Does anyone actively listen to music anymore?

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Charlie Smithy!
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Does anyone actively listen to music anymore?

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I have been into music pretty much all my life (writing, listening, recording), but sometimes it's been off and on.

Until I recently picked up some decent headphones and this guy:

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07XPTM5YS/re ... UTF8&psc=1

And all I can say is "wow." I feel like I'm *feeling* my music as much as I'm hearing it. Even as a kid, who mostly played video games growing up, I can look back and see that that particular hobby was intertwined with music. Particularly when the OG PlayStation came out and CD quality sound became a thing in games; the soundtrack of Chrono Cross in particular was life changing in this way.

At this point, music may have superceded both TV and video games for me (I gravitate more to the latter anyway, as I prefer the more active engagement of the medium).

But yeah, do any of you guys take (or want to take) the time to actively listen to music? Or maybe a particular album? Food for thought 🎵

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I actively listen to music all the time. In fact, I can’t have music on when I’m trying to get something done because my brain can’t not listen to it. However, I mostly listen to jazz. I love intricate chord structures and voicings. I’ve recently started getting into recording. I bought a top of the line ribbon microphone and preamp. I want to learn how to do those multi-part videos where I’m playing all the parts in five different windows for example.

I’ve also always loved video game music through the years. The first great VG music I remember was on the Sega Genesis. Loved some of those synthesized tracks. Turns out now I do videogame sound for a living. In fact, exclusively that for the last 18 years. All those years of gaming paid off. :D
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Your dream job!

I know another horn player that did a video of himself playing all the parts. Pretty cool.


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Yeah, that’s not a horn player. That’s a trombonist that can also play guitar, bass, and tap dance really well. Rare combination! That just happens to be one of my all-time favorite tunes. Here’s my favorite master trombonist playing the same tune:

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Actually, I stand corrected. I don’t know Greg personally but I know him as a trumpet player that played with my cousin, who is a trombonist, in the Disneyland band, The Side Street Strutters, back in the day. He is quite the multi-instrumentalist. I didn’t know he could play trombone like that. Very impressive.
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I have done a few gigs with him. He’s a great guy and obviously very talented.

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So speaking of video game music, I love this song and this version of it. 8-bit video game design was so clever.


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