Sometimes you just need a little music. A song to sing to; a song to cry to; a song to dance to. A song to help your anger to release itself; a song to clear your anxious, panicked mind or maybe just a song to have in the background of all your thoughts. Or maybe you need to make your own music and play your own instrument. Whatever the need, music will be there for you – like it is for me.
Music is one of the things that is a huge part to my life. Without it, I’m not really sure where I would be right now. I listen to music at any opportunity I get as it just keeps me going. For instance, right now, I have music keeping me company whilst I write this post. When I’m on my way to school it’s there keeping me company. When I’m home alone it’s there keeping the silence away. When I’m studying, it’s there giving me the motivation and focus to keep going. I could literally sit here and list every possible opportunity there is – but I wouldn’t want to bore you obviously!
When I’m having a bad day, music is the one thing that cheers me up. Whether that’s playing my piano or listening to upbeat songs, it never fails to lift my mood. I also find that listening to piano music really helps to relax me. I don’t normally enjoy classical music that much but piano music is something different! Its much more calming and fascinating to listen to. Piano covers of pop songs are great too. I often use piano music when I am studying as it is so relaxing and focusing. I stay focused for so much longer with piano music than with any other music!
Continuing with the topic of piano music, I must mention how great it is to be able to play the music yourself. I have had piano lessons for almost a whole year now and it gives me such a great feeling to be able to play my favourite songs as a piano cover. It also gives me a great sense of achievement when I play a song without any mistakes. Personally, I find that playing my own music focuses my mind on the music more than my swirling thoughts.
For anyone who doesn’t play their own instrument, I would highly recommend getting yourself some lessons and starting. Piack an instrument you love the sound of and get started! You could even begin by just using YouTube tutorials if you are not confident enough to get your own lessons or if you don’t have the money. (I started to teach myself the piano a couple of years ago through YouTube tutorials and it helped me to become familiar with the instrument before starting any lessons. I also felt a little more confident going to the lessons.)
A little promise I must make to you is that it is never too late to discover music, its beauty and its benifits to you. Share your love of music with others as well and you can find people with the same taste as you. Or even share your own covers or original songs and get the feedback you need. Tell me what your favourite style of music is or who your favourite artist/group is! Maybe we are similar, or maybe someone else might like your music too! If you create your own music, feel free to share that with me too!
Life would be so boring without music but we are all lucky enough to have access to such a beautiful creation in our lives, so embrace it and share it!
P.S. 21 sleeps to go!