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If you could only listen to one genre of music for the rest of your life, what w

  1. hubsy profile image82
    hubsyposted 5 years ago

    If you could only listen to one genre of music for the rest of your life, what would it be?

    Self explanatory smile

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  2. Mighty Mom profile image85
    Mighty Momposted 5 years ago

    Rock. Definitely rock.
    Within that one genre is the full spectrum of human emotion and experience.
    Happy, sad, up, down, political, silly -- all there!
    I'm sure others can/will say the same about their chosen genre.

    1. hubsy profile image82
      hubsyposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Haha, you seem pretty sure. I suppose rock does have all spectrums of humanity. I never thought of it that way, thanks!

    2. Phelcky profile image60
      Phelckyposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I'm with you on that one!

    3. Craig Hartranft profile image61
      Craig Hartranftposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Rock on mighty mom ... AC/DC or Bon Jovi or something else?

  3. TheHeavyReview profile image72
    TheHeavyReviewposted 5 years ago

    Definitely heavy metal, including all of its subgenres of course.  I have to say this based primarily on the diversity of the music.  It is also very emotive, with a great range of feeling put into the music.  Finally, it is a genre that is often (though not always) complex... both structurally and instrumentally.

    1. hubsy profile image82
      hubsyposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Hmmmm.... I don't have any heavy metal. Any bands you suggest to start with?

    2. Craig Hartranft profile image61
      Craig Hartranftposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Judas Priest, Iron Maiden, Edguy for pure melodic classic heavy metal, but there's more ...

    3. TheHeavyReview profile image72
      TheHeavyReviewposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I agree with Craig Hartranft.  If you want to go further try: Dream Theater, Carcass, After Forever, Moonsorrow, Wintersun... They may not be the most obvious bands, but they will show you the diversity of the genre.  None of those bands sound alike.

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    WhydThatHappenposted 5 years ago

    Rock, more specifically classic rock.

    There was so much variety in that single structure of music

    1. hubsy profile image82
      hubsyposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      You're so right, I wish I listened to more classic rock.

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      WhydThatHappenposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      One of my top 3 favorite songs of all time, right here
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rck11HnpReU
      Jimi Hendrix- bold as love - rare instrumental version

    3. Craig Hartranft profile image61
      Craig Hartranftposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Classic rock ... well ... rocks But there are many bands doing the same right now ... contact me for more info ...

  5. Sunshine625 profile image93
    Sunshine625posted 5 years ago

    Country music. I like stories and no other genre could tell a story like a country music song. Contrary to the rumor, the songs really aren't all about drinking, cheating, partying and pick up trucks. OK, most are, but the stories vary per artist smile

    1. Craig Hartranft profile image61
      Craig Hartranftposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Old country, like 50's and 60's, or modern country that developed in the early 90's with Garth?

    2. Sunshine625 profile image93
      Sunshine625posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Mostly modern country, but some old school too.

  6. Sherry Hewins profile image95
    Sherry Hewinsposted 5 years ago

    It would have to be the Blues. There's a huge spectrum within the Blues genre, it's the only true American music form, and it is the root of rock.

    1. Craig Hartranft profile image61
      Craig Hartranftposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Dig the blues ... my favorite song is from BB King: Nobody Loves Me But My Mother (But She could be Jiving Me Too)

  7. Greensleeves Hubs profile image97
    Greensleeves Hubsposted 5 years ago

    Traditional music - Celtic, English and American and world folk. Music which has survived for 100 years or more because it is good. It has stood the test of time and is not reliant on image, fashion and popular culture for its appeal. Diverse, because it spans the world, emotional and poignant, calming and beautiful. It won't be the most popular genre among these answers because most people just don't get to hear enough of this kind of music unless they actively seek it out. But that's my choice. Alun.

    1. hubsy profile image82
      hubsyposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      That's exactly how I feel about classical music. Pop music today is all about image and money, not about quality. I wrote a whole hub on it.
      http://hubsy.hubpages.com/hub/Why-Class … -Professor

  8. Craig Hartranft profile image61
    Craig Hartranftposted 5 years ago

    Since I write music reviews about hard rock and heavy metal, you would guess these would be my first choices. I'm not sure. I might go for classical music ...

    1. hubsy profile image82
      hubsyposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks Craig!

  9. Alexander Mark profile image84
    Alexander Markposted 5 years ago

    Old hymns. I know there is no radio station for that but that is the most uplifting music ever made.

    1. Craig Hartranft profile image61
      Craig Hartranftposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Dig those Scottish hymns, and most anything Wesleyan despite the fact that he was a Semipelagianist ...

  10. Eranofu profile image79
    Eranofuposted 5 years ago

    World music. big_smile Trying to fit in as much as possible. wink

    1. hubsy profile image82
      hubsyposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      By world music, do you mean folk music? Thanks for answering!

    2. watergeek profile image98
      watergeekposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      No. World music contains a bit of style from different countries, especially African type rhythms. I think Simon & Garfunkel were the first to popularize it in the US with their album "Graceland."

  11. Georgie Lowery profile image96
    Georgie Loweryposted 5 years ago

    Count me in as one more vote for hard rock and heavy metal. It would be hard for me to give up rap, though.

    1. Craig Hartranft profile image61
      Craig Hartranftposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      rap is crap

    2. Georgie Lowery profile image96
      Georgie Loweryposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      We will have to agree to disagree! smile

    3. hubsy profile image82
      hubsyposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Wow rock looks like its winning! Thanks for answering!

  12. John Sarkis profile image85
    John Sarkisposted 5 years ago

    The same genre of music I've been listening to since I was 15, Classical.  Nonetheless, I've played popular music here and there at times - I play piano

    1. hubsy profile image82
      hubsyposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      JOHN! I play piano too! Right now I'm working on Liszt's Paganini Etude no. 6 and Rhapsody in Blue. I'm going to enter a concerto competition to play it iwth an orchestra. I really want to start learning Fantacy Impromptu, have you ever played it?

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    Larry Wallposted 5 years ago

    It would have to be the classics from the folk era and a few who came a little later. This includes Peter, Paul and Mary; Simon and Garfunkel, Joan Baez,  the lyrics of Bob Dylan (he cannot sing), John Denver, and I throw Jim Croce into that mix. He came later, but his music was certainly part of that genre. The music told a story, sent a message and entertained. You cannot ask for much more than that. Those that are too young and did not experience it, should find those old songs, 1960-1969. You might that your opinion about favorite music has changed.

    1. Craig Hartranft profile image61
      Craig Hartranftposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Jim Croce ... yeah ... How about Harry Chapin

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      Larry Wallposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Agreed, he was a real master.

  14. msLarayne profile image72
    msLarayneposted 5 years ago

    R&B! It can sooth, make me happy, sad, hopeful! It does it all for me.  At it's core, it's very much like country music - The stories drive the music.  It's like the first time I really paid attention to Carrie Underwood's "Before He Cheats."  The story was just like Jasmine Sullivan's "Bust The Windows."

    Both ladies were fed up with their men, decided to end things and showed it by hurting not the guys, but their car.

    R&B all the way!

    1. Craig Hartranft profile image61
      Craig Hartranftposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      R&B, especially if its classic Motown from the 60's and 70's ... this white boy grew up with that

    2. Alecia Murphy profile image78
      Alecia Murphyposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I agree msLarayne. Country and R&B overlap so well and I enjoy a good story. Great idea!!

    3. watergeek profile image98
      watergeekposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      R&B does tell stories. I recently wrote a hub called "Water Themes & Musical Styles" that includes an old blues song about the Mississippi River flooding.
      http://watergeek.hubpages.com/_17i4x3d2 … s-in-Music

  15. charliegrumples profile image44
    charliegrumplesposted 5 years ago

    any middle of the road pap like JLS ... it would make life seem verrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrry long lol

  16. NiaG profile image91
    NiaGposted 5 years ago

    R & B no doubt. It can provide me with all I need.

    1. hubsy profile image82
      hubsyposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I like R&B too. Thanks for answering!

  17. MissyGear profile image80
    MissyGearposted 5 years ago

    Classical. I think I would get sick of any other genre of music, but classical is so timeless. I don't listen to it often, but when I do, it almost becomes an obsession. That's why I have to limit myself to small doses. If it was the only thing I could listen to, then I'd have no problem listening to it all the time.

    1. Craig Hartranft profile image61
      Craig Hartranftposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Love classic music, especially Bach, Beethoven, and Sibelious ...

    2. hubsy profile image82
      hubsyposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Awesome, I love classical music. I wrote a whole hub on why classical music is so amazing. Could you read it and give me some feedback? I like to get feedback from people who I know are experienced clsasical music listeners.
      http://hubsy.hubpages.com

  18. Vellur profile image89
    Vellurposted 5 years ago

    The one choice would be to listen to Carnatic (Indian origin) music for the rest of my life.

    I would love to listen to country western too and many many more the list is endless!!

    1. hubsy profile image82
      hubsyposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I like to listen to Indian origin music when I'm doing yoga. Thanks! smile

  19. ComfortB profile image87
    ComfortBposted 5 years ago

    Gospel. Old, new, contemporary, hymns. Just good ole gospel will do, thank you.

    1. hubsy profile image82
      hubsyposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks for answering! I've never listened to gospel, maybe I should try it.

  20. wayseeker profile image95
    wayseekerposted 5 years ago

    What I love most about what's going on here is the variety I see.  Music is such a reflection of human diversity!

    That said, I'm with my friend John Sarkis on this one:  classical all the way.  No music has ever moved my soul the same way.

    1. hubsy profile image82
      hubsyposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      You are so right, this question is so fun to look at because there are so many different answers! I choose classical too, and I wrote a whole hub on The Genius of Classical Music. Could you check it out and give me your opinion?
      http://hubsy.hubpages

  21. CrazedNovelist profile image85
    CrazedNovelistposted 5 years ago

    Electronica!! Because it's soothing and sometimes riotous, sometimes chaotic, but can bring you at peace. Also because you have some lyrics to it too... wink Thought I'd attempt the most original answer possible...

  22. Nell Rose profile image91
    Nell Roseposted 5 years ago

    It would have to be Heavy Metal or any sort of metal! lol! saying that, my favorite group is Scorpions, followed by Night Wish and Metallica! But I do love the rock symphonies too.

    1. hubsy profile image82
      hubsyposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Awesome, I'll be sure to check them out!

  23. Doc Snow profile image97
    Doc Snowposted 5 years ago

    Classical.  It encompasses by far the widest sonic, historic, and stylistic variety, and so would allow the most variety of mood, and just generally be the least 'exhaustible.'

    But I'd sure miss some of the other genres, anyway!  So I'm glad this question is a hypothetical one.

    1. hubsy profile image82
      hubsyposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Doc, I'm so glad you like classical music! You would love the hub I wrote on it. Please read it and comment, I love to get feedback from fellow classical-lovers.
      http://hubsy.hubpages.com/hub/Why-Class … usic-Like-

  24. hazelwood4 profile image78
    hazelwood4posted 5 years ago

    I am a big fan of the oldies style music, but I love listening to gospel, country, and classical music too.

  25. watergeek profile image98
    watergeekposted 5 years ago

    Bossa nova. Did you see the hub I just wrote, by chance?  I had to take Latin Jazz (bossa nova) out of it, unfortunately, because it was too long.

    http://watergeek.hubpages.com/hub/Water-Themes-in-Music

    1. hubsy profile image82
      hubsyposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Cool, I'll be sure to check out your hub. Thanks!

  26. Music-and-Art-45 profile image95
    Music-and-Art-45posted 5 years ago

    I would have to go with Classical Music.

    1. hubsy profile image82
      hubsyposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Classical wins the race! I'm so happy that it's doing so well because it's my favorite too. I wrote a whole hub on why it's so genius. Thanks for answering!

  27. Alecia Murphy profile image78
    Alecia Murphyposted 5 years ago

    I love R&B of any type- blue eyed soul, classic soul, doo-wop, funk, hip-hop mixed. It has so many layers and encompasses so much of the human experience. And to me from a historical perspective it's like the crossroads of where gospel and spiritual music began and the roots of rock so there's so many ways you could enjoy it. But in all honesty I love music so much I would find some way to make it all one genre so I could have all my cake and eat it too!

  28. sradie profile image73
    sradieposted 5 years ago

    Christian. I love many genre's of music but when there is only one choice, I choose the One!

    1. hubsy profile image82
      hubsyposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      First vote ofr Christian! Thanks for answering!

  29. Hezekiah profile image86
    Hezekiahposted 5 years ago

    for me it definitely be Jazz. You can't get tired of Jazz since it tends not to follow fixed keys and notes. There is always something interesting going on with the music.

    1. hubsy profile image82
      hubsyposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I'm playing Rhapsody in Blue right now on the Piano and I love it, I wish I played more jazz piano. smile Thanks for answering!

    2. watergeek profile image98
      watergeekposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I like Latin jazz - Astrud Gilberto et al - the easy listening type. Can't stand big band jazz or really any instrument that just goes off for show. I prefer moody, romantic, rhythmic music.

  30. cfjots profile image94
    cfjotsposted 5 years ago

    Pop music because of the melody and the easiness of it.

    1. hubsy profile image82
      hubsyposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Haha, what a coincidence, I just wrote a hub on pop music vs. classical music. You might be interested in checking it out..

      http://hubsy.hubpages.com/hub/Why-Class … -Professor

  31. melbelle profile image61
    melbelleposted 5 years ago

    I would listen to "old country".  A lot of the older artists did a lot of gospel too which I like.

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    operabonjoviposted 5 years ago

    Classical/Opera. I make my living as a musician. I love all kind of music, but Classical music has the most variety and emotional intensity.

  33. Jenn-Anne profile image85
    Jenn-Anneposted 5 years ago

    Probably classical music - there is a lot of variety and I don't think it would ever get old.

    1. hubsy profile image82
      hubsyposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Awesome, me too. I wrote a whole hub on it. I'm so happy to see so many others who love classical music, I've linked my hub like a million times on this page because I keep thinking that I won't find anybody else who loves classical music to read it.

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    Olde Cashmereposted 5 years ago

    I would listen to rock music because there are so many distinct periods. Classic rock, 80's, 90's alternative, etc. Not to mention the numerous bands and styles to pick from.

  35. MarcusJ profile image68
    MarcusJposted 5 years ago

    Only one genre? That would be a drab existence. I guess I'd go with straight out rock. It would really be an awful world without variety though.

 
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