GREAT MUSIC

is well-crafted, enjoyable to listen to and withstood the test of time.

“A kind heart is a fountain of gladness, making everything in its vicinity freshen into smiles.”

Washington Irving (1783-1859);
author

“Music enters our bodies, commandeering the pulse in our veins, and reminds us that pleasure isn't a matter of feeling good but of feeling more alive.”

Holly Brubach Journalist

“Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination and life to everything.”

Plato (428-348);
classical Greek philosopher, mathematician

“Sense shines with a double luster when it is set in humility. An able and yet humble man is a jewel worth a kingdom.”

William Penn (1644-1718);
founder of Pennsylvania, United States

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Real Stories About Great Music

Thanks, Pachabel

Pachabel's canon in D always motivates me to do good deeds without an incentive. I know this is small but, I listened to it before I went to the grocery store. While there, I saw this little old woman reaching for some tortilla chips on the top shelf. I saw her and tried to help but they were just out…

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Everyday Hero: One Direction

I was bullied and i was called a boy and it really hurt me so when i listned to one direction i would remember and when i was getting bullied i would remember one direction along with a few other artist and bands so thank you one direction for getting me through a tough time

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Everyday Hero: Mitch

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Mitch Lucker was the best. What I loved about him most was his music. He died a few days ago in a motorcyle crash. R.I.P

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Everyday Hero: Jacquie

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Jacquie Sullivan has had a long and successful career as a studio singer, composer, arranger and producer of pop songs, film music and advertising jingles. Deeply touched by the abduction of four-year-old Samantha Runnion in 2002, Jacquie decided to use her talents to help young children stay safe. She realized she had been using music to sell products, and thought…

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Everyday Hero: Tyler

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Former Radio Disney performer and rising Teen Artist Tyler Layne is inspiring teens everywhere to join the fight against bullying on his Country Pop Rock tour and raises awareness for post combat veterans as a teen spokesperson for the Virginia chapter of national nonprofit Guitars for Vets. This 16-year-old is not only changing the world through his amazing voice, but…

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I love all genres. Country, thrasher, screamo, dubstep, hiphop, pop, rap, 80's, 90's...anything really. Music has always been like a friend to me. I could relate to it.
David Who? 2 months ago from Nebraska

lol and i love music and i would like to be like Martin Garrix
harry knox 5 months ago from london

My husband and I are folk music singers, and we perform songs that have been in existence in some form or another for hundreds of years! It is the music of the people, of their joys and struggles and ordinary moments. Music is a part of our humanity, an expression of our most raw emotions that go beyond words. I believe music is truly great when it is an honest, authentic expression of those emotions.
Kat 6 months ago from Florida

Because I have composed symphonies, concertos and string quartets, I have a deep connection to the idea of Great Music. The goal is human joy. Joy is both a perception of and a response to beauty. All Great Music contains beauty, a beauty which is recognized across cultures and across centuries. This is why most Pop Music cannot be considered "Great". Most Pop music is tied to one decade or two decades. Bach's music still gets us going 300 years after it was composed. We can only create Great Music when we look into ourselves, and find joy, and learn to express our joy.
Charles Roland Berry 7 months ago from Seattle, WA

I LOVE THIS QUOTE IM A SINGER MYSELF AND THIS IS BEAUTIFUL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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