What do your musical preferences depend on
Music can be called a universal language. Regardless of the language in which certain songs are performed, for some reason we want to listen to certain music, even if we do not understand the meaning of the song at all.
Many scientists are struggling with questions: what determines a person’s musical taste, why some songs and music become “jaded” within a few years, and others are forgotten quickly. These same questions do not give rest to musicians and composers, because they want people to like their work. There are many sociological studies that can be found through the printing of booklets, magazines, and brochures on psychology. This literature is constantly updated and added. Let’s try to understand a little the reasons for our musical preferences.
Today, the music world is represented by a wide range of styles and trends. Musical creativity does not stand still and is constantly changing, so listeners are constantly discovering new sounds. In the same way, the musical preferences of an entire generation, and even an individual, change. After all, it is rare for someone to like only a certain artist and a certain style of music throughout their life. Yes, what can we say about a lifetime, music is selected according to the mood, circumstances, events. A person can radically change the playlist in their player several times a day. But the researchers still identified some patterns.
Your favorite music changes with age. It goes without saying that at a very young age it can’t be better than songs from cartoons. In later life (adolescence), preferences are given to “bright” music. As a rule, this is one pronounced style. Very often this is loud, screaming music. Such musical creativity merges with the daily life of a teenager and passes into the style of clothing, behavior, and interior. In adolescence, many run around the city looking for a place where you can order a poster, poster, t-shirt or cap with idols and their symbols. This is how youth maximalism goes: if you get carried away with something, then in full.
At the next stage of growing up, preferences are given to dance music, pop music. Scientists attribute this to the fact that this period is full of acquaintances, communication that take place in cafes, restaurants, movies, and night clubs. Naturally, this leaves an imprint on the musical taste.
At the stage when a person gets a serious job, a family, when life ceases to be one continuous party, you want to listen to something a little calmer. At an age that corresponds to this period of life, people are more attracted to soul, Blues, folk, ethnic music, and jazz.
There are patterns in musical preferences depending on the character of the person. For example, extroverts, sociable and confident people prefer pop music, again, such people spend a lot of time in public places where pop music is played. Lovers of dance styles have a particularly high degree of sociability. These people just make friends on the dance floor in a nightclub. Opposing them introverts prefer the classics. Fans of such music are also confident in themselves, they are not bored alone, because they love to create and they are bold in their judgments and views.
A compromise between classical and pop and dance music can be called people who prefer Blues and jazz.