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Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Discussion: Why Should Young People Listen to Art Music?

So, now that we have put up a few posts with tips to get young people to listen, we should ask the question--why? Why do we want young people listening to art music? Is it just because "Mozart makes you smarter" (another topic for later), or because you magically become a better person when you listen? I have a lot of my own ideas, but I am very curious about your opinion. What effect would it have on our society if more people were interested in more elevated forms of music? What effect would it have on your family if you chose to listen more with your kids? Discuss!

1 Comment:

Crystal said...

I'm no expert, but I think classical music, or music in general, is almost a language. You have to learn to read it and write it, and you can listen to it without "understanding" it, just like I can listen to someone speak French but not understand one word. So I guess what I'm saying is, I want my little ones to be exposed to classical music for the sake of them being able to understand it and feel the powerful emotions that can come from it.

When I had Lincoln, I was given a little gem of a CD full of Mozart, Haydn, Bach, Tchaikovsky, Handel, Chopin, Beethoven, Paganini, etc. Lincoln totally jams out to these composers! It's fabulous.

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