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Classical music makes you smarter

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Has it ever occurred to you, that you slowly begin to identify with the music you listen to?

Back in 18th century people would listen to classical music, aristocrats more specifically. Nowadays, we find that all sorts of people, low, middle and upper class listen to mixed music genres.

When a small boy listens to gangster rap music all the time, then he slowly starts to poison his own mind. He tries to imitate the singer and his environment.

Whilst he does that, another boy who listens to classical music starts to identify himself with an aristocrat or a nobleman. Eventually, we all understand that when comparing these two, one will be more productive, valuable and smarter in the society.

What do you think?

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Lena Lvova

As a classically trained pianist from Russia (playing since age 3), as a music teacher, and as someone who has a degree in Music Theory, I must respectfully disagree with your take on this. First off, classical music often wrongly used to describe all instrumental music, when it was actually a period between 1730-1820. Other periods include Romantic, Baroque, and Renaissance. People often balk at anything new and what they deem to be intellectually demeaning, as is prevalent with the aversion to rap and the backlash that Beethoven faced when he first unveiled his new style of composition. All music is similar in the sense that there is a time signature, a key, and a recurring theme (whether that be melodic motif or rhythm). Deconstructed, "classical" music can be replicated with electronic instruments such as guitar and bass, and the same piece will suddenly sound like a metal song. In the same vein, a rap song can have it's electronic backing tracks transcribed for instruments such as harp and violin, and give it a more "refined" sound. To truly be an educated, intellectual listener, one must try to find the beauty and wisdom in all genres, instead of casting aside those that we think are lesser. 

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