“Make music a part of your life, so that a part of you always stays alive”
They say that music has the power to trigger our emotions for a short period of time, and this is very much true. By saying making music a part of one’s life, it can refer to both, the person who actually makes music and the person who just listens to it. But specifically, I mean to say, learn how to play something.
Learning how to play a musical instrument may seem fun and as a result, some of you may also see it as a time waste. But give it a chance and it will show you the arduousness of it. This is the reason why most people try to pick up an instrument as an avocation and usually end up leaving it within a couple of months or less.
By learning how to play the guitar, I’ve observed the way some things work. Whenever we let our emotions turn into action, it usually ends up in a disaster.
For example, you are a student and you’ve got a test a month later. Usually, the student tends to study a lot in one night when he or she feels energized or gets a super positive vibe to do so. And it so happens that the next day, the student completely forgets about his studies, probably because his or her friends came around to chit-chat. Here, we see the student doing the work based on his or her emotions. The outcome here becomes unpredictable.
So what would an ideal student do? The student will study every day, not because of interest, but because it has been taken up as a necessity. Moreover, when it becomes a compulsion, an interest develops in it. The same applies to music.
It isn’t possible to learn a musical instrument overnight, even if you feel you can. It takes months and years together to learn it. But the result of it is quite fruitful. I started playing guitar last year, and now I’ve reached up to a point where I can sing along as I play.
Ultimately, if you learn with determination, it will teach you about the importance of patience. Patience is one of the most significant elements required to learn an instrument. This is why most of the musicians out there are really patient with the things they handle.
Speaking of another benefit. Once you’ve learned play till an intermediate level, it gives you another path for letting out your emotions.
Some people write poetry when they get a feeling.
Others draw a painting when they get a feeling.
Similarly, emotions can be depicted through music too. This has been seen on many live shows where the singers completely sing from the heart which sometimes has the power to send a shiver down our spine.
So pick up an instrument now, it may prove to be very useful one day.