I'm pretty sure modern avionics' evolution includes a pretty thorough study of kites, it would be a pretty big oversight otherwiseIV! wrote: ↑Tue Apr 19, 2022 4:11 amRight! If enough scientists had seriously studied kites throughout the entire existence of aviation, we could now have a completely different fleet of small-large aircraft, perhaps much safer, more comfortable and economical! It's just that someone once decided that it was convenient enough not to invent anything else. But I'm not sure that Boeing (and modern aircraft in general) this is the perfect solution, that Western music theory is the best for finding and perceiving music, that my toilet paper holder has already been perfected... there are just accepted standards, but for us, inquisitive minds, this is only an incentive to study something else!
For myself, I have now chosen the path to remain on the foothold of Western theory, bringing elements of other musical ecosystems into it as I study, my dream on this path is to find/creating a general theory of music that would link everything that can be called music into a single system.
But yeah, it's not just about standards, it's about innovation and imagination. The things you've listed transformed into standards because they are the best ideas to have been realised. But also this does not mean creating a bubble, at least not for me. That would be a pretty myopic view on music on my part, rather, I enjoy chocolate more for knowing how it's made. And similarly get frustrated by other fields and endeavours I cannot enjoy (as much) because I know so little about.