Do you know how to listen to music? We propose two new ways to enjoy it

Posted by LauraDerb on October 17th, 2019

Surely yes. We all know how to listen to music. Precisely, one of the most important qualities of this form of artistic expression is that it is not essential to have "formal" knowledge to enjoy it . Of course, someone versed in classical music, for example, will be able to better appreciate the nuances of a particular concert, and, to some extent, enjoy it more. The same is someone who knows a lot about jazz. Or rock. Or of any other genre. But it is not essential.

In this post we would like to talk to you about two ways to listen to music frequently used by many audiophiles, and also by many music lovers, to analyze the quality of a music system, which is nothing more than its ability to reconstruct in the most Reliable as possible the original musical event.

Implementing these two methods requires a little effort. At least at the beginning. But it is the same as learning to drive. Or to ride a bike. At first it is almost impossible to enjoy because one feels overwhelmed by the amount of stimuli to which attention must be paid. But, later, with practice, all that remains in the background, and most people get to enjoy effortlessly. The same thing happens with music.

Follow the melody

This is the name of the first method that we are going to propose. It was devised several decades ago by Ivor Tiefenbrun, the founder of Linn, a Scottish company that manufactures components of High Fidelity of exceptional quality. Explaining what it is is much easier than putting it into practice. In fact, it's about trying to turn our full attention to a single instrument and follow its melody, leaving everyone else in the background. A good music team should allow us to do it without trying too hard, as it will be able to discern each instrument with a clear clarity. Of course, this method is not equally effective with all musical genres. It is very affordable with small orchestral formations, and more complicated with large orchestras or modern music. But even so, it is still valid.

Music and the human brain

The second method requires that we close our eyes while listening to our favorite Naija Music , and that we try to locate the position of all the instruments that we are able to recognize in the “virtual” scenario that our music team presents in front of us. Once we have done so, we must try to intuit the size of that scenario, paying attention to the distance that seems to separate some instruments from others. It can give us the feeling of having the vocalist right in front of us, and on his right, near, the saxophone; to his left, but further away, the piano, and behind, but much further, percussion. If we compare several different discs it is easy to perceive that the dimensions of the scenario proposed by each of them are noticeably different.

You may think they are complex methods that only serve to judge the sound quality of a Hi-Fi system, but I assure you that it is not. At first they require effort and attention, but then, little by little and without you noticing, the effort fades and we can fully immerse ourselves in music. Of course, although our team is modest.


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