wondering about this - why I have eclectic taste in music and why it is that many
people like to focus on only one or two genres of music. I believe I perhaps I have broad
tastes in music because of my own personal journey in music.
piano lessons when I was seven and the focus then was on simple tunes and then
musical and national tunes. I sang in school and church choirs - sometimes Burns songs. Eventually I moved on
to classical pieces - such as Bach, Beethoven and Mozart. In my teens I got
very into pop music - from Motown, The Beatles, The Stones, Cream and more. I
played Joni Mitchell, James Taylor and Elton John on the piano. In my twenties
I got involved with the 'folk scene' in Edinburgh
and enjoyed traditional reels and unaccompanied and harmony singing.
I enjoy all the genres and I
wouldn't want to have to choose between them!
However for some 'music' is about
their image of themselves - how cool or otherwise they see themselves. For
me it's' about music or voices that move me and what makes a good song or melody.
great folk tunes and fairly boring folk tunes; there are also great pop songs
and boring pop songs; there are great classical pieces and dull classical
pieces of music; there are energizing rock gigs and dull rock gigs too. I get
annoyed on Wikipedia or elsewhere when I read the music snobs who think pop music is only for young people and only for commercial reasons... and that
by contrast all classical or jazz
music is wonderful.
it is the simple song that we remember, the endearing folk song that moves us
or the classical piano sonata that touches our heart.