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Old 11-11-2012, 01:54 AM   #41
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From my experience 'intelligent' people (read: booksmart/high IQ whatever) tend to be more open minded about music. They'll listen to symphonies, metal or cheesy pop songs, they can appreciate it for what it is and that each genre has its own niche. Some less intelligent people I know seem more close minded about music and only really appreciate the genres/bands they know and enjoy.
Realistically though I think it'd be incredibly hard to find a correlation between intelligence and musical tastes, aside from a few anecdotes. How is intelligence to be measured? How are we linking it to musical tastes?

Kinda sorta what I said on the first page.
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Old 11-11-2012, 01:54 AM   #42
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arnt people who study music generally more intelligent than those who don't?


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Old 11-11-2012, 01:57 AM   #43
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I think that music tastes are mainly determined by the environment and reality that a person either lives in, wants to live in, or strongly appreciates. Most, if not all music, can be associated with some type of environment or perception of reality. A white, middle-aged rich opera singer most likely isn't gonna listen to gangsta rap because it probably has nothing for him to relate to.

I don't think intelligence has direct links to this thing.
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Old 11-11-2012, 01:57 AM   #44
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So I think a lot of people here who say yes would consider a band like Coldplay "low intelligence music"

My brother is currently undergoing graduate school coursework in aerospace engineering, a.k.a. rocket science. He's not even done college and he's already working for NASA. He has designed things that have gone into space, including a first prototype of a new refueling system that could have tremendous impacts on the future of space travel and satellite maintenance. He's the smartest person I know.

He's also a big Coldplay fan.

Smart people don't always have great taste. Stupid people don't always have bad taste.
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Old 11-11-2012, 02:09 AM   #46
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I think that music tastes are mainly determined by the environment and reality that a person either lives in, wants to live in, or strongly appreciates. Most, if not all music, can be associated with some type of environment or perception of reality. A white, middle-aged rich opera singer most likely isn't gonna listen to gangsta rap because it probably has nothing for him to relate to.

I don't think intelligence has direct links to this thing.

Another excellent, well-thought out answer!
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Old 11-11-2012, 02:14 AM   #47
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I think music taste stems from your personailty and who you are as a person.
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Old 11-11-2012, 02:18 AM   #48
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from what I know, More punk musicians have a doctorates degree than any other genre.
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Old 11-11-2012, 02:19 AM   #49
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No, why would it?
Not like they`re singing in equations.


Well actually sound is in sine waves, which you can make equations for, so technically....

edit: And actually on topic, I think I agree with whoever said that intelligent people kinda appreciate a broader range of music, not necessarily any specific type. But that might also only apply to intelligent people who are also musically inclined.
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iv never met someone who is dumb as **** and listens to classical music
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Old 11-11-2012, 02:23 AM   #51
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iv never met someone who is dumb as **** and listens to classical music



I think you'll find that if you're listening to classical music, You're actually mentally challenged
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Old 11-11-2012, 02:24 AM   #52
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Well actually sound is in sine waves, which you can make equations for, so technically....

But you could do that with any music, so... Wouldn`t it still be no?
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Old 11-11-2012, 02:25 AM   #53
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iv never met someone who is dumb as **** and listens to classical music


Most people I meet who are that dumb don't care about music much at all. I do know one guy who wants to be a rapper though... he's really bad.... But yeah, can't say I've met one either.

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But you could do that with any music, so... Wouldn`t it still be no?


Yeah. Well actually if thats how it works people who listen to dubstep would probably be the smartest, because its all chopped up and crazy. You'd need some discreet mathematics to figure that out or something.
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Old 11-11-2012, 02:30 AM   #54
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On a serious note, your music taste as more to do with your culture and environment than with your supposed 'intelligence' (again, definitions of intelligence vary). There has been an established link between musicians (and people who listen to complex music) and academic achievement, though.
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Old 11-11-2012, 02:35 AM   #55
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On a serious note, your music taste as more to do with your culture and environment than with your supposed 'intelligence' (again, definitions of intelligence vary). There has been an established link between musicians (and people who listen to complex music) and academic achievement, though.


but your culture and environment will have a large impact on your intelligence
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Old 11-11-2012, 02:37 AM   #56
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Absolutely not.


Everyone in my Calculus class in HS ,who were generally classified as the "smart kids": if it wasn't Rihanna, Kanye, or any rapper starting with "Lil", or if it wasn't the absolute worst mainstream country known to man, it wasn't good music to them.

On the other hand, I knew both a guy who studied classical and another who studied jazz, both recreationaly. Both were very skilled guitarists, and both also failed a year of high school.
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Old 11-11-2012, 02:39 AM   #57
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Old 11-11-2012, 02:51 AM   #59
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I'm stoned and just found that funnier than it should've

anyways, don't know what to say for iq, but I will say that what you listen to really does have something to do with your character
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from what I know, More punk musicians have a doctorates degree than any other genre.


Well is this like a real doctorate they've worked for or an honorary one?

Because Ozzy has a doctorate, but do you think he worked for it with his intelligence?

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