Is classical music more therapeutic than all other kinds of music or is that just preference?
- dewcoonsLv 72 months agoFavourite answer
Music becomes "classical music" because generations later people are still listening to it and drawing from it. Most music disappears within a couple of generations. All the best music survives for hundreds of years.
As such "classical music" can be more therapeutic that other music because it is "the best of the best." That is why it is classical music.
Now, some modern music can also be therapeutic. Often it is build on foundations that classical music started. As such, it can have the same tropes that made the classical music into classics. So it could have the same therapeutic effect.
But most modern music a generation from now no one will even remember ever existed.
- AudreyLv 52 months ago
It's just personal preference. Classical music grates on my nerves after 5 seconds.