Polite Audience of Cows Entertained With Trombone Playing

September 11th, 2019

So do cows have good taste in music?

Some may think that when a herd of cows gathers to listen to some music that it’s just a coincidence, but they are about to be proven wrong.

This Trombone Player Sets Himself Up To Play For An Audience of Cows

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No cows to be seen

The musician Farmer Derek is seated and starts playing A close look at the image shows that there are no cows in sight.

What’s That On The horizon?

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In what appears to be less than a minute of playing way off in the distance there appear to be some cows

As the man keeps playing, it can be seen that the cows are coming closer and seem to be moving at a decent pace.

They Just Keep On Coming

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The man keeps playing his rendition of Royals By Lorde

As he does so, more and more cows are coming towards him.

The Audience of Cows Has Gathered

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A large audience of cows stand before the musician

As those who have gathered enjoy the music more continue to join them. It is intriguing to see that they stop in front of him and don’t just keep going on by him.

It’s Not Just The Trombone Either

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The same musician decided to spice it up a bit

He brings his Mother to play the piano while he plays the trombone.

So it’s not the song, and its not just the trombone

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It seems like the cows appreciate the addition of the piano to the serenade as well.

Not Just Farmer Derek’s Cows

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So what would happen if a whole band decided to serenade some cows?

You must admit this is quite an attentive audience.

Seems Cows Like Violin As Well

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The violin immediately catches the attention of these cows

As soon as the violinist starts playing this cow is on the move to get a front-row spot

It’s Not Just Cows Either

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How About The Birds?

This bird not only is intrigued by the music but likes to join in.

Elephants Enjoy A good Tune Too!

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These elephants are not only listening

As they listen to the snappy tune of the pianist, they give a little wiggle and jiggle.

The Study of Zoomusicology

While the many instances of animals enjoying music may be entertaining, there is actually a field of study dedicated to this


This is a combination of musicology and zoology technically called zoosemiotic,s which in plain English means the study of music on animals.

What is the Effect?

Cows seem to respond to many different forms of music

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Does The Kind Of Music Count?

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Another study with dogs showed that they had different responses to different types of music. Some reactions were noted when classical music was played but responded best to Reggae and Soft Rock.

You might want to experiment with your dog or cat and see which music appeals to them the most. Or maybe the next time you are out in the country and want to see the cows up close, try playing a musical instrument. You just never know what kind of response you might get.

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Source: Farmer Derek Klingenberg