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    We Need To Talk About How Classical Music Is Not Background Music

    This also goes for people who use it to sleep.

    Hey guys. Nina here. I'm a trained singer and general classical music enthusiast.

    Now, I know some of you guys are probably familiar with a few classical tunes, and that's great!

    But there's one thing we classical music enthusiasts want to clear up.

    Guys. Classical music is NOT BACKGROUND MUSIC.

    Classical music SHOULD NOT be used in place of Muzak.

    Despite what you may think, it does not exist just to be tuned out!

    I mean, it's great that you're listening to classical music at all, seeing as it's dead.

    And don't get me wrong, there's definitely relaxing stuff out there.

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    Ravel's Pavane pour une infante défunte is excellent rainy day music.

    But there is also some REALLY exciting, fun shit going on!

    Instrumental music actually can be compelling.

    Give songs with words you don't understand a chance!

    Classical musicians and composers are trying really, really hard to engage and entertain you.

    So the next time you listen to classical music, try *actually* listening.