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Three levels of music listening?
« on: March 20, 2017, 03:09:40 AM »
Hey all,

I've classified, by myself, three levels of "music listening".

1.) Sensational level - One pays attention to the color of the sound. One understands what "style" the piece resembles, if the performer is "trained", etc. One understands the structure of the piece, its "form", etc.

2.) Emotional level - One "feels emotion" while listening to the piece. The music affects the person emotionally, as evidenced by a certain sensation in the heart area.

3.) "Meaning" level - One "understands something" from the piece. Maybe it tells something about ourselves, etc. This level is a rather "philosophical" level in which one may even get to "learn something new" just by hearing the music.

What are your thoughts on this? For me, this is a rather easy classification for ourselves when we listen to any music at all.

Have you contemplated similar things? Do you find this correct or faulty?