What Is The Nature And Purpose Of Music? If that's not a central question, I don't know what is - yet people are often VERY reluctant to tackle it, because music is such a big part of who they are - so they are apt to take any difference very personally - so let's assume that reason can prevail - and push the boat out on this topic. I would love to know members thoughts on this hugely important BIG question. I would only ask that their answer needs to hold water in some way. Looking forward . . .