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Importance of music in my life

March 11, 2010
By Just_elena BRONZE, San Antonio, Texas
Just_elena BRONZE, San Antonio, Texas
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Music is one of the most important and powerful things in my life. My life without melodies and harmonies would be totally empty. Listening to and playing different tunes helps me to de-stress, relax and it can also help to motivate me in trying times. I love listening to music while on my way to school, as I feel it helps me to prepare for the day that waits. I think it is like the memoirs to my life as it has been there throughout everything with me.
When I was younger, I didn’t have the great love for musical as I do now. I mainly listened to whatever was playing in the background or what my parents were listening to. I didn’t have much of a care for musical compositions. There was sometimes a little bit of pop music thrown in to the mix here and there, but that’s really all I liked back then. Whether I was in the car, the house, or anywhere else there was sure to be some Beatles, Buddy Holly, or the Dubliners constantly playing somewhere in the background. At the time I didn’t care for that genre of music much, but now as I’m older, I enjoy it as it allows me to reminisce on memories from times of my childhood. Once I hit my teenage years music became my life and gradually started to inhibit my soul.
I believe music has the ability to convey all sorts of emotion. Whether the emotion is joy and happiness or sadness and despair through rhythms, harmonies and the lyrics music shows it. The song “A little bit longer” by Nick Jonas is such an emotional and inspiring song that when I hear it, I always come close to tears, especially when I watch it being played live. The effect that music can have on our emotions is tremendous, as it can bring people to floods of tears or bursts of laughter.
The musical images that music and song are able to create are amazing. Music has the ability to transport me back in time just like a time machine. It lets me revisit lost and forgotten moments in life. Songs can paint a picture, for example in classical and country music where a story is being told. The music in classical music tells a story without lyrics which is an immensely powerful thing. I feel that this applies to the saying “music imitates life and life imitates music”.
Recently song writing has wandered its way into my life. I believe there is no better way to express myself than through song. After a bad day, it’s nice to be able to sit down and write about it. It can make all your problems just disappear and float away. Listening to other musical artists that I like gives me inspiration. My guitar teacher also points me in the right direction and gives me guidance as I need it. I love to just sit with my guitar and make up random lyrics about past experiences or what I’m going through at the moment.
I started learning how to play the guitar last year and within the past few months I have fallen completely and utterly in love with it. Once I start playing, I find it extremely hard to put the guitar down again. It’s very addictive and can also be distracting sometimes. It distracts me from my homework since my guitar sits right next to my desk. Playing guitar is one of the only things in my life in which I don’t feel pressurized to do well in. I think this is because I have a great teacher and she doesn’t push me to the music exams.
This past summer my grandma taught me how to play the piano. I had always heard stories about how my great grandfather, her father, was brilliant at the piano. He would sit at the piano for hours on end playing different well known songs as making up his own little tunes. He had taught my grandma how to play and I felt it was about time that I learnt. So when I was staying with my grandma and grandpa during the summer, I asked her to teach me. She was delighted to and now it’s something nice that we can both do together and bond over.
I believe music effects people in many different ways. To me music is more than just something to listen to or play, it’s something to feel. Music is extremely important in my life. I think it brings me closer to my friends and family. I also feel that it helps me to get through things. For example, I remember doing the twenty six kilometre gaisce hike and the whole way along the hike we sang songs. Music is an immensely powerful thing and has a huge place in my life right next to my heart.

The author's comments:
I was inspired to write this article just so I could express how much music means to me and how empty my lif would be without it.

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This article has 48 comments.

Liel said...
on Jul. 26 2016 at 2:52 am
I love music very much!!!!! This is my way out of those trials in my life.

katty perry said...
on Jul. 18 2016 at 11:29 am
music is my life and soul

on Jun. 17 2016 at 11:45 am
awesome buddy

monika said...
on Jun. 6 2016 at 9:30 pm
i lov music jese mere life ka part h

monika said...
on Jun. 6 2016 at 9:30 pm
i lov music jese mere life ka part h

puppy said...
on May. 27 2016 at 1:05 pm
I am play all the instrument

chelss said...
on Jan. 31 2016 at 11:14 pm
Ikr I love music and playing piano

Olinee said...
on Jan. 31 2016 at 8:23 pm

laylaj1202 said...
on Oct. 20 2015 at 9:40 am
Carson, Baby you have the sweetest most precious heart I wish everyone had one just like yours. I wish everyone saw the world as you see it. The world would be a better place. You are meant to do great things and I know you will because you choose to be the change you want to see in the world. I am so proud of you!!! I love you!!!

divonn_diva said...
on Sep. 7 2015 at 7:12 am
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its so nice explanation i like it thanks

lowkey said...
on Sep. 2 2015 at 8:57 am

c117 said...
on Jul. 26 2015 at 3:40 am
really helped me with my essay.

good said...
on May. 21 2015 at 10:56 am
this essay can be better more

Big Red said...
on May. 7 2015 at 11:34 am
Adolescent angst described honestly and poetically. How wonderful that you can write it all away. Such a gift to be able to let it go!

Pari said...
on May. 7 2015 at 10:41 am
Thankyou so much for this information nd i have full confidence that i eat only healthy food not junk food

on May. 7 2015 at 10:33 am
SierraSpears BRONZE, Lingle, Wyoming
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Favorite Quote:
"Maybe there's something you're afraid to say, or someone your afraid to love, or somewhere you're afraid to go. It's gonna hurt. It's gonna hurt because it matters." - John Green

This is so different from any other poem I've ever seen and it works! The things have no correlation but yet make perfect sense when combined in the magnificent symphony! Good job!

Moneekas said...
on May. 7 2015 at 10:11 am
What an awesome and incredible tribute to one's parents. Very impressive, true and so well said. The last sentence brought a tear to my eye and pulled at my heart.

agni said...
on Apr. 18 2015 at 6:20 am
This is a good, emotionally gripping essay and has the recurring theme of the essayist's love and adulation of music. However, it doesn't state what the essayist intends to do with that passion. It's too general and emotional. To conclude, it's good, but needs to be a bit more solid!

nakayla said...
on Apr. 14 2015 at 6:48 pm
nakayla you are right about that one

Garima said...
on Mar. 12 2015 at 11:03 am
It was such an mesmerizing article. When i was going through it ,i was relating it to my own story as i love music from the depths of my heart. Something that is worth reading for every music lover...Amazing work..