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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