As the music industry continues to grow and evolve with new tastes in music, there is just so much more to experience. Sure listening to out our favorite ten songs on repeat is good, but over time it does get old. In the 21st century, it is time to explore new music genres.
We live in a world where there is so much knowledge to be gained. We can not discover new information or new talent without an open mind. Withholding certain stereotypes about a genre of music or artists will not get you far in life. The goal is to be versatile and accepting of various culture’s music selections.
When you have a list of several different genres of music saved on your mobile device it shows that you are willing to try new things. It is hard to get far in this world by only sticking with a handful of songs that we feel connected to. It is much easier to make new friends with an open mind. Be willing to accept their differences. If you are ever confused about a decision a friend or family makes regarding music choices, step back, pause for a second, think about where they came from, and then why might they enjoy a perfect song. Upon connecting the dots, you may be surprised at how much you like the same music.
Now there are some music genres containing references to illegal crimes or drugs. While it is okay to listen to these types of songs every once in a while (if you enjoy them), but as humans, we tend to repeat what we hear and/or see. Listening to dirty rap/hip-hop can influence some people to act in an unethical manner or speak out negative stereotypes. It is important to think about how you talk about music to someone.
Listening to a wide range of music helps artists to create new genres. A certain music artist may decide that he/she really likes two specific genres. Thus, he/she thinks it would make for a great song. That is how new music is made. Over time music artists experiment with different genres to see which ones sound better together. Artists may be influenced be new cultures that they visit. Maybe they get new ideas from a foreign friend.
Do you ever wonder how you can like two contrasting music genres? When you develop the skills to think critically and open up your mind to the traditions of other cultures, you would be amazed at how you can accept two different genres. The greater the variety of music that you listen too, the more each lyric is analyzed. You start to question what each lyric means.