I saw recently a TED talk in which an enthusiastic young computer musician was demonstrating the potential of a gadget he had invented, a sort of electronic ocarina, that would permit people to make music together -  his stated goal in making the thing.
I am all for people making music together: making noise together is an excellent start.  It becomes music the moment the people involved start paying attention to one another and actually playing off one another's sounds.
When my kids were really young we did this every day: water glasses, forks, spoons,  pots and pans:  the music we made turned into real music on many levels and continues to this day.  One develops an appetite for this particular sport, in which listening is key.


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