DO YOU LIKE MUSIC?
Everybody likes music: some people enjoy classical music, others are fond
of light music. But are all of them good listeners? One of the most important things
is to learn to be a good listener. Then one can learn to understand music. You may
say: ・・It is very easy. We hear a lot of sounds around us・・. But hearing is not
listening. Are we really listening to music on the radio while working, before
leaving for the institute or after coming home?
I think not, because our ears take in many other sounds besides music, such
as the noise from outside, some conversation and a baby’s crying.
To be a good listener means to listen to music without doing anything else.
And that is not very easy. It is necessary to practice it for a long time: to sit stil and
to concentrate on listening.
Then it becomes a habit.