Sat Jun 28, 2008 2:25 pm Reply with quote
Music is all genres. If you listen to only one genre, you're not getting the whole picture. Without the whole picture, you're not listening to music. You're only listening to part of it. Why settle for less?
There are great recordings in all genres. All genres have their own bell curve -- a few are terrible, most are mediocre, a few are excellent. Find the excellent ones in all genres, and you'l be very enriched.
Music comes from everywhere. Thanks to the Internet, you can get music from the Middle East, Europe, South America, North America, Asia, Eurasia, the Pacific and the Atlantic. If you listen to only one country's music, you're not really listening to music. Again, why settle for less? You are missing some really great stuff!
There is a difference between music and lyrics. If you listen to music only for the lyrics, you're missing the point. You can read poetry for lyrics. Music is sound! You don't really need to know numerous languages to appreciate all of the world's music. You don't need lyrics at all. They are only a bonus.
"Music hath charms to soften rocks and bend a knotted oak". -- William Congreve.
Charm is the main benefit of music. Don't miss out on it. Seek music that makes your life more comfortable and lets you relax. There's plenty of great music, and it can be found in all genres and from all over the world.
Some artists you might not know of to seek on iTunes --
Khaled - Originally from Albania. Emigrated to Sweden and now resides in France.
Amr Diab = Egypt
Shreya Ghosal - India
Asalah - Syria
Some artists you've probably heard of but haven't listened to --
Music is an adventure. Go exploring. It is well worth it.