Any and all.
The study the spawned the whole "Baby Mozart" thing was based on college students. They were asked to study for a math test - some while listening to pop music, some to Mozart, some to silence. Then they were given the test. The students who listened to Mozart did the best on the test. Does this mean that listening to Mozart has any effect on long term retention? No. Does this mean that listening to Mozart will have any effect on infants and young children? No.
I'm opting to expose my child to a wide variety of music simply because it is all part of our cultural heritage... Classical like Mozart and Vivaldi, Swing and Big Band, Oldies and Disco... just about anything that isn't filled with cussing, violence, and poor english.
at 3:47 PM on Jan. 29, 2009