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  • Date

    2 4.55%
  • Era

    11 25.00%
  • Nationality

    7 15.91%
  • Gender

    2 4.55%
  • Morbundity

    2 4.55%
  • Instrumentation

    6 13.64%
  • Theatricality

    2 4.55%
  • Gum

    2 4.55%
  • Cracky

    4 9.09%
  • All means

    20 45.45%
  • The way

    3 6.82%
  • Your leave

    1 2.27%
  • No one's leave

    1 2.27%
  • The side of a river

    3 6.82%
  • There seem to be only 14 options, really

    9 20.45%
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    Default How you listen to music

    It doesn't seem to matter how often an old poll gets made, they all seem to generate posts.

    But I was wondering. How many people actually listen to music by era? Or gender? Or nationality? Or any of the other categories we could come up with to make our own variation of "What's your favorite music?" thread.

    So I thought, being me and all, that I would make a by thread, just to see what was going on out there.

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    No poll? How do you expect us to be able to answer without a list of pre-set choices that we can use?

    (Ah, spoke too soon.)

    I listen to the things I already love, the things that I just may love, and the things that I'll probably never love.

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    Hmmm. The OP must have gone live while I was making the poll choices.

    Should be there now.

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    On one hand, I tend to develop fixations based on arbitrary preconceived notions, and then learn to love a composer or work through shear perseverance, if there is something there for me. Some idea about something based on a sound sample and a small piece of information garnered from here or wikipedia, will pique my curiosity, and then I'll try my hardest to understand and gradually some of those notions will melt away and a new picture gets continually formed and reformed.

    Then I'll go through these phases where I am really tuned into my ears with a buzz about a certain sound. If something sounds remotely in the camp of the current sound I'm buzzing about, I'll devour it. I like these phases best.

    Right now, I'm in some slow moving and ungainly combination of the aforementioned 'methods'.

    Usually my thinking does involve periods of music, or certain forms or instrumentations or proportions; like symphony, concerti grossi, chamber ensembles, ect. Its a way of limiting my focus for the time being. For a time, I had a very obscure idea that whether accurate or not, I was buzzing about. Music that is inspired by language and speech. That's another example.
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    This is one of those "message" polls.

    You really should explain what you mean by "listen by." I don't think a poll asking us our favorite era implies that we are listening by era.

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    I listen to music as the mood takes me. Sometimes I might want to listen to music of a particular era, or a specific composer, or a particular style of composition, or a specific album. Other times I just use random-play. There's no formula or plan.

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    music has no boundaries

    I listen to music by all means
    and by any combination
    according to mood, spirit, temperament...

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    Quote Originally Posted by clara s View Post
    music has no boundaries

    I listen to music by all means
    and by any combination
    according to mood, spirit, temperament...
    Beautifully phrased and exactly how I listen!

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    This seems as good a place as any to make my entrance. Hi, I'm Poppy Popsicle, please call me Poppy.
    I only listen to music on special occasions, meaning when I feel truly receptive to it. I don't listen to music as wallpaper, I have to want to listen. Naturally, I am soömetimes caught unawares and am quite happy for it.
    There was no particular category given above that seemed to apply in my case.

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    In the morning I usually wake up with a sound in my head. Thereafter I make a first choice guided by these sound. Then I make other choices based in curiosity, all kind of interests that I can feed here in TC. I always come back to my old loved ones too.

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    On Sundays, from 12:00 PM to 4:56 PM - by nationality; from 6:32 PM to 11:00 PM by Era.
    On Mondays, from 6:00 AM to 11:11 AM by gender; from 3:00 PM to 7:00 PM by date.
    And on Saturdays, at 11:30 AM by Moribundity... as a short reprieve from the quotidian reminder, that there's yet another breath to draw on this accursed planet. Picking up the vivace at 12:00 AM with some Poulenc and culminating with Mozart's 39 4th movement at 8:00 PM, I couldn't be happier to welcome the next week with renewed vitality.


    And for the rest of the week, I just go where the winds may blow. I find there is an added rambunctious frivolity of sorts accompanying the listening process, that is lacking in the previously outlined routine.

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    Like Malcolm X by any means necessary!
    "if a horse could sing in a monotone, the horse would sound like Carly Simon, only a horse wouldn't rhyme 'yacht', 'apricot', and 'gavotte'. Is that some kind of joke?"
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lucifer Saudade View Post
    On Sundays, from 12:00 PM to 4:56 PM - by nationality; from 6:32 PM to 11:00 PM by Era.
    On Mondays, from 6:00 AM to 11:11 AM by gender; from 3:00 PM to 7:00 PM by date.
    And on Saturdays, at 11:30 AM by Moribundity... as a short reprieve from the quotidian reminder, that there's yet another breath to draw on this accursed planet. Picking up the vivace at 12:00 AM with some Poulenc and culminating with Mozart's 39 4th movement at 8:00 PM, I couldn't be happier to welcome the next week with renewed vitality.


    And for the rest of the week, I just go where the winds may blow. I find there is an added rambunctious frivolity of sorts accompanying the listening process, that is lacking in the previously outlined routine.

    Extraordinary how close this is to the Gunther Quotient of Musical Listening Enjoyment. Do you omit the variant on every third Sunday of 11.59 to 4.53.30 by hermeneutical text? Of course, many do; if only for reasons of bio-rhythmic uncertainty.

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    Option 16: alphabetical.

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    There's only one answer..........Haydn

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