Points: 63

Should All Kids Learn A Music Instrument

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After 9 votes the winner is ...
Joshua_Stebold
Debate details
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Category
Music
Time for argument
Three days
Voting system
Open voting
Voting period
Two weeks
Point system
Four points
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Points: 48
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Round 1
Published:
Hello, I shall keep my debate short and precise:

All kids shouldn't learn a musical instrument as not everybody has a passion for music. Plus, we are in the 21st Century and we have good technology, thus we can find and play music online, without needing to learn a instrument.
Published:
Yes, what you've said is quite true, Joshua_Stebold. However, learning music, according to scientific research does help students to promote craftsmanship and they also learn to want to produce good work. Finally, this also helps in their hand-eye coordination.



Round 2
Published:
Yes, it does help in the areas you mentioned. However, if the child does not have any passion, he or she won't develop in the ways you have mentioned.
Published:
Waiving
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>Points Awarded: 1 point to Pro for conduct
>Reason for Decision: Con waived the last round
>Reason for Mod Action: The voter erroneously states that Con waived. In fact, Pro waived. The voter can recast a correct vote by assigning points to the non-waiving debater.
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#1
#9
Criterion Con Tie Pro Points
Better arguments 3 points
Better sources 2 points
Better spelling and grammar 1 point
Better conduct 1 point
Reason:
Pro waived last Round.
#8
Criterion Con Tie Pro Points
Better arguments 3 points
Better sources 2 points
Better spelling and grammar 1 point
Better conduct 1 point
Reason:
Pro waived the last round.
#7
Criterion Con Tie Pro Points
Better arguments 3 points
Better sources 2 points
Better spelling and grammar 1 point
Better conduct 1 point
Reason:
Pro waived the entire debate in the final round
#6
Criterion Con Tie Pro Points
Better arguments 3 points
Better sources 2 points
Better spelling and grammar 1 point
Better conduct 1 point
Reason:
Pro waived the last Round which means he conceded the debate.
#5
Criterion Con Tie Pro Points
Better arguments 3 points
Better sources 2 points
Better spelling and grammar 1 point
Better conduct 1 point
Reason:
Con argues that not all children want to learn an instrument and thus should not have to, Pro argues that playing a musical instrument will is beneficial but Con refutes this by arguing that if a child does not have the passion to learn an instrument, he won't experience these benefits anyway (presumably due to lack of motivation). Pro conceded this rebuttal by waiving the last round, therefore arguments to Con
#4
Criterion Con Tie Pro Points
Better arguments 3 points
Better sources 2 points
Better spelling and grammar 1 point
Better conduct 1 point
Reason:
Not very convincing arguments on either side. Should children refuse mathematics because they lack passion for the subject? Pro correctly points out that music study is good for human development but doesn't engage with Con and concedes half his time. Conduct point for concession.
#3
Criterion Con Tie Pro Points
Better arguments 3 points
Better sources 2 points
Better spelling and grammar 1 point
Better conduct 1 point
Reason:
So pro reasons lack of passion and friviolusness in regard to NOT learning/playing? a musical instrument
And con reasons promotion of craftsmanship (helps in future regard?) incentive in achievement and hand eye cordination he also said "Scientists say this" but no link or proof of his claim.
Pro rebutts about lack of passion not helping in con's arguements and may indeed be counter intuitive.
I award points to no one as i feel there are no convincing arguements or reliable sources on either side and both sides had acceptable grammar and conduct.
#2
Criterion Con Tie Pro Points
Better arguments 3 points
Better sources 2 points
Better spelling and grammar 1 point
Better conduct 1 point
Reason:
There is not enough detail here to cast a vote either way. While I admire your enthusiasm of both sides. Facts should be presented, you should provide sources to warrant your claims, and you should try and explain how your different values and arguments contrast.
This seemed to be like both sides were giving a short, undirected opinion at each other, more depth is needed.
#1
Criterion Con Tie Pro Points
Better arguments 3 points
Better sources 2 points
Better spelling and grammar 1 point
Better conduct 1 point
Reason:
Con provided a good point, Pro provided a good point, then Con refutes with the same point as before.
Equal conduct because Pro was able to admit when he lost.
No sources were used.