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Readers Respond: German Music

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From the article: German Lullabies
Listening to music of a certain culture and language will not only aid you in your language skills, but reveal much about the character of that country. Do you have a favorite German song, singer or band? Perhaps there is a song that has special meaning for you? For me, it is German folk music, in particular lullabies - they bring me many cherished memories of my childhood! Please share with other readers what role German music plays in your life. Share Your Favorite

RDW

Be sure to check our channel for more German fine songs http://www.youtube.com/user/RTVHRHBv2
—Guest RDW

Lieblings deutsche Bands hier in Mexico

hier hört man sehr gerne gothic rock Bands, wie Lacrimosa, Sanguis et Cinis und Sopor aeternus etc. Ich habe verschiedenen deutschen Menschen über diese Rockbands gefragt, und niemand von diesen Menschen kennt keine diesen Bands, aber hier sind sie sehr berühmte.
—Guest Rogelio

Johann Sebastian Bach

I love German Baroque classical music as well as German Classical music, in general. I am currently learning to play Bach's "Arioso" on my electronic piano key board. It is in the key of F major with a time signature of 4/4 and the notation of "Adagio cantabile".
—KarlderGross

German songs I like

Samsas Traum especially his light albums like "Aura und das Schnecken Haus", very distinctive and yet soft German vocal, Also some very beautiful female German vocals from Untoten (songs like "Cyntia", "Kleiner Tod"), Rosenstolz ("Kleiner Prinz") - and of course this very positive thing named Dschinghis Khan and his not very much known album "Corrida" - it has very beautiful German songs there with clear and understandable German:)) These bands and theirs songs they are proof that German is not harsh and rude, that it is very melodic
—Guest Denis

Studentenlieder

Years ago baritone Erich Kunz, with maennerchor, recorded rousing university and drinking songs, mainly from 18th-19th centuries: still lots of fun, lively lyrics. And how can one speak of German music without the great classical masters, still loved and performed hundreds of years later? My all-time favorite: Schubert.
—Guest CWG

German Bands

Hi! I like Rammstein and Wir Sind Helden. Lately I've been listening to Peter Alexander - it's great to learn. A also like Scorpions, but they don't sing in German.
—Guest Aus Brasilien

German music

My father made a trip to Germany in the 1980's and he bought an LP by Peter Maffai: steppenwolf. Great music with good rythm and also I found it easy to pronounce.
—Guest Erodashon

German music

My father made a trip to Germany in the 1980's and he bought an LP by Peter Maffai: steppenwolf. Great music with good rythm and also I found it easy to pronounce.
—Guest Erodashon

German Music

Tokio Hotel all the way - they're the ones that inspired me to learn German in the first place :D
—Guest Kodi

Annett Louisan, my favourite singer

A favourite German singer of mine is Annett Louisan. She has the prettiest German I have ever heard, with saucy lyrics in quite a few of her songs. Louisan reminds me of a cabaret singer. She has a sweet, melodic voice when she sings. Her musical style is a blend of pop, chanson and a bit of jazz thrown in. There's also Nena, another artist. I particularly love 99 Luftbalons- which is quite famous, and political.
—Guest Ani2055

German Retro

I play the 80's song "Ohne Dich" for my students. It's a cheesy ballad, but it's easy to make out the lyrics, and it makes for a good intermediate level translation exercise.
—Guest bondjapan

German Retro

I play the 80's song "Ohne Dich" for my students. It's a cheesy ballad, but it's easy to make out the lyrics, and it makes for a good intermediate level translation exercise.
—Guest bondjapan

favorite german music

My favorite German music styles are Church music and fest music.
—Guest ken

German music for learning

My favourites for learning German are Klaus Hoffmann & Michelle. The lyrics are generally very easy to follow, the tunes are not too complex (so they can help you remember the words), and tons of them, with the lyrics are on Youtube. E.g. I learnt the correct usage of "denn" as opposed to "weil" by listening to Michelle's "Einsam ohne dich," and whenever I get muddled, I just run that line through my head, and I'm ok:-) (Yes, I also love German (and Austrian) classical music, but I'm talking about using music for learning German).
—kamasters

Lieblingsschlager

Some of my favorite artists are: Helene Fischer, Claudia Jung, Andrea Berg, Cora, Antonia, Michelle, Anna Maria Zimmermann, Denise, Francine Jordi, Mireille Mathieu (French, but has recorded many albums in German), D.J. Oetzi, Nik P, Brunner & Brunner, Udo Juergens, Tony Marshall, Howard Carpendale (S. African, but a huge star in Germany), Christian Anders, Mathias Reim, Michael Holm. There many stations that stream "Schlagermusi"; go to www. surfmusic.de to see a list of them, as well as other stations all over the world.
—Guest Tom97B

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