Do young people listen to music?

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Introduction to Figure Drawing vs. Music Theory

I'm guessing that Figure Drawing requires less cognition than Ear Training and Music Theory (unless the class were using the Bruce Benward text).

goofyfoot

John Duncan wrote:

John Duncan wrote:

aspire to listening to their music on anything more than a Bose Sounddock. 

There's nothing wrong with that.  I have some ridiculously expensive hi-fi but listen to music in the bathroom with my smartphone speaker.  (Ok I confess - I'm thinking of buying some speakers 'cos the smartphone is capable of CD quality).

Disaster

I don't think young people listen to classical music enough. I have always loved it however my family are extremely non-musical and would never take me to see live music performed (exceptions being really bad school concerts, and it was more me taking them to listen me perform). I have recently (in the past year or so) been seeing as much live classical music I can, mainly at the Royal Albert Hall so far, and it has only made my appreciation for classical, live music grow and grow. The sheer genius of the composers and of the orchestras who bring these compositions to life astounds me each time. I think it is a real shame that most schools (not private schools) don't put more emphasis on listening to music, either live or on a good speaker system. Classical music is unpopular with a lot of young people. Tenny-bop rules supreme.

Do young people listen to music?

 

Of course...Some of them.

I am not blessed to play music but for me, to listen to music is to feel music. I sometimes think music physically moves me.

Sadly and I have no proof which gives me hope I am wrong I think many kids hinge on the words of songs with the music being an afterthought.

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Order (of Mass)

troyy wrote:

many kids hinge on the words of songs with the music being an afterthought.

 

Kyrie eleison

Alas...it might be true (even as a thought).

Christe Eleison!

Parla

Real Kyrie

Perhaps the young ones may be more familiar with the pop song, which supposedly topped certain charts in the mid 80's (probably not young now).

Though in this case, the song came after the word as well.

Also, apparently Christe is an author on heavy metal....May be not Taruskin.

I know what you mean. But I

I know what you mean. But I think this is more of a hobby / passion. You can't force someone to do this, it will do them no good.

If I told someone that I just sit in front of the computer, with just the player opened and listen to music, people will thell me im crazy :) . The brain can't multitask, that is scientific fact. When people do something else online and listen to music in the background, that is not music listening, I like to listen to the details, to analyze the music, separate each instrument, identify from the instrument is playing, the position in the soundstage etc. Tbh this involves some kind of high quality audio system. I use some hi-fi headphones and in my experience, headphones are the cheapest way to high quality audio.

Again, I don't think there is a wrong or right. You either are passionate about music, or you are not.

Music expression

Helen88 wrote:

Helen88 wrote:

 Tbh this involves some kind of high quality audio system. I use some hi-fi headphones and in my experience, headphones are the cheapest way to high quality audio.

 

 

Agreed.  A reasonable usb-DAC between computer and headphones is important though.  They are cheap enough now and make a huge difference.

 

Helen88 wrote:

 I don't think there is a wrong or right. You either are passionate about music, or you are not.

 

Hear.  Hear.

But there is a but... (isn't there always?)  The motto, "It's the music, stupid!" provides the focus.  We have those for whom music provides an academic and pedagogic outlet.  And there are those for whom music is the medium to show what their audio systems will deliver.  Ten minutes on any hi-fi forum will demonstrate that in spades.

 

But I know young people with a real passion for what I would call pop music, and not simply as background or hip cultural tag.  We had a tiresome debate here not so long ago that argued only "classical" music deserves the label "great" music, that there is objective criteria to prove it.  It was as if the personal, the subjective response, the involvement, was only genuine if some imprimatur was granted to the genre concerned. 

 

Music is music.  Response to it personal and individual - aided, of course by listening informed by a whole range of experience and cultural factors.  It is not an area where denegration has any role.

 

In the near future I am to sing in a scratch Mozart Requiem with the CBSO, and to be present at Joan Armatrading's last ever concert.  I don't need others' value judgements dictating my respose to either or both.

 

Thanks for your thoughts Helen.

 

To know something more about what you listen to...

You can't force anyone to listen to this or that music, Helen88 (or Music expression), but some guidance, through various reliable sources, might be helpful...even in the long run. You might be more "passionate" about the music you decide to listen to...

Parla

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