see how it is possible to create and to work within the tradition.

If I'm wrong, I will go down on Boys in Sync personally on videotape.