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How do you listen to music?

This is a question that has been on my mind recently. How do you listen to music?

We always tell new students of flamenco dance that the most beneficial thing they can do when they are starting out is to just listen to flamenco music. Learning the movement technique required to dance flamenco is one thing, but as flamenco dancer we are not just 'dancers' we are also required to be musicians and contribute to the music that is being created with the rhythmic sound of our feet.

So how do you listen to music? Or if I rephrase the question, How do you experience music in order to learn to hear and interpret it? How do you engage with it so you can start to embody the sounds that you hear and start to understand it in a meaningful way?

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