How do you discover music?

Ringgold, Virginia
August 16, 2017 10:18am CST
We all love music. There's different genres, artists, and songs that we like. But what's interesting is how we come to discover our taste in certain music. For me, I'd say most of my musical tastes came from my parents. The listened to a lot of classic rock like Aerosmith, The Eagles, and Foreigner; so that's how I discovered these great artists. My parents were a huge influence with my music choices, but I have also discovered lots of artists and songs through TV and movies. I'll hear a catchy song while watching TV, I'll go online to see if I can find out the artist. I have to admit I have found a lot of great music thanks to TV. How do you discover music?
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@FourWalls (14680)
• United States
16 Aug 17
I listen to Americana radio (primarily WDVX in Knoxville, over the internet) and pay attention to the opening acts at concerts. I also have friends who know me and know what I like who will recommend things that I'll listen to.
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@JohnRoberts (61193)
• Los Angeles, California
16 Aug 17
You weren't born with the Jim Reeves gene?
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• Ringgold, Virginia
16 Aug 17
@FourWalls Radio and concerts are good ways to find new music, but recommendations from friends help.
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@HazySue (22571)
• United States
16 Aug 17
I believe I got my taste in music from my Aunt Bea. She alw3ays had classic roc and country music playing whenever I was around.
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• Ringgold, Virginia
16 Aug 17
@HazySue Families can be a huge influence in developing our musical tastes.
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@JohnRoberts (61193)
• Los Angeles, California
16 Aug 17
On my own listening to radio.
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• Ringgold, Virginia
16 Aug 17
@JohnRoberts What type of music do you enjoy listening to?
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@JohnRoberts (61193)
• Los Angeles, California
16 Aug 17
@dramagirl26 Rock in particular 80s new wave.
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• Ringgold, Virginia
16 Aug 17
@JohnRoberts I like rock music too along with hits from the 80s.
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@marlina (76703)
• Canada
19 Aug 17
I discovered classical music when I was very young from the radio mostly. Later on, I also discovered rock'n'roll there.
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• Ringgold, Virginia
20 Aug 17
@marlina Radio is a big way to discover new music.
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@marlina (76703)
• Canada
20 Aug 17
@dramagirl26 For sure!
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• Guangdong, China
17 Aug 17
the background music from small videos or the re-edited fragments in TV drama. someone really has creditable ideas of re-edition! The BGM really do much match the contents in TV drama.
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• Ringgold, Virginia
20 Aug 17
@Behindtheguitatbar TV does come up with some good musical scores.
• Guangdong, China
20 Aug 17
@dramagirl26 yes, it does.
@resukill22 (4857)
16 Aug 17
I discovered music is from my father. Because my father is a music lover. He has so many tapes of artist and he play it always. Until I memorize all the music and songs. And he let me to sing it with minus 1
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• Ringgold, Virginia
16 Aug 17
@resukill22 It's great that your dad turned you on to music.
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16 Aug 17
@dramagirl26 yes ma'am and he is the one also buy my tapes haha
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@Jaff1978 (40)
• Casablanca, Morocco
19 Aug 17
You have to watch VH1 Classic that is my favorite music channel + VIVA which is very good as well . On another hand you have Youtube where all artists are pilled ones anothers .
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• Ringgold, Virginia
20 Aug 17
@Jaff1978 I used to watch VH1 when they focused on music, but it's gone downhill now that they show reality shows. I'll have to check out VH1 Classic.
@Xiasses (325)
17 Aug 17
I love music that touches the heart and soul. It is really comforting to know that we are surrounded by different kinds of music. It lifts up our spirit every day. It waters our life.
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• Ringgold, Virginia
20 Aug 17
@Xiasses Music does enrich our lives and it's an important part of us.
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@Corbin5 (113290)
• United States
16 Aug 17
I like Queen, AC/DC, Journey the majority of the time. My father studied voice in NY and performed in operas. I hate opera. I also like the blues.
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• Ringgold, Virginia
16 Aug 17
@Corbin5 You have good taste in music. I also like AC/DC and Journey.
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• United States
16 Aug 17
I actually take out my guitar and play unusual chords as well as scan the music channels on television for stuff I never heard before and if I like, I remember if I don't , I discard and move on. My parents are a huge influence on music especially classical and instrumental
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• Ringgold, Virginia
16 Aug 17
@enlightenedpsych2 Parents along with TV have been a huge influence on people's taste in music.
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@dgobucks226 (13308)
16 Aug 17
What I listened to on the radio as a youngster influenced my taste in music. After that just seeing which albums were popular at the time and buying them. Today with U tube it makes finding music you enjoy much easier.
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• Ringgold, Virginia
16 Aug 17
@dgobucks226 I agree with YouTube, it's a great way to discover new music while finding classic hits you never knew about.
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