I listen to so many different kinds of music – I mean, I listen to everything. I listen to everything from Bon Jovi to Taylor Swift. It just goes everywhere.
Pop music, which I deeply admire and wish I could play better than I can, is based on expressing one mood, one feeling at a time. Classical music is by its very nature involved with different kinds of music, constantly transforming one another, which is more akin to the way our experience of life really is.
You just have to follow your own heart. I listen to so many different kinds of music and at the end of the day you want to make a record that you’re super proud of.
To me, it makes more sense to write different songs and to play different kinds of music and to find your own voice. But no matter what, get out and play for people. Get out and learn, and do everything that you can, you know?
Poems have a different music from ordinary language, and every poem has a different kind of music of necessity, and that’s, in a way, the hardest thing about writing poetry is waiting for that music, and sometimes you never know if it’s going to come.
I was working for Alan Lomax in the Library of Congress folk song archive, and starting to realize what a wealth of different kinds of music there was in this country that you never heard on the radio.
I decided that I wanted to explore all kinds of music with my cello, not just the Western classical tradition. I just wanted to try and expand my vocabulary and bring that different kind of music to my audience.
I heard a lot of different kinds of music. I heard country music, I heard jazz, I heard symphonic music, opera, everything you can think of except very modern music.
I listen to a lot of different kinds of music.
Most of my records are very dense, composition-heavy, and there’s bits of different kinds of music like an acoustic ballad, instrumental trio pieces, and vocal tracks.
I really like the challenge of working with different kinds of music. I feel like my role is really like a coach, so I feel like I can do my job for different kinds of music that may not necessarily be what I listen to.
Jazz music by its very nature is just a conglomerate of a lot of different kinds of music.
I sometimes play different kinds of music to see where the performers end up. I play one genre. Then something else when I do it again. It really helps.
I’m really open to different kinds of music, I don’t like to limit myself to pop.
I like so many different kinds of music that I’ve never allowed myself the limitations of one particular range.
I’m kind of inspired by just all different kinds of music.