We can easily see how prevalent music is in all our lives, from Ipods to ring-tones to radio to concerts.
Still, one aspect of music has been removed from the equation little by little to the detriment of our society.
The wall between creators and consumers has been built thick and tall over the past 20 years. Tape recorders of the 1970’s used to record, not just play.
Computers give some ability to record one’s musical ideas but the molds they force us into make us think in codified ways.
Music is not a product but a shared art.
Our society will benefit if children are taught that they can create something, not just consume something.
Writing music should be fostered and encouraged in the schools.

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