I'm curious of what you ladies and gentlemen think overall of today's music: things you hear on TV, radio, ect. What I think is..well here's a little about myself first so you know who this is coming from. I'm a 16 year old African-American male raised in an average middle-class California city. I think the music of this generation has really been watered down a bit compared to previous ones. When I browse youtube and hear people's so called 'Original Compositions', they sound anything but original and are usually just repeated one-octave arpeggios with the RH with linear LH patterns and simple progressions commonly heard in media. I think when we're young and hear the same progressions over and over and the 'stuff on TV', we associate it with a certain emotion and it ends up being all that we know. I admit, I'm not fully into Chopin.. yet (actually I was obsessed over one of his mazurkas for a while), but I was mainly pulled into Debussy and Lizst's works (Yeah, I know, another I'm another Clair De Noob/Leibstrum noob). But the way they presented the harmony and melody through wide LH arpeggios and modulations opened my ears to both a new method of expression and perspective of the timbre (if that's the right word) of the piano. It's not just about banging chords and octaves but can also present a sort of organic atmosphere too. I could ramble on all day but ultimately I think that music is slowly developing boundaries to where it's alright to call something completely unoriginal 'Original' because of the majorty's lack of musical exposure.