I would like to start raising a very simple question, which is certainly not so new in musicology: can music be taught? And if it can, what is the best method, recognisable as the more adequate to adopt in music schools, for every genre and at any level, both for amateurs and professionals? To be clearer: is there a way to lay the theoretical foundations of music in a totally virgin subject, a way which might turn out to be fruitful, independently of the path or the musical genre the subject wants to deepen?
Trying to analyse my educational path from the beginning, I am always more persuaded that something has been denied to me. That maybe during my educational journey I have missed, or I have not been offered. A very important part in the process of music learning: the contact with the sound. With the idea of sound.
One of the major problems I have personally experienced is that the approach to music did not take place through the contact with sound, but rather through the visual contact. An eye-relation (to learn to read music, to decipher a staff or an orchestral score, etc) and not an ear-relation, as I think is preferable, instead. I regard the typical music teaching process, adopted by the vast majority of teachers in most of schools of music, as extremely barren from a merely didactic point of view. It actually starts from a wrong premise, which unavoidably sparks off a series of mistakes and ultimately a series of flaws very hard to correct later.