Do you like musics from other countries?

@reaperz (1266)
United States
March 7, 2007 4:02pm CST
Some music from other countries like Japan, Chinese and all those other countries have some good music that I would listen to. Do you?
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@Phlamingho (7834)
• Denmark
7 Mar 07
I really don't like music from eastern countries but I love music from all over the west yes :-)
@reaperz (1266)
• United States
7 Mar 07
lol, ok ok, I get you.....
• India
8 Mar 07
Appreciating Indian music needs training. North Indian and South Indian music though have same base of seven tones (called svara-s) have diametrically different approaches. If you are a music lover or practitioner of traditional/classical music of your country, pl. lend your ears to Indian music after getting some training into the Raga (tune) system.
• United States
7 Mar 07
I am an eclectic person. If it sounds good to me then i will listen. I like diffrent music. I have all types of music. I don't have any African, Japanese or Chinese. What do you recommend. I realy like irish music. Music is a wondeful pastime to listen to. When you are stressed out it can help you calm down.
@reaperz (1266)
• United States
7 Mar 07
Well it depends what kind of music. I think that in most japanese music, its mostly those love songs, but some of them are techno and dance music......
• Philippines
11 Mar 07
Yes. I like listening songs from other countires. I prefer to listen to the music of Japan and USA... Japan for their theme songs in their anime and USA for bluegrass and country music...
@kmdvmd (357)
• India
9 Mar 07
Indian music is my favorite but i do like arabian songs and even holywood music but it should not be so loude and noisy.
@snehil (53)
• India
9 Mar 07
ofcourse, i live in india but listen to english,german, chinese songs, i am a die hard fan of those music.music hav a other language.
• United States
8 Mar 07
I am American, and i like some of the pop and rock music from Germany, Australia, Ireland, and England. As for Asian and Indian type music though-we don't hear much of that here, so I don't know if I would like it or not.
@steerpyke (396)
8 Mar 07
I love artists that mix up various world styles on a ssingle album, Loreena McKennit, Enigma, trns Global Underground, Deep Forest.....check em out.
• Belgium
8 Mar 07
Yes, American and English rock are the best, also French rockbands aren't bad. Also from the Netherlands, Sweden and some further away India, great music, love the sitar.
@Wanderlaugh (1625)
• Australia
7 Mar 07
Yes. I find Chinese music fascinating, and have been trying to find music from other cultures for education as well. Sometimes I practice guitar just turning on the radio and playing whatever comes on. For a few years now I've been tuning to ethnic stations and I've really enjoyed trying to play some of their stuff. Indian music is particularly rich, as is Arabic. They have the sense to retain a lot of the tonal and rhythmic strengths of their traditional music in their modern work, and it's quite fascinating to see how different it is, and some of the unexpected similarities. For Chinese music, my favorite instrument is the erhu, their violin, which has the bow wrapped around the strings. I was even given a test play by a lady who turned out to be an ex-PLA army major, in the Chinese Garden in Sydney. Japanese music; traditional koto and flute is a good way of finding out the facts about their music and getting rid of the ridiculously genteel, antiquated, Western image of the culture. For Arabic music, the Qamanja is their violin, and it's used as a lead instrument in a sense that Western music has only relatively recently adopted. An education in itself, as is the Oud, which ironically, given the history, has a lot to do with Spanish and Moorish music. They have much in common for phrasing and rhythm. One thing I've noticed about listening to music from other cultures is that it improves your ability to listen to music. You learn to recognize tonal qualities that just don't exist in Western music. For that alone, it's well worth it.
• United States
7 Mar 07
I love to listen to music from all different countries. I have Spanish music, Russian music, Chinese music, Indian music, Japanese music, French music, Italian music, and Arabic music in my collection...maybe more, but those are the most prominent.
@dana234 (2126)
• Spain
7 Mar 07
I love arabian music, just love the rythm. It´s so sensual. Most people I´ve met don´t share my opinion. They find this kind of music unnerving.