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Old 08-21-2019, 07:49 AM
HMS Irruncible is offline
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Originally Posted by Novelty Bobble View Post
I challenge the assertion that there is such a thing as "lite" or "difficult" music.
This is silly. If you have ever taken a course in musical appreciation, then you know that there are enormous ranges of complexity for melody, harmony, rhythm, and structure. Some composers deliberately put easter eggs or other opaque features in their pieces to reward those in the know (Bach and all his math fugue bullshit).

Complexity doesn't automatically make a piece better, but it's uncontroversial to say that some pieces are more complex and require more time, effort, and sophistication to appreciate.