by Cecile Cinco
Do you listen to a certain piece, whether song or instrumental, as a whole or do you identify how the notes of a particular musical instrument sound? If it’s a song, do you simply listen to the melody and memorize the song so you can sing it during karaoke or videoke nights?
Hubby is in a listening mood. While I’m blogging, one tab is for Jango and the 80s is playing. While he’s reminiscing he skips songs that are so “ordinary.” As a former band member, I can understand his musical hunger. He’s really good that he can voice out each sound even for the lead guitar and even the drums. He has no favorite music or song. He listens to most. If there is something he hates, that is rap. He finds the works of Francis M. different, though. He can easily pick up a tune and guide you with a guitar if you decide you wanted to sing an unfamiliar song. He can even accompany people who have the tendency to be out of tune. He’s done it several times on stage.
As for me, I also listen to details. I like instrumental better, though. Mostly classical. I listen to a variety of genres too and there is no song to favor. There are two insrumentals that I love to listen to over and over again: the piano piece of Franz Liszt, Liebestraume, and the classical guitar solo of John Williams, Cavatina. I may not be able to voice out the details of the notes by memory but when I hear someone singing or an instrument playing, I can easily detect what’s out of tune. I cannot memorize a song. The choir pieces I sing, I cannot remember. I have to be reading the notes for me to be able to sing. I can get the “idea” of how a song goes just by looking at the notes.
Between the two of us, he’s the intuitive player while I’m the logical one. He can play by feeling while I have to be reading the notes. We both listen to details of the notes.
How about you?
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