Written by Stefan M. Oertl | Categories: Optimal Music Experience
This article continues to approach the concept of an optimal music experience. It deals with the inescapable attraction and inherent danger that the engagement with music holds.
Just as musicians perpetually hone their skills composing music and playing instruments, we as listeners must constantly develop our skills of perception to get the most out of what we hear. This is no easy task, but it is possible to learn to let go completely and immerse yourself in the experience.
While few of us do this naturally, it is a state that can be achieved by anyone — and I don’t mean with formal or academic musical training, but rather a psychological willingness to be open-minded and become aware.