62.7.19.126;2002-08-13;no-email;Guess who! ;^)  I'm just about to write the part of my e-mail reply which is related to this article- I expect it to take me a little while!  Seeya! 
 
(Banebou);Irrelevant - as all tunes are as good as each other since I believe in the relative aesthetic theory|No - everyone's opinion on music is equally valid as everyone else's|No - the quality of a piece of music is subjective and each opinion is equally as valid|No - I still think think the Relative or Subjective Aesthetics view to be true|No2 - and this question is irrelevant as I only believe in subjective aesthetics|Sort of - certain aspects in music could be reductionable - but not all|No - the quality of a picture is subjective and each opinion is equally as valid|Fairly interesting|;;;
64.12.102.33;2002-08-17;no-email;There probably has been some very good music out there..but some idiot in the music bussiness went and messed it all up s and turned it into trash.;Nah - all the best music has already been thought up or is at least close|I haven't the foggiest|I don't know precisely what you mean|I didn't really consider it before2 - but your article makes sense and I therefore believe in Universal Aesthetics|Yes - a perfect tune really exists and is waiting to be discovered|Well yes - but maths and science will probably never be able to come close to explaining the best music|No - the quality of a picture is subjective and each opinion is equally as valid|Fascinating|Definitely not|;;;
65.33.165.143;2002-08-26;no-email;I don't understand why you asked if I believe in God.  Is that to say, if I believe in science I don't believe in God?  This troubles me.;Yes2 - there's a lot of room for improvement for even the best tunes ever composed|No - everyone's opinion on music is equally valid as everyone else's|No - the quality of a piece of music is subjective and each opinion is equally as valid|Sort of - I certainly see some valid points you have made that supports Universal Aesthetics|Yes - a perfect tune really exists and is waiting to be discovered|Well yes - but maths and science will probably never be able to come close to explaining the best music|No - the quality of a picture is subjective and each opinion is equally as valid|Fairly interesting|I haven't the foggiest|;;;
217.233.112.117;2002-08-30;no-email;You made me laught with you damn "Finally, do you think God exists?" question. =P 
 
Datschge;Yes3 - a bit - there could certainly be room for improvement for the even the best tunes|Sort of - only certain aspects in music can anyone claim to have better or worse taste|Sort of - maybe some if not all aspects of music are 'ratable'|Sort of - I certainly see some valid points you have made that supports Universal Aesthetics|No - there are an infinite number of 'perfect' tunes|Sort of - certain aspects in music could be reductionable - but not all|Sort of - maybe some if not all aspects of pictures are 'ratable'|Fascinating|Possibly, but I doubt it|;;;
64.171.15.70;2002-09-04;no-email;no-comments;Irrelevant - as all tunes are ultimately as good as each other since I believe in the relative aesthetic theory|Sort of - only certain aspects in music can anyone claim to have better or worse taste|Sort of - maybe some if not all aspects of music are 'ratable'|Sort of - I certainly see some valid points you have made that supports Universal Aesthetics|No - there are an infinite number of 'perfect' tunes|Sort of - certain aspects in music could be reductionable - but not all|No - the quality of a picture is subjective and each opinion is equally as valid|Fascinating|Most likely not|;;;
198.81.16.48;2002-09-09;no-email;if inddeed there was a univerasal aesthetic, then the implications would be far reaching as to the theory of universal grammar and other topics of universality.  ;Yes1 - music could exist and be indescribably better than anyone has made or heard so far and it would be incredible to hear|I don't know precisely what you mean|Sort of - maybe some if not all aspects of music are 'ratable'|Sort of - I certainly see some valid points you have made that supports Universal Aesthetics|No - there are an infinite number of 'perfect' tunes|Yes - a very complex undiscovered math formula could explain the best music|Yes - even if no-one knows for sure, all pictures have a 'rating'|Fairly interesting|Definitely|;;;
66.183.64.245;2002-09-21;no-email;no-comments;Yes2 - there's a lot of room for improvement for even the best tunes ever composed|No - everyone's opinion on music is equally valid as everyone else's|Sort of - maybe some if not all aspects of music are 'ratable'|Sort of - I certainly see some valid points you have made that supports Universal Aesthetics|Sort of - maybe a finite number of equally perfect tunes exist|Yes2 - but since I believe in Subjective Aesthetics, any possible formula would need to different for every person|No - the quality of a picture is subjective and each opinion is equally as valid|Fairly interesting|Definitely not|;;;
194.251.240.107;2002-09-29;no-email;no-comments;Yes1 - music could exist and be indescribably better than anyone has made or heard so far and it would be incredible to hear|Sort of - only certain aspects in music can anyone claim to have better or worse taste|Sort of - maybe some if not all aspects of music are 'ratable'|Sort of - I certainly see some valid points you have made that supports Universal Aesthetics|Sort of - maybe a finite number of equally perfect tunes exist|Sort of - certain aspects in music could be reductionable - but not all|Sort of - maybe some if not all aspects of pictures are 'ratable'|Fairly interesting|Possibly, but I doubt it|;;;
12.255.171.19;2002-09-30;no-email;no-comments;Yes3 - a bit - there could certainly be room for improvement for the even the best tunes|No - everyone's opinion on music is equally valid as everyone else's|No - the quality of a piece of music is subjective and each opinion is equally as valid|I didn't really consider it before - but I don't really agree and I therefore believe in Relative Aesthetics|No - there are an infinite number of 'perfect' tunes|No - math formulas and science could not explain music|No - the quality of a picture is subjective and each opinion is equally as valid|A bit boring|Definitely|;;;
142.177.212.112;2002-09-30;no-email;Even though I don't agree with the Universal Asthetics theory, I found your article interesting to say the least.  I'd be interested to see how you'd rate Spiral Architect (a band that plays in a very complex and very mathematical way).  Thinking about it more, I think a certain level of universal asthetics can apply in some situations, but by no means in all situations.;Yes2 - there's a lot of room for improvement for even the best tunes ever composed|Yes - some people have better or worse taste in music than others|Sort of - maybe some if not all aspects of music are 'ratable'|No - I still think think the Relative or Subjective Aesthetics view to be true|Yes - a perfect tune really exists and is waiting to be discovered|Yes2 - but since I believe in Subjective Aesthetics, any possible formula would need to different for every person|Sort of - maybe some if not all aspects of pictures are 'ratable'|Fairly interesting|Definitely not|;;;
206.65.74.202;2002-10-09;no-email;i feel that good music cannot become broken down by mathematics because music is more than chord and rhythm structure.  music is emotion;  it is attitude; it is a way of life.  music will forever be a mystery much in the same way the human span of emotions will always be a mystery. 
i really enjoy the theory that you present.  also, the way that you try and see both sides is comendable. 
Christopher 
chrismtml a_t yahoo dotcom;Nah - all the best music has already been thought up or is at least close|Yes - some people have better or worse taste in music than others|Yes - even if no-one knows for sure how good any tune is - it still has a 'rating'|Not applicable - as I already believe in Universal Aesthetics|Sort of - maybe a finite number of equally perfect tunes exist|No - math formulas and science could not explain music|Yes - even if no-one knows for sure, all pictures have a 'rating'|Utterly absorbing|I haven't the foggiest|;;;
206.67.167.19;2002-10-12;no-email;no-comments;Irrelevant - as all tunes are ultimately as good as each other since I believe in the relative aesthetic theory|I haven't the foggiest|Sort of - maybe some if not all aspects of music are 'ratable'|No - I still think think the Relative or Subjective Aesthetics view to be true|No - there are an infinite number of 'perfect' tunes|No - math formulas and science could not explain music|No - the quality of a picture is subjective and each opinion is equally as valid|A bit boring|Definitely|;;;
198.45.9.126;2002-10-15;no-email;Are you paid well?;Yes3 - a bit - there could certainly be room for improvement for the even the best tunes|Sort of - only certain aspects in music can anyone claim to have better or worse taste|Sort of - maybe some if not all aspects of music are 'ratable'|Sort of - I certainly see some valid points you have made that supports Universal Aesthetics|Sort of - maybe a finite number of equally perfect tunes exist|Sort of - certain aspects in music could be reductionable - but not all|Sort of - maybe some if not all aspects of pictures are 'ratable'|Fairly interesting|Possibly|;;;
65.138.109.76;2002-10-27;no-email;no-comments;Yes2 - there's a lot of room for improvement for even the best tunes ever composed|Yes - some people have better or worse taste in music than others|I haven't the foggiest|Sort of - I certainly see some valid points you have made that supports Universal Aesthetics|Sort of - maybe a finite number of equally perfect tunes exist|I haven't the foggiest|Yes - even if no-one knows for sure, all pictures have a 'rating'|Fascinating|Definitely|;;;
62.53.58.44;2002-11-11;no-email;This is an admin test, so it's the page's author speaking :) Thanks for all your entries - it's always interesting to see the results. I might as well vote once myself... after all, it is my poll ;) ;Yes1 - music could exist and be indescribably better than anyone has made or heard so far and it would be incredible to hear|Yes - some people have better or worse taste in music than others|Yes - even if no-one knows for sure how good any tune is - it still has a 'rating'|Yes - all or most musical enjoyment is derived once the music reaches the soul - The ear and brain only mostly act as a transmitter|Not applicable - as I already believe in Universal Aesthetics|Sort of - maybe a finite number of equally perfect tunes exist|Well yes - but maths and science will probably never be able to come close to explaining the best music|Yes - even if no-one knows for sure, all pictures have a 'rating'|Utterly absorbing|Most likely|;;;
150.131.130.225;2002-11-15;no-email;no-comments;Yes1 - music could exist and be indescribably better than anyone has made or heard so far and it would be incredible to hear|Yes - some people have better or worse taste in music than others|Sort of - maybe some if not all aspects of music are 'ratable'|Hmmmm - 'on the fly' calculation of the music is probably only performed in the brain - I'm not too sure about a soul|Sort of - I certainly see some valid points you have made that supports Universal Aesthetics|No - there are an infinite number of 'perfect' tunes|No - math formulas and science could not explain music|No - the quality of a picture is subjective and each opinion is equally as valid|Fairly interesting|Most likely|;;;
66.199.19.194;2002-11-18;no-email;no-comments;Yes3 - a bit - there could certainly be room for improvement for the even the best tunes|Yes - some people have better or worse taste in music than others|No - the quality of a piece of music is subjective and each opinion is equally as valid|Yes - all or most musical enjoyment is derived once the music reaches the soul - The ear and brain only mostly act as a transmitter|Sort of - I certainly see some valid points you have made that supports Universal Aesthetics|No - there are an infinite number of 'perfect' tunes|Well yes - but maths and science will probably never be able to come close to explaining the best music|No - the quality of a picture is subjective and each opinion is equally as valid|Fascinating|Most likely|;;;
141.219.85.93;2002-11-18;no-email;no-comments;Irrelevant - as all tunes are ultimately as good as each other since I believe in the relative aesthetic theory|Sort of - only certain aspects in music can anyone claim to have better or worse taste|Sort of - maybe some if not all aspects of music are 'ratable'|Yes - all or most musical enjoyment is derived once the music reaches the soul - The ear and brain only mostly act as a transmitter|Not applicable - as I already believe in Universal Aesthetics|No - there are an infinite number of 'perfect' tunes|No - math formulas and science could not explain music|No - the quality of a picture is subjective and each opinion is equally as valid|Fairly interesting|Definitely|;;;
207.69.180.173;2002-11-24;no-email;no-comments;Yes2 - there's a lot of room for improvement for even the best tunes ever composed|Sort of - only certain aspects in music can anyone claim to have better or worse taste|Sort of - maybe some if not all aspects of music are 'ratable'|Yes - all or most musical enjoyment is derived once the music reaches the soul - The ear and brain only mostly act as a transmitter|Yes - I now think there's a very good chance it might be true|No - there are an infinite number of 'perfect' tunes|Yes - a very complex undiscovered math formula could explain the best music|Yes - even if no-one knows for sure, all pictures have a 'rating'|Fairly interesting|Possibly|;;;
12.26.131.91;2002-12-03;no-email;no-comments;Yes1 - music could exist and be indescribably better than anyone has made or heard so far and it would be incredible to hear|No - everyone's opinion on music is equally valid as everyone else's|I haven't the foggiest|Yes - all or most musical enjoyment is derived once the music reaches the soul - The ear and brain only mostly act as a transmitter|Sort of - I certainly see some valid points you have made that supports Universal Aesthetics|Sort of - maybe a finite number of equally perfect tunes exist|No - math formulas and science could not explain music|Yes - even if no-one knows for sure, all pictures have a 'rating'|Fairly interesting|Definitely|;;;
12.224.77.188;2002-12-04;no-email;What a fantastic site!  I use it with my middle school students.  Thank you!;Yes1 - music could exist and be indescribably better than anyone has made or heard so far and it would be incredible to hear|Yes - some people have better or worse taste in music than others|Yes - even if no-one knows for sure how good any tune is - it still has a 'rating'|Yes - all or most musical enjoyment is derived once the music reaches the soul - The ear and brain only mostly act as a transmitter|Yes - I now think there's a very good chance it might be true|No - there are an infinite number of 'perfect' tunes|Yes - a very complex undiscovered math formula could explain the best music|No - the quality of a picture is subjective and each opinion is equally as valid|Utterly absorbing|Definitely|;;;
208.40.136.138;2002-12-06;no-email;no-comments;Yes3 - a bit - there could certainly be room for improvement for the even the best tunes|Sort of - only certain aspects in music can anyone claim to have better or worse taste|Yes - even if no-one knows for sure how good any tune is - it still has a 'rating'|Kind of - the brain interprets the sound and translates a new signal to be sent to the soul|Yes - I now think there's a very good chance it might be true|Sort of - maybe a finite number of equally perfect tunes exist|I haven't the foggiest|Yes - even if no-one knows for sure, all pictures have a 'rating'|Utterly absorbing|Definitely|;;;
203.54.206.180;2002-12-15;no-email;no-comments;Yes3 - a bit - there could certainly be room for improvement for the even the best tunes|Sort of - only certain aspects in music can anyone claim to have better or worse taste|Sort of - maybe some if not all aspects of music are 'ratable'|Sort of - I certainly see some valid points you have made that supports Universal Aesthetics|No2 - and this question is irrelevant as I only believe in subjective aesthetics|No2 - since I believe in Subjective Aesthetics, and I don't think this is compatible|Sort of - maybe some if not all aspects of pictures are 'ratable'|Fairly interesting|Definitely not|;;;
65.93.141.129;2002-12-18;no-email;I'm not really sure at which point in the article you made what could be considered a "point" independant of simply stating your own opinion. In an article claiming to argue in favour of universal aesthetics this seems like a significant oversight. The only argument you give is that somehow because certain chords are "better" than other chords (an opinion) it follows that certain music could be "better" than other music. The fact that you spend not one line trying to justify your "superior chord" assertion is really unfortunate seeing as it's completely absurd. That you further would fail to set up a reasonable argument as to why your first erroneous statement would even imply, let alone prove your overall argument even if it were true is really just piss-poor logic. I really think you need to educate yourself a little more about this subject before you go making these sorts of claims. I would suggest reading things like Kant's "critique of aesthetic judgement", or Wittgenstein's "on certainty", or, as you seem to be fairly scientifically minded, you may want to read up on Kurt Godel's theorem and how it relates to mathematical proof. I think there are very important things about the nature of proof and opinion that you have failed to grasp. Everywhere throughout this essay are your own opinions trying to masquarade as objective (your statements about what constitutes a good picture are particularily inane, I suppose pictures of waterfalls are "objectively better" than,say,a work by Rembrant which lacks every single one of your criteria, and there are plenty more examples) If you want to try to prove that anything is objectively right or wrong, good or bad, beautiful or ugly, or suchlike you have a lot of work to do. The best minds of all time have tried to come up with objective standards of these sorts and have all failed. You haven't even added anything to the debate, besides rehashing mid-70's ai speculation  
 
 
 
Jamie Thompson 
uninteresting_name a_t hotmail dotcom;Irrelevant - as all tunes are ultimately as good as each other since I believe in the relative aesthetic theory|No - everyone's opinion on music is equally valid as everyone else's|No - the quality of a piece of music is subjective and each opinion is equally as valid|Hmmmm - 'on the fly' calculation of the music is probably only performed in the brain - I'm not too sure about a soul|No - I still think think the Relative or Subjective Aesthetics view to be true|No2 - and this question is irrelevant as I only believe in subjective aesthetics|No2 - since I believe in Subjective Aesthetics, and I don't think this is compatible|No - the quality of a picture is subjective and each opinion is equally as valid|A bit boring|Most likely|;;;
203.198.24.4;2002-12-20;no-email;10: Christian God does NOT exist since it's logically self-contradictary. Beside,to be consistent; if that is indeed true; the basic premise of philosophy of science would be wrong--- pretty much everything.;Yes3 - a bit - there could certainly be room for improvement for the even the best tunes|Yes - some people have better or worse taste in music than others|Yes - even if no-one knows for sure how good any tune is - it still has a 'rating'|Hmmmm - 'on the fly' calculation of the music is probably only performed in the brain - I'm not too sure about a soul|Not applicable - as I already believe in Universal Aesthetics|Sort of - maybe a finite number of equally perfect tunes exist|Well yes - but maths and science will probably never be able to come close to explaining the best music|Yes - even if no-one knows for sure, all pictures have a 'rating'|Fairly interesting|Definitely not|;;;
66.74.221.1;2002-12-24;no-email;have you ever, even just once in your life, tried thinking critically about anything?  i've looked over your web page and you should try it some time.;Irrelevant - as all tunes are ultimately as good as each other since I believe in the relative aesthetic theory|Sort of - only certain aspects in music can anyone claim to have better or worse taste|No - the quality of a piece of music is subjective and each opinion is equally as valid|No - everything is limited only to electromagnetic activity inside the brain - There's definitely no such thing as a transcendental 'soul'|No - I still think think the Relative or Subjective Aesthetics view to be true|No - there are an infinite number of 'perfect' tunes|No2 - since I believe in Subjective Aesthetics, and I don't think this is compatible|No - the quality of a picture is subjective and each opinion is equally as valid|A bit boring|Most likely|;;;
216.135.243.254;2002-12-31;no-email;no-comments;Yes3 - a bit - there could certainly be room for improvement for the even the best tunes|Yes - some people have better or worse taste in music than others|Yes - even if no-one knows for sure how good any tune is - it still has a 'rating'|Yes - all or most musical enjoyment is derived once the music reaches the soul - The ear and brain only mostly act as a transmitter|Sort of - I certainly see some valid points you have made that supports Universal Aesthetics|Sort of - maybe a finite number of equally perfect tunes exist|Sort of - certain aspects in music could be reductionable - but not all|Yes - even if no-one knows for sure, all pictures have a 'rating'|Fairly interesting|Definitely|;;;
205.188.209.108;2003-01-02;no-email;no-comments;Yes3 - a bit - there could certainly be room for improvement for the even the best tunes|I haven't the foggiest|Sort of - maybe some if not all aspects of music are 'ratable'|Yes - all or most musical enjoyment is derived once the music reaches the soul - The ear and brain only mostly act as a transmitter|No - I still think think the Relative or Subjective Aesthetics view to be true|No - there are an infinite number of 'perfect' tunes|Sort of - certain aspects in music could be reductionable - but not all|Sort of - maybe some if not all aspects of pictures are 'ratable'|Fairly interesting|Definitely|;;;
209.196.118.162;2003-01-16;no-email;no-comments;Yes1 - music could exist and be indescribably better than anyone has made or heard so far and it would be incredible to hear|Sort of - only certain aspects in music can anyone claim to have better or worse taste|No - the quality of a piece of music is subjective and each opinion is equally as valid|Yes - all or most musical enjoyment is derived once the music reaches the soul - The ear and brain only mostly act as a transmitter|Yes - I now think there's a very good chance it might be true|Yes - a perfect tune really exists and is waiting to be discovered|Yes - a very complex undiscovered math formula could explain the best music|Yes - even if no-one knows for sure, all pictures have a 'rating'|Utterly absorbing|Definitely|;;;
62.252.64.7;2003-01-25;no-email;no-comments;Yes1 - music could exist and be indescribably better than anyone has made or heard so far and it would be incredible to hear|Yes - some people have better or worse taste in music than others|Yes - even if no-one knows for sure how good any tune is - it still has a 'rating'|Yes - all or most musical enjoyment is derived once the music reaches the soul - The ear and brain only mostly act as a transmitter|Not applicable - as I already believe in Universal Aesthetics|Yes - a perfect tune really exists and is waiting to be discovered|Yes - a very complex undiscovered math formula could explain the best music|Yes - even if no-one knows for sure, all pictures have a 'rating'|Utterly absorbing|Definitely|;;;
80.134.241.66;2003-01-26;no-email;This is truly a great web site. :);Yes1 - music could exist and be indescribably better than anyone has made or heard so far and it would be incredible to hear|Sort of - only certain aspects in music can anyone claim to have better or worse taste|Sort of - maybe some if not all aspects of music are 'ratable'|Hmmmm - 'on the fly' calculation of the music is probably only performed in the brain - I'm not too sure about a soul|Sort of - I certainly see some valid points you have made that supports Universal Aesthetics|Sort of - maybe a finite number of equally perfect tunes exist|Sort of - certain aspects in music could be reductionable - but not all|Sort of - maybe some if not all aspects of pictures are 'ratable'|Fascinating|Possibly|;;;
205.247.227.142;2003-02-03;no-email;no-comments;Yes2 - there's a lot of room for improvement for even the best tunes ever composed|Yes - some people have better or worse taste in music than others|Sort of - maybe some if not all aspects of music are 'ratable'|Kind of - the brain interprets the sound and translates a new signal to be sent to the soul|I didn't really consider it before - but I don't really agree and I therefore believe in Relative Aesthetics|No - there are an infinite number of 'perfect' tunes|No - math formulas and science could not explain music|I haven't the foggiest|Fairly interesting|I haven't the foggiest|;;;
205.247.227.142;2003-02-03;no-email;no-comments;Yes3 - a bit - there could certainly be room for improvement for the even the best tunes|Sort of - only certain aspects in music can anyone claim to have better or worse taste|Sort of - maybe some if not all aspects of music are 'ratable'|No - everything is limited only to electromagnetic activity inside the brain - There's definitely no such thing as a transcendental 'soul'|I didn't really consider it before - but I don't really agree and I therefore believe in Relative Aesthetics|No - there are an infinite number of 'perfect' tunes|Yes2 - but since I believe in Subjective Aesthetics, any possible formula would need to different for every person|Sort of - maybe some if not all aspects of pictures are 'ratable'|Fairly interesting|Definitely|;;;
205.247.227.142;2003-02-03;no-email;no-comments;Yes3 - a bit - there could certainly be room for improvement for the even the best tunes|Sort of - only certain aspects in music can anyone claim to have better or worse taste|No - the quality of a piece of music is subjective and each opinion is equally as valid|Yes - all or most musical enjoyment is derived once the music reaches the soul - The ear and brain only mostly act as a transmitter|Sort of - I certainly see some valid points you have made that supports Universal Aesthetics|No2 - and this question is irrelevant as I only believe in subjective aesthetics|No - math formulas and science could not explain music|Sort of - maybe some if not all aspects of pictures are 'ratable'|Fascinating|Most likely|;;;
205.247.227.142;2003-02-03;no-email;no-comments;Yes2 - there's a lot of room for improvement for even the best tunes ever composed|Sort of - only certain aspects in music can anyone claim to have better or worse taste|Sort of - maybe some if not all aspects of music are 'ratable'|Kind of - the brain interprets the sound and translates a new signal to be sent to the soul|Yes - I now think there's a very good chance it might be true|No - math formulas and science could not explain music|No - the quality of a picture is subjective and each opinion is equally as valid|Fairly interesting|Possibly|;;;
205.247.227.142;2003-02-03;no-email;no-comments;Yes1 - music could exist and be indescribably better than anyone has made or heard so far and it would be incredible to hear|No - everyone's opinion on music is equally valid as everyone else's|Sort of - maybe some if not all aspects of music are 'ratable'|No - everything is limited only to electromagnetic activity inside the brain - There's definitely no such thing as a transcendental 'soul'|Sort of - I certainly see some valid points you have made that supports Universal Aesthetics|No - there are an infinite number of 'perfect' tunes|No2 - since I believe in Subjective Aesthetics, and I don't think this is compatible|Sort of - maybe some if not all aspects of pictures are 'ratable'|Fairly interesting|Possibly|;;;
205.247.227.142;2003-02-03;no-email;no-comments;Yes2 - there's a lot of room for improvement for even the best tunes ever composed|Yes - some people have better or worse taste in music than others|No - the quality of a piece of music is subjective and each opinion is equally as valid|I haven't the foggiest|Sort of - I certainly see some valid points you have made that supports Universal Aesthetics|Yes - a perfect tune really exists and is waiting to be discovered|No - math formulas and science could not explain music|Sort of - maybe some if not all aspects of pictures are 'ratable'|Fairly interesting|I haven't the foggiest|;;;
205.247.227.142;2003-02-03;no-email;no-comments;Yes3 - a bit - there could certainly be room for improvement for the even the best tunes|Sort of - only certain aspects in music can anyone claim to have better or worse taste|Sort of - maybe some if not all aspects of music are 'ratable'|Kind of - the brain interprets the sound and translates a new signal to be sent to the soul|Sort of - I certainly see some valid points you have made that supports Universal Aesthetics|No - there are an infinite number of 'perfect' tunes|No - math formulas and science could not explain music|Yes - even if no-one knows for sure, all pictures have a 'rating'|Fascinating|Definitely|;;;
205.247.227.142;2003-02-03;no-email;no-comments;Yes3 - a bit - there could certainly be room for improvement for the even the best tunes|No - everyone's opinion on music is equally valid as everyone else's|No - the quality of a piece of music is subjective and each opinion is equally as valid|Yes - all or most musical enjoyment is derived once the music reaches the soul - The ear and brain only mostly act as a transmitter|Sort of - I certainly see some valid points you have made that supports Universal Aesthetics|Sort of - maybe a finite number of equally perfect tunes exist|Sort of - certain aspects in music could be reductionable - but not all|No - the quality of a picture is subjective and each opinion is equally as valid|Fascinating|Definitely|;;;
205.247.227.142;2003-02-03;no-email;no-comments;Yes1 - music could exist and be indescribably better than anyone has made or heard so far and it would be incredible to hear|No - everyone's opinion on music is equally valid as everyone else's|No - the quality of a piece of music is subjective and each opinion is equally as valid|Yes - all or most musical enjoyment is derived once the music reaches the soul - The ear and brain only mostly act as a transmitter|Sort of - I certainly see some valid points you have made that supports Universal Aesthetics|No - there are an infinite number of 'perfect' tunes|No - math formulas and science could not explain music|No - the quality of a picture is subjective and each opinion is equally as valid|Fairly interesting|Definitely|;;;
134.121.53.86;2003-02-08;no-email;It is inspiring to see a non relativistic view on music.  However, I think you have oversimplified certain things that need to be acknowledged.  First of all, I hope you would agree that descriptions of a perfect system of music could not give us a prescripitive definition of good music.  What 'is' is not what 'should be.'  This leads to the problem of defining 'good.'  It is clear that the harmonic series for example, with its implied consonance and dissonance, is very objective and is one basis for what many would call quality music.  The fibonacci sequence and the golden mean, and other mathematic, objective phenomena have been shown to have interesting realization in music.  However, this is what 'is.'  If music is going to have an autonomy that is neccesary for a judgment of quality, these things have no weight when it comes to judging music.  This, I think, can apply to all mathematical laws:  They can never show quality without a substancial addition of value from somewhere else.  This is very important.  A composer who, for example disregards all mathematical basis for music still has a possibility to create quality music.  Furthermore, if an attempt at an analytic, mathematical system is tried, it will be subject to Godels' incompleteness proof, something I will not explain here. 
  Rather, the value in his composition, I think, lies in the ability of communication, moral weight and other considerations that not only have nothing to do with an 'objective law of quality' but also how we percieve the piece itself.  Any judgement based on experience is fundamentally subjective, and therefore cannot be justified objectivly.   
   Any aesthetic theory that hopes to gain universality must keep in mind both the source of quality in the single occasion as well as in general.   
   Another difficuly with this somewhat static notion of objective quality is the limit it seems to put on itself, even in theory.  Take for example, God's string quartets.  It would seem that if there is an empirical definition of quality, then God could write the perfect string quartet.  However, it is much more likely that God could write an infinite number of perfect string quartets.  Regardless of the actual existence of God, the logical possibility of such a thing implies that perfection is really overrated, and that is not what any composer cares about in creation. 
   Lastly, if anyone actually made it this far, the quality of chords is more complex than just an internal quality.  Everything in music is related to everything else.  One horrible chord be itself might be the perfect chord in relation to another. One simple melody might be a transfiguration of another one, thereby increasing its complexity through relation.   
   This leaves me with a number of factors that prevent me from accepting this objective theory:  the difficuly of objectifying 'good' (I am still open to universal subjectivity), the priority of the composer's intent, the logical possibility of a boundless perfection, and the dialectical and relational aspect of musical phenomenon.  It is exciting to see this sort of theory presented, however, and I would be interested in others opinions about all this.  Aaron 
   aahayes a_t hotmail dotcom 
 
                         ;Nah - all the best music has already been thought up or is at least close|Yes - some people have better or worse taste in music than others|Sort of - maybe some if not all aspects of music are 'ratable'|Yes - all or most musical enjoyment is derived once the music reaches the soul - The ear and brain only mostly act as a transmitter|Not applicable - as I already believe in Universal Aesthetics|Sort of - maybe a finite number of equally perfect tunes exist|No - math formulas and science could not explain music|Sort of - maybe some if not all aspects of pictures are 'ratable'|Fairly interesting|Most likely|;;;
170.12.149.1;2003-02-12;no-email;no-comments;Yes2 - there's a lot of room for improvement for even the best tunes ever composed|No - everyone's opinion on music is equally valid as everyone else's|Sort of - maybe some if not all aspects of music are 'ratable'|Yes - all or most musical enjoyment is derived once the music reaches the soul - The ear and brain only mostly act as a transmitter|Yes - I now think there's a very good chance it might be true|No - there are an infinite number of 'perfect' tunes|No - math formulas and science could not explain music|No - the quality of a picture is subjective and each opinion is equally as valid|Fascinating|Definitely|;;;
146.232.65.7;2003-02-18;no-email;no-comments;Nah - all the best music has already been thought up or is at least close|Yes - some people have better or worse taste in music than others|Yes - even if no-one knows for sure how good any tune is - it still has a 'rating'|Hmmmm - 'on the fly' calculation of the music is probably only performed in the brain - I'm not too sure about a soul|Not applicable - as I already believe in Universal Aesthetics|No - there are an infinite number of 'perfect' tunes|Yes - a very complex undiscovered math formula could explain the best music|I haven't the foggiest|Fascinating|Definitely not|;;;
65.94.205.78;2003-03-05;no-email;Wow, it's great to have stumbled upon this article by accident. It's also nice to re-affirm my own views-I uphold that taste is far from subjective (or insofar as one's experiences affect one's possible tastes, and that people have bad experiences that probably foreshadow their tastes. There is so much really interesting, emotive, affecting, stimulating music out there. But there are an equally number of alienated, distanced, desensitized, boring individuals who will never pass into the realm of the truth in aesthetics. People devote their entire lives to expressing their visions of truth, while others try to make a fast buck. Unfortunately, some people are disillusioned by an idea that the realm of aesthetics can exist alongside the latter, exploitative (fast-buck) scenario. Our highly standardized Western music industries aretestament to the fact that those in charge willing to preserve their wealth do not want their people to be exposed to the truth that exists in art; in music; in aesthetics; in knowledge; in experience; in the INDIVIDUAL. 
But I believe the truth will come out (as it did in the 60's in popular music). 
Thanks for your time, 
dan;Yes1 - music could exist and be indescribably better than anyone has made or heard so far and it would be incredible to hear|Yes - some people have better or worse taste in music than others|Yes - even if no-one knows for sure how good any tune is - it still has a 'rating'|Yes - all or most musical enjoyment is derived once the music reaches the soul - The ear and brain only mostly act as a transmitter|Not applicable - as I already believe in Universal Aesthetics|No - there are an infinite number of 'perfect' tunes|Sort of - certain aspects in music could be reductionable - but not all|Yes - even if no-one knows for sure, all pictures have a 'rating'|Fascinating|Possibly|;;;
64.252.0.19;2003-03-17;no-email;no-comments;Yes1 - music could exist and be indescribably better than anyone has made or heard so far and it would be incredible to hear|Yes - some people have better or worse taste in music than others|Yes - even if no-one knows for sure how good any tune is - it still has a 'rating'|Yes - all or most musical enjoyment is derived once the music reaches the soul - The ear and brain only mostly act as a transmitter|Not applicable - as I already believe in Universal Aesthetics|No - there are an infinite number of 'perfect' tunes|Yes - a very complex undiscovered math formula could explain the best music|Yes - even if no-one knows for sure, all pictures have a 'rating'|Utterly absorbing|Definitely|;;;
62.251.90.129;2003-03-23;no-email;no-comments;Yes1 - music could exist and be indescribably better than anyone has made or heard so far and it would be incredible to hear|Sort of - only certain aspects in music can anyone claim to have better or worse taste|Sort of - maybe some if not all aspects of music are 'ratable'|No - everything is limited only to electromagnetic activity inside the brain - There's definitely no such thing as a transcendental 'soul'|Sort of - I certainly see some valid points you have made that supports Universal Aesthetics|Yes - a perfect tune really exists and is waiting to be discovered|Well yes - but maths and science will probably never be able to come close to explaining the best music|Sort of - maybe some if not all aspects of pictures are 'ratable'|Fairly interesting|Definitely not|;;;
204.187.140.114;2003-03-25;no-email;no-comments;Yes1 - music could exist and be indescribably better than anyone has made or heard so far and it would be incredible to hear|;;;
192.30.226.25;2003-03-25;no-email;This is the sort of brain wave that I 
have been looking for on the net. 
 
The only way we can figure this out 
is to jump in and do it ourselves. 
 
We must create programs to generate 
music and then try to figure out why 
the results are so bad, then build 
on them.  But we can only do this 
by starting from scratch and build 
on what you learn.  I don't think 
it can be figured out as a thought 
experiment. 
think you can figure;Yes1 - music could exist and be indescribably better than anyone has made or heard so far and it would be incredible to hear|Yes - some people have better or worse taste in music than others|Yes - even if no-one knows for sure how good any tune is - it still has a 'rating'|Hmmmm - 'on the fly' calculation of the music is probably only performed in the brain - I'm not too sure about a soul|Sort of - I certainly see some valid points you have made that supports Universal Aesthetics|No - there are an infinite number of 'perfect' tunes|Yes - a very complex undiscovered math formula could explain the best music|Yes - even if no-one knows for sure, all pictures have a 'rating'|Fascinating|Definitely not|;;;
217.208.216.247;2003-04-11;no-email;no-comments;Yes1 - music could exist and be indescribably better than anyone has made or heard so far and it would be incredible to hear|No - everyone's opinion on music is equally valid as everyone else's|No - the quality of a piece of music is subjective and each opinion is equally as valid|Kind of - the brain interprets the sound and translates a new signal to be sent to the soul|No - I still think think the Relative or Subjective Aesthetics view to be true|No - there are an infinite number of 'perfect' tunes|Sort of - certain aspects in music could be reductionable - but not all|Yes - even if no-one knows for sure, all pictures have a 'rating'|Fascinating|I haven't the foggiest|;;;
12.228.240.154;2003-05-03;no-email;no-comments;Yes3 - a bit - there could certainly be room for improvement for the even the best tunes|Yes - some people have better or worse taste in music than others|Sort of - maybe some if not all aspects of music are 'ratable'|No - everything is limited only to electromagnetic activity inside the brain - There's definitely no such thing as a transcendental 'soul'|Sort of - I certainly see some valid points you have made that supports Universal Aesthetics|Sort of - maybe a finite number of equally perfect tunes exist|Yes2 - but since I believe in Subjective Aesthetics, any possible formula would need to different for every person|Sort of - maybe some if not all aspects of pictures are 'ratable'|Fairly interesting|Definitely not|;;;
212.126.158.76;2003-05-12;no-email;no-comments;Yes1 - music could exist and be indescribably better than anyone has made or heard so far and it would be incredible to hear|Yes - some people have better or worse taste in music than others|No - the quality of a piece of music is subjective and each opinion is equally as valid|Yes - all or most musical enjoyment is derived once the music reaches the soul - The ear and brain only mostly act as a transmitter|No - I still think think the Relative or Subjective Aesthetics view to be true|Yes - a perfect tune really exists and is waiting to be discovered|Yes - a very complex undiscovered math formula could explain the best music|No - the quality of a picture is subjective and each opinion is equally as valid|Utterly absorbing|Definitely|;;;
132.206.3.69;2003-05-14;no-email;no-comments;Yes3 - a bit - there could certainly be room for improvement for the even the best tunes|Yes - some people have better or worse taste in music than others|Yes - even if no-one knows for sure how good any tune is - it still has a 'rating'|Yes - all or most musical enjoyment is derived once the music reaches the soul - The ear and brain only mostly act as a transmitter|Not applicable - as I already believe in Universal Aesthetics|Sort of - maybe a finite number of equally perfect tunes exist|No - math formulas and science could not explain music|Yes - even if no-one knows for sure, all pictures have a 'rating'|Fairly interesting|Definitely|;;;
207.172.11.148;2003-05-25;no-email;no-comments;Irrelevant - as all tunes are ultimately as good as each other since I believe in the relative aesthetic theory|No - everyone's opinion on music is equally valid as everyone else's|No - the quality of a piece of music is subjective and each opinion is equally as valid|Hmmmm - 'on the fly' calculation of the music is probably only performed in the brain - I'm not too sure about a soul|No - I still think think the Relative or Subjective Aesthetics view to be true|No - there are an infinite number of 'perfect' tunes|Sort of - certain aspects in music could be reductionable - but not all|No - the quality of a picture is subjective and each opinion is equally as valid|Fascinating|Possibly|;;;
200.67.96.192;2003-05-27;no-email;no-comments;Yes2 - there's a lot of room for improvement for even the best tunes ever composed|Yes - some people have better or worse taste in music than others|Sort of - maybe some if not all aspects of music are 'ratable'|No - everything is limited only to electromagnetic activity inside the brain - I somewhat doubt a 'soul' really exists|Sort of - I certainly see some valid points you have made that supports Universal Aesthetics|No - there are an infinite number of 'perfect' tunes|Well yes - but maths and science will probably never be able to come close to explaining the best music|Sort of - maybe some if not all aspects of pictures are 'ratable'|Fascinating|Most likely not|;;;
205.184.174.37;2003-05-29;no-email;no-comments;Yes2 - there's a lot of room for improvement for even the best tunes ever composed|Yes - some people have better or worse taste in music than others|Sort of - maybe some if not all aspects of music are 'ratable'|Yes - all or most musical enjoyment is derived once the music reaches the soul - The ear and brain only mostly act as a transmitter|No - I still think think the Relative or Subjective Aesthetics view to be true|No - there are an infinite number of 'perfect' tunes|Sort of - certain aspects in music could be reductionable - but not all|No - the quality of a picture is subjective and each opinion is equally as valid|Fascinating|Definitely|;;;
213.130.159.101;2003-06-05;no-email;no-comments;Yes2 - there's a lot of room for improvement for even the best tunes ever composed|Sort of - only certain aspects in music can anyone claim to have better or worse taste|Sort of - maybe some if not all aspects of music are 'ratable'|Yes - all or most musical enjoyment is derived once the music reaches the soul - The ear and brain only mostly act as a transmitter|Yes - I now think there's a very good chance it might be true|No - there are an infinite number of 'perfect' tunes|Yes - a very complex undiscovered math formula could explain the best music|Sort of - maybe some if not all aspects of pictures are 'ratable'|Fascinating|Definitely|;;;
68.69.107.88;2003-06-09;no-email;no-comments;Irrelevant - as all tunes are ultimately as good as each other since I believe in the relative aesthetic theory|No - everyone's opinion on music is equally valid as everyone else's|Sort of - maybe some if not all aspects of music are 'ratable'|Yes - all or most musical enjoyment is derived once the music reaches the soul - The ear and brain only mostly act as a transmitter|Sort of - I certainly see some valid points you have made that supports Universal Aesthetics|No - there are an infinite number of 'perfect' tunes|I haven't the foggiest|No - the quality of a picture is subjective and each opinion is equally as valid|Fairly interesting|Definitely|;;;
202.49.5.18;2003-06-11;no-email;no-comments;Yes1 - music could exist and be indescribably better than anyone has made or heard so far and it would be incredible to hear|Yes - some people have better or worse taste in music than others|Yes - even if no-one knows for sure how good any tune is - it still has a 'rating'|Yes - all or most musical enjoyment is derived once the music reaches the soul - The ear and brain only mostly act as a transmitter|Not applicable - as I already believe in Universal Aesthetics|No - there are an infinite number of 'perfect' tunes|Well yes - but maths and science will probably never be able to come close to explaining the best music|Yes - even if no-one knows for sure, all pictures have a 'rating'|Fascinating|Possibly, but I doubt it|;;;
66.130.15.172;2003-06-17;no-email;no-comments;Yes1 - music could exist and be indescribably better than anyone has made or heard so far and it would be incredible to hear|Yes - some people have better or worse taste in music than others|Yes - even if no-one knows for sure how good any tune is - it still has a 'rating'|Yes - all or most musical enjoyment is derived once the music reaches the soul - The ear and brain only mostly act as a transmitter|Not applicable - as I already believe in Universal Aesthetics|No - there are an infinite number of 'perfect' tunes|Well yes - but maths and science will probably never be able to come close to explaining the best music|Yes - even if no-one knows for sure, all pictures have a 'rating'|Fascinating|Definitely|;;;
81.132.39.217;2003-06-20;no-email;no-comments;Yes1 - music could exist and be indescribably better than anyone has made or heard so far and it would be incredible to hear|No - everyone's opinion on music is equally valid as everyone else's|No - the quality of a piece of music is subjective and each opinion is equally as valid|Yes - all or most musical enjoyment is derived once the music reaches the soul - The ear and brain only mostly act as a transmitter|No - I still think think the Relative or Subjective Aesthetics view to be true|Yes - a perfect tune really exists and is waiting to be discovered|Yes - a very complex undiscovered math formula could explain the best music|Yes - even if no-one knows for sure, all pictures have a 'rating'|A bit boring|Definitely|;;;
220.43.76.140;2003-06-30;no-email;I think your sticking your neck out a little as any true artist knows. I  wonder if you've tried yourself? Enjoy  boxing magic, or are looking for ideas through button pushing? If so, nice pushing. I do it too.;Irrelevant - as all tunes are ultimately as good as each other since I believe in the relative aesthetic theory|No - everyone's opinion on music is equally valid as everyone else's|No - the quality of a piece of music is subjective and each opinion is equally as valid|Yes - all or most musical enjoyment is derived once the music reaches the soul - The ear and brain only mostly act as a transmitter|Not applicable - as I already believe in Universal Aesthetics|No - there are an infinite number of 'perfect' tunes|Well yes - but maths and science will probably never be able to come close to explaining the best music|No - the quality of a picture is subjective and each opinion is equally as valid|A bit boring|Definitely|;;;
220.43.76.140;2003-06-30;no-email;They already have math formulas for music!;Irrelevant - as all tunes are ultimately as good as each other since I believe in the relative aesthetic theory|No - everyone's opinion on music is equally valid as everyone else's|No - the quality of a piece of music is subjective and each opinion is equally as valid|Yes - all or most musical enjoyment is derived once the music reaches the soul - The ear and brain only mostly act as a transmitter|Not applicable - as I already believe in Universal Aesthetics|No - there are an infinite number of 'perfect' tunes|Well yes - but maths and science will probably never be able to come close to explaining the best music|No - the quality of a picture is subjective and each opinion is equally as valid|A bit boring|Definitely|;;;
152.163.252.37;2003-07-06;no-email;no-comments;Yes1 - music could exist and be indescribably better than anyone has made or heard so far and it would be incredible to hear|No - everyone's opinion on music is equally valid as everyone else's|No - the quality of a piece of music is subjective and each opinion is equally as valid|Yes - all or most musical enjoyment is derived once the music reaches the soul - The ear and brain only mostly act as a transmitter|No - I still think think the Relative or Subjective Aesthetics view to be true|No2 - and this question is irrelevant as I only believe in subjective aesthetics|Yes - a very complex undiscovered math formula could explain the best music|No - the quality of a picture is subjective and each opinion is equally as valid|Fascinating|Possibly|;;;
150.176.212.10;2003-07-10;no-email;no-comments;;;;
150.176.212.10;2003-07-10;no-email;no-comments;Irrelevant - as all tunes are ultimately as good as each other since I believe in the relative aesthetic theory|Yes - some people have better or worse taste in music than others|Sort of - maybe some if not all aspects of music are 'ratable'|Kind of - the brain interprets the sound and translates a new signal to be sent to the soul|Sort of - I certainly see some valid points you have made that supports Universal Aesthetics|Sort of - maybe a finite number of equally perfect tunes exist|Well yes - but maths and science will probably never be able to come close to explaining the best music|Sort of - maybe some if not all aspects of pictures are 'ratable'|Utterly absorbing|Definitely not|;;;
150.176.212.10;2003-07-10;no-email;no-comments;Yes2 - there's a lot of room for improvement for even the best tunes ever composed|No - everyone's opinion on music is equally valid as everyone else's|No - the quality of a piece of music is subjective and each opinion is equally as valid|No - everything is limited only to electromagnetic activity inside the brain - There's definitely no such thing as a transcendental 'soul'|I didn't really consider it before - but I don't really agree and I therefore believe in Relative Aesthetics|Sort of - maybe a finite number of equally perfect tunes exist|I don't know precisely what you mean|No - the quality of a picture is subjective and each opinion is equally as valid|Fairly interesting|Possibly, but I doubt it|;;;
12.218.179.201;2003-07-12;no-email;no-comments;Yes1 - music could exist and be indescribably better than anyone has made or heard so far and it would be incredible to hear|Sort of - only certain aspects in music can anyone claim to have better or worse taste|Yes - even if no-one knows for sure how good any tune is - it still has a 'rating'|Yes - all or most musical enjoyment is derived once the music reaches the soul - The ear and brain only mostly act as a transmitter|Yes - I now think there's a very good chance it might be true|Yes - a perfect tune really exists and is waiting to be discovered|Yes - a very complex undiscovered math formula could explain the best music|Sort of - maybe some if not all aspects of pictures are 'ratable'|Utterly absorbing|Definitely|;;;
152.10.35.110;2003-07-18;no-email;no-comments;Yes2 - there's a lot of room for improvement for even the best tunes ever composed|No - everyone's opinion on music is equally valid as everyone else's|No - the quality of a piece of music is subjective and each opinion is equally as valid|Yes - all or most musical enjoyment is derived once the music reaches the soul - The ear and brain only mostly act as a transmitter|Sort of - I certainly see some valid points you have made that supports Universal Aesthetics|No - there are an infinite number of 'perfect' tunes|Well yes - but maths and science will probably never be able to come close to explaining the best music|No - the quality of a picture is subjective and each opinion is equally as valid|Fairly interesting|Possibly|;;;
202.133.177.60;2003-07-23;no-email;no-comments;Yes2 - there's a lot of room for improvement for even the best tunes ever composed|Sort of - only certain aspects in music can anyone claim to have better or worse taste|Yes - even if no-one knows for sure how good any tune is - it still has a 'rating'|Yes - all or most musical enjoyment is derived once the music reaches the soul - The ear and brain only mostly act as a transmitter|Not applicable - as I already believe in Universal Aesthetics|No - there are an infinite number of 'perfect' tunes|No - the quality of a picture is subjective and each opinion is equally as valid|Fascinating|Most likely not|;;;
65.206.46.225;2003-07-26;no-email;no-comments;Yes1 - music could exist and be indescribably better than anyone has made or heard so far and it would be incredible to hear|Yes - some people have better or worse taste in music than others|No - the quality of a piece of music is subjective and each opinion is equally as valid|Yes - all or most musical enjoyment is derived once the music reaches the soul - The ear and brain only mostly act as a transmitter|No - I still think think the Relative or Subjective Aesthetics view to be true|No2 - and this question is irrelevant as I only believe in subjective aesthetics|No - math formulas and science could not explain music|No - the quality of a picture is subjective and each opinion is equally as valid|Fascinating|Most likely|;;;
12.215.64.237;2003-07-27;no-email;no-comments;Yes3 - a bit - there could certainly be room for improvement for the even the best tunes|Yes - some people have better or worse taste in music than others|Yes - even if no-one knows for sure how good any tune is - it still has a 'rating'|Yes - all or most musical enjoyment is derived once the music reaches the soul - The ear and brain only mostly act as a transmitter|Not applicable - as I already believe in Universal Aesthetics|No - there are an infinite number of 'perfect' tunes|Sort of - certain aspects in music could be reductionable - but not all|Yes - even if no-one knows for sure, all pictures have a 'rating'|Fairly interesting|Definitely|;;;
80.194.132.35;2003-08-04;no-email;no-comments;Yes3 - a bit - there could certainly be room for improvement for the even the best tunes|Sort of - only certain aspects in music can anyone claim to have better or worse taste|Sort of - maybe some if not all aspects of music are 'ratable'|Hmmmm - 'on the fly' calculation of the music is probably only performed in the brain - I'm not too sure about a soul|Sort of - I certainly see some valid points you have made that supports Universal Aesthetics|No - there are an infinite number of 'perfect' tunes|No - math formulas and science could not explain music|No - the quality of a picture is subjective and each opinion is equally as valid|Fairly interesting|Possibly|;;;
203.199.213.3;2003-08-18 05:38;no-email;no-comments;Standard=Yes2 - there's a lot of room for improvement for even the best tunes ever composed|Taste=Yes - some people have better or worse taste in music than others|Universal=No - the quality of a piece of music is subjective and each opinion is equally as valid|Soul=Kind of - the brain interprets the sound and translates a new signal to be sent to the soul|Reconsider=No - I still think think the Relative or Subjective Aesthetics view to be true|Perfect=No2 - and this question is irrelevant as I only believe in subjective aesthetics|Formula=Yes - a very complex undiscovered math formula could explain the best music|Art=No - the quality of a picture is subjective and each opinion is equally as valid|Article=A bit boring|God=Most likely not|;;;
62.0.66.77;2003-08-21 01:25;no-email;no-comments;Standard=Yes3 - a bit - there could certainly be room for improvement for the even the best tunes|Taste=Yes - some people have better or worse taste in music than others|Universal=Yes - even if no-one knows for sure how good any tune is - it still has a 'rating'|Soul=Yes - all or most musical enjoyment is derived once the music reaches the soul - The ear and brain only mostly act as a transmitter|Reconsider=Not applicable - as I already believe in Universal Aesthetics|Perfect=No - there are an infinite number of 'perfect' tunes|Formula=Well yes - but maths and science will probably never be able to come close to explaining the best music|Art=Yes - even if no-one knows for sure, all pictures have a 'rating'|Article=Fascinating|God=Possibly|;;;
67.107.55.2;2003-08-26 17:43;no-email;I think that mathematizing music takes the soul out of it. I believe that some music is intrinsically bad--garbage--but when it comes to comparing Bach to Mozart--well, one man's taste is the best. They are both talent incarnate. Greenday versus the Offspring? What do you like? Bartok, by the way, makes splendid use of dissonant chords.;Standard=Nah - all the best music has already been thought up or is at least close|Taste=No - everyone's opinion on music is equally valid as everyone else's|Universal=No - the quality of a piece of music is subjective and each opinion is equally as valid|Reconsider=No - I still think think the Relative or Subjective Aesthetics view to be true|Perfect=No2 - and this question is irrelevant as I only believe in subjective aesthetics|Formula=No - math formulas and science could not explain music|Art=No - the quality of a picture is subjective and each opinion is equally as valid|Article=Fairly interesting|God=Definitely|;;;
202.131.124.213;2003-09-04 16:11;no-email;If you tune a 7-string electic Guitar in the format of A,B,C,D,E,F,G, from top to bottom or vice-versa instead of the Standard one-{E,B,G,D,A,E} & then strum all the strings without holding any note or a chord, then which chord/note will IT sound like or be closer to? 
Please do let me know at- 
IMNEO1 a_t Rediffmail dotcom 
-----------------------------------;Standard=Yes1 - music could exist and be indescribably better than anyone has made or heard so far and it would be incredible to hear|Taste=No - everyone's opinion on music is equally valid as everyone else's|Universal=Yes - even if no-one knows for sure how good any tune is - it still has a 'rating'|Soul=Kind of - the brain interprets the sound and translates a new signal to be sent to the soul|Reconsider=Sort of - I certainly see some valid points you have made that supports Universal Aesthetics|Perfect=Yes - a perfect tune really exists and is waiting to be discovered|Formula=Yes - a very complex undiscovered math formula could explain the best music|Art=Sort of - maybe some if not all aspects of pictures are 'ratable'|Article=Fascinating|God=Possibly, but I doubt it|;;;
216.39.208.158;2003-09-05 23:06;no-email;no-comments;Standard=Yes1 - music could exist and be indescribably better than anyone has made or heard so far and it would be incredible to hear|Taste=Yes - some people have better or worse taste in music than others|Universal=Yes - even if no-one knows for sure how good any tune is - it still has a 'rating'|Soul=No - everything is limited only to electromagnetic activity inside the brain - There's definitely no such thing as a transcendental 'soul'|Reconsider=I didn't really consider it before2 - but your article makes sense and I therefore believe in Universal Aesthetics|Perfect=No - there are an infinite number of 'perfect' tunes|Formula=Yes - a very complex undiscovered math formula could explain the best music|Art=Yes - even if no-one knows for sure, all pictures have a 'rating'|Article=Fairly interesting|God=Most likely not|;;;
66.185.84.197;2003-09-21 02:11;no-email;no-comments;Standard=Yes3 - a bit - there could certainly be room for improvement for the even the best tunes|Taste=Sort of - only certain aspects in music can anyone claim to have better or worse taste|Universal=Sort of - maybe some if not all aspects of music are 'ratable'|Soul=Yes - all or most musical enjoyment is derived once the music reaches the soul - The ear and brain only mostly act as a transmitter|Reconsider=Sort of - I certainly see some valid points you have made that supports Universal Aesthetics|Perfect=Yes - a perfect tune really exists and is waiting to be discovered|Formula=Well yes - but maths and science will probably never be able to come close to explaining the best music|Art=Sort of - maybe some if not all aspects of pictures are 'ratable'|Article=Fairly interesting|God=Definitely|;;;
81.96.131.80;2003-09-30 00:03;no-email;NTM UK  
composer producer UK 
www.ntmusic.org.uk 
ntmusic a_t ntlworld dotcom;Standard=Yes1 - music could exist and be indescribably better than anyone has made or heard so far and it would be incredible to hear|Taste=No - everyone's opinion on music is equally valid as everyone else's|Universal=Yes - even if no-one knows for sure how good any tune is - it still has a 'rating'|Soul=Yes - all or most musical enjoyment is derived once the music reaches the soul - The ear and brain only mostly act as a transmitter|Reconsider=Sort of - I certainly see some valid points you have made that supports Universal Aesthetics|Perfect=Sort of - maybe a finite number of equally perfect tunes exist|Formula=Yes - a very complex undiscovered math formula could explain the best music|Art=Yes - even if no-one knows for sure, all pictures have a 'rating'|Article=Fairly interesting|God=Definitely|;;;
172.196.202.175;2003-10-05 05:16;no-email;no-comments;Standard=Yes1 - music could exist and be indescribably better than anyone has made or heard so far and it would be incredible to hear|Taste=Yes - some people have better or worse taste in music than others|Universal=Yes - even if no-one knows for sure how good any tune is - it still has a 'rating'|Soul=Hmmmm - 'on the fly' calculation of the music is probably only performed in the brain - I'm not too sure about a soul|Reconsider=Sort of - I certainly see some valid points you have made that supports Universal Aesthetics|Perfect=Sort of - maybe a finite number of equally perfect tunes exist|Formula=Sort of - certain aspects in music could be reductionable - but not all|Art=Yes - even if no-one knows for sure, all pictures have a 'rating'|Article=Fascinating|God=Definitely|;;;
66.252.45.7;2003-10-06 03:11;no-email;no-comments;Standard=Yes2 - there's a lot of room for improvement for even the best tunes ever composed|Taste=Sort of - only certain aspects in music can anyone claim to have better or worse taste|Universal=Yes - even if no-one knows for sure how good any tune is - it still has a 'rating'|Soul=No - everything is limited only to electromagnetic activity inside the brain - There's definitely no such thing as a transcendental 'soul'|Reconsider=I didn't really consider it before2 - but your article makes sense and I therefore believe in Universal Aesthetics|Perfect=No - there are an infinite number of 'perfect' tunes|Formula=Well yes - but maths and science will probably never be able to come close to explaining the best music|Art=Sort of - maybe some if not all aspects of pictures are 'ratable'|Article=Fairly interesting|God=Most likely not|;;;
152.163.253.99;2003-10-19 00:18;no-email;no-comments;Standard=Yes3 - a bit - there could certainly be room for improvement for the even the best tunes|Taste=Yes - some people have better or worse taste in music than others|Universal=Sort of - maybe some if not all aspects of music are 'ratable'|Soul=Yes - all or most musical enjoyment is derived once the music reaches the soul - The ear and brain only mostly act as a transmitter|Reconsider=No - I still think think the Relative or Subjective Aesthetics view to be true|Perfect=No - there are an infinite number of 'perfect' tunes|Formula=No - math formulas and science could not explain music|Art=Sort of - maybe some if not all aspects of pictures are 'ratable'|Article=Fairly interesting|God=Possibly, but I doubt it|;;;
209.180.241.170;2003-10-20 20:25;no-email;no-comments;Standard=Yes2 - there's a lot of room for improvement for even the best tunes ever composed|Taste=Yes - some people have better or worse taste in music than others|Universal=Yes - even if no-one knows for sure how good any tune is - it still has a 'rating'|Soul=Kind of - the brain interprets the sound and translates a new signal to be sent to the soul|Reconsider=Not applicable - as I already believe in Universal Aesthetics|Perfect=No - there are an infinite number of 'perfect' tunes|Formula=Yes - a very complex undiscovered math formula could explain the best music|Art=Yes - even if no-one knows for sure, all pictures have a 'rating'|Article=A bit boring|God=Definitely not|;;;
203.147.0.44;2003-11-04 06:28;no-email;Interesting and thought provoking article but I feel my answers or not good because the questions and given answers do not cover enough options. Maybe a 'other' block would be good so opinions can be offered.. My stand is this however...it is difficult to talk in terms of absolutes because each and every moment is interdependent with the time, the place, the mood, along with other factors such as society, peer pressure etc, and that the same music heard with variable factors will effect ones perception of it. To give you an example - music I listened to and thought was brilliant 20 years ago, I may view now as mediocre, or indeed, still brilliant but not to my taste.  
I am just getting involved in thinking about the aesthetics of music as I am hoping to start a Phd in composition..which lead to other issues. I would be open to further debate on this topic. My email is npfduggan a_t hotmail dotcom 
Well done in anycase for the stimulating page. 
regards 
Nick;Standard=Yes3 - a bit - there could certainly be room for improvement for the even the best tunes|Taste=No - everyone's opinion on music is equally valid as everyone else's|Universal=No - the quality of a piece of music is subjective and each opinion is equally as valid|Soul=Yes - all or most musical enjoyment is derived once the music reaches the soul - The ear and brain only mostly act as a transmitter|Reconsider=No - I still think think the Relative or Subjective Aesthetics view to be true|Perfect=No - there are an infinite number of 'perfect' tunes|Formula=No - math formulas and science could not explain music|Art=No - the quality of a picture is subjective and each opinion is equally as valid|Article=Fairly interesting|God=Definitely|;;;
216.229.222.1;2003-11-07 15:25;no-email;no-comments;Standard=Yes2 - there's a lot of room for improvement for even the best tunes ever composed|Taste=Sort of - only certain aspects in music can anyone claim to have better or worse taste|Universal=Yes - even if no-one knows for sure how good any tune is - it still has a 'rating'|Soul=Kind of - the brain interprets the sound and translates a new signal to be sent to the soul|Reconsider=Yes - I now think there's a very good chance it might be true|Perfect=Yes - a perfect tune really exists and is waiting to be discovered|Formula=Well yes - but maths and science will probably never be able to come close to explaining the best music|Art=Yes - even if no-one knows for sure, all pictures have a 'rating'|Article=Fascinating|God=Definitely|;;;
195.92.67.66;2003-11-21 00:56;no-email;no-comments;Standard=Yes1 - music could exist and be indescribably better than anyone has made or heard so far and it would be incredible to hear|Taste=No - everyone's opinion on music is equally valid as everyone else's|Universal=No - the quality of a piece of music is subjective and each opinion is equally as valid|Soul=Yes - all or most musical enjoyment is derived once the music reaches the soul - The ear and brain only mostly act as a transmitter|Reconsider=No - I still think think the Relative or Subjective Aesthetics view to be true|Perfect=No2 - and this question is irrelevant as I only believe in subjective aesthetics|Formula=Yes2 - but since I believe in Subjective Aesthetics, any possible formula would need to different for every person|Art=No - the quality of a picture is subjective and each opinion is equally as valid|Article=Fascinating|God=Most likely|;;;
168.229.4.3;2003-12-04 18:57;no-email;no-comments;Standard=Yes2 - there's a lot of room for improvement for even the best tunes ever composed|Taste=Sort of - only certain aspects in music can anyone claim to have better or worse taste|Universal=Sort of - maybe some if not all aspects of music are 'ratable'|Soul=Hmmmm - 'on the fly' calculation of the music is probably only performed in the brain - I'm not too sure about a soul|Reconsider=Sort of - I certainly see some valid points you have made that supports Universal Aesthetics|Perfect=No - there are an infinite number of 'perfect' tunes|Formula=Well yes - but maths and science will probably never be able to come close to explaining the best music|Art=Yes - even if no-one knows for sure, all pictures have a 'rating'|Article=Fairly interesting|God=Most likely|;;;
138.87.240.85;2003-12-06 19:16;no-comments;Standard=Yes1 - music could exist and be indescribably better than anyone has made or heard so far and it would be incredible to hear|Taste=Yes - some people have better or worse taste in music than others|Universal=Yes - even if no-one knows for sure how good any tune is - it still has a 'rating'|Soul=Hmmmm - 'on the fly' calculation of the music is probably only performed in the brain - I'm not too sure about a soul|Reconsider=Not applicable - as I already believe in Universal Aesthetics|Perfect=Yes - a perfect tune really exists and is waiting to be discovered|Formula=Yes - a very complex undiscovered math formula could explain the best music|Art=Yes - even if no-one knows for sure, all pictures have a 'rating'|Article=Fascinating|God=Definitely|;;;
80.242.32.51;2003-12-17 14:56;no-comments;Standard=Yes1 - music could exist and be indescribably better than anyone has made or heard so far and it would be incredible to hear|Taste=Yes - some people have better or worse taste in music than others|Universal=Yes - even if no-one knows for sure how good any tune is - it still has a 'rating'|Soul=Kind of - the brain interprets the sound and translates a new signal to be sent to the soul|Reconsider=I didn't really consider it before2 - but your article makes sense and I therefore believe in Universal Aesthetics|Perfect=Yes - a perfect tune really exists and is waiting to be discovered|Formula=Yes - a very complex undiscovered math formula could explain the best music|Art=Sort of - maybe some if not all aspects of pictures are 'ratable'|Article=Fascinating|God=Definitely not|;;;
12.77.239.132;2004-01-13 03:58;no-comments;Standard=Yes1 - music could exist and be indescribably better than anyone has made or heard so far and it would be incredible to hear|Taste=Yes - some people have better or worse taste in music than others|Universal=Yes - even if no-one knows for sure how good any tune is - it still has a 'rating'|Soul=Yes - all or most musical enjoyment is derived once the music reaches the soul - The ear and brain only mostly act as a transmitter|Reconsider=Not applicable - as I already believe in Universal Aesthetics|Perfect=No - there are an infinite number of 'perfect' tunes|Formula=No - math formulas and science could not explain music|Art=Yes - even if no-one knows for sure, all pictures have a 'rating'|Article=Fairly interesting|God=Definitely|;;;
207.81.110.217;2004-01-20 03:08;no-comments;Standard=Yes3 - a bit - there could certainly be room for improvement for the even the best tunes|Taste=Yes - some people have better or worse taste in music than others|Universal=Sort of - maybe some if not all aspects of music are 'ratable'|Soul=I haven't the foggiest|Reconsider=No - I still think think the Relative or Subjective Aesthetics view to be true|Perfect=Sort of - maybe a finite number of equally perfect tunes exist|Formula=Sort of - certain aspects in music could be reductionable - but not all|Art=Sort of - maybe some if not all aspects of pictures are 'ratable'|Article=Fascinating|God=Most likely|;;;
144.136.5.43;2004-02-09 07:27;killer article! it's really got me thinking about the way music is put together, and gives a whole new outlook as to how the world of music works.;Standard=Yes1 - music could exist and be indescribably better than anyone has made or heard so far and it would be incredible to hear|Taste=Yes - some people have better or worse taste in music than others|Universal=Yes - even if no-one knows for sure how good any tune is - it still has a 'rating'|Soul=Kind of - the brain interprets the sound and translates a new signal to be sent to the soul|Reconsider=Yes - I now think there's a very good chance it might be true|Perfect=No - there are an infinite number of 'perfect' tunes|Formula=No - math formulas and science could not explain music|Art=Yes - even if no-one knows for sure, all pictures have a 'rating'|Article=Fascinating|God=Possibly|;;;
156.108.101.178;2004-02-09 21:10;no-comments;Standard=Yes1 - music could exist and be indescribably better than anyone has made or heard so far and it would be incredible to hear|Taste=Sort of - only certain aspects in music can anyone claim to have better or worse taste|Universal=Sort of - maybe some if not all aspects of music are 'ratable'|Soul=Kind of - the brain interprets the sound and translates a new signal to be sent to the soul|Reconsider=Sort of - I certainly see some valid points you have made that supports Universal Aesthetics|Perfect=No - there are an infinite number of 'perfect' tunes|Formula=Sort of - certain aspects in music could be reductionable - but not all|Art=No - the quality of a picture is subjective and each opinion is equally as valid|Article=Fairly interesting|God=Definitely|;;;
128.36.51.114;2004-02-11 06:54;no-comments;Standard=Nah - all the best music has already been thought up or is at least close|Taste=Yes - some people have better or worse taste in music than others|Universal=Yes - even if no-one knows for sure how good any tune is - it still has a 'rating'|Soul=Yes - all or most musical enjoyment is derived once the music reaches the soul - The ear and brain only mostly act as a transmitter|Reconsider=Not applicable - as I already believe in Universal Aesthetics|Perfect=No - there are an infinite number of 'perfect' tunes|Formula=Well yes - but maths and science will probably never be able to come close to explaining the best music|Art=Yes - even if no-one knows for sure, all pictures have a 'rating'|Article=Fascinating|God=Most likely not|;;;
131.111.8.96;2004-02-15 01:59;no-comments;Standard=Irrelevant - as all tunes are ultimately as good as each other since I believe in the relative aesthetic theory|Taste=No - everyone's opinion on music is equally valid as everyone else's|Universal=No - the quality of a piece of music is subjective and each opinion is equally as valid|Soul=No - everything is limited only to electromagnetic activity inside the brain - There's definitely no such thing as a transcendental 'soul'|Reconsider=No - I still think the Relative or Subjective Aesthetics view to be true|Perfect=No2 - and this question is irrelevant as I only believe in subjective aesthetics|Formula=Sort of - certain aspects in music could be reductionable - but not all|Art=No - the quality of a picture is subjective and each opinion is equally as valid|Article=A bit boring|God=Most likely not|;;;
152.163.253.99;2004-03-04 01:51;Great theory But why did you ask about god on # 10 do you believe the stars form a mathmatical pattern to heaven that proves that it exist? ;Standard=Yes1 - music could exist and be indescribably better than anyone has made or heard so far and it would be incredible to hear|Taste=Sort of - only certain aspects in music can anyone claim to have better or worse taste|Universal=Yes - even if no-one knows for sure how good any tune is - it still has a 'rating'|Soul=Yes - all or most musical enjoyment is derived once the music reaches the soul - The ear and brain only mostly act as a transmitter|Reconsider=Sort of - I certainly see some valid points you have made that supports Universal Aesthetics|Perfect=No - there are an infinite number of 'perfect' tunes|Formula=Yes2 - but since I believe in Subjective Aesthetics, any possible formula would need to different for every person|Art=Sort of - maybe some if not all aspects of pictures are 'ratable'|Article=Fairly interesting|God=Definitely|;;;
151.203.198.205;2004-03-11 05:04;no-comments;Standard=Irrelevant - as all tunes are ultimately as good as each other since I believe in the relative aesthetic theory|Taste=No - everyone's opinion on music is equally valid as everyone else's|Universal=No - the quality of a piece of music is subjective and each opinion is equally as valid|Soul=No - everything is limited only to electromagnetic activity inside the brain - I somewhat doubt a 'soul' really exists|Reconsider=No - I still think the Relative or Subjective Aesthetics view to be true|Perfect=No - there are an infinite number of 'perfect' tunes|Formula=Well yes - but maths and science will probably never be able to come close to explaining the best music|Art=No - the quality of a picture is subjective and each opinion is equally as valid|Article=Fairly interesting|God=Most likely not|;;;
66.32.247.214;2004-03-16 02:11;no-comments;Standard=Irrelevant - as all tunes are ultimately as good as each other since I believe in the relative aesthetic theory|Taste=Yes - some people have better or worse taste in music than others|Universal=Yes - even if no-one knows for sure how good any tune is - it still has a 'rating'|Soul=Yes - all or most musical enjoyment is derived once the music reaches the soul - The ear and brain only mostly act as a transmitter|Reconsider=Sort of - I certainly see some valid points you have made that supports Universal Aesthetics|Perfect=No - there are an infinite number of 'perfect' tunes|Formula=Sort of - certain aspects in music could be reductionable - but not all|Art=Sort of - maybe some if not all aspects of pictures are 'ratable'|Article=Fairly interesting|God=Definitely|;;;
208.63.118.144;2004-03-25 03:55;no-comments;Standard=Yes3 - a bit - there could certainly be room for improvement for the even the best tunes|Taste=Yes - some people have better or worse taste in music than others|Universal=Yes - even if no-one knows for sure how good any tune is - it still has a 'rating'|Soul=No - everything is limited only to electromagnetic activity inside the brain - There's definitely no such thing as a transcendental 'soul'|Reconsider=Not applicable - as I already believe in Universal Aesthetics|Perfect=No - there are an infinite number of 'perfect' tunes|Formula=Well yes - but maths and science will probably never be able to come close to explaining the best music|Art=Yes - even if no-one knows for sure, all pictures have a 'rating'|Article=Fairly interesting|God=Definitely not|;;;
24.160.4.16;2004-04-06 06:33;I'm amazed to find someone backing a universal aesthetic with such vigor. Cheers to you!;Standard=Yes1 - music could exist and be indescribably better than anyone has made or heard so far and it would be incredible to hear|Taste=Yes - some people have better or worse taste in music than others|Universal=Yes - even if no-one knows for sure how good any tune is - it still has a 'rating'|Soul=I haven't the foggiest|Reconsider=Yes - I now think there's a very good chance it might be true|Perfect=No - there are an infinite number of 'perfect' tunes|Formula=Yes - a very complex undiscovered math formula could explain the best music|Art=Yes - even if no-one knows for sure, all pictures have a 'rating'|Article=Fairly interesting|God=Definitely|;;;
213.42.2.28;2004-04-09 11:04;no-comments;Standard=Yes2 - there's a lot of room for improvement for even the best tunes ever composed|Taste=Yes - some people have better or worse taste in music than others|Universal=I haven't the foggiest|Soul=Yes - all or most musical enjoyment is derived once the music reaches the soul - The ear and brain only mostly act as a transmitter|;;;
213.42.2.29;2004-04-09 11:05;no-comments;Standard=Yes2 - there's a lot of room for improvement for even the best tunes ever composed|Taste=Yes - some people have better or worse taste in music than others|Universal=I haven't the foggiest|Soul=Yes - all or most musical enjoyment is derived once the music reaches the soul - The ear and brain only mostly act as a transmitter|God=Definitely|;;;
68.172.11.112;2004-04-16 01:24;no-comments;Standard=Yes3 - a bit - there could certainly be room for improvement for the even the best tunes|Taste=No - everyone's opinion on music is equally valid as everyone else's|Universal=No - the quality of a piece of music is subjective and each opinion is equally as valid|Soul=Yes - all or most musical enjoyment is derived once the music reaches the soul - The ear and brain only mostly act as a transmitter|Reconsider=Sort of - I certainly see some valid points you have made that supports Universal Aesthetics|Formula=I haven't the foggiest|Art=Sort of - maybe some if not all aspects of pictures are 'ratable'|Article=Fairly interesting|God=Most likely|;;;
210.50.216.13;2004-04-29 02:48;no-comments;Standard=Irrelevant - as all tunes are ultimately as good as each other since I believe in the relative aesthetic theory|Taste=Sort of - only certain aspects in music can anyone claim to have better or worse taste|Universal=Sort of - maybe some if not all aspects of music are 'ratable'|Soul=Kind of - the brain interprets the sound and translates a new signal to be sent to the soul|Reconsider=Sort of - I certainly see some valid points you have made that supports Universal Aesthetics|Perfect=No - there are an infinite number of 'perfect' tunes|Formula=Yes2 - but since I believe in Subjective Aesthetics, any possible formula would need to different for every person|Art=Sort of - maybe some if not all aspects of pictures are 'ratable'|Article=Utterly absorbing|God=Most likely|;;;
196.40.60.42;2004-05-14 21:09;an only audible perfect sound made everything from Gods Mandate,read about it;Standard=Yes1 - music could exist and be indescribably better than anyone has made or heard so far and it would be incredible to hear|Taste=Yes - some people have better or worse taste in music than others|Soul=Yes - all or most musical enjoyment is derived once the music reaches the soul - The ear and brain only mostly act as a transmitter|Art=No - the quality of a picture is subjective and each opinion is equally as valid|Article=Fairly interesting|God=Definitely|;;;
208.25.243.137;2004-05-27 13:53;no-comments;Standard=Yes1 - music could exist and be indescribably better than anyone has made or heard so far and it would be incredible to hear|Taste=Yes - some people have better or worse taste in music than others|Universal=Yes - even if no-one knows for sure how good any tune is - it still has a 'rating'|Reconsider=Not applicable - as I already believe in Universal Aesthetics|Perfect=No - there are an infinite number of 'perfect' tunes|Formula=Well yes - but maths and science will probably never be able to come close to explaining the best music|Art=Yes - even if no-one knows for sure, all pictures have a 'rating'|Article=Fascinating|God=Definitely|;;;
68.105.45.80;2004-05-30 09:01;This was amazing..I'm 19 years old and have always had this feeling inside of me that told me that the reason we like certain songs is because they each demonstrate some quality that is similar to the "perfect" song that is somehow stored inside of our souls.  I had NO idea other people thought along these lines.  Amazing...it makes me feel inspired to delve intot his subject deeper. 
 
Brandon 
brockestdeus a_t aol dotcom;Standard=Yes3 - a bit - there could certainly be room for improvement for the even the best tunes|Taste=Yes - some people have better or worse taste in music than others|Universal=Yes - even if no-one knows for sure how good any tune is - it still has a 'rating'|Soul=Yes - all or most musical enjoyment is derived once the music reaches the soul - The ear and brain only mostly act as a transmitter|Reconsider=Not applicable - as I already believe in Universal Aesthetics|Perfect=Yes - a perfect tune really exists and is waiting to be discovered|Formula=Well yes - but maths and science will probably never be able to come close to explaining the best music|Art=Sort of - maybe some if not all aspects of pictures are 'ratable'|Article=Utterly absorbing|God=I haven't the foggiest|;;;
68.123.92.79;2004-05-31 14:13;hi - 
 
I found this page to be an interesting, math-centric version of my own perspective.  The problem is that quality in art is comprised of two primary components.   One is universal, and eternal, that is to say, not time specific. 
 
The second, however, is relational - by which I mean specific to it's place upon the linear progression of art.  
 
It's rediculous for me to even begin commenting.  The subject requires a good 100 pages.;Taste=Yes - some people have better or worse taste in music than others|Universal=Sort of - maybe some if not all aspects of music are 'ratable'|Soul=Kind of - the brain interprets the sound and translates a new signal to be sent to the soul|Reconsider=Not applicable - as I already believe in Universal Aesthetics|Perfect=Sort of - maybe a finite number of equally perfect tunes exist|Formula=No - math formulas and science could not explain music|Art=Yes - even if no-one knows for sure, all pictures have a 'rating'|Article=Fascinating|God=Definitely|;;;
68.48.49.0;2004-06-07 19:54;It's always fun to tell people that their opinions are wrong, and if I can do it without sounding like a jerk, all the better! 
;Standard=Yes1 - music could exist and be indescribably better than anyone has made or heard so far and it would be incredible to hear|Taste=Yes - some people have better or worse taste in music than others|Universal=No - the quality of a piece of music is subjective and each opinion is equally as valid|Soul=Yes - all or most musical enjoyment is derived once the music reaches the soul - The ear and brain only mostly act as a transmitter|Reconsider=Sort of - I certainly see some valid points you have made that supports Universal Aesthetics|Perfect=Sort of - maybe a finite number of equally perfect tunes exist|Formula=No - math formulas and science could not explain music|Art=No - the quality of a picture is subjective and each opinion is equally as valid|Article=Fascinating|God=Definitely not|;;;
152.163.252.198;2004-06-23 19:10;no-comments;Standard=Yes2 - there's a lot of room for improvement for even the best tunes ever composed|Taste=Sort of - only certain aspects in music can anyone claim to have better or worse taste|Universal=Yes - even if no-one knows for sure how good any tune is - it still has a 'rating'|Soul=Yes - all or most musical enjoyment is derived once the music reaches the soul - The ear and brain only mostly act as a transmitter|Reconsider=Not applicable - as I already believe in Universal Aesthetics|Perfect=No - there are an infinite number of 'perfect' tunes|Formula=Well yes - but maths and science will probably never be able to come close to explaining the best music|Art=Yes - even if no-one knows for sure, all pictures have a 'rating'|Article=Fairly interesting|God=Definitely|;;;
24.30.14.156;2004-06-27 22:03;no-comments;Standard=Yes1 - music could exist and be indescribably better than anyone has made or heard so far and it would be incredible to hear|Taste=Yes - some people have better or worse taste in music than others|Universal=No - the quality of a piece of music is subjective and each opinion is equally as valid|Soul=I haven't the foggiest|Reconsider=No - I still think the Relative or Subjective Aesthetics view to be true|Perfect=No - there are an infinite number of 'perfect' tunes|Formula=I haven't the foggiest|Art=No - the quality of a picture is subjective and each opinion is equally as valid|Article=Fairly interesting|God=Most likely not|;;;
212.219.207.40;2004-06-28 09:45;no-comments;Standard=Yes3 - a bit - there could certainly be room for improvement for the even the best tunes|Taste=Sort of - only certain aspects in music can anyone claim to have better or worse taste|Universal=No - the quality of a piece of music is subjective and each opinion is equally as valid|Soul=Kind of - the brain interprets the sound and translates a new signal to be sent to the soul|Reconsider=Yes - I now think there's a very good chance it might be true|Perfect=No - there are an infinite number of 'perfect' tunes|Formula=No - math formulas and science could not explain music|Art=Sort of - maybe some if not all aspects of pictures are 'ratable'|Article=Fairly interesting|God=Most likely not|;;;
24.20.64.175;2004-08-28 00:15;no-comments;Standard=Yes2 - there's a lot of room for improvement for even the best tunes ever composed|Taste=No - everyone's opinion on music is equally valid as everyone else's|Universal=No - the quality of a piece of music is subjective and each opinion is equally as valid|Soul=I haven't the foggiest|Reconsider=Sort of - I certainly see some valid points you have made that supports Universal Aesthetics|Perfect=Yes - a perfect tune really exists and is waiting to be discovered|Formula=Yes - a very complex undiscovered math formula could explain the best music|Art=No - the quality of a picture is subjective and each opinion is equally as valid|Article=Fairly interesting|God=I haven't the foggiest|;;;
68.2.156.33;2004-09-01 09:55;no-comments;Standard=Yes1 - music could exist and be indescribably better than anyone has made or heard so far and it would be incredible to hear|Taste=Sort of - only certain aspects in music can anyone claim to have better or worse taste|Universal=No - the quality of a piece of music is subjective and each opinion is equally as valid|Soul=Yes - all or most musical enjoyment is derived once the music reaches the soul - The ear and brain only mostly act as a transmitter|Reconsider=Sort of - I certainly see some valid points you have made that supports Universal Aesthetics|Perfect=No - there are an infinite number of 'perfect' tunes|Formula=No2 - since I believe in Subjective Aesthetics, and I don't think this is compatible|Art=No - the quality of a picture is subjective and each opinion is equally as valid|Article=Fairly interesting|God=Definitely|;;;
66.74.61.63;2004-09-13 05:50;Too many differing opinions for there to be a "Perfect" piece of music or art. Everyone likes different things.;Standard=Yes2 - there's a lot of room for improvement for even the best tunes ever composed|Taste=Sort of - only certain aspects in music can anyone claim to have better or worse taste|Universal=No - the quality of a piece of music is subjective and each opinion is equally as valid|Soul=Kind of - the brain interprets the sound and translates a new signal to be sent to the soul|Reconsider=No - I still think the Relative or Subjective Aesthetics view to be true|Perfect=No - there are an infinite number of 'perfect' tunes|Formula=Well yes - but maths and science will probably never be able to come close to explaining the best music|Art=No - the quality of a picture is subjective and each opinion is equally as valid|Article=Fairly interesting|God=Most likely|;;;
210.50.244.18;2004-09-16 15:11;no-comments;Standard=Irrelevant - as all tunes are ultimately as good as each other since I believe in the relative aesthetic theory|Taste=No - everyone's opinion on music is equally valid as everyone else's|Universal=No - the quality of a piece of music is subjective and each opinion is equally as valid|Soul=No - everything is limited only to electromagnetic activity inside the brain - There's definitely no such thing as a transcendental 'soul'|Reconsider=Not applicable - as I already believe in Universal Aesthetics|Perfect=No - there are an infinite number of 'perfect' tunes|Formula=No - math formulas and science could not explain music|Art=No - the quality of a picture is subjective and each opinion is equally as valid|Article=Fairly interesting|God=Definitely not|;;;
195.184.109.162;2004-09-25 11:02;I take the concepts of God and Soul referred to in the questionary to be part of the all/nothing that makes up all existing dimensions/realities - I most strongly believe/experience the nature of existence as non-duality. Made me happy to read this article, thanks!;Standard=Yes1 - music could exist and be indescribably better than anyone has made or heard so far and it would be incredible to hear|Taste=Yes - some people have better or worse taste in music than others|Universal=Yes - even if no-one knows for sure how good any tune is - it still has a 'rating'|Soul=Yes - all or most musical enjoyment is derived once the music reaches the soul - The ear and brain only mostly act as a transmitter|Reconsider=I didn't really consider it before2 - but your article makes sense and I therefore believe in Universal Aesthetics|Perfect=No - there are an infinite number of 'perfect' tunes|Formula=Yes - a very complex undiscovered math formula could explain the best music|Art=Yes - even if no-one knows for sure, all pictures have a 'rating'|Article=Utterly absorbing|God=Definitely|;;;
218.218.190.96;2004-09-26 08:16;no-comments;Standard=Irrelevant - as all tunes are ultimately as good as each other since I believe in the relative aesthetic theory|Taste=Sort of - only certain aspects in music can anyone claim to have better or worse taste|Universal=No - the quality of a piece of music is subjective and each opinion is equally as valid|Soul=Yes - all or most musical enjoyment is derived once the music reaches the soul - The ear and brain only mostly act as a transmitter|Reconsider=No - I still think the Relative or Subjective Aesthetics view to be true|Perfect=No - there are an infinite number of 'perfect' tunes|Art=No - the quality of a picture is subjective and each opinion is equally as valid|Article=Utterly absorbing|God=Definitely|;;;
24.18.123.112;2004-10-12 23:23;no-comments;Standard=Yes1 - music could exist and be indescribably better than anyone has made or heard so far and it would be incredible to hear|Taste=Sort of - only certain aspects in music can anyone claim to have better or worse taste|Universal=Sort of - maybe some if not all aspects of music are 'ratable'|Soul=Hmmmm - 'on the fly' calculation of the music is probably only performed in the brain - I'm not too sure about a soul|Reconsider=Sort of - I certainly see some valid points you have made that supports Universal Aesthetics|Perfect=No - there are an infinite number of 'perfect' tunes|Formula=Yes2 - but since I believe in Subjective Aesthetics, any possible formula would need to different for every person|Art=Sort of - maybe some if not all aspects of pictures are 'ratable'|Article=Fascinating|God=I haven't the foggiest|;;;
66.53.201.56;2004-10-16 20:42;no-comments;Standard=Yes2 - there's a lot of room for improvement for even the best tunes ever composed|Taste=Yes - some people have better or worse taste in music than others|Universal=Sort of - maybe some if not all aspects of music are 'ratable'|Soul=Yes - all or most musical enjoyment is derived once the music reaches the soul - The ear and brain only mostly act as a transmitter|Reconsider=Sort of - I certainly see some valid points you have made that supports Universal Aesthetics|Perfect=No - there are an infinite number of 'perfect' tunes|Formula=Sort of - certain aspects in music could be reductionable - but not all|Art=Yes - even if no-one knows for sure, all pictures have a 'rating'|Article=Fascinating|God=Definitely|;;;
65.209.84.121;2004-10-17 19:27;no-comments;Standard=Yes3 - a bit - there could certainly be room for improvement for the even the best tunes|Taste=Yes - some people have better or worse taste in music than others|Universal=Sort of - maybe some if not all aspects of music are 'ratable'|Soul=Yes - all or most musical enjoyment is derived once the music reaches the soul - The ear and brain only mostly act as a transmitter|Reconsider=Sort of - I certainly see some valid points you have made that supports Universal Aesthetics|Perfect=No - there are an infinite number of 'perfect' tunes|Formula=Well yes - but maths and science will probably never be able to come close to explaining the best music|Art=Sort of - maybe some if not all aspects of pictures are 'ratable'|Article=Fairly interesting|God=Definitely|;;;
195.184.109.162;2004-10-18 20:12;no-comments;Standard=Yes1 - music could exist and be indescribably better than anyone has made or heard so far and it would be incredible to hear|Taste=No - everyone's opinion on music is equally valid as everyone else's|Universal=No - the quality of a piece of music is subjective and each opinion is equally as valid|Soul=Yes - all or most musical enjoyment is derived once the music reaches the soul - The ear and brain only mostly act as a transmitter|Reconsider=Yes - I now think there's a very good chance it might be true|Perfect=No - there are an infinite number of 'perfect' tunes|Formula=Well yes - but maths and science will probably never be able to come close to explaining the best music|Art=No - the quality of a picture is subjective and each opinion is equally as valid|Article=Fascinating|God=Definitely|;;;
24.235.236.35;2004-11-13 00:45;I think this is a pretty linear and limited approach to looking at art and music, both of which have hyperlinear possibilites. 
 
I also find it unfortunate that you miss the physical aspects of how humans are able to interpret sound and visuals, which is critical.;Standard=Irrelevant - as all tunes are ultimately as good as each other since I believe in the relative aesthetic theory|Taste=No - everyone's opinion on music is equally valid as everyone else's|Universal=No - the quality of a piece of music is subjective and each opinion is equally as valid|Soul=No - everything is limited only to electromagnetic activity inside the brain - There's definitely no such thing as a transcendental 'soul'|Reconsider=No - I still think the Relative or Subjective Aesthetics view to be true|Perfect=No2 - and this question is irrelevant as I only believe in subjective aesthetics|Formula=No2 - since I believe in Subjective Aesthetics, and I don't think this is compatible|Art=No - the quality of a picture is subjective and each opinion is equally as valid|Article=Fascinating|God=Most likely not|;;;
203.219.222.80;2004-11-15 09:00;I was amazed that you said that "Music based around a scale of 12 equal spaced notes to the octave" was a requirement for music to be 'good'. this disregards microtonal compositions, as well as the music of many other cultures.;Standard=Irrelevant - as all tunes are ultimately as good as each other since I believe in the relative aesthetic theory|Taste=No - everyone's opinion on music is equally valid as everyone else's|Universal=I haven't the foggiest|Soul=Yes - all or most musical enjoyment is derived once the music reaches the soul - The ear and brain only mostly act as a transmitter|Reconsider=No - I still think the Relative or Subjective Aesthetics view to be true|Perfect=No2 - and this question is irrelevant as I only believe in subjective aesthetics|Formula=No - math formulas and science could not explain music|Art=No - the quality of a picture is subjective and each opinion is equally as valid|Article=A bit boring|God=Most likely|;;;
68.226.175.131;2004-12-06 04:04;Great article. I had a huge problem with people saying that an expert in music has no more valuable opinion than someone who's never studied the art.;Standard=Yes1 - music could exist and be indescribably better than anyone has made or heard so far and it would be incredible to hear|Taste=Yes - some people have better or worse taste in music than others|Universal=Yes - even if no-one knows for sure how good any tune is - it still has a 'rating'|Soul=Yes - all or most musical enjoyment is derived once the music reaches the soul - The ear and brain only mostly act as a transmitter|Reconsider=Not applicable - as I already believe in Universal Aesthetics|Perfect=No - there are an infinite number of 'perfect' tunes|Formula=Yes - a very complex undiscovered math formula could explain the best music|Art=Sort of - maybe some if not all aspects of pictures are 'ratable'|Article=Utterly absorbing|God=Definitely|;;;
157.22.96.154;2004-12-23 22:09;I am (quite) less proficient in music, but I enjoyed your notes on learning a difficult piano piece, and felt encouraged to keep practicing. Then I browsed through your other posts, and found this article and survey. ;Standard=Yes1 - music could exist and be indescribably better than anyone has made or heard so far and it would be incredible to hear|Taste=Yes - some people have better or worse taste in music than others|Universal=No - the quality of a piece of music is subjective and each opinion is equally as valid|Soul=No - everything is limited only to electromagnetic activity inside the brain - I somewhat doubt a 'soul' really exists|Reconsider=Sort of - I certainly see some valid points you have made that supports Universal Aesthetics|Perfect=No - there are an infinite number of 'perfect' tunes|Formula=No - math formulas and science could not explain music|Art=No - the quality of a picture is subjective and each opinion is equally as valid|Article=Fairly interesting|God=Definitely not|;;;
205.188.116.11;2004-12-24 23:52;no-comments;Standard=Yes1 - music could exist and be indescribably better than anyone has made or heard so far and it would be incredible to hear|Taste=Sort of - only certain aspects in music can anyone claim to have better or worse taste|Universal=Sort of - maybe some if not all aspects of music are 'ratable'|Soul=Hmmmm - 'on the fly' calculation of the music is probably only performed in the brain - I'm not too sure about a soul|Reconsider=Sort of - I certainly see some valid points you have made that supports Universal Aesthetics|Perfect=Sort of - maybe a finite number of equally perfect tunes exist|Formula=Well yes - but maths and science will probably never be able to come close to explaining the best music|Art=Sort of - maybe some if not all aspects of pictures are 'ratable'|Article=Fascinating|God=Possibly|;;;
205.188.116.11;2004-12-25 00:11;no-comments;Standard=Yes1 - music could exist and be indescribably better than anyone has made or heard so far and it would be incredible to hear|Taste=Sort of - only certain aspects in music can anyone claim to have better or worse taste|Universal=Sort of - maybe some if not all aspects of music are 'ratable'|Soul=Hmmmm - 'on the fly' calculation of the music is probably only performed in the brain - I'm not too sure about a soul|Reconsider=Sort of - I certainly see some valid points you have made that supports Universal Aesthetics|Perfect=Sort of - maybe a finite number of equally perfect tunes exist|Formula=Well yes - but maths and science will probably never be able to come close to explaining the best music|Art=Sort of - maybe some if not all aspects of pictures are 'ratable'|Article=Fascinating|God=Possibly|;;;
84.66.219.206;2004-12-29 23:19;There were infinate perfect tunes until the beatles came and they took them, improved and exhausted the supply;Standard=Yes3 - a bit - there could certainly be room for improvement for the even the best tunes|Taste=No - everyone's opinion on music is equally valid as everyone else's|Universal=No - the quality of a piece of music is subjective and each opinion is equally as valid|Soul=Kind of - the brain interprets the sound and translates a new signal to be sent to the soul|Reconsider=Sort of - I certainly see some valid points you have made that supports Universal Aesthetics|Perfect=No - there are an infinite number of 'perfect' tunes|Formula=No - math formulas and science could not explain music|Art=No - the quality of a picture is subjective and each opinion is equally as valid|Article=Fairly interesting|God=Possibly, but I doubt it|;;;
64.229.25.203;2005-01-14 04:38;no-comments;Standard=Yes2 - there's a lot of room for improvement for even the best tunes ever composed|Taste=No - everyone's opinion on music is equally valid as everyone else's|Universal=No - the quality of a piece of music is subjective and each opinion is equally as valid|Soul=Hmmmm - 'on the fly' calculation of the music is probably only performed in the brain - I'm not too sure about a soul|Reconsider=No - I still think the Relative or Subjective Aesthetics view to be true|Perfect=No - there are an infinite number of 'perfect' tunes|Formula=Yes2 - but since I believe in Subjective Aesthetics, any possible formula would need to different for every person|Art=No - the quality of a picture is subjective and each opinion is equally as valid|Article=Fairly interesting|God=Most likely|;;;
195.93.32.10;2005-01-17 17:39;no-comments;Standard=Yes1 - music could exist and be indescribably better than anyone has made or heard so far and it would be incredible to hear|Taste=No - everyone's opinion on music is equally valid as everyone else's|Universal=No - the quality of a piece of music is subjective and each opinion is equally as valid|Soul=Yes - all or most musical enjoyment is derived once the music reaches the soul - The ear and brain only mostly act as a transmitter|Reconsider=No - I still think the Relative or Subjective Aesthetics view to be true|Perfect=No2 - and this question is irrelevant as I only believe in subjective aesthetics|Formula=No - math formulas and science could not explain music|Art=No - the quality of a picture is subjective and each opinion is equally as valid|Article=Fascinating|God=Most likely not|;;;
70.18.203.250;2005-03-24 01:06;no-comments;Standard=Yes1 - music could exist and be indescribably better than anyone has made or heard so far and it would be incredible to hear|Taste=Yes - some people have better or worse taste in music than others|Universal=Yes - even if no-one knows for sure how good any tune is - it still has a 'rating'|Soul=Yes - all or most musical enjoyment is derived once the music reaches the soul - The ear and brain only mostly act as a transmitter|;;;
70.18.203.250;2005-03-24 01:08;I think complex classical music comes closest to perfection.;Standard=Yes1 - music could exist and be indescribably better than anyone has made or heard so far and it would be incredible to hear|Taste=Yes - some people have better or worse taste in music than others|Universal=Yes - even if no-one knows for sure how good any tune is - it still has a 'rating'|Soul=Yes - all or most musical enjoyment is derived once the music reaches the soul - The ear and brain only mostly act as a transmitter|Reconsider=Not applicable - as I already believe in Universal Aesthetics|Perfect=No - there are an infinite number of 'perfect' tunes|Formula=No - math formulas and science could not explain music|Art=Yes - even if no-one knows for sure, all pictures have a 'rating'|Article=Fairly interesting|God=Definitely|;;;
66.211.233.30;2005-03-28 23:46;no-comments;Standard=Yes3 - a bit - there could certainly be room for improvement for the even the best tunes|Taste=Yes - some people have better or worse taste in music than others|Universal=Yes - even if no-one knows for sure how good any tune is - it still has a 'rating'|Soul=Yes - all or most musical enjoyment is derived once the music reaches the soul - The ear and brain only mostly act as a transmitter|Reconsider=Yes - I now think there's a very good chance it might be true|Perfect=Yes - a perfect tune really exists and is waiting to be discovered|Formula=Sort of - certain aspects in music could be reductionable - but not all|Art=Yes - even if no-one knows for sure, all pictures have a 'rating'|Article=Fascinating|God=Definitely|;;;
68.54.114.143;2005-03-29 03:31;no-comments;Standard=Yes1 - music could exist and be indescribably better than anyone has made or heard so far and it would be incredible to hear|Taste=No - everyone's opinion on music is equally valid as everyone else's|Universal=Sort of - maybe some if not all aspects of music are 'ratable'|Soul=Yes - all or most musical enjoyment is derived once the music reaches the soul - The ear and brain only mostly act as a transmitter|Reconsider=No - I still think the Relative or Subjective Aesthetics view to be true|Perfect=No - there are an infinite number of 'perfect' tunes|Formula=No - math formulas and science could not explain music|Art=No - the quality of a picture is subjective and each opinion is equally as valid|Article=Fascinating|God=I haven't the foggiest|;;;
170.215.97.195;2005-03-31 02:24;no-comments;Standard=Yes1 - music could exist and be indescribably better than anyone has made or heard so far and it would be incredible to hear|Taste=Sort of - only certain aspects in music can anyone claim to have better or worse taste|Universal=No - the quality of a piece of music is subjective and each opinion is equally as valid|Soul=Yes - all or most musical enjoyment is derived once the music reaches the soul - The ear and brain only mostly act as a transmitter|Reconsider=Not applicable - as I already believe in Universal Aesthetics|Perfect=Sort of - maybe a finite number of equally perfect tunes exist|Formula=Sort of - certain aspects in music could be reductionable - but not all|Art=Sort of - maybe some if not all aspects of pictures are 'ratable'|Article=Utterly absorbing|God=I haven't the foggiest|;;;
80.45.154.121;2005-04-05 12:49;no-comments;Standard=Yes3 - a bit - there could certainly be room for improvement for the even the best tunes|Taste=Sort of - only certain aspects in music can anyone claim to have better or worse taste|Universal=Sort of - maybe some if not all aspects of music are 'ratable'|Soul=No - everything is limited only to electromagnetic activity inside the brain - There's definitely no such thing as a transcendental 'soul'|Reconsider=Sort of - I certainly see some valid points you have made that supports Universal Aesthetics|Perfect=Sort of - maybe a finite number of equally perfect tunes exist|Formula=Sort of - certain aspects in music could be reductionable - but not all|Art=Sort of - maybe some if not all aspects of pictures are 'ratable'|Article=Fascinating|God=Definitely not|;;;
64.59.52.86;2005-04-07 20:19;no-comments;Standard=Yes1 - music could exist and be indescribably better than anyone has made or heard so far and it would be incredible to hear|Taste=Yes - some people have better or worse taste in music than others|Universal=Sort of - maybe some if not all aspects of music are 'ratable'|Soul=No - everything is limited only to electromagnetic activity inside the brain - There's definitely no such thing as a transcendental 'soul'|Reconsider=Not applicable - as I already believe in Universal Aesthetics|Perfect=Sort of - maybe a finite number of equally perfect tunes exist|Formula=Yes - a very complex undiscovered math formula could explain the best music|Art=Yes - even if no-one knows for sure, all pictures have a 'rating'|Article=Fairly interesting|God=Definitely not|;;;
12.221.84.240;2005-04-09 15:20;no-comments;Standard=Yes1 - music could exist and be indescribably better than anyone has made or heard so far and it would be incredible to hear|Taste=Yes - some people have better or worse taste in music than others|Universal=Sort of - maybe some if not all aspects of music are 'ratable'|Soul=Hmmmm - 'on the fly' calculation of the music is probably only performed in the brain - I'm not too sure about a soul|Reconsider=Sort of - I certainly see some valid points you have made that supports Universal Aesthetics|Perfect=No - there are an infinite number of 'perfect' tunes|Formula=Sort of - certain aspects in music could be reductionable - but not all|Art=Sort of - maybe some if not all aspects of pictures are 'ratable'|Article=Fairly interesting|God=Possibly, but I doubt it|;;;
68.158.211.7;2005-04-17 01:21;no-comments;Standard=Yes2 - there's a lot of room for improvement for even the best tunes ever composed|Taste=Yes - some people have better or worse taste in music than others|Reconsider=No - I still think the Relative or Subjective Aesthetics view to be true|Perfect=Sort of - maybe a finite number of equally perfect tunes exist|Formula=Sort of - certain aspects in music could be reductionable - but not all|Art=Sort of - maybe some if not all aspects of pictures are 'ratable'|Article=Fairly interesting|God=Possibly, but I doubt it|;;;
84.234.150.206;2005-04-17 13:59;no-comments;Standard=Yes3 - a bit - there could certainly be room for improvement for the even the best tunes|;;;
82.32.241.181;2005-04-19 12:04;Hi.  I work at a sound engineering college in Plymouth, UK and also study Music Technology to degree level.  Part of my course is to study the philosophy of music.  I must say I completely disagree with you - music to me is non-aesthetic - but was interested to read your piece.  I find your views reflect the snobbery that surrounds musical composition and often stifles those that would otherwise produce revealing and challenging musical works.  You have said that a good piece of music is formulaic but some of the best recordings I have heard and done have been so good because of the element of human error - a slurred phrase, a dropped note - and the very humanism embedded in the work can make it so much better than something you would judge as aesthetically good.  Anyway, I think this arguement is redundant because music is about feeling - it is unquantifiable and the endeavour to quantify it is not only hopeless but pointless.  Thanks for adding to the debate! Chris,  PS Your last questionnaire question asking about God is pretty narrow.  I don't believe in any of the God's religion would offer so I would have to say no, but I do believe in what I would call a 'universal energy theory' which uses science to create an underlying spiritual backdrop to everything around us, so if you mean do I believe in something other than born/live/die/the end then yes. ;Standard=Yes1 - music could exist and be indescribably better than anyone has made or heard so far and it would be incredible to hear|Taste=No - everyone's opinion on music is equally valid as everyone else's|Universal=No - the quality of a piece of music is subjective and each opinion is equally as valid|Soul=Yes - all or most musical enjoyment is derived once the music reaches the soul - The ear and brain only mostly act as a transmitter|Reconsider=No - I still think the Relative or Subjective Aesthetics view to be true|Perfect=No2 - and this question is irrelevant as I only believe in subjective aesthetics|Formula=No2 - since I believe in Subjective Aesthetics, and I don't think this is compatible|Art=No - the quality of a picture is subjective and each opinion is equally as valid|Article=Fairly interesting|God=Definitely|;;;
209.6.25.117;2005-04-23 02:29;Here is a hypothetical (even if not ethical by some standards) experiment that could test if there is a "universal" aesthetic of music (at least among humans): 
 
Prevent a large number of children from ever hearing any music of any sort. When they have come of age, put each person in the center of a circular room whose circumference is covered with loudspeakers. Play different styles of music, at equal volumes, in each one of the speakers. Have the test subject listen to the music and decide which is best. 
 
One of 3 things will happen: 
1. Each style of music was rated equally by all people of all ethnic backgrounds. 
2. Members of each ethnic group show a strong preference for a particular type of music. 
3. All test subjects show a trong preference for a particular type of music. 
 
Number 1 would indicate that a person's musical taste is entirely determined by cultural factors. Number 2 would indicate either that people have a genetic predisposition to prefer a certain type of music, or that a person's musical preferences are somehow determined by non-musical elements of that person's culture (language, cuisine, etc.). Number 3 would indicate that all humans have a tendency to prefer a certain type of music, which is obscured by cultural conditioning.;Standard=Yes2 - there's a lot of room for improvement for even the best tunes ever composed|Taste=Yes - some people have better or worse taste in music than others|Universal=Yes - even if no-one knows for sure how good any tune is - it still has a 'rating'|Soul=Hmmmm - 'on the fly' calculation of the music is probably only performed in the brain - I'm not too sure about a soul|Reconsider=Yes - I now think there's a very good chance it might be true|Perfect=No - there are an infinite number of 'perfect' tunes|Formula=Sort of - certain aspects in music could be reductionable - but not all|Art=Sort of - maybe some if not all aspects of pictures are 'ratable'|Article=Fairly interesting|God=I haven't the foggiest|;;;
70.18.180.90;2005-05-01 02:53;submitted by Mark L. Melcher 
mlmelcher a_t verizon dotnet;Standard=Yes1 - music could exist and be indescribably better than anyone has made or heard so far and it would be incredible to hear|Taste=Yes - some people have better or worse taste in music than others|Universal=Sort of - maybe some if not all aspects of music are 'ratable'|Soul=Yes - all or most musical enjoyment is derived once the music reaches the soul - The ear and brain only mostly act as a transmitter|Reconsider=Yes - I now think there's a very good chance it might be true|Perfect=No - there are an infinite number of 'perfect' tunes|Formula=Well yes - but maths and science will probably never be able to come close to explaining the best music|Art=Yes - even if no-one knows for sure, all pictures have a 'rating'|Article=Utterly absorbing|God=Definitely|;;;
65.10.179.217;2005-05-07 02:40;no-comments;Standard=Irrelevant - as all tunes are ultimately as good as each other since I believe in the relative aesthetic theory|Taste=No - everyone's opinion on music is equally valid as everyone else's|Universal=No - the quality of a piece of music is subjective and each opinion is equally as valid|Soul=Hmmmm - 'on the fly' calculation of the music is probably only performed in the brain - I'm not too sure about a soul|Reconsider=Sort of - I certainly see some valid points you have made that supports Universal Aesthetics|Perfect=Yes - a perfect tune really exists and is waiting to be discovered|Formula=Well yes - but maths and science will probably never be able to come close to explaining the best music|Art=No - the quality of a picture is subjective and each opinion is equally as valid|Article=Fascinating|God=I haven't the foggiest|;;;
24.23.190.242;2005-05-10 10:25;is this supposed to be advanced?;;;;
66.207.113.110;2005-05-18 15:32;links I would be greatful, ;Standard=Yes3 - a bit - there could certainly be room for improvement for the even the best tunes|Taste=Yes - some people have better or worse taste in music than others|Universal=Yes - even if no-one knows for sure how good any tune is - it still has a 'rating'|Soul=Kind of - the brain interprets the sound and translates a new signal to be sent to the soul|Reconsider=Yes - I now think there's a very good chance it might be true|Perfect=No - there are an infinite number of 'perfect' tunes|Formula=Well yes - but maths and science will probably never be able to come close to explaining the best music|Art=Yes - even if no-one knows for sure, all pictures have a 'rating'|Article=Fascinating|God=Most likely|;;;
205.146.38.65;2005-05-19 14:00;why don't you make this page a little more fun/intactive for kids or adults;Standard=Yes3 - a bit - there could certainly be room for improvement for the even the best tunes|Taste=No - everyone's opinion on music is equally valid as everyone else's|Universal=Yes - even if no-one knows for sure how good any tune is - it still has a 'rating'|Soul=Hmmmm - 'on the fly' calculation of the music is probably only performed in the brain - I'm not too sure about a soul|Reconsider=Sort of - I certainly see some valid points you have made that supports Universal Aesthetics|Perfect=Sort of - maybe a finite number of equally perfect tunes exist|Formula=Yes - a very complex undiscovered math formula could explain the best music|Art=Sort of - maybe some if not all aspects of pictures are 'ratable'|Article=Fairly interesting|God=Definitely|;;;
212.100.250.214;2005-05-25 21:01;You limit your argument by confining it to a "tune" - what about complex organisation of sound and harmony and key as in fugue or sonata form, tone colour, dynamics, etc. Things are much more complex.;Standard=Nah - all the best music has already been thought up or is at least close|Taste=Yes - some people have better or worse taste in music than others|Universal=Yes - even if no-one knows for sure how good any tune is - it still has a 'rating'|Soul=Hmmmm - 'on the fly' calculation of the music is probably only performed in the brain - I'm not too sure about a soul|Reconsider=Not applicable - as I already believe in Universal Aesthetics|Perfect=Yes - a perfect tune really exists and is waiting to be discovered|Formula=Well yes - but maths and science will probably never be able to come close to explaining the best music|Art=Yes - even if no-one knows for sure, all pictures have a 'rating'|Article=Fairly interesting|God=Definitely not|;;;
128.195.64.98;2005-06-02 20:40;no-comments;Standard=Nah - all the best music has already been thought up or is at least close|Taste=Yes - some people have better or worse taste in music than others|Universal=Yes - even if no-one knows for sure how good any tune is - it still has a 'rating'|Soul=No - everything is limited only to electromagnetic activity inside the brain - There's definitely no such thing as a transcendental 'soul'|Reconsider=Not applicable - as I already believe in Universal Aesthetics|Perfect=No - there are an infinite number of 'perfect' tunes|Formula=Yes - a very complex undiscovered math formula could explain the best music|Art=Yes - even if no-one knows for sure, all pictures have a 'rating'|Article=Fairly interesting|God=Definitely not|;;;
70.105.109.131;2005-06-02 22:58;I doubt there could possibly be a formula for creating the "best music" 
since music can branch off into several differant styles, that when mixed just don't work. I believe music can be rated on theuse and collaboration of consonant sounds to create a certain flow to the song. ;Standard=Yes3 - a bit - there could certainly be room for improvement for the even the best tunes|Taste=Yes - some people have better or worse taste in music than others|Universal=Sort of - maybe some if not all aspects of music are 'ratable'|Soul=No - everything is limited only to electromagnetic activity inside the brain - There's definitely no such thing as a transcendental 'soul'|Reconsider=Not applicable - as I already believe in Universal Aesthetics|Perfect=No - there are an infinite number of 'perfect' tunes|Formula=Sort of - certain aspects in music could be reductionable - but not all|Art=Yes - even if no-one knows for sure, all pictures have a 'rating'|Article=Fairly interesting|God=Most likely not|;;;
68.216.187.41;2005-06-06 01:56;I know God exists, and music can reach the soul, but - is there really 1 PERFECT tune out there?In heaven maybe, but on earth... I dunno. It depends. A really pessimestic person that hated music may not like a/the "perfect tune," assuming there may be one or more.;Standard=Yes1 - music could exist and be indescribably better than anyone has made or heard so far and it would be incredible to hear|Taste=Sort of - only certain aspects in music can anyone claim to have better or worse taste|Universal=Sort of - maybe some if not all aspects of music are 'ratable'|Soul=Kind of - the brain interprets the sound and translates a new signal to be sent to the soul|Reconsider=Sort of - I certainly see some valid points you have made that supports Universal Aesthetics|Perfect=No - there are an infinite number of 'perfect' tunes|Formula=Sort of - certain aspects in music could be reductionable - but not all|Art=Yes - even if no-one knows for sure, all pictures have a 'rating'|Article=Utterly absorbing|God=Definitely|;;;
80.3.160.7;2005-07-18 23:09;no-comments;Standard=Yes3 - a bit - there could certainly be room for improvement for the even the best tunes|Taste=No - everyone's opinion on music is equally valid as everyone else's|Universal=No - the quality of a piece of music is subjective and each opinion is equally as valid|Soul=No - everything is limited only to electromagnetic activity inside the brain - There's definitely no such thing as a transcendental 'soul'|Reconsider=No - I still think the Relative or Subjective Aesthetics view to be true|Perfect=No2 - and this question is irrelevant as I only believe in subjective aesthetics|Formula=No2 - since I believe in Subjective Aesthetics, and I don't think this is compatible|Art=No - the quality of a picture is subjective and each opinion is equally as valid|Article=Fairly interesting|God=Definitely not|;;;
71.100.18.203;2005-07-26 18:47;no-comments;Standard=Yes1 - music could exist and be indescribably better than anyone has made or heard so far and it would be incredible to hear|Taste=Sort of - only certain aspects in music can anyone claim to have better or worse taste|Universal=Yes - even if no-one knows for sure how good any tune is - it still has a 'rating'|Soul=Yes - all or most musical enjoyment is derived once the music reaches the soul - The ear and brain only mostly act as a transmitter|Reconsider=Not applicable - as I already believe in Universal Aesthetics|Perfect=No - there are an infinite number of 'perfect' tunes|Formula=Well yes - but maths and science will probably never be able to come close to explaining the best music|Art=Yes - even if no-one knows for sure, all pictures have a 'rating'|Article=Fascinating|God=Definitely|;;;
81.129.0.157;2005-08-03 20:22;no-comments;Standard=Irrelevant - as all tunes are ultimately as good as each other since I believe in the relative aesthetic theory|Taste=No - everyone's opinion on music is equally valid as everyone else's|Universal=No - the quality of a piece of music is subjective and each opinion is equally as valid|Soul=No - everything is limited only to electromagnetic activity inside the brain - There's definitely no such thing as a transcendental 'soul'|Reconsider=No - I still think the Relative or Subjective Aesthetics view to be true|Perfect=No2 - and this question is irrelevant as I only believe in subjective aesthetics|Formula=Yes2 - but since I believe in Subjective Aesthetics, any possible formula would need to different for every person|Art=No - the quality of a picture is subjective and each opinion is equally as valid|Article=A bit boring|God=Most likely not|;;;
172.198.211.105;2005-08-12 04:29;no-comments;Standard=Yes2 - there's a lot of room for improvement for even the best tunes ever composed|Taste=No - everyone's opinion on music is equally valid as everyone else's|Universal=Sort of - maybe some if not all aspects of music are 'ratable'|Soul=Kind of - the brain interprets the sound and translates a new signal to be sent to the soul|Reconsider=Yes - I now think there's a very good chance it might be true|Perfect=Sort of - maybe a finite number of equally perfect tunes exist|Formula=Well yes - but maths and science will probably never be able to come close to explaining the best music|Art=Yes - even if no-one knows for sure, all pictures have a 'rating'|Article=Fascinating|God=Definitely|;;;
82.84.5.35;2005-08-18 21:10;no-comments;Standard=Yes3 - a bit - there could certainly be room for improvement for the even the best tunes|Taste=Yes - some people have better or worse taste in music than others|Universal=Sort of - maybe some if not all aspects of music are 'ratable'|Soul=No - everything is limited only to electromagnetic activity inside the brain - I somewhat doubt a 'soul' really exists|Reconsider=Sort of - I certainly see some valid points you have made that supports Universal Aesthetics|Perfect=Sort of - maybe a finite number of equally perfect tunes exist|Formula=I haven't the foggiest|Art=Sort of - maybe some if not all aspects of pictures are 'ratable'|Article=Fascinating|God=I haven't the foggiest|;;;
81.79.45.229;2005-08-23 06:37;no-comments;Standard=Yes2 - there's a lot of room for improvement for even the best tunes ever composed|Taste=Yes - some people have better or worse taste in music than others|Universal=Yes - even if no-one knows for sure how good any tune is - it still has a 'rating'|Soul=No - everything is limited only to electromagnetic activity inside the brain - There's definitely no such thing as a transcendental 'soul'|Reconsider=Not applicable - as I already believe in Universal Aesthetics|Perfect=No - there are an infinite number of 'perfect' tunes|Formula=Well yes - but maths and science will probably never be able to come close to explaining the best music|Art=No - the quality of a picture is subjective and each opinion is equally as valid|Article=Fascinating|God=Definitely not|;;;
213.163.21.155;2005-09-04 15:11;no-comments;Standard=Yes2 - there's a lot of room for improvement for even the best tunes ever composed|Taste=Sort of - only certain aspects in music can anyone claim to have better or worse taste|Universal=No - the quality of a piece of music is subjective and each opinion is equally as valid|Soul=Yes - all or most musical enjoyment is derived once the music reaches the soul - The ear and brain only mostly act as a transmitter|Reconsider=Yes - I now think there's a very good chance it might be true|Perfect=No - there are an infinite number of 'perfect' tunes|Formula=No - math formulas and science could not explain music|Art=Yes - even if no-one knows for sure, all pictures have a 'rating'|Article=Fairly interesting|God=Definitely|;;;
70.48.250.127;2005-10-07 22:22;no-comments;Standard=Yes1 - music could exist and be indescribably better than anyone has made or heard so far and it would be incredible to hear|Taste=Yes - some people have better or worse taste in music than others|Universal=Yes - even if no-one knows for sure how good any tune is - it still has a 'rating'|Soul=No - everything is limited only to electromagnetic activity inside the brain - There's definitely no such thing as a transcendental 'soul'|Reconsider=Not applicable - as I already believe in Universal Aesthetics|Perfect=No - there are an infinite number of 'perfect' tunes|Formula=Sort of - certain aspects in music could be reductionable - but not all|Art=Yes - even if no-one knows for sure, all pictures have a 'rating'|Article=Fairly interesting|God=Most likely not|;;;
128.208.36.69;2005-10-10 20:18;no-comments;Standard=Nah - all the best music has already been thought up or is at least close|Taste=Sort of - only certain aspects in music can anyone claim to have better or worse taste|Universal=Sort of - maybe some if not all aspects of music are 'ratable'|Soul=No - everything is limited only to electromagnetic activity inside the brain - I somewhat doubt a 'soul' really exists|Reconsider=Sort of - I certainly see some valid points you have made that supports Universal Aesthetics|Perfect=No - there are an infinite number of 'perfect' tunes|Formula=I haven't the foggiest|Art=Sort of - maybe some if not all aspects of pictures are 'ratable'|Article=Fairly interesting|God=Most likely not|;;;
4.156.84.34;2005-10-16 18:07;Re 10:  I actually believe in more than one God.;Standard=Yes3 - a bit - there could certainly be room for improvement for the even the best tunes|Taste=Yes - some people have better or worse taste in music than others|Universal=Sort of - maybe some if not all aspects of music are 'ratable'|Soul=Yes - all or most musical enjoyment is derived once the music reaches the soul - The ear and brain only mostly act as a transmitter|Reconsider=Sort of - I certainly see some valid points you have made that supports Universal Aesthetics|Perfect=Sort of - maybe a finite number of equally perfect tunes exist|Formula=No - math formulas and science could not explain music|Art=Sort of - maybe some if not all aspects of pictures are 'ratable'|Article=Fairly interesting|God=Definitely|;;;
24.11.218.195;2005-10-21 22:13;no-comments;Standard=Nah - all the best music has already been thought up or is at least close|Taste=I don't know precisely what you mean|Universal=I don't know precisely what you mean|Soul=I haven't the foggiest|Reconsider=No - I still think the Relative or Subjective Aesthetics view to be true|Perfect=I haven't the foggiest|Formula=I don't know precisely what you mean|Art=I don't know precisely what you mean|Article=Who cares about aesthetics anyway|God=Definitely|;;;
24.11.218.195;2005-10-21 22:14;no-comments;Standard=Nah - all the best music has already been thought up or is at least close|Taste=I don't know precisely what you mean|Universal=I don't know precisely what you mean|Soul=I haven't the foggiest|Reconsider=No - I still think the Relative or Subjective Aesthetics view to be true|Perfect=I haven't the foggiest|Formula=I don't know precisely what you mean|Art=I don't know precisely what you mean|Article=Who cares about aesthetics anyway|God=Definitely|;;;
169.233.8.68;2005-10-28 05:50;   
You may want to update your research... the brain is slightly more complicated than just "electromagnetic activity" and is heavily dependent on things called "neurotransmitters"--it's a chemical/biological system, not a computer.  
  
Ever put on a favorite song when you were in a really bad mood, and it sounded not quite as spectacular as you remember?  
Or ever hear a song/piece that you didn't particularly care for, only to discover later that you love it?  
The songs aren't really changing characteristics, your attitudes are...  
    
Also, your analysis of what makes "good" or "perfect" music looks an awful lot like classical musical theory as established by folks like Brahms and Mozart back in the Baroque and Classical Eras of Western Music... I could be wrong but I think you MAY perhaps have been raised in an environment that celebrated western musical styles, perhaps Europe or America?  You might want to look up the word "propinquity" and try to relate it to your understanding of relative v. universal aesthetics.  Turns out that familiarity, a mental condition that results from repeated exposure to certain stimuli, is a powerful (and statistically i.e. scientifically i.e. empirically i.e. mathematically proven) factor in how individuals perceive and rate perception and experience.      
   
Not to worry though...  
Everyone can be wrong occasionally.  
   
And God loves people even when they don't like the right music.  
  
In the end, I'll have to disagree with your analysis, but an interesting article, nonetheless.  
    
     
;Standard=Nah - all the best music has already been thought up or is at least close|Taste=No - everyone's opinion on music is equally valid as everyone else's|Universal=No - the quality of a piece of music is subjective and each opinion is equally as valid|Reconsider=I didn't really consider it before - but I don't really agree and I therefore believe in Relative Aesthetics|Perfect=No - there are an infinite number of 'perfect' tunes|Art=No - the quality of a picture is subjective and each opinion is equally as valid|Article=A bit boring|God=Definitely|;;;
201.154.160.19;2005-10-28 22:31;no-comments;Standard=Yes2 - there's a lot of room for improvement for even the best tunes ever composed|Taste=Yes - some people have better or worse taste in music than others|Universal=Sort of - maybe some if not all aspects of music are 'ratable'|Soul=Yes - all or most musical enjoyment is derived once the music reaches the soul - The ear and brain only mostly act as a transmitter|Reconsider=Yes - I now think there's a very good chance it might be true|Perfect=No - there are an infinite number of 'perfect' tunes|Formula=No - math formulas and science could not explain music|Art=Sort of - maybe some if not all aspects of pictures are 'ratable'|Article=Fairly interesting|God=Most likely not|;;;
202.156.6.53;2005-11-05 13:57;no-comments;Standard=Irrelevant - as all tunes are ultimately as good as each other since I believe in the relative aesthetic theory|Taste=Sort of - only certain aspects in music can anyone claim to have better or worse taste|Universal=Sort of - maybe some if not all aspects of music are 'ratable'|Soul=Hmmmm - 'on the fly' calculation of the music is probably only performed in the brain - I'm not too sure about a soul|Reconsider=Sort of - I certainly see some valid points you have made that supports Universal Aesthetics|Perfect=No - there are an infinite number of 'perfect' tunes|Formula=Sort of - certain aspects in music could be reductionable - but not all|;;;
128.104.60.94;2005-11-19 23:38;no-comments;Standard=Yes1 - music could exist and be indescribably better than anyone has made or heard so far and it would be incredible to hear|Taste=I don't know precisely what you mean|Universal=I don't know precisely what you mean|Soul=Hmmmm - 'on the fly' calculation of the music is probably only performed in the brain - I'm not too sure about a soul|Reconsider=Yes - I now think there's a very good chance it might be true|Perfect=No - there are an infinite number of 'perfect' tunes|Formula=No - math formulas and science could not explain music|Art=Sort of - maybe some if not all aspects of pictures are 'ratable'|Article=Fairly interesting|God=Definitely not|;;;
217.40.143.205;2005-11-22 16:54;helloooooo. 
 
Bloosy 
;Standard=Yes3 - a bit - there could certainly be room for improvement for the even the best tunes|Taste=Yes - some people have better or worse taste in music than others|Universal=I don't know precisely what you mean|Soul=Yes - all or most musical enjoyment is derived once the music reaches the soul - The ear and brain only mostly act as a transmitter|Reconsider=Yes - I now think there's a very good chance it might be true|Perfect=Yes - a perfect tune really exists and is waiting to be discovered|Formula=Yes - a very complex undiscovered math formula could explain the best music|Art=Yes - even if no-one knows for sure, all pictures have a 'rating'|Article=Utterly absorbing|God=Definitely not|;;;
131.155.174.166;2005-11-24 12:05;no-comments;Standard=Yes2 - there's a lot of room for improvement for even the best tunes ever composed|Taste=No - everyone's opinion on music is equally valid as everyone else's|Universal=Sort of - maybe some if not all aspects of music are 'ratable'|Soul=Kind of - the brain interprets the sound and translates a new signal to be sent to the soul|Reconsider=Sort of - I certainly see some valid points you have made that supports Universal Aesthetics|Perfect=No - there are an infinite number of 'perfect' tunes|Formula=Well yes - but maths and science will probably never be able to come close to explaining the best music|Art=Sort of - maybe some if not all aspects of pictures are 'ratable'|Article=Fascinating|God=Possibly, but I doubt it|;;;
155.97.55.177;2005-12-02 23:32;no-comments;Standard=Yes3 - a bit - there could certainly be room for improvement for the even the best tunes|Taste=Sort of - only certain aspects in music can anyone claim to have better or worse taste|Universal=Yes - even if no-one knows for sure how good any tune is - it still has a 'rating'|Soul=Kind of - the brain interprets the sound and translates a new signal to be sent to the soul|Reconsider=Not applicable - as I already believe in Universal Aesthetics|Perfect=No - there are an infinite number of 'perfect' tunes|Formula=Sort of - certain aspects in music could be reductionable - but not all|Art=Sort of - maybe some if not all aspects of pictures are 'ratable'|Article=Fairly interesting|God=Definitely|;;;
70.18.192.174;2005-12-03 17:18;no-comments;Standard=Yes1 - music could exist and be indescribably better than anyone has made or heard so far and it would be incredible to hear|Taste=I don't know precisely what you mean|Universal=Yes - even if no-one knows for sure how good any tune is - it still has a 'rating'|Soul=No - everything is limited only to electromagnetic activity inside the brain - There's definitely no such thing as a transcendental 'soul'|Reconsider=Yes - I now think there's a very good chance it might be true|Perfect=Yes - a perfect tune really exists and is waiting to be discovered|Formula=Yes - a very complex undiscovered math formula could explain the best music|Art=Yes - even if no-one knows for sure, all pictures have a 'rating'|Article=A bit boring|God=Definitely not|;;;
70.18.192.174;2005-12-03 17:23;no-comments;Standard=Yes1 - music could exist and be indescribably better than anyone has made or heard so far and it would be incredible to hear|Taste=I don't know precisely what you mean|Universal=Yes - even if no-one knows for sure how good any tune is - it still has a 'rating'|Soul=No - everything is limited only to electromagnetic activity inside the brain - There's definitely no such thing as a transcendental 'soul'|Reconsider=Yes - I now think there's a very good chance it might be true|Perfect=Yes - a perfect tune really exists and is waiting to be discovered|Formula=Yes - a very complex undiscovered math formula could explain the best music|Art=Yes - even if no-one knows for sure, all pictures have a 'rating'|Article=A bit boring|God=Definitely not|;;;
139.222.1.156;2005-12-08 14:30;no-comments;Standard=Yes3 - a bit - there could certainly be room for improvement for the even the best tunes|Taste=Yes - some people have better or worse taste in music than others|Universal=Yes - even if no-one knows for sure how good any tune is - it still has a 'rating'|Soul=Yes - all or most musical enjoyment is derived once the music reaches the soul - The ear and brain only mostly act as a transmitter|Reconsider=Yes - I now think there's a very good chance it might be true|Perfect=Sort of - maybe a finite number of equally perfect tunes exist|Formula=Well yes - but maths and science will probably never be able to come close to explaining the best music|Art=Yes - even if no-one knows for sure, all pictures have a 'rating'|Article=Utterly absorbing|God=Most likely|;;;
64.180.119.240;2005-12-08 22:52;I found this an enthralling read; however, I strongly disagree with your conclusions, as several of your key arguments are fallacious. Specifically, your claims about objective values are substantiated solely by your own perceptions. I found the reasoning presented here very ethno- (and ego-) centric. Lastly, I consider the theological survey questions inappropriate, as they suggest the author's bias. 
 
Puce!;Standard=Irrelevant - as all tunes are ultimately as good as each other since I believe in the relative aesthetic theory|Taste=No - everyone's opinion on music is equally valid as everyone else's|Universal=No - the quality of a piece of music is subjective and each opinion is equally as valid|Soul=No - everything is limited only to electromagnetic activity inside the brain - There's definitely no such thing as a transcendental 'soul'|Reconsider=No - I still think the Relative or Subjective Aesthetics view to be true|Perfect=No2 - and this question is irrelevant as I only believe in subjective aesthetics|Formula=Yes2 - but since I believe in Subjective Aesthetics, any possible formula would need to different for every person|Art=No - the quality of a picture is subjective and each opinion is equally as valid|Article=Utterly absorbing|God=Definitely not|;;;
88.110.141.24;2005-12-15 13:08;no-comments;Standard=Yes1 - music could exist and be indescribably better than anyone has made or heard so far and it would be incredible to hear|Taste=Sort of - only certain aspects in music can anyone claim to have better or worse taste|Universal=Yes - even if no-one knows for sure how good any tune is - it still has a 'rating'|Soul=Yes - all or most musical enjoyment is derived once the music reaches the soul - The ear and brain only mostly act as a transmitter|Reconsider=Not applicable - as I already believe in Universal Aesthetics|Perfect=Yes - a perfect tune really exists and is waiting to be discovered|Formula=Yes - a very complex undiscovered math formula could explain the best music|Art=Yes - even if no-one knows for sure, all pictures have a 'rating'|Article=Fairly interesting|God=Most likely|;;;
64.12.116.11;2005-12-22 19:00;no-comments;Standard=Yes1 - music could exist and be indescribably better than anyone has made or heard so far and it would be incredible to hear|Taste=No - everyone's opinion on music is equally valid as everyone else's|Universal=Sort of - maybe some if not all aspects of music are 'ratable'|Art=Yes - even if no-one knows for sure, all pictures have a 'rating'|Article=Fairly interesting|God=Most likely|;;;
24.47.240.118;2005-12-29 23:07;no-comments;Standard=Yes2 - there's a lot of room for improvement for even the best tunes ever composed|Taste=Sort of - only certain aspects in music can anyone claim to have better or worse taste|Universal=I don't know precisely what you mean|Soul=Kind of - the brain interprets the sound and translates a new signal to be sent to the soul|Reconsider=Sort of - I certainly see some valid points you have made that supports Universal Aesthetics|Perfect=No - there are an infinite number of 'perfect' tunes|Formula=Well yes - but maths and science will probably never be able to come close to explaining the best music|Art=Yes - even if no-one knows for sure, all pictures have a 'rating'|Article=Fairly interesting|God=Most likely|;;;
205.188.116.12;2006-01-03 00:57;no-comments;Standard=Yes1 - music could exist and be indescribably better than anyone has made or heard so far and it would be incredible to hear|Taste=Sort of - only certain aspects in music can anyone claim to have better or worse taste|Universal=Sort of - maybe some if not all aspects of music are 'ratable'|Reconsider=Sort of - I certainly see some valid points you have made that supports Universal Aesthetics|Perfect=No2 - and this question is irrelevant as I only believe in subjective aesthetics|Formula=Sort of - certain aspects in music could be reductionable - but not all|Art=Sort of - maybe some if not all aspects of pictures are 'ratable'|Article=Fairly interesting|God=Definitely|;;;
64.251.55.162;2006-01-10 18:58;no-comments;Standard=Yes1 - music could exist and be indescribably better than anyone has made or heard so far and it would be incredible to hear|Taste=Sort of - only certain aspects in music can anyone claim to have better or worse taste|Universal=I haven't the foggiest|Soul=Yes - all or most musical enjoyment is derived once the music reaches the soul - The ear and brain only mostly act as a transmitter|Reconsider=I didn't really consider it before - but I don't really agree and I therefore believe in Relative Aesthetics|Perfect=No2 - and this question is irrelevant as I only believe in subjective aesthetics|Formula=No - math formulas and science could not explain music|Art=Yes - even if no-one knows for sure, all pictures have a 'rating'|Article=Fairly interesting|God=I haven't the foggiest|;;;
132.239.90.166;2006-01-11 20:22;no-comments;Standard=Yes1 - music could exist and be indescribably better than anyone has made or heard so far and it would be incredible to hear|Taste=Sort of - only certain aspects in music can anyone claim to have better or worse taste|Universal=Sort of - maybe some if not all aspects of music are 'ratable'|Soul=No - everything is limited only to electromagnetic activity inside the brain - I somewhat doubt a 'soul' really exists|Reconsider=No - I still think the Relative or Subjective Aesthetics view to be true|Perfect=No - there are an infinite number of 'perfect' tunes|Formula=Well yes - but maths and science will probably never be able to come close to explaining the best music|Art=No - the quality of a picture is subjective and each opinion is equally as valid|Article=A bit boring|God=Most likely not|;;;
217.73.105.230;2006-01-11 21:54;no-comments;Standard=Yes3 - a bit - there could certainly be room for improvement for the even the best tunes|Taste=Sort of - only certain aspects in music can anyone claim to have better or worse taste|Universal=I don't know precisely what you mean|Soul=No - everything is limited only to electromagnetic activity inside the brain - I somewhat doubt a 'soul' really exists|Reconsider=No - I still think the Relative or Subjective Aesthetics view to be true|Perfect=Sort of - maybe a finite number of equally perfect tunes exist|Formula=No - math formulas and science could not explain music|Art=Sort of - maybe some if not all aspects of pictures are 'ratable'|Article=Fairly interesting|God=Definitely not|;;;
70.224.174.13;2006-01-15 13:12;no-comments;Standard=Yes2 - there's a lot of room for improvement for even the best tunes ever composed|Taste=Sort of - only certain aspects in music can anyone claim to have better or worse taste|Universal=Sort of - maybe some if not all aspects of music are 'ratable'|Soul=Yes - all or most musical enjoyment is derived once the music reaches the soul - The ear and brain only mostly act as a transmitter|Reconsider=Sort of - I certainly see some valid points you have made that supports Universal Aesthetics|Perfect=Yes - a perfect tune really exists and is waiting to be discovered|Formula=Sort of - certain aspects in music could be reductionable - but not all|Art=Sort of - maybe some if not all aspects of pictures are 'ratable'|Article=Fascinating|God=Possibly|;;;
70.232.103.23;2006-01-16 18:59;I believe god is just a concept for the infinite things that we do not understand...yet.;Standard=Yes1 - music could exist and be indescribably better than anyone has made or heard so far and it would be incredible to hear|Taste=Sort of - only certain aspects in music can anyone claim to have better or worse taste|Universal=Sort of - maybe some if not all aspects of music are 'ratable'|Soul=No - everything is limited only to electromagnetic activity inside the brain - I somewhat doubt a 'soul' really exists|Reconsider=Sort of - I certainly see some valid points you have made that supports Universal Aesthetics|Perfect=No - there are an infinite number of 'perfect' tunes|Formula=Sort of - certain aspects in music could be reductionable - but not all|Art=Sort of - maybe some if not all aspects of pictures are 'ratable'|Article=Fairly interesting|God=Most likely not|;;;
66.191.7.200;2006-02-05 19:43;Benjamin Chad Gessel 
 
gesselb a_t cwu dotedu 
 
 You rule!  :)  This is some great stuff on music theory and aesthetics.  I may have some insights into harmony, etc. that you would be interested in hearing.  Also, I would say we have quite a bit in common, quite a bit... from what I can tell.  I am a music major at Central Washington University in Ellensburg and have attended Brigham Young University and Tacoma Community College also.  Feel free to check out my profile at myspace.com.  I believe my url name is gesseler.;Standard=Yes1 - music could exist and be indescribably better than anyone has made or heard so far and it would be incredible to hear|Taste=Yes - some people have better or worse taste in music than others|Universal=Yes - even if no-one knows for sure how good any tune is - it still has a 'rating'|Soul=Yes - all or most musical enjoyment is derived once the music reaches the soul - The ear and brain only mostly act as a transmitter|Reconsider=Not applicable - as I already believe in Universal Aesthetics|Perfect=No - there are an infinite number of 'perfect' tunes|Formula=Sort of - certain aspects in music could be reductionable - but not all|Art=Yes - even if no-one knows for sure, all pictures have a 'rating'|Article=Utterly absorbing|God=Definitely|;;;
81.245.49.116;2006-02-07 16:56;Great website. Keep up the good work. geert_vanboxelaer a_t yahoo dotcom;Standard=Yes1 - music could exist and be indescribably better than anyone has made or heard so far and it would be incredible to hear|Taste=Yes - some people have better or worse taste in music than others|Universal=Sort of - maybe some if not all aspects of music are 'ratable'|Soul=No - everything is limited only to electromagnetic activity inside the brain - There's definitely no such thing as a transcendental 'soul'|Reconsider=Yes - I now think there's a very good chance it might be true|Perfect=No - there are an infinite number of 'perfect' tunes|Formula=Yes - a very complex undiscovered math formula could explain the best music|Art=I haven't the foggiest|Article=Fascinating|God=Definitely not|;;;
66.151.188.20;2006-02-11 20:46;no-comments;;;;
202.160.165.194;2006-02-23 09:58;no-comments;Standard=Yes1 - music could exist and be indescribably better than anyone has made or heard so far and it would be incredible to hear|Taste=Yes - some people have better or worse taste in music than others|Universal=Yes - even if no-one knows for sure how good any tune is - it still has a 'rating'|Soul=Yes - all or most musical enjoyment is derived once the music reaches the soul - The ear and brain only mostly act as a transmitter|Reconsider=Not applicable - as I already believe in Universal Aesthetics|Perfect=Yes - a perfect tune really exists and is waiting to be discovered|Formula=Yes - a very complex undiscovered math formula could explain the best music|Art=Yes - even if no-one knows for sure, all pictures have a 'rating'|Article=Fascinating|God=Definitely|;;;
128.243.220.41;2006-02-25 19:49;no-comments;Standard=Yes2 - there's a lot of room for improvement for even the best tunes ever composed|Taste=Yes - some people have better or worse taste in music than others|Universal=Yes - even if no-one knows for sure how good any tune is - it still has a 'rating'|Soul=No - everything is limited only to electromagnetic activity inside the brain - There's definitely no such thing as a transcendental 'soul'|Reconsider=Not applicable - as I already believe in Universal Aesthetics|Perfect=Sort of - maybe a finite number of equally perfect tunes exist|Formula=I haven't the foggiest|Art=Sort of - maybe some if not all aspects of pictures are 'ratable'|Article=Fascinating|God=Most likely not|;;;
194.249.49.55;2006-03-02 12:25;no-comments;Standard=Yes3 - a bit - there could certainly be room for improvement for the even the best tunes|Taste=Yes - some people have better or worse taste in music than others|Universal=Yes - even if no-one knows for sure how good any tune is - it still has a 'rating'|Soul=Yes - all or most musical enjoyment is derived once the music reaches the soul - The ear and brain only mostly act as a transmitter|Reconsider=Sort of - I certainly see some valid points you have made that supports Universal Aesthetics|Perfect=Sort of - maybe a finite number of equally perfect tunes exist|Formula=Well yes - but maths and science will probably never be able to come close to explaining the best music|Art=Yes - even if no-one knows for sure, all pictures have a 'rating'|Article=Fairly interesting|God=Possibly, but I doubt it|;;;
67.42.172.177;2006-03-05 03:48;no-comments;Standard=Yes1 - music could exist and be indescribably better than anyone has made or heard so far and it would be incredible to hear|Taste=Sort of - only certain aspects in music can anyone claim to have better or worse taste|Universal=Yes - even if no-one knows for sure how good any tune is - it still has a 'rating'|Soul=No - everything is limited only to electromagnetic activity inside the brain - I somewhat doubt a 'soul' really exists|Reconsider=Yes - I now think there's a very good chance it might be true|Perfect=No - there are an infinite number of 'perfect' tunes|Formula=Well yes - but maths and science will probably never be able to come close to explaining the best music|Art=Yes - even if no-one knows for sure, all pictures have a 'rating'|Article=A bit boring|God=Most likely|;;;
12.208.97.16;2006-03-12 19:38;no-comments;Standard=Irrelevant - as all tunes are ultimately as good as each other since I believe in the relative aesthetic theory|Taste=Sort of - only certain aspects in music can anyone claim to have better or worse taste|Universal=No - the quality of a piece of music is subjective and each opinion is equally as valid|Soul=No - everything is limited only to electromagnetic activity inside the brain - I somewhat doubt a 'soul' really exists|Reconsider=No - I still think the Relative or Subjective Aesthetics view to be true|Perfect=No - there are an infinite number of 'perfect' tunes|Formula=Sort of - certain aspects in music could be reductionable - but not all|Art=No - the quality of a picture is subjective and each opinion is equally as valid|Article=Fairly interesting|God=Most likely not|;;;
218.248.47.12;2006-03-13 10:39;no-comments;Standard=Yes1 - music could exist and be indescribably better than anyone has made or heard so far and it would be incredible to hear|Taste=Yes - some people have better or worse taste in music than others|Universal=Yes - even if no-one knows for sure how good any tune is - it still has a 'rating'|Soul=No - everything is limited only to electromagnetic activity inside the brain - There's definitely no such thing as a transcendental 'soul'|Reconsider=Not applicable - as I already believe in Universal Aesthetics|Perfect=No - there are an infinite number of 'perfect' tunes|Formula=Well yes - but maths and science will probably never be able to come close to explaining the best music|Art=Yes - even if no-one knows for sure, all pictures have a 'rating'|Article=Fascinating|God=Definitely not|;;;
141.241.129.52;2006-03-14 01:41;this is the biggest pile of shit, obviously written by somebody who knows nothing about music, 
as a music student it shocked me that people are wasting their lifes, and space on this earth to turn out shit like this;Standard=Yes1 - music could exist and be indescribably better than anyone has made or heard so far and it would be incredible to hear|Taste=No - everyone's opinion on music is equally valid as everyone else's|Universal=No - the quality of a piece of music is subjective and each opinion is equally as valid|Soul=No - everything is limited only to electromagnetic activity inside the brain - I somewhat doubt a 'soul' really exists|Reconsider=No - I still think the Relative or Subjective Aesthetics view to be true|Perfect=No - there are an infinite number of 'perfect' tunes|Formula=No - math formulas and science could not explain music|Art=No - the quality of a picture is subjective and each opinion is equally as valid|Article=A bit boring|God=Most likely not|;;;
87.202.117.48;2006-03-15 08:36;no-comments;Standard=Nah - all the best music has already been thought up or is at least close|Taste=Yes - some people have better or worse taste in music than others|Universal=Yes - even if no-one knows for sure how good any tune is - it still has a 'rating'|Soul=No - everything is limited only to electromagnetic activity inside the brain - I somewhat doubt a 'soul' really exists|Reconsider=Sort of - I certainly see some valid points you have made that supports Universal Aesthetics|Perfect=No - there are an infinite number of 'perfect' tunes|Formula=Well yes - but maths and science will probably never be able to come close to explaining the best music|Art=Sort of - maybe some if not all aspects of pictures are 'ratable'|Article=Fascinating|God=Definitely not|;;;
216.228.240.1;2006-03-23 21:08;no-comments;Standard=Yes1 - music could exist and be indescribably better than anyone has made or heard so far and it would be incredible to hear|Taste=No - everyone's opinion on music is equally valid as everyone else's|Universal=No - the quality of a piece of music is subjective and each opinion is equally as valid|Soul=Yes - all or most musical enjoyment is derived once the music reaches the soul - The ear and brain only mostly act as a transmitter|Reconsider=No - I still think the Relative or Subjective Aesthetics view to be true|Perfect=No - there are an infinite number of 'perfect' tunes|Formula=Sort of - certain aspects in music could be reductionable - but not all|Art=No - the quality of a picture is subjective and each opinion is equally as valid|Article=Fairly interesting|God=Definitely|;;;
161.112.232.17;2006-03-30 10:36;no-comments;Standard=Yes1 - music could exist and be indescribably better than anyone has made or heard so far and it would be incredible to hear|Taste=No - everyone's opinion on music is equally valid as everyone else's|Universal=No - the quality of a piece of music is subjective and each opinion is equally as valid|Soul=No - everything is limited only to electromagnetic activity inside the brain - I somewhat doubt a 'soul' really exists|Reconsider=I didn't really consider it before - but I don't really agree and I therefore believe in Relative Aesthetics|Perfect=Sort of - maybe a finite number of equally perfect tunes exist|Formula=Sort of - certain aspects in music could be reductionable - but not all|Art=No - the quality of a picture is subjective and each opinion is equally as valid|Article=Fascinating|God=Definitely not|;;;
195.137.1.151;2006-04-22 02:52;no-comments;Standard=Nah - all the best music has already been thought up or is at least close|Taste=Yes - some people have better or worse taste in music than others|Universal=Yes - even if no-one knows for sure how good any tune is - it still has a 'rating'|Soul=Yes - all or most musical enjoyment is derived once the music reaches the soul - The ear and brain only mostly act as a transmitter|Reconsider=Not applicable - as I already believe in Universal Aesthetics|Perfect=Sort of - maybe a finite number of equally perfect tunes exist|Formula=No - math formulas and science could not explain music|Art=I haven't the foggiest|Article=Fascinating|God=Definitely|;;;
62.195.207.188;2006-04-24 07:04;no-comments;Standard=Yes1 - music could exist and be indescribably better than anyone has made or heard so far and it would be incredible to hear|Taste=Sort of - only certain aspects in music can anyone claim to have better or worse taste|Universal=No - the quality of a piece of music is subjective and each opinion is equally as valid|Soul=Yes - all or most musical enjoyment is derived once the music reaches the soul - The ear and brain only mostly act as a transmitter|Reconsider=Yes - I now think there's a very good chance it might be true|Perfect=No2 - and this question is irrelevant as I only believe in subjective aesthetics|Formula=No - math formulas and science could not explain music|Art=Yes - even if no-one knows for sure, all pictures have a 'rating'|Article=Fascinating|God=Definitely not|;;;
66.189.182.8;2006-05-02 17:51;Humans are incapeable of perceiving outside the realm of what is patter making. When asked for a series of random numbers we generally come up with something of a pattern. They are usually sequences of some sort. That is why we find certain paterns pleasing. The golden mean is a pattern and it pleases us. There are also certain patterns in the elements of music (rhythm, harmony, melody, etc). They are pleasing. Also surprise makes us interested. Mozart leads us that way, for example: a beautiful pattern that reverses or turns inside out or goes where it is not expected. Music can suddenly change and time travel such as change style or period. I love Peter Schickley. He just blows our imagination by ending a classic piece with an added 6th chord. Chuck Randall charlesrandall a_t charter dotnet;;;;
62.252.0.6;2006-05-05 16:52;no-comments;Taste=I haven't the foggiest|Universal=I haven't the foggiest|Soul=I haven't the foggiest|Reconsider=Sort of - I certainly see some valid points you have made that supports Universal Aesthetics|Perfect=I haven't the foggiest|Formula=I haven't the foggiest|Art=I haven't the foggiest|Article=Who cares about aesthetics anyway|God=I haven't the foggiest|;;;
213.202.144.158;2006-05-07 08:12;no-comments;Standard=Nah - all the best music has already been thought up or is at least close|Taste=Sort of - only certain aspects in music can anyone claim to have better or worse taste|Universal=I don't know precisely what you mean|Soul=No - everything is limited only to electromagnetic activity inside the brain - There's definitely no such thing as a transcendental 'soul'|Reconsider=Sort of - I certainly see some valid points you have made that supports Universal Aesthetics|Perfect=No - there are an infinite number of 'perfect' tunes|Formula=Yes2 - but since I believe in Subjective Aesthetics, any possible formula would need to different for every person|Art=Sort of - maybe some if not all aspects of pictures are 'ratable'|Article=A bit boring|God=Most likely not|;;;
205.213.111.52;2006-05-08 20:43;no-comments;Standard=Yes1 - music could exist and be indescribably better than anyone has made or heard so far and it would be incredible to hear|Taste=No - everyone's opinion on music is equally valid as everyone else's|Universal=Yes - even if no-one knows for sure how good any tune is - it still has a 'rating'|Soul=Yes - all or most musical enjoyment is derived once the music reaches the soul - The ear and brain only mostly act as a transmitter|Reconsider=Not applicable - as I already believe in Universal Aesthetics|Perfect=No - there are an infinite number of 'perfect' tunes|Formula=Well yes - but maths and science will probably never be able to come close to explaining the best music|Art=No - the quality of a picture is subjective and each opinion is equally as valid|Article=Fascinating|God=Definitely|;;;
220.253.92.77;2006-05-09 08:43;I don't know much about music but your aproach to image asthetics is way off. You seem to focus a lot on the technical details of the image and it's composition, which only covers half of the elements of visual design generally taught to design students. You also ignore context, which is perhaps the most intergral part of any piece of visual art. 
 
"Image" is much broader subject than music and atacking it from a heavy handed cognative phyc angle is never going to do it justice IMHO.;Standard=Irrelevant - as all tunes are ultimately as good as each other since I believe in the relative aesthetic theory|Taste=I haven't the foggiest|Universal=I haven't the foggiest|Soul=I haven't the foggiest|Reconsider=I didn't really consider it before - but I don't really agree and I therefore believe in Relative Aesthetics|Perfect=I haven't the foggiest|Formula=I haven't the foggiest|Art=No - the quality of a picture is subjective and each opinion is equally as valid|God=Definitely not|;;;
69.115.59.187;2006-05-14 23:29;no-comments;Standard=Yes1 - music could exist and be indescribably better than anyone has made or heard so far and it would be incredible to hear|Taste=Yes - some people have better or worse taste in music than others|Universal=Sort of - maybe some if not all aspects of music are 'ratable'|Soul=Kind of - the brain interprets the sound and translates a new signal to be sent to the soul|Reconsider=Yes - I now think there's a very good chance it might be true|Perfect=Sort of - maybe a finite number of equally perfect tunes exist|Formula=Yes2 - but since I believe in Subjective Aesthetics, any possible formula would need to different for every person|Art=Sort of - maybe some if not all aspects of pictures are 'ratable'|Article=Fairly interesting|God=Possibly|;;;
217.51.146.152;2006-05-23 12:30;Rory Gilmore 
roryrocket a_t hotmail dotcodotuk 
As music is usually expressing emotions or portraying atmospheres it is unlikely for one piece of music to be better than all others as the mood and subject matter should relate to the mood and subject matter within the listener's mind, regaurdless of actual quality. 
 
A painting cannot be so easily judged either as (as detailed elsewhere on this website) when a painting is indoors is is likely to  have an orange hue and should ideally be viewed in the same lighting conditions as when it was painted.;Standard=Yes1 - music could exist and be indescribably better than anyone has made or heard so far and it would be incredible to hear|Taste=Yes - some people have better or worse taste in music than others|Universal=Yes - even if no-one knows for sure how good any tune is - it still has a 'rating'|Soul=Hmmmm - 'on the fly' calculation of the music is probably only performed in the brain - I'm not too sure about a soul|Reconsider=Not applicable - as I already believe in Universal Aesthetics|Perfect=Sort of - maybe a finite number of equally perfect tunes exist|Formula=Yes - a very complex undiscovered math formula could explain the best music|Art=Yes - even if no-one knows for sure, all pictures have a 'rating'|Article=Fairly interesting|God=Definitely|;;;
82.33.207.26;2006-05-23 15:15;This article has helped me understand that God created a world where our interests, choices and creations are limitless! Keep on searching. 
 
BenjaminPeters9 a_t hotmail dotcom;Standard=Yes1 - music could exist and be indescribably better than anyone has made or heard so far and it would be incredible to hear|Taste=No - everyone's opinion on music is equally valid as everyone else's|Universal=No - the quality of a piece of music is subjective and each opinion is equally as valid|Soul=Yes - all or most musical enjoyment is derived once the music reaches the soul - The ear and brain only mostly act as a transmitter|Reconsider=No - I still think the Relative or Subjective Aesthetics view to be true|Perfect=No - there are an infinite number of 'perfect' tunes|Formula=No - math formulas and science could not explain music|Art=Yes - even if no-one knows for sure, all pictures have a 'rating'|Article=Fairly interesting|God=Definitely|;;;
202.150.124.238;2006-05-29 11:42;Seth Johnston [{name is at}] ezm8z a_t yahoo dotcodotnz;Standard=Yes1 - music could exist and be indescribably better than anyone has made or heard so far and it would be incredible to hear|Taste=Yes - some people have better or worse taste in music than others|Universal=Yes - even if no-one knows for sure how good any tune is - it still has a 'rating'|Soul=Yes - all or most musical enjoyment is derived once the music reaches the soul - The ear and brain only mostly act as a transmitter|Reconsider=Yes - I now think there's a very good chance it might be true|Perfect=No - there are an infinite number of 'perfect' tunes|Formula=No - math formulas and science could not explain music|Art=Yes - even if no-one knows for sure, all pictures have a 'rating'|Article=Fascinating|God=Possibly|;;;
203.25.82.46;2006-06-09 10:46;no-comments;Standard=Yes1 - music could exist and be indescribably better than anyone has made or heard so far and it would be incredible to hear|Taste=Yes - some people have better or worse taste in music than others|Universal=Sort of - maybe some if not all aspects of music are 'ratable'|Soul=No - everything is limited only to electromagnetic activity inside the brain - I somewhat doubt a 'soul' really exists|Reconsider=Sort of - I certainly see some valid points you have made that supports Universal Aesthetics|Perfect=Sort of - maybe a finite number of equally perfect tunes exist|Formula=No - math formulas and science could not explain music|Art=Sort of - maybe some if not all aspects of pictures are 'ratable'|Article=Fairly interesting|God=Most likely not|;;;
69.10.175.250;2006-06-21 23:19;no-comments;Standard=Yes1 - music could exist and be indescribably better than anyone has made or heard so far and it would be incredible to hear|Taste=Yes - some people have better or worse taste in music than others|Soul=Yes - all or most musical enjoyment is derived once the music reaches the soul - The ear and brain only mostly act as a transmitter|Reconsider=Not applicable - as I already believe in Universal Aesthetics|Perfect=No - there are an infinite number of 'perfect' tunes|Formula=Well yes - but maths and science will probably never be able to come close to explaining the best music|Art=Yes - even if no-one knows for sure, all pictures have a 'rating'|Article=Fascinating|God=Definitely|;;;
211.29.244.113;2006-06-22 03:33;no-comments;Standard=Yes3 - a bit - there could certainly be room for improvement for the even the best tunes|Taste=No - everyone's opinion on music is equally valid as everyone else's|Universal=Sort of - maybe some if not all aspects of music are 'ratable'|Soul=No - everything is limited only to electromagnetic activity inside the brain - I somewhat doubt a 'soul' really exists|Reconsider=Sort of - I certainly see some valid points you have made that supports Universal Aesthetics|Perfect=No - there are an infinite number of 'perfect' tunes|Formula=Sort of - certain aspects in music could be reductionable - but not all|Art=I haven't the foggiest|Article=Fairly interesting|God=Possibly|;;;
86.142.67.81;2006-06-24 21:31;no-comments;Standard=Yes1 - music could exist and be indescribably better than anyone has made or heard so far and it would be incredible to hear|Taste=Yes - some people have better or worse taste in music than others|Universal=No - the quality of a piece of music is subjective and each opinion is equally as valid|Soul=No - everything is limited only to electromagnetic activity inside the brain - I somewhat doubt a 'soul' really exists|Reconsider=No - I still think the Relative or Subjective Aesthetics view to be true|Perfect=Yes - a perfect tune really exists and is waiting to be discovered|Formula=Yes - a very complex undiscovered math formula could explain the best music|Art=No - the quality of a picture is subjective and each opinion is equally as valid|Article=Fascinating|God=Most likely not|;;;
24.24.109.242;2006-06-26 06:36;no-comments;Standard=Yes3 - a bit - there could certainly be room for improvement for the even the best tunes|Taste=Yes - some people have better or worse taste in music than others|Universal=Sort of - maybe some if not all aspects of music are 'ratable'|Soul=Yes - all or most musical enjoyment is derived once the music reaches the soul - The ear and brain only mostly act as a transmitter|Reconsider=Yes - I now think there's a very good chance it might be true|Perfect=Yes - a perfect tune really exists and is waiting to be discovered|Formula=Yes - a very complex undiscovered math formula could explain the best music|Art=Yes - even if no-one knows for sure, all pictures have a 'rating'|Article=Fairly interesting|God=Possibly|;;;
67.42.157.215;2006-06-29 03:28;I scour the net for days/weeks/years searching for anything that is intelligent, satisfying, and thorough. I come up with depressingly little. I urge you to keep attempting to crack open the truths of the world in the best ways that you can. The fact that you even wrote this article impresses me deeply, and the well-rounded and intelligent presentation only make it that much better. I love music AND art, and I think about these things as well. It takes a lot to pique my interest, and you have done so in spades. Thank you. 
-Clint 
myspace.com/chaosradius;Standard=Yes3 - a bit - there could certainly be room for improvement for the even the best tunes|Taste=Yes - some people have better or worse taste in music than others|Universal=Sort of - maybe some if not all aspects of music are 'ratable'|Soul=Kind of - the brain interprets the sound and translates a new signal to be sent to the soul|Reconsider=Yes - I now think there's a very good chance it might be true|Perfect=Sort of - maybe a finite number of equally perfect tunes exist|Formula=Yes - a very complex undiscovered math formula could explain the best music|Art=Sort of - maybe some if not all aspects of pictures are 'ratable'|Article=Fascinating|God=Definitely|;;;
66.231.2.160;2006-06-30 03:00;no-comments;Standard=Yes1 - music could exist and be indescribably better than anyone has made or heard so far and it would be incredible to hear|Taste=Yes - some people have better or worse taste in music than others|Universal=Yes - even if no-one knows for sure how good any tune is - it still has a 'rating'|Soul=Yes - all or most musical enjoyment is derived once the music reaches the soul - The ear and brain only mostly act as a transmitter|Reconsider=I didn't really consider it before2 - but your article makes sense and I therefore believe in Universal Aesthetics|Perfect=Sort of - maybe a finite number of equally perfect tunes exist|Formula=Yes - a very complex undiscovered math formula could explain the best music|Art=Yes - even if no-one knows for sure, all pictures have a 'rating'|Article=A bit boring|God=Definitely|;;;
68.216.187.39;2006-07-09 05:36;I find this fascinating. I think that I completely agree with you. For myself, in the past, I have been specific and I have identified certain melodies which in the past I have believed to be rated "near-perfect". There is a song performed by The Carpenters, entitled, "You're The One." I used to believe that this was the greatest secular song ever (as different from the greatest religious/sacred song ever). But now I'm not so sure. The song ends on a fifth note, which I believe is not the best rated. And it contains what I believe to be an awkward chord sequence. I think there is much to be written on this and related topics. I believe there very well may be a mathematical formula to demonstrate the most perfect melody. Seems interesting to try to determine such a formula. (After all, if Descartes could try to determine a formula for a fly's path buzzing around the ceiling, why can't we determine a formula for an art that is actually quite scientific!) Thanks for letting me write & express my views. ~Todd Hamo.  
;Standard=Yes3 - a bit - there could certainly be room for improvement for the even the best tunes|Taste=Yes - some people have better or worse taste in music than others|Universal=Yes - even if no-one knows for sure how good any tune is - it still has a 'rating'|Soul=Yes - all or most musical enjoyment is derived once the music reaches the soul - The ear and brain only mostly act as a transmitter|Reconsider=Not applicable - as I already believe in Universal Aesthetics|Perfect=Sort of - maybe a finite number of equally perfect tunes exist|Formula=Yes - a very complex undiscovered math formula could explain the best music|Art=Sort of - maybe some if not all aspects of pictures are 'ratable'|Article=Fascinating|God=Definitely|;;;
69.234.229.194;2006-07-11 03:05;the thing is, music can be of different styles, and still be great. for example, different parts of the four seasons are of completely diffent styles and modes, each different yet great in it's own way. also, my taste often varies.;Standard=Yes3 - a bit - there could certainly be room for improvement for the even the best tunes|Taste=Sort of - only certain aspects in music can anyone claim to have better or worse taste|Universal=Sort of - maybe some if not all aspects of music are 'ratable'|Soul=Yes - all or most musical enjoyment is derived once the music reaches the soul - The ear and brain only mostly act as a transmitter|Reconsider=Sort of - I certainly see some valid points you have made that supports Universal Aesthetics|Perfect=Sort of - maybe a finite number of equally perfect tunes exist|Formula=Well yes - but maths and science will probably never be able to come close to explaining the best music|Art=No - the quality of a picture is subjective and each opinion is equally as valid|Article=Fairly interesting|God=Definitely|;;;
80.213.110.170;2006-07-13 08:45;no-comments;Standard=Yes1 - music could exist and be indescribably better than anyone has made or heard so far and it would be incredible to hear|Taste=Sort of - only certain aspects in music can anyone claim to have better or worse taste|Universal=Sort of - maybe some if not all aspects of music are 'ratable'|Soul=I haven't the foggiest|Reconsider=Sort of - I certainly see some valid points you have made that supports Universal Aesthetics|Perfect=No - there are an infinite number of 'perfect' tunes|Formula=Sort of - certain aspects in music could be reductionable - but not all|Art=Sort of - maybe some if not all aspects of pictures are 'ratable'|Article=Fairly interesting|God=Most likely not|;;;
24.130.226.184;2006-08-08 01:11;no-comments;Standard=Yes1 - music could exist and be indescribably better than anyone has made or heard so far and it would be incredible to hear|Taste=Yes - some people have better or worse taste in music than others|Universal=Sort of - maybe some if not all aspects of music are 'ratable'|Soul=Hmmmm - 'on the fly' calculation of the music is probably only performed in the brain - I'm not too sure about a soul|Reconsider=Sort of - I certainly see some valid points you have made that supports Universal Aesthetics|Perfect=Sort of - maybe a finite number of equally perfect tunes exist|Formula=Well yes - but maths and science will probably never be able to come close to explaining the best music|Art=Sort of - maybe some if not all aspects of pictures are 'ratable'|Article=Fairly interesting|God=Most likely not|;;;
81.151.27.158;2006-08-18 11:09;no-comments;Standard=Yes1 - music could exist and be indescribably better than anyone has made or heard so far and it would be incredible to hear|Taste=Yes - some people have better or worse taste in music than others|Universal=Yes - even if no-one knows for sure how good any tune is - it still has a 'rating'|Soul=Yes - all or most musical enjoyment is derived once the music reaches the soul - The ear and brain only mostly act as a transmitter|Reconsider=Not applicable - as I already believe in Universal Aesthetics|Perfect=No - there are an infinite number of 'perfect' tunes|Formula=Well yes - but maths and science will probably never be able to come close to explaining the best music|Art=Yes - even if no-one knows for sure, all pictures have a 'rating'|Article=Utterly absorbing|God=Definitely|;;;
130.234.182.202;2006-08-23 01:27;Your last question is weird. That question cannot be answered by thinking, it requires believing. Science cannot study (= try to falsify) the existence of God and therefore that question is outside of science. Science can say that there is no evidence for God, but it cannot say that God doesn't exist. 
;Standard=Yes1 - music could exist and be indescribably better than anyone has made or heard so far and it would be incredible to hear|Taste=Yes - some people have better or worse taste in music than others|Universal=Yes - even if no-one knows for sure how good any tune is - it still has a 'rating'|Soul=No - everything is limited only to electromagnetic activity inside the brain - There's definitely no such thing as a transcendental 'soul'|Reconsider=Not applicable - as I already believe in Universal Aesthetics|Perfect=Sort of - maybe a finite number of equally perfect tunes exist|Formula=Sort of - certain aspects in music could be reductionable - but not all|Art=Sort of - maybe some if not all aspects of pictures are 'ratable'|Article=Fascinating|God=Definitely not|;;;
69.215.134.241;2006-09-02 09:19;no-comments;Standard=Yes1 - music could exist and be indescribably better than anyone has made or heard so far and it would be incredible to hear|Taste=No - everyone's opinion on music is equally valid as everyone else's|Universal=Sort of - maybe some if not all aspects of music are 'ratable'|Soul=Yes - all or most musical enjoyment is derived once the music reaches the soul - The ear and brain only mostly act as a transmitter|Reconsider=Sort of - I certainly see some valid points you have made that supports Universal Aesthetics|Perfect=Yes - a perfect tune really exists and is waiting to be discovered|Formula=Well yes - but maths and science will probably never be able to come close to explaining the best music|Art=No - the quality of a picture is subjective and each opinion is equally as valid|Article=Fascinating|God=Definitely|;;;
86.18.154.165;2006-09-06 18:31;no-comments;Standard=Yes1 - music could exist and be indescribably better than anyone has made or heard so far and it would be incredible to hear|Taste=No - everyone's opinion on music is equally valid as everyone else's|Universal=Sort of - maybe some if not all aspects of music are 'ratable'|Soul=I haven't the foggiest|Reconsider=No - I still think the Relative or Subjective Aesthetics view to be true|Perfect=No - there are an infinite number of 'perfect' tunes|Formula=Yes2 - but since I believe in Subjective Aesthetics, any possible formula would need to different for every person|Art=Sort of - maybe some if not all aspects of pictures are 'ratable'|Article=Fairly interesting|God=I haven't the foggiest|;;;
80.109.78.76;2006-09-27 03:21;although (no... because!)i fave the relativistic theory,this also means that,in a broader context,  
i agree that for some people the universal theory seems true,so in fact not only in arts but in  
thinking, and generally everything (and beyond...)everyones opinion is "true", at least in their subjective view. 
And again we come full circle, and the debate starts over,what is  
subjective,what is objective...i don't even think either is true... everything is or nothing...  
very zen...very tao... 
I sometimes wonder why we have  
been given the questionable ability (or at least the illusion of ability...) to think!?  
The only conclusion i can draw from anything related to  
thinking (this includes relative vs. objective)is,that it's circular.point.  
No beginning, no end,no good,no bad,no right ,no wrong, just  
dynamically/organically changing situative, fractal systems,  
in which you can ONLY temporarily and locally determine objective points to which you can attribute objective variables,but never to  
the system as a whole,where there really is no system just (again) a fractal arrangement of  
systems which extend into the infinite,until a point where nothing even remotely resembling a  
system or a fractal arrangement,or anything characterizable by words And/Or thought "exists"...(quantum realm,nonlocal-nontemporal) and i could continue creating sentences until the very words and sentences form a fractal both in meaning and in appearance. 
Hmmm...  
I wonder if i sound like a schizo? 
 
PS: regarding your first question: 
although i think it's relative wheter a tune is good or not,as every piece of music can be heard by someone as "good",according to my personal "subjective?" taste,music could be improved.For me.That doesn't mean it would be necessarily an improvement for others.What i may find as improvement of music,others could rate as degradation. 
 
my regards, 
soma_420[{name is at}]hotmail.com;Standard=Irrelevant - as all tunes are ultimately as good as each other since I believe in the relative aesthetic theory|Taste=No - everyone's opinion on music is equally valid as everyone else's|Universal=No - the quality of a piece of music is subjective and each opinion is equally as valid|Soul=Hmmmm - 'on the fly' calculation of the music is probably only performed in the brain - I'm not too sure about a soul|Reconsider=Sort of - I certainly see some valid points you have made that supports Universal Aesthetics|Perfect=No - there are an infinite number of 'perfect' tunes|Formula=Yes2 - but since I believe in Subjective Aesthetics, any possible formula would need to different for every person|Art=No - the quality of a picture is subjective and each opinion is equally as valid|Article=Fairly interesting|God=I haven't the foggiest|;;;
193.1.184.254;2006-10-09 12:16;no-comments;Standard=Irrelevant - as all tunes are ultimately as good as each other since I believe in the relative aesthetic theory|Taste=No - everyone's opinion on music is equally valid as everyone else's|Universal=No - the quality of a piece of music is subjective and each opinion is equally as valid|Soul=Yes - all or most musical enjoyment is derived once the music reaches the soul - The ear and brain only mostly act as a transmitter|Reconsider=Sort of - I certainly see some valid points you have made that supports Universal Aesthetics|Perfect=No - there are an infinite number of 'perfect' tunes|Formula=I haven't the foggiest|Art=Yes - even if no-one knows for sure, all pictures have a 'rating'|Article=Fairly interesting|God=Most likely|;;;
154.5.35.247;2006-10-09 18:42;no-comments;Standard=Yes1 - music could exist and be indescribably better than anyone has made or heard so far and it would be incredible to hear|Taste=No - everyone's opinion on music is equally valid as everyone else's|Universal=Sort of - maybe some if not all aspects of music are 'ratable'|Soul=Kind of - the brain interprets the sound and translates a new signal to be sent to the soul|Reconsider=Not applicable - as I already believe in Universal Aesthetics|Perfect=Yes - a perfect tune really exists and is waiting to be discovered|Formula=No - math formulas and science could not explain music|Art=Yes - even if no-one knows for sure, all pictures have a 'rating'|Article=Fascinating|God=Definitely|;;;
71.243.237.115;2006-10-11 10:05;no-comments;Standard=Yes2 - there's a lot of room for improvement for even the best tunes ever composed|Taste=Yes - some people have better or worse taste in music than others|Universal=Yes - even if no-one knows for sure how good any tune is - it still has a 'rating'|Soul=Kind of - the brain interprets the sound and translates a new signal to be sent to the soul|Reconsider=Not applicable - as I already believe in Universal Aesthetics|Perfect=No - there are an infinite number of 'perfect' tunes|Formula=Well yes - but maths and science will probably never be able to come close to explaining the best music|Art=Yes - even if no-one knows for sure, all pictures have a 'rating'|Article=Fascinating|God=Most likely not|;;;
212.107.43.20;2006-10-11 14:33;Ninth question is way too balanced in favour of this being a good article. The missing option is "pointless stupid waste of time".;Standard=Yes1 - music could exist and be indescribably better than anyone has made or heard so far and it would be incredible to hear|Taste=Sort of - only certain aspects in music can anyone claim to have better or worse taste|Universal=No - the quality of a piece of music is subjective and each opinion is equally as valid|Soul=No - everything is limited only to electromagnetic activity inside the brain - There's definitely no such thing as a transcendental 'soul'|Reconsider=No - I still think the Relative or Subjective Aesthetics view to be true|Perfect=No2 - and this question is irrelevant as I only believe in subjective aesthetics|Formula=No - math formulas and science could not explain music|Art=No - the quality of a picture is subjective and each opinion is equally as valid|Article=Who cares about aesthetics anyway|God=Definitely not|;;;
80.3.0.40;2006-10-12 18:27;no-comments;Standard=Yes2 - there's a lot of room for improvement for even the best tunes ever composed|Taste=Sort of - only certain aspects in music can anyone claim to have better or worse taste|Universal=Sort of - maybe some if not all aspects of music are 'ratable'|Soul=Kind of - the brain interprets the sound and translates a new signal to be sent to the soul|Reconsider=Sort of - I certainly see some valid points you have made that supports Universal Aesthetics|Perfect=Sort of - maybe a finite number of equally perfect tunes exist|Formula=Well yes - but maths and science will probably never be able to come close to explaining the best music|Art=Sort of - maybe some if not all aspects of pictures are 'ratable'|Article=Fascinating|God=Definitely|;;;
DELETE THIS ENTRY NOW;Standard=Yes1 - music could exist and be indescribably better than anyone has made or heard so far and it would be incredible to hear|Taste=Yes - some people have better or worse taste in music than others|Universal=Yes - even if no-one knows for sure how good any tune is - it still has a 'rating'|Soul=Yes - all or most musical enjoyment is derived once the music reaches the soul - The ear and brain only mostly act as a transmitter|Reconsider=Not applicable - as I already believe in Universal Aesthetics|Perfect=Yes - a perfect tune really exists and is waiting to be discovered|Formula=Yes - a very complex undiscovered math formula could explain the best music|Art=Yes - even if no-one knows for sure, all pictures have a 'rating'|Article=Utterly absorbing|God=Definitely|;;;
72.57.142.143;2006-10-21 00:56;Art, in all forms, in my opinion, is based on one's past perceptions and observations. A simple numerical rating cannot be "tacked on" to any piece of art. 
-Jakomancer[{name is at}]gmail.com;Standard=Irrelevant - as all tunes are ultimately as good as each other since I believe in the relative aesthetic theory|Taste=No - everyone's opinion on music is equally valid as everyone else's|Universal=No - the quality of a piece of music is subjective and each opinion is equally as valid|Soul=Yes - all or most musical enjoyment is derived once the music reaches the soul - The ear and brain only mostly act as a transmitter|Reconsider=Sort of - I certainly see some valid points you have made that supports Universal Aesthetics|Perfect=No2 - and this question is irrelevant as I only believe in subjective aesthetics|Formula=No - math formulas and science could not explain music|Art=No - the quality of a picture is subjective and each opinion is equally as valid|Article=Fascinating|God=Definitely|;;;
81.15.49.5;2006-10-26 01:18;no-comments;Standard=Yes3 - a bit - there could certainly be room for improvement for the even the best tunes|Taste=Sort of - only certain aspects in music can anyone claim to have better or worse taste|Universal=Sort of - maybe some if not all aspects of music are 'ratable'|Soul=No - everything is limited only to electromagnetic activity inside the brain - I somewhat doubt a 'soul' really exists|Reconsider=Sort of - I certainly see some valid points you have made that supports Universal Aesthetics|Perfect=Sort of - maybe a finite number of equally perfect tunes exist|Formula=I haven't the foggiest|Art=Yes - even if no-one knows for sure, all pictures have a 'rating'|Article=Fairly interesting|God=Most likely not|;;;
128.194.52.221;2006-12-05 03:15;no-comments;Standard=Yes1 - music could exist and be indescribably better than anyone has made or heard so far and it would be incredible to hear|Taste=Yes - some people have better or worse taste in music than others|Universal=Sort of - maybe some if not all aspects of music are 'ratable'|Soul=Yes - all or most musical enjoyment is derived once the music reaches the soul - The ear and brain only mostly act as a transmitter|Reconsider=Sort of - I certainly see some valid points you have made that supports Universal Aesthetics|Perfect=No - there are an infinite number of 'perfect' tunes|Formula=Well yes - but maths and science will probably never be able to come close to explaining the best music|Art=Yes - even if no-one knows for sure, all pictures have a 'rating'|Article=Fairly interesting|God=Definitely|;;;
66.254.242.78;2006-12-12 02:04;no-comments;Standard=Irrelevant - as all tunes are ultimately as good as each other since I believe in the relative aesthetic theory|Taste=No - everyone's opinion on music is equally valid as everyone else's|Universal=No - the quality of a piece of music is subjective and each opinion is equally as valid|Soul=I haven't the foggiest|Reconsider=No - I still think the Relative or Subjective Aesthetics view to be true|Perfect=No2 - and this question is irrelevant as I only believe in subjective aesthetics|Formula=Yes2 - but since I believe in Subjective Aesthetics, any possible formula would need to different for every person|Art=No - the quality of a picture is subjective and each opinion is equally as valid|Article=Fairly interesting|God=Most likely|;;;
80.176.136.237;2006-12-21 23:26;test;;;;
83.184.115.20;2007-01-12 22:20;no-comments;Standard=Yes3 - a bit - there could certainly be room for improvement for the even the best tunes|Taste=Yes - some people have better or worse taste in music than others|Universal=Sort of - maybe some if not all aspects of music are 'ratable'|Soul=Kind of - the brain interprets the sound and translates a new signal to be sent to the soul|Reconsider=Not applicable - as I already believe in Universal Aesthetics|Perfect=No - there are an infinite number of 'perfect' tunes|Formula=No2 - since I believe in Subjective Aesthetics, and I don't think this is compatible|Art=Sort of - maybe some if not all aspects of pictures are 'ratable'|Article=Fairly interesting|God=Definitely|;;;
64.136.26.225;2007-01-22 03:46;no-comments;Standard=Yes1 - music could exist and be indescribably better than anyone has made or heard so far and it would be incredible to hear|Taste=Sort of - only certain aspects in music can anyone claim to have better or worse taste|Universal=Sort of - maybe some if not all aspects of music are 'ratable'|Soul=Hmmmm - 'on the fly' calculation of the music is probably only performed in the brain - I'm not too sure about a soul|Reconsider=Yes - I now think there's a very good chance it might be true|Perfect=I haven't the foggiest|Formula=Yes2 - but since I believe in Subjective Aesthetics, any possible formula would need to different for every person|Art=I don't know precisely what you mean|Article=Fairly interesting|God=Possibly|;;;
90.192.167.222;2007-01-26 22:37;no-comments;Standard=Nah - all the best music has already been thought up or is at least close|Taste=Sort of - only certain aspects in music can anyone claim to have better or worse taste|Universal=No - the quality of a piece of music is subjective and each opinion is equally as valid|Soul=Kind of - the brain interprets the sound and translates a new signal to be sent to the soul|Reconsider=Sort of - I certainly see some valid points you have made that supports Universal Aesthetics|Perfect=No - there are an infinite number of 'perfect' tunes|Formula=Sort of - certain aspects in music could be reductionable - but not all|Art=No - the quality of a picture is subjective and each opinion is equally as valid|Article=Fairly interesting|God=I haven't the foggiest|;;;
81.70.21.126;2007-01-28 23:11;Nice site, found it looking for Chopin. Fascinating articles. 
 
You should definitely try durian by the way! :) 
 
Larix Kortbeek 
larixk[{name is at}]gmail.com;Standard=Yes3 - a bit - there could certainly be room for improvement for the even the best tunes|Taste=Sort of - only certain aspects in music can anyone claim to have better or worse taste|Universal=No - the quality of a piece of music is subjective and each opinion is equally as valid|Soul=No - everything is limited only to electromagnetic activity inside the brain - There's definitely no such thing as a transcendental 'soul'|Reconsider=Sort of - I certainly see some valid points you have made that supports Universal Aesthetics|Perfect=No - there are an infinite number of 'perfect' tunes|Formula=Yes2 - but since I believe in Subjective Aesthetics, any possible formula would need to different for every person|Art=Yes - even if no-one knows for sure, all pictures have a 'rating'|Article=Fairly interesting|God=Definitely not|;;;
76.169.88.53;2007-02-02 18:36;no-comments;Standard=Yes2 - there's a lot of room for improvement for even the best tunes ever composed|Taste=Sort of - only certain aspects in music can anyone claim to have better or worse taste|Universal=Sort of - maybe some if not all aspects of music are 'ratable'|Soul=No - everything is limited only to electromagnetic activity inside the brain - There's definitely no such thing as a transcendental 'soul'|Reconsider=I didn't really consider it before - but I don't really agree and I therefore believe in Relative Aesthetics|Perfect=Sort of - maybe a finite number of equally perfect tunes exist|Formula=Sort of - certain aspects in music could be reductionable - but not all|Art=Sort of - maybe some if not all aspects of pictures are 'ratable'|Article=Fairly interesting|God=Definitely not|;;;
194.73.99.107;2007-02-07 14:48;no-comments;Standard=Yes1 - music could exist and be indescribably better than anyone has made or heard so far and it would be incredible to hear|Taste=Yes - some people have better or worse taste in music than others|Universal=Sort of - maybe some if not all aspects of music are 'ratable'|Soul=Kind of - the brain interprets the sound and translates a new signal to be sent to the soul|Perfect=No - there are an infinite number of 'perfect' tunes|Formula=I haven't the foggiest|Art=I haven't the foggiest|Article=Fairly interesting|God=I haven't the foggiest|;;;
70.134.114.12;2007-02-09 02:03;no-comments;Standard=Irrelevant - as all tunes are ultimately as good as each other since I believe in the relative aesthetic theory|Taste=No - everyone's opinion on music is equally valid as everyone else's|Universal=No - the quality of a piece of music is subjective and each opinion is equally as valid|Soul=Yes - all or most musical enjoyment is derived once the music reaches the soul - The ear and brain only mostly act as a transmitter|Reconsider=No - I still think the Relative or Subjective Aesthetics view to be true|Perfect=No2 - and this question is irrelevant as I only believe in subjective aesthetics|Formula=No - math formulas and science could not explain music|Art=No - the quality of a picture is subjective and each opinion is equally as valid|Article=Fascinating|God=Definitely|;;;
87.249.172.66;2007-02-10 11:42;no-comments;Standard=Yes2 - there's a lot of room for improvement for even the best tunes ever composed|Taste=Yes - some people have better or worse taste in music than others|Universal=Sort of - maybe some if not all aspects of music are 'ratable'|Soul=Hmmmm - 'on the fly' calculation of the music is probably only performed in the brain - I'm not too sure about a soul|Reconsider=Yes - I now think there's a very good chance it might be true|Perfect=Sort of - maybe a finite number of equally perfect tunes exist|Formula=Yes - a very complex undiscovered math formula could explain the best music|Art=Sort of - maybe some if not all aspects of pictures are 'ratable'|Article=Utterly absorbing|God=Possibly, but I doubt it|;;;
58.178.11.233;2007-02-15 06:57;no-comments;Standard=Yes1 - music could exist and be indescribably better than anyone has made or heard so far and it would be incredible to hear|Taste=Sort of - only certain aspects in music can anyone claim to have better or worse taste|Universal=No - the quality of a piece of music is subjective and each opinion is equally as valid|Soul=Hmmmm - 'on the fly' calculation of the music is probably only performed in the brain - I'm not too sure about a soul|Reconsider=I didn't really consider it before2 - but your article makes sense and I therefore believe in Universal Aesthetics|Perfect=No - there are an infinite number of 'perfect' tunes|Formula=No - math formulas and science could not explain music|Art=No - the quality of a picture is subjective and each opinion is equally as valid|Article=Fairly interesting|God=Possibly|;;;
63.170.100.81;2007-02-16 21:31;no-comments;Standard=Irrelevant - as all tunes are ultimately as good as each other since I believe in the relative aesthetic theory|Taste=Sort of - only certain aspects in music can anyone claim to have better or worse taste|Universal=Sort of - maybe some if not all aspects of music are 'ratable'|Soul=Yes - all or most musical enjoyment is derived once the music reaches the soul - The ear and brain only mostly act as a transmitter|Reconsider=No - I still think the Relative or Subjective Aesthetics view to be true|Perfect=No - there are an infinite number of 'perfect' tunes|Formula=No - math formulas and science could not explain music|Art=Sort of - maybe some if not all aspects of pictures are 'ratable'|Article=Who cares about aesthetics anyway|God=Possibly, but I doubt it|;;;
82.39.165.30;2007-02-26 03:37;no-comments;Standard=Yes1 - music could exist and be indescribably better than anyone has made or heard so far and it would be incredible to hear|Taste=No - everyone's opinion on music is equally valid as everyone else's|Universal=No - the quality of a piece of music is subjective and each opinion is equally as valid|Soul=Kind of - the brain interprets the sound and translates a new signal to be sent to the soul|Reconsider=No - I still think the Relative or Subjective Aesthetics view to be true|Perfect=No2 - and this question is irrelevant as I only believe in subjective aesthetics|Formula=Sort of - certain aspects in music could be reductionable - but not all|Art=No - the quality of a picture is subjective and each opinion is equally as valid|Article=Fairly interesting|God=Possibly, but I doubt it|;;;
139.133.7.37;2007-03-07 13:13;no-comments;Standard=Yes2 - there's a lot of room for improvement for even the best tunes ever composed|Taste=No - everyone's opinion on music is equally valid as everyone else's|Universal=No - the quality of a piece of music is subjective and each opinion is equally as valid|Soul=Yes - all or most musical enjoyment is derived once the music reaches the soul - The ear and brain only mostly act as a transmitter|Reconsider=Sort of - I certainly see some valid points you have made that supports Universal Aesthetics|Perfect=I haven't the foggiest|Formula=Yes - a very complex undiscovered math formula could explain the best music|Art=I haven't the foggiest|Article=Fascinating|God=Definitely|;;;
74.108.8.219;2007-03-28 03:33;no-comments;Standard=Yes3 - a bit - there could certainly be room for improvement for the even the best tunes|Taste=Yes - some people have better or worse taste in music than others|Universal=Yes - even if no-one knows for sure how good any tune is - it still has a 'rating'|Soul=Yes - all or most musical enjoyment is derived once the music reaches the soul - The ear and brain only mostly act as a transmitter|Reconsider=Not applicable - as I already believe in Universal Aesthetics|Perfect=Yes - a perfect tune really exists and is waiting to be discovered|Formula=Well yes - but maths and science will probably never be able to come close to explaining the best music|Art=Yes - even if no-one knows for sure, all pictures have a 'rating'|Article=Fairly interesting|God=Definitely|;;;
72.49.74.217;2007-04-01 22:08;no-comments;Standard=Yes1 - music could exist and be indescribably better than anyone has made or heard so far and it would be incredible to hear|Taste=Sort of - only certain aspects in music can anyone claim to have better or worse taste|Universal=No - the quality of a piece of music is subjective and each opinion is equally as valid|Soul=Yes - all or most musical enjoyment is derived once the music reaches the soul - The ear and brain only mostly act as a transmitter|Reconsider=Not applicable - as I already believe in Universal Aesthetics|Perfect=Yes - a perfect tune really exists and is waiting to be discovered|Formula=Yes - a very complex undiscovered math formula could explain the best music|Art=Yes - even if no-one knows for sure, all pictures have a 'rating'|Article=Utterly absorbing|God=Definitely|;;;
68.216.187.23;2007-04-01 23:47;no-comments;Standard=Yes3 - a bit - there could certainly be room for improvement for the even the best tunes|Taste=Yes - some people have better or worse taste in music than others|Universal=Sort of - maybe some if not all aspects of music are 'ratable'|Soul=Yes - all or most musical enjoyment is derived once the music reaches the soul - The ear and brain only mostly act as a transmitter|Reconsider=Not applicable - as I already believe in Universal Aesthetics|Perfect=Yes - a perfect tune really exists and is waiting to be discovered|Formula=Sort of - certain aspects in music could be reductionable - but not all|Article=Fascinating|God=Definitely|;;;
203.221.78.219;2007-04-04 04:25;no-comments;Standard=Nah - all the best music has already been thought up or is at least close|Taste=Yes - some people have better or worse taste in music than others|Universal=Sort of - maybe some if not all aspects of music are 'ratable'|Soul=Hmmmm - 'on the fly' calculation of the music is probably only performed in the brain - I'm not too sure about a soul|Reconsider=Sort of - I certainly see some valid points you have made that supports Universal Aesthetics|Perfect=Sort of - maybe a finite number of equally perfect tunes exist|Formula=No - math formulas and science could not explain music|Art=Yes - even if no-one knows for sure, all pictures have a 'rating'|Article=Fairly interesting|God=Definitely not|;;;
209.112.13.234;2007-04-06 23:49;no-comments;Standard=Yes1 - music could exist and be indescribably better than anyone has made or heard so far and it would be incredible to hear|Taste=Yes - some people have better or worse taste in music than others|Universal=Sort of - maybe some if not all aspects of music are 'ratable'|Soul=No - everything is limited only to electromagnetic activity inside the brain - There's definitely no such thing as a transcendental 'soul'|Reconsider=Sort of - I certainly see some valid points you have made that supports Universal Aesthetics|Perfect=Yes - a perfect tune really exists and is waiting to be discovered|Formula=Well yes - but maths and science will probably never be able to come close to explaining the best music|Art=Sort of - maybe some if not all aspects of pictures are 'ratable'|Article=Fairly interesting|God=Most likely not|;;;
152.163.100.144;2007-04-27 21:55;no-comments;Standard=Yes1 - music could exist and be indescribably better than anyone has made or heard so far and it would be incredible to hear|Taste=Yes - some people have better or worse taste in music than others|Universal=Sort of - maybe some if not all aspects of music are 'ratable'|Soul=Yes - all or most musical enjoyment is derived once the music reaches the soul - The ear and brain only mostly act as a transmitter|Reconsider=Not applicable - as I already believe in Universal Aesthetics|Perfect=Sort of - maybe a finite number of equally perfect tunes exist|Formula=Yes - a very complex undiscovered math formula could explain the best music|Art=Sort of - maybe some if not all aspects of pictures are 'ratable'|Article=Fairly interesting|God=Possibly|;;;
130.126.154.11;2007-05-05 07:07;no-comments;Standard=Irrelevant - as all tunes are ultimately as good as each other since I believe in the relative aesthetic theory|Taste=No - everyone's opinion on music is equally valid as everyone else's|Universal=No - the quality of a piece of music is subjective and each opinion is equally as valid|Soul=No - everything is limited only to electromagnetic activity inside the brain - I somewhat doubt a 'soul' really exists|Reconsider=No - I still think the Relative or Subjective Aesthetics view to be true|Perfect=No2 - and this question is irrelevant as I only believe in subjective aesthetics|Formula=No - math formulas and science could not explain music|Art=No - the quality of a picture is subjective and each opinion is equally as valid|Article=A bit boring|God=Possibly, but I doubt it|;;;
129.137.181.215;2007-05-07 13:49;no-comments;Standard=Yes3 - a bit - there could certainly be room for improvement for the even the best tunes|Taste=Sort of - only certain aspects in music can anyone claim to have better or worse taste|Universal=No - the quality of a piece of music is subjective and each opinion is equally as valid|Soul=Yes - all or most musical enjoyment is derived once the music reaches the soul - The ear and brain only mostly act as a transmitter|Reconsider=Sort of - I certainly see some valid points you have made that supports Universal Aesthetics|Perfect=No - there are an infinite number of 'perfect' tunes|Formula=No - math formulas and science could not explain music|Art=No - the quality of a picture is subjective and each opinion is equally as valid|Article=Fairly interesting|God=Definitely|;;;
202.141.70.122;2007-05-10 20:14;no-comments;Standard=Yes1 - music could exist and be indescribably better than anyone has made or heard so far and it would be incredible to hear|Taste=Sort of - only certain aspects in music can anyone claim to have better or worse taste|Universal=Yes - even if no-one knows for sure how good any tune is - it still has a 'rating'|Soul=Kind of - the brain interprets the sound and translates a new signal to be sent to the soul|Reconsider=Sort of - I certainly see some valid points you have made that supports Universal Aesthetics|Perfect=Sort of - maybe a finite number of equally perfect tunes exist|Formula=No - math formulas and science could not explain music|Art=Yes - even if no-one knows for sure, all pictures have a 'rating'|Article=Utterly absorbing|God=Possibly|;;;
195.93.21.7;2007-05-29 15:33;no-comments;Standard=Irrelevant - as all tunes are ultimately as good as each other since I believe in the relative aesthetic theory|Taste=Sort of - only certain aspects in music can anyone claim to have better or worse taste|Universal=Sort of - maybe some if not all aspects of music are 'ratable'|Soul=Hmmmm - 'on the fly' calculation of the music is probably only performed in the brain - I'm not too sure about a soul|Reconsider=Sort of - I certainly see some valid points you have made that supports Universal Aesthetics|Perfect=I haven't the foggiest|Formula=No - math formulas and science could not explain music|Art=No - the quality of a picture is subjective and each opinion is equally as valid|Article=Fairly interesting|God=I haven't the foggiest|;;;
205.188.116.71;2007-06-06 01:22;flutest;Standard=Yes2 - there's a lot of room for improvement for even the best tunes ever composed|Taste=Sort of - only certain aspects in music can anyone claim to have better or worse taste|Universal=Sort of - maybe some if not all aspects of music are 'ratable'|Soul=Yes - all or most musical enjoyment is derived once the music reaches the soul - The ear and brain only mostly act as a transmitter|Reconsider=Sort of - I certainly see some valid points you have made that supports Universal Aesthetics|Perfect=Sort of - maybe a finite number of equally perfect tunes exist|Formula=Yes - a very complex undiscovered math formula could explain the best music|Art=Yes - even if no-one knows for sure, all pictures have a 'rating'|Article=Fairly interesting|God=Definitely|;;;
85.146.198.149;2007-06-11 14:37;no-comments;Standard=Yes3 - a bit - there could certainly be room for improvement for the even the best tunes|Taste=Sort of - only certain aspects in music can anyone claim to have better or worse taste|Universal=Sort of - maybe some if not all aspects of music are 'ratable'|Soul=I haven't the foggiest|Reconsider=Sort of - I certainly see some valid points you have made that supports Universal Aesthetics|Perfect=Sort of - maybe a finite number of equally perfect tunes exist|Formula=Well yes - but maths and science will probably never be able to come close to explaining the best music|Art=Sort of - maybe some if not all aspects of pictures are 'ratable'|Article=Fairly interesting|God=Most likely not|;;;
72.27.182.47;2007-06-16 03:32;no-comments;Standard=Yes1 - music could exist and be indescribably better than anyone has made or heard so far and it would be incredible to hear|Taste=No - everyone's opinion on music is equally valid as everyone else's|Universal=No - the quality of a piece of music is subjective and each opinion is equally as valid|Soul=Kind of - the brain interprets the sound and translates a new signal to be sent to the soul|Reconsider=Yes - I now think there's a very good chance it might be true|Perfect=No - there are an infinite number of 'perfect' tunes|Formula=I haven't the foggiest|Art=Yes - even if no-one knows for sure, all pictures have a 'rating'|Article=Fairly interesting|God=Definitely|;;;
77.99.147.28;2007-06-26 01:10;no-comments;Standard=Irrelevant - as all tunes are ultimately as good as each other since I believe in the relative aesthetic theory|Taste=Sort of - only certain aspects in music can anyone claim to have better or worse taste|Universal=Sort of - maybe some if not all aspects of music are 'ratable'|Soul=No - everything is limited only to electromagnetic activity inside the brain - I somewhat doubt a 'soul' really exists|Reconsider=No - I still think the Relative or Subjective Aesthetics view to be true|Perfect=No2 - and this question is irrelevant as I only believe in subjective aesthetics|Formula=No - math formulas and science could not explain music|Art=No - the quality of a picture is subjective and each opinion is equally as valid|Article=A bit boring|God=Most likely not|;;;
213.16.200.98;2007-06-28 15:54;I think your claim "Music based around a scale of 12 equal spaced notes to the octave (for the underlying harmony and melody)" demonstrates quite clearly that you are using a subjective aesthetic yourself, considering that this scale  did not occur naturally in music, and is an artifact of the mechanics of the piano!;Standard=Irrelevant - as all tunes are ultimately as good as each other since I believe in the relative aesthetic theory|Taste=Sort of - only certain aspects in music can anyone claim to have better or worse taste|Universal=Sort of - maybe some if not all aspects of music are 'ratable'|Soul=No - everything is limited only to electromagnetic activity inside the brain - There's definitely no such thing as a transcendental 'soul'|Reconsider=I didn't really consider it before - but I don't really agree and I therefore believe in Relative Aesthetics|Perfect=No - there are an infinite number of 'perfect' tunes|Formula=No2 - since I believe in Subjective Aesthetics, and I don't think this is compatible|Art=Sort of - maybe some if not all aspects of pictures are 'ratable'|Article=A bit boring|God=Definitely not|;;;
213.200.185.144;2007-06-29 15:17;no-comments;Standard=Yes2 - there's a lot of room for improvement for even the best tunes ever composed|Taste=Yes - some people have better or worse taste in music than others|Universal=Sort of - maybe some if not all aspects of music are 'ratable'|Soul=Yes - all or most musical enjoyment is derived once the music reaches the soul - The ear and brain only mostly act as a transmitter|Reconsider=Sort of - I certainly see some valid points you have made that supports Universal Aesthetics|Perfect=No - there are an infinite number of 'perfect' tunes|Formula=No - math formulas and science could not explain music|Art=Yes - even if no-one knows for sure, all pictures have a 'rating'|Article=Fairly interesting|God=Definitely not|;;;
69.116.166.17;2007-07-13 23:22;no-comments;Standard=Yes1 - music could exist and be indescribably better than anyone has made or heard so far and it would be incredible to hear|Taste=Sort of - only certain aspects in music can anyone claim to have better or worse taste|Universal=No - the quality of a piece of music is subjective and each opinion is equally as valid|Soul=Yes - all or most musical enjoyment is derived once the music reaches the soul - The ear and brain only mostly act as a transmitter|Reconsider=Yes - I now think there's a very good chance it might be true|Perfect=Sort of - maybe a finite number of equally perfect tunes exist|Formula=Yes - a very complex undiscovered math formula could explain the best music|Art=Yes - even if no-one knows for sure, all pictures have a 'rating'|Article=Utterly absorbing|God=I haven't the foggiest|;;;
71.231.44.136;2007-07-17 01:00;no-comments;Standard=Yes3 - a bit - there could certainly be room for improvement for the even the best tunes|Taste=I haven't the foggiest|Universal=Sort of - maybe some if not all aspects of music are 'ratable'|Soul=No - everything is limited only to electromagnetic activity inside the brain - I somewhat doubt a 'soul' really exists|Reconsider=Sort of - I certainly see some valid points you have made that supports Universal Aesthetics|Perfect=No - there are an infinite number of 'perfect' tunes|Formula=Well yes - but maths and science will probably never be able to come close to explaining the best music|Art=I haven't the foggiest|Article=Fascinating|God=Most likely not|;;;
168.226.198.88;2007-07-18 11:05;OMG!;Standard=Yes1 - music could exist and be indescribably better than anyone has made or heard so far and it would be incredible to hear|Taste=Sort of - only certain aspects in music can anyone claim to have better or worse taste|Universal=Yes - even if no-one knows for sure how good any tune is - it still has a 'rating'|Soul=Yes - all or most musical enjoyment is derived once the music reaches the soul - The ear and brain only mostly act as a transmitter|Reconsider=Yes - I now think there's a very good chance it might be true|Perfect=Yes - a perfect tune really exists and is waiting to be discovered|Formula=Well yes - but maths and science will probably never be able to come close to explaining the best music|Art=Yes - even if no-one knows for sure, all pictures have a 'rating'|Article=Fascinating|God=Definitely|;;;
203.25.75.1;2007-07-26 06:57;no-comments;Standard=Yes2 - there's a lot of room for improvement for even the best tunes ever composed|Taste=Sort of - only certain aspects in music can anyone claim to have better or worse taste|Universal=Sort of - maybe some if not all aspects of music are 'ratable'|Soul=Yes - all or most musical enjoyment is derived once the music reaches the soul - The ear and brain only mostly act as a transmitter|Reconsider=Sort of - I certainly see some valid points you have made that supports Universal Aesthetics|Perfect=No - there are an infinite number of 'perfect' tunes|Formula=Well yes - but maths and science will probably never be able to come close to explaining the best music|Art=Sort of - maybe some if not all aspects of pictures are 'ratable'|Article=Fascinating|God=Definitely|;;;
72.130.148.80;2007-07-30 00:37;no-comments;Standard=Irrelevant - as all tunes are ultimately as good as each other since I believe in the relative aesthetic theory|Taste=No - everyone's opinion on music is equally valid as everyone else's|Universal=No - the quality of a piece of music is subjective and each opinion is equally as valid|Soul=I haven't the foggiest|Reconsider=No - I still think the Relative or Subjective Aesthetics view to be true|Perfect=No2 - and this question is irrelevant as I only believe in subjective aesthetics|Formula=No - math formulas and science could not explain music|Art=No - the quality of a picture is subjective and each opinion is equally as valid|Article=Fairly interesting|God=Possibly|;;;
83.131.181.3;2007-07-30 01:15;no-comments;;;;
64.131.229.11;2007-07-31 09:33;I dont know if God exists but kinda after reading in this site  I feel like we are too complex I mean the whole Universe and EVERYTHING must have something behind it. I have so much theories:sort of like that we live inside of a VEEEERRY little particle that actually makes up Cells and or even the particles of cells. So that maybe we live in an  animal's veeeeery small particle. Why not? I mean the pressure and all inside that particle and all the no elements in a little tiny hole of a particle may create such thing as our SPACE. And if the animal dies we wont die because we are in such little particles that even if an Atomic Bomb kills the animal,the particle would just fall from the animal and become one with something else. Its just a theory but its freaky that it could be.And still this doesnt answer the whats outside of space question? If nothing then that nothingness got to be somewhere too. All this makes you kinda think that gazzillion lightyears away from here magical wizards and such toon figures might actually exist. I think if even there is a god we must be extremely lucky if we humans are under its watch. And I aint wasting my life in believes of a god whose probability is slim at best >_> 
Let me know what ya all think: 
Dragonmaster9292[{name is at}]yahoo.com <-- also  yahoo Messenger and MSN;Standard=Irrelevant - as all tunes are ultimately as good as each other since I believe in the relative aesthetic theory|Taste=No - everyone's opinion on music is equally valid as everyone else's|Universal=No - the quality of a piece of music is subjective and each opinion is equally as valid|Soul=Hmmmm - 'on the fly' calculation of the music is probably only performed in the brain - I'm not too sure about a soul|Reconsider=No - I still think the Relative or Subjective Aesthetics view to be true|Perfect=Yes - a perfect tune really exists and is waiting to be discovered|Formula=Yes2 - but since I believe in Subjective Aesthetics, any possible formula would need to different for every person|Art=No - the quality of a picture is subjective and each opinion is equally as valid|Article=Fascinating|God=Possibly, but I doubt it|;;;
76.208.156.39;2007-08-15 00:32;Does the Universal Aesthetics fit with music cultures?  Depending on their culture, people are brought up with differing sounds and rhythms that drives them.  How do you explain the Universal Aesthetics when other people are not used to each cultural music?;Standard=Yes1 - music could exist and be indescribably better than anyone has made or heard so far and it would be incredible to hear|Taste=No - everyone's opinion on music is equally valid as everyone else's|Universal=No - the quality of a piece of music is subjective and each opinion is equally as valid|Soul=Yes - all or most musical enjoyment is derived once the music reaches the soul - The ear and brain only mostly act as a transmitter|Reconsider=I didn't really consider it before - but I don't really agree and I therefore believe in Relative Aesthetics|Perfect=No - there are an infinite number of 'perfect' tunes|Formula=No - math formulas and science could not explain music|Art=Yes - even if no-one knows for sure, all pictures have a 'rating'|Article=Utterly absorbing|God=Definitely|;;;
212.188.134.114;2007-08-20 11:37;no-comments;Standard=Yes1 - music could exist and be indescribably better than anyone has made or heard so far and it would be incredible to hear|Taste=Sort of - only certain aspects in music can anyone claim to have better or worse taste|Universal=No - the quality of a piece of music is subjective and each opinion is equally as valid|Soul=Hmmmm - 'on the fly' calculation of the music is probably only performed in the brain - I'm not too sure about a soul|Reconsider=Sort of - I certainly see some valid points you have made that supports Universal Aesthetics|Perfect=No - there are an infinite number of 'perfect' tunes|Formula=Yes - a very complex undiscovered math formula could explain the best music|Art=No - the quality of a picture is subjective and each opinion is equally as valid|Article=Fairly interesting|God=I haven't the foggiest|;;;
62.57.59.180;2007-08-27 01:02;no-comments;Standard=Yes2 - there's a lot of room for improvement for even the best tunes ever composed|Taste=Sort of - only certain aspects in music can anyone claim to have better or worse taste|Universal=Sort of - maybe some if not all aspects of music are 'ratable'|Soul=I haven't the foggiest|Reconsider=No - I still think the Relative or Subjective Aesthetics view to be true|Perfect=No - there are an infinite number of 'perfect' tunes|Formula=Sort of - certain aspects in music could be reductionable - but not all|Art=No - the quality of a picture is subjective and each opinion is equally as valid|Article=Fairly interesting|God=Possibly|;;;
86.34.228.75;2007-09-11 18:31;Nice article :);Standard=Irrelevant - as all tunes are ultimately as good as each other since I believe in the relative aesthetic theory|Taste=Yes - some people have better or worse taste in music than others|Universal=Sort of - maybe some if not all aspects of music are 'ratable'|Soul=Yes - all or most musical enjoyment is derived once the music reaches the soul - The ear and brain only mostly act as a transmitter|Reconsider=Sort of - I certainly see some valid points you have made that supports Universal Aesthetics|Perfect=No - there are an infinite number of 'perfect' tunes|Formula=No - math formulas and science could not explain music|Art=Sort of - maybe some if not all aspects of pictures are 'ratable'|Article=Fairly interesting|God=Definitely|;;;
72.8.77.175;2007-09-16 06:54;Golden Rectangle and Golden Mean.  That is one mathematical explanation of visual aesthetics. Beautiful people are both symmetrical and fit best in the golden rectangle.  Why the tunes-can-be-better-than-what-we-have idea doesn't work is because there are only so many combinations of twelve tones of the Western spectrum.  Like dice, they only have a finite amount of combinations.  Some of the combinations are more aesthetically pleasing than others, many with mathematical or music theory reasons.  Maybe it's been discovered already: what is the musical equivalent of the Golden Rectangle?;Standard=Nah - all the best music has already been thought up or is at least close|Taste=Sort of - only certain aspects in music can anyone claim to have better or worse taste|Universal=Yes - even if no-one knows for sure how good any tune is - it still has a 'rating'|Soul=Hmmmm - 'on the fly' calculation of the music is probably only performed in the brain - I'm not too sure about a soul|Reconsider=Not applicable - as I already believe in Universal Aesthetics|Perfect=No - there are an infinite number of 'perfect' tunes|Formula=Yes - a very complex undiscovered math formula could explain the best music|Art=Yes - even if no-one knows for sure, all pictures have a 'rating'|Article=Utterly absorbing|God=I haven't the foggiest|;;;
195.93.21.66;2007-09-28 23:49;no-comments;Standard=Nah - all the best music has already been thought up or is at least close|Taste=Yes - some people have better or worse taste in music than others|Universal=Yes - even if no-one knows for sure how good any tune is - it still has a 'rating'|Soul=Yes - all or most musical enjoyment is derived once the music reaches the soul - The ear and brain only mostly act as a transmitter|Reconsider=Not applicable - as I already believe in Universal Aesthetics|Perfect=Sort of - maybe a finite number of equally perfect tunes exist|Formula=Sort of - certain aspects in music could be reductionable - but not all|Art=Sort of - maybe some if not all aspects of pictures are 'ratable'|Article=Fairly interesting|God=Possibly|;;;
149.254.192.195;2007-09-30 19:54;no-comments;Standard=Yes1 - music could exist and be indescribably better than anyone has made or heard so far and it would be incredible to hear|Taste=No - everyone's opinion on music is equally valid as everyone else's|Universal=Sort of - maybe some if not all aspects of music are 'ratable'|Soul=Hmmmm - 'on the fly' calculation of the music is probably only performed in the brain - I'm not too sure about a soul|Reconsider=Sort of - I certainly see some valid points you have made that supports Universal Aesthetics|Perfect=No - there are an infinite number of 'perfect' tunes|Formula=Well yes - but maths and science will probably never be able to come close to explaining the best music|Art=No - the quality of a picture is subjective and each opinion is equally as valid|Article=Utterly absorbing|God=Possibly|;;;
65.10.178.37;2007-10-08 16:25;I think about the aesthetics of music and art all the time and it drives me crazy; I keep looping ideas and never come to a conclusion. This article helps.. thanks!;Standard=Nah - all the best music has already been thought up or is at least close|Taste=Yes - some people have better or worse taste in music than others|Universal=Yes - even if no-one knows for sure how good any tune is - it still has a 'rating'|Soul=Yes - all or most musical enjoyment is derived once the music reaches the soul - The ear and brain only mostly act as a transmitter|Reconsider=Not applicable - as I already believe in Universal Aesthetics|Perfect=Sort of - maybe a finite number of equally perfect tunes exist|Formula=No - math formulas and science could not explain music|Art=Yes - even if no-one knows for sure, all pictures have a 'rating'|Article=Fascinating|God=Definitely|;;;
82.252.18.85;2007-10-20 06:42;no-comments;Standard=Yes3 - a bit - there could certainly be room for improvement for the even the best tunes|Taste=Yes - some people have better or worse taste in music than others|Universal=Sort of - maybe some if not all aspects of music are 'ratable'|Soul=No - everything is limited only to electromagnetic activity inside the brain - I somewhat doubt a 'soul' really exists|Reconsider=No - I still think the Relative or Subjective Aesthetics view to be true|Perfect=No - there are an infinite number of 'perfect' tunes|Formula=Sort of - certain aspects in music could be reductionable - but not all|Art=Sort of - maybe some if not all aspects of pictures are 'ratable'|Article=Fairly interesting|God=Definitely not|;;;
24.155.109.23;2007-11-03 04:25;no-comments;Standard=Yes1 - music could exist and be indescribably better than anyone has made or heard so far and it would be incredible to hear|Taste=Yes - some people have better or worse taste in music than others|Universal=Sort of - maybe some if not all aspects of music are 'ratable'|Soul=Hmmmm - 'on the fly' calculation of the music is probably only performed in the brain - I'm not too sure about a soul|Reconsider=Sort of - I certainly see some valid points you have made that supports Universal Aesthetics|Perfect=Sort of - maybe a finite number of equally perfect tunes exist|Formula=Sort of - certain aspects in music could be reductionable - but not all|Art=Sort of - maybe some if not all aspects of pictures are 'ratable'|Article=Fairly interesting|God=Possibly, but I doubt it|;;;
71.244.3.107;2007-11-10 03:08;Haha, this is so interesting actually. I've thought of these sorts of things too. Currently I'm trying to understand music and art on a deeper level. I do believe that there are perfect combinations of chords and notes but I also believe these are relative to the emotion one is already experiencing. I believe music and art speak to people in different ways. A chord progression, chord or entire song can possibly be compared to a color. But is that to say that there is a "perfect" color? Something interesting for me is that songs seem to have color. My favorite songs usually make me think of dark green or blue. There is so much more I could say about this. It's something I've thought about every time I listen to music since I was born... Anyway I'm out of time now but I enjoyed reading your page. You can e-mail me if you want. Good Bye. 
-Diego, Dsginez[{name is at}]aol.com;Standard=Yes1 - music could exist and be indescribably better than anyone has made or heard so far and it would be incredible to hear|Taste=Sort of - only certain aspects in music can anyone claim to have better or worse taste|Universal=No - the quality of a piece of music is subjective and each opinion is equally as valid|Soul=Hmmmm - 'on the fly' calculation of the music is probably only performed in the brain - I'm not too sure about a soul|Reconsider=Not applicable - as I already believe in Universal Aesthetics|Perfect=Yes - a perfect tune really exists and is waiting to be discovered|Formula=Well yes - but maths and science will probably never be able to come close to explaining the best music|Art=Yes - even if no-one knows for sure, all pictures have a 'rating'|Article=Fascinating|God=Possibly, but I doubt it|;;;
24.218.18.121;2007-11-17 05:37;read Eugene Narmour's The Analysis and Cognition of Melodic complexity, and also read Fred lerdahl's A generative theory of tonal music;Standard=Yes3 - a bit - there could certainly be room for improvement for the even the best tunes|Taste=Yes - some people have better or worse taste in music than others|Universal=Yes - even if no-one knows for sure how good any tune is - it still has a 'rating'|Soul=No - everything is limited only to electromagnetic activity inside the brain - There's definitely no such thing as a transcendental 'soul'|Reconsider=Not applicable - as I already believe in Universal Aesthetics|Perfect=Yes - a perfect tune really exists and is waiting to be discovered|Formula=Sort of - certain aspects in music could be reductionable - but not all|Art=Yes - even if no-one knows for sure, all pictures have a 'rating'|Article=Utterly absorbing|God=Most likely not|;;;
24.218.18.121;2007-11-17 05:58;symons.james[{name is at}]gmail.com 
 
Hello there,  
 
I liked your site. I'm actually studying music cognition and music theory. And I've mapped out a bunch of motivic structures and phrase and form structures that occur over and over again in the most popular music... I also found out that what most people consider perfect melodies contain an Urlinie when you perform a schenkerian reduction. Also, "perfect songs" all seem to play with our cognitive expectation systems in similar ways. 
Also, earmarks (stereotypical indicators of structural changes , such as a drum fill used to delineate a section) as well as changes in texture and volume add a great deal to the affective response to music.  
Finally, musical harmony follows a pathway through tonal pitch space generally going from repose to tension to repose again. The pathways are limited and only certain ones are viable.  They are limited by the way the brain maps tonality.  
I can give you way more info if you'd like! I'm glad your asking such necessary questions.  
 
James 
 
PS- i disagree with your use of the word mathematical. I tend to believe that while we are perceiving structure and order, this is contingent on our psychologies and the way that we order things in our minds, and not a result of some perfect mathematical structure. But I could be wrong!;;;;
71.187.39.71;2007-11-27 22:54;no-comments;Standard=Yes1 - music could exist and be indescribably better than anyone has made or heard so far and it would be incredible to hear|Taste=Yes - some people have better or worse taste in music than others|Universal=Yes - even if no-one knows for sure how good any tune is - it still has a 'rating'|Soul=Hmmmm - 'on the fly' calculation of the music is probably only performed in the brain - I'm not too sure about a soul|Reconsider=Yes - I now think there's a very good chance it might be true|Perfect=No - there are an infinite number of 'perfect' tunes|Formula=Sort of - certain aspects in music could be reductionable - but not all|Art=Sort of - maybe some if not all aspects of pictures are 'ratable'|Article=Fascinating|God=Definitely|;;;
68.43.197.84;2007-11-29 07:52;no-comments;God=Most likely not|;;;
70.255.1.10;2007-12-06 18:47;no-comments;Standard=Irrelevant - as all tunes are ultimately as good as each other since I believe in the relative aesthetic theory|Taste=No - everyone's opinion on music is equally valid as everyone else's|Universal=No - the quality of a piece of music is subjective and each opinion is equally as valid|Soul=Yes - all or most musical enjoyment is derived once the music reaches the soul - The ear and brain only mostly act as a transmitter|Reconsider=No - I still think the Relative or Subjective Aesthetics view to be true|Perfect=No2 - and this question is irrelevant as I only believe in subjective aesthetics|Art=Yes - even if no-one knows for sure, all pictures have a 'rating'|Article=A bit boring|God=Most likely|;;;
207.235.169.101;2007-12-07 20:26;no-comments;Soul=I haven't the foggiest|Reconsider=Yes - I now think there's a very good chance it might be true|Perfect=No - there are an infinite number of 'perfect' tunes|Formula=Yes - a very complex undiscovered math formula could explain the best music|Art=Yes - even if no-one knows for sure, all pictures have a 'rating'|Article=Fascinating|God=Definitely|;;;
85.108.8.178;2007-12-08 17:40;no-comments;Standard=Irrelevant - as all tunes are ultimately as good as each other since I believe in the relative aesthetic theory|Taste=Yes - some people have better or worse taste in music than others|Universal=Yes - even if no-one knows for sure how good any tune is - it still has a 'rating'|Soul=Yes - all or most musical enjoyment is derived once the music reaches the soul - The ear and brain only mostly act as a transmitter|Reconsider=Sort of - I certainly see some valid points you have made that supports Universal Aesthetics|Perfect=Yes - a perfect tune really exists and is waiting to be discovered|Formula=Sort of - certain aspects in music could be reductionable - but not all|Art=Yes - even if no-one knows for sure, all pictures have a 'rating'|Article=A bit boring|God=Definitely|;;;
81.76.40.235;2008-01-01 01:21;no-comments;Standard=Nah - all the best music has already been thought up or is at least close|Taste=Yes - some people have better or worse taste in music than others|Universal=Sort of - maybe some if not all aspects of music are 'ratable'|Soul=No - everything is limited only to electromagnetic activity inside the brain - I somewhat doubt a 'soul' really exists|Reconsider=Sort of - I certainly see some valid points you have made that supports Universal Aesthetics|Perfect=No - there are an infinite number of 'perfect' tunes|Formula=No - math formulas and science could not explain music|Art=Sort of - maybe some if not all aspects of pictures are 'ratable'|Article=Fairly interesting|God=Possibly, but I doubt it|;;;
71.127.131.178;2008-01-03 02:14;no-comments;Standard=Irrelevant - as all tunes are ultimately as good as each other since I believe in the relative aesthetic theory|Taste=Yes - some people have better or worse taste in music than others|Universal=Sort of - maybe some if not all aspects of music are 'ratable'|Soul=Hmmmm - 'on the fly' calculation of the music is probably only performed in the brain - I'm not too sure about a soul|Reconsider=No - I still think the Relative or Subjective Aesthetics view to be true|Perfect=No2 - and this question is irrelevant as I only believe in subjective aesthetics|Formula=Yes2 - but since I believe in Subjective Aesthetics, any possible formula would need to different for every person|Art=No - the quality of a picture is subjective and each opinion is equally as valid|Article=Fascinating|God=Most likely not|;;;
70.48.166.158;2008-01-09 00:44;no-comments;Standard=Yes3 - a bit - there could certainly be room for improvement for the even the best tunes|Taste=Yes - some people have better or worse taste in music than others|Universal=No - the quality of a piece of music is subjective and each opinion is equally as valid|Soul=Yes - all or most musical enjoyment is derived once the music reaches the soul - The ear and brain only mostly act as a transmitter|Reconsider=Yes - I now think there's a very good chance it might be true|Perfect=Yes - a perfect tune really exists and is waiting to be discovered|Formula=Yes - a very complex undiscovered math formula could explain the best music|Art=Yes - even if no-one knows for sure, all pictures have a 'rating'|Article=Utterly absorbing|God=Definitely|;;;
99.228.189.28;2008-01-19 09:10;no-comments;Standard=Yes3 - a bit - there could certainly be room for improvement for the even the best tunes|Taste=No - everyone's opinion on music is equally valid as everyone else's|Soul=Kind of - the brain interprets the sound and translates a new signal to be sent to the soul|Perfect=No2 - and this question is irrelevant as I only believe in subjective aesthetics|Formula=Sort of - certain aspects in music could be reductionable - but not all|Art=No - the quality of a picture is subjective and each opinion is equally as valid|Article=Fascinating|God=Most likely|;;;
69.138.166.164;2008-01-22 16:35;There has never been a "perfect" tune and never will be. I guess quality/rating would exist on a function curve. You can get pretty close to an axis, but you can never reach it. If you like how it sounds, it's "perfect" enough...;Standard=Yes3 - a bit - there could certainly be room for improvement for the even the best tunes|Taste=No - everyone's opinion on music is equally valid as everyone else's|Universal=Yes - even if no-one knows for sure how good any tune is - it still has a 'rating'|Soul=No - everything is limited only to electromagnetic activity inside the brain - There's definitely no such thing as a transcendental 'soul'|Reconsider=Not applicable - as I already believe in Universal Aesthetics|Perfect=No - there are an infinite number of 'perfect' tunes|Formula=Yes2 - but since I believe in Subjective Aesthetics, any possible formula would need to different for every person|Art=Yes - even if no-one knows for sure, all pictures have a 'rating'|Article=Who cares about aesthetics anyway|God=Definitely|;;;
24.5.4.233;2008-01-26 05:58;no-comments;Standard=Irrelevant - as all tunes are ultimately as good as each other since I believe in the relative aesthetic theory|Taste=Yes - some people have better or worse taste in music than others|Universal=Yes - even if no-one knows for sure how good any tune is - it still has a 'rating'|Soul=Kind of - the brain interprets the sound and translates a new signal to be sent to the soul|Reconsider=Not applicable - as I already believe in Universal Aesthetics|Perfect=No - there are an infinite number of 'perfect' tunes|Formula=Well yes - but maths and science will probably never be able to come close to explaining the best music|Art=Yes - even if no-one knows for sure, all pictures have a 'rating'|Article=Fascinating|God=Definitely|;;;
99.231.114.219;2008-01-27 00:53;no-comments;Standard=Yes3 - a bit - there could certainly be room for improvement for the even the best tunes|Taste=Sort of - only certain aspects in music can anyone claim to have better or worse taste|Universal=Yes - even if no-one knows for sure how good any tune is - it still has a 'rating'|Soul=Yes - all or most musical enjoyment is derived once the music reaches the soul - The ear and brain only mostly act as a transmitter|Reconsider=Not applicable - as I already believe in Universal Aesthetics|Perfect=No - there are an infinite number of 'perfect' tunes|Formula=Sort of - certain aspects in music could be reductionable - but not all|Art=Yes - even if no-one knows for sure, all pictures have a 'rating'|Article=A bit boring|God=Most likely|;;;
24.78.174.59;2008-01-27 22:58;no-comments;Standard=Yes1 - music could exist and be indescribably better than anyone has made or heard so far and it would be incredible to hear|Taste=Yes - some people have better or worse taste in music than others|Universal=Sort of - maybe some if not all aspects of music are 'ratable'|Soul=Yes - all or most musical enjoyment is derived once the music reaches the soul - The ear and brain only mostly act as a transmitter|Reconsider=Sort of - I certainly see some valid points you have made that supports Universal Aesthetics|Perfect=Yes - a perfect tune really exists and is waiting to be discovered|Formula=No - math formulas and science could not explain music|Art=No - the quality of a picture is subjective and each opinion is equally as valid|Article=Fascinating|God=Definitely|;;;
85.207.28.1;2008-02-01 00:05;czafa;Standard=Yes3 - a bit - there could certainly be room for improvement for the even the best tunes|Taste=Yes - some people have better or worse taste in music than others|Universal=No - the quality of a piece of music is subjective and each opinion is equally as valid|Soul=Hmmmm - 'on the fly' calculation of the music is probably only performed in the brain - I'm not too sure about a soul|Reconsider=No - I still think the Relative or Subjective Aesthetics view to be true|Perfect=No - there are an infinite number of 'perfect' tunes|Formula=No2 - since I believe in Subjective Aesthetics, and I don't think this is compatible|Art=No - the quality of a picture is subjective and each opinion is equally as valid|Article=Fairly interesting|God=Most likely not|;;;
194.80.32.8;2008-02-01 16:33;no-comments;Standard=Yes3 - a bit - there could certainly be room for improvement for the even the best tunes|Taste=Yes - some people have better or worse taste in music than others|Universal=Sort of - maybe some if not all aspects of music are 'ratable'|Soul=No - everything is limited only to electromagnetic activity inside the brain - There's definitely no such thing as a transcendental 'soul'|Reconsider=Sort of - I certainly see some valid points you have made that supports Universal Aesthetics|Perfect=No2 - and this question is irrelevant as I only believe in subjective aesthetics|Formula=Sort of - certain aspects in music could be reductionable - but not all|Art=Sort of - maybe some if not all aspects of pictures are 'ratable'|Article=Fairly interesting|God=Most likely not|;;;
207.200.116.5;2008-02-02 01:35;no-comments;Standard=Yes2 - there's a lot of room for improvement for even the best tunes ever composed|Taste=No - everyone's opinion on music is equally valid as everyone else's|Universal=Yes - even if no-one knows for sure how good any tune is - it still has a 'rating'|;;;
207.200.116.5;2008-02-02 01:45;So if we did deside to make a formula for the best peace of music would anyone realy want to takethe time to figure itout??? i mean you did say it would take a mallenium to prosses then have to actually listen to it and what if it wasnt even close to being the best wat if its just another song nuthing really all that great but simple???  Betsyweasel12[{name is at}]aol.com NAme Sid;Standard=Yes2 - there's a lot of room for improvement for even the best tunes ever composed|Taste=No - everyone's opinion on music is equally valid as everyone else's|Universal=Yes - even if no-one knows for sure how good any tune is - it still has a 'rating'|Soul=Kind of - the brain interprets the sound and translates a new signal to be sent to the soul|Reconsider=Sort of - I certainly see some valid points you have made that supports Universal Aesthetics|Perfect=Sort of - maybe a finite number of equally perfect tunes exist|Formula=Sort of - certain aspects in music could be reductionable - but not all|Art=Yes - even if no-one knows for sure, all pictures have a 'rating'|Article=Fairly interesting|God=Possibly, but I doubt it|;;;
207.200.116.5;2008-02-02 01:59;So if we did deside to make a formula for the best peace of music would anyone realy want to takethe time to figure itout??? i mean you did say it would take a mallenium to prosses then have to actually listen to it and what if it wasnt even close to being the best wat if its just another song nuthing really all that great but simple???  Betsyweasel12[{name is at}]aol.com NAme Sid;Standard=Yes2 - there's a lot of room for improvement for even the best tunes ever composed|Taste=No - everyone's opinion on music is equally valid as everyone else's|Universal=Yes - even if no-one knows for sure how good any tune is - it still has a 'rating'|Soul=Kind of - the brain interprets the sound and translates a new signal to be sent to the soul|Reconsider=Sort of - I certainly see some valid points you have made that supports Universal Aesthetics|Perfect=Sort of - maybe a finite number of equally perfect tunes exist|Formula=Sort of - certain aspects in music could be reductionable - but not all|Art=Yes - even if no-one knows for sure, all pictures have a 'rating'|Article=Fairly interesting|God=Possibly, but I doubt it|;;;
83.183.218.155;2008-02-07 13:13;no-comments;Standard=Yes2 - there's a lot of room for improvement for even the best tunes ever composed|Taste=Yes - some people have better or worse taste in music than others|Universal=Yes - even if no-one knows for sure how good any tune is - it still has a 'rating'|Soul=Hmmmm - 'on the fly' calculation of the music is probably only performed in the brain - I'm not too sure about a soul|Reconsider=Not applicable - as I already believe in Universal Aesthetics|Perfect=Sort of - maybe a finite number of equally perfect tunes exist|Formula=Well yes - but maths and science will probably never be able to come close to explaining the best music|Art=Sort of - maybe some if not all aspects of pictures are 'ratable'|Article=Fairly interesting|God=Possibly|;;;
72.207.46.16;2008-02-08 04:35;no-comments;Standard=Yes3 - a bit - there could certainly be room for improvement for the even the best tunes|Taste=Sort of - only certain aspects in music can anyone claim to have better or worse taste|Universal=Sort of - maybe some if not all aspects of music are 'ratable'|Soul=No - everything is limited only to electromagnetic activity inside the brain - There's definitely no such thing as a transcendental 'soul'|Reconsider=No - I still think the Relative or Subjective Aesthetics view to be true|Perfect=No - there are an infinite number of 'perfect' tunes|Formula=Well yes - but maths and science will probably never be able to come close to explaining the best music|Art=Sort of - maybe some if not all aspects of pictures are 'ratable'|Article=Fairly interesting|God=Definitely not|;;;
86.138.207.206;2008-02-24 13:41;no-comments;Standard=Yes1 - music could exist and be indescribably better than anyone has made or heard so far and it would be incredible to hear|Taste=Yes - some people have better or worse taste in music than others|Universal=No - the quality of a piece of music is subjective and each opinion is equally as valid|Soul=No - everything is limited only to electromagnetic activity inside the brain - There's definitely no such thing as a transcendental 'soul'|Reconsider=Sort of - I certainly see some valid points you have made that supports Universal Aesthetics|Perfect=Sort of - maybe a finite number of equally perfect tunes exist|Formula=Yes - a very complex undiscovered math formula could explain the best music|Art=No - the quality of a picture is subjective and each opinion is equally as valid|Article=Fascinating|God=Possibly|;;;
84.194.179.227;2008-02-28 12:47;You need to define "God". Is it the christian god? The biblical god? The creator? The sentient? ;Standard=Yes2 - there's a lot of room for improvement for even the best tunes ever composed|Taste=Yes - some people have better or worse taste in music than others|Universal=Yes - even if no-one knows for sure how good any tune is - it still has a 'rating'|Soul=No - everything is limited only to electromagnetic activity inside the brain - I somewhat doubt a 'soul' really exists|Reconsider=Not applicable - as I already believe in Universal Aesthetics|Perfect=No - there are an infinite number of 'perfect' tunes|Formula=Yes - a very complex undiscovered math formula could explain the best music|Art=Yes - even if no-one knows for sure, all pictures have a 'rating'|Article=Fairly interesting|;;;
75.164.113.203;2008-03-05 04:05;Developing a personal aesthetic involves the determination of eternals such as truth, beauty, and good.  Thanks to Benedetto Croce & Emanuel Swedenborg. Robert 
tranestepper2[{name is at}]AMSN.COM;Standard=Yes3 - a bit - there could certainly be room for improvement for the even the best tunes|Taste=Yes - some people have better or worse taste in music than others|Universal=Sort of - maybe some if not all aspects of music are 'ratable'|Soul=Yes - all or most musical enjoyment is derived once the music reaches the soul - The ear and brain only mostly act as a transmitter|Reconsider=Yes - I now think there's a very good chance it might be true|Perfect=Sort of - maybe a finite number of equally perfect tunes exist|Formula=Sort of - certain aspects in music could be reductionable - but not all|Art=Yes - even if no-one knows for sure, all pictures have a 'rating'|Article=Utterly absorbing|God=Definitely|;;;
75.111.59.121;2008-03-07 00:17;no-comments;Standard=Yes1 - music could exist and be indescribably better than anyone has made or heard so far and it would be incredible to hear|Taste=No - everyone's opinion on music is equally valid as everyone else's|Universal=Sort of - maybe some if not all aspects of music are 'ratable'|Soul=Yes - all or most musical enjoyment is derived once the music reaches the soul - The ear and brain only mostly act as a transmitter|Reconsider=Sort of - I certainly see some valid points you have made that supports Universal Aesthetics|Perfect=No - there are an infinite number of 'perfect' tunes|Formula=No - math formulas and science could not explain music|Art=No - the quality of a picture is subjective and each opinion is equally as valid|Article=Fairly interesting|God=Definitely|;;;
75.26.43.57;2008-03-08 21:30;no-comments;Standard=Yes1 - music could exist and be indescribably better than anyone has made or heard so far and it would be incredible to hear|Taste=Yes - some people have better or worse taste in music than others|Perfect=Yes - a perfect tune really exists and is waiting to be discovered|God=Possibly, but I doubt it|;;;
86.165.103.2;2008-03-21 21:09;no-comments;Standard=Yes1 - music could exist and be indescribably better than anyone has made or heard so far and it would be incredible to hear|Taste=Yes - some people have better or worse taste in music than others|Universal=Yes - even if no-one knows for sure how good any tune is - it still has a 'rating'|Soul=Yes - all or most musical enjoyment is derived once the music reaches the soul - The ear and brain only mostly act as a transmitter|Reconsider=Not applicable - as I already believe in Universal Aesthetics|Perfect=Yes - a perfect tune really exists and is waiting to be discovered|Formula=Yes - a very complex undiscovered math formula could explain the best music|Art=Yes - even if no-one knows for sure, all pictures have a 'rating'|Article=Fascinating|God=Definitely|;;;
216.166.159.204;2008-04-03 18:31;no-comments;Standard=Irrelevant - as all tunes are ultimately as good as each other since I believe in the relative aesthetic theory|Taste=Sort of - only certain aspects in music can anyone claim to have better or worse taste|Universal=No - the quality of a piece of music is subjective and each opinion is equally as valid|Soul=Yes - all or most musical enjoyment is derived once the music reaches the soul - The ear and brain only mostly act as a transmitter|Reconsider=I didn't really consider it before2 - but your article makes sense and I therefore believe in Universal Aesthetics|Perfect=No - there are an infinite number of 'perfect' tunes|Formula=Well yes - but maths and science will probably never be able to come close to explaining the best music|Art=Yes - even if no-one knows for sure, all pictures have a 'rating'|Article=Fascinating|God=Definitely|;;;
78.151.209.83;2008-04-05 13:23;Great article! 
Fascinating read;Standard=Yes2 - there's a lot of room for improvement for even the best tunes ever composed|Taste=Sort of - only certain aspects in music can anyone claim to have better or worse taste|Universal=Yes - even if no-one knows for sure how good any tune is - it still has a 'rating'|Soul=Yes - all or most musical enjoyment is derived once the music reaches the soul - The ear and brain only mostly act as a transmitter|Reconsider=Yes - I now think there's a very good chance it might be true|Perfect=Sort of - maybe a finite number of equally perfect tunes exist|Formula=Yes2 - but since I believe in Subjective Aesthetics, any possible formula would need to different for every person|Art=Sort of - maybe some if not all aspects of pictures are 'ratable'|Article=Utterly absorbing|God=Definitely not|;;;
90.184.137.235;2008-04-06 19:05;Hmm "a perfect piece of music"...  is that a piece that everyone will like? Even the ones with poor taste in music? 
 
Isn't our taste composed of both the universal aesthetics and our local/cultural/subjective aesthetics? 
Hence making the one universal perfect tune impossible? 
 
- Lasse;Standard=Irrelevant - as all tunes are ultimately as good as each other since I believe in the relative aesthetic theory|Taste=Yes - some people have better or worse taste in music than others|Universal=Yes - even if no-one knows for sure how good any tune is - it still has a 'rating'|Soul=No - everything is limited only to electromagnetic activity inside the brain - There's definitely no such thing as a transcendental 'soul'|Reconsider=Not applicable - as I already believe in Universal Aesthetics|Perfect=No - there are an infinite number of 'perfect' tunes|Formula=Yes - a very complex undiscovered math formula could explain the best music|Art=Yes - even if no-one knows for sure, all pictures have a 'rating'|Article=Fairly interesting|God=Definitely not|;;;
90.184.137.235;2008-04-06 19:08;Haha  
Only 24% believe there's no god! Haha so only 24% believes in science! lol that makes this poll totally useless...  ;Standard=Irrelevant - as all tunes are ultimately as good as each other since I believe in the relative aesthetic theory|Taste=Yes - some people have better or worse taste in music than others|Universal=Yes - even if no-one knows for sure how good any tune is - it still has a 'rating'|Soul=No - everything is limited only to electromagnetic activity inside the brain - There's definitely no such thing as a transcendental 'soul'|Reconsider=Not applicable - as I already believe in Universal Aesthetics|Perfect=No - there are an infinite number of 'perfect' tunes|Formula=Yes - a very complex undiscovered math formula could explain the best music|Art=Yes - even if no-one knows for sure, all pictures have a 'rating'|Article=Fairly interesting|God=Definitely not|;;;
69.249.154.26;2008-04-08 13:09;This is an interesting topic, because I've wondered this for myself for years, and it doesn't just apply to music.  It can be applied to virtually any type of craft or skill.  Take bodybuilding for example.  You can be totally geared for function, like Bruce Lee, and be incredibly light, or if you wanted maximum strength you would bulk up your muscles.  Its certain that people would argue over what would be best, based on their ideals and preferences.  But all of the qualities such as strength, speed, flexibility, can be measured and interpreted in some way. 
 
So in regards to music, its essentially sound that your brain is interpreting as human voices of emotion, so there definitely can be meaningful measurements of it.  But the varying qualities and combinations of it, as well as people's emotional tendencies and preferences (and the different shapes of people's ears, slightly altering their perception), there would be an infinite amount of possibilities.  I don't think there could be something truly 'perfect' since it still calls for interpretation which is skewed by people's subjective realities.  I think using the term perfect is still useful, for calling something the best you've ever heard thus far. 
 
I like to toy with the idea that any aliens or insects..or most other species would find our music terrible to listen to, or would just be indifferent to it, since they aren't geared to respond to it. 
 
IF I struck a chord with you (pun possibly intended), feel free to email or IM.  n64mario at hotmail dot com, or AIM: SatoshiLyish;Standard=Yes1 - music could exist and be indescribably better than anyone has made or heard so far and it would be incredible to hear|Taste=Yes - some people have better or worse taste in music than others|Universal=Sort of - maybe some if not all aspects of music are 'ratable'|Soul=I haven't the foggiest|Reconsider=Sort of - I certainly see some valid points you have made that supports Universal Aesthetics|Perfect=Sort of - maybe a finite number of equally perfect tunes exist|Formula=Well yes - but maths and science will probably never be able to come close to explaining the best music|Art=Sort of - maybe some if not all aspects of pictures are 'ratable'|Article=Fascinating|God=Possibly, but I doubt it|;;;
71.246.92.185;2008-04-19 20:11;no-comments;Standard=Yes1 - music could exist and be indescribably better than anyone has made or heard so far and it would be incredible to hear|Taste=Sort of - only certain aspects in music can anyone claim to have better or worse taste|Universal=Sort of - maybe some if not all aspects of music are 'ratable'|Soul=Yes - all or most musical enjoyment is derived once the music reaches the soul - The ear and brain only mostly act as a transmitter|Reconsider=I didn't really consider it before - but I don't really agree and I therefore believe in Relative Aesthetics|Perfect=No - there are an infinite number of 'perfect' tunes|Formula=No - math formulas and science could not explain music|Art=I don't know precisely what you mean|Article=Who cares about aesthetics anyway|God=Definitely|;;;
216.74.211.174;2008-04-19 23:17;no-comments;Standard=Yes1 - music could exist and be indescribably better than anyone has made or heard so far and it would be incredible to hear|Taste=Yes - some people have better or worse taste in music than others|Universal=Yes - even if no-one knows for sure how good any tune is - it still has a 'rating'|Soul=Kind of - the brain interprets the sound and translates a new signal to be sent to the soul|Reconsider=Not applicable - as I already believe in Universal Aesthetics|Perfect=No - there are an infinite number of 'perfect' tunes|Formula=Sort of - certain aspects in music could be reductionable - but not all|Art=Yes - even if no-one knows for sure, all pictures have a 'rating'|Article=Fascinating|God=Definitely|;;;
213.40.114.86;2008-04-26 09:52;no-comments;Standard=Yes3 - a bit - there could certainly be room for improvement for the even the best tunes|Taste=Sort of - only certain aspects in music can anyone claim to have better or worse taste|Universal=No - the quality of a piece of music is subjective and each opinion is equally as valid|Soul=No - everything is limited only to electromagnetic activity inside the brain - I somewhat doubt a 'soul' really exists|Reconsider=Sort of - I certainly see some valid points you have made that supports Universal Aesthetics|Perfect=No - there are an infinite number of 'perfect' tunes|Formula=No - math formulas and science could not explain music|Art=No - the quality of a picture is subjective and each opinion is equally as valid|Article=Fairly interesting|God=Most likely not|;;;
83.168.65.74;2008-04-27 21:40;no-comments;Standard=Irrelevant - as all tunes are ultimately as good as each other since I believe in the relative aesthetic theory|Taste=Yes - some people have better or worse taste in music than others|Universal=Sort of - maybe some if not all aspects of music are 'ratable'|Soul=No - everything is limited only to electromagnetic activity inside the brain - There's definitely no such thing as a transcendental 'soul'|Reconsider=Sort of - I certainly see some valid points you have made that supports Universal Aesthetics|Perfect=Sort of - maybe a finite number of equally perfect tunes exist|Formula=Yes2 - but since I believe in Subjective Aesthetics, any possible formula would need to different for every person|Art=No - the quality of a picture is subjective and each opinion is equally as valid|Article=Fascinating|God=Possibly, but I doubt it|;;;
204.43.192.70;2008-05-07 21:38;no-comments;Standard=Yes3 - a bit - there could certainly be room for improvement for the even the best tunes|Taste=Yes - some people have better or worse taste in music than others|Universal=Yes - even if no-one knows for sure how good any tune is - it still has a 'rating'|Soul=Kind of - the brain interprets the sound and translates a new signal to be sent to the soul|Reconsider=Yes - I now think there's a very good chance it might be true|Perfect=No - there are an infinite number of 'perfect' tunes|Formula=Well yes - but maths and science will probably never be able to come close to explaining the best music|Art=Yes - even if no-one knows for sure, all pictures have a 'rating'|Article=Utterly absorbing|God=Definitely|;;;
134.225.175.184;2008-05-21 17:31;no-comments;Standard=Irrelevant - as all tunes are ultimately as good as each other since I believe in the relative aesthetic theory|Taste=Sort of - only certain aspects in music can anyone claim to have better or worse taste|Universal=Sort of - maybe some if not all aspects of music are 'ratable'|Soul=No - everything is limited only to electromagnetic activity inside the brain - I somewhat doubt a 'soul' really exists|Reconsider=No - I still think the Relative or Subjective Aesthetics view to be true|Perfect=No - there are an infinite number of 'perfect' tunes|Formula=No - math formulas and science could not explain music|Art=Sort of - maybe some if not all aspects of pictures are 'ratable'|Article=Fairly interesting|God=Most likely not|;;;
89.146.146.205;2008-06-12 11:57;no-comments;Standard=Yes1 - music could exist and be indescribably better than anyone has made or heard so far and it would be incredible to hear|Taste=Sort of - only certain aspects in music can anyone claim to have better or worse taste|Universal=Yes - even if no-one knows for sure how good any tune is - it still has a 'rating'|Soul=Yes - all or most musical enjoyment is derived once the music reaches the soul - The ear and brain only mostly act as a transmitter|Reconsider=Not applicable - as I already believe in Universal Aesthetics|Perfect=No - there are an infinite number of 'perfect' tunes|Formula=Sort of - certain aspects in music could be reductionable - but not all|Art=Yes - even if no-one knows for sure, all pictures have a 'rating'|Article=Fairly interesting|God=Most likely|;;;
69.28.113.127;2008-06-20 22:29;no-comments;Standard=Yes3 - a bit - there could certainly be room for improvement for the even the best tunes|Taste=Yes - some people have better or worse taste in music than others|Universal=Yes - even if no-one knows for sure how good any tune is - it still has a 'rating'|Soul=Kind of - the brain interprets the sound and translates a new signal to be sent to the soul|Reconsider=Not applicable - as I already believe in Universal Aesthetics|Perfect=Yes - a perfect tune really exists and is waiting to be discovered|Formula=Sort of - certain aspects in music could be reductionable - but not all|Art=Yes - even if no-one knows for sure, all pictures have a 'rating'|Article=Fascinating|God=Definitely|;;;
75.82.24.13;2008-06-21 03:32;if you know what music represents. there is perfect music for everyone. have you ever heard a funky tune(timing/pitch). the perfect music in relation to one could be described as being most efficient to bringing understanding or positive vibes. now the understanding brought forth will be parabolic, although the actual enjoyment i theorize as being in a straight line. ;Standard=Nah - all the best music has already been thought up or is at least close|Taste=Yes - some people have better or worse taste in music than others|Universal=No - the quality of a piece of music is subjective and each opinion is equally as valid|Soul=Yes - all or most musical enjoyment is derived once the music reaches the soul - The ear and brain only mostly act as a transmitter|Reconsider=Not applicable - as I already believe in Universal Aesthetics|Perfect=No - there are an infinite number of 'perfect' tunes|Formula=Yes - a very complex undiscovered math formula could explain the best music|Art=No - the quality of a picture is subjective and each opinion is equally as valid|Article=Fascinating|God=Definitely|;;;
201.196.83.118;2008-06-23 05:16;no-comments;Standard=Yes3 - a bit - there could certainly be room for improvement for the even the best tunes|Taste=Yes - some people have better or worse taste in music than others|Universal=Sort of - maybe some if not all aspects of music are 'ratable'|Soul=Hmmmm - 'on the fly' calculation of the music is probably only performed in the brain - I'm not too sure about a soul|Reconsider=Yes - I now think there's a very good chance it might be true|Perfect=No - there are an infinite number of 'perfect' tunes|Formula=Sort of - certain aspects in music could be reductionable - but not all|Art=Sort of - maybe some if not all aspects of pictures are 'ratable'|Article=Fascinating|God=Possibly, but I doubt it|;;;
82.32.8.112;2008-07-19 10:16;This is not meant as a personal insult, but your entire reasoning throughout this article is COMPLETELY flawed. Consider that your supposed mathematical theory is made in the future and somebody makes the perfect song. Does this mean EVERYONE will like it? What if I don't really like it. I refuse to believe that there is a "better" type of music.  
 
What is better out of heavy metal and ambient electronica, I'd love you to explain that in terms of different types of fruit, or by saying "this song is loud so it gets 3 points, and this song is fast so it gets four". 
 
To quote from your own section "what makes good music"... 
 
"generally the best music will be 'more or less' tonal in my opinion."  
 
What about someone elses opinion. You can't HAVE an opinion if there is a universal aesthetic.  
 
"Lots of cool and unusual sound FX and synthesizer sounds :)" 
 
What are you? 12? 
 
I know for a fact that I like a lot of musical works that do not contain any of the factors you have stated above. This in itself is proof that you are wrong.  
 
I'm not trying to be rude or insulting but just feel you have completely missed the point, having listened to some of the music on this site I think that your sphere of experience when it comes to music may be limiting your appreciation somewhat.  
 
I'd be happy to talk further on this topic, my email address is jones9145[{name is at}]googlemail.com;Standard=Irrelevant - as all tunes are ultimately as good as each other since I believe in the relative aesthetic theory|Taste=No - everyone's opinion on music is equally valid as everyone else's|Universal=No - the quality of a piece of music is subjective and each opinion is equally as valid|Soul=No - everything is limited only to electromagnetic activity inside the brain - I somewhat doubt a 'soul' really exists|Reconsider=No - I still think the Relative or Subjective Aesthetics view to be true|Perfect=No2 - and this question is irrelevant as I only believe in subjective aesthetics|Formula=No2 - since I believe in Subjective Aesthetics, and I don't think this is compatible|Art=No - the quality of a picture is subjective and each opinion is equally as valid|Article=Fairly interesting|God=Most likely not|;;;
82.123.125.247;2008-07-26 11:19;Nicholas Johnson 
johnson.nicholas[{name is at}]wanadoo.fr 
Harold Haynes compiled a guide for choosing chamber music.Each movement has a score for quality.I have  never heard serious objections from musicians I play with.;Standard=Nah - all the best music has already been thought up or is at least close|Taste=Yes - some people have better or worse taste in music than others|Universal=Sort of - maybe some if not all aspects of music are 'ratable'|Soul=Kind of - the brain interprets the sound and translates a new signal to be sent to the soul|Reconsider=Not applicable - as I already believe in Universal Aesthetics|Perfect=Sort of - maybe a finite number of equally perfect tunes exist|Formula=Sort of - certain aspects in music could be reductionable - but not all|Art=Yes - even if no-one knows for sure, all pictures have a 'rating'|Article=Fairly interesting|God=Possibly|;;;
82.123.125.247;2008-07-26 11:26;Nicholas Johnson 
johnson.nicholas[{name is at}]wanadoo.fr 
Harold Haynes compiled a guide for choosing chamber music.Each movement has a score for quality.I have  never heard serious objections from musicians I play with.;Standard=Nah - all the best music has already been thought up or is at least close|Taste=Yes - some people have better or worse taste in music than others|Universal=Sort of - maybe some if not all aspects of music are 'ratable'|Soul=Kind of - the brain interprets the sound and translates a new signal to be sent to the soul|Reconsider=Not applicable - as I already believe in Universal Aesthetics|Perfect=Sort of - maybe a finite number of equally perfect tunes exist|Formula=Sort of - certain aspects in music could be reductionable - but not all|Art=Yes - even if no-one knows for sure, all pictures have a 'rating'|Article=Fairly interesting|God=Possibly|;;;
65.33.70.143;2008-07-30 03:04;no-comments;Standard=Yes3 - a bit - there could certainly be room for improvement for the even the best tunes|Taste=Yes - some people have better or worse taste in music than others|Universal=Sort of - maybe some if not all aspects of music are 'ratable'|Soul=Yes - all or most musical enjoyment is derived once the music reaches the soul - The ear and brain only mostly act as a transmitter|Reconsider=Not applicable - as I already believe in Universal Aesthetics|Perfect=Sort of - maybe a finite number of equally perfect tunes exist|Formula=Yes - a very complex undiscovered math formula could explain the best music|Art=Yes - even if no-one knows for sure, all pictures have a 'rating'|Article=Fascinating|God=Definitely|;;;
200.107.50.249;2008-08-26 13:30;no-comments;Standard=Yes1 - music could exist and be indescribably better than anyone has made or heard so far and it would be incredible to hear|Taste=No - everyone's opinion on music is equally valid as everyone else's|Universal=No - the quality of a piece of music is subjective and each opinion is equally as valid|Soul=Yes - all or most musical enjoyment is derived once the music reaches the soul - The ear and brain only mostly act as a transmitter|Reconsider=Sort of - I certainly see some valid points you have made that supports Universal Aesthetics|Perfect=No - there are an infinite number of 'perfect' tunes|Formula=Well yes - but maths and science will probably never be able to come close to explaining the best music|Art=Yes - even if no-one knows for sure, all pictures have a 'rating'|Article=Fairly interesting|God=Most likely|;;;
125.238.136.143;2008-09-01 11:04;xD;Standard=Yes1 - music could exist and be indescribably better than anyone has made or heard so far and it would be incredible to hear|Taste=No - everyone's opinion on music is equally valid as everyone else's|Universal=Yes - even if no-one knows for sure how good any tune is - it still has a 'rating'|Soul=No - everything is limited only to electromagnetic activity inside the brain - There's definitely no such thing as a transcendental 'soul'|Reconsider=Not applicable - as I already believe in Universal Aesthetics|Perfect=Sort of - maybe a finite number of equally perfect tunes exist|Formula=Yes - a very complex undiscovered math formula could explain the best music|Art=I haven't the foggiest|Article=Fairly interesting|God=Definitely not|;;;
24.17.63.203;2008-09-07 10:33;Dude, you imply that the equally-tempered chromatic scale is musically ideal--but it's just uniformly out of tune. 
 
Further, since I think the purpose of art is to communicate, any sound should hypothetically have its analogue with regard to feelings or idea worth communicating.  If something sounds ear-splittingly dissonant, static and bland, why can't that be a valid way to communicate bland unpleasantness?  Is that not not a big part of existence, and therefore a valid topic for the arts?;Standard=Irrelevant - as all tunes are ultimately as good as each other since I believe in the relative aesthetic theory|Taste=Sort of - only certain aspects in music can anyone claim to have better or worse taste|Universal=No - the quality of a piece of music is subjective and each opinion is equally as valid|Soul=Hmmmm - 'on the fly' calculation of the music is probably only performed in the brain - I'm not too sure about a soul|Reconsider=No - I still think the Relative or Subjective Aesthetics view to be true|Perfect=No2 - and this question is irrelevant as I only believe in subjective aesthetics|Formula=Sort of - certain aspects in music could be reductionable - but not all|Art=Sort of - maybe some if not all aspects of pictures are 'ratable'|Article=Fairly interesting|God=Definitely|;;;
76.28.131.201;2008-09-09 07:26;no-comments;Standard=Yes2 - there's a lot of room for improvement for even the best tunes ever composed|Taste=Yes - some people have better or worse taste in music than others|Universal=No - the quality of a piece of music is subjective and each opinion is equally as valid|Soul=No - everything is limited only to electromagnetic activity inside the brain - I somewhat doubt a 'soul' really exists|Reconsider=No - I still think the Relative or Subjective Aesthetics view to be true|Perfect=No - there are an infinite number of 'perfect' tunes|Formula=Yes2 - but since I believe in Subjective Aesthetics, any possible formula would need to different for every person|Art=I haven't the foggiest|Article=Who cares about aesthetics anyway|God=I haven't the foggiest|;;;
71.192.68.83;2008-09-11 08:37;no-comments;Standard=Irrelevant - as all tunes are ultimately as good as each other since I believe in the relative aesthetic theory|Taste=No - everyone's opinion on music is equally valid as everyone else's|Universal=No - the quality of a piece of music is subjective and each opinion is equally as valid|Soul=Hmmmm - 'on the fly' calculation of the music is probably only performed in the brain - I'm not too sure about a soul|Reconsider=Not applicable - as I already believe in Universal Aesthetics|Perfect=No - there are an infinite number of 'perfect' tunes|Formula=No - math formulas and science could not explain music|Art=No - the quality of a picture is subjective and each opinion is equally as valid|God=Possibly, but I doubt it|;;;
69.239.61.248;2008-09-15 05:20;no-comments;Standard=Yes2 - there's a lot of room for improvement for even the best tunes ever composed|Taste=Yes - some people have better or worse taste in music than others|Universal=Sort of - maybe some if not all aspects of music are 'ratable'|Soul=Yes - all or most musical enjoyment is derived once the music reaches the soul - The ear and brain only mostly act as a transmitter|Reconsider=Sort of - I certainly see some valid points you have made that supports Universal Aesthetics|Perfect=No - there are an infinite number of 'perfect' tunes|Formula=Yes2 - but since I believe in Subjective Aesthetics, any possible formula would need to different for every person|Art=Sort of - maybe some if not all aspects of pictures are 'ratable'|Article=Fairly interesting|God=Definitely|;;;
93.96.90.248;2008-10-18 17:57;no-comments;Standard=Irrelevant - as all tunes are ultimately as good as each other since I believe in the relative aesthetic theory|Taste=Sort of - only certain aspects in music can anyone claim to have better or worse taste|Universal=Sort of - maybe some if not all aspects of music are 'ratable'|Soul=No - everything is limited only to electromagnetic activity inside the brain - I somewhat doubt a 'soul' really exists|Reconsider=No - I still think the Relative or Subjective Aesthetics view to be true|Perfect=No - there are an infinite number of 'perfect' tunes|Formula=Sort of - certain aspects in music could be reductionable - but not all|Art=No - the quality of a picture is subjective and each opinion is equally as valid|Article=Fairly interesting|God=I haven't the foggiest|;;;
75.84.187.239;2008-10-28 07:08;no-comments;Standard=Yes1 - music could exist and be indescribably better than anyone has made or heard so far and it would be incredible to hear|Taste=Yes - some people have better or worse taste in music than others|Universal=I don't know precisely what you mean|Soul=Yes - all or most musical enjoyment is derived once the music reaches the soul - The ear and brain only mostly act as a transmitter|Reconsider=I didn't really consider it before - but I don't really agree and I therefore believe in Relative Aesthetics|Perfect=No2 - and this question is irrelevant as I only believe in subjective aesthetics|Formula=Yes - a very complex undiscovered math formula could explain the best music|Art=Sort of - maybe some if not all aspects of pictures are 'ratable'|Article=Fairly interesting|God=Definitely|;;;
72.148.44.10;2008-11-06 10:59;no-comments;Standard=Yes1 - music could exist and be indescribably better than anyone has made or heard so far and it would be incredible to hear|Taste=Yes - some people have better or worse taste in music than others|Universal=Sort of - maybe some if not all aspects of music are 'ratable'|Soul=Kind of - the brain interprets the sound and translates a new signal to be sent to the soul|Reconsider=Sort of - I certainly see some valid points you have made that supports Universal Aesthetics|Perfect=No - there are an infinite number of 'perfect' tunes|Formula=Sort of - certain aspects in music could be reductionable - but not all|Art=Yes - even if no-one knows for sure, all pictures have a 'rating'|Article=Fairly interesting|God=Possibly|;;;
70.52.59.102;2008-11-15 03:58;no-comments;Standard=Yes2 - there's a lot of room for improvement for even the best tunes ever composed|Taste=Sort of - only certain aspects in music can anyone claim to have better or worse taste|Universal=Sort of - maybe some if not all aspects of music are 'ratable'|Soul=Yes - all or most musical enjoyment is derived once the music reaches the soul - The ear and brain only mostly act as a transmitter|Reconsider=Sort of - I certainly see some valid points you have made that supports Universal Aesthetics|Perfect=Sort of - maybe a finite number of equally perfect tunes exist|Formula=No - math formulas and science could not explain music|Art=No - the quality of a picture is subjective and each opinion is equally as valid|Article=Fairly interesting|God=Most likely|;;;
93.96.27.12;2008-11-29 22:20;To proceed with ideas like this you'd need the opinions and ideas of a race/species that appreciates music in a different format than what we are used to, i.e. away from the 12 tone ideal;Standard=Yes1 - music could exist and be indescribably better than anyone has made or heard so far and it would be incredible to hear|Taste=Sort of - only certain aspects in music can anyone claim to have better or worse taste|Universal=No - the quality of a piece of music is subjective and each opinion is equally as valid|Soul=Kind of - the brain interprets the sound and translates a new signal to be sent to the soul|Reconsider=No - I still think the Relative or Subjective Aesthetics view to be true|Perfect=No - there are an infinite number of 'perfect' tunes|Formula=No - math formulas and science could not explain music|Art=No - the quality of a picture is subjective and each opinion is equally as valid|Article=A bit boring|God=Possibly|;;;
70.110.205.71;2008-12-02 02:19;This article and 
the associated questions 
are bigoted against atonal 
music.  It is assumed that 
tonal music is somehow normal 
and a taste for atonal music  
is somehow something special that needs to be explained.   I do 
not care about the technicalities 
of particular kinds of atonal music 
but the fact that atonal music tends to be less repetitious, 
less artificially naive.   Maybe 
untutored people prefer atonal 
music just in the same way that  
truly uneducated people or people 
early in the history of our civilization preferred Aristotle's 
to Newton's view of the universe 
or Newtonian physics to the physics 
of Einstein and Heisenberg but 
today we know that atonal 
music is superior and relativistic 
quantum field theory is superior 
to Aristotle's physics and 
celestial mechanics, more accurate 
and more interesting.;Standard=Yes1 - music could exist and be indescribably better than anyone has made or heard so far and it would be incredible to hear|Taste=Yes - some people have better or worse taste in music than others|Universal=Yes - even if no-one knows for sure how good any tune is - it still has a 'rating'|Soul=No - everything is limited only to electromagnetic activity inside the brain - There's definitely no such thing as a transcendental 'soul'|Reconsider=Not applicable - as I already believe in Universal Aesthetics|Perfect=Yes - a perfect tune really exists and is waiting to be discovered|Formula=Yes - a very complex undiscovered math formula could explain the best music|Article=A bit boring|God=I haven't the foggiest|;;;
64.53.100.122;2008-12-04 01:01;no-comments;Standard=Yes3 - a bit - there could certainly be room for improvement for the even the best tunes|Taste=Yes - some people have better or worse taste in music than others|Universal=Sort of - maybe some if not all aspects of music are 'ratable'|Soul=Yes - all or most musical enjoyment is derived once the music reaches the soul - The ear and brain only mostly act as a transmitter|Reconsider=Sort of - I certainly see some valid points you have made that supports Universal Aesthetics|Perfect=No - there are an infinite number of 'perfect' tunes|Formula=I haven't the foggiest|Art=Sort of - maybe some if not all aspects of pictures are 'ratable'|Article=Fairly interesting|God=Definitely|;;;
24.24.255.190;2008-12-09 05:46;no-comments;Standard=Irrelevant - as all tunes are ultimately as good as each other since I believe in the relative aesthetic theory|Taste=No - everyone's opinion on music is equally valid as everyone else's|Universal=No - the quality of a piece of music is subjective and each opinion is equally as valid|Soul=I haven't the foggiest|Reconsider=Sort of - I certainly see some valid points you have made that supports Universal Aesthetics|Perfect=No2 - and this question is irrelevant as I only believe in subjective aesthetics|Formula=Sort of - certain aspects in music could be reductionable - but not all|Art=No - the quality of a picture is subjective and each opinion is equally as valid|Article=Fairly interesting|God=Most likely not|;;;
59.182.149.245;2008-12-13 03:05;How does Godel's Incompleteness Theorem fit into this?;Standard=Yes1 - music could exist and be indescribably better than anyone has made or heard so far and it would be incredible to hear|Taste=No - everyone's opinion on music is equally valid as everyone else's|Universal=Yes - even if no-one knows for sure how good any tune is - it still has a 'rating'|Soul=No - everything is limited only to electromagnetic activity inside the brain - There's definitely no such thing as a transcendental 'soul'|Reconsider=Not applicable - as I already believe in Universal Aesthetics|Perfect=Sort of - maybe a finite number of equally perfect tunes exist|Formula=Yes - a very complex undiscovered math formula could explain the best music|Art=Yes - even if no-one knows for sure, all pictures have a 'rating'|Article=Fairly interesting|God=Most likely not|;;;
68.192.37.232;2008-12-21 09:09;no-comments;Standard=Yes1 - music could exist and be indescribably better than anyone has made or heard so far and it would be incredible to hear|Taste=Yes - some people have better or worse taste in music than others|Universal=Yes - even if no-one knows for sure how good any tune is - it still has a 'rating'|Soul=Yes - all or most musical enjoyment is derived once the music reaches the soul - The ear and brain only mostly act as a transmitter|Reconsider=Yes - I now think there's a very good chance it might be true|Perfect=No - there are an infinite number of 'perfect' tunes|Formula=Yes - a very complex undiscovered math formula could explain the best music|Art=Yes - even if no-one knows for sure, all pictures have a 'rating'|Article=Utterly absorbing|God=I haven't the foggiest|;;;
194.80.240.66;2008-12-30 11:27;no-comments;Standard=Nah - all the best music has already been thought up or is at least close|Taste=Yes - some people have better or worse taste in music than others|Universal=No - the quality of a piece of music is subjective and each opinion is equally as valid|Soul=Yes - all or most musical enjoyment is derived once the music reaches the soul - The ear and brain only mostly act as a transmitter|Reconsider=Yes - I now think there's a very good chance it might be true|Perfect=Yes - a perfect tune really exists and is waiting to be discovered|Formula=No - math formulas and science could not explain music|Art=Yes - even if no-one knows for sure, all pictures have a 'rating'|Article=Fairly interesting|God=Definitely|;;;
82.10.6.206;2009-01-06 15:20;10:?? what/who do you mean by god? 
a; previously defined character in religious texts 
b; personal experience of associated spirituality 
c; the actual sum of energies in the universe;Standard=Yes1 - music could exist and be indescribably better than anyone has made or heard so far and it would be incredible to hear|Taste=Yes - some people have better or worse taste in music than others|Universal=Sort of - maybe some if not all aspects of music are 'ratable'|Soul=Kind of - the brain interprets the sound and translates a new signal to be sent to the soul|Reconsider=Sort of - I certainly see some valid points you have made that supports Universal Aesthetics|Perfect=Sort of - maybe a finite number of equally perfect tunes exist|Formula=Well yes - but maths and science will probably never be able to come close to explaining the best music|Art=Sort of - maybe some if not all aspects of pictures are 'ratable'|Article=Fascinating|God=Definitely|;;;

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76.180.178.0;2009-01-31 01:33;no-comments;Standard=Yes1 - music could exist and be indescribably better than anyone has made or heard so far and it would be incredible to hear|Taste=No - everyone's opinion on music is equally valid as everyone else's|Universal=No - the quality of a piece of music is subjective and each opinion is equally as valid|Soul=Yes - all or most musical enjoyment is derived once the music reaches the soul - The ear and brain only mostly act as a transmitter|Reconsider=Not applicable - as I already believe in Universal Aesthetics|Perfect=Yes - a perfect tune really exists and is waiting to be discovered|Formula=Well yes - but maths and science will probably never be able to come close to explaining the best music|Art=No - the quality of a picture is subjective and each opinion is equally as valid|Article=Fascinating|God=Definitely|;;;
145.18.110.75;2009-02-12 11:25;I think you should consider world music. The tonal structures of Arab and Indian and Asian music have chors and tones that don't even exist in the music you are describing in this article. You pass the whole idea of music being a human product, made to establish emotional connections between human beings. Your article is wrong at almost all it's points. 
I'm sorry.;Standard=Irrelevant - as all tunes are ultimately as good as each other since I believe in the relative aesthetic theory|Taste=Sort of - only certain aspects in music can anyone claim to have better or worse taste|Universal=No - the quality of a piece of music is subjective and each opinion is equally as valid|Soul=No - everything is limited only to electromagnetic activity inside the brain - I somewhat doubt a 'soul' really exists|Reconsider=No - I still think the Relative or Subjective Aesthetics view to be true|Perfect=No - there are an infinite number of 'perfect' tunes|Formula=No - math formulas and science could not explain music|Art=No - the quality of a picture is subjective and each opinion is equally as valid|Article=A bit boring|God=Definitely not|;;;
76.233.112.19;2009-02-16 20:06;no-comments;Standard=Yes1 - music could exist and be indescribably better than anyone has made or heard so far and it would be incredible to hear|Taste=Yes - some people have better or worse taste in music than others|Universal=I don't know precisely what you mean|Soul=No - everything is limited only to electromagnetic activity inside the brain - There's definitely no such thing as a transcendental 'soul'|Reconsider=No - I still think the Relative or Subjective Aesthetics view to be true|Perfect=No - there are an infinite number of 'perfect' tunes|Formula=Yes - a very complex undiscovered math formula could explain the best music|Art=I don't know precisely what you mean|Article=A bit boring|God=Definitely not|;;;
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70.153.146.217;2009-03-07 22:09;Nice article.;Standard=Yes2 - there's a lot of room for improvement for even the best tunes ever composed|Taste=Yes - some people have better or worse taste in music than others|Universal=Sort of - maybe some if not all aspects of music are 'ratable'|Soul=Hmmmm - 'on the fly' calculation of the music is probably only performed in the brain - I'm not too sure about a soul|Reconsider=Sort of - I certainly see some valid points you have made that supports Universal Aesthetics|Perfect=Yes - a perfect tune really exists and is waiting to be discovered|Formula=Yes - a very complex undiscovered math formula could explain the best music|Art=Yes - even if no-one knows for sure, all pictures have a 'rating'|Article=Fascinating|God=Possibly|;;;
117.195.199.147;2009-03-09 12:46;no-comments;Standard=Yes1 - music could exist and be indescribably better than anyone has made or heard so far and it would be incredible to hear|Taste=Yes - some people have better or worse taste in music than others|Universal=I don't know precisely what you mean|Soul=Yes - all or most musical enjoyment is derived once the music reaches the soul - The ear and brain only mostly act as a transmitter|Reconsider=Yes - I now think there's a very good chance it might be true|Perfect=No - there are an infinite number of 'perfect' tunes|Formula=Well yes - but maths and science will probably never be able to come close to explaining the best music|Art=Yes - even if no-one knows for sure, all pictures have a 'rating'|Article=Fascinating|God=Definitely|;;;
134.148.4.20;2009-03-11 03:45;no-comments;Standard=Yes3 - a bit - there could certainly be room for improvement for the even the best tunes|Taste=Yes - some people have better or worse taste in music than others|Universal=Yes - even if no-one knows for sure how good any tune is - it still has a 'rating'|Soul=No - everything is limited only to electromagnetic activity inside the brain - There's definitely no such thing as a transcendental 'soul'|Reconsider=Sort of - I certainly see some valid points you have made that supports Universal Aesthetics|Perfect=No - there are an infinite number of 'perfect' tunes|Formula=Yes2 - but since I believe in Subjective Aesthetics, any possible formula would need to different for every person|Art=No - the quality of a picture is subjective and each opinion is equally as valid|Article=Fairly interesting|God=Definitely not|;;;
134.148.5.104;2009-03-12 07:35;no-comments;Standard=Yes1 - music could exist and be indescribably better than anyone has made or heard so far and it would be incredible to hear|Taste=Sort of - only certain aspects in music can anyone claim to have better or worse taste|Universal=Sort of - maybe some if not all aspects of music are 'ratable'|Soul=Yes - all or most musical enjoyment is derived once the music reaches the soul - The ear and brain only mostly act as a transmitter|Reconsider=Sort of - I certainly see some valid points you have made that supports Universal Aesthetics|Perfect=No - there are an infinite number of 'perfect' tunes|Formula=Well yes - but maths and science will probably never be able to come close to explaining the best music|Art=Sort of - maybe some if not all aspects of pictures are 'ratable'|Article=Fairly interesting|God=Definitely not|;;;
134.148.5.104;2009-03-18 02:31;no-comments;Standard=Yes3 - a bit - there could certainly be room for improvement for the even the best tunes|Taste=No - everyone's opinion on music is equally valid as everyone else's|Universal=No - the quality of a piece of music is subjective and each opinion is equally as valid|Soul=No - everything is limited only to electromagnetic activity inside the brain - I somewhat doubt a 'soul' really exists|Reconsider=I didn't really consider it before - but I don't really agree and I therefore believe in Relative Aesthetics|Perfect=No - there are an infinite number of 'perfect' tunes|Formula=No - math formulas and science could not explain music|Art=No - the quality of a picture is subjective and each opinion is equally as valid|Article=Fairly interesting|God=Most likely not|;;;
204.14.14.177;2009-03-20 13:54;no-comments;Standard=Yes1 - music could exist and be indescribably better than anyone has made or heard so far and it would be incredible to hear|Taste=No - everyone's opinion on music is equally valid as everyone else's|Universal=No - the quality of a piece of music is subjective and each opinion is equally as valid|Soul=Kind of - the brain interprets the sound and translates a new signal to be sent to the soul|Reconsider=Sort of - I certainly see some valid points you have made that supports Universal Aesthetics|Perfect=No - there are an infinite number of 'perfect' tunes|Formula=No2 - since I believe in Subjective Aesthetics, and I don't think this is compatible|Art=No - the quality of a picture is subjective and each opinion is equally as valid|Article=Fairly interesting|God=Definitely|;;;
66.81.35.9;2009-04-01 09:27;no-comments;Standard=Yes1 - music could exist and be indescribably better than anyone has made or heard so far and it would be incredible to hear|Taste=Yes - some people have better or worse taste in music than others|Universal=Sort of - maybe some if not all aspects of music are 'ratable'|Soul=I haven't the foggiest|Reconsider=Yes - I now think there's a very good chance it might be true|Formula=Yes - a very complex undiscovered math formula could explain the best music|Art=Yes - even if no-one knows for sure, all pictures have a 'rating'|Article=Utterly absorbing|God=Possibly, but I doubt it|;;;
82.241.46.238;2009-04-18 21:45;no-comments;Standard=Irrelevant - as all tunes are ultimately as good as each other since I believe in the relative aesthetic theory|Taste=Yes - some people have better or worse taste in music than others|Universal=Yes - even if no-one knows for sure how good any tune is - it still has a 'rating'|Soul=No - everything is limited only to electromagnetic activity inside the brain - There's definitely no such thing as a transcendental 'soul'|Reconsider=Yes - I now think there's a very good chance it might be true|Perfect=No2 - and this question is irrelevant as I only believe in subjective aesthetics|Formula=Yes2 - but since I believe in Subjective Aesthetics, any possible formula would need to different for every person|Art=Yes - even if no-one knows for sure, all pictures have a 'rating'|Article=Utterly absorbing|God=Definitely not|;;;
68.114.254.160;2009-04-27 02:56;no-comments;Standard=Yes3 - a bit - there could certainly be room for improvement for the even the best tunes|Taste=Yes - some people have better or worse taste in music than others|Universal=Yes - even if no-one knows for sure how good any tune is - it still has a 'rating'|Soul=Hmmmm - 'on the fly' calculation of the music is probably only performed in the brain - I'm not too sure about a soul|Reconsider=Not applicable - as I already believe in Universal Aesthetics|Perfect=No - there are an infinite number of 'perfect' tunes|Formula=Sort of - certain aspects in music could be reductionable - but not all|Art=Sort of - maybe some if not all aspects of pictures are 'ratable'|Article=Who cares about aesthetics anyway|God=Definitely not|;;;
93.96.237.144;2009-05-15 14:03;But i still believe in personal aesthetic, it's a part of the universal aesthetic. This doesn't mean that the sum of personal aesthetics = the universal one. But is a part as we are part of EVERYTHING... 
I trully believe that the universal aesthetics can not be understand by our logical thinking, and every attempt to explain it is just a projection of some perception we have of it. 
In fact the only way we have to judge music in an appropriate way(for me) is by the feelings. 
 ;Standard=Yes1 - music could exist and be indescribably better than anyone has made or heard so far and it would be incredible to hear|Taste=Yes - some people have better or worse taste in music than others|Universal=Yes - even if no-one knows for sure how good any tune is - it still has a 'rating'|Soul=Yes - all or most musical enjoyment is derived once the music reaches the soul - The ear and brain only mostly act as a transmitter|Reconsider=Not applicable - as I already believe in Universal Aesthetics|Perfect=I haven't the foggiest|Formula=Well yes - but maths and science will probably never be able to come close to explaining the best music|Art=Sort of - maybe some if not all aspects of pictures are 'ratable'|Article=A bit boring|God=Definitely|;;;
85.134.182.37;2009-05-21 00:57;no-comments;Standard=Yes1 - music could exist and be indescribably better than anyone has made or heard so far and it would be incredible to hear|Taste=Yes - some people have better or worse taste in music than others|Universal=Yes - even if no-one knows for sure how good any tune is - it still has a 'rating'|Soul=Yes - all or most musical enjoyment is derived once the music reaches the soul - The ear and brain only mostly act as a transmitter|Reconsider=Not applicable - as I already believe in Universal Aesthetics|Perfect=Yes - a perfect tune really exists and is waiting to be discovered|Formula=Well yes - but maths and science will probably never be able to come close to explaining the best music|Art=Yes - even if no-one knows for sure, all pictures have a 'rating'|Article=Utterly absorbing|God=Most likely|;;;
64.251.48.133;2009-05-26 13:23;no-comments;Standard=Yes1 - music could exist and be indescribably better than anyone has made or heard so far and it would be incredible to hear|Taste=Yes - some people have better or worse taste in music than others|Universal=No - the quality of a piece of music is subjective and each opinion is equally as valid|God=Definitely|;;;
64.251.48.133;2009-05-26 13:54;no-comments;Standard=Irrelevant - as all tunes are ultimately as good as each other since I believe in the relative aesthetic theory|Taste=No - everyone's opinion on music is equally valid as everyone else's|Universal=Sort of - maybe some if not all aspects of music are 'ratable'|Soul=I haven't the foggiest|Reconsider=Sort of - I certainly see some valid points you have made that supports Universal Aesthetics|Perfect=No - there are an infinite number of 'perfect' tunes|Formula=No - math formulas and science could not explain music|Art=I haven't the foggiest|Article=Utterly absorbing|God=Possibly|;;;
64.251.48.133;2009-05-26 14:04;no-comments;Standard=Yes1 - music could exist and be indescribably better than anyone has made or heard so far and it would be incredible to hear|Taste=No - everyone's opinion on music is equally valid as everyone else's|Universal=No - the quality of a piece of music is subjective and each opinion is equally as valid|Soul=Yes - all or most musical enjoyment is derived once the music reaches the soul - The ear and brain only mostly act as a transmitter|Reconsider=No - I still think the Relative or Subjective Aesthetics view to be true|Perfect=No2 - and this question is irrelevant as I only believe in subjective aesthetics|Formula=No2 - since I believe in Subjective Aesthetics, and I don't think this is compatible|Art=No - the quality of a picture is subjective and each opinion is equally as valid|Article=Utterly absorbing|God=Definitely|;;;
70.75.183.97;2009-05-28 16:27;no-comments;Standard=Yes1 - music could exist and be indescribably better than anyone has made or heard so far and it would be incredible to hear|Taste=Yes - some people have better or worse taste in music than others|Universal=No - the quality of a piece of music is subjective and each opinion is equally as valid|Soul=No - everything is limited only to electromagnetic activity inside the brain - There's definitely no such thing as a transcendental 'soul'|Reconsider=No - I still think the Relative or Subjective Aesthetics view to be true|Perfect=No2 - and this question is irrelevant as I only believe in subjective aesthetics|Formula=No2 - since I believe in Subjective Aesthetics, and I don't think this is compatible|Art=No - the quality of a picture is subjective and each opinion is equally as valid|Article=Fairly interesting|God=Definitely not|;;;
121.73.178.247;2009-06-07 13:37;no-comments;Standard=Yes2 - there's a lot of room for improvement for even the best tunes ever composed|Taste=Sort of - only certain aspects in music can anyone claim to have better or worse taste|Universal=Sort of - maybe some if not all aspects of music are 'ratable'|Soul=Hmmmm - 'on the fly' calculation of the music is probably only performed in the brain - I'm not too sure about a soul|Reconsider=Yes - I now think there's a very good chance it might be true|Perfect=Sort of - maybe a finite number of equally perfect tunes exist|Formula=Yes - a very complex undiscovered math formula could explain the best music|Art=Sort of - maybe some if not all aspects of pictures are 'ratable'|Article=Fascinating|God=Most likely not|;;;
59.95.51.50;2009-06-30 10:10;no-comments;Standard=Yes3 - a bit - there could certainly be room for improvement for the even the best tunes|Taste=Yes - some people have better or worse taste in music than others|Universal=No - the quality of a piece of music is subjective and each opinion is equally as valid|Soul=Yes - all or most musical enjoyment is derived once the music reaches the soul - The ear and brain only mostly act as a transmitter|Reconsider=Yes - I now think there's a very good chance it might be true|Perfect=No - there are an infinite number of 'perfect' tunes|Formula=I don't know precisely what you mean|Art=No - the quality of a picture is subjective and each opinion is equally as valid|Article=Fairly interesting|God=Most likely|;;;
122.58.130.109;2009-07-01 06:36;you don't need to analyse it so much,  just enjoy it;Standard=Yes2 - there's a lot of room for improvement for even the best tunes ever composed|Taste=No - everyone's opinion on music is equally valid as everyone else's|Universal=No - the quality of a piece of music is subjective and each opinion is equally as valid|Soul=Yes - all or most musical enjoyment is derived once the music reaches the soul - The ear and brain only mostly act as a transmitter|Reconsider=I didn't really consider it before - but I don't really agree and I therefore believe in Relative Aesthetics|Perfect=No - there are an infinite number of 'perfect' tunes|Formula=No2 - since I believe in Subjective Aesthetics, and I don't think this is compatible|Art=No - the quality of a picture is subjective and each opinion is equally as valid|Article=Fairly interesting|God=I haven't the foggiest|;;;
80.116.64.65;2009-08-10 16:43;no-comments;Standard=Yes2 - there's a lot of room for improvement for even the best tunes ever composed|Taste=Sort of - only certain aspects in music can anyone claim to have better or worse taste|Universal=Sort of - maybe some if not all aspects of music are 'ratable'|Soul=No - everything is limited only to electromagnetic activity inside the brain - I somewhat doubt a 'soul' really exists|Reconsider=Sort of - I certainly see some valid points you have made that supports Universal Aesthetics|Perfect=Sort of - maybe a finite number of equally perfect tunes exist|Formula=Yes - a very complex undiscovered math formula could explain the best music|Art=Sort of - maybe some if not all aspects of pictures are 'ratable'|Article=Fascinating|God=Most likely not|;;;
90.206.12.2;2009-08-14 21:38;no-comments;Standard=Yes3 - a bit - there could certainly be room for improvement for the even the best tunes|Taste=Sort of - only certain aspects in music can anyone claim to have better or worse taste|Universal=Sort of - maybe some if not all aspects of music are 'ratable'|Soul=No - everything is limited only to electromagnetic activity inside the brain - There's definitely no such thing as a transcendental 'soul'|Reconsider=No - I still think the Relative or Subjective Aesthetics view to be true|Perfect=No2 - and this question is irrelevant as I only believe in subjective aesthetics|Formula=Yes2 - but since I believe in Subjective Aesthetics, any possible formula would need to different for every person|Art=No - the quality of a picture is subjective and each opinion is equally as valid|Article=Fascinating|God=Possibly, but I doubt it|;;;
92.81.8.175;2009-08-15 23:00;For no. 6, I chose yes- a perfect tune exists and is only waiting to be discovered, but only because the first part of the statement maches with my beliefs.  
 
Actually, I don't believe we can experience perfect music the way we are in this (material) world, just like we can't see God face and only have to imagine what He looks like.  
 
Perfection isn't human, it's either angelic or demonic. Therefore, spiritual. I think that while we are alive, some people can experience wonderful music according to how spiritually rich they are. Also, music is as good as the artist's interpretation is. Right? I believe there are many wonderful...excellent pieces out there. Maybe they are perfect, but we can't know because our spirituality is sadly limited, enclosed within the material body. We depend on our sense of hearing, the brain and all the circuit with nerve and brain impulses and such. 
 
But there are wonderful pieces written by famous composers that were never able to hear anything at all. For them, something happened. Music came to them on another way, perhaps the primordial way...not through the ear. And they heard it, and they put it on a ppaer and played it...without ever knowing whether thay played it right or not. I believe that at least such pieces are perfect...or will be perfect once we our soul is free from its bounds. 
 
Also, for question 8: music is art, therefore it fits in the universal aesthetics theory...somewhat. As for pictures: I suppose there are certain aspects you can rate about it, technical details and such.But in the end, picture gives out too little information on the author, and I believe that someone a little sensible can make good and even artistic pictures, once given a few technical lessons and good equipment. I appreciate a painting more, because this form of art is almost tangible. I feel more and I want to know more about the artist, his feelings and the context. But when I watch a picture, I don't really care who took it. I see the composition, the point, maybe admire the colors a little and that's it.  
 
Diana Barbulescu 
Third Year Med Student (age 21) 
I have no musical education but I wish to play either the piano or the violin at beginner/intermediate level(is it too late?) 
 
diannabarb[{name is at}]yahoo.com;Standard=Yes1 - music could exist and be indescribably better than anyone has made or heard so far and it would be incredible to hear|Taste=Sort of - only certain aspects in music can anyone claim to have better or worse taste|Universal=No - the quality of a piece of music is subjective and each opinion is equally as valid|Soul=Yes - all or most musical enjoyment is derived once the music reaches the soul - The ear and brain only mostly act as a transmitter|Reconsider=Sort of - I certainly see some valid points you have made that supports Universal Aesthetics|Perfect=Yes - a perfect tune really exists and is waiting to be discovered|Formula=No - math formulas and science could not explain music|Art=Yes - even if no-one knows for sure, all pictures have a 'rating'|Article=Fascinating|God=Definitely|;;;
189.60.4.132;2009-08-20 04:51;no-comments;Standard=Yes3 - a bit - there could certainly be room for improvement for the even the best tunes|Taste=Yes - some people have better or worse taste in music than others|Universal=Yes - even if no-one knows for sure how good any tune is - it still has a 'rating'|Soul=No - everything is limited only to electromagnetic activity inside the brain - I somewhat doubt a 'soul' really exists|Reconsider=Not applicable - as I already believe in Universal Aesthetics|Perfect=Sort of - maybe a finite number of equally perfect tunes exist|Formula=Sort of - certain aspects in music could be reductionable - but not all|Art=Yes - even if no-one knows for sure, all pictures have a 'rating'|Article=Fairly interesting|God=Definitely|;;;
75.80.16.86;2009-09-11 07:17;Certainly an interesting article- the only one I've ever read of its kind. Finally something new. 
 
While I find the idea of a universal aesthetic fascinting, I doubt that there will ever be a single song, chord progression, or melody that can be universally perfect. 
 
The way I see it is, there is no ONE thing that everyone likes. No matter what, there will always be one or two people, who disagree for the sake of disagreeing. 
 
Again, very interesting though. ;Standard=Yes3 - a bit - there could certainly be room for improvement for the even the best tunes|Taste=Yes - some people have better or worse taste in music than others|Universal=No - the quality of a piece of music is subjective and each opinion is equally as valid|Soul=Yes - all or most musical enjoyment is derived once the music reaches the soul - The ear and brain only mostly act as a transmitter|Reconsider=No - I still think the Relative or Subjective Aesthetics view to be true|Perfect=No - there are an infinite number of 'perfect' tunes|Formula=Sort of - certain aspects in music could be reductionable - but not all|Art=No - the quality of a picture is subjective and each opinion is equally as valid|Article=Fairly interesting|God=Most likely|;;;
86.15.12.59;2009-09-16 14:28;no-comments;Standard=Yes2 - there's a lot of room for improvement for even the best tunes ever composed|Taste=Yes - some people have better or worse taste in music than others|Universal=Sort of - maybe some if not all aspects of music are 'ratable'|Soul=No - everything is limited only to electromagnetic activity inside the brain - There's definitely no such thing as a transcendental 'soul'|Reconsider=Sort of - I certainly see some valid points you have made that supports Universal Aesthetics|Perfect=Sort of - maybe a finite number of equally perfect tunes exist|Formula=Sort of - certain aspects in music could be reductionable - but not all|Art=Sort of - maybe some if not all aspects of pictures are 'ratable'|Article=Fairly interesting|God=Definitely not|;;;
66.232.97.32;2009-09-20 22:11;no-comments;;;;
199.216.95.253;2009-09-30 23:15;Thank you very much for the extremely interesting article.  Hope to see more! 
 
Catherine 
artist.enrichment[{name is at}]live.com;Standard=Yes1 - music could exist and be indescribably better than anyone has made or heard so far and it would be incredible to hear|Taste=Sort of - only certain aspects in music can anyone claim to have better or worse taste|Universal=Yes - even if no-one knows for sure how good any tune is - it still has a 'rating'|Soul=No - everything is limited only to electromagnetic activity inside the brain - I somewhat doubt a 'soul' really exists|Reconsider=Sort of - I certainly see some valid points you have made that supports Universal Aesthetics|Perfect=Sort of - maybe a finite number of equally perfect tunes exist|Formula=Yes - a very complex undiscovered math formula could explain the best music|Art=Sort of - maybe some if not all aspects of pictures are 'ratable'|Article=Utterly absorbing|God=Most likely not|;;;
24.139.248.8;2009-10-25 00:33;no-comments;Standard=Yes1 - music could exist and be indescribably better than anyone has made or heard so far and it would be incredible to hear|Taste=No - everyone's opinion on music is equally valid as everyone else's|Universal=Sort of - maybe some if not all aspects of music are 'ratable'|Soul=I haven't the foggiest|Reconsider=I didn't really consider it before - but I don't really agree and I therefore believe in Relative Aesthetics|Perfect=No - there are an infinite number of 'perfect' tunes|Formula=Sort of - certain aspects in music could be reductionable - but not all|Art=Yes - even if no-one knows for sure, all pictures have a 'rating'|Article=Utterly absorbing|God=Possibly, but I doubt it|;;;
75.159.201.64;2009-11-17 10:18;no-comments;Standard=Yes3 - a bit - there could certainly be room for improvement for the even the best tunes|Taste=No - everyone's opinion on music is equally valid as everyone else's|Universal=No - the quality of a piece of music is subjective and each opinion is equally as valid|Soul=Hmmmm - 'on the fly' calculation of the music is probably only performed in the brain - I'm not too sure about a soul|Reconsider=No - I still think the Relative or Subjective Aesthetics view to be true|Perfect=No2 - and this question is irrelevant as I only believe in subjective aesthetics|Formula=Yes2 - but since I believe in Subjective Aesthetics, any possible formula would need to different for every person|Art=No - the quality of a picture is subjective and each opinion is equally as valid|Article=Fairly interesting|God=Definitely|;;;
190.70.183.153;2009-11-18 01:43;no-comments;Standard=Yes1 - music could exist and be indescribably better than anyone has made or heard so far and it would be incredible to hear|Taste=I don't know precisely what you mean|Universal=I don't know precisely what you mean|Soul=Kind of - the brain interprets the sound and translates a new signal to be sent to the soul|Reconsider=Not applicable - as I already believe in Universal Aesthetics|Perfect=Sort of - maybe a finite number of equally perfect tunes exist|Formula=No - math formulas and science could not explain music|Art=I haven't the foggiest|Article=Fairly interesting|God=Definitely|;;;
66.68.255.192;2009-11-18 19:15;no-comments;Standard=Irrelevant - as all tunes are ultimately as good as each other since I believe in the relative aesthetic theory|Taste=No - everyone's opinion on music is equally valid as everyone else's|Universal=No - the quality of a piece of music is subjective and each opinion is equally as valid|Soul=No - everything is limited only to electromagnetic activity inside the brain - There's definitely no such thing as a transcendental 'soul'|Reconsider=No - I still think the Relative or Subjective Aesthetics view to be true|Perfect=No2 - and this question is irrelevant as I only believe in subjective aesthetics|Formula=No2 - since I believe in Subjective Aesthetics, and I don't think this is compatible|Art=No - the quality of a picture is subjective and each opinion is equally as valid|Article=Fairly interesting|God=Definitely not|;;;
80.223.221.79;2009-11-18 19:58;no-comments;Standard=Irrelevant - as all tunes are ultimately as good as each other since I believe in the relative aesthetic theory|Taste=No - everyone's opinion on music is equally valid as everyone else's|Universal=No - the quality of a piece of music is subjective and each opinion is equally as valid|Soul=No - everything is limited only to electromagnetic activity inside the brain - There's definitely no such thing as a transcendental 'soul'|Reconsider=No - I still think the Relative or Subjective Aesthetics view to be true|Perfect=No2 - and this question is irrelevant as I only believe in subjective aesthetics|Formula=Yes2 - but since I believe in Subjective Aesthetics, any possible formula would need to different for every person|Art=No - the quality of a picture is subjective and each opinion is equally as valid|Article=Fairly interesting|God=Most likely not|;;;
121.73.162.95;2009-11-21 03:37;no-comments;Standard=Yes1 - music could exist and be indescribably better than anyone has made or heard so far and it would be incredible to hear|Taste=Sort of - only certain aspects in music can anyone claim to have better or worse taste|Universal=Sort of - maybe some if not all aspects of music are 'ratable'|Soul=I haven't the foggiest|Reconsider=Sort of - I certainly see some valid points you have made that supports Universal Aesthetics|Perfect=No - there are an infinite number of 'perfect' tunes|Formula=Sort of - certain aspects in music could be reductionable - but not all|Art=Sort of - maybe some if not all aspects of pictures are 'ratable'|Article=Fairly interesting|God=I haven't the foggiest|;;;
146.193.40.18;2009-11-23 11:51;no-comments;Standard=Yes2 - there's a lot of room for improvement for even the best tunes ever composed|Taste=Sort of - only certain aspects in music can anyone claim to have better or worse taste|Universal=Sort of - maybe some if not all aspects of music are 'ratable'|Soul=No - everything is limited only to electromagnetic activity inside the brain - There's definitely no such thing as a transcendental 'soul'|Reconsider=Sort of - I certainly see some valid points you have made that supports Universal Aesthetics|Perfect=No - there are an infinite number of 'perfect' tunes|Formula=Sort of - certain aspects in music could be reductionable - but not all|Art=Sort of - maybe some if not all aspects of pictures are 'ratable'|Article=Fascinating|God=Definitely not|;;;
138.251.224.55;2009-11-23 20:25;no-comments;Standard=Yes2 - there's a lot of room for improvement for even the best tunes ever composed|Taste=No - everyone's opinion on music is equally valid as everyone else's|Universal=No - the quality of a piece of music is subjective and each opinion is equally as valid|Soul=No - everything is limited only to electromagnetic activity inside the brain - I somewhat doubt a 'soul' really exists|Reconsider=No - I still think the Relative or Subjective Aesthetics view to be true|Perfect=No - there are an infinite number of 'perfect' tunes|Formula=Yes2 - but since I believe in Subjective Aesthetics, any possible formula would need to different for every person|Art=No - the quality of a picture is subjective and each opinion is equally as valid|Article=A bit boring|God=Possibly|;;;
78.146.55.207;2009-11-29 12:21;no-comments;Standard=Yes3 - a bit - there could certainly be room for improvement for the even the best tunes|Taste=Sort of - only certain aspects in music can anyone claim to have better or worse taste|Universal=Yes - even if no-one knows for sure how good any tune is - it still has a 'rating'|Soul=Kind of - the brain interprets the sound and translates a new signal to be sent to the soul|Reconsider=Not applicable - as I already believe in Universal Aesthetics|Perfect=Yes - a perfect tune really exists and is waiting to be discovered|Formula=Well yes - but maths and science will probably never be able to come close to explaining the best music|Art=I don't know precisely what you mean|God=Possibly|;;;
86.49.67.7;2009-11-30 18:07;no-comments;Standard=Yes3 - a bit - there could certainly be room for improvement for the even the best tunes|Taste=Yes - some people have better or worse taste in music than others|Universal=Yes - even if no-one knows for sure how good any tune is - it still has a 'rating'|Soul=Yes - all or most musical enjoyment is derived once the music reaches the soul - The ear and brain only mostly act as a transmitter|Reconsider=Not applicable - as I already believe in Universal Aesthetics|Perfect=Yes - a perfect tune really exists and is waiting to be discovered|Formula=Well yes - but maths and science will probably never be able to come close to explaining the best music|Art=Sort of - maybe some if not all aspects of pictures are 'ratable'|Article=Fairly interesting|God=Possibly, but I doubt it|;;;
118.209.47.240;2009-12-04 06:39;no-comments;Standard=Yes1 - music could exist and be indescribably better than anyone has made or heard so far and it would be incredible to hear|Taste=Yes - some people have better or worse taste in music than others|Universal=Yes - even if no-one knows for sure how good any tune is - it still has a 'rating'|Soul=Kind of - the brain interprets the sound and translates a new signal to be sent to the soul|Reconsider=Yes - I now think there's a very good chance it might be true|Perfect=I haven't the foggiest|Formula=Yes - a very complex undiscovered math formula could explain the best music|Art=Yes - even if no-one knows for sure, all pictures have a 'rating'|Article=Fascinating|God=Possibly|;;;
204.191.140.235;2009-12-05 00:47;no-comments;Standard=Yes1 - music could exist and be indescribably better than anyone has made or heard so far and it would be incredible to hear|Taste=Yes - some people have better or worse taste in music than others|Universal=Yes - even if no-one knows for sure how good any tune is - it still has a 'rating'|Soul=Yes - all or most musical enjoyment is derived once the music reaches the soul - The ear and brain only mostly act as a transmitter|Perfect=Yes - a perfect tune really exists and is waiting to be discovered|Formula=Well yes - but maths and science will probably never be able to come close to explaining the best music|Art=Yes - even if no-one knows for sure, all pictures have a 'rating'|Article=Fairly interesting|God=Definitely|;;;
193.254.251.166;2009-12-09 08:55;no-comments;Standard=Yes1 - music could exist and be indescribably better than anyone has made or heard so far and it would be incredible to hear|Taste=No - everyone's opinion on music is equally valid as everyone else's|Universal=No - the quality of a piece of music is subjective and each opinion is equally as valid|Soul=Kind of - the brain interprets the sound and translates a new signal to be sent to the soul|Reconsider=No - I still think the Relative or Subjective Aesthetics view to be true|Perfect=No - there are an infinite number of 'perfect' tunes|Formula=No - math formulas and science could not explain music|Art=No - the quality of a picture is subjective and each opinion is equally as valid|Article=Fairly interesting|God=Definitely|;;;
216.239.87.130;2009-12-12 20:05;While certain absolutes may exist outside of the limited perceptual framework (our senses), I don't believe any of us have direct access to those absolutes, only transitory glimpses at facets of a much larger, imperceptible, whole. 
 
I think, in terms of acoustic harmonics, there are "lowest common denominators" that will appeal to the widest range of ears, so in terms of what is "good", we may speculate on what will appeal to the largest number of people, which, if this is your intention, could provide a scale of what is good and what is bad, but it is relative to that context. 
 
As an example, I find certain microtonal experiments to be quite engaging, but most people don't, I don't think this validates or invalidates my experience or others, it's relative. 
 
There may be a timeless and transcendent soul within each of us, but, I feel, that as long as that spark is confined within these time based and perceptually limited physical bodies, we have limited access to understanding the eternal.;Standard=Irrelevant - as all tunes are ultimately as good as each other since I believe in the relative aesthetic theory|Taste=Sort of - only certain aspects in music can anyone claim to have better or worse taste|Universal=No - the quality of a piece of music is subjective and each opinion is equally as valid|Soul=Kind of - the brain interprets the sound and translates a new signal to be sent to the soul|Reconsider=No - I still think the Relative or Subjective Aesthetics view to be true|Perfect=No2 - and this question is irrelevant as I only believe in subjective aesthetics|Formula=No2 - since I believe in Subjective Aesthetics, and I don't think this is compatible|Art=No - the quality of a picture is subjective and each opinion is equally as valid|Article=Fairly interesting|God=Possibly|;;;
66.232.97.32;2009-12-12 21:39;no-comments;;;;
75.24.76.67;2009-12-13 20:44;no-comments;Standard=Nah - all the best music has already been thought up or is at least close|Taste=No - everyone's opinion on music is equally valid as everyone else's|Universal=No - the quality of a piece of music is subjective and each opinion is equally as valid|Soul=No - everything is limited only to electromagnetic activity inside the brain - I somewhat doubt a 'soul' really exists|Reconsider=No - I still think the Relative or Subjective Aesthetics view to be true|Perfect=No - there are an infinite number of 'perfect' tunes|Formula=No2 - since I believe in Subjective Aesthetics, and I don't think this is compatible|Art=No - the quality of a picture is subjective and each opinion is equally as valid|Article=Fairly interesting|God=Possibly|;;;
86.137.53.251;2009-12-17 18:21;no-comments;Standard=Yes1 - music could exist and be indescribably better than anyone has made or heard so far and it would be incredible to hear|Taste=Yes - some people have better or worse taste in music than others|Universal=Yes - even if no-one knows for sure how good any tune is - it still has a 'rating'|Soul=No - everything is limited only to electromagnetic activity inside the brain - I somewhat doubt a 'soul' really exists|Reconsider=Yes - I now think there's a very good chance it might be true|Perfect=Yes - a perfect tune really exists and is waiting to be discovered|Formula=Yes - a very complex undiscovered math formula could explain the best music|Art=Yes - even if no-one knows for sure, all pictures have a 'rating'|Article=Utterly absorbing|God=Most likely not|;;;
74.109.68.11;2009-12-18 11:46;no-comments;Standard=Yes3 - a bit - there could certainly be room for improvement for the even the best tunes|Taste=Yes - some people have better or worse taste in music than others|Universal=Yes - even if no-one knows for sure how good any tune is - it still has a 'rating'|Soul=No - everything is limited only to electromagnetic activity inside the brain - I somewhat doubt a 'soul' really exists|Reconsider=Not applicable - as I already believe in Universal Aesthetics|Perfect=No - there are an infinite number of 'perfect' tunes|Formula=Well yes - but maths and science will probably never be able to come close to explaining the best music|Art=Sort of - maybe some if not all aspects of pictures are 'ratable'|Article=Fairly interesting|God=Possibly, but I doubt it|;;;
92.3.13.189;2010-01-03 13:19;no-comments;Standard=Yes1 - music could exist and be indescribably better than anyone has made or heard so far and it would be incredible to hear|Taste=No - everyone's opinion on music is equally valid as everyone else's|Universal=I don't know precisely what you mean|Soul=I haven't the foggiest|Reconsider=I didn't really consider it before - but I don't really agree and I therefore believe in Relative Aesthetics|Perfect=Yes - a perfect tune really exists and is waiting to be discovered|Formula=Yes - a very complex undiscovered math formula could explain the best music|Art=I haven't the foggiest|Article=A bit boring|God=Definitely|;;;
65.172.242.36;2010-01-17 03:20;no-comments;Standard=Yes1 - music could exist and be indescribably better than anyone has made or heard so far and it would be incredible to hear|Taste=Yes - some people have better or worse taste in music than others|Universal=Sort of - maybe some if not all aspects of music are 'ratable'|Soul=Yes - all or most musical enjoyment is derived once the music reaches the soul - The ear and brain only mostly act as a transmitter|Reconsider=Sort of - I certainly see some valid points you have made that supports Universal Aesthetics|Perfect=No - there are an infinite number of 'perfect' tunes|Formula=Sort of - certain aspects in music could be reductionable - but not all|Art=Sort of - maybe some if not all aspects of pictures are 'ratable'|Article=Fascinating|God=Definitely|;;;
66.31.254.121;2010-01-18 19:21;no-comments;Standard=Yes2 - there's a lot of room for improvement for even the best tunes ever composed|Taste=Sort of - only certain aspects in music can anyone claim to have better or worse taste|Universal=Sort of - maybe some if not all aspects of music are 'ratable'|Soul=Hmmmm - 'on the fly' calculation of the music is probably only performed in the brain - I'm not too sure about a soul|Reconsider=No - I still think the Relative or Subjective Aesthetics view to be true|Perfect=Sort of - maybe a finite number of equally perfect tunes exist|Formula=Well yes - but maths and science will probably never be able to come close to explaining the best music|Art=Sort of - maybe some if not all aspects of pictures are 'ratable'|Article=Fairly interesting|God=Possibly, but I doubt it|;;;
66.232.255.85;2010-01-19 05:14;no-comments;Standard=Yes1 - music could exist and be indescribably better than anyone has made or heard so far and it would be incredible to hear|Taste=Yes - some people have better or worse taste in music than others|Universal=Yes - even if no-one knows for sure how good any tune is - it still has a 'rating'|Soul=Yes - all or most musical enjoyment is derived once the music reaches the soul - The ear and brain only mostly act as a transmitter|Reconsider=Not applicable - as I already believe in Universal Aesthetics|Perfect=Yes - a perfect tune really exists and is waiting to be discovered|Formula=Yes - a very complex undiscovered math formula could explain the best music|Art=Yes - even if no-one knows for sure, all pictures have a 'rating'|Article=Utterly absorbing|God=Definitely|;;;
122.161.136.135;2010-02-17 07:14;This is very nice ;Standard=Yes2 - there's a lot of room for improvement for even the best tunes ever composed|Taste=Yes - some people have better or worse taste in music than others|Universal=I don't know precisely what you mean|Soul=Kind of - the brain interprets the sound and translates a new signal to be sent to the soul|Reconsider=Yes - I now think there's a very good chance it might be true|Perfect=Sort of - maybe a finite number of equally perfect tunes exist|Formula=Yes2 - but since I believe in Subjective Aesthetics, any possible formula would need to different for every person|Article=Fascinating|God=I haven't the foggiest|;;;
134.148.4.14;2010-03-14 10:04;no-comments;Standard=Yes1 - music could exist and be indescribably better than anyone has made or heard so far and it would be incredible to hear|Taste=No - everyone's opinion on music is equally valid as everyone else's|Universal=No - the quality of a piece of music is subjective and each opinion is equally as valid|Soul=Hmmmm - 'on the fly' calculation of the music is probably only performed in the brain - I'm not too sure about a soul|Reconsider=Sort of - I certainly see some valid points you have made that supports Universal Aesthetics|Perfect=Sort of - maybe a finite number of equally perfect tunes exist|Formula=Sort of - certain aspects in music could be reductionable - but not all|Art=Sort of - maybe some if not all aspects of pictures are 'ratable'|Article=Fascinating|God=Most likely not|;;;
76.66.199.64;2010-03-15 03:09;no-comments;Standard=Irrelevant - as all tunes are ultimately as good as each other since I believe in the relative aesthetic theory|Taste=Yes - some people have better or worse taste in music than others|Universal=No - the quality of a piece of music is subjective and each opinion is equally as valid|Soul=No - everything is limited only to electromagnetic activity inside the brain - There's definitely no such thing as a transcendental 'soul'|Reconsider=Sort of - I certainly see some valid points you have made that supports Universal Aesthetics|Perfect=No - there are an infinite number of 'perfect' tunes|Formula=Well yes - but maths and science will probably never be able to come close to explaining the best music|Art=No - the quality of a picture is subjective and each opinion is equally as valid|Article=Fascinating|God=Definitely not|;;;
220.255.4.26;2010-03-21 17:23;no-comments;Standard=Yes1 - music could exist and be indescribably better than anyone has made or heard so far and it would be incredible to hear|Taste=Sort of - only certain aspects in music can anyone claim to have better or worse taste|Universal=Yes - even if no-one knows for sure how good any tune is - it still has a 'rating'|Soul=Yes - all or most musical enjoyment is derived once the music reaches the soul - The ear and brain only mostly act as a transmitter|Reconsider=Not applicable - as I already believe in Universal Aesthetics|Perfect=No - there are an infinite number of 'perfect' tunes|Formula=No - math formulas and science could not explain music|Art=Yes - even if no-one knows for sure, all pictures have a 'rating'|Article=Fascinating|God=Definitely|;;;
69.119.57.12;2010-03-31 03:53;You are a fun and funny guy, lovely site, if I can get the rest of it tonite! idct[{name is at}]cbgb.net;Standard=Yes2 - there's a lot of room for improvement for even the best tunes ever composed|Taste=Yes - some people have better or worse taste in music than others|Universal=Sort of - maybe some if not all aspects of music are 'ratable'|Soul=Kind of - the brain interprets the sound and translates a new signal to be sent to the soul|Reconsider=Yes - I now think there's a very good chance it might be true|Perfect=Sort of - maybe a finite number of equally perfect tunes exist|Formula=Sort of - certain aspects in music could be reductionable - but not all|Art=Sort of - maybe some if not all aspects of pictures are 'ratable'|Article=Fascinating|God=Definitely|;;;
122.168.23.205;2010-04-06 17:58;Abhishek Ishteyak 
abhishekpurchase[{name is at}]gmail.com;Standard=Yes1 - music could exist and be indescribably better than anyone has made or heard so far and it would be incredible to hear|Taste=Yes - some people have better or worse taste in music than others|Universal=No - the quality of a piece of music is subjective and each opinion is equally as valid|Soul=Yes - all or most musical enjoyment is derived once the music reaches the soul - The ear and brain only mostly act as a transmitter|Reconsider=No - I still think the Relative or Subjective Aesthetics view to be true|Perfect=No - there are an infinite number of 'perfect' tunes|Formula=No - math formulas and science could not explain music|Art=Sort of - maybe some if not all aspects of pictures are 'ratable'|Article=Fairly interesting|God=Definitely|;;;
94.225.240.42;2010-04-12 01:39;no-comments;Standard=Yes1 - music could exist and be indescribably better than anyone has made or heard so far and it would be incredible to hear|Taste=Yes - some people have better or worse taste in music than others|Universal=Yes - even if no-one knows for sure how good any tune is - it still has a 'rating'|Soul=Yes - all or most musical enjoyment is derived once the music reaches the soul - The ear and brain only mostly act as a transmitter|Reconsider=Not applicable - as I already believe in Universal Aesthetics|Perfect=No - there are an infinite number of 'perfect' tunes|Formula=Sort of - certain aspects in music could be reductionable - but not all|Art=Yes - even if no-one knows for sure, all pictures have a 'rating'|Article=Fascinating|God=I haven't the foggiest|;;;
24.6.37.124;2010-04-26 10:13;no-comments;Standard=Irrelevant - as all tunes are ultimately as good as each other since I believe in the relative aesthetic theory|Taste=No - everyone's opinion on music is equally valid as everyone else's|Universal=No - the quality of a piece of music is subjective and each opinion is equally as valid|Soul=No - everything is limited only to electromagnetic activity inside the brain - There's definitely no such thing as a transcendental 'soul'|Reconsider=No - I still think the Relative or Subjective Aesthetics view to be true|Perfect=No2 - and this question is irrelevant as I only believe in subjective aesthetics|Formula=No2 - since I believe in Subjective Aesthetics, and I don't think this is compatible|Art=No - the quality of a picture is subjective and each opinion is equally as valid|Article=Fairly interesting|God=I haven't the foggiest|;;;
83.230.48.64;2010-05-02 16:47;no-comments;Standard=Yes3 - a bit - there could certainly be room for improvement for the even the best tunes|Taste=Sort of - only certain aspects in music can anyone claim to have better or worse taste|Universal=Sort of - maybe some if not all aspects of music are 'ratable'|Soul=No - everything is limited only to electromagnetic activity inside the brain - I somewhat doubt a 'soul' really exists|Reconsider=Sort of - I certainly see some valid points you have made that supports Universal Aesthetics|Perfect=No - there are an infinite number of 'perfect' tunes|Formula=Sort of - certain aspects in music could be reductionable - but not all|Art=Sort of - maybe some if not all aspects of pictures are 'ratable'|Article=Fairly interesting|God=Most likely not|;;;
82.112.150.81;2010-05-04 20:53;On the matter of that universal aesthetics question, I've thought about it for a while and realized it's a silly thing to imagine because - while it may be possible to rank songs according to overall harmony/structure/etc, the reason humans find these pleasurable is probably just from constantly being around them from birth, giving them a Pavlovian preference for that type of music. Which is why kids brought up on pop generally make more pop, and in the classical era modern music would be pretty hard to imagine. So expand that to all the universe (with its hundreds and billions of observable galaxies the size of ours) and assuming There Is Life Out There their kind of music, if any, and their preferences would be so vastly different from our own that it'd be hard to get along at all when it came to music. 
 
The structure itself is only a simplified form of the sound that will be produced. The same tune played on a decaying, out of tune piano will have a different effect than something played on stage. It doesn't even begin to guess at the other different subjective contexts the music might be perceived in - the same song could be played at a funeral and a wedding, and have an entirely different emotional resonance. On that note, a psychopath wouldn't be able to weep to a song like "Yesterday" because they lack the emotional empathy with the song's theme to understand it that way. 
 
The overall spectrum of sound is so vast that if you were to write down all the minute radio interactions of a single recorded song, even played on a single instrument, the document would be immense and unreadable. And this doesn't even begin to consider the even more subjective and unclassifiable things like the kind of sound vibrations a particular ear can receive and how the brain reacts to them, and the situation in which the music is heard as well as the background of the hearer, their mood, their thoughts, pretty much everything leading up to them being who they are at that moment. 
 
You can touch vast crowds through a simple melody and moving lyrics, but that's only because it's exactly so simple many different people can relate to it. When you start examining the things that set one person apart from another, especially from different backgrounds, vast oceans begin to seperate them. 
 
Pleasure has been proven to be subjective, as you can condition yourself for example to react sexually to an old boot. Because you don't right now doesn't mean you lack the good taste to see what's so ravishing about that ol' tat, just that you aren't conditioned (through continuous reinforcement) to yet enjoy it. Similarly, you could do the same with dissonant music, and find listening to the combination of tones very pleasurable, but it's not that you have bad taste that you don't like it... 
 
So when you say good music can be boiled down to a complicated structure, good melody etc... explaining that the hearer wouldn't enjoy certain dissonant chords, and that all Western classical music is built upon these ideas... you should realize that this is true for Western culture, for the generations of the past hundred years raised and surrounded by Western music, who have been taught from birth that that is what beauty is. Of course they'll find dissonance distasteful - and of course you do too! And of course someone repeatedly told to focus on the harmonies, structure and overall melody in a song - told to focus on these above every other interaction of sound - will come to see those as best... 
 
But sound goes beyond music, and I would posit that all possible interactions of sounds could be used as music - that is, sound focused on for pleasure. Since dissonance and harmony are fundamentally opposite, combining them into a single example of goodness would produce... well, more dissonance. They wouldn't get along. If so, perhaps the perfect music, the perfect aesthetics, combines everything audible at once into a single ultimate wave, beyond a single mind's comprehension, pushing at the horizons of possibility. But at that point you won't really be able to focus on the beat, the melody, or anything - just the dissonance. But it doesn't matter if you find it pleasurable to listen to. 
 
Please get back to me, because this is really interesting! My email's aimathymia[{name is at}]live.com :3;Standard=Irrelevant - as all tunes are ultimately as good as each other since I believe in the relative aesthetic theory|Taste=No - everyone's opinion on music is equally valid as everyone else's|Universal=No - the quality of a piece of music is subjective and each opinion is equally as valid|Soul=I haven't the foggiest|Reconsider=No - I still think the Relative or Subjective Aesthetics view to be true|Perfect=No - there are an infinite number of 'perfect' tunes|Formula=Yes2 - but since I believe in Subjective Aesthetics, any possible formula would need to different for every person|Art=No - the quality of a picture is subjective and each opinion is equally as valid|Article=Fairly interesting|God=Possibly|;;;
76.216.170.0;2010-05-16 06:04;God can be known through reason. Contact me at knighthawks00[{name is at}]gmail.com;Standard=Yes1 - music could exist and be indescribably better than anyone has made or heard so far and it would be incredible to hear|Taste=I don't know precisely what you mean|Universal=No - the quality of a piece of music is subjective and each opinion is equally as valid|Soul=Yes - all or most musical enjoyment is derived once the music reaches the soul - The ear and brain only mostly act as a transmitter|Reconsider=Sort of - I certainly see some valid points you have made that supports Universal Aesthetics|Perfect=I haven't the foggiest|Formula=Yes - a very complex undiscovered math formula could explain the best music|Art=Sort of - maybe some if not all aspects of pictures are 'ratable'|Article=Fairly interesting|God=Definitely|;;;
88.8.78.146;2010-05-23 20:33;no-comments;Standard=Yes1 - music could exist and be indescribably better than anyone has made or heard so far and it would be incredible to hear|Taste=Yes - some people have better or worse taste in music than others|Universal=Sort of - maybe some if not all aspects of music are 'ratable'|Soul=Kind of - the brain interprets the sound and translates a new signal to be sent to the soul|Reconsider=Sort of - I certainly see some valid points you have made that supports Universal Aesthetics|Perfect=Sort of - maybe a finite number of equally perfect tunes exist|Formula=Well yes - but maths and science will probably never be able to come close to explaining the best music|Art=Sort of - maybe some if not all aspects of pictures are 'ratable'|Article=Fairly interesting|God=Possibly, but I doubt it|;;;
87.115.61.141;2010-06-06 19:25;no-comments;Standard=Yes3 - a bit - there could certainly be room for improvement for the even the best tunes|Taste=Yes - some people have better or worse taste in music than others|Universal=Sort of - maybe some if not all aspects of music are 'ratable'|Soul=No - everything is limited only to electromagnetic activity inside the brain - There's definitely no such thing as a transcendental 'soul'|Perfect=No - there are an infinite number of 'perfect' tunes|Formula=Well yes - but maths and science will probably never be able to come close to explaining the best music|Article=Fairly interesting|God=Most likely not|;;;
69.233.255.120;2010-07-04 15:46;no-comments;Standard=Irrelevant - as all tunes are ultimately as good as each other since I believe in the relative aesthetic theory|Taste=Sort of - only certain aspects in music can anyone claim to have better or worse taste|Universal=Sort of - maybe some if not all aspects of music are 'ratable'|Soul=Kind of - the brain interprets the sound and translates a new signal to be sent to the soul|Reconsider=No - I still think the Relative or Subjective Aesthetics view to be true|Perfect=No2 - and this question is irrelevant as I only believe in subjective aesthetics|Formula=No2 - since I believe in Subjective Aesthetics, and I don't think this is compatible|Art=Sort of - maybe some if not all aspects of pictures are 'ratable'|Article=Fairly interesting|God=Definitely|;;;
174.29.39.82;2010-07-23 04:00;no-comments;Standard=Irrelevant - as all tunes are ultimately as good as each other since I believe in the relative aesthetic theory|Taste=Sort of - only certain aspects in music can anyone claim to have better or worse taste|Universal=I don't know precisely what you mean|Soul=I haven't the foggiest|Reconsider=Yes - I now think there's a very good chance it might be true|Perfect=I haven't the foggiest|Formula=I don't know precisely what you mean|Art=I don't know precisely what you mean|Article=A bit boring|God=I haven't the foggiest|;;;
82.181.92.109;2010-08-06 05:25;Sometimes when I hear a new melody, I already know how it will end. Or how it _should_ end, because sometimes the rest of the melody is just "wrong" in my opinion.  
 
I believe in a sort of mathematical Platonism. I think that every mathematical truth is a universal truth which would be true without the human mind and even without the physical universe. 
 
But music and visual arts are a bit trickier. I don't know for example if the idea of color red can exist independent of human mind. 
 
ossi_m[{name is at}]welho.com;Standard=Yes1 - music could exist and be indescribably better than anyone has made or heard so far and it would be incredible to hear|Taste=Yes - some people have better or worse taste in music than others|Universal=Sort of - maybe some if not all aspects of music are 'ratable'|Soul=No - everything is limited only to electromagnetic activity inside the brain - I somewhat doubt a 'soul' really exists|Reconsider=Sort of - I certainly see some valid points you have made that supports Universal Aesthetics|Perfect=Sort of - maybe a finite number of equally perfect tunes exist|Formula=Well yes - but maths and science will probably never be able to come close to explaining the best music|Art=Yes - even if no-one knows for sure, all pictures have a 'rating'|Article=Fascinating|God=Most likely not|;;;
122.111.4.118;2010-08-12 08:53;no-comments;Standard=Yes1 - music could exist and be indescribably better than anyone has made or heard so far and it would be incredible to hear|Taste=No - everyone's opinion on music is equally valid as everyone else's|Universal=Sort of - maybe some if not all aspects of music are 'ratable'|Soul=Hmmmm - 'on the fly' calculation of the music is probably only performed in the brain - I'm not too sure about a soul|Reconsider=Sort of - I certainly see some valid points you have made that supports Universal Aesthetics|Perfect=Yes - a perfect tune really exists and is waiting to be discovered|Formula=Yes2 - but since I believe in Subjective Aesthetics, any possible formula would need to different for every person|Art=Sort of - maybe some if not all aspects of pictures are 'ratable'|Article=Fairly interesting|God=Definitely|;;;
94.246.127.97;2010-08-26 21:14;no-comments;Standard=Irrelevant - as all tunes are ultimately as good as each other since I believe in the relative aesthetic theory|Taste=No - everyone's opinion on music is equally valid as everyone else's|Universal=No - the quality of a piece of music is subjective and each opinion is equally as valid|Soul=Yes - all or most musical enjoyment is derived once the music reaches the soul - The ear and brain only mostly act as a transmitter|Reconsider=Not applicable - as I already believe in Universal Aesthetics|Perfect=Yes - a perfect tune really exists and is waiting to be discovered|Formula=Yes2 - but since I believe in Subjective Aesthetics, any possible formula would need to different for every person|Art=No - the quality of a picture is subjective and each opinion is equally as valid|Article=Fairly interesting|God=Definitely|;;;
99.51.70.238;2010-09-06 17:12;no-comments;Taste=Sort of - only certain aspects in music can anyone claim to have better or worse taste|Universal=Sort of - maybe some if not all aspects of music are 'ratable'|Soul=Kind of - the brain interprets the sound and translates a new signal to be sent to the soul|Reconsider=Sort of - I certainly see some valid points you have made that supports Universal Aesthetics|Perfect=No - there are an infinite number of 'perfect' tunes|Formula=Sort of - certain aspects in music could be reductionable - but not all|Art=Sort of - maybe some if not all aspects of pictures are 'ratable'|Article=Fairly interesting|God=Possibly|;;;
72.181.225.43;2010-09-10 21:36;no-comments;Standard=Yes2 - there's a lot of room for improvement for even the best tunes ever composed|Taste=Sort of - only certain aspects in music can anyone claim to have better or worse taste|Universal=Sort of - maybe some if not all aspects of music are 'ratable'|Soul=Hmmmm - 'on the fly' calculation of the music is probably only performed in the brain - I'm not too sure about a soul|Reconsider=Sort of - I certainly see some valid points you have made that supports Universal Aesthetics|Perfect=No - there are an infinite number of 'perfect' tunes|Formula=Yes2 - but since I believe in Subjective Aesthetics, any possible formula would need to different for every person|Art=No - the quality of a picture is subjective and each opinion is equally as valid|God=Possibly, but I doubt it|;;;
71.252.252.49;2010-09-14 18:56;no-comments;Standard=Yes1 - music could exist and be indescribably better than anyone has made or heard so far and it would be incredible to hear|Taste=No - everyone's opinion on music is equally valid as everyone else's|Universal=No - the quality of a piece of music is subjective and each opinion is equally as valid|Soul=Hmmmm - 'on the fly' calculation of the music is probably only performed in the brain - I'm not too sure about a soul|Reconsider=Sort of - I certainly see some valid points you have made that supports Universal Aesthetics|Perfect=No - there are an infinite number of 'perfect' tunes|Formula=Sort of - certain aspects in music could be reductionable - but not all|Art=Sort of - maybe some if not all aspects of pictures are 'ratable'|Article=Fairly interesting|God=Most likely|;;;
66.25.48.42;2010-09-21 05:06;no-comments;Standard=Yes1 - music could exist and be indescribably better than anyone has made or heard so far and it would be incredible to hear|Taste=Yes - some people have better or worse taste in music than others|Universal=Yes - even if no-one knows for sure how good any tune is - it still has a 'rating'|Soul=Hmmmm - 'on the fly' calculation of the music is probably only performed in the brain - I'm not too sure about a soul|Reconsider=Yes - I now think there's a very good chance it might be true|Perfect=Yes - a perfect tune really exists and is waiting to be discovered|Formula=Yes - a very complex undiscovered math formula could explain the best music|Art=Yes - even if no-one knows for sure, all pictures have a 'rating'|Article=Fairly interesting|God=Most likely not|;;;
91.153.197.141;2010-09-25 19:10;Hi,  
just wanted to point out that formulas like this do actually exist, but in a very crude and shattered form: Musical theory. 
Of course, it only gives you vague hints of what kind of a melody / chord progression would sound good. (Like that E, G and B "get along" a lot better than, say, C, C# and D) Theory's a huge part of how classical composement, but of cource it still requires raw talent to create a good symphony. 
Riki Hakulinen 
RPH_326[{name is at}]hotmail.com;Standard=Yes1 - music could exist and be indescribably better than anyone has made or heard so far and it would be incredible to hear|Taste=Yes - some people have better or worse taste in music than others|Universal=Sort of - maybe some if not all aspects of music are 'ratable'|Soul=Hmmmm - 'on the fly' calculation of the music is probably only performed in the brain - I'm not too sure about a soul|Reconsider=Sort of - I certainly see some valid points you have made that supports Universal Aesthetics|Perfect=Sort of - maybe a finite number of equally perfect tunes exist|Formula=Yes - a very complex undiscovered math formula could explain the best music|Art=Yes - even if no-one knows for sure, all pictures have a 'rating'|Article=Fascinating|God=Most likely not|;;;
89.45.24.235;2010-09-28 17:55;no-comments;Standard=Yes3 - a bit - there could certainly be room for improvement for the even the best tunes|Taste=Sort of - only certain aspects in music can anyone claim to have better or worse taste|Universal=I don't know precisely what you mean|Soul=No - everything is limited only to electromagnetic activity inside the brain - I somewhat doubt a 'soul' really exists|Perfect=I haven't the foggiest|Formula=I haven't the foggiest|Art=I haven't the foggiest|Article=Fairly interesting|God=Definitely not|;;;
70.131.100.84;2010-10-01 00:31;I disagree with numerical ratings, but poorly played or composed music is certainly terrible.  Even entire genres can be worse as a whole than others, such as punk rock/scene/emo being inferior in all aspects to classic jazz (except perhaps in volume).  Picture quality rating however seems to be based more in an individuals personal experiences or in what authority or posterity has encouraged an image be rated, and so becomes more nebulous to determine aesthetic value. 
However, the crucifix-in-a-jar-of-urine recently displayed as sculptural art in Denmark is truly and vastly inferior to most sculptures done by amateurs, setting up at least one clear reference point for judging.;Standard=Nah - all the best music has already been thought up or is at least close|Taste=Yes - some people have better or worse taste in music than others|Universal=Sort of - maybe some if not all aspects of music are 'ratable'|Soul=Kind of - the brain interprets the sound and translates a new signal to be sent to the soul|Reconsider=Not applicable - as I already believe in Universal Aesthetics|Perfect=No - there are an infinite number of 'perfect' tunes|Formula=Sort of - certain aspects in music could be reductionable - but not all|Art=Sort of - maybe some if not all aspects of pictures are 'ratable'|Article=Fairly interesting|God=Possibly|;;;
132.203.171.87;2010-10-01 15:46;What you're forgetting is that, by nature, music requires diversity: if you had the best song ever, that song would get less interesting as you listened to it over and over. You'd lose the surprise element. Plus, some musical elements can be overdone and become boring even though in the absolute they would be very good. Or inversely, good music sometimes has references to other existing music, and obviously with time these references become less well known. 
 
I think you still have much to learn! 
;Standard=Yes3 - a bit - there could certainly be room for improvement for the even the best tunes|Taste=Yes - some people have better or worse taste in music than others|Universal=Sort of - maybe some if not all aspects of music are 'ratable'|Soul=No - everything is limited only to electromagnetic activity inside the brain - I somewhat doubt a 'soul' really exists|Reconsider=Sort of - I certainly see some valid points you have made that supports Universal Aesthetics|Perfect=No - there are an infinite number of 'perfect' tunes|Formula=Sort of - certain aspects in music could be reductionable - but not all|Art=Sort of - maybe some if not all aspects of pictures are 'ratable'|Article=A bit boring|God=Definitely not|;;;
110.226.132.188;2010-10-21 16:35;no-comments;Standard=Yes1 - music could exist and be indescribably better than anyone has made or heard so far and it would be incredible to hear|Taste=Sort of - only certain aspects in music can anyone claim to have better or worse taste|Universal=No - the quality of a piece of music is subjective and each opinion is equally as valid|Soul=I haven't the foggiest|Reconsider=No - I still think the Relative or Subjective Aesthetics view to be true|Perfect=No2 - and this question is irrelevant as I only believe in subjective aesthetics|Formula=No - math formulas and science could not explain music|Art=Yes - even if no-one knows for sure, all pictures have a 'rating'|Article=Utterly absorbing|God=Possibly|;;;
110.226.132.188;2010-10-21 16:37;no-comments;Standard=Yes1 - music could exist and be indescribably better than anyone has made or heard so far and it would be incredible to hear|Taste=Sort of - only certain aspects in music can anyone claim to have better or worse taste|Universal=No - the quality of a piece of music is subjective and each opinion is equally as valid|Soul=I haven't the foggiest|Reconsider=No - I still think the Relative or Subjective Aesthetics view to be true|Perfect=No2 - and this question is irrelevant as I only believe in subjective aesthetics|Formula=No - math formulas and science could not explain music|Art=Yes - even if no-one knows for sure, all pictures have a 'rating'|Article=Utterly absorbing|God=Possibly|;;;
24.39.247.34;2010-10-22 16:54;no-comments;Standard=Yes1 - music could exist and be indescribably better than anyone has made or heard so far and it would be incredible to hear|Taste=Sort of - only certain aspects in music can anyone claim to have better or worse taste|Universal=Sort of - maybe some if not all aspects of music are 'ratable'|Soul=No - everything is limited only to electromagnetic activity inside the brain - I somewhat doubt a 'soul' really exists|Reconsider=Sort of - I certainly see some valid points you have made that supports Universal Aesthetics|Perfect=Sort of - maybe a finite number of equally perfect tunes exist|Formula=Well yes - but maths and science will probably never be able to come close to explaining the best music|Art=Sort of - maybe some if not all aspects of pictures are 'ratable'|Article=Fairly interesting|God=Possibly, but I doubt it|;;;
96.241.8.161;2010-11-07 22:27;no-comments;Standard=Yes2 - there's a lot of room for improvement for even the best tunes ever composed|Taste=Sort of - only certain aspects in music can anyone claim to have better or worse taste|Universal=Sort of - maybe some if not all aspects of music are 'ratable'|Soul=Kind of - the brain interprets the sound and translates a new signal to be sent to the soul|Reconsider=Sort of - I certainly see some valid points you have made that supports Universal Aesthetics|Perfect=No - there are an infinite number of 'perfect' tunes|Formula=Sort of - certain aspects in music could be reductionable - but not all|Art=Sort of - maybe some if not all aspects of pictures are 'ratable'|Article=Fairly interesting|God=Definitely|;;;
174.56.27.210;2010-11-10 21:29;no-comments;Standard=Yes3 - a bit - there could certainly be room for improvement for the even the best tunes|Taste=Yes - some people have better or worse taste in music than others|Universal=Yes - even if no-one knows for sure how good any tune is - it still has a 'rating'|Soul=Kind of - the brain interprets the sound and translates a new signal to be sent to the soul|Reconsider=Yes - I now think there's a very good chance it might be true|Perfect=Sort of - maybe a finite number of equally perfect tunes exist|Formula=Well yes - but maths and science will probably never be able to come close to explaining the best music|Art=Sort of - maybe some if not all aspects of pictures are 'ratable'|Article=Fairly interesting|God=Definitely|;;;
121.203.56.165;2010-11-14 17:48;no-comments;Standard=Irrelevant - as all tunes are ultimately as good as each other since I believe in the relative aesthetic theory|Taste=Sort of - only certain aspects in music can anyone claim to have better or worse taste|Universal=Yes - even if no-one knows for sure how good any tune is - it still has a 'rating'|Soul=Yes - all or most musical enjoyment is derived once the music reaches the soul - The ear and brain only mostly act as a transmitter|Reconsider=I didn't really consider it before2 - but your article makes sense and I therefore believe in Universal Aesthetics|Perfect=No - there are an infinite number of 'perfect' tunes|Formula=No - math formulas and science could not explain music|Art=No - the quality of a picture is subjective and each opinion is equally as valid|Article=A bit boring|God=Possibly|;;;
81.230.116.91;2010-11-21 16:33;no-comments;Standard=Yes2 - there's a lot of room for improvement for even the best tunes ever composed|Taste=Yes - some people have better or worse taste in music than others|Universal=I don't know precisely what you mean|Soul=No - everything is limited only to electromagnetic activity inside the brain - There's definitely no such thing as a transcendental 'soul'|Reconsider=Not applicable - as I already believe in Universal Aesthetics|Perfect=Yes - a perfect tune really exists and is waiting to be discovered|Formula=I haven't the foggiest|Art=Yes - even if no-one knows for sure, all pictures have a 'rating'|Article=Fairly interesting|God=Definitely not|;;;
112.200.103.12;2010-11-30 11:58;no-comments;Standard=Yes1 - music could exist and be indescribably better than anyone has made or heard so far and it would be incredible to hear|Taste=Yes - some people have better or worse taste in music than others|Universal=Yes - even if no-one knows for sure how good any tune is - it still has a 'rating'|Soul=Yes - all or most musical enjoyment is derived once the music reaches the soul - The ear and brain only mostly act as a transmitter|Reconsider=Not applicable - as I already believe in Universal Aesthetics|Perfect=Yes - a perfect tune really exists and is waiting to be discovered|Formula=Yes - a very complex undiscovered math formula could explain the best music|Art=Sort of - maybe some if not all aspects of pictures are 'ratable'|Article=Utterly absorbing|God=Definitely|;;;
65.124.40.2;2010-12-02 04:05;no-comments;Standard=Irrelevant - as all tunes are ultimately as good as each other since I believe in the relative aesthetic theory|Taste=No - everyone's opinion on music is equally valid as everyone else's|Universal=No - the quality of a piece of music is subjective and each opinion is equally as valid|Soul=I haven't the foggiest|Reconsider=I didn't really consider it before - but I don't really agree and I therefore believe in Relative Aesthetics|Perfect=No2 - and this question is irrelevant as I only believe in subjective aesthetics|Formula=Sort of - certain aspects in music could be reductionable - but not all|Art=No - the quality of a picture is subjective and each opinion is equally as valid|Article=Fairly interesting|God=Most likely|;;;
199.17.206.1;2010-12-13 22:39;Why can I not find an author or date of creation for this site?? Might be a good idea if someone wanted to cite your information. ;Standard=Yes2 - there's a lot of room for improvement for even the best tunes ever composed|Taste=Sort of - only certain aspects in music can anyone claim to have better or worse taste|Universal=Sort of - maybe some if not all aspects of music are 'ratable'|Soul=Kind of - the brain interprets the sound and translates a new signal to be sent to the soul|Reconsider=Sort of - I certainly see some valid points you have made that supports Universal Aesthetics|Perfect=No - there are an infinite number of 'perfect' tunes|Formula=No - math formulas and science could not explain music|Art=Sort of - maybe some if not all aspects of pictures are 'ratable'|Article=Fascinating|God=Most likely not|;;;
82.35.131.194;2010-12-19 10:11;no-comments;Standard=Yes1 - music could exist and be indescribably better than anyone has made or heard so far and it would be incredible to hear|Taste=No - everyone's opinion on music is equally valid as everyone else's|Universal=No - the quality of a piece of music is subjective and each opinion is equally as valid|Soul=No - everything is limited only to electromagnetic activity inside the brain - There's definitely no such thing as a transcendental 'soul'|Reconsider=No - I still think the Relative or Subjective Aesthetics view to be true|Perfect=Yes - a perfect tune really exists and is waiting to be discovered|Formula=Yes - a very complex undiscovered math formula could explain the best music|Art=No - the quality of a picture is subjective and each opinion is equally as valid|Article=A bit boring|God=Most likely not|;;;
188.192.244.54;2011-01-12 05:35;no-comments;Standard=Yes3 - a bit - there could certainly be room for improvement for the even the best tunes|Taste=Yes - some people have better or worse taste in music than others|Universal=Yes - even if no-one knows for sure how good any tune is - it still has a 'rating'|Soul=Hmmmm - 'on the fly' calculation of the music is probably only performed in the brain - I'm not too sure about a soul|Reconsider=No - I still think the Relative or Subjective Aesthetics view to be true|Perfect=Yes - a perfect tune really exists and is waiting to be discovered|Formula=Well yes - but maths and science will probably never be able to come close to explaining the best music|Art=Yes - even if no-one knows for sure, all pictures have a 'rating'|Article=Fairly interesting|God=I haven't the foggiest|;;;
98.229.112.8;2011-01-21 20:16;no-comments;Standard=Irrelevant - as all tunes are ultimately as good as each other since I believe in the relative aesthetic theory|Taste=Yes - some people have better or worse taste in music than others|Universal=Sort of - maybe some if not all aspects of music are 'ratable'|Soul=No - everything is limited only to electromagnetic activity inside the brain - There's definitely no such thing as a transcendental 'soul'|Reconsider=No - I still think the Relative or Subjective Aesthetics view to be true|Perfect=No2 - and this question is irrelevant as I only believe in subjective aesthetics|Art=Sort of - maybe some if not all aspects of pictures are 'ratable'|Article=Fairly interesting|God=Definitely not|;;;
173.72.125.184;2011-02-06 08:58;no-comments;Standard=Yes2 - there's a lot of room for improvement for even the best tunes ever composed|Taste=Sort of - only certain aspects in music can anyone claim to have better or worse taste|Universal=No - the quality of a piece of music is subjective and each opinion is equally as valid|Soul=I haven't the foggiest|Reconsider=Sort of - I certainly see some valid points you have made that supports Universal Aesthetics|Perfect=No - there are an infinite number of 'perfect' tunes|Formula=Well yes - but maths and science will probably never be able to come close to explaining the best music|Art=No - the quality of a picture is subjective and each opinion is equally as valid|Article=Fairly interesting|God=Definitely|;;;
121.216.242.177;2011-03-14 10:31;no-comments;Standard=Yes2 - there's a lot of room for improvement for even the best tunes ever composed|Taste=Sort of - only certain aspects in music can anyone claim to have better or worse taste|Universal=Sort of - maybe some if not all aspects of music are 'ratable'|Soul=Yes - all or most musical enjoyment is derived once the music reaches the soul - The ear and brain only mostly act as a transmitter|Reconsider=Sort of - I certainly see some valid points you have made that supports Universal Aesthetics|Perfect=No - there are an infinite number of 'perfect' tunes|Formula=Sort of - certain aspects in music could be reductionable - but not all|Art=Sort of - maybe some if not all aspects of pictures are 'ratable'|Article=Fascinating|God=Possibly|;;;
50.9.121.202;2011-03-20 23:49;no-comments;Standard=Yes1 - music could exist and be indescribably better than anyone has made or heard so far and it would be incredible to hear|Taste=Yes - some people have better or worse taste in music than others|Universal=Yes - even if no-one knows for sure how good any tune is - it still has a 'rating'|Soul=Yes - all or most musical enjoyment is derived once the music reaches the soul - The ear and brain only mostly act as a transmitter|Reconsider=No - I still think the Relative or Subjective Aesthetics view to be true|Perfect=No - there are an infinite number of 'perfect' tunes|Formula=Sort of - certain aspects in music could be reductionable - but not all|Art=Yes - even if no-one knows for sure, all pictures have a 'rating'|Article=Fascinating|God=Possibly|;;;
68.189.42.160;2011-03-29 21:21;urantianaut[{name is at}]gmail.com;Standard=Yes1 - music could exist and be indescribably better than anyone has made or heard so far and it would be incredible to hear|Taste=Yes - some people have better or worse taste in music than others|Universal=Yes - even if no-one knows for sure how good any tune is - it still has a 'rating'|Soul=Yes - all or most musical enjoyment is derived once the music reaches the soul - The ear and brain only mostly act as a transmitter|Reconsider=Not applicable - as I already believe in Universal Aesthetics|Perfect=Yes - a perfect tune really exists and is waiting to be discovered|Formula=Yes - a very complex undiscovered math formula could explain the best music|Art=Yes - even if no-one knows for sure, all pictures have a 'rating'|Article=Fascinating|God=Definitely|;;;
124.169.63.198;2011-04-05 00:44;no-comments;Standard=Yes1 - music could exist and be indescribably better than anyone has made or heard so far and it would be incredible to hear|Taste=Yes - some people have better or worse taste in music than others|Universal=Yes - even if no-one knows for sure how good any tune is - it still has a 'rating'|Soul=Yes - all or most musical enjoyment is derived once the music reaches the soul - The ear and brain only mostly act as a transmitter|Reconsider=Yes - I now think there's a very good chance it might be true|Perfect=No - there are an infinite number of 'perfect' tunes|Formula=Well yes - but maths and science will probably never be able to come close to explaining the best music|Art=Yes - even if no-one knows for sure, all pictures have a 'rating'|Article=Fascinating|God=Possibly|;;;
63.74.208.100;2011-06-03 17:48;no-comments;Standard=Yes1 - music could exist and be indescribably better than anyone has made or heard so far and it would be incredible to hear|Taste=Yes - some people have better or worse taste in music than others|Universal=Yes - even if no-one knows for sure how good any tune is - it still has a 'rating'|Soul=Yes - all or most musical enjoyment is derived once the music reaches the soul - The ear and brain only mostly act as a transmitter|Reconsider=Not applicable - as I already believe in Universal Aesthetics|Perfect=Yes - a perfect tune really exists and is waiting to be discovered|Formula=Yes - a very complex undiscovered math formula could explain the best music|Art=Yes - even if no-one knows for sure, all pictures have a 'rating'|Article=Fairly interesting|God=Definitely|;;;
72.49.78.4;2011-06-18 20:40;I'd love to see your results! 
John Noland 
johnnoland[{name is at}]fuse.net 
 
Thanks!;Standard=Yes1 - music could exist and be indescribably better than anyone has made or heard so far and it would be incredible to hear|Taste=Yes - some people have better or worse taste in music than others|Universal=Yes - even if no-one knows for sure how good any tune is - it still has a 'rating'|Soul=Yes - all or most musical enjoyment is derived once the music reaches the soul - The ear and brain only mostly act as a transmitter|Reconsider=Not applicable - as I already believe in Universal Aesthetics|Perfect=Yes - a perfect tune really exists and is waiting to be discovered|Formula=Yes - a very complex undiscovered math formula could explain the best music|Art=No - the quality of a picture is subjective and each opinion is equally as valid|Article=Utterly absorbing|God=Definitely|;;;
58.179.255.196;2011-06-24 10:57;no-comments;Standard=Yes1 - music could exist and be indescribably better than anyone has made or heard so far and it would be incredible to hear|Taste=Sort of - only certain aspects in music can anyone claim to have better or worse taste|Universal=Yes - even if no-one knows for sure how good any tune is - it still has a 'rating'|Soul=Yes - all or most musical enjoyment is derived once the music reaches the soul - The ear and brain only mostly act as a transmitter|Reconsider=No - I still think the Relative or Subjective Aesthetics view to be true|Perfect=Yes - a perfect tune really exists and is waiting to be discovered|Formula=Yes - a very complex undiscovered math formula could explain the best music|Art=Yes - even if no-one knows for sure, all pictures have a 'rating'|Article=Fascinating|God=Definitely|;;;
75.0.12.152;2011-06-25 02:34;no-comments;Standard=Yes3 - a bit - there could certainly be room for improvement for the even the best tunes|Taste=Yes - some people have better or worse taste in music than others|Universal=Sort of - maybe some if not all aspects of music are 'ratable'|Soul=Yes - all or most musical enjoyment is derived once the music reaches the soul - The ear and brain only mostly act as a transmitter|Reconsider=Sort of - I certainly see some valid points you have made that supports Universal Aesthetics|Perfect=Sort of - maybe a finite number of equally perfect tunes exist|Formula=Yes - a very complex undiscovered math formula could explain the best music|Art=Sort of - maybe some if not all aspects of pictures are 'ratable'|Article=Fairly interesting|God=Definitely|;;;
209.22.180.109;2011-07-21 19:18;Art and music resonate (or not) with each mind differently and at different times differently. (like "truth") You engage emotion to engage the imagination, so any formulas might help engage perception but cannot be judged except in any given moment for only a single individual. Certain things will resonate with most people because our senses evolved on the same planet. Part of the beauty of art and music are how they transcend math and molecules and exist only ephemerally in the imagination. Even so, formulas can construct things of great beauty. Also since each and every concept exists, right or wrong, God exists. Kinda takes the fun out of the answer! 
Pat Holstrom pbholstrom[{name is at}]hotmail.com;Formula=Yes2 - but since I believe in Subjective Aesthetics, any possible formula would need to different for every person|Art=Sort of - maybe some if not all aspects of pictures are 'ratable'|Article=Fairly interesting|;;;
68.186.156.228;2011-07-22 20:27;no-comments;Standard=Yes1 - music could exist and be indescribably better than anyone has made or heard so far and it would be incredible to hear|Taste=Yes - some people have better or worse taste in music than others|Universal=Yes - even if no-one knows for sure how good any tune is - it still has a 'rating'|Soul=Yes - all or most musical enjoyment is derived once the music reaches the soul - The ear and brain only mostly act as a transmitter|Reconsider=Yes - I now think there's a very good chance it might be true|Perfect=Yes - a perfect tune really exists and is waiting to be discovered|Formula=Well yes - but maths and science will probably never be able to come close to explaining the best music|Article=Utterly absorbing|God=Definitely|;;;
110.168.99.59;2011-07-30 08:24;CGSRE JFGHJSOIF DFASDFVNA;Standard=Yes1 - music could exist and be indescribably better than anyone has made or heard so far and it would be incredible to hear|Perfect=Yes - a perfect tune really exists and is waiting to be discovered|;;;
110.168.99.59;2011-07-30 08:25;CGSRE JFGHJSOIF DFASDFVNA;Standard=Yes1 - music could exist and be indescribably better than anyone has made or heard so far and it would be incredible to hear|Perfect=Yes - a perfect tune really exists and is waiting to be discovered|God=I haven't the foggiest|;;;
178.110.112.107;2011-07-31 18:30;A quick point on question 7 is for option "Yes2" you really need to not only state "For each different person" but for each moment in their life. This is one of the problems I find for this as music taste varies in an individual during their life as well, but this does not defeat your theory just means people's music taste can get better and worse during their life by your system. My other problem is that part of your argument relies on everyone disliking the chord sequences you've presented and you can't assume that every one will nor is it possible to prove. Also how a sound is to the listener relies not only on their mental state but the physical structure of the audio receptors. Another point is often the beauty and emotion in a piece comes from the context that it is written, for the heart wrenching sorrow and beauty that is Pink Floyd's "Wish you were here" and the almost lost and directionless sound to some of the piece really shines when you understand the context that it is written in (In reference to Sid Barret and his total disconnection with reality). This is the same for other classical pieces and more modern pieces, if you don't understand the context then it often wont have the same beauty as it truly does, and if we arre to judge the context are we judging the very quality of thought and feelings itself and if so then on what sort of scale do you possibly consider judging it?;Standard=Irrelevant - as all tunes are ultimately as good as each other since I believe in the relative aesthetic theory|Taste=No - everyone's opinion on music is equally valid as everyone else's|Universal=No - the quality of a piece of music is subjective and each opinion is equally as valid|Soul=No - everything is limited only to electromagnetic activity inside the brain - I somewhat doubt a 'soul' really exists|Reconsider=No - I still think the Relative or Subjective Aesthetics view to be true|Perfect=No2 - and this question is irrelevant as I only believe in subjective aesthetics|Formula=No2 - since I believe in Subjective Aesthetics, and I don't think this is compatible|Art=No - the quality of a picture is subjective and each opinion is equally as valid|Article=Fairly interesting|God=Possibly, but I doubt it|;;;
82.24.181.250;2011-08-01 01:29;A quick point on question 7 is for option "Yes2" you really need to not only state "For each different person" but for each moment in their life. This is one of the problems I find for this as music taste varies in an individual during their life as well, but this does not defeat your theory just means people's music taste can get better and worse during their life by your system. My other problem is that part of your argument relies on everyone disliking the chord sequences you've presented and you can't assume that every one will nor is it possible to prove. Also how a sound is to the listener relies not only on their mental state but the physical structure of the audio receptors. Another point is often the beauty and emotion in a piece comes from the context that it is written, for the heart wrenching sorrow and beauty that is Pink Floyd's "Wish you were here" and the almost lost and directionless sound to some of the piece really shines when you understand the context that it is written in (In reference to Sid Barret and his total disconnection with reality). This is the same for other classical pieces and more modern pieces, if you don't understand the context then it often wont have the same beauty as it truly does, and if we arre to judge the context are we judging the very quality of thought and feelings itself and if so then on what sort of scale do you possibly consider judging it?;Standard=Irrelevant - as all tunes are ultimately as good as each other since I believe in the relative aesthetic theory|Taste=No - everyone's opinion on music is equally valid as everyone else's|Universal=No - the quality of a piece of music is subjective and each opinion is equally as valid|Soul=No - everything is limited only to electromagnetic activity inside the brain - I somewhat doubt a 'soul' really exists|Reconsider=No - I still think the Relative or Subjective Aesthetics view to be true|Perfect=No2 - and this question is irrelevant as I only believe in subjective aesthetics|Formula=No2 - since I believe in Subjective Aesthetics, and I don't think this is compatible|Art=No - the quality of a picture is subjective and each opinion is equally as valid|Article=Fairly interesting|God=Possibly, but I doubt it|;;;
203.219.135.243;2011-08-15 08:11;no-comments;Standard=Nah - all the best music has already been thought up or is at least close|Taste=Sort of - only certain aspects in music can anyone claim to have better or worse taste|Universal=Sort of - maybe some if not all aspects of music are 'ratable'|Soul=Hmmmm - 'on the fly' calculation of the music is probably only performed in the brain - I'm not too sure about a soul|Reconsider=Sort of - I certainly see some valid points you have made that supports Universal Aesthetics|Perfect=Sort of - maybe a finite number of equally perfect tunes exist|Formula=Well yes - but maths and science will probably never be able to come close to explaining the best music|Art=Sort of - maybe some if not all aspects of pictures are 'ratable'|Article=Utterly absorbing|God=Possibly, but I doubt it|;;;
85.240.97.164;2011-08-29 15:12;no-comments;Standard=Nah - all the best music has already been thought up or is at least close|Taste=Yes - some people have better or worse taste in music than others|Universal=Yes - even if no-one knows for sure how good any tune is - it still has a 'rating'|Soul=No - everything is limited only to electromagnetic activity inside the brain - There's definitely no such thing as a transcendental 'soul'|Reconsider=Not applicable - as I already believe in Universal Aesthetics|Perfect=Sort of - maybe a finite number of equally perfect tunes exist|Formula=Sort of - certain aspects in music could be reductionable - but not all|Art=Sort of - maybe some if not all aspects of pictures are 'ratable'|Article=Fairly interesting|God=Definitely not|;;;
195.240.175.244;2011-09-05 23:18;no-comments;Standard=Yes1 - music could exist and be indescribably better than anyone has made or heard so far and it would be incredible to hear|Taste=Yes - some people have better or worse taste in music than others|Universal=Yes - even if no-one knows for sure how good any tune is - it still has a 'rating'|Soul=Yes - all or most musical enjoyment is derived once the music reaches the soul - The ear and brain only mostly act as a transmitter|Reconsider=Not applicable - as I already believe in Universal Aesthetics|Perfect=No - there are an infinite number of 'perfect' tunes|Formula=Sort of - certain aspects in music could be reductionable - but not all|Art=Sort of - maybe some if not all aspects of pictures are 'ratable'|Article=Fascinating|God=Possibly, but I doubt it|;;;
72.88.44.234;2011-09-10 03:38;no-comments;Standard=Yes2 - there's a lot of room for improvement for even the best tunes ever composed|Taste=Sort of - only certain aspects in music can anyone claim to have better or worse taste|Universal=Sort of - maybe some if not all aspects of music are 'ratable'|Soul=No - everything is limited only to electromagnetic activity inside the brain - There's definitely no such thing as a transcendental 'soul'|Reconsider=Not applicable - as I already believe in Universal Aesthetics|Perfect=Sort of - maybe a finite number of equally perfect tunes exist|Formula=Yes - a very complex undiscovered math formula could explain the best music|Art=I haven't the foggiest|Article=Utterly absorbing|God=Most likely not|;;;
72.130.181.52;2011-09-11 02:27;The article was interesting but I still disagree, especially about the part where you say complex is always better than simple. I love listening to Bach Cello Suite No.1 Prelude and is one of my favorite songs even though it is a fairly simple song. Im sure you know the reasons why people may disagree with you so i wouldnt bother writing much more;Standard=Irrelevant - as all tunes are ultimately as good as each other since I believe in the relative aesthetic theory|Taste=Sort of - only certain aspects in music can anyone claim to have better or worse taste|Universal=No - the quality of a piece of music is subjective and each opinion is equally as valid|Soul=Yes - all or most musical enjoyment is derived once the music reaches the soul - The ear and brain only mostly act as a transmitter|Reconsider=No - I still think the Relative or Subjective Aesthetics view to be true|Perfect=Sort of - maybe a finite number of equally perfect tunes exist|Formula=No - math formulas and science could not explain music|Art=No - the quality of a picture is subjective and each opinion is equally as valid|Article=Fairly interesting|God=Possibly|;;;
174.109.223.50;2011-09-25 22:33;no-comments;Standard=Yes1 - music could exist and be indescribably better than anyone has made or heard so far and it would be incredible to hear|Taste=No - everyone's opinion on music is equally valid as everyone else's|Universal=No - the quality of a piece of music is subjective and each opinion is equally as valid|Soul=Yes - all or most musical enjoyment is derived once the music reaches the soul - The ear and brain only mostly act as a transmitter|Reconsider=I didn't really consider it before - but I don't really agree and I therefore believe in Relative Aesthetics|Perfect=No - there are an infinite number of 'perfect' tunes|Formula=Well yes - but maths and science will probably never be able to come close to explaining the best music|Art=No - the quality of a picture is subjective and each opinion is equally as valid|Article=Fascinating|God=Definitely|;;;
86.181.142.188;2011-09-28 06:31;no-comments;Standard=Yes1 - music could exist and be indescribably better than anyone has made or heard so far and it would be incredible to hear|Taste=Sort of - only certain aspects in music can anyone claim to have better or worse taste|Universal=Sort of - maybe some if not all aspects of music are 'ratable'|Soul=Yes - all or most musical enjoyment is derived once the music reaches the soul - The ear and brain only mostly act as a transmitter|Reconsider=Sort of - I certainly see some valid points you have made that supports Universal Aesthetics|Perfect=No - there are an infinite number of 'perfect' tunes|Formula=Well yes - but maths and science will probably never be able to come close to explaining the best music|Art=I haven't the foggiest|Article=Fascinating|God=I haven't the foggiest|;;;
119.153.132.232;2011-10-02 13:27;no-comments;God=Definitely|;;;
72.252.144.10;2011-10-09 00:56;no-comments;Standard=Yes1 - music could exist and be indescribably better than anyone has made or heard so far and it would be incredible to hear|Taste=Yes - some people have better or worse taste in music than others|Universal=Yes - even if no-one knows for sure how good any tune is - it still has a 'rating'|Reconsider=I didn't really consider it before - but I don't really agree and I therefore believe in Relative Aesthetics|Perfect=No - there are an infinite number of 'perfect' tunes|Formula=Yes - a very complex undiscovered math formula could explain the best music|Art=Yes - even if no-one knows for sure, all pictures have a 'rating'|Article=Fairly interesting|God=Definitely|;;;
88.104.173.233;2011-10-21 06:58;no-comments;Standard=Yes2 - there's a lot of room for improvement for even the best tunes ever composed|Taste=No - everyone's opinion on music is equally valid as everyone else's|Universal=No - the quality of a piece of music is subjective and each opinion is equally as valid|Soul=No - everything is limited only to electromagnetic activity inside the brain - There's definitely no such thing as a transcendental 'soul'|Reconsider=No - I still think the Relative or Subjective Aesthetics view to be true|Perfect=No2 - and this question is irrelevant as I only believe in subjective aesthetics|Formula=Yes2 - but since I believe in Subjective Aesthetics, any possible formula would need to different for every person|Art=No - the quality of a picture is subjective and each opinion is equally as valid|Article=A bit boring|God=Definitely not|;;;
68.100.210.143;2011-10-22 14:09;no-comments;Standard=Yes1 - music could exist and be indescribably better than anyone has made or heard so far and it would be incredible to hear|Taste=Yes - some people have better or worse taste in music than others|Universal=Yes - even if no-one knows for sure how good any tune is - it still has a 'rating'|Soul=No - everything is limited only to electromagnetic activity inside the brain - There's definitely no such thing as a transcendental 'soul'|Reconsider=Yes - I now think there's a very good chance it might be true|Perfect=No - there are an infinite number of 'perfect' tunes|Formula=Well yes - but maths and science will probably never be able to come close to explaining the best music|Art=Yes - even if no-one knows for sure, all pictures have a 'rating'|Article=Fairly interesting|God=Most likely not|;;;
68.114.22.26;2011-10-30 16:52;no-comments;Standard=Yes1 - music could exist and be indescribably better than anyone has made or heard so far and it would be incredible to hear|Taste=Sort of - only certain aspects in music can anyone claim to have better or worse taste|Universal=No - the quality of a piece of music is subjective and each opinion is equally as valid|Soul=Hmmmm - 'on the fly' calculation of the music is probably only performed in the brain - I'm not too sure about a soul|Reconsider=No - I still think the Relative or Subjective Aesthetics view to be true|Perfect=No - there are an infinite number of 'perfect' tunes|Formula=Yes2 - but since I believe in Subjective Aesthetics, any possible formula would need to different for every person|Art=No - the quality of a picture is subjective and each opinion is equally as valid|Article=Fairly interesting|God=Possibly|;;;
87.184.206.17;2012-01-04 06:47;no-comments;Standard=Yes1 - music could exist and be indescribably better than anyone has made or heard so far and it would be incredible to hear|Taste=Sort of - only certain aspects in music can anyone claim to have better or worse taste|Universal=Yes - even if no-one knows for sure how good any tune is - it still has a 'rating'|Soul=No - everything is limited only to electromagnetic activity inside the brain - There's definitely no such thing as a transcendental 'soul'|Reconsider=Not applicable - as I already believe in Universal Aesthetics|Perfect=No - there are an infinite number of 'perfect' tunes|Formula=Yes - a very complex undiscovered math formula could explain the best music|Art=Yes - even if no-one knows for sure, all pictures have a 'rating'|Article=Fascinating|God=Possibly|;;;
75.80.217.89;2012-01-05 16:48;no-comments;Standard=Yes2 - there's a lot of room for improvement for even the best tunes ever composed|Taste=No - everyone's opinion on music is equally valid as everyone else's|Universal=No - the quality of a piece of music is subjective and each opinion is equally as valid|Soul=Kind of - the brain interprets the sound and translates a new signal to be sent to the soul|Reconsider=Sort of - I certainly see some valid points you have made that supports Universal Aesthetics|Perfect=No - there are an infinite number of 'perfect' tunes|Formula=Well yes - but maths and science will probably never be able to come close to explaining the best music|Art=No - the quality of a picture is subjective and each opinion is equally as valid|Article=Fascinating|God=Possibly|;;;
109.171.30.53;2012-01-11 12:06;no-comments;Standard=Irrelevant - as all tunes are ultimately as good as each other since I believe in the relative aesthetic theory|Taste=Yes - some people have better or worse taste in music than others|Universal=Sort of - maybe some if not all aspects of music are 'ratable'|Soul=Hmmmm - 'on the fly' calculation of the music is probably only performed in the brain - I'm not too sure about a soul|Reconsider=Sort of - I certainly see some valid points you have made that supports Universal Aesthetics|Perfect=Sort of - maybe a finite number of equally perfect tunes exist|Formula=Well yes - but maths and science will probably never be able to come close to explaining the best music|Art=Sort of - maybe some if not all aspects of pictures are 'ratable'|Article=Fascinating|God=I haven't the foggiest|;;;
208.103.47.56;2012-05-01 22:32;no-comments;Standard=Yes1 - music could exist and be indescribably better than anyone has made or heard so far and it would be incredible to hear|Taste=I don't know precisely what you mean|Universal=Yes - even if no-one knows for sure how good any tune is - it still has a 'rating'|Soul=Yes - all or most musical enjoyment is derived once the music reaches the soul - The ear and brain only mostly act as a transmitter|Reconsider=Sort of - I certainly see some valid points you have made that supports Universal Aesthetics|Perfect=Sort of - maybe a finite number of equally perfect tunes exist|Formula=Yes - a very complex undiscovered math formula could explain the best music|Art=No - the quality of a picture is subjective and each opinion is equally as valid|Article=Utterly absorbing|God=I haven't the foggiest|;;;
108.197.4.155;2012-05-02 03:50;no-comments;Standard=Yes2 - there's a lot of room for improvement for even the best tunes ever composed|Taste=Yes - some people have better or worse taste in music than others|Universal=Yes - even if no-one knows for sure how good any tune is - it still has a 'rating'|Soul=No - everything is limited only to electromagnetic activity inside the brain - There's definitely no such thing as a transcendental 'soul'|Reconsider=Not applicable - as I already believe in Universal Aesthetics|Perfect=Sort of - maybe a finite number of equally perfect tunes exist|Formula=Yes - a very complex undiscovered math formula could explain the best music|Art=Yes - even if no-one knows for sure, all pictures have a 'rating'|Article=Fairly interesting|God=Definitely not|;;;
31.43.131.251;2012-05-30 03:40;no-comments;Standard=Yes1 - music could exist and be indescribably better than anyone has made or heard so far and it would be incredible to hear|Taste=Sort of - only certain aspects in music can anyone claim to have better or worse taste|Universal=I don't know precisely what you mean|Soul=No - everything is limited only to electromagnetic activity inside the brain - I somewhat doubt a 'soul' really exists|Reconsider=Not applicable - as I already believe in Universal Aesthetics|Perfect=No - there are an infinite number of 'perfect' tunes|Formula=No - math formulas and science could not explain music|Art=Sort of - maybe some if not all aspects of pictures are 'ratable'|Article=Fairly interesting|God=Most likely not|;;;
85.96.18.200;2012-07-08 16:20;no-comments;Standard=Yes3 - a bit - there could certainly be room for improvement for the even the best tunes|Taste=I don't know precisely what you mean|Universal=Sort of - maybe some if not all aspects of music are 'ratable'|Soul=No - everything is limited only to electromagnetic activity inside the brain - I somewhat doubt a 'soul' really exists|Reconsider=No - I still think the Relative or Subjective Aesthetics view to be true|Perfect=No2 - and this question is irrelevant as I only believe in subjective aesthetics|Formula=Well yes - but maths and science will probably never be able to come close to explaining the best music|Art=No - the quality of a picture is subjective and each opinion is equally as valid|Article=Fairly interesting|God=I haven't the foggiest|;;;
76.24.185.183;2012-07-15 12:18;no-comments;Standard=Yes1 - music could exist and be indescribably better than anyone has made or heard so far and it would be incredible to hear|Taste=Yes - some people have better or worse taste in music than others|Universal=Yes - even if no-one knows for sure how good any tune is - it still has a 'rating'|Soul=Yes - all or most musical enjoyment is derived once the music reaches the soul - The ear and brain only mostly act as a transmitter|Reconsider=Not applicable - as I already believe in Universal Aesthetics|Perfect=No - there are an infinite number of 'perfect' tunes|Formula=Well yes - but maths and science will probably never be able to come close to explaining the best music|Art=Yes - even if no-one knows for sure, all pictures have a 'rating'|Article=Fairly interesting|God=Definitely|;;;
112.200.26.63;2012-07-24 06:10;CJ 
cjquines[{name is at}]yahoo.com 
Hello, Daniel.;Standard=Yes2 - there's a lot of room for improvement for even the best tunes ever composed|Taste=Yes - some people have better or worse taste in music than others|Universal=Yes - even if no-one knows for sure how good any tune is - it still has a 'rating'|Soul=Yes - all or most musical enjoyment is derived once the music reaches the soul - The ear and brain only mostly act as a transmitter|Reconsider=Yes - I now think there's a very good chance it might be true|Perfect=Yes - a perfect tune really exists and is waiting to be discovered|Formula=Yes - a very complex undiscovered math formula could explain the best music|Art=Sort of - maybe some if not all aspects of pictures are 'ratable'|Article=Utterly absorbing|God=Definitely|;;;
173.57.35.241;2012-09-12 13:17;no-comments;Standard=Yes1 - music could exist and be indescribably better than anyone has made or heard so far and it would be incredible to hear|Taste=Yes - some people have better or worse taste in music than others|Universal=Yes - even if no-one knows for sure how good any tune is - it still has a 'rating'|Soul=Yes - all or most musical enjoyment is derived once the music reaches the soul - The ear and brain only mostly act as a transmitter|Reconsider=Not applicable - as I already believe in Universal Aesthetics|Perfect=Yes - a perfect tune really exists and is waiting to be discovered|Formula=Well yes - but maths and science will probably never be able to come close to explaining the best music|Art=Sort of - maybe some if not all aspects of pictures are 'ratable'|Article=Fascinating|God=Definitely|;;;
129.110.5.91;2012-09-18 14:29;no-comments;Standard=Yes1 - music could exist and be indescribably better than anyone has made or heard so far and it would be incredible to hear|Taste=Sort of - only certain aspects in music can anyone claim to have better or worse taste|Universal=Sort of - maybe some if not all aspects of music are 'ratable'|Soul=Hmmmm - 'on the fly' calculation of the music is probably only performed in the brain - I'm not too sure about a soul|Reconsider=No - I still think the Relative or Subjective Aesthetics view to be true|Perfect=No2 - and this question is irrelevant as I only believe in subjective aesthetics|Formula=No - math formulas and science could not explain music|Art=Sort of - maybe some if not all aspects of pictures are 'ratable'|Article=Fairly interesting|God=I haven't the foggiest|;;;
76.184.136.2;2012-09-19 00:16;no-comments;Standard=Yes1 - music could exist and be indescribably better than anyone has made or heard so far and it would be incredible to hear|Taste=No - everyone's opinion on music is equally valid as everyone else's|Universal=No - the quality of a piece of music is subjective and each opinion is equally as valid|Soul=Yes - all or most musical enjoyment is derived once the music reaches the soul - The ear and brain only mostly act as a transmitter|Reconsider=No - I still think the Relative or Subjective Aesthetics view to be true|Perfect=No - there are an infinite number of 'perfect' tunes|Formula=Yes2 - but since I believe in Subjective Aesthetics, any possible formula would need to different for every person|Art=No - the quality of a picture is subjective and each opinion is equally as valid|Article=A bit boring|God=Definitely|;;;
76.185.181.146;2012-09-19 03:26;no-comments;Standard=Yes3 - a bit - there could certainly be room for improvement for the even the best tunes|Taste=No - everyone's opinion on music is equally valid as everyone else's|Universal=Sort of - maybe some if not all aspects of music are 'ratable'|Soul=Yes - all or most musical enjoyment is derived once the music reaches the soul - The ear and brain only mostly act as a transmitter|Reconsider=Sort of - I certainly see some valid points you have made that supports Universal Aesthetics|Perfect=No - there are an infinite number of 'perfect' tunes|Formula=No - math formulas and science could not explain music|Art=No - the quality of a picture is subjective and each opinion is equally as valid|Article=Fairly interesting|God=Most likely|;;;
92.196.103.23;2012-10-16 16:37;Do you think computers and formulars could possibly generate jokes and/or surprises? 
Have you yet met someone who considered his musical taste inferior to yours? 
And do your ideas apply to ALL kinds of music or just for the 12-tone-subdivision and the human-ear-capacity? 
Interesting, keep up this stuff;Standard=Yes2 - there's a lot of room for improvement for even the best tunes ever composed|Taste=Yes - some people have better or worse taste in music than others|Universal=Sort of - maybe some if not all aspects of music are 'ratable'|Soul=Kind of - the brain interprets the sound and translates a new signal to be sent to the soul|Reconsider=Yes - I now think there's a very good chance it might be true|Perfect=Sort of - maybe a finite number of equally perfect tunes exist|Formula=Well yes - but maths and science will probably never be able to come close to explaining the best music|Art=Yes - even if no-one knows for sure, all pictures have a 'rating'|Article=Fairly interesting|God=Most likely|;;;
64.9.239.137;2012-10-16 22:45;no-comments;Standard=Yes3 - a bit - there could certainly be room for improvement for the even the best tunes|Taste=Sort of - only certain aspects in music can anyone claim to have better or worse taste|Universal=Sort of - maybe some if not all aspects of music are 'ratable'|Soul=Hmmmm - 'on the fly' calculation of the music is probably only performed in the brain - I'm not too sure about a soul|Reconsider=I didn't really consider it before2 - but your article makes sense and I therefore believe in Universal Aesthetics|Perfect=Sort of - maybe a finite number of equally perfect tunes exist|Formula=Well yes - but maths and science will probably never be able to come close to explaining the best music|Art=Yes - even if no-one knows for sure, all pictures have a 'rating'|Article=Utterly absorbing|God=Most likely not|;;;
67.212.26.10;2012-10-19 20:33;no-comments;Standard=Yes2 - there's a lot of room for improvement for even the best tunes ever composed|Taste=Sort of - only certain aspects in music can anyone claim to have better or worse taste|Universal=Sort of - maybe some if not all aspects of music are 'ratable'|Soul=Hmmmm - 'on the fly' calculation of the music is probably only performed in the brain - I'm not too sure about a soul|Reconsider=Sort of - I certainly see some valid points you have made that supports Universal Aesthetics|Perfect=Sort of - maybe a finite number of equally perfect tunes exist|Formula=Sort of - certain aspects in music could be reductionable - but not all|Art=Sort of - maybe some if not all aspects of pictures are 'ratable'|Article=Utterly absorbing|God=Possibly|;;;
190.19.173.150;2012-12-18 22:37;I don't feel like answering the survey, sorry. I feel the options are too limiting. However, I feel like adding a comment.  
 
There might be a need for a non-ladder-like view. Perfection or merit (as related to musical taste) are hierarchical concepts, or at least that's their connotation...sthg is at the top and the rest is inferior, a pyramidal view of the world. Perhaps, exploring taste using a different geometry would be more useful, e.g nets. In such nets perfection and imperfection in various degrees could coexist, no need for them to be mutually exclusive. An example: sbdy throws a ball at you and you catch it. That's perfect, you've done it perfectly in the sense that you've caught it. But maybe next time you'll try to be a little more efficient at catching it. The concept of degrees of perfection comes to my mind. 
 
Moreover, we know we usually change many of our tastes during our life. So taste is variable, dynamic (e.g. 10 years ago you didn't like pizza, but nowadays you love it...and that's perfect for you). Changing some of your tastes at some point of our lives seems to me to be an important process, even a necessity. Food for thought. :) (Sbdy must already have algorithmically modeled taste). 
 
Landon Mars 
naturalpanorama[{name is at}]yahoo.com;;;;
84.56.244.215;2013-02-27 17:02;no-comments;Standard=Yes2 - there's a lot of room for improvement for even the best tunes ever composed|Taste=No - everyone's opinion on music is equally valid as everyone else's|Universal=No - the quality of a piece of music is subjective and each opinion is equally as valid|Soul=Kind of - the brain interprets the sound and translates a new signal to be sent to the soul|Reconsider=No - I still think the Relative or Subjective Aesthetics view to be true|Perfect=No - there are an infinite number of 'perfect' tunes|Formula=No - math formulas and science could not explain music|Art=No - the quality of a picture is subjective and each opinion is equally as valid|Article=Fairly interesting|God=Possibly, but I doubt it|;;;
76.198.129.237;2013-03-17 14:59;no-comments;Standard=Yes1 - music could exist and be indescribably better than anyone has made or heard so far and it would be incredible to hear|Taste=Yes - some people have better or worse taste in music than others|Universal=Sort of - maybe some if not all aspects of music are 'ratable'|Soul=Yes - all or most musical enjoyment is derived once the music reaches the soul - The ear and brain only mostly act as a transmitter|Reconsider=Yes - I now think there's a very good chance it might be true|Perfect=Sort of - maybe a finite number of equally perfect tunes exist|Formula=Sort of - certain aspects in music could be reductionable - but not all|Art=Yes - even if no-one knows for sure, all pictures have a 'rating'|Article=Utterly absorbing|God=Definitely not|;;;
64.30.14.50;2013-03-31 22:41;no-comments;Standard=Yes2 - there's a lot of room for improvement for even the best tunes ever composed|Taste=Sort of - only certain aspects in music can anyone claim to have better or worse taste|Universal=Yes - even if no-one knows for sure how good any tune is - it still has a 'rating'|Soul=Hmmmm - 'on the fly' calculation of the music is probably only performed in the brain - I'm not too sure about a soul|Reconsider=Yes - I now think there's a very good chance it might be true|Perfect=Sort of - maybe a finite number of equally perfect tunes exist|Formula=Sort of - certain aspects in music could be reductionable - but not all|Art=Yes - even if no-one knows for sure, all pictures have a 'rating'|Article=Fairly interesting|God=Most likely not|;;;
76.127.100.180;2013-04-07 06:40;no-comments;Standard=Irrelevant - as all tunes are ultimately as good as each other since I believe in the relative aesthetic theory|Taste=Sort of - only certain aspects in music can anyone claim to have better or worse taste|Universal=Sort of - maybe some if not all aspects of music are 'ratable'|Soul=Yes - all or most musical enjoyment is derived once the music reaches the soul - The ear and brain only mostly act as a transmitter|Perfect=I haven't the foggiest|Formula=Well yes - but maths and science will probably never be able to come close to explaining the best music|Art=I haven't the foggiest|Article=Fascinating|God=Most likely not|;;;
36.73.77.158;2013-06-26 19:36;no-comments;Standard=Yes1 - music could exist and be indescribably better than anyone has made or heard so far and it would be incredible to hear|Taste=Sort of - only certain aspects in music can anyone claim to have better or worse taste|Universal=No - the quality of a piece of music is subjective and each opinion is equally as valid|Soul=No - everything is limited only to electromagnetic activity inside the brain - There's definitely no such thing as a transcendental 'soul'|Reconsider=Not applicable - as I already believe in Universal Aesthetics|Perfect=No - there are an infinite number of 'perfect' tunes|Formula=Well yes - but maths and science will probably never be able to come close to explaining the best music|Art=No - the quality of a picture is subjective and each opinion is equally as valid|Article=Fairly interesting|God=Most likely|;;;
183.87.213.90;2013-07-01 16:31;no-comments;Standard=Yes3 - a bit - there could certainly be room for improvement for the even the best tunes|Taste=No - everyone's opinion on music is equally valid as everyone else's|Universal=No - the quality of a piece of music is subjective and each opinion is equally as valid|Soul=I haven't the foggiest|Reconsider=No - I still think the Relative or Subjective Aesthetics view to be true|Perfect=No2 - and this question is irrelevant as I only believe in subjective aesthetics|Formula=No - math formulas and science could not explain music|Art=No - the quality of a picture is subjective and each opinion is equally as valid|Article=A bit boring|God=Definitely|;;;
68.191.144.194;2013-08-20 23:54;The word "god" is also a universal aesthetic. ;Standard=Irrelevant - as all tunes are ultimately as good as each other since I believe in the relative aesthetic theory|Taste=No - everyone's opinion on music is equally valid as everyone else's|Universal=Yes - even if no-one knows for sure how good any tune is - it still has a 'rating'|Soul=Yes - all or most musical enjoyment is derived once the music reaches the soul - The ear and brain only mostly act as a transmitter|Reconsider=Not applicable - as I already believe in Universal Aesthetics|Perfect=No - there are an infinite number of 'perfect' tunes|Formula=Yes - a very complex undiscovered math formula could explain the best music|Art=No - the quality of a picture is subjective and each opinion is equally as valid|Article=Fairly interesting|God=Definitely|;;;
80.152.246.185;2013-09-02 11:12;no-comments;Standard=Yes3 - a bit - there could certainly be room for improvement for the even the best tunes|Taste=Yes - some people have better or worse taste in music than others|Universal=Yes - even if no-one knows for sure how good any tune is - it still has a 'rating'|Soul=No - everything is limited only to electromagnetic activity inside the brain - There's definitely no such thing as a transcendental 'soul'|Reconsider=Not applicable - as I already believe in Universal Aesthetics|Perfect=No - there are an infinite number of 'perfect' tunes|Formula=Sort of - certain aspects in music could be reductionable - but not all|Art=No - the quality of a picture is subjective and each opinion is equally as valid|Article=Fairly interesting|God=Definitely not|;;;
151.49.218.233;2013-09-11 22:15;no-comments;Standard=Yes3 - a bit - there could certainly be room for improvement for the even the best tunes|Taste=No - everyone's opinion on music is equally valid as everyone else's|Universal=No - the quality of a piece of music is subjective and each opinion is equally as valid|Soul=No - everything is limited only to electromagnetic activity inside the brain - There's definitely no such thing as a transcendental 'soul'|Reconsider=No - I still think the Relative or Subjective Aesthetics view to be true|Perfect=No - there are an infinite number of 'perfect' tunes|Formula=Sort of - certain aspects in music could be reductionable - but not all|Art=No - the quality of a picture is subjective and each opinion is equally as valid|Article=Fairly interesting|God=Definitely not|;;;
86.140.194.161;2013-10-31 19:43;no-comments;Standard=Irrelevant - as all tunes are ultimately as good as each other since I believe in the relative aesthetic theory|Taste=No - everyone's opinion on music is equally valid as everyone else's|Universal=No - the quality of a piece of music is subjective and each opinion is equally as valid|Reconsider=No - I still think the Relative or Subjective Aesthetics view to be true|Perfect=Sort of - maybe a finite number of equally perfect tunes exist|Formula=Yes - a very complex undiscovered math formula could explain the best music|Art=No - the quality of a picture is subjective and each opinion is equally as valid|Article=Fairly interesting|God=Most likely not|;;;
128.252.110.207;2013-12-02 17:08;no-comments;Standard=Yes1 - music could exist and be indescribably better than anyone has made or heard so far and it would be incredible to hear|Taste=Yes - some people have better or worse taste in music than others|Universal=Sort of - maybe some if not all aspects of music are 'ratable'|Soul=Kind of - the brain interprets the sound and translates a new signal to be sent to the soul|Reconsider=Sort of - I certainly see some valid points you have made that supports Universal Aesthetics|Perfect=No - there are an infinite number of 'perfect' tunes|Formula=Sort of - certain aspects in music could be reductionable - but not all|Art=Sort of - maybe some if not all aspects of pictures are 'ratable'|Article=Fascinating|God=Definitely|;;;
76.126.179.116;2013-12-20 16:46;The notion of human's pathetically limited - cognitive - ability to "know" wraps around your entire site, and it's a beautiful thing to read about. Wonderful work here. 
 
George in California, infoaml[{name is at}]yahoo.com;Standard=Yes2 - there's a lot of room for improvement for even the best tunes ever composed|Taste=I don't know precisely what you mean|Universal=Sort of - maybe some if not all aspects of music are 'ratable'|Soul=Yes - all or most musical enjoyment is derived once the music reaches the soul - The ear and brain only mostly act as a transmitter|Reconsider=Not applicable - as I already believe in Universal Aesthetics|Formula=Yes - a very complex undiscovered math formula could explain the best music|Art=Yes - even if no-one knows for sure, all pictures have a 'rating'|Article=Fascinating|God=Definitely|;;;
173.206.29.80;2014-02-08 07:59;no-comments;Standard=Yes1 - music could exist and be indescribably better than anyone has made or heard so far and it would be incredible to hear|Taste=Sort of - only certain aspects in music can anyone claim to have better or worse taste|Universal=Yes - even if no-one knows for sure how good any tune is - it still has a 'rating'|Soul=Hmmmm - 'on the fly' calculation of the music is probably only performed in the brain - I'm not too sure about a soul|Reconsider=Yes - I now think there's a very good chance it might be true|Perfect=Yes - a perfect tune really exists and is waiting to be discovered|Formula=Well yes - but maths and science will probably never be able to come close to explaining the best music|Art=Yes - even if no-one knows for sure, all pictures have a 'rating'|Article=Fairly interesting|God=Possibly, but I doubt it|;;;
67.169.210.249;2014-05-08 22:58;no-comments;Standard=Irrelevant - as all tunes are ultimately as good as each other since I believe in the relative aesthetic theory|Taste=No - everyone's opinion on music is equally valid as everyone else's|Universal=No - the quality of a piece of music is subjective and each opinion is equally as valid|Soul=Hmmmm - 'on the fly' calculation of the music is probably only performed in the brain - I'm not too sure about a soul|Reconsider=No - I still think the Relative or Subjective Aesthetics view to be true|Perfect=No2 - and this question is irrelevant as I only believe in subjective aesthetics|Formula=Well yes - but maths and science will probably never be able to come close to explaining the best music|Art=No - the quality of a picture is subjective and each opinion is equally as valid|Article=A bit boring|God=Definitely|;;;
71.32.247.159;2014-05-25 01:13;no-comments;Standard=Yes1 - music could exist and be indescribably better than anyone has made or heard so far and it would be incredible to hear|Taste=Yes - some people have better or worse taste in music than others|Universal=Yes - even if no-one knows for sure how good any tune is - it still has a 'rating'|Soul=I haven't the foggiest|Reconsider=Sort of - I certainly see some valid points you have made that supports Universal Aesthetics|Perfect=No - there are an infinite number of 'perfect' tunes|Formula=Sort of - certain aspects in music could be reductionable - but not all|Art=Sort of - maybe some if not all aspects of pictures are 'ratable'|Article=Fairly interesting|God=I haven't the foggiest|;;;
50.201.26.34;2014-07-16 10:15;no-comments;Standard=Yes2 - there's a lot of room for improvement for even the best tunes ever composed|Taste=No - everyone's opinion on music is equally valid as everyone else's|Universal=No - the quality of a piece of music is subjective and each opinion is equally as valid|Soul=Kind of - the brain interprets the sound and translates a new signal to be sent to the soul|Reconsider=Sort of - I certainly see some valid points you have made that supports Universal Aesthetics|Perfect=No - there are an infinite number of 'perfect' tunes|Formula=No - math formulas and science could not explain music|Art=No - the quality of a picture is subjective and each opinion is equally as valid|Article=Fascinating|God=Possibly|;;;
2.11.242.238;2014-07-24 16:34;and what about the culture,the sound and harmonie you use to hear now and when your was in your mother. Your way of life, your psychism. ;Standard=Irrelevant - as all tunes are ultimately as good as each other since I believe in the relative aesthetic theory|Taste=No - everyone's opinion on music is equally valid as everyone else's|Universal=No - the quality of a piece of music is subjective and each opinion is equally as valid|Soul=I haven't the foggiest|Reconsider=Sort of - I certainly see some valid points you have made that supports Universal Aesthetics|Perfect=No - there are an infinite number of 'perfect' tunes|Formula=Yes2 - but since I believe in Subjective Aesthetics, any possible formula would need to different for every person|Art=No - the quality of a picture is subjective and each opinion is equally as valid|Article=Fascinating|God=I haven't the foggiest|;;;
71.229.165.193;2014-10-12 17:28;no-comments;Standard=Yes1 - music could exist and be indescribably better than anyone has made or heard so far and it would be incredible to hear|Taste=Yes - some people have better or worse taste in music than others|Universal=Yes - even if no-one knows for sure how good any tune is - it still has a 'rating'|Soul=Yes - all or most musical enjoyment is derived once the music reaches the soul - The ear and brain only mostly act as a transmitter|Reconsider=I didn't really consider it before2 - but your article makes sense and I therefore believe in Universal Aesthetics|Perfect=No - there are an infinite number of 'perfect' tunes|Formula=Sort of - certain aspects in music could be reductionable - but not all|Art=Yes - even if no-one knows for sure, all pictures have a 'rating'|Article=Fascinating|God=Most likely not|;;;
99.44.249.239;2014-10-13 21:19;no-comments;Standard=Yes1 - music could exist and be indescribably better than anyone has made or heard so far and it would be incredible to hear|Taste=Sort of - only certain aspects in music can anyone claim to have better or worse taste|Universal=Sort of - maybe some if not all aspects of music are 'ratable'|Soul=No - everything is limited only to electromagnetic activity inside the brain - There's definitely no such thing as a transcendental 'soul'|Reconsider=Sort of - I certainly see some valid points you have made that supports Universal Aesthetics|Perfect=No - there are an infinite number of 'perfect' tunes|Formula=I haven't the foggiest|Art=Yes - even if no-one knows for sure, all pictures have a 'rating'|Article=Fairly interesting|God=I haven't the foggiest|;;;
85.5.94.195;2014-10-19 15:20;no-comments;Standard=Yes2 - there's a lot of room for improvement for even the best tunes ever composed|Taste=No - everyone's opinion on music is equally valid as everyone else's|Universal=Yes - even if no-one knows for sure how good any tune is - it still has a 'rating'|Soul=Yes - all or most musical enjoyment is derived once the music reaches the soul - The ear and brain only mostly act as a transmitter|Reconsider=No - I still think the Relative or Subjective Aesthetics view to be true|Perfect=No - there are an infinite number of 'perfect' tunes|Formula=No - math formulas and science could not explain music|Art=Yes - even if no-one knows for sure, all pictures have a 'rating'|Article=Fascinating|God=Definitely|;;;
68.100.194.85;2014-10-31 19:02;no-comments;Standard=Yes3 - a bit - there could certainly be room for improvement for the even the best tunes|Taste=Sort of - only certain aspects in music can anyone claim to have better or worse taste|Universal=Sort of - maybe some if not all aspects of music are 'ratable'|Soul=Hmmmm - 'on the fly' calculation of the music is probably only performed in the brain - I'm not too sure about a soul|Reconsider=No - I still think the Relative or Subjective Aesthetics view to be true|Perfect=Sort of - maybe a finite number of equally perfect tunes exist|Formula=Well yes - but maths and science will probably never be able to come close to explaining the best music|Art=Sort of - maybe some if not all aspects of pictures are 'ratable'|Article=Fascinating|God=Definitely|;;;
128.54.194.110;2014-11-11 02:05;no-comments;Standard=Yes1 - music could exist and be indescribably better than anyone has made or heard so far and it would be incredible to hear|Taste=Yes - some people have better or worse taste in music than others|Universal=Yes - even if no-one knows for sure how good any tune is - it still has a 'rating'|Soul=Hmmmm - 'on the fly' calculation of the music is probably only performed in the brain - I'm not too sure about a soul|Reconsider=Not applicable - as I already believe in Universal Aesthetics|Perfect=Yes - a perfect tune really exists and is waiting to be discovered|Formula=No - math formulas and science could not explain music|Art=Yes - even if no-one knows for sure, all pictures have a 'rating'|Article=Fairly interesting|God=Possibly, but I doubt it|;;;
67.9.39.33;2014-11-19 01:22;good music and art depends on the observers mood.  its funny how some of my favorite music now was too far advanced for me to appreciate at first, but is now my favorite kind, styles such as prog, punk, electro, etc. take time to absorb and 'grow on you' now I try to get a healthy balanced diet of all the various vibrations. seems too many folks simply settle on whatever everyone else likes or that does not require critical thought whatsoever. there is even an art to mindless pop tripe. but I prefer quality over quantity. there is like a myers/briggs personality bias factor or something where every different angle is valid, and each person has their comfort zones. the more well-rounded we are, the more qualified to be objective we become. and I also believe heart trumps head as far as music that can be listened to over and over without getting sick of it. finding the center between complexity and simplicity, introversion/extroversion, emotion/logic, intuition/ expirience etc. seems to be the objective/point. music lets us turn each other on to something greater that cannot be explained as precisely with words. at least I prefer music that makes sense without being able to explain. its something to share.  and also, having profound meaning helps make certain tunes Greater than others. but I also dig nonsense and ugly noise even sometimes. anyway, thanks for this intelligently-designed outta-sight website. it's ALL-RIGHT!    hey i'm  ajoe. feel free to email at webtoes02[{name is at}]aol.com    ...;Standard=Yes1 - music could exist and be indescribably better than anyone has made or heard so far and it would be incredible to hear|Taste=Sort of - only certain aspects in music can anyone claim to have better or worse taste|Universal=Yes - even if no-one knows for sure how good any tune is - it still has a 'rating'|Soul=Yes - all or most musical enjoyment is derived once the music reaches the soul - The ear and brain only mostly act as a transmitter|Reconsider=Not applicable - as I already believe in Universal Aesthetics|Perfect=Yes - a perfect tune really exists and is waiting to be discovered|Formula=I don't know precisely what you mean|Art=Yes - even if no-one knows for sure, all pictures have a 'rating'|Article=Fairly interesting|God=Most likely|;;;
68.253.208.21;2014-11-27 22:01;no-comments;Standard=Yes1 - music could exist and be indescribably better than anyone has made or heard so far and it would be incredible to hear|Taste=No - everyone's opinion on music is equally valid as everyone else's|Universal=No - the quality of a piece of music is subjective and each opinion is equally as valid|Soul=No - everything is limited only to electromagnetic activity inside the brain - There's definitely no such thing as a transcendental 'soul'|Reconsider=No - I still think the Relative or Subjective Aesthetics view to be true|Perfect=Yes - a perfect tune really exists and is waiting to be discovered|Formula=Well yes - but maths and science will probably never be able to come close to explaining the best music|Art=No - the quality of a picture is subjective and each opinion is equally as valid|Article=Fascinating|God=Definitely not|;;;
76.202.51.38;2014-12-10 14:47;no-comments;Standard=Yes1 - music could exist and be indescribably better than anyone has made or heard so far and it would be incredible to hear|Taste=Yes - some people have better or worse taste in music than others|Universal=Yes - even if no-one knows for sure how good any tune is - it still has a 'rating'|Soul=Yes - all or most musical enjoyment is derived once the music reaches the soul - The ear and brain only mostly act as a transmitter|Reconsider=Not applicable - as I already believe in Universal Aesthetics|Perfect=Sort of - maybe a finite number of equally perfect tunes exist|Formula=Yes - a very complex undiscovered math formula could explain the best music|Art=Yes - even if no-one knows for sure, all pictures have a 'rating'|Article=Fairly interesting|God=Definitely|;;;
162.227.72.34;2015-01-27 20:28;no-comments;Standard=Yes2 - there's a lot of room for improvement for even the best tunes ever composed|Taste=Yes - some people have better or worse taste in music than others|Universal=Sort of - maybe some if not all aspects of music are 'ratable'|Soul=Kind of - the brain interprets the sound and translates a new signal to be sent to the soul|Reconsider=Sort of - I certainly see some valid points you have made that supports Universal Aesthetics|Perfect=Sort of - maybe a finite number of equally perfect tunes exist|Formula=Sort of - certain aspects in music could be reductionable - but not all|Art=Yes - even if no-one knows for sure, all pictures have a 'rating'|Article=Fairly interesting|God=Possibly|;;;
108.36.79.74;2015-01-28 18:57;no-comments;Standard=Yes1 - music could exist and be indescribably better than anyone has made or heard so far and it would be incredible to hear|Taste=No - everyone's opinion on music is equally valid as everyone else's|Universal=Yes - even if no-one knows for sure how good any tune is - it still has a 'rating'|Soul=Yes - all or most musical enjoyment is derived once the music reaches the soul - The ear and brain only mostly act as a transmitter|Reconsider=Yes - I now think there's a very good chance it might be true|Perfect=Yes - a perfect tune really exists and is waiting to be discovered|Formula=No - math formulas and science could not explain music|Art=Yes - even if no-one knows for sure, all pictures have a 'rating'|Article=Fascinating|God=Definitely|;;;
128.187.97.26;2015-03-05 16:10;no-comments;Standard=Yes3 - a bit - there could certainly be room for improvement for the even the best tunes|Taste=Yes - some people have better or worse taste in music than others|Universal=Sort of - maybe some if not all aspects of music are 'ratable'|Soul=Kind of - the brain interprets the sound and translates a new signal to be sent to the soul|Reconsider=Not applicable - as I already believe in Universal Aesthetics|Perfect=Yes - a perfect tune really exists and is waiting to be discovered|Formula=Well yes - but maths and science will probably never be able to come close to explaining the best music|Art=Yes - even if no-one knows for sure, all pictures have a 'rating'|Article=Fairly interesting|God=Most likely|;;;
37.221.243.241;2015-03-28 13:55;no-comments;Standard=Yes2 - there's a lot of room for improvement for even the best tunes ever composed|Taste=Sort of - only certain aspects in music can anyone claim to have better or worse taste|Universal=Sort of - maybe some if not all aspects of music are 'ratable'|Soul=Kind of - the brain interprets the sound and translates a new signal to be sent to the soul|Reconsider=Sort of - I certainly see some valid points you have made that supports Universal Aesthetics|Perfect=No - there are an infinite number of 'perfect' tunes|Formula=Yes2 - but since I believe in Subjective Aesthetics, any possible formula would need to different for every person|Art=Sort of - maybe some if not all aspects of pictures are 'ratable'|Article=Fascinating|God=Most likely not|;;;
63.155.153.62;2015-04-16 08:58;no-comments;Standard=Irrelevant - as all tunes are ultimately as good as each other since I believe in the relative aesthetic theory|Taste=No - everyone's opinion on music is equally valid as everyone else's|Universal=No - the quality of a piece of music is subjective and each opinion is equally as valid|Soul=I haven't the foggiest|Perfect=No - there are an infinite number of 'perfect' tunes|Formula=Sort of - certain aspects in music could be reductionable - but not all|Art=No - the quality of a picture is subjective and each opinion is equally as valid|Article=Fairly interesting|God=I haven't the foggiest|;;;
89.211.58.140;2015-04-27 09:47;no-comments;Standard=Yes1 - music could exist and be indescribably better than anyone has made or heard so far and it would be incredible to hear|Taste=Yes - some people have better or worse taste in music than others|Universal=Yes - even if no-one knows for sure how good any tune is - it still has a 'rating'|Soul=Yes - all or most musical enjoyment is derived once the music reaches the soul - The ear and brain only mostly act as a transmitter|Reconsider=Yes - I now think there's a very good chance it might be true|Perfect=No - there are an infinite number of 'perfect' tunes|Formula=Yes - a very complex undiscovered math formula could explain the best music|Art=No - the quality of a picture is subjective and each opinion is equally as valid|Article=Fascinating|God=Definitely|;;;
71.220.152.32;2015-05-09 18:12;The most perfect piece of music has already been created by God the creator. A look into NDEs shows this to be true. As far as music being interpreted by the body for transmission to the soul? No I think you have it all wrong. Every bit of our being is intertwined. Body, Soul & Spirit. What one experiences here is like wise experienced at the other levels of being. But it is bi-directional. And really if we conclude that this world is nearly an illusion made up of vibrations and that all things even sound are vibrations, then isn't everything a perfect vibration of God?;Standard=Irrelevant - as all tunes are ultimately as good as each other since I believe in the relative aesthetic theory|Taste=No - everyone's opinion on music is equally valid as everyone else's|Universal=No - the quality of a piece of music is subjective and each opinion is equally as valid|Soul=I haven't the foggiest|Reconsider=No - I still think the Relative or Subjective Aesthetics view to be true|Perfect=No - there are an infinite number of 'perfect' tunes|Formula=Yes - a very complex undiscovered math formula could explain the best music|Art=Yes - even if no-one knows for sure, all pictures have a 'rating'|Article=Fairly interesting|God=Definitely|;;;
77.93.202.61;2015-05-19 21:11;no-comments;Standard=Yes1 - music could exist and be indescribably better than anyone has made or heard so far and it would be incredible to hear|Taste=No - everyone's opinion on music is equally valid as everyone else's|Universal=No - the quality of a piece of music is subjective and each opinion is equally as valid|Soul=Kind of - the brain interprets the sound and translates a new signal to be sent to the soul|Reconsider=Sort of - I certainly see some valid points you have made that supports Universal Aesthetics|Perfect=No2 - and this question is irrelevant as I only believe in subjective aesthetics|Formula=Yes2 - but since I believe in Subjective Aesthetics, any possible formula would need to different for every person|Art=Sort of - maybe some if not all aspects of pictures are 'ratable'|Article=Fairly interesting|God=Definitely|;;;
114.109.18.160;2015-06-16 21:28;I believe that you can only fit a limited amount of "desirable things" into a piece of music, since the number of notes in a piece of music is limited by the available time. Therefore, each person's preference of music depends on which trait is prioritized. As a result, "the best music" does not exist. 
 
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my favorite music: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLBOOVD46mhBAQDupvDtwnGF4pfcqRUCen;Standard=Irrelevant - as all tunes are ultimately as good as each other since I believe in the relative aesthetic theory|Taste=I don't know precisely what you mean|Universal=Sort of - maybe some if not all aspects of music are 'ratable'|Soul=I haven't the foggiest|Reconsider=Sort of - I certainly see some valid points you have made that supports Universal Aesthetics|Perfect=No - there are an infinite number of 'perfect' tunes|Formula=Yes2 - but since I believe in Subjective Aesthetics, any possible formula would need to different for every person|Art=Sort of - maybe some if not all aspects of pictures are 'ratable'|Article=Fascinating|God=I haven't the foggiest|;;;
80.31.146.115;2015-07-31 19:17;capdellop[{name is at}]gmail.com 
 
A really great site!;Standard=Yes1 - music could exist and be indescribably better than anyone has made or heard so far and it would be incredible to hear|Taste=Yes - some people have better or worse taste in music than others|Universal=Yes - even if no-one knows for sure how good any tune is - it still has a 'rating'|Soul=Hmmmm - 'on the fly' calculation of the music is probably only performed in the brain - I'm not too sure about a soul|Reconsider=Not applicable - as I already believe in Universal Aesthetics|Perfect=Sort of - maybe a finite number of equally perfect tunes exist|Formula=Yes - a very complex undiscovered math formula could explain the best music|Art=Yes - even if no-one knows for sure, all pictures have a 'rating'|Article=Utterly absorbing|God=I haven't the foggiest|;;;
50.147.160.67;2015-09-07 04:21;no-comments;Standard=Yes1 - music could exist and be indescribably better than anyone has made or heard so far and it would be incredible to hear|Taste=Yes - some people have better or worse taste in music than others|Universal=Yes - even if no-one knows for sure how good any tune is - it still has a 'rating'|Soul=No - everything is limited only to electromagnetic activity inside the brain - There's definitely no such thing as a transcendental 'soul'|Reconsider=Not applicable - as I already believe in Universal Aesthetics|Perfect=Yes - a perfect tune really exists and is waiting to be discovered|Formula=Well yes - but maths and science will probably never be able to come close to explaining the best music|Art=Yes - even if no-one knows for sure, all pictures have a 'rating'|Article=Fascinating|God=Possibly|;;;
76.174.127.57;2015-10-12 16:54;no-comments;Standard=Yes1 - music could exist and be indescribably better than anyone has made or heard so far and it would be incredible to hear|Taste=Yes - some people have better or worse taste in music than others|Universal=Yes - even if no-one knows for sure how good any tune is - it still has a 'rating'|Soul=Yes - all or most musical enjoyment is derived once the music reaches the soul - The ear and brain only mostly act as a transmitter|Reconsider=Not applicable - as I already believe in Universal Aesthetics|Perfect=No - there are an infinite number of 'perfect' tunes|Formula=No - math formulas and science could not explain music|Art=Yes - even if no-one knows for sure, all pictures have a 'rating'|Article=Fairly interesting|God=Definitely|;;;
76.174.127.57;2015-10-12 16:54;no-comments;Standard=Yes1 - music could exist and be indescribably better than anyone has made or heard so far and it would be incredible to hear|Taste=Yes - some people have better or worse taste in music than others|Universal=Yes - even if no-one knows for sure how good any tune is - it still has a 'rating'|Soul=Yes - all or most musical enjoyment is derived once the music reaches the soul - The ear and brain only mostly act as a transmitter|Reconsider=Not applicable - as I already believe in Universal Aesthetics|Perfect=No - there are an infinite number of 'perfect' tunes|Formula=No - math formulas and science could not explain music|Art=Yes - even if no-one knows for sure, all pictures have a 'rating'|Article=Fairly interesting|God=Definitely|;;;
107.222.32.16;2015-10-12 18:55;no-comments;Standard=Yes1 - music could exist and be indescribably better than anyone has made or heard so far and it would be incredible to hear|Taste=Yes - some people have better or worse taste in music than others|Universal=Yes - even if no-one knows for sure how good any tune is - it still has a 'rating'|Soul=Yes - all or most musical enjoyment is derived once the music reaches the soul - The ear and brain only mostly act as a transmitter|Reconsider=I didn't really consider it before2 - but your article makes sense and I therefore believe in Universal Aesthetics|Perfect=Yes - a perfect tune really exists and is waiting to be discovered|Formula=Sort of - certain aspects in music could be reductionable - but not all|Art=No - the quality of a picture is subjective and each opinion is equally as valid|Article=Utterly absorbing|God=Definitely|;;;
98.232.39.202;2015-10-13 00:44;no-comments;Standard=Yes2 - there's a lot of room for improvement for even the best tunes ever composed|Taste=Sort of - only certain aspects in music can anyone claim to have better or worse taste|Universal=No - the quality of a piece of music is subjective and each opinion is equally as valid|Soul=Yes - all or most musical enjoyment is derived once the music reaches the soul - The ear and brain only mostly act as a transmitter|Reconsider=No - I still think the Relative or Subjective Aesthetics view to be true|Perfect=No - there are an infinite number of 'perfect' tunes|Formula=No - math formulas and science could not explain music|Art=No - the quality of a picture is subjective and each opinion is equally as valid|Article=Fairly interesting|God=Most likely not|;;;
214.3.135.1;2015-10-13 16:16;no-comments;Standard=Irrelevant - as all tunes are ultimately as good as each other since I believe in the relative aesthetic theory|Taste=No - everyone's opinion on music is equally valid as everyone else's|Universal=No - the quality of a piece of music is subjective and each opinion is equally as valid|Soul=Hmmmm - 'on the fly' calculation of the music is probably only performed in the brain - I'm not too sure about a soul|Reconsider=No - I still think the Relative or Subjective Aesthetics view to be true|Perfect=No - there are an infinite number of 'perfect' tunes|Formula=Well yes - but maths and science will probably never be able to come close to explaining the best music|Art=No - the quality of a picture is subjective and each opinion is equally as valid|Article=Who cares about aesthetics anyway|God=Possibly|;;;
76.174.127.57;2015-10-13 16:39;no-comments;Standard=Yes1 - music could exist and be indescribably better than anyone has made or heard so far and it would be incredible to hear|Taste=Yes - some people have better or worse taste in music than others|Universal=Yes - even if no-one knows for sure how good any tune is - it still has a 'rating'|Soul=Yes - all or most musical enjoyment is derived once the music reaches the soul - The ear and brain only mostly act as a transmitter|Reconsider=Not applicable - as I already believe in Universal Aesthetics|Perfect=No - there are an infinite number of 'perfect' tunes|Formula=No - math formulas and science could not explain music|Art=Yes - even if no-one knows for sure, all pictures have a 'rating'|Article=Fairly interesting|God=Definitely|;;;
80.51.134.174;2016-01-25 08:44;no-comments;Standard=Yes1 - music could exist and be indescribably better than anyone has made or heard so far and it would be incredible to hear|Taste=No - everyone's opinion on music is equally valid as everyone else's|Universal=No - the quality of a piece of music is subjective and each opinion is equally as valid|Soul=Yes - all or most musical enjoyment is derived once the music reaches the soul - The ear and brain only mostly act as a transmitter|Reconsider=I didn't really consider it before - but I don't really agree and I therefore believe in Relative Aesthetics|Perfect=No2 - and this question is irrelevant as I only believe in subjective aesthetics|Formula=Sort of - certain aspects in music could be reductionable - but not all|Art=No - the quality of a picture is subjective and each opinion is equally as valid|Article=Utterly absorbing|God=Definitely|;;;
204.237.1.70;2016-01-25 14:55;no-comments;Standard=Yes2 - there's a lot of room for improvement for even the best tunes ever composed|Taste=No - everyone's opinion on music is equally valid as everyone else's|Universal=Sort of - maybe some if not all aspects of music are 'ratable'|Soul=Yes - all or most musical enjoyment is derived once the music reaches the soul - The ear and brain only mostly act as a transmitter|Reconsider=Sort of - I certainly see some valid points you have made that supports Universal Aesthetics|Perfect=Sort of - maybe a finite number of equally perfect tunes exist|Formula=Sort of - certain aspects in music could be reductionable - but not all|Art=Sort of - maybe some if not all aspects of pictures are 'ratable'|Article=Fascinating|God=Definitely|;;;
74.77.253.57;2016-01-25 14:56;no-comments;Standard=Yes1 - music could exist and be indescribably better than anyone has made or heard so far and it would be incredible to hear|Taste=Yes - some people have better or worse taste in music than others|Universal=Yes - even if no-one knows for sure how good any tune is - it still has a 'rating'|Soul=Yes - all or most musical enjoyment is derived once the music reaches the soul - The ear and brain only mostly act as a transmitter|Reconsider=Sort of - I certainly see some valid points you have made that supports Universal Aesthetics|Perfect=No - there are an infinite number of 'perfect' tunes|Formula=Yes - a very complex undiscovered math formula could explain the best music|Art=No - the quality of a picture is subjective and each opinion is equally as valid|Article=Fairly interesting|God=Definitely not|;;;
24.60.30.153;2016-01-29 23:38;no-comments;Standard=Yes1 - music could exist and be indescribably better than anyone has made or heard so far and it would be incredible to hear|Taste=Yes - some people have better or worse taste in music than others|Universal=Yes - even if no-one knows for sure how good any tune is - it still has a 'rating'|Soul=Yes - all or most musical enjoyment is derived once the music reaches the soul - The ear and brain only mostly act as a transmitter|Reconsider=Not applicable - as I already believe in Universal Aesthetics|Perfect=No - there are an infinite number of 'perfect' tunes|Formula=No - math formulas and science could not explain music|Art=Yes - even if no-one knows for sure, all pictures have a 'rating'|Article=Fairly interesting|God=Definitely|;;;
75.83.169.165;2016-04-18 15:28;no-comments;Standard=Irrelevant - as all tunes are ultimately as good as each other since I believe in the relative aesthetic theory|Taste=No - everyone's opinion on music is equally valid as everyone else's|Universal=Sort of - maybe some if not all aspects of music are 'ratable'|Soul=Kind of - the brain interprets the sound and translates a new signal to be sent to the soul|Reconsider=No - I still think the Relative or Subjective Aesthetics view to be true|Perfect=No2 - and this question is irrelevant as I only believe in subjective aesthetics|Formula=Sort of - certain aspects in music could be reductionable - but not all|Art=Sort of - maybe some if not all aspects of pictures are 'ratable'|Article=A bit boring|God=Most likely|;;;
72.214.24.137;2016-07-16 22:59;no-comments;Standard=Irrelevant - as all tunes are ultimately as good as each other since I believe in the relative aesthetic theory|Taste=Yes - some people have better or worse taste in music than others|Universal=Yes - even if no-one knows for sure how good any tune is - it still has a 'rating'|Soul=Yes - all or most musical enjoyment is derived once the music reaches the soul - The ear and brain only mostly act as a transmitter|Reconsider=Not applicable - as I already believe in Universal Aesthetics|Perfect=No - there are an infinite number of 'perfect' tunes|Formula=Sort of - certain aspects in music could be reductionable - but not all|Art=Yes - even if no-one knows for sure, all pictures have a 'rating'|Article=Fascinating|God=Definitely|;;;
74.178.26.67;2016-08-22 13:07;Personal taste in music I think is related to culture and up bring.  Secondly I think is related to intelligence, and by that I mean how advanced is your connection with the Highest Power: God! All great composers had a unique affinity with is beyond our reach!;Standard=Yes2 - there's a lot of room for improvement for even the best tunes ever composed|Taste=Yes - some people have better or worse taste in music than others|Universal=I don't know precisely what you mean|Soul=Yes - all or most musical enjoyment is derived once the music reaches the soul - The ear and brain only mostly act as a transmitter|Reconsider=Yes - I now think there's a very good chance it might be true|Perfect=Sort of - maybe a finite number of equally perfect tunes exist|Formula=Well yes - but maths and science will probably never be able to come close to explaining the best music|Art=Sort of - maybe some if not all aspects of pictures are 'ratable'|Article=Fascinating|God=Definitely|;;;
24.113.27.189;2016-10-08 23:04;no-comments;Standard=Yes1 - music could exist and be indescribably better than anyone has made or heard so far and it would be incredible to hear|Taste=No - everyone's opinion on music is equally valid as everyone else's|Universal=Sort of - maybe some if not all aspects of music are 'ratable'|Soul=No - everything is limited only to electromagnetic activity inside the brain - I somewhat doubt a 'soul' really exists|Reconsider=Sort of - I certainly see some valid points you have made that supports Universal Aesthetics|Perfect=No - there are an infinite number of 'perfect' tunes|Formula=I haven't the foggiest|Art=Yes - even if no-one knows for sure, all pictures have a 'rating'|Article=Fairly interesting|God=Most likely not|;;;
83.42.98.101;2016-10-10 16:45;no-comments;Standard=Yes1 - music could exist and be indescribably better than anyone has made or heard so far and it would be incredible to hear|Taste=No - everyone's opinion on music is equally valid as everyone else's|Universal=No - the quality of a piece of music is subjective and each opinion is equally as valid|Soul=Yes - all or most musical enjoyment is derived once the music reaches the soul - The ear and brain only mostly act as a transmitter|Reconsider=Not applicable - as I already believe in Universal Aesthetics|Perfect=No - there are an infinite number of 'perfect' tunes|Formula=No - math formulas and science could not explain music|Art=Yes - even if no-one knows for sure, all pictures have a 'rating'|Article=Fairly interesting|God=Definitely|;;;
24.25.142.16;2016-10-10 18:21;This is interesting in that I think it pushes the reader to "put up or shut up." I am a music snob to a degree. My snobiness is awkward, however, in that I'll often throw down for somewhat unpopular acts. Am I be a contrarian or am I seeing something that I like and relate too. I think most people like it when progressions resolve. Most folks like it when a musician tunes their instrument properly. These are commonly accepted standards and that needs to be noted. So yes, there are universal components but then there is also Queens of the Stone age mix it up, tastefully in my relative opinion, with dissonance and whatnot.  ;Standard=Yes1 - music could exist and be indescribably better than anyone has made or heard so far and it would be incredible to hear|Taste=No - everyone's opinion on music is equally valid as everyone else's|Universal=Sort of - maybe some if not all aspects of music are 'ratable'|Soul=Hmmmm - 'on the fly' calculation of the music is probably only performed in the brain - I'm not too sure about a soul|Reconsider=I didn't really consider it before - but I don't really agree and I therefore believe in Relative Aesthetics|Perfect=Sort of - maybe a finite number of equally perfect tunes exist|Formula=Sort of - certain aspects in music could be reductionable - but not all|Art=Sort of - maybe some if not all aspects of pictures are 'ratable'|Article=Fairly interesting|God=Possibly|;;;
174.57.10.190;2016-10-11 21:10;no-comments;Standard=Yes1 - music could exist and be indescribably better than anyone has made or heard so far and it would be incredible to hear|Taste=No - everyone's opinion on music is equally valid as everyone else's|Universal=Yes - even if no-one knows for sure how good any tune is - it still has a 'rating'|Soul=Yes - all or most musical enjoyment is derived once the music reaches the soul - The ear and brain only mostly act as a transmitter|Reconsider=No - I still think the Relative or Subjective Aesthetics view to be true|Perfect=No - there are an infinite number of 'perfect' tunes|Formula=Well yes - but maths and science will probably never be able to come close to explaining the best music|Art=No - the quality of a picture is subjective and each opinion is equally as valid|Article=Fairly interesting|God=Definitely|;;;
153.143.51.242;2016-10-20 01:19;no-comments;Standard=Yes2 - there's a lot of room for improvement for even the best tunes ever composed|Taste=Yes - some people have better or worse taste in music than others|Universal=Sort of - maybe some if not all aspects of music are 'ratable'|Soul=Yes - all or most musical enjoyment is derived once the music reaches the soul - The ear and brain only mostly act as a transmitter|Reconsider=Sort of - I certainly see some valid points you have made that supports Universal Aesthetics|Perfect=Sort of - maybe a finite number of equally perfect tunes exist|Formula=Sort of - certain aspects in music could be reductionable - but not all|Art=Yes - even if no-one knows for sure, all pictures have a 'rating'|Article=Fairly interesting|God=Definitely|;;;
67.42.204.100;2016-10-30 11:04;no-comments;Standard=Yes1 - music could exist and be indescribably better than anyone has made or heard so far and it would be incredible to hear|Taste=Yes - some people have better or worse taste in music than others|Universal=Yes - even if no-one knows for sure how good any tune is - it still has a 'rating'|Soul=Yes - all or most musical enjoyment is derived once the music reaches the soul - The ear and brain only mostly act as a transmitter|Reconsider=Yes - I now think there's a very good chance it might be true|Perfect=Yes - a perfect tune really exists and is waiting to be discovered|Formula=No - math formulas and science could not explain music|Art=Yes - even if no-one knows for sure, all pictures have a 'rating'|Article=Fairly interesting|God=Definitely|;;;
176.116.76.28;2017-01-05 16:00;Computer based maths module in Elementary Music Education    
Kids in modern world should receive the most effective education they deserve. 
They are capable to perceive information faster, with cross-modal processing,activating all senses at once : visual perception, audio analyzers , neuromotor functions. 
http://educationinjapan.wordpress.com/2011/02/04/considering-the-benefits-of-digital-music-grammar-in-a-music-educational-program/ 
https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/computer-based-maths-module-elementary-music-education-sergey?trk=prof-post  
NeuromusicGroup Reflection Ukraine 
;Standard=Yes2 - there's a lot of room for improvement for even the best tunes ever composed|Taste=Yes - some people have better or worse taste in music than others|Universal=Yes - even if no-one knows for sure how good any tune is - it still has a 'rating'|Soul=Kind of - the brain interprets the sound and translates a new signal to be sent to the soul|Reconsider=Yes - I now think there's a very good chance it might be true|Perfect=Yes - a perfect tune really exists and is waiting to be discovered|Formula=Yes - a very complex undiscovered math formula could explain the best music|Art=Sort of - maybe some if not all aspects of pictures are 'ratable'|Article=Fairly interesting|God=Definitely|;;;
206.188.250.52;2017-01-23 13:01;no-comments;Standard=Yes3 - a bit - there could certainly be room for improvement for the even the best tunes|Taste=Sort of - only certain aspects in music can anyone claim to have better or worse taste|Universal=Sort of - maybe some if not all aspects of music are 'ratable'|Soul=Kind of - the brain interprets the sound and translates a new signal to be sent to the soul|Reconsider=Sort of - I certainly see some valid points you have made that supports Universal Aesthetics|Perfect=No - there are an infinite number of 'perfect' tunes|Formula=Sort of - certain aspects in music could be reductionable - but not all|Art=Sort of - maybe some if not all aspects of pictures are 'ratable'|Article=A bit boring|God=Possibly|;;;
76.72.179.165;2017-01-23 22:16;no-comments;Standard=Yes3 - a bit - there could certainly be room for improvement for the even the best tunes|Taste=Yes - some people have better or worse taste in music than others|Universal=Sort of - maybe some if not all aspects of music are 'ratable'|Soul=Yes - all or most musical enjoyment is derived once the music reaches the soul - The ear and brain only mostly act as a transmitter|Reconsider=Sort of - I certainly see some valid points you have made that supports Universal Aesthetics|Perfect=Sort of - maybe a finite number of equally perfect tunes exist|Formula=Sort of - certain aspects in music could be reductionable - but not all|Art=Sort of - maybe some if not all aspects of pictures are 'ratable'|Article=Fairly interesting|God=Definitely|;;;
45.26.144.172;2017-01-24 18:11;no-comments;Standard=Yes3 - a bit - there could certainly be room for improvement for the even the best tunes|Taste=Yes - some people have better or worse taste in music than others|Universal=Yes - even if no-one knows for sure how good any tune is - it still has a 'rating'|Soul=Kind of - the brain interprets the sound and translates a new signal to be sent to the soul|Reconsider=Sort of - I certainly see some valid points you have made that supports Universal Aesthetics|Perfect=No - there are an infinite number of 'perfect' tunes|Formula=Well yes - but maths and science will probably never be able to come close to explaining the best music|Art=Sort of - maybe some if not all aspects of pictures are 'ratable'|Article=Fascinating|God=Definitely|;;;
103.61.212.210;2017-03-03 08:32;Odie Doggie :);Standard=Irrelevant - as all tunes are ultimately as good as each other since I believe in the relative aesthetic theory|Taste=No - everyone's opinion on music is equally valid as everyone else's|Universal=Sort of - maybe some if not all aspects of music are 'ratable'|Soul=Kind of - the brain interprets the sound and translates a new signal to be sent to the soul|Reconsider=Sort of - I certainly see some valid points you have made that supports Universal Aesthetics|Perfect=No - there are an infinite number of 'perfect' tunes|Formula=Yes2 - but since I believe in Subjective Aesthetics, any possible formula would need to different for every person|Art=No - the quality of a picture is subjective and each opinion is equally as valid|Article=Utterly absorbing|God=Possibly, but I doubt it|;;;
51.37.201.247;2017-03-31 19:00;no-comments;Standard=Nah - all the best music has already been thought up or is at least close|Taste=Sort of - only certain aspects in music can anyone claim to have better or worse taste|Universal=Sort of - maybe some if not all aspects of music are 'ratable'|Soul=Hmmmm - 'on the fly' calculation of the music is probably only performed in the brain - I'm not too sure about a soul|Reconsider=I didn't really consider it before - but I don't really agree and I therefore believe in Relative Aesthetics|Perfect=No - there are an infinite number of 'perfect' tunes|Formula=Sort of - certain aspects in music could be reductionable - but not all|Art=No - the quality of a picture is subjective and each opinion is equally as valid|Article=Fairly interesting|God=Most likely not|;;;
96.230.115.191;2017-05-04 21:53;no-comments;Standard=Yes3 - a bit - there could certainly be room for improvement for the even the best tunes|Taste=Yes - some people have better or worse taste in music than others|Universal=Yes - even if no-one knows for sure how good any tune is - it still has a 'rating'|Soul=Kind of - the brain interprets the sound and translates a new signal to be sent to the soul|Reconsider=Sort of - I certainly see some valid points you have made that supports Universal Aesthetics|Perfect=No - there are an infinite number of 'perfect' tunes|Formula=Well yes - but maths and science will probably never be able to come close to explaining the best music|Art=Yes - even if no-one knows for sure, all pictures have a 'rating'|Article=Fascinating|God=Possibly|;;;
179.5.103.94;2017-07-11 15:22;In my opinion, to define music as good or bad we have to look at the intention behind the music, what emotions are attempted to being conveyed, what story is it trying to tell (if any), etc. If the piece of music achieved what it intended to do, I think it's a good way of measuring whether or not it can be considered good or bad. Heavy metal, for example, (a genre I don't personally like) can be considered good because the anger, the wrath, and all of those gut-originated emotions are very well perceived from it (obviously not on all records, but in the majority of well known metal records). Regardless, I also think that looking for a universal measurement of aesthetics in music is forgetting a very essential part of what music is about: emotions. If there would be such a thing as a universal aesthetic theory, it would mean that music appeals only to the intellect, but this seems very unnatural to me because the human condition drives us to listen to music for emotional connections and responses, not for intellectual stimulation (although there exists music that appeals to both, which is fantastic, but that does not mean that if a piece does not appeal to intellect AND emotions it cannot be considered beautiful or with high aesthetic value). Anyways, these are just my personal thoughts! Cheers.;Standard=Irrelevant - as all tunes are ultimately as good as each other since I believe in the relative aesthetic theory|Taste=No - everyone's opinion on music is equally valid as everyone else's|Universal=No - the quality of a piece of music is subjective and each opinion is equally as valid|Soul=Yes - all or most musical enjoyment is derived once the music reaches the soul - The ear and brain only mostly act as a transmitter|Reconsider=No - I still think the Relative or Subjective Aesthetics view to be true|Perfect=Yes - a perfect tune really exists and is waiting to be discovered|Formula=Sort of - certain aspects in music could be reductionable - but not all|Art=Sort of - maybe some if not all aspects of pictures are 'ratable'|Article=Fairly interesting|God=I haven't the foggiest|;;;
179.5.103.94;2017-07-11 15:22;In my opinion, to define music as good or bad we have to look at the intention behind the music, what emotions are attempted to being conveyed, what story is it trying to tell (if any), etc. If the piece of music achieved what it intended to do, I think it's a good way of measuring whether or not it can be considered good or bad. Heavy metal, for example, (a genre I don't personally like) can be considered good because the anger, the wrath, and all of those gut-originated emotions are very well perceived from it (obviously not on all records, but in the majority of well known metal records). Regardless, I also think that looking for a universal measurement of aesthetics in music is forgetting a very essential part of what music is about: emotions. If there would be such a thing as a universal aesthetic theory, it would mean that music appeals only to the intellect, but this seems very unnatural to me because the human condition drives us to listen to music for emotional connections and responses, not for intellectual stimulation (although there exists music that appeals to both, which is fantastic, but that does not mean that if a piece does not appeal to intellect AND emotions it cannot be considered beautiful or with high aesthetic value). Anyways, these are just my personal thoughts! Cheers.;Standard=Irrelevant - as all tunes are ultimately as good as each other since I believe in the relative aesthetic theory|Taste=No - everyone's opinion on music is equally valid as everyone else's|Universal=No - the quality of a piece of music is subjective and each opinion is equally as valid|Soul=Yes - all or most musical enjoyment is derived once the music reaches the soul - The ear and brain only mostly act as a transmitter|Reconsider=No - I still think the Relative or Subjective Aesthetics view to be true|Perfect=Yes - a perfect tune really exists and is waiting to be discovered|Formula=Sort of - certain aspects in music could be reductionable - but not all|Art=Sort of - maybe some if not all aspects of pictures are 'ratable'|Article=Fairly interesting|God=I haven't the foggiest|;;;
47.185.238.176;2017-07-13 09:22;In Q.s #3, 5, 7, & 8, please insert  
an additional respective selectable option  
(usually in-between the existing first & second ones)  ,  
that of allowing {to the effect} that  
_universal_ criteria [of aesthetic optimization]  
might be indefinitely expanded  
in order to also incorporate even  
ever more "opposite"[sic]  criteria, namely  
_subjective_ ranges of response .   
 
 
{BTW, Thanks for doing all this!} 
 
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RememberKindness[{name is at}]Hotmail.com .  ;Standard=Yes1 - music could exist and be indescribably better than anyone has made or heard so far and it would be incredible to hear|Taste=Yes - some people have better or worse taste in music than others|Universal=Yes - even if no-one knows for sure how good any tune is - it still has a 'rating'|Soul=Yes - all or most musical enjoyment is derived once the music reaches the soul - The ear and brain only mostly act as a transmitter|Reconsider=Not applicable - as I already believe in Universal Aesthetics|Perfect=No - there are an infinite number of 'perfect' tunes|Formula=Yes - a very complex undiscovered math formula could explain the best music|Art=Yes - even if no-one knows for sure, all pictures have a 'rating'|Article=Fascinating|God=Definitely not|;;;