I don't use playlists and always have my music on shuffle, skipping songs very frequently.
I do select ~ 1 Gb of music to put on my mp3 player every few days/weeks according to my current mood. But it's pretty random really.
I thought this was going to be about musical taste. I've noticed a significant trend with the Js and Ps I know in that Js tend to restrict themselves to one genre (typically hiphop) while the Ps listen to a very wide range of music. but my sample size isn't large enough to rule out coincidence over a type effect.
I've noticed a significant trend with the Js and Ps I know in that Js tend to restrict themselves to one genre (typically hiphop) while the Ps listen to a very wide range of music.
I absolutely think Ps on average have broader music tastes than Js, but Js do not typically restrict themselves to hip-hop, so that's only your small sample of friends. Actually I am guessing hip-hop is more popular among Ps than Js, on average.
I'll generally shuffle randomly through my playlists, although I don't listen to the limited set of music I have too often now. I mainly prefer to use Pandora, since I can listen to a variety of music that I don't have to go out searching for. It is able to match my tastes pretty well, which are more or less too diverse and obscure to be played on mainstream radio. (Right now I like symphonic metal and melodic trance.)
I generally chose an album and listen to it whole. I don't make playlists, I choose an album and it becomes my playlist. This is because I usually adapt somewhat to the mood of the record and the style of the artists, and I like to focus and break it down/experience it emotionally (depending on if it's emotional music or not) as a whole collection of work by one artist.
I'm not concered with music styles or genres really, but how one "selects".
So; do you prefer to, A: Select your music out of your own library on your Ipod, cds, what have you, and build your own playlist? Or, B: Listen to the radio and a station you prefer, or have someone else build a music playlist?
I'm just wondering if Ps and Js break down in the obvious manner or not.
I have my music on my computer and just pick from the list as suits my mood of the moment. I tend to take one song, always a different one each time and listen to it over and over and really try to get deeply into the nuances of it. Can really get deep into a feeling state doing that and generate new perspectives on old ideas.
Even if I make playlists, later on I will not agree with the choices.
I also will listen to the radio, but when I do, I turn back and forth constantly between all the channels to find songs I want to hear.
My husband is J and he gets more of a kick out of listening to someone else pick out the music, even if it is just me doing it. He says the bad songs that come on the radio make him appreciate the good songs more and make it more of a pleasure when a good song comes on. He does this with movies too. If I put a DVD in and it is something he likes, he will be all excited about it and ask "Oh, they are playing this, what channel?" when he finds out it is a DVD, there is less pleasure in viewing it for him.