[LAU] Study Finds New Pop Music Does All Sound the Same.

Charles Henry czhenry at gmail.com
Mon Aug 6 13:44:51 UTC 2012

On Mon, Aug 6, 2012 at 4:34 AM, Ralf Mardorf <ralf.mardorf at alice-dsl.net> wrote:
> On Mon, 06 Aug 2012 08:32:41 +0200, david <gnome at hawaii.rr.com> wrote:
>> Of course, this is compounded by the way at least the American education
>> used to put a lot of effort into discouraging students from singing or
>> playing music ...
> *chuckle*
> As I explained in my previous mails, discouraging children to become
> creative already starts on German elementary schools.
> They teach them to use the left brain, instead of the right brain and they
> don't shy away from teaching dyslexics how to read by that ugly left brain
> thinking too. I wonder that they don't beat left-handers anymore. I suspect
> they don't understand what already seems to be known since the 80s, about
> how the brain seems to work. They have tons of affirmative action to teach
> the children arts, to teach dyslexics reading etc., but this seldom is done
> by artists, experts, it's done by social workers who miss to join their own
> psychotherapy.
> Regards,
> Ralf

I nearly take offense to this.  You don't know what you're talking
about vis a vis psychology.  There's plenty of good research in
education going on right now (I can't say what goes on in Germany
though).  Left vs Right brain dichotomies are a wrong understanding of
creative and analytical thinking.  There's a bigger picture that this
all fits into, and you're missing a lot of it.

I think that most kids aren't interested in music.  It's exceptional
for one of them to want to play music at a young age anyway.


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