Music is a powerful form of creativity and a powerful way to understand different social backgrounds from different genres. The art of music is vastly important for our day-to-day natural existence as humans who undergo a lot of tension and stress throughout our lives – which is generally caused by our own society anyway. Listening to many different genres of music is beneficial and here are seven reasons why.
Bluntly put – people who are close-minded miss out on a lot, especially when there is a plentiful amount of music out there to be exposed by your own ears. Rather than playing the same artist, the same songs and the same genre, try to explore different areas of music without being stubborn. Let your mind freely analyse the music and if you legitimately don’t like the music, then turn it off. But, NEVER condemn the entire genre just because of one song or one sub-genre.
Elevates Personal Interests
Once you open your mind for one thing in particular, you can’t help it but to open your mind even more. Your mind starts to feel good when you don’t limit it, so don’t force yourself to block other genres of music; this can obviously cause a lot of stress and anxiety in the future if you allow this to continue.
Increases Knowledge for Different Genres
So, you think you know everything that you ought to know about reggae or R&B, why not switch to something like rock; or perhaps rap? How about electronic music or orchestral? Or maybe start listening to opera? Many different genres and sub-genres of music are produced differently, they have different elements in its songs and many of the musicians come from different backgrounds – so, why not learn more? Knowledge is power!
Broadens Understanding of Music from Various Cultures
Just because you’re ‘white’, it doesn’t mean you have to only listen to rock or pop as the stereotypical media suggests. Just because you are ‘black’, it doesn’t mean you have to listen to hip hop music or reggae, once again, as the media and modern society stereotypical suggests. Listening to music from various cultural and ethnic backgrounds will benefit your appreciation of the human species and how unique we seem from our fellow animals that roam the planet when it comes to creativity. Just to clarify, all animals are unique in their own way.
Open-mindedness does raise your self-esteem. It gives you something to feel good about and something to respect yourself for. You can have an interest in different genres of music and individuals will appreciate you simply because you are being yourself. Stand tall and be proud of how you can appreciate all kinds of music as well as many other brilliant characteristics you obtain.
Rather than trying to fit in, listen to what you like and not what the majority likes. Trends are only for individuals (and groups) who do not understand the brilliance of being oneself – that’s right, just BE YOU and ONLY YOU. Just because you live in a certain area; or you’re a certain nationality; a certain colour etc. it doesn't mean you have to fit into some stereotypical group. Be you, develop your own style and appreciate your vast taste in music.
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