Q. How does wordless music do this
and when can I expect results?
A. Some experience nirvana right away, while others may need 7-12 good experiences. Even veteran classical musicians miss a lot of details. Details are and aren’t the point of concerts: satisfaction is often fuzzy, a combination of a hundred facets. That’s why many attend talks, read program notes or listen to a piece at home or in the car before going to hear the same piece played LIVE. Live concerts are often better than recordings (fresher, much more information); although the difference can be lost on the newcomer. That’s why repeated listening is so rewarding: music accumulates meaning.
Acoustic instruments have their own amplifiers, which have natural character to them. There’s no lyrics generally: pitch patterns form their own dialect, with melodies and structure forming sentences, clauses and paragraphs. The 2-3 main themes are contrasting characters, esp. when exaggerated by the players. It’s then up to listeners to discover and create meaning, if any. And we usually do this subconsciously, but it may take a few listens before it clicks. If pop-rock were a souped up powerboat, classical music is more like a sailboat. We can also appreciate the slower, quieter and somewhat risky adventure of sailing.
That said… classical music isn’t confined to the concert sanctuary anymore. This is the 21st-Century and anything goes. New Classical and CutTime are resetting the context to inspire curious newcomers like you in clubs with amplification, hosting and chances for audience to show off. Check out our Classical Revolution Detroit series to read why you should cut loose on some hot symphony!
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