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Classical Music Resonates With Me


I love classical music, always have. Some people I meet now say – Oh well you must have grown up with it, that’s why you like it. I tell them no, the people I grew up with – some of them actually hated it – the rest didn’t understand. My birth family, on my mother’s side at least, is kind of the same way. I don’t know where I got it from – father’s genes maybe – but I have loved classical music ever since I was a little girl.  It just resonates with something deep inside. I don’t like everything called Classical, but when I hear Dvorak, Brahms, Rachmaninoff, Vaughn Williams, and the like I respond.  Also Tchaikovsky, Borodin, and Rimsky-Korsakov – ahh Scheherazade.  🙂  Maybe I’m part Russian.

I think different people just have different ears. Or brain receptors. I can’t stand a steel guitar for instance but a lot of my family love it. But let me put Dvorak on the CD player and some will go ballistic. I don’t understand. But neither do they.
I think resonate is a good word. Like piano strings. The higher notes have three strings and they all have to resonate at the same frequency. If one is off you get that twangy response. Out of tune.
Perhaps each person has a resonance frequency and responds to what matches it. Poetry has its own frequency. Some people only resonate to rhyme or maybe alliteration. Others can feel the flow of a freer format. You have to write (play, etc.) what resonates with you and then hope for someone with a like frequency, so to speak, to come along.