I tried searching a bit but I wasn't able to find any thread about music in particular and since I really got into it recently after I lost interest in my hobbies, I thought it would be interesting to share and hear about each others' stories with music and your favourite genres. I grew up listening to nothing but oldies (50s-70s)/retro (90s) pop and classical music pretty much. My father had tons of vinyl records and CDs of those genres and often played them so those were the kinds of music I had exposure to. Also, after watching Fantasia 2000 the movie (back in 2000), I told my father I would like to be a conductor and he asked me to learn to play the piano or violin if I wanted to be one. I chose the piano because it looked easier. A number of years back, I forgot how many, but it was probably something like 8 years ago or so, some people (which included strangers I met in an inter-school competition as well as friends) got me into Touhou, which is kinda famous for having good music. For the longest time, that was the only thing I listened to besides classical and oldies/pop. There's also some occasional chiptunes I heard due to me being fascinated by 80s video games, but mostly it's just been classical music. Last year I played Plants vs Zombies 2 which had a punk rock background music piece to one of the zombies' appearance and I didn't like it because I thought it was loud and I couldn't hear anything aside from the drum beats, which probably taught me this idea of counting beats (in the enjoying music sense, rather than the performing music sense). This paved the way to my enjoyment of the surf rock pieces that's also in the same game. I guess previously I always thought surf pieces from spy movies sounded good but I never extensively listened to them alone like I was able to in this game. I very much enjoyed it, and now surf rock (and swing that I later got into but it seems like my post is getting too long so maybe I'll leave swing out maybe for another time) is my favourite music genre. I've started making surf rock pieces too, and recently used one in a game I made, which is something I had been wanting to do for a while. This is the last piece of music I've recorded to date: So what are your favourite music genres and do you have any interesting stories about yourself relating to music that you'd like to share?