1.30.2006

Music to motivate learning



We tend to pipe in music into our lives on a steady basis. To kick-start our learning neurons, we flow between Mozart, Bach, Beatles, and Bluegrass. Lately, there's been a lot of bluegrass. I am curious as to what everyone else listens to. Anything interesting, cool, new, or weird?

5 comments:

Calletta said...

Alexander responds well to John Mellencamp and southern rock in general--including some country and bluegrass.

Becky in Alberta said...

We've been listening to a lot of bluegrass too since watching "O Brother Where Art Thou" on Christmas Day. Also a lot of old cowboy music (Tex Ritter), banjo music (the youngest wants to learn to play), and since we are where we are now, Caribbean soca.

Calletta said...

Oh, and since I don't like "traditional" classical music (puts me to sleep every time), we've been doing Cubapercussion & Klazzbrothers. Also: Fats Domino, Aaron Copeland, Glenn Miller, Ira Gershwin, Scott Joplin, and things of that ilk.

However, to get Alexander to sleep we have to do the soft stuff: Carpenters, Air Supply, etc.

L said...

Not new, but fun: anything by the Klezmatics, and any volume of Alligator Stomp (a collection of various Cajun/Zydeco artists.)

S Bent said...

Hmm. I think once upon a time Nickel Creek was considered bluegrass. The new album is more alternative than anything, but I love it anyway. Rufus Wainwright relaxes me. The Beatles, Green Day, The Killers, and Franz Ferdinand for the car. Barber's Adagio for Strings and Amelie's theme for when I clean house. DD loves Bond and Vivaldi for school.