21 Mar 2011
An interesting Hegelian synthesis .
The Thesis :
Any Empire requires repetitive music on demand .
The Anti-thesis :
Music , harmony and song is deeply integrated into every human on an individual basis .
Popularity forces repetitiveness . Ease of replication enhances it .
The fusion .
Semi-classical composers teased out the repetitive elements out of Folk-music and patented it . Liszt etc .
Jazz musicians also tease it out , but retain individual sub-themes .
That's it .
I am not going to spell it out more .
Listen to it yourself .