Philosophy: on Musical Mediocrity and the Role of Instincts

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Source: “Shenker’s Interpretive Practice”, Robert Sharrenberg, Cambridge Studies in Music Theory and Analysis, 2005. (page 146)

“Schenker’s Interpretive Practice” is the first comprehensive study of this century’s most influential music theorist, Heinrich Schenker, written by Robert Sharrenberg, recipient of the 1998 Young Scholar Award from the Society of Music Theory. 

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“I don’t fight for inspiration. The riddim brings inspiration. If the riddim is militant and heavy, you have to fight this battle called life. I meditate and go inside. I don’t sing a melody in front of everyone. The music is already there. I make everything from scratch. It’s not just singing a song. The bottom line is sincerity. I do it for myself. It’s about word, sound and power. It’s always about word and sound. These things come together in music.” – Vaughn Benjamin, singer of the reggae band Midnite .

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