Music is an art and art is an important part of humankind and the society as a whole.
Music is a very powerful medium and bears a huge influence on an individual and to the society as a whole. People interact with music for various reasons and purposes such as, listening to music for fun, performing music for income, creating music to communicate and many others.
In all these activities, music bears great implications in the society.
To start with, music facilitates communication. Music is used to pass messages in the society regarding various issues that face human kind. It is important to note that music enhances communication in a dynamic way that goes beyond words. Music also enables sharing of meaning in the society. Music is used to solve, explain and even clarify issues.
Essentially, music promotes cultural, social, and national development and preservation in an individual and in the society as a whole. Music achieves this by inducing multiple responses at the individual level. For example, escapism music influences an individual’s mood and emotions and hence influences the course of their lives.
This site was meant to be a gateway or path which would provide detailed information about musicians and their biography, but it only existed for a short time. In the mean time, I found it hard to recollect all the necessary info about existing musicians…
However after consultations, I decided to publish some stores about upcoming musicians and celebrities and the challenges that they could be facing. There are several stories that I have published and you can access them by clicking on the links below…
Similarly, music in advertisements and films affect the physiological, cognitive and behavioral patterns of an individual thereby altering the social setting.
The music business has grown into a multi-billion dollar industry due to advances in technology leading to higher demand for music and its products. In addition to the most common importance of music, that is money, music develops and preserves the human fabric.
All in all, regardless of genre, music is crucial to human function because it defines and supports the society.
My Life Being Involved in Music
For many artists, the moment when they realize they want to pursue a career in this domain comes early in life. In my case, the same thing also happened when I was barely in grade school. My family was living in a regular working-class area of a big city and I went to an ordinary public school. In many ways, it was lacking in a range of things, from teaching equipment to the facilities. But, we had a principal who was previously a very talented musician. Naturally, the same man loved to play a range of instruments.
Because of this, he always made sure that our music classroom was equipped and well-stocked with everything our music teachers needed. Here, in these incredible places, I got my first taste of what it was like to play music. Back home, my mom and dad were always busy with work that provided us with a comfortable life.
However, I think that they thought that I would become a regular working man with a blue-collar profession, which is why they never paid too much attention to things like arts or creativity. All of that changed in my music class when a teacher named Mr. Holmes entered my life. He provided us with inspiration and guidance as he presented music as a universal form of art.
It was there that I got a chance to learn to play the guitar, but also the piano and some other instruments. With his incredible approach to teaching and sharing not only knowledge but also his passion, I really fell in love with music. Mr. Holmes’ influence stayed with me even when I finished high school and was determined to make it as a musician.
In my first year out of school, I found a job in a fast food restaurant and began seriously working on my music. I established a basic rock band and began playing and rehearsing. We all knew each other from school and Mr. Holmes’ class so we quickly found our rhythm as a band. In a couple of months, along with some serious promoting efforts, which we did ourselves, we managed to become a regular part of the rock scene in our city. At the same time, I met Judy, a girl who immediately conquered my heart. We began dating and soon started living together.
After a year of this type of lifestyle
I then realized that we were going nowhere as a band, simply stagnating as a small rock group. The same was true for my private life because I watched Judy struggle with her self-esteem. Her mother died of breast cancer a few years prior which made her easily enter sad periods. When this would happen she would binge eat, which is why she was constantly a bit overweight even though she hated it.
In that position, I turned to the person who I knew would be able to help me with my problems – Mr. Holmes. I went to see him and we talked. When I finished he simply asked me am I still completely taken by music as a form of art. When I said I was still taken by it but also desperate, he just told me to find the music and let it flow through me. There was nothing more to it, I remember him saying this as well.
Perplexed, I came back home and began to play my guitar. As I let go of all the thinking and worrying, I remembered that I clearly felt the power of music that was coming from my fingertips. Immediately, I began to make up lyrics and play even more. At the end of that day after my fingertips were almost bleeding, I had two full songs written.
I quickly gathered the band and showed them the songs
They loved them and we immediately began working on more, until we had a whole album written down. We then took all of the money we made through our previous activities and went to record this album as fast as possible. When we completed it, it sounded incredible, like one of those rough diamonds which great rock bands had at the beginning of their careers. I began promoting the album to label executives as hard as I could which landed us a record deal. There and then, I knew we could make it big.
Today, ten years later, we are a big rock band that tours all over the world. Judy is my wife and the mother of our two kids who became happy and content after a commitment to psychological counselling which we could afford at that point. The counseling, along with this fabulous weight-reduction plan she discovered allowed her to deal with her problems. Now, I can say that all of my perfect life came about through music. I am still incredibly grateful for that opportunity to let this form of art flow through me.