Hi everyone. Here's a question I've been asking myself for a while and I'd love to know what it is like with you. The question is in fact twofold.
First: how hard is it for you to start listening to something absolutely new?
And second: if you are not the kind of person who is ready to listen to anything anytime, then what makes you start listening to something? And what makes it likely for you to listen to it till the end?
In my case, it is very hard to start listening to something new. I'm definitely not the kind of person who asks friends for some new nice tracks to listen to (what if they seem to me boring and I don't like them at all!).
What makes me still overcome this barrier is the following:
Chance. I just heard something accidentally and liked it very much.
Context. I read or heard something interesting about a certain piece (for instance, about its history or composition) and it made me curious.
Personal attitude. A piece was mentioned by somebody in a way that may be revealing in terms of their personality. If I'm interested in better understanding this person, I'm likely to try and listen to this piece.
Reputation. I already know some other pieces by the same author or from the same source and I like them. So I may consider listening to something new from the same source.
So, what about you?