In the Science section of the NYTimes, therefore, it has to be significant, appeared an article describing a study of 18th-century piano technique undertaken on an electric "piano."
Think about this for just a second: The most extraordinary aspects of the newly invented piano would have affected touch and resonance almost more than anything else.  How can this possibly register on an electric instrument?

Every time this kind of substitution gets made in the name of research we should all cringe, not just me.
We are being studied to death.
Music is being processed to death.
Sound is already almost non-existent and the culture is working hard to stamp out what little of its life remains. 
 


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