Kim OHara wrote:Mkoll wrote: Music-wise, you don't have much choice in what you enjoy listening to.
As a music teacher I have to disagree. Appreciation and enjoyment of particular styles of music is learned, usually informally but still learned. Most people like what they know - and that's the way it works, not 'know what they like'.
If anyone wants to get to enjoy other kinds of music from what they know, they can just expand the boundaries of what they listen to and follow their ears.
Techno to trance to Philip Glass? Sure.
Country and Western to blues to jazz? Sure.
Just don't expect to jump straight from death metal to medieval motets and understand them straight away.
Well that'se true if someone has a willingness to experiment with new genres and they find the right stuff for them. I would also differentiate between appreciation and enjoyment. I appreciate much much music than I enjoy, let's put it that way.
There are certain genres that I know I will never like, like gabber for example. And I'm sure most people have certain styles of music that they just cannot get into.