Learning log entry 1

How would you define music?

The Concise Oxford Dictionary definition of music is:

“the art of combining vocal or instrumental sounds (or both) to produce beauty of form, harmony and expression of emotion.”

What does music mean to me?

Stepping away from the dictionary definition, music to me is the sounds that can make me, happy, sad or joyful . Music can change the way I feel. Some days I can listen to a piece of music which puts me in a good mood for the whole day. That piece of music, whatever it is, that you need to turn up to the highest volume possible. Then you have some pieces which you find calm or relax you.

Music reminds me of special times – I definitely associate music with occasions, both happy and sad. Music is my life, many of my friends have been made through a shared love of certain bands. Music draws like minded souls together. Music has saved my life. My chronic depression is alleviated at times by music from my favourite band, or the prospects of live music – seeing a band live that I have never seen before or an old favourite.

Music is broad and transcends borders, religions, cultures and continents. You can always discover music in many and varied forms.

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