Why Do you Listen to Music?
I am writing this in response to Ben BlackWell’s question in Q & A.
"Why do you listen to Music?"
Sometimes, I imagine how our world would be without Music. It would be like a garden with no flowers. Music is powerful, it makes people happy, can make people sad and actually has a healing effect. I enjoy various music.RnB, Soul, Jazz, Country but Not Rock and Heavy Metal. Must be my age. Apart from pleasure, I listen to Music for various other reasons:
1) As a Thought Shifter
If am happy, I will listen to music but if I am Sad, I use it as a Thought Shifter and it gets rid of any negative, gloominess I might have. Thought Shifters are a list of things you do when you feel down. You can make up your own.
2) Keeps me peaceful and I don't lose my marbles.
Example when driving In London If it’s peak time, I love listening to KenngG on the Sax. There is always that driver who signals to turn left, but turns right! etc. Keeps me sane.
3) To bring back a memory.
Some songs I associate with memories. Whenever I want to remember my Mum, I play the Carpenters because when I was young, she played them and I used to sing along reading the back of the Record Sleeve. In those days, we didn't have CDs.
4) Helps me clean the house.
When I listen to upbeat music with headphones I get a lot done quickly.It just motivates me.. Do you remember that Scene in the Movie Mrs Doubtfire when she/he was hoovering and dancing? That’s me when doing housework. Lol. If you haven’t seen it, watch the clip below.
How Music helps me with housework
What do you Prefer?
5) To Sleep
We have a channel in UK, that plays just classical music and I turn it on very low when I am about to sleep. It helps me drift off and ofcourse I wake up to it. Nice and gentle. It treats me better than my Alarm Clock.
6) Drowns Out noise of Neighbours
Sounds bad, but I would rather do that, than knock on their door to ask them to keep the noise down. Thankfully, it doesn't happen often.
7) Preparing to pray
I have to pray everyday, not just when I need something. When, I don't feel like praying, I find that listening to a worship song prepares my heart to do so.
8) Checking out new Songs
I listen to music to see if it’s worth me buying the song or an Artists album. The radio is perfect for this or a friends Music Playlist.
Thank you Google
I think it’s wonderful that we can listen to songs for Free on Youtube and other sites, and also watch the videos. I hope google will not start charging for it.