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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.

Roz methaji said...
on Mar. 6 2018 at 10:36 am
It's amazing and It's related to me also

Peekay said...
on Feb. 5 2018 at 2:11 pm

lyne^eJ said...
on Jul. 6 2017 at 3:11 am
Muzic in my life

sonam said...
on Jun. 7 2017 at 2:18 am
Music important for me...

sonam said...
on Jun. 7 2017 at 2:18 am
Music important for me...

Anonymous said...
on Mar. 16 2017 at 10:14 am
I really like what you wrote ! Keep up

Emily_Lopez said...
on Mar. 1 2017 at 3:07 am
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Hanie said...
on Feb. 2 2017 at 8:21 am
This is really nice . it tears me down as it just like me . Like this whole stories was being write for me. Great job

lava said...
on Jan. 24 2017 at 10:56 am
Really importance of music in very much

lava said...
on Jan. 24 2017 at 10:56 am
Really importance of music in very much

Nicky said...
on Jan. 23 2017 at 11:46 am
Music is my life....

on Jan. 6 2017 at 10:32 am
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Despite the little typos here and there I think you well convey what you are trying to say here. You may want to think about turing your focus more towards how playing guitar has impacted your ability to understand music and how it affects you. The part at the end about learning piano feels to be thrown in, and would have made a larger impact in the points you had previously made if it was brought up sooner. Also, you may want to be careful with your word choice, as this is a college essay, you appear to allow yourself to get easily distracted an off task. When saying that you get distracted by your guitar when doing homework implies that you may be unproductive due to your love of music. Also, you want to say that you always strive to be great in everything you do, although with your guitar it is easier to be as such due to the lack of pressure you feel. Overall I could feel the emotion very well and I enjoyed reading your passage.

Dipu said...
on Nov. 21 2016 at 7:36 pm
Music is my heart

Aditya said...
on Sep. 2 2016 at 12:11 pm
All right I think music is happiness

vivek said...
on Sep. 2 2016 at 11:14 am
Music is my soul and i loved it

yash said...
on Aug. 31 2016 at 11:28 am
Music express that which cannot be put into words and that which cannot remain silent. people are like music, some speak the truth and other make noise.......... hence I luv music

yash said...
on Aug. 31 2016 at 11:28 am
Music express that which cannot be put into words and that which cannot remain silent. people are like music, some speak the truth and other make noise.......... hence I luv music

maxdaniel said...
on Aug. 30 2016 at 11:18 am
music is the best way to express myself...

Dipen said...
on Aug. 10 2016 at 9:59 am
Music is the color of my blood.. It can make me happy when im sad.

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.