Many people have said to me they can’t sing, or that they have no musical ability. The reality is that they simply have had limited exposure to music, particularly at a very young age. What we think of as being a genius is more likely a combination of some natural ability, passion, early exposure, extensive practice, and laser-like dedication.
Those same people who say that they are “not musical” often love listening to music and are deeply affected by it. That’s because music is a direct line to our emotions. Everyone from retailers to advertising executives to the person organizing the high school graduation knows this. Music can scare you, soothe you, make you cry, or make you feel better. Music affects everyone!
Music is unique in that it is both a discipline and an immediate gateway to human emotions. Children who participate regularly in music not only hone their abilities to focus, think, analyze, organize, and work with others, they also begin to understand and master their own emotional lives.
MUSIC QUOTE FOR THE DAY:
“Music produces a kind of pleasure which human nature cannot do without.” - Confucious