|Do you mean they'll eventually lose interest ?.. or they're not really
|listening to each and every part of tunes ?.. I suppose you're talking
|about non-musicians. I think that once a person gets interested in the
|traditional Irish music that they'd be always interested/listening,
|especially with the great numbers of trad musicians in Ireland, the US,
|Canada and GB.. I expect the trad music perpetuating even further.
|I don't think that they're is a "playing/not listening" problem at
|all but certainly something to keep in mind..
Actually, I was referring to that lack of focused attention people
give to the tunes themselves, the music itself. The people no longer
*focus* on *listening* to the music, but rather feel that it is a
pleasant background filler, and "hear" it in the background.
When you turn the music on on the stereo, do you actually sit and
listen to it? or do you read a book, cook dinner, brush the cat, etc?
150 years ago, music was such a rarity, that it's very existance had
much more meaning to the average listener (when they had a chance to
hear it) than it does today. This is what I was talking about.
this goes for musicians as well as non-musicians...