Do you buy music for the sole purpose of learning? If so give a few examples of what and why?
I am not referring to experimenting to find good music new to you. Example:
1 - Hank Williams and Johnny Cash - I wanted to understand more about American country music. I never really liked these guys or the sounds they made, but I purposly purchased this stuff to better understand being an American. Of course since it was “good” music, I grew to like it… or more appropriately, appreciate it.
2 - Gene Vincent - Roots rock 'n roll. See 1 above… didn;t get hooked… more novelty and I can hear his riffs in newer rockabilly stuff.
3 - Segovia for Spanish/classical guitar… back when I started to learn the instrument. Didn’t get hooked.
4 - Neuvo Tango and Astor Piazzolla … wow!!.. this was a fabulous move! I am totally enamored… probably would not have found this if I didn’t pursue the knowledge… tango always pops up in movies etc… and I was considering a vacation to Argentina but had trouble getting flights… went to Brazil instead.
Anywho… many more… being totally honest, most of my purchases in the pursuit of knowledge did not result in being a fan of the artist or genre… but sometimes it did.
Bruce in Philly