This from Johann Sebastian Bach

What if he's right?

"The thorough bass is the most perfect foundation of music. It is played with both hands on a keyboard instrument in such a way that the left hand plays the written notes, while the right hand strikes consonances and dissonances, so that this results in full-sounding Harmonie to the honour of God and the permissable delight of the soul.  The ultimate or final goal of all music, including the thorough-bass shall be nothing but for the honour of God and the renewal of the soul.  Where these factors are not taken into consideration, there is no true music, rather, a devilish bawling and droning."

- J.S. Bach in Precepts and Principles for playing the thorough-bass or accompanying in four parts.