Accuracy And Simplicity Of The Arts And History Essay

1389 Words Mar 7th, 2016 null Page
Accuracy is defined as a freedom from mistake or error and as the conformity to truth or to a standard model and as the quality or state of being precise. Simplicity is defined as the state of being simple, uncomplicated, or uncompounded. The Ways of Knowing that are going to be considered in this discussion include memory, intuition, sense perception, and language with respect to the Areas of Knowledge of the Arts and History. There is a strong correlation between accuracy and simplicity in knowledge, however, to what extent is there a trade-off between accuracy and simplicity in the Arts and History? As a musician, I have often heard the terms "accuracy" and "simplicity" being applied to music and I have always been curious about how these terms are related in the Arts. From years of personal experience, I have found that there is a strong relationship between accuracy and simplicity in music. The trade-off between accuracy and simplicity in the Arts is that accuracy is the result of simplicity. In music, accuracy is used to describe a musician’s attention to detail and their ability to perform with a high degree of precision. An example of accuracy in music is intonation, which refers to the musician’s pitch accuracy. A musician’s intonation can be described as flat, sharp, both, or in tune. Accurate intonation is difficult to achieve, especially as the music becomes more complex. As a musician, it was difficult for me personally to develop a precise sense of pitch…

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