In Virilia’s lower villages, music is viewed as a form of expression and entertainment, and it’s acknowledged by the Virilens as a way of bringing people together. It’s primarily something done for fun, though artistry is definitely involved and musicians strive to learn as much as they can about their instruments. They often ascribe to a “Learn the rules before you break them” philosophy when it comes to music.
In the upper cities, music is still viewed as a form of expression but it’s much more controlled. In the cities, music is first and foremost an art to be mastered and perfected. Musicians express themselves, but within the rules. As such, music is viewed as a display of talent and it’s enjoyed more as an appreciation of an art than as pure entertainment.
How is music viewed in your world? How does it differ from place to place?