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  1. Oct 2020
    1. What he required now was greater control of the orchestra and of musical structure--things his father could not teach him.

      I have so many questions as to what musical structure meant to Ive's in contrast to what one is taught in academia. Is this something that he expressed interest in before enrolling in these courses (the structure)?

    2. Thus Ives's comment, echoing his father's words: "What has sound got to do with music!?" For Ives, music is not mere sound but the underlying spirit, human and divine, which the sounds express even in the inexpert playing and singing of amateurs

      THIS IS A BOLD STATEMENT. "Amateurs"? I think that music should be accessible and allowed to be experienced by anyone (can be experienced in diverse ways). If we contextualize this statement. We are all amateurs of another's portrayal of music. We cant ever be experts of all music (unless we get to the point that all music is under the same structure.)