Category : Blog Archive Dec 2nd, 2008

I’ve noticed that the article “How to Appreciate Death Metal” suggests many of the same tactics we use to try to convince people to listen to classical music, especially post-tonal classical music. Learn about the composers/performers beforehand. See a live performance. Realize that not all of this music is the same and there are many subgenres. Appreciate the skill of the performers.

Ipso facto: what Deeds of Flesh and Schoenberg have in common is a position on the fringes of musical civilization that requires education and acculturation to fully appreciate.


(For the record, here‘s the Wikihow on classical music appreciation.)