Question Nr. 25

Plato, in Philebus, 17c., has a dialog in which Socrates explains that like language, music has grammar [music theory], “but you would not be a real musician if this was all that you knew.”

Why then is American music education based largely on grammar and not on music itself?

[I once wrote the editor of the MENC Journal asking them what the “M” in their title stood for?]