Who doesn't like music? It is difficult to find someone who claims not to enjoy any genre of music, but it is very easy to get into discussions with other people about which is the best rock band or if this style has a higher quality than pop or jazz. This is because the pleasure derived from music is universal but in terms of tastes the diversity is immense and the opinions are very different. We are dealing with a type of art that is characterized in a special way by its ability to generate diverse moods, to establish communication with people who enjoy it and to convey ideas, sensations, stories or feelings. However, one of the great mysteries surrounding music is what determines whether we are attracted to one type or another.
What generates taste? cultural barriers can be overcome, the economy does not have to have a relationship, the geographical question does not serve as a determining factor. Only emotion and aesthetic experience seem to be the main arguments for the choice of different musical genres for each person, however, there are more elements that come into play. The truth is that it is known that musical taste, as in other aesthetic fields, can be educated. Just as a student of music is capable of refining his ear to appreciate nuances of perfection that neophytes do not detect, so too advertising and promotion by large companies are capable of introducing themselves into the taste of citizens to encourage them to turn in the direction that is most convenient.fashions and society as triggers of tasteVery prominent are also the environments in which a person moves, the music that was heard in the house where he grew up, his own personality and the desire to fit into certain environments.
Thus, some stereotypes are established that are associated with different personalities and that are immediately identified with a musical style. In this way, a person who fits or wishes to fit into a particular personality type will be socially attracted to the music that identifies him or her. In this sense, we think that people who listen to reggae are creative, relaxed, outgoing and carefree, while rock fans are considered somewhat more introverted, sensitive and passionate. It is clear that these parameters cannot be applied individually to each case, however, a socially established idea has been generated that resembles reality and at the same time encourages fans of one type of music or another to feel good in that context.
In this way an aesthetic enjoyment is established that can never be of biological origin but rather social and cultural.