Musicians, genre and the music snob.

I’m often asked what genre of music I like the best.  Its a question I find really difficult to answer because I’m a firm believer in music as a universal thing that brings people together rather than putting them in to more “boxes”.  There’s enough of that in our society, right?

I’m not saying I listen to all genres of music of course, I’m more inclined to put on a Miranda Lambert album (highly recommend her latest album “The Weight of These Wings” if you’re a fan of country!) than a heavy metal band… but I’m not ruling it out.  The worst experience of a “music snob” I’ve ever had is in a record shop in Liverpool.  So to put this story in to context, I have a small but very varied vinyl collection.  I’m talking things from musical theatre to heavy blues.  I never go out to buy vinyl but if I pass a shop, I’m probably coming out of it with lighter purse.

So , one day I went in to said shop, excited by the colourful sleeves, that record shop smell and the whole process of flicking through the shelves! Then a thought popped in to my mind about an album I wanted.  So I asked “Have you got any Sting albums?” To my surprise, the owner just laid in to my taste in music, why would I want an album by Sting? I was so shocked I couldn’t even defend myself, nor should I have to.  So in the end, I left with nothing but a bad mood and it made me wonder why anyone with that sort of attitude would want to own a record shop!

I’ve met a few music snobs in my line of work and I’ve even heard someone say that music should just be for those who are “good at it”(what?).  But why is important to be inclusive and open to all genres when it comes to singing lessons?

Well number one; I would be out of work if I discounted peoples musical preferences but mainly because by limiting yourself to one kind of music you are limiting your ability to work in the music industry and who knows? You may find your niche outside of your comfort zone!

So, give every kind of music a chance, don’t put others down for their preference in music and don’t be a music SNOB! And if your not sure if your a music snob, find out here

Thanks for reading!



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Author: rainfordandormskirkvocalacademy

I'm a singing teacher based in the North West, UK teaching classes and one to one lessons.

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