Music is an immense part of everyone’s life, whether they realize it or not. I don’t think you have to be in a band or know how to play an instrument to be able to connect to music. People listen to music every day. I listen to the radio on my drive to school; I listen to my iPod while I’m waiting on class to start. I listen to Pandora when I’m getting ready to go out of even while I’m doing homework. Music can help you pass time, keep you entertained, or help you through hard times.
Everybody has that one song that reminds them of their ex, whether they want to admit it or not. It either makes you sad when you hear it, or it makes you want to hit something when you hear it. Either way, music has a powerful influence on people’s emotions. The music I listen to while I’m getting dressed and doing my hair and makeup in the morning sets my mood for the rest of the day. When I’m having a bad day and I’m upset about something, I listen to sad music even though it doesn’t help my mood. I want to wallow in my own self-pity when I’m feeling that way.
It’s ironic that we’re writing about music on the weekend of the Grammys, which is what I was watching as I wrote this post. Music is a huge part of our culture. No matter what genre you prefer, there’s something out there for you. Plus, you can find music anywhere. There’s music in everything. You can find a beat in people typing on a keyboard or in the rain when it hits the roof. Windchimes and birds singing are some of the most soothing sounds I can imagine, and they’re made without instruments. Almost anything can be considered music.