When I was a kid, I played the piano a year, then switched to violin, then played that from fifth grade through the end of my eighth grade year of school. I wanted so bad to continue playing both instruments, but did not come from "$$$" , so I had to give them both up. This truly broke my heart.
Now, the only musical instrument I have left that NO one can take away from me is my VOICE...and I intend to use it well as long as I have it....one way or another. :chuckle
What musical instrument did you play, want to play but couldn't, and might still play today? Do you teach music lessons? Voice lessons? Why do you love music so much?
If you've never played a musical instrument, but have always wanted to, then why don't you do it now? :kiss
Jul 29, '02
Reflecting on what music means to our souls is so healing, isn't it?
I miss my instruments. The violin I had was a loaner from the elementary schools I attended which was not an option once a student graduated eighth grade and entered high school. Since my brother and I both played an instrument in elementary school, and he was the only boy in the family, guess who got to purchase their instrument for high school, and guess who didn't?
You guessed right! My brother got his trumpet, and I got...nilch! He played trumpet pretty good, but didn't get as serious about it as I would have playing violin.
I enjoyed playing violin because it was an instrument I could carry around wherever I went, find a place of solitude, get comfortable, and play for myself...didn't really care if anyone else enjoyed listening or not.
I think every child should be given the opportunity to play musical instruments beginning at a very early age. Music is an excellent way of destressing after a really puky day.
Today...I love to listen to instrumental music WITHOUT WORDS...Ahhhh...so soothing to listen to. I listen to Bach, Mozart, Beethoven, many different jazz styles by different jazz artists; Vocal CD's by Charlotte Church. Anything musically soothing........I'm hooked! It's great to play this type of music when I read my books. I curl up on the sofa with a good book, wrap my very cozy Indian blanket around me, sometimes make myself some hot herb tea or hot chocolate, and enjoy the pleasure of the moment. Easier to do now that my children are adults. It required a lot more planning when they were small, but very doable.....and very necessary to keep my nerves calm all day. :chuckle
How does music affect your life?
Last edit by live4today on Jul 29, '02