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This page looks at the vast and varied topic of music as an overview and introduction to several off-shoot pages associated with this fascinating subject.
To get us going, I first want to look at why music is important to us as people, how we use in a variety of ways and how it has a profound effect on our mood, emotional state and even our very lives. Whatever our emotional state at any given time, a certain piece of musical inspiration can change it really fast and bring us positive or negative mood changes.
The Musical Emotion Player
It often comes as a complete surprise to a person who may be feeling really low, depressed and sad when they hear a really uplifting song and find they have snapped out of their mental fug and suddenly feel much better. It's no fluke chance happening that causes this, but a scientifically studiable process where the song itself plays on our emotive vibrational energy and alters it to fall into line with the energetic vibration of the song itself.
Many would dismiss this explanation out of hand as some kind of new age voodoo, but it is actually measurable and identifiable using the latest scientific machines. It comes from quantum physics and how science recognizes that everything in its fundamental state is energy. Energy vibrates at certain frequencies depending on its current state. Since all solid matter is really made up of energy, it also vibrates. Us humans, being solid matter are equally in essence energy!
We vibrate at certain frequencies depending on our emotional state That's true!
If we're feeling happy, we are in a vibration that is in harmony with happiness. When we are sad, we vibrate on a frequency that is in harmony with sadness.
When we hear a piece of music that, because of it's structure vibrates on a happy frequency and we're feeling sad, what happens is our energy changes its frequency to match that of the music we're listening to. We change from a sadness frequency to a happiness frequency all without us even knowing what is happening!
It's powerful stuff when you get your head around it. And if you are a musician, you can use it to your advantage to help yourself when you're feeling sad to actually become happy simply by playing a happy tune. How amazing is that!
But what if you're not a musician right now? Well, you can become one by learning either how to play a musical instrument or even just learning to sing. Let's take a look at these possibilities.
Learning How to Sing
One of the great aspects of learning how to sing is discovering hidden vocal talents that you maybe believed you never had. Anyone can sing if they put their mind to it and get some professional lessons. It's one of those thing that you probably can do when you're alone taking a shower or driving in yoru car, but what about getting up on a stage and singing in front of a group (or a crowd) of people? Think you can do that?
You can, you know! Many great vocalists started out barely being able to sing a note, but they got some tuition and amazed themselves by budding into a great singer.
Learning How to Play a Musical Instrument
Playing a musical instrument is another of those skills that can be learned if you have a mind to. No one ever picked up a guitar for the first time and started playing Freebird or something. They most likely put it in their lap and strummed the strings and made an awful sound at first!
Great musicians learned how to be that way by being taught how to play their instrument, how to either read music or be able to "play by ear" by hearing a tune and copying it. Then they practised every day until they became passable, then good, then good enough to play in front of people and with other musicians. You could do that too if you really wanted to.
Anyway, that's about that for this page. I'll get more deeply into this amazing and beautiful art form in related articles as I write them and publish them here on this website (clickable links to the pages below):