There are three modes of listening to music which correspond to increasing mental involvement. These listening methods are tools for appreciating concert music and enjoying the deep structure that great art music contains. Organized by level of accessibility and amount of investment on the part of the listener, they provide listeners a rudimentary Rosetta stone for enjoying and even understanding concert music.
"Why Concert Music is Wonderful: Three Ways to Approach Western Art Music,"
Rollins Undergraduate Research Journal: Vol. 2
, Article 12.
Available at: https://scholarship.rollins.edu/rurj/vol2/iss1/12