Believe it or not, music can be a hobby, from listening to them playing an instrument or singing. But it is the simplest hobby out there; if you are only listening to it, you just have to sit back, relax, and it on your favorite artist and listen to them.
Listening to Music as a hobby can be as simple as that, but you can also take it a step further by analyzing said lyrics or music videos, which can lead to a future career path as a music critic. Playing an instrument can also be a great add-on to your college resume and make you a more viable option to be chosen as one of the few students in a high-ranking college.
Music is a good stress reliever.
The key to happiness lies in the balance between stress and relaxation, which applies to the body and soul. Studies have shown that hobbies bring about this ideal balance in someone’s life. It doesn’t matter if these hobbies are creative, physically demanding, or intellectually challenging: the essential elements of hobbies are that they should be fun. What can make the hobby even more satisfying? For once, doing something that you like or always wanted to do is a must, and for me, music is at the top of the list when it comes to making free time meaningful and satisfying.
Brain researchers, neurologists, psychologists, and other scientists are becoming increasingly interested in the musical phenomenon and how music can affect our mood and boost our serotonin levels. Studies have shown a lot about the positive influence of music, not only party music or metal riffs, but also more melancholic songs. Personally, my favorite genre of music is old and depressing songs. Studies show that balancing your hobbies and practicing your passion can alleviate or even cure specific ailments and diseases.
It’s no surprise that music therapy is becoming a more common field of study in universities. So, run yourself a hot bath, light up your favorite candle, pour yourself a glass of wine, and put on your favorite album of the moment and relax because you deserve it. Even though I sound like a screeching car, I still sing along with my favorite artists.
It helps us express our inner and unspoken feelings.
Getting your emotion across is not difficult for some, but it is nearly impossible for many without the proper tools. An instrument or voice is a good way to evoke what is bothering us, torturing us, making us excited, etc. Sometimes a melody can be even more evocative or compelling than using words.
Let’s talk Eddy de Pretto, for example. He is my favorite French singer. He always said that Music was the easiest way for him to express his inner feelings and talk about everything from drug use to white privilege his queerness. Sometimes one note at the right time is enough to evoke an emotion and everyone connects. In this way, the instrument can be the perfect “emotional mediator” between the artist and the audience.
After the Manchester attack, which took place after Ariana Grande’s concert, she put up a show where a group of singers came together to commemorate the life of the people that died on that day. It was a way for her and her fans to process what happened and was a way to show how Music was a way for us to express ourselves. More intensely than in literature, for example, musicians use their own personal thoughts in their songs. The meaning of the lyrics can be emphasized by a particular phrasing, rhythm, intensity, or scale. A melody can draw the listener into a deeper story than just what the text states.
It allows us to grieve.
More intensely than in literature, for example, musicians use their own personal thoughts in their songs. The meaning of the lyrics can be emphasized by a particular phrasing, rhythm, intensity, or scale. A melody can draw the listener into a deeper story than just what the text states. Lyrics or recordings preserve a composition for eternity and ensure that the state of a particular moment can always be recovered, both for the performer and the audience.
One of my favorite singer, Adele’s latest album 30, is a nod to this and how one deal with grief, and she said in interviews that this album was a way for her to climb back the hill and get over her recent or not so recent divorce. Do yourself a favor and stream it on Spotify now.
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