This is the first day of my Listening series. Keep reading. Stop telling yourself that you don’t like classical music or that you don’t understand it and give it a chance!
If this were my music class, we would be listening with a music sheet in front of us and you’d have to follow technical demands :D. We’ll stick to enjoying the music ;).
All music tells a story and all music has a message. Every classical recommendation will contain more than one accompanying feeling and I want you to be aware of this while listening and note down your feelings.
Follow these steps:
- ISOLATION – Listening happens in complete silence, no distractions, no talking, just music. You might need to even close your eyes in order to fully focus.
- EXPECTATION – Expect the music to transmit something and be ready to receive it.
- OBSERVATION – While listening, observe how the music evolves and changes and write down the words that it inspires you to think of with every change.
We’re starting this classical journey with the father of music:
JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH
I have my own notes, so let’s see if they’re matching.
Let me know in the comments what was the emotion progression you discovered. 🙂
P.S. I changed my blog theme over the weekend, if you can, please have a look at the home page to tell me what you think. Of course, starting now, all my posts will have a different aspect to go with this theme. My intention was to find a simpler theme that looks more serious…I felt like the last theme was starting to look a little like a fairy’s blog (Libretto).