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What song or piece of music would you like to hear first?

Asked by Hawaii_Jake (25799 points ) March 28th, 2014

With special implants, forty-year-old Joanne Milne of England was able to hear sound for the first time ever. She’d been deaf since birth.

People working with her recited the days of the week and the months of the year for her to hear.

They also played John Lennon’s Imagine as her very first piece of music. I think it’s a fitting song for a glorious occasion.

What would you play for someone as their first piece of music ever?

Or

What would you like to hear as your first piece of music ever?

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zenvelo's avatar

“Unto Us A Child is Born” Chorus from Handel’s Messiah.
or
Beethoven’s Ninth.

Seek's avatar

How beautiful. ^_^

I’m a big fan of Vincent VanGogh. As a teenager, I had a large print of “Starry Night” on my bedroom wall. I would spend hours staring at that picture, studying the swirls of white and yellow, counting the windows in the village down in the valley.

Don McLean’s Vincent or even the softer cover version by Josh Groban would be a lovely way to introduce the new sensation and relate it to something I already find aesthetically pleasing.

El_Cadejo's avatar

Beethovens Ninth was the first thing I thought of as well.

Hawaii_Jake's avatar

I’m partial to Mozart’s Jupiter Symphony, but as a very first piece of music, I would share something with a simpler melody.

This was a glorious occasion for this woman, and I like the choice of Imagine. I think it’s beautiful.

I am grateful this experience was video taped and shared with the world. This gives me hope.

El_Cadejo's avatar

@Hawaii_Jake In the case of a simpler melody I would go with this . Hands down one of my favorite songs. I can’t help but feel happy when I hear it.

Hawaii_Jake's avatar

@El_Cadejo Ah yes. That’s good, too.

Darth_Algar's avatar

I’d play them something by Merzbow.

ucme's avatar

Although it’s a wonderful thing, it’s important to know that her hearing remains severely diminished, certainly from that of you or I. It’s rather like us tuning into a radio station with a terrible reception, having said that, i’m pleased for her & wish her the best of luck as she adjusts to her new world.

I think i’d probably want to hear my children sing Happy Birthday to me for the very first time, that would be splendid.

wildpotato's avatar

Für Elise. Such a simple, beautiful, perfect melody. My first music box played it.

Jonesn4burgers's avatar

Music Box Dancer.

Kardamom's avatar

Maybe Blackbird by The Beatles.

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