Category Archives: Listening technique

Mining for great music

I find it very difficult to communicate to other people why I like music as much as I do. But the fact is that it is my great passion and over the years I have worked out my way to … Continue reading

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The Pirate Way

Music industry is suffocating from overwhelming burden of slimy leeches that steal the fruits of it’s labour. Or at least that’s what we are told. But people, in general, aren’t evil. If they were, we wouldn’t be living in such … Continue reading

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Autopilot

Let’s say you’re having an evening session. Concentration? checked! Silence? checked! Loudness? checked! Play… Everything goes great for the first 5 minutes, 10 minutes, 15 minutes, 20 minutes… and suddenly the album ends. Perplexed, you realize that you missed the … Continue reading

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Where does the magic come from?

I’ve been asking myself this question lately. When I listen to music I often experience something that goes far beyond sensual reception, there’s more to it than meets the eye (or ear, for that matter). It seems that some pieces … Continue reading

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Silence

I was going to decorate this post with cover of ACT’s album of the same name, but that would be too obvious. Instead I asked my fiancee to select her favorite picture of a beautiful forest that surrounds a forester’s … Continue reading

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Concentration

It’s perhaps the most important term in my definition of true music listening. This shouldn’t be particularly surprising for an observant reader of this post. Provided that you already have the content and working audio equipment this is the only … Continue reading

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Loudness

It is one of the most important factors determining listening experience. It seems that most people think “the louder the better”. They are wrong, and here’s why.

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