A long, long time ago, I can still remember how that music used to make me smile – which is probably just as well, seeing as I used to moonlight as a presenter on a classical music radio station. However, I didn’t just push buttons and randomly stutter into the microphone; I also managed to absorb the occasional dribble of musical knowledge.
For example, in classical music, you often come across a beast called the ‘sonata form’. Now this isn’t something you fill in when you’re applying for a job as a piano teacher – it’s actually “a model for musical analysis, rather than for compositional practice”(1). Fascinating, I know.
Interestingly enough, it turns out it works for comics, too:
(1). According to the guy who empties the bins in my complex. Wikipedia, too.