How sensitive is your hearing?

So, just how sensitive are you to music and mood? What do you see in your mind’s eye when you listen to music? Do you actively think while you’re listening, and if so, what about? The music? Do you daydream while you listen to music? If you’re of the analytical sort, can you listen to music without analyzing it? Share your musical listening habits in the comments section below.

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8 Responses to How sensitive is your hearing?

  1. eksith says:

    Sometimes, but I really have to pay attention.

    Holy disappearence Batman. I thought you’ve given up blogging!

    • Steve says:

      That necessary evil of employment has robbed me of vast quantities of my precious time. (But it pays for nice things like Internet access and a computer, a home, food, etc so I won’t complain too loudly.)

  2. Veggiewitch says:

    I go where the music takes me:sometimes I blissfully drift, other times I’m running.

  3. Renato says:

    I’m an elementary school music teacher and I’ve definitely experimented with technology in my classes. While I have not used the new program by Sibelius (despite my being an avid Sibelius user) I have used a number of programs that focus on teaching theory in a video game style. Which is why they work- they look and feel no different than a E rated video game. The one I had the most success with was called the Super Duper Music Looper. It was sequencer with preprogrammed rhythms, horn licks, etc. with variables such as tempo and dynamics. The kids loved it. The problem with these games is the logistics. While a music teacher is lucky to have a classroom (I’m housed in the auditorium of my current job)and even luckier to have a computer, they will typically only have one computer. Let’s face it, it’s no fun to watch someone else play! And yes there is usually a computer lab, but doubtful that a principal would buy 30 games for each workstation and it would not matter anyway because the computer lab is most likely always going to be occupied by classroom teachers. Our best bet is to get the parents to buy these games for the kids to use outside of school. (and for the record, I have never taught the Kodaly Solfege hand signals!)

  4. I can’t listen to pop songs without trying to work out the lyrics. It’s a BIG disability!

    • Steve says:

      I don’t know the lyrics to any song (except a few JoCo songs). I grew up with the notion the words were irrelevant and got in the way – and I haven’t changed much. I amaze my friends, and they me, when the topic comes up in conversation. People are so different…

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