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Music Appreciation

I remember taking a Music Appreciation class way back in High School. We studied everything from Scott Joplin to The Beatles. At the time all I wanted to study was the latest and greatests bands currently on the radio. Don't get me wrong, I liked the Beatles but people like Scott Joplin didn't interest me. Now, I look back at how short-sighted I was in High School. Music builds on itself over time and other musicians successes inspires future musicians' creativity. I read posts all the time in which people talk about how terrible bands or musical genres are. While it is true that there are musical styles that I don't like, I do appreciate the music as an expression that touches other people's souls. Please think twice before dismissing someone elses style and show a little Music Appreciation.