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Does Listening to Classical Music Enhance One's Ability Listening to Other Music?

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I have noticed that since I began to really listen to and appreciate classical music over the course of the past 2 months or so, I also seem to have developed a more "discerning ear"--for want of a better description--when I return and listen to jazz, which is really my original love. What I mean by this statement is that I now seem to be more skillful in picking out themes in jazz pieces and how they develop--whether improvised or not--than I was before I started "getting into" classical music in such a big way.
So my questions are: Has anybody else had a similiar experience with this?
And if you have, to what quality or structure of classical music would you attribute this heightened sense of awareness? In other words, what is it about this genre of music which might possibly explain this phenomenon? Is there something {s} intrinsic to it which would suffice to answer my observation/question?
I would really like some feedback on this, as--to be quite frank--I don't want to be deluding myself; if others have indeed undergone a similiar type of process, then maybe I'll be able to think I'm not so crazy after all!

Updated Jun-24-2011 at 04:22 by White Knight

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  1. lostprin36's Avatar
    Sounds are great.........