My life would be incomplete without performing music. I’ve spent time, in concert bands, in bell choirs, in school and church choirs, and singing, playing in music festivals, and in pit bands trying not to laugh my head off at the actors’ improvisations. But the art that truly speaks to my soul does not lie in creating music, it lies in dancing to it.
Music to me is a symbol of culture and peace, and helps bring people together. Music is a way people relieve their stress, when they are going through struggles in life. People of different ethnicity listen to different music, because of their culture group. They have festivals, parades, or/ and parties where music is being played, because it bring out the happiness of people and unite them. I listen to R&B, Rap, Hip Hop, and Old School, because I have different emotions everyday which cause me to listen to different genres of music. One day I would probably want to listen to R&B, so I’ll play one of my favorite songs which is Listen by Beyoncé. If I’m miserable or disconsolate I’ll listen to All Things Go by Nicki Minaj. I’ll play Too Many Years by Kodak Black ft. PNB Rock, because I just want to hear some Rap music. Music really can help when you’re depressed, energetic, stressed, or just feel like hearing some beats and words.
Bono once said, “Music can change the world because it can change people”. Music has changed me into the person I am today. I believe that music heals my life problems. I remember running around in the Blockbuster video store my parents owned, always drawn to the music section. Although my parents weren’t heavily influenced by music, I branched out and discovered a whole new world. I found myself getting my first MP3 player at age 7. Although The Jonas Brothers and High School Musical were less influential in my life, it did expose my mind to music.
Music is defined differently for each individual. It is the universal language that speaks to us all, but in different ways. It is one of the few genres that can instantly transport a person back to the past. Music is also an art of sound which expresses ideas, thoughts, and emotions in significant forms through the elements of rhythm, melody, and harmony. It is the design of giving structural form and rhythmic pattern to combinations of sounds produce instrumentally and vocally. To me, music brings a sense of calmness, happiness, and peacefulness. Music is the absolute bread of life because it feeds my soul.
Music has different meanings, but to me music is the way I express my emotions and thoughts. I like to listen to happy songs not anything sad that will make me cry because in the end, thinking positive, positive things will happen. The music I listen to reveals my personality and the way I act in life. When making a playlist, I add songs not by what year it is but what makes me smile and remember all my good memories that go with it.
Certainly above all, I believe music is a meticulous figure that can shape or define a person. Subsequently, I believe music has done that to me, being such a malleable person, in more ways than I've accounted music to be. In such a disguised manner it has affected my moods, daily actions, energy, and etcetera.
I express my creativity through music and communication with others. The beauty of music lies in its ability to articulate any of my feelings. Not many people know that I play the viola and have been since the sixth grade. When I play the viola, I feel liberated. I can express my true inner self without any reserves. I have moved schools three times, and each time I moved, I lost a sense of attachment to the people there. Consequently, my viola was my solace during those times. When I play the viola, I feel that I am the center of attention and that I can play as loud as I can. There are no restrictions while I am playing, so I put my heart and soul into every note that I play. When I play there are no distractions, so I can focus on my music
Music is a language, it depicts a feeling in ways words cannot. And the articulate message of music illuminates the wonderful reality of the present. I define myself as an observer in a world with many happenings. I see who people are and I describe them through my music. I will reiterate the power music has, not only does it portray feelings but produces a message. Here in the Roaring Twenties mass culture is the way of the world, my music gives me a voice that I hope to use to instigate change.
Music has always been a part of my life. There has never been a time in my life that I haven’t been a part of a musical performing group. Between church choir, band, choir and show choir, I’ve found a way to fully immerse myself into music.
For as long as I can remember, music has driven my mere existence. Though many musicians bring these melodies to others through performance, I combined music with words to share my message. Last spring I had the opportunity to participate in an oratorical contest. I chose to speak about music’s ability to inspire individuals. As I recalled the immense joy that overcomes me when I play cello, I began my search for the reason behind it. While writing my speech, I recalled overcoming past adversity. Each time I struggled, music was my guide. When the competition arrived, I was elated to deliver my speech, but it wasn’t until I stood behind the podium that I understood why. My desire to share my love of music empowered me to help others utilize
In addition, think of two girls at a dance completely bored out of their minds and “Stitches” by Shawn Mendes comes on, and they start dancing like crazy. These two girls are my best friend, Shaeley Silcock, and me.
In “Music, Language, and Composition” Adorno, Theodor W. argues that “To interpret language means to understand language; to interpret music means to make music. Musical interpretation is the act of execution…”(115). However, in The Souls of Black Folk, W.E.B Du Bois seems to point out that music carries intention, history, and experiences. Music could be a way to share one’s feelings and experiences that could not be expressed with the same emotional impact if they were just told through speaking. In other words, Du Bois seems to argue that music does have meaning and to understand music is to be able to express the intention behind or in the music. It is important to note that Adorno’s focus of music in “Music, Language, and Composition” is primarily classical music and Du Bois’ focus appears to be on music with lyrics. Therefore, music for Adorno had no explicit signifying words. However, rhythm and tone exist in both cases.
Music is exceptionally powerful and meaningful to people worldwide as it serves as an expression of emotion. Authors of various literary works integrate music into their stories. In Baldwin 's short story, "Sonny 's Blues", jazz music is an important part of the story that explores the life of one of the main characters, Sonny. During the time this short story was written, Charlie Parker, an influential jazz musician that is briefly acknowledged in the story, had an immense following. Charlie Parker (along with Louis Armstrong) is considered by many to have forever changed jazz and to have left a legacy that permanently marks him one of the greatest saxophonists to have lived. Parker’s private life, which was full of hardships, mirrors
My relationship with music is a personal and evolving one that has, for much of my life, shaped my identity and perspective. Amidst my accomplishments as a pianist and composer, music holds a deeper meaning to me due to its function as both a means of self-expression, and experiencing the abstract thoughts of others. I was born into music, and at an early age, found any opportunity to sit at a piano to be instantly gratifying. As I matured in my musicianship,
PANPACIFIC UNIVERSITY NORTH PHILIPPINES Tayug, Pangasinan Term Paper In Communication Skills II Second Semester S.Y 2009-2010 The Role of Music in Learning PREFACE This term paper explains the relevance and role of music in learning. It also shows the benefits of listening to soft music in stimulating our mind to do certain tasks. It also discusses the study and research of