What catches your ear the most?

Discussion in 'Music' started by mghica035, Aug 29, 2019.

  1. mghica035

    mghica035 New Member

    Personally, I'm not of the opinion that there is no objective value to be judged in music, or art in general. For sure there are some things which transcend personal taste, and can be recognized as giving a piece of music validity and quality. Things such as, how the composer is aware of the instruments they use, and how those can function together; how they are searching to give the listener something unique and not just a rehashing of popular elements already proven to work; their dedication to make the sound coherent, full, constantly interesting, and many others, are things that really can be argued and discerned as giving one piece of music more artistic value than another. Yet, even among those elements that can be clearly discerned as competent songwriting, some of them will pop up faster to one person's ear than another. Either one or the other, when it shows up, will make me, or you, or someone else go, "Wow, now this is getting real. I need more!"
    So, usually when I like a place or a group for music discussion, I like to ask people what elements are those for them. Basically, which ones jump on your ear first and grab your interest when listening to a new artist or record?
    To me, it is the texture of the music. Something a bit hard to explain, but just how the different timbers coming together create both a sense of space and fullness, and the way they interact shows up a really tactile quality. When I feel this type of connection, I honestly forget about genre, or if the lyrics and the universe of the song are something I can relate to or not. It just sets me in the zone right away, and most of the time I spend looking for new things to listen, this is what I'm hunting down.
    What about you?
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  2. Osayiogbebor

    Osayiogbebor New Member

    Nothing like some trap music to feel a little vibe of the streets, not everyone might like this type of genre of music but it is very appreciated where I'm from.
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  3. Osayiogbebor

    Osayiogbebor New Member

    I used to like a lot of Rock but that's just too loud for me now that I'm much more older. I don't want anyone beefing on my decision lol
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  4. Osayiogbebor

    Osayiogbebor New Member

    There's a lot of Afro and Jazz being appreciated in Africa, I mean banging!!!
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  5. aprilmonedero11

    aprilmonedero11 New Member

    Oh well! I love Latin,Pop,Jazz,Blues,Rnb. I don't have a favorite.It depends on my mood and day.
    But Latin is my favorite,I just love listening and dancing to it. I feel like,when I start playing it,my day will be productive and it's contagious.
  6. yetyet

    yetyet Member

    There's no such specific genre that I like when it comes to music. What catches first my attention is the beat of the music, yes that's what I noticed to myself. Every time I hear a music especially when they are new to my ears I don't mind it's lyrics and sometime I was just shocked when I knew that it's a sad song or song for brokenhearted people. Well I really don't care about for whom is that music, what's important to me is like its beat, it catches my attention and help me enjoy and relax when I listen to it. Oh well, music is life so be it.
  7. Orochimagaara

    Orochimagaara New Member

    Some funk with a pure clean Stratocaster with the neck pickup or a pure clean Telecaster with bridge pickup :D

    Damn, sweet sound :D
  8. Lasheen123

    Lasheen123 Member

    The first thing catches my ear is the beat, if I like it I continue listening to the song or that piece of music. However the melody itself also could catch my ears and could be an important factor in whether I would listen to this song again or not.
  9. RyanIsTrying

    RyanIsTrying New Member

    Nice guitar intros and meaningful/ deep lyrics definitely catch my ear the most.
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  10. KMG666

    KMG666 New Member

    I'm a metal head by heart so anything metal would suffice but my ears tends to listen to Complicated music dynamics such as Progressive metal and Jazz musics, I don't about it but I think it's a good exercise for our brains because it has to work hard to process all that odd time signatures and timings of that kind of music.
  11. Chris96

    Chris96 New Member

    The beat at first then the lyrics later, if the beat doesn't make me move or dance or feel different then it doesn't catch my ear at first. If the beat is not catchy then I'll listen to the lyrics
  12. mateusredfield

    mateusredfield New Member

    Lyrics, Feelings expression, vocals, technique, beat and a good instrumental too, everything together does the magic. There is no precise recipe, some songs I like and others not.
  13. jeszai

    jeszai Member

    The lyrics. No matter what genre it is, the lyrics alone would definitely catches my attention. It is like a thousand words are made and expressed and melody comes along to put some vibe and your emotion is the target. lol
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  14. ai7aga

    ai7aga New Member

    Music and lyrics always catches me in the songs. Also the feeling of the singer when he sing the song. Especially sad songs and love songs.
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  15. Cesssie

    Cesssie New Member

    The beat and the content or the message of the song a.k.a the lyrics.
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  16. Dorothy-5me5

    Dorothy-5me5 Member

    A fat baseline...
  17. Teachergeorge

    Teachergeorge Member

    In every song which is played, the beat, poetry in the lyrics, voice and finally the message is what catches my ear anytime i listen to music. I will get to know the title of the track then proceed to play it in the you tube as well as searching the lyrics in the google.
  18. subhan456f

    subhan456f Member

    The ear is made up of three different sections that work together to collect sounds and send them to the brain: the outer ear, the middle ear, and the inner ear.

    The Outer Ear: Collecting Sounds
    The outer ear is made up of the pinna — also called the auricle (say: OR-ih-kul) — and the ear canal. The pinna is the part of the ear you see on the side of your head. It's made of tough cartilage covered by skin. Its main job is to gather sounds and funnel them to the ear canal, which is the pathway that leads to the middle ear. Glands in the skin lining the ear canal make earwax, which protects the canal by cleaning out dirt and helping to prevent infections.

    The Middle Ear: Good Vibrations
    The middle ear is an air-filled cavity that turns sound waves into vibrations and delivers them to the inner ear. The middle ear is separated from the outer ear by the eardrum, or tympanic (say: tim-PAN-ik) membrane, a thin piece of tissue stretched tight across the ear canal. Sounds hit the eardrum, making it move.

    This movement leads to vibrations of three very small bones in the middle ear known as the ossicles (say: AH-sih-kuls). The ossicles are:

    • the malleus (say: MAH-lee-us) ("hammer"), which is attached to the eardrum
    • the incus (say: IN-kus) ("anvil"), which is attached to the malleus
    • the stapes (say: STAY-peez) ("stirrup"), which is attached to the incus and is the smallest bone in the body
    To hear properly, the pressure on both sides of your eardrum must be equal. When you go up or down in elevation, the air pressure changes and you may feel a popping sensation as your ears adjust. They adjust thanks to the narrow Eustachian (say: yoo-STAY-she-en) tube that connects the middle ear to the back of the nose and acts as a sort of pressure valve, so the pressure stays balanced on both sides of the eardrum.

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