Music for Life

Music, according to the Concise Oxford Dictionary, is the art of combining vocal or instrumental sounds (or both) to produce beauty of form, harmony, and expression of emotion. In my own definition, it is something you can listen to in times of happiness, sadness/difficulties and whatsoever feeling that conquers yourself. It is amazing in a way that it has the ability to change your mood, whether you are sad, happy, depressed, excited or whatsoever.

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Any person — a child, teenager or adult can sing if he/she would really try to. I have not heard of a singing baby, but if there is, that baby must be really talented.

Music is like a multi-purpose thing. You can sing music, you can dance with music, you can work while listening to music, you can eat with music (just like those in restaurants), or you can do other things with music! It is the passion that makes you like and listen to music. An audiophile is a person who loves music. Just like me! I am actually listening to a relaxing instrumental music on Youtube at this very moment, while writing what you are reading now.

I am a shy person, I admit. Although I step-by-step overcome my being of an introvert girl, I am still shy. This is the main reason why I used to sing and dance in my room privately. I do not know if I really have singing and dancing skills. But according to my parents and a friend who have heard of me singing, they said it is a talent. When I was in pre-school, my classmates including me used to have dance numbers during school events, which is why my teachers told me that I am a good dancer. Nowadays, I do not dance a lot anymore because no one invites me to school events to dance. I get to focus more on singing. When I reached thirtheen, I had more interest in singing so I tried to learn the proper breathing and how to sing better and I do not have an idea why. This made me love music. Doing this by myself, my not-so good singing skills somehow got a little better. But despite of it, I am still that type of person who would really rather sing in the shower than sing in front of two or three unfamiliar people.

I often listen to love songs. As of now, my favorite songs are Starting Over Again (version of Toni Gonzaga), Be My Lady (version of Jason Dy), Very Special Love (version of Sarah Geronimo) and 7 Minutes (by Darren Espanto). These are songs you can listen to/sing whenever you are heartbroken or inlove. Aside from the soothing melodies of these, the artists have very nice voices that would attract you more to these songs.

What is your dream relevant to music? To be a dancer, singer or whatsoever…You can achieve if you believe in yourself and what you can do to bring your skills to a higher and better level! If you want to be a singer or a dancer, but you are not good at any of the two, practice now, start praying for it, have more interest and determination, believe in yourself without getting proud or showing much pride, and most importantly, do not lose hope.

Just some tips. It is not always that you need to practice the exact dance steps of a particular song. You can actually dance freely with no certain dance steps. Just be yourself, feel yourself, invent your own dance steps, ’til one day, without noticing, you already are a good dancer. And if singer is what you like to be, you can begin with notes you can reach. You can sing and sing it a lot until your voice gets accustomed to singing. That is the time you can upgrade to a new level — which means you can try singing a bit higher notes. You know, we have different types of voices. You cannot always immitate the voice of your idol because it would be hard plus it does not sound natural and will not sound that good. So just find your voice and try making versions of your own.

“I would like to think that the singer is the butterfly and the drummer was just the little grub in the ground, working to become a catterpillar.” -Robert Wyatt

“I’m a musician at heart, I know I’m not really a singer. I couldn’t compete with real singers. But I sing because the public buys it.” -Nat King Cole

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