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    Is music worth listening to?

    I often put on Beethoven or the Beatles and instantly forget it after I listen to it. Same happens with stuff like Madonna or Boulez sometimes (though they are more memorable).

    Just wondering because, if if you can't remember it, is it still worth listening to?


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    Even music as therapy treatments solves many issues .....so surely makes it worth while as well as entertaining. Many of us who are or were performers it was an added income and great pleasure.
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    My parents were professional orchestra players for many years. I was born into that family and woke up every morning to classical music being broadcast on the radio.

    Music is my gyroscope, both as a listener and performer; I've been a professional church organist for over 56 years and still as much in love with this craft as I was in my earliest years of just starting out.

    I am the organist/pianist in a very large (1,200 members and growing) ELCA Lutheran parish where I live. We have a wonderful diversity in our worship formats for each worship service time - something for everybody to appreciate. Formal worship with robed clergy and high liturgy, to informal come-as-you-are praise worship. By "praise worship" I do not mean happy-clappy stand up and dance around in the aisles, but a worship lead by a worship team of musicians and singers to lead the people through the worship service.

    I would not be able to breathe without music in my life.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Krummhorn View Post
    My parents were professional orchestra players for many years. I was born into that family and woke up every morning to classical music being broadcast on the radio.

    Music is my gyroscope, both as a listener and performer; I've been a professional church organist for over 56 years and still as much in love with this craft as I was in my earliest years of just starting out.

    I am the organist/pianist in a very large (1,200 members and growing) ELCA Lutheran parish where I live. We have a wonderful diversity in our worship formats for each worship service time - something for everybody to appreciate. Formal worship with robed clergy and high liturgy, to informal come-as-you-are praise worship. By "praise worship" I do not mean happy-clappy stand up and dance around in the aisles, but a worship lead by a worship team of musicians and singers to lead the people through the worship service.

    I would not be able to breathe without music in my life.

    Kh
    I didn't grow up in that sort of musical background. But from an early age songs have been very important to me, and although I am also very fond of literature and poetry, I think, like you, that I wouldn't get much out of life if I didn't have music. It has certainly transformed my retirement.

    I find it hard to think that the OP instantly forgets the music listened to - I find that even if I do so, my brain will play it again for me in the dead of night.
    Carrying a torch for Classical Music...

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    Quote Originally Posted by PopeFrancis View Post
    I often put on Beethoven or the Beatles and instantly forget it after I listen to it. Same happens with stuff like Madonna or Boulez sometimes (though they are more memorable).

    Just wondering because, if if you can't remember it, is it still worth listening to?


    My landlord is always praising the White Stripes, which makes me laugh. I can't even name a single song of theirs



    I don't think the real Pope Francis listens to the Beatles or Beethoven but his predecessor was more cultural and could play the piano , and needless to say he also liked Beethoven being German.

    For me, playing and listening classical music is wonderful , I like to listen carefully and follow the notes and what the piece is conveying.

    I have Beethoven to thank for that, because for me, listening to his music is very commanding and urgent, and its like you have to listen, and I do follow every note to the end. Its almost like listening to an Opera , you have to listen to the story to see what comes next. I explored all of his music , and love his piano concertos and violin piano sonatas. I think his music is easy to remember.

    As far as the Beatles , well there simple dirge is easy to remember too.

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