Western Classical Music Appreciation: Are You Interested?

I have been tweeting on weekends about Western Classical Music and learning to appreciate it. Some folks have rightly pointed out that Twitter is a very difficult medium to impart as well as imbibe anything useful and lasting, and that I should be writing blog posts about it instead.

The challenge for me is that every blog post I write is like a composed Sonata Form. It will take a lot of effort from my side to write a series of posts about WCM appreciation. Depending upon the number of folks who are seriously interested, I’m willing to consider doing it.

This series of posts would be much like my Favorite Films (A-Z) series of posts that appealed to more film enthusiasts than I could ever imagine.

Note that I am not a ‘learned scholar’ of any sort, just an amateur enthusiast who is passionate about music in general, and WCM in particular.

I also know this blog has lost almost all of its regular readers, thanks to many factors, many of them primarily because of me.

So I am writing this teaser post to gauge the level of interest in WCM appreciation and the extent of my audience. If you happen to read this, and are deeply and seriously interested, just leave a comment. I will run this post for a week or two, and depending upon the comments, will decide whether to dive in and do a series of posts or just ramble on aimlessly on Twitter.

Thank you.

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  • Bad call. Of sorts.

    There are many of us, who follow you on Twitter and would like a series on WCM. Some may comment on this, some may not (of the followers).

    But, if you will, do not run (or not run) the rest of the WCM series based on comments. You have freely distributed knowledge on Twitter; why survey on the blog?

    May I propose – do a beautiful series on this blog about appreciating WCM. While you do that, I know ICM will come into play. Give us examples, let us listen, and discover. Perhaps, not many of your current followers will find it interesting, but it will be a ‘resource’ for generations to come.

    Cheers!

  • Prolific dyslexic

    Yes. I want.

  • *raises hand*

  • cnb

    +1 for blog posts

  • mai.N akelā hī chalā thā zānīb-ē-manzīl magar lōg sāth ātē gayē aur kāravā banatā gayā

  • me too, raises hand 🙂

  • Nikhil

    *raises hand* me me me

  • Ashok Kumar

    I am in

  • I completely agree with Atul (feels odd to call him Gaizabonts). There will be people who would be interested but wont call it out, or there will be people in future who would be looking for this information and will not find it if you dont write it.

    Don’t lock knowledge in your mind for whatever reason. It is meant to be diffused.

    Go ahead and write. I will read, further research, spend time to listen and discuss my thoughts with you 🙂

  • I completely agree with Atul (feels odd to call him Gaizabonts). There will be people who would be interested but wont call it out, or there will be people in future who would be looking for this information and will not find it if you dont write it.

    Plus its a bad idea to lock knowledge in your mind for whatever reason. It is meant to be diffused.

    Go ahead and write. I will read, further research, spend time to listen and discuss my thoughts with you 🙂

  • Thank you all! I will do my best to follow this up with a series of posts. Appreciate your encouragement, very much!

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