Is seranade still alive?

Corzhens

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Our culture is rife when it comes to courtship. One of the rituals is the serenade where the guy comes to the house of the girl and sings in front of the house to serenade her. Usually there is a guitarist for the companion but sometimes his friends come with him to sing as a group. I haven’t experienced it but my cousins in the province said otherwise. Serenade was popular in the rural areas although from what I know, even in those far away provinces, the serenade is not being practiced anymore. That’s one of the changes in the culture that maybe brought about by progress.
 

myla123

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I could always remember the first time I heard the word serenade when I was still a very young child. And my grandmother always tells a story about how the suitors court a lady since in the early 1960's. But its no longer being practiced anymore since in the past several decades until this time. For me one of the reasons because are the influenced bought by the modernization and more civilized kind of living compared to the past years wherein the native people were less civilized and a very formal way.
 

yuekai

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Not anymore sir! you can get the girls nowadays without doing serenade. Specially millennial girls they are easy to get now as my experience only. :) I got the sweetest yes of my girlfriend without any effort. But obviously, you can easily attract girls if you know how to play a guitar especially in Philippines.
 

kd06

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Rarely I would say. There are still others out there who does serenading, though not on the girl's house but more likely in a bigger crowd. Plus, serenading now a days are performed in a more creative way like when Valentine's is around the corner, the postal offices offer seranading your loved ones by paying them. So only goes to say that serenading is still alive.
 
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I am making a serenade for my wife from time to time but I am not always using instruments, I am singing for her orally. I don't think that the serenade is still used these days, maybe only by the older people as I am. The new generation doesn't even know what a serenade is.
 

acedrum001

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I really doubt if serenading is still in vogue nowadays. Truth to tell, I have not experienced it myself even then. I played the guitar and sang with a girl and that's it, and I won't call that serenading but jamming to some extent. I am reminded of the kundiman songs whenever this serenading thing is mentioned. But those kundiman renditions probably happened during the time of my dad which I have heard him telling me stories about.
 

Isozceles

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We grew out of the practice, sadly. I still think is a romantic gesture, but each generation comes with a way to make thigs.In olden days there was serenading, we now have over the top prom proposals that go viral and other big gestures that hold the same emotion, just minus the music aspect of it. I believe is something more of the older days and people.
 

jaybee19

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Yes, it's not the practice anymore nowadays. And yes, coming from the province, we don't practice serenade anymore. True enough, the progress that made our culture change drastically destroyed our own ways and made us conform in to the ways of the west.
 

jaybee19

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Yes, it's not the practice anymore nowadays. And yes, coming from the province, we don't practice serenade anymore. True enough, the progress that made our culture change drastically destroyed our own ways and made us conform in to the ways of the west.
 

Trish23

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Our culture is rife when it comes to courtship. One of the rituals is the serenade where the guy comes to the house of the girl and sings in front of the house to serenade her. Usually there is a guitarist for the companion but sometimes his friends come with him to sing as a group. I haven’t experienced it but my cousins in the province said otherwise. Serenade was popular in the rural areas although from what I know, even in those far away provinces, the serenade is not being practiced anymore. That’s one of the changes in the culture that maybe brought about by progress.
I live in the province and its sad to say that its not being practiced here anymore. The millenials are courting more on social media and texting. The old fashioned but so respectful way is forgotten.
 

Corzhens

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One government agency has a contest for the serenade. But it turned out as not really a serenade but Kundiman, not exactly a romantic genre but more of a lamentation. The National Commission for Culture and the Arts have launched the contest last month and we are awaiting the result of the judging. Hopefully the next contest would be about serenade songs.
 

renics24

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Today serenade isn’t practiced anymore especially millenials but there’s always an exception.

I don’t serenade my fiancé at their house but i serenade her through online because we are in an LDR so serenading at their house is out of the option that’s why i post it online for her to see how she makes me happy.

Kids today don’t do this serenade but i hope they still express their feeling through courting not just texting and drinking.
 

Kaynil

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Eh, it is probably going to come back with future generations when they think the mainstream is too mainstream and will try to reignite past traditions.

I grew up in Mexico, so the Mariachi serenading was a thing, I want to think that in some areas of Mexico serenading the girl you like it is still a thing, but I think it is more the adults that do it than the teenagers. Other than the tourist part of the mariachi, I imagine serenading is just not as common, even in Mexico.