All of you with kids will identify with this conversation about the musical aesthetic of children. The interview did get me to thinking about why certain kinds of music intrinsically have "mass" appeal. If kids don't yet have an established musical aesthetic, what is it about certain forms of music that seem to universally appeal to young ears?
extremely interesting interview.
I always wondered if our kids will gravitate to what we play for them or if they will just intrinsically (sp??) understand that a minor chord exudes a dark tone while a major chord exudes a happy tone?
I mean, in the end, there is a certain universal language to music (and mathematics)...so the key of A in Arabic is gonna be the key of A in English too...they don't differ, they are the same.
I think music is built in our souls...we are meant to sing, hum, rap, play or bang....
it's the universal nature of communication between humans...
This conversation had me thinking, will my daughter gravtiate towards hip hop since that's a lot of what's in dad's collection? or the jazz in my collection? maybe it'll be the reggae (well, I already know she loves it when Bob comes on....starts shaking that booty, it's highlarious)...
anyways, thanks for sharing pipo.
Got my brain running now... =)
Josh hits on the interesting point that some people find music as a trivial background noise to life, while others are complete music freaks. Back when Eminem was getting hot, I gave my son a handful of classic albums on CD to check out. He naturally gravitated to the Rakim and other "real" music. He is now an adult with good taste in music.
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