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ouatic 03-16-2008 07:54 AM

Music Survey
 
Hey, this is just a little survey type questionaire that I'm doing for my english class, so for those of you who take the time to answer, it is greatly appreciated. So if you could please answer these questions:

Age:

Gender:

Country of residence:

What is your favorite genre of music?

Do listen to music when doing certain activities (ie. working out, or studying)?
(if so, please list the activity)

If you answered yes for the question above, then what kind of music do you find yourself listening to when performing the activity?

Do you find yourself listening to more of the 'music' in a song or the 'lyrics'?

Do you feel that you are/can be emotionally affected by the songs you listen to?

Do you have any strong memories that are attached to certain songs?

Thanks again for those of you who took the time to answer these questions.

sleepy jack 03-16-2008 08:09 AM

Age: 16

Gender: Male

Country of residence: America

What is your favorite genre of music?
Indie-Folk

Do listen to music when doing certain activities (ie. working out, or studying)?
(if so, please list the activity)

I usually listen to music when I'm doing just about anything. Sitting on the computer, running, reading etc.

If you answered yes for the question above, then what kind of music do you find yourself listening to when performing the activity?
Generally if its some more psychical it's a more upbeat song like Beat Control, when I'm driving its more stuff like Ampere or Wu-Tang Clan and when I'm studying or something like that its usually Sigur Ros.

Do you find yourself listening to more of the 'music' in a song or the 'lyrics'?
Usually music first time around, lyrics second.

Do you feel that you are/can be emotionally affected by the songs you listen to?
Yes.

Do you have any strong memories that are attached to certain songs?

Yes, but most are too personal to list.

Farfisa 03-16-2008 08:18 AM

Age:
17

Gender:
Male

Country of residence:
United States of America

What is your favorite genre of music?
psychedelic rock,shoegaze

Do listen to music when doing certain activities (ie. working out, or studying)?
(if so, please list the activity)
I listen to music while jogging.

If you answered yes for the question above, then what kind of music do you find yourself listening to when performing the activity?
ummm.......noise rock

Do you find yourself listening to more of the 'music' in a song or the 'lyrics'?
Definitely the music

Do you feel that you are/can be emotionally affected by the songs you listen to?
ummm.......yeah

Do you have any strong memories that are attached to certain songs?
Bad ones mostly.....so I tend not to listen to songs that remind me of things I've done in the past.

GravitySlips 03-16-2008 08:20 AM

Age: 18

Gender: Male

Country of residence: UK

What is your favorite genre of music?
ehhhhhhh post-punk I guess


Do listen to music when doing certain activities (ie. working out, or studying)?
(if so, please list the activity)

Working out, Reading, Ironing, Cooking, Driving, Chillaxing, Taking my dog walks, Playing Video Games (although i never play them anymore)...

If you answered yes for the question above, then what kind of music do you find yourself listening to when performing the activity?
no preference to any in any particular situation

Do you find yourself listening to more of the 'music' in a song or the 'lyrics'?
Stupid question but mostly the MUSIC.

Do you feel that you are/can be emotionally affected by the songs you listen to?
yes.


Do you have any strong memories that are attached to certain songs?

yes.

jackhammer 03-16-2008 08:31 AM

Age:35

Gender:Male

Country of residence:UK

What is your favorite genre of music? Really hard question but I will have to say anything with a distorted guitar i suppose. Let's just say rock music.

Do listen to music when doing certain activities (ie. working out, or studying)?
(if so, please list the activity)
I listen to music at work, while I'm on PC, working out (when i can be bothered to) walking to work etc

If you answered yes for the question above, then what kind of music do you find yourself listening to when performing the activity?
I listen to anything and everything. if it requires a little more physicality then it would be a little more upbeat.

Do you find yourself listening to more of the 'music' in a song or the 'lyrics'?
Music. if the lyrics are well wrote I will notice them.

Do you feel that you are/can be emotionally affected by the songs you listen to?
Music IS emotion.
Do you have any strong memories that are attached to certain songs?
At my age definitely!

Frewen 03-16-2008 08:32 AM

Age: 21

Gender: Male

Country of residence: England

What is your favorite genre of music? Uh, metal I suppose.

Do listen to music when doing certain activities (ie. working out, or studying)?
(if so, please list the activity)
Walking, playing PC games, washing up, at the gym.

If you answered yes for the question above, then what kind of music do you find yourself listening to when performing the activity? Generally high tempo stuff at the gym (Dark Tranquillity, for example), other than that, no real preference.

Do you find yourself listening to more of the 'music' in a song or the 'lyrics'? Lyrics are always of secondary importance to me.

Do you feel that you are/can be emotionally affected by the songs you listen to? Yes, but I imagine most people are by some sort of music or another...

Do you have any strong memories that are attached to certain songs? Definitely.

monellia 03-16-2008 08:40 AM

Age: 17

Gender: Female

Country of residence: Ireland

What is your favorite genre of music?
I refrain from applying genres to music as I feel it undermines music as an art. Art is subjective and so the appreciation of music should be an entirely personal experience. The use of genres instigates a public appreciation for music, rather than a personal one. Genres can also non-directly inhibit freedom of creativity as a lot of artists will subconsciously conform to the restrictions imposed by the category the public puts them into. Or summat.

Do listen to music when doing certain activities (ie. working out, or studying)?
(if so, please list the activity)

I listen to music when I'm walking or tidying or doing things that don't require me to concentrate.
Music is best appreciated/enjoyed when given full attention but that's just not practical so sometimes I listen to music when I'm on the comp.
I don't listen to music when doing homework or studying because I was told it would inhibit my performance in an exam situation in that I would need the music to remember what I had studied.
But ammm. I mostly like to listen to music in the dark, when I'm in bed and just about to go to sleep.

If you answered yes for the question above, then what kind of music do you find yourself listening to when performing the activity?
Ah nyesus. all sorts.
Sometimes I stick on lyric.fm when I'm tidying the kitchen because I don't usually have my own music in close proximity.

Do you find yourself listening to more of the 'music' in a song or the 'lyrics'?
Whatever field the particular artist best delivers

Do you feel that you are/can be emotionally affected by the songs you listen to?
Well yeh but I try to keep in mind that they're just songs

Do you have any strong memories that are attached to certain songs?
Yes... best not to disclose them here, though

Comus 03-16-2008 10:01 AM

Age:
19
Gender:
Male
Country of residence:
United Kingdom
What is your favorite genre of music?
Progressive Rock
Do listen to music when doing certain activities (ie. working out, or studying)?
(if so, please list the activity)
Yes, pretty much whenever I'm at the computer and I can be allowed to listen to anything.
If you answered yes for the question above, then what kind of music do you find yourself listening to when performing the activity?
Anything from rock, prog rock and black metal.
Do you find yourself listening to more of the 'music' in a song or the 'lyrics'?
Music.
Do you feel that you are/can be emotionally affected by the songs you listen to?
Yes.
Do you have any strong memories that are attached to certain songs?
Yes.

NoseClams 03-16-2008 10:10 AM

Age: 22

Gender: Male

Country of residence: United States

What is your favorite genre of music? Rock

Do listen to music when doing certain activities (ie. working out, or studying)?
(if so, please list the activity) Yes, I listen to music while working out, studying, and driving.

If you answered yes for the question above, then what kind of music do you find yourself listening to when performing the activity? it depends on the activity, Working out: Rock, Metal... Studying: Blues, Jazz, Classical... Driving: Rap

Do you find yourself listening to more of the 'music' in a song or the 'lyrics'?
I would say its a balanced combination of both

Do you feel that you are/can be emotionally affected by the songs you listen to? absolutely, when i work out i like to listen to loud fast paced music in order to get me motivated to do some work.

Do you have any strong memories that are attached to certain songs?
yes, a few memories... like the song that was playing when i got my first bj, or a song that was playing at a funeral for a friend.

tkpb938 03-16-2008 11:14 AM

Age:
16

Gender:
Male

Country of residence:
US

What is your favorite genre of music?
Hmmm... I don't really latch onto one genre so thats a toughie, but right now its probably rock...

Do listen to music when doing certain activities (ie. working out, or studying)?
(if so, please list the activity)

Yes, running, sitting at computer, going places etc.

If you answered yes for the question above, then what kind of music do you find yourself listening to when performing the activity?
Running = Heavier stuff to get pumped up
Sitting at computer = just about anything

Do you find yourself listening to more of the 'music' in a song or the 'lyrics'?
Both

Do you feel that you are/can be emotionally affected by the songs you listen to?
Very much so.

Do you have any strong memories that are attached to certain songs?
Yes

Edit*
Wow I didn't realize so many of you were from the UK^. Cool dat...

sweet_nothing 03-16-2008 12:12 PM

Age:
15

Gender:
Male

Country of residence:
U.S.A

What is your favorite genre of music?
alternative/indie

Do listen to music when doing certain activities
I listen to music all the time, doing homework, in class, writing, reading....etc.


If you answered yes for the question above, then what kind of music do you find yourself listening to when performing the activity?
Anything from Joy Division to Black Flag


Do you find yourself listening to more of the 'music' in a song or the 'lyrics'?
Usally the lyrics the first time then music.

Do you feel that you are/can be emotionally affected by the songs you listen to?
of course, music is art for your ears, and the lyrics are poetry

Do you have any strong memories that are attached to certain songs?
yes but, I don't want to list them since their too personal

Lizzie 03-16-2008 01:43 PM

Age:
Sixteen-in-one-week

Gender:
Female

Country of residence:
Canada

What is your favorite genre of music?
I really do love Indie Rock and Folk the best

Do listen to music when doing certain activities (ie. working out, or studying)?
(if so, please list the activity)


I pretty much listen to music while doing just about anything
And seeing as I rarley leave the house, (:|) I listen to music all day
So pretty much for anything I would do in a day
Except for when I am writing of playing music

If you answered yes for the question above, then what kind of music do you find yourself listening to when performing the activity?
It really depends complelty not on what I'm doing
But on what my mood is that day

Do you find yourself listening to more of the 'music' in a song or the 'lyrics'?
I like to listen the more of the 'big picture' first listen through
Before picking out and listening to certain aspects of the song

Do you feel that you are/can be emotionally affected by the songs you listen to?
Yes

Do you have any strong memories that are attached to certain songs?
Yes, very strong memories

Molecules 03-16-2008 02:01 PM

Age: 22 in 10 days

Gender:m

Country of residence: England UK

What is your favorite genre of music? always changing

Do listen to music when doing certain activities (ie. working out, or studying)?
(if so, please list the activity)

Yes, working and whenever I'm on the move without company.

If you answered yes for the question above, then what kind of music do you find yourself listening to when performing the activity?

Nothing with much subtlety. Rock, hip hop, grime. The more active the more likely it is to be dance music of some kind.

Do you find yourself listening to more of the 'music' in a song or the 'lyrics'?
Depends on the circumstances, but the music is more instinctive.

Do you feel that you are/can be emotionally affected by the songs you listen to?
Definitely.

Do you have any strong memories that are attached to certain songs?
Yep, loads, that's what you get for having a ever-present soundtrack from the age of 15!

simplephysics 03-16-2008 02:37 PM

Age: 17

Gender: female

Country of residence: usa

What is your favorite genre of music? probably Alternative but I try not to limit myself.

Do listen to music when doing certain activities (ie. working out, or studying)?(if so, please list the activity)
If there is a device near me that can play music then 98% of the time its on.

If you answered yes for the question above, then what kind of music do you find yourself listening to when performing the activity?

When I run i generally listen to heavier or louder stuff
When I'm hungover its soft and pretty mellow.

Do you find yourself listening to more of the 'music' in a song or the 'lyrics'?
Depends on the music. I generally don't pick out lyrics the first time i hear a song.

Do you feel that you are/can be emotionally affected by the songs you listen to?
Definitely.

Do you have any strong memories that are attached to certain songs?
I'm sure everyone does.

Nosmada 03-16-2008 03:30 PM

Age:
18
Gender:
Male
Country of residence:
Canada
What is your favorite genre of music?
Rock i guess, i dont really have one favorite sub genra
Do listen to music when doing certain activities (ie. working out, or studying)? (if so, please list the activity)
Working out, running, Homework

If you answered yes for the question above, then what kind of music do you find yourself listening to when performing the activity?
Working out- Post hardcore, or maybe some pop punk
Running- Rap/Hip Hop (the little that i like)
Homework- Something Acoustic or other soft sounding music

Do you find yourself listening to more of the 'music' in a song or the 'lyrics'?
Both depending on whats going on or what i am thinking about.

Do you feel that you are/can be emotionally affected by the songs you listen to?
Yes, I can change alot about how i feel by what i listen to.

Do you have any strong memories that are attached to certain songs?
Yes, and i hate that i do, it has destroyed alot of good songs for me.

savannah 03-16-2008 03:39 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ouatic (Post 455850)

Age: 24

Gender: female

Country of residence: US

What is your favorite genre of music?
this really depends upon what 'phase' i'm goin through, and is normally ever evolving, however currently i guess i would call it altcountry and folk, though i'm also listenin to alot of funk and classic rock

Do listen to music when doing certain activities (ie. working out, or studying)?
(if so, please list the activity)

i normally have my ipod on me at all times,......i listen to music while driving, cleaning/cooking at the house, when i'm just layin around reading, on the computer, running, in fact i think the only time i dont listen to music is while fishing,.....


If you answered yes for the question above, then what kind of music do you find yourself listening to when performing the activity?
depends on my mood

Do you find yourself listening to more of the 'music' in a song or the 'lyrics'?
first i hear the music, but if the lyrics dont hit me, i normally grow tired of it and it wont last long in rotation

Do you feel that you are/can be emotionally affected by the songs you listen to?
i dont know how i could NOT be affected

Do you have any strong memories that are attached to certain songs?

i do,......alot in fact,....i'll share a few:
neil young's old man is everything i've ever wanted to say to my dad, and i remember the exact moment i realized that


pam tillis' maybe it was memphis is an early 90s mainstream country song, but i'll always remember thats what the 'cover band' was playin when i danced with my first crush at the street dance during the county fair, i even remember what we both wore

mo money mo problems by biggie smalls was the song my best friend and i sang the whole time we were in glaveston for spring break our 8th grade year, that would end up being the last trip she and i would take together before her death

the night they drove ol dixie down - the band, is a song my mother and i used to sing when i was very little,....she would point to me and i would sing the chorus


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Seltzer 03-16-2008 05:14 PM

Age: 19 (20 in May)

Gender: Male

Country of residence: New Zealand

What is your favorite genre of music? Progressive rock I guess.

Do listen to music when doing certain activities (ie. working out, or studying)?
(if so, please list the activity)
Studying, working out, reading forums

If you answered yes for the question above, then what kind of music do you find yourself listening to when performing the activity?

Studying: Sometimes I listen to music when studying... and usually music without or with little focus on words... Isis, Tangerine Dream etc. But I mainly listen to Bach - and it's not just because a few psychologists think that Baroque music is good for it. I choose Bach because I like it, it fits the above criteria and it's more balanced out than other classical... I love Rachmaninoff but I can't listen to that because there are both very quiet and loud parts. Turning up the volume to hear the quiet parts means that the loud parts are too loud!

Working Out: I can't really work out anymore due to chest problems, but I used to listen to something energetic like thrash or punk.

Foruming: I tend to listen to music I've already heard because I can't do justice to music I haven't heard before if I'm getting distracted by forums. I'd prefer to give my undivided attention to music I haven't heard.

Do you find yourself listening to more of the 'music' in a song or the 'lyrics'?
Definitely music... when I've heard the songs a couple of times then I'll begin paying attention to the lyrics. That is partially influenced by what I'm doing at the time. If I'm reading on forums, I pay even less attention to lyrics.


Do you feel that you are/can be emotionally affected by the songs you listen to?
Of course.

Do you have any strong memories that are attached to certain songs?
Yes, I tend to be very nostalgic.

NSW 03-17-2008 08:58 PM

Age: 27

Gender: F

Country of residence: USA

What is your favorite genre of music? ROCK...mostly hard, some metal, some soft. Pretty much I like everything except new jazz and elevator music.

Do listen to music when doing certain activities (ie. working out, or studying)?
(if so, please list the activity) At work of course. I wouldn't be able to function at the gym if I didn't have my MP3 player with me, and I have to have tunes when I'm driving or cleaning my house.

If you answered yes for the question above, then what kind of music do you find yourself listening to when performing the activity? Depends on my mood. I can tell you the first song I put on when I get to the gym is "For Those About to Rock" by AC/DC. It gets me pumped up and energized and wanting to kick some ass.

Do you find yourself listening to more of the 'music' in a song or the 'lyrics'? I can honestly say both. Very rarely will I find a song that I like purely for lyrics or music alone.

Do you feel that you are/can be emotionally affected by the songs you listen to? Yes, but I try not to let that get to me too much.

Do you have any strong memories that are attached to certain songs? sure...

lucylamppost 03-17-2008 09:07 PM

Age: 34

Gender: Male

Country of residence: America

What is your favorite genre of music?
I ****ing hate the word "genre" its bull ****

Do listen to music when doing certain activities (ie. working out, or studying)?
(if so, please list the activity)

at work , when i work out , when I am on the bus, or not doing anything I have to say I spend at least 10 hours a day listening to music

If you answered yes for the question above, then what kind of music do you find yourself listening to when performing the activity?
I like to listen to "eye of the tiger" over and over again...

Do you find yourself listening to more of the 'music' in a song or the 'lyrics'?
music its all about the music if
Do you feel that you are/can be emotionally affected by the songs you listen to?
Yes.

Do you have any strong memories that are attached to certain songs?

Yes, but most are too personal to list.

bridget_says 03-18-2008 01:34 PM

Age: 16

Gender: female

Country of residence: united states

What is your favorite genre of music?: hm, indie/alternative i guess

Do listen to music when doing certain activities (ie. working out, or studying)? I listen to music when I do most anything: studying, showering, walking, veggin' out, eating, driving, etc.


If you answered yes for the question above, then what kind of music do you find yourself listening to when performing the activity? When I study I usually listen to classical or something instrumental like sufjan stevens. everything else pretty much varies.

Do you find yourself listening to more of the 'music' in a song or the 'lyrics'? I tend to listen to the music first, then I'll try to find out what the lyrics are.

Do you feel that you are/can be emotionally affected by the songs you listen to? Definitely.

Do you have any strong memories that are attached to certain songs? Oh yeah...

Skid Mark 03-21-2008 01:40 AM

Age: 21

Gender: Male

Country of residence: New Zealand

What is your favorite genre of music? Who knows. At the moment, Post-Rock

Do listen to music when doing certain activities (ie. working out, or studying)?
Yep, with pretty much everything. Ipod on between classes, during study, walking to and from the car. Music in the car, music on the computer, stereo in the lounge.

If you answered yes for the question above, then what kind of music do you find yourself listening to when performing the activity? Driving: Whatever's in the CD player at the time (Usually Van Morrison/Kings of Leon). Studying: Explosions in the Sky or some Ambient stuff with no distracting lyrics. Otherwise: Random button on the pod

Do you find yourself listening to more of the 'music' in a song or the 'lyrics'? Definately the Music. I have a funked up attention span so if the lyrics are easy to pick up, great. If not, screw them.

Do you feel that you are/can be emotionally affected by the songs you listen to? Trick Question? of course

Do you have any strong memories that are attached to certain songs? Same as above

weetziemilee 03-23-2008 09:50 PM

MILEE

Age:16

Gender: FEMALE

Country of residence: U.S. of A

What is your favorite genre of music? EVERYTHING

Do listen to music when doing certain activities? Jogging, Sleeping, School. As much as I can


If you answered yes for the question above, then what kind of music do you find yourself listening to when performing the activity?

Jogging: Metal or Techno or Pop. Rise Against is good to listen to...Soad...MUSE...
Walking: Indie stuff or just music with deep lyrics. Placebo is good walking music
School: Borrrred. Anything. I'm desperate. maybe some rap ****
Sleeping: Soundtracks (LOTR, baby) Beethoven, anything classical, Trance Techno

Do you find yourself listening to more of the 'music' in a song or the 'lyrics'?

Usually I tend to listen to just the music. Rarely I'll pay attention to the lyrics. I'm not gonna judge if that's a good or a bad thing.

Do you feel that you are/can be emotionally affected by the songs you listen to?

Affected? sometimes. usually more for the next question

Do you have any strong memories that are attached to certain songs?

YES. Listen to a song, and I will relate a memory to it.

lucylamppost 03-24-2008 01:12 PM

Age:
14

Gender:
Male

Country of residence:
India

What is your favorite genre of music?
I will listen to any genre as long as its not crap.

Do listen to music when doing certain activities
Alway


If you answered yes for the question above, then what kind of music do you find yourself listening to when performing the activity?
Classic Rock when I am driving
Funk- When I am walking
Folk when I am on a boat
Rap when I am scared
Indie when I am on a train
Dance when I am at a party go going to a party
RaidoHead at work



Do you find yourself listening to more of the 'music' in a song or the 'lyrics'?
Yeah ok Lyrics are not such a big deal as everyone makes them out to be they are ment to be a tool when making music not what music is all about if I wanted to enjoy some clever writing I would read a good book or some poetry.

Do you feel that you are/can be emotionally affected by the songs you listen to?
Sometimes mostly when I am stoned

Do you have any strong memories that are attached to certain songs?
I tend to relate times and people in my life to songs that I was into when I frist met them or when the moment happened

chartsengrafs 03-24-2008 03:50 PM

Age: 22

Gender: male

Country of residence: USA

What is your favorite genre of music? indie/pop/psychedelic/etc

Do listen to music when doing certain activities (ie. working out, or studying)?
(if so, please list the activity)

yes, driving

If you answered yes for the question above, then what kind of music do you find yourself listening to when performing the activity?

the same as listed above

Do you find yourself listening to more of the 'music' in a song or the 'lyrics'?

the music, definitely. i'm the kinda guy who sings along to guitar solos

Do you feel that you are/can be emotionally affected by the songs you listen to?

hell yeah, been there done that

Do you have any strong memories that are attached to certain songs?

most definitely.


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