What I mean by this is that we come to know of the Artist by listening to the song and not the other way around.
For example, I came to know about Simon and Garfunkel when someone suggested me to listen to “ Sound of Silence”.
So if we are a casual listener, as opposed to a “FAN”, we tend to listen to popular numbers from a myraid collection of artists and from various genres of music. We come to know of a famous song from some where and that song finds its way into our i-pods or mp3 players.
As opposed to the above is following a particular artist and listening to their complete albums. In the last few months I’ve been trying to listen to complete album of a few artists and I’ve found it very fulfilling. It’s as if I’m connected to that artist or band, and I’m part of their thoughts and happenings. It also helps me to understand what the musician is all about.
Curently I’m listening to Dave Matthew’s Band “Big Whiskey and the GrooGrux king” .
Try to do this:
“Mentally shut down all the songs which are there in your ipod or mp3 player, just take one album of some artist whom you like and listen to it when you feel like listening to music. When the mind is not bombarded by choices, it settles down and you’ll feel something wonderful coming out of listening to the music of that particular person or band.”
Let me know abour your experiences..
I'm Currently listening to Dave Mathhew's band...