Musing: The Highest Achievement of Music?

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What is the highest achievement of music?

When it serves an emotion.

When I listen to “Waltzing Matilda” by Tommy Emmanuel. And I look outside at the downtown skyline of Melbourne, and I am suddenly liking it so much more.

Even feeling a bit patriotic about it, with its grey, gloomy skies.

Even though I was born so far away from here, and outside of this song I don’t feel like I belong here at all.

This is music at its best.

* Waltzing Matilda is a tune that’s considered to be “Australia’s unofficial anthem” and is massively loved here.

The view of downtown Melbourne from my window as “Matilda” came up on YouTube.

Feeling patriotic today. (;
Alon Cooper

Alon Cooper

Hey! I'm Cooper, and I hope I can be a helpful friend on your musical journeys. I'm a music artist based in Austin & Amsterdam, playing venues with a band / solo, and trying to learn with the most inspiring musicians wherever I go. In the last 8 years I've lived in Australia, northern Europe, the US and more.

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