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The synopsis of this address indicated that it was directed to show the natural, simple, character of popular music; its power of creating and fostering real culture; and imparting much happiness to the vast masses of the people. The message that music has for everyone. The power for good that music has. Music within reach of everyone. Practical illustrations on the pianoforte of the composition of melodies, musical pieces, and the simple combinations of notes required to construct smooth-flowing, melodious tunes for the joy of children and the favourites of older people as well. The speaker combated the idea that there were many people who knew only very little about music. Many humourous anecdotes were offered.