Do you prefer contemporary or classical music?I prefer the classical musics. They seem to have a lot more work and creativity put into them, creating masterpieces of the human mind. So, which do...

Do you prefer contemporary or classical music?

I prefer the classical musics. They seem to have a lot more work and creativity put into them, creating masterpieces of the human mind.

So, which do you prefer? Contemporary music or classical music?

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pohnpei397 eNotes educator| Certified Educator

I personally don't see how classical music is so much more creative than "contemporary" music.  This may simply be a lack of understanding on my part, though.

If the only choices are contemporary and classical, I like contemporary more.  But what I enjoy goes from Cole Porter to Bob Marley to Hank Williams (the father, not Jr.) to Adele.  I wouldn't like to be limited to classical but I also wouldn't like to be limited to music that is popular today.

vangoghfan eNotes educator| Certified Educator

I prefer "classical" music, even the "classical" music that is also being written today, such as that of Eric Whitacre. I often find classical music very moving and profound; I just don't have that kind of reaction to much popular music.  I also don't understand why lots of popular musicians feel the need to wear unusual costumes, invest in amazing lighting effects, etc.

readerofbooks eNotes educator| Certified Educator

I enjoy classical music more. I agree with you that classical music is much more complex and creative. To have an orchestra play a piece is far more complicated and complex than a four or give member band. In addition, classical music has passed the test of time. In other words, contemporary music may fade, but classical music will persist.

lmetcalf eNotes educator| Certified Educator

I am a contemporary music listener all the way -- can hardly stand the old stuff, probably because I loathed 8 years of piano lessons. I can't be in the car without the radio on, and I am forever embarassing or annoying my kids with my signing along. I love all genres of current music: rock, alternative, r&b, pop, even some country.

accessteacher eNotes educator| Certified Educator

I must admit, it depends a lot on which classical and which contemporary music you are refering to. I like some classical music a lot and I like some contemporary music a lot. I guess it comes down to personal taste and what we feel drawn to according to our own likes and dislikes.

Jessica Pope eNotes educator| Certified Educator
It depends on what I'm doing. If I'm playing chess, writing or thinking deep thoughts then I prefer classical music. If I'm exercising I prefer contemporary music. I also like listening to contemporary music when I'm cleaning the house or doing mindless things that don't occupy my brain.
litteacher8 eNotes educator| Certified Educator

I like some kinds of each.  There is some classical music that I really enjoy, but thgere is also some that I do not like much at all.  I don't like much contempory music, but there is some that I do listen to.  I even have some saved in my phone, both classical and contemporary.

stolperia eNotes educator| Certified Educator

Classical, any day. To my ear, there is such a lack of melody and harmonization in so much of what is called contemporary music. I love listening to the interplay of instruments in a classical orchestra, recognizing themes as they recur in different sections or presentations.

rrteacher eNotes educator| Certified Educator

Contemporary, generally speaking. I enjoy some classical music, particularly Beethoven and Mozart, but I can't say that it's near the top of my playlists. Jazz is a different story.

wordprof eNotes educator| Certified Educator

How about contemporary classical?  Arvo Part? Philip Glass?  Or the Icelandic mod groups? or Bjork?

 

jess1999 | Student

I definitely enjoy classical cause I found it amazing how composers were able to express emotions without any lyrics going along with it . Another thing I like about classical music is how one can imagine their own story relating to the song. 

I definitely of course still like contemporary music, but not many appeal me because of the music. 

kimpdancer | Student

CONTEMPORARY ALL THE WAY

loraaa | Student

I have commented on the almost similar discussion... ^_^


 I think, The only thing beautiful in the world today is "classical music".
 
 Because...
  classical music {is the only music "high" in this world}.