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The following article helps relates music to memory.
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Personal Taste in Music
It is very difficult to figure out what makes a song good: especially since there are so many kinds of songs out there and so many different kinds of people who like all these different kinds of songs. How can punk music and Chopin even exist on the same planet? and both be so overwhelmingly popular? The mere fact that there are so many different types of music out there and that appreciation of a type of music is often central to membership in a social circle has led groups of people to believe that the act of enjoying a song can basically be boiled down to an esoteric initiation ritual into some kind of masonic order. This seems like a strong opinion to have about the role of music in our culture. I don’t think it’s completely right. If I’m right about its being wrong, then a direct consequence of this is that certain songs have more intrinsic merit than others that it is not just a matter of personal taste and social initiation rituals. The Oxford Companion suggests that musical taste is not something we are born with, but something that we develop over the course of a life; it is something that is cultivated by listening to more music. Reportedly Goethe, to cultivate his sense of music, had the young Mendelssohn play through all the important works of Bach, Handel, and Haydn in one sitting for just such a reason.