Poll: Which do you lean more towards (1 being fully mental 10 being fully emotional)
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View poll results: Which do you lean more towards (1 being fully mental 10 being fully emotional)
Mental
12 24%
Emotional
38 76%
Voters: 50.
#1
Hey pit.

When you listen to music, would you consider yourself more of a mental or emotional listener? Which do you lean towards when deciding what your going to listen to, which do you think you are more naturally attuned to.

For example. When I listen to Tool, it's for purely intellectual reasons. Tool doesn't cause any emotional response in me, but I find their music interesting. When I listen to blues however, it's purely emotional. It makes me feel happy and sad, but intellectually, it's boring.


EDIT : NOTE : Epically messed up the poll. Just pick which you consider yourself more likely to be.
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#4
Neither, I'm a spiritual listener.
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#5
If you mean mental as in how technically good they are, and emotional as the sound overall, then I usually listen "emotionally".

I respect the "mental" stuff more though...
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#7
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I mean, there's no straight-forward answer... I do both?



Read the edit in the OP. Which do you consider yourself to lean more towards.
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Theory is descriptive, not prescriptive.


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theory states 1+1=2 sometimes in music 1+1=3.
#8
Quote by The_Sophist
Read the edit in the OP. Which do you consider yourself to lean more towards.


Again, I do both. I find the music intellectually interesting as in the theory behind it, and I feel it. It's not really limited to any genre.

edit: Feeling doesn't have to be some soulful, orgasm-face-causing thing, it can be be incredibly depressing, mystical, reflective, mellow, anything.
Last edited by SlayingDragons at Nov 5, 2011,
#10
I don't sit there, listening to music going, "hmm, that was quite a nice triad there, oh an Amaj7? You've outdone yourself there sir, quality composition."
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#12
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Again, I do both. I find the music intellectually interesting as in the theory behind it, and I feel it. It's not really limited to any genre.



Well, if you don't lean either way, guess you can't answer. I intended it to be a 1-10 poll, so if you were even you could pick 5ish, but for some reason only two of them showed up.

The series of tubes is hard.
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Theory is descriptive, not prescriptive.


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theory states 1+1=2 sometimes in music 1+1=3.
#13
I listen to music that interests me. Being interested is an emotion, no? (Or, at the very least, a result of emotions.)
#15
Quote by The_Sophist
Well, if you don't lean either way, guess you can't answer. I intended it to be a 1-10 poll, so if you were even you could pick 5ish, but for some reason only two of them showed up.

The series of tubes is hard.

I don't it's a matter of this or that, black and white. I do both and it depends on things like the song and my mood which I use more.

And I don't think they contradict each other either, both could be at a ten or a zero at any given time.
#16
Quote by The_Sophist
Hey pit.

When you listen to music, would you consider yourself more of a mental or emotional listener? Which do you lean towards when deciding what your going to listen to, which do you think you are more naturally attuned to.

For example. When I listen to Tool, it's for purely intellectual reasons. Tool doesn't cause any emotional response in me, but I find their music interesting. When I listen to blues however, it's purely emotional. It makes me feel happy and sad, but intellectually, it's boring.


EDIT : NOTE : Epically messed up the poll. Just pick which you consider yourself more likely to be.


I wouldn't class Tool as particularly intellectual, I mean it's pretty clever at times but personally I find their stuff extremely moving, particularly the stuff off Lateralus. In fact, listening to Lateralus (the song) one time I was in tears, it was unbelievable.

Oh and I'm loving the term 'fully mental'. It really made me a chuckle.
#17
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For example. When I listen to Tool, it's for purely intellectual reasons. Tool doesn't cause any emotional response in me, but I find their music interesting.


Wrong.
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#18
I guess I lean towards mental. I'm really both, though
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#19
I'm an anal listener.
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#20
I think it's silly to classify which part of you is listening to music.
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#21
Well I define music as good sound, with a rhythm, and melody. So emotionally.
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#27
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#28
Most of my albums are instrumental electronic wizadry, rather than songs based on lyrics. When I hear a song with lyrics I just listen to the way the sounds work rather than what's being said. It just sounds like a voice sample rather than part of the song
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#29
Nevermind.

**** you guys.
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theory states 1+1=2 sometimes in music 1+1=3.
#30
Well, sometimes I'll listen to even the most technical/deepest songs as background music and still get the same emotional response as if I'd just listened to a simple rock tune or something... I'd like to say I'm both.

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Nevermind.

**** you guys.


u mad?
#31
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Nevermind.

**** you guys.


all im saying is 10k days (wings pt 2) brings manly tears under the right circumstances
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#33
I'd probably listen to something like this more emotionally and this more mentally really.
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