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This is for all the people who think (and write) that young people use Facebook to waste their time with pointless dialogue, flaunt themselves inappropriately, engage in banal chat about drinking or bully others online.
Here’s a thread started by my 16 year old son who loves classical music and composing. Statistically, you could say he would be a target for derisive comments, and yet, read for yourself:
Maxim is composing his 8th symphony in B minor “Sinister”about an hour ago
good man maxim
Bloody talented composer here.
I like! I like!! I like how’s already been pre-nicknamed
Maxim Yeah, it’s gonna be really dark and ominous. The very beginning has cello, bass, contrabassoon and bassoon with a dark unison theme. I got the inspiration from Borodin’s 2nd symphony for that.
YAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAY!!!! You must send it to me when you’re done!
Maxim Yes, but it may take a while.
can you please send it to me aswell???
Maxim Sure! Maybe 1 mvt at a time. This’ll take me a pretty long time.
YAAAAY!! It took brahms over a decade to make his first symphony… Take your time
Maxim Not that long, maybe a month or 2 I meant.
are there 1000 performers?
Maxim Is that a piece of music? Or are you asking whether my symphony requires that many players? Mine probably wouldn’t require 1000 players.
My older son says that his friends often share links and information about new bands or where to get sheet music. They’ll find sites which teach you how to play an instrument; they use Facebook to help each other learn or create.
For those who focus on the negative aspects of social networking, think again. There will be negative interaction online, just as there is in life, but platforms like Facebook have enabled young people to connect in new ways, to learn from each other.