Magazine topic: 
Music

The power of music

by : 
HannahG

Have you ever imagined the world without music? Imagine the world without one musical instrument, one song to sing along to, or one tune to whistle. Imagine a world without dancing. It would be a very quiet and suppressed place to be!

There is a type of music for every emotion and individual taste. There is a song you can relate to if you are excited and ready to party. There is a song for when you are upset over a broken heart. There is a song that reflects the feeling of being in love and a song for when you feel angry and alone. I can guarantee there is at least one song in the world that is special to you. I like the fact that music appeals to everyone, you do not have to be a talented musician to enjoy it. You do not even need to listen to music playing; you can remember a song in your head as if it is playing out loud.

Recently I have been enjoying Spanish flamenco music. I may not fully understand all of the lyrics, but it is not necessary. I am moved by the sheer emotion and passion of the vocals accompanied by the Spanish guitar. Spanish flamenco music is full of expression; it makes me wonder that if there were no music at all, then surely, we must all explode.

I have also been taking flamenco dance classes, and I have come to realise just how important the music is. Although we learn new steps, we spend a lot of time listening carefully to the music, paying attention to the rhythm. You really do have to 'feel' the music so that you can, through dance, become a part of it. As well as the singers and guitarists, the flamenco dancers become an instrument through their hands and feet; tapping their heels and clapping their hands. Altogether this creates a compelling sound. To me, flamenco music is an example which defines how powerful music can be. It is something personal that can also be shared. Music is an experience, and I definitely do not want to imagine a world without it.

Discussion

What is your favourite kind of music? Is there a song that is special to you?

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gruzdevajulia 17 September, 2021 - 07:41

I find strength in music. A strength that cannot be compared to anything. As far back as I can remember, I have always listened, sang, danced. Even when I watch movies, I'm always looking for soundtracks. Because I like listening to music, imagine yourself as the hero of a movie or TV series. The song I love with all my heart is All i want - Kodaline. Every time I listen to it, I plunge into an incredible state of happiness, sadness, love, eternity ... I can listen to it at any moment of my life.

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paradise_2006 11 September, 2020 - 16:17

I can't imagine my life without music. I always listen to music to relax my mind. I'm a huge Kpop lover, And my favorite band is BTS. Any ARMYs???

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