Popular Post BLUMENKOHL 1064 Posted May 21, 2018 Popular Post Share Posted May 21, 2018 Listen to good music again and again. Truly good music will only get better with repeated listens. Don't listen to music all the time, you'll go numb. Don't listen to good music while doing other things. Listen to it when you can really listen to it. Don't listen to dark music on sunny days and don't listen to cheery music on rainy days. Heighten the experience by matching music to the weather. It'll take you to another level. Listen to pre-17th century music from time to time, there's something magical there. Fuhget about sound quality, sometimes the best recordings really are the older recordings with the terrible fidelity. The rainier the weather, the older the music you need to listen to. Save the pop, electronic, and new-fangled stuff for when you want to listen to music and do other stuff (work, exercise, etc.) "Turn-down" music at home is awesome before bed. Find something relaxing, set a low volume, turn off the screens and enjoy. For the ultimate listening experience: wait till night, preferably a little before you get tired. Grab your best headphones, turn out the lights, close your eyes, lie down and listen to one album of your choice. No rewind, no fast forward, just listen. A glass of red wine before hand heightens the experience. Don't get too analytical listening to the music. You'll ruin music for yourself. Quietly humming along to music (especially the basses/lower end instruments) heightens your "feel" for the music. Never listen to music before having a serious listening session. Let the silence drive you mad with anticipation. Nothing tastes as good as water after being in the desert, and no music sounds as good as what you listen to after abstaining. Decently performed live music > amazingly performed recording. Angry music will make you angry, dark music will make you dark, and optimistic music will make you optimistic. Own a musical instrument of some kind, and fiddle around with it from time to time. Older music is better for the soul: there is an optimism, even in its darkest moments, that propels you in your life. Newer music is too real for its own good. Take your streaming playlists, shuffle mode, etc. and flush them down the internet toilet. Make a deliberate choice about what music you listen to and why, however broad or specific your goal, don't let some playlist make that choice for you. Don't carry around more than a dozen albums. One album listened to intensely for a week is better than 12 albums hopping from album to album and with half your attention. If you really need to work and listen to music, loop a single track until you're done. That way you don't lose the zone. Do not let music become your proxy for feeling emotions. Real experiences > music. Good speakers will always beat the best headphones. Music hits different when it’s propagating through the room. There’s music you can listen to with other people, and there’s music that will deflate and go flaccid when someone else is in the room with you. Don’t be a computer with the rules, bend and break to your heart’s content but if you take nothing else away: temper your musical consumption and you will enjoy the fewer moments of deliberate music listening a lot more. If you want to heighten your experience of music, a cup of coffee or strong tea about 15 minutes before will do the trick. Let the music flow, don’t keep pressing the rewind button on your favorite part…trust me on this. While listening to something you’ve listened to a million times, scan the spectrum. Pay attention to just the low end. Or the mids. Or the highs. See if you hear something you never noticed before. Music + sex only work if you can keep physical rhythm. But even so, eventually the music and the rhythm you want will be mismatched. Like shower sex, best to avoid it. More glamorous than it sounds. The Illustrious Jerry, Bayesian, John and 9 others 10 1 1 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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