Andrew Pudewa

The Influence of Music on Life, Part II: Evaluating Musical Elements

By: Andrew Pudewa


Picking up from where ?The Profound Influence of Music on Life? talk leaves off, this presentation uses musical samples to help listeners learn to hear more actively, both to gain the most out of their listening experience as well as to encourage ?defensive? listening and teach their children to listen with greater discernment. Musical selections of baroque, classical, folk, and popular genres are played and discussed, with the goal of helping listeners identify and understand the significance of rhythm, harmony, melody, repetition, syncopation, pattern and complexity. Without saying, ?This is good, this is bad,? Mr. Pudewa presents a unique perspective on the question of whether all music is equally beneficial to the Christian.