Thursday, January 10, 2013
Discussion Questions (1st day of theory course)
1.What does it mean to "understand" music? Or a piece of music?
2. Pound wrote, "Beauty is so rare a thing / So few drink of my fountain." What does it imply to say that beauty is rare (as opposed to common or part of everyday life?)?
3. To search for one's identity implies that identity lies outside the self. How could this be if identity is conceived of as the core of the self?
5. What do any of these questions have to do with "theory"? What makes a question theoretical?