What music preferences depend on
Music can be safely called a universal language. Regardless of the language in which certain songs are performed, for some reason we want to listen to specific music, even if we completely do not understand the meaning of the song.
Many scientists are struggling with the questions: what determines the musical taste of a person, why some songs and music become “hackneyed” for several years, while others are quickly forgotten. The same question haunts musicians and composers, as they want people to enjoy their work. There are many sociological studies that can be found through the printing of booklets, magazines, brochures on psychology. This literature is constantly updated and added. Let’s try to figure out a little with the reasons for our musical addictions.
Today, the music world is represented by a wide range of styles and trends. Musical creativity does not stand still and is constantly changing, so listeners constantly discover new sounds. In the same way, the musical preferences of not a whole generation, but even an individual person, change. After all, it’s rare for a lifetime to like only a certain performer and a certain style in music. What can I say about a lifetime, the music is matched to the mood, circumstances, events. A person can radically change the playlist in his player several times a day. But the researchers still revealed some patterns.
Favorite music changes with age. It goes without saying that at a completely young age it is better than cartoon songs and it cannot be. At a later age (adolescence), preference is given to “vibrant” music. As a rule, this is some one pronounced style. Very often it is loud, screaming music. Such musical creativity merges with the daily life of a teenager and goes into the style of clothing, behavior, and interior. As a teenager, many run around the city looking for a place to order a poster, poster, t-shirt or cap with idols and their symbols. That is how youthful maximalism goes: if something gets carried away, then in full.
At the next stage of growing up, preferences are given to dance music, pop music. Scientists attribute this to the fact that it is precisely this period that is full of acquaintances, conversations that take place in cafes, restaurants, cinema, and nightclubs. Naturally, this leaves an imprint on the musical taste.
At the stage when a person acquires serious work, family, when life ceases to be one continuous party, I want to listen to something a little calmer. At an age that corresponds to this period of life, people more like soul, blues, folk, ethnic music, jazz.
There are patterns in musical predilections, depending on the nature of the person. For example, extroverts, sociable and self-confident people prefer pop music, again, such people spend a lot of time in public places where pop music plays. A fan of dance styles has a particularly high degree of sociability. These people just make friends on the dance floor in a nightclub. Opposing introverts prefer classics. Fans of such music are also confident in themselves, they are not bored in solitude, because they love to create and they are brave in their judgments and views.
A compromise between classical and pop and dance music can be called people who prefer blues and jazz. Fans of such areas, as a rule, creative individuals who know how and love to communicate, know their strengths and have a fairly high self-esteem. Oddly enough, rock listeners, as researchers have shown, are characterized as people with low self-esteem. At the same time, they have high creative potential.
Be bold and versatile in your musical passions. With music, you can enhance the effect of joyful moments, mitigate unpleasant incidents, overcome fatigue and just enjoy a pleasant melody. The most important thing is to choose the right accompaniment. Enjoy your music!