posted on Nov, 9 2021 @ 01:21 PM
a reply to: JamesChessman
I have played professionally and moved from band to band all my life. I also write my own songs and have had my (solo) creations played on Australian
radio (I have never charted with anything, LOL). I have worked with some top-10 international artists, but that was years ago. I mostly taught
My wife is an Opera singer and music teacher, and all my children can sing, play, and compose on multiple instruments. Both my parents also could play
piano (we had an old upright in the lounge room), and I have fond memories of my mum playing Fur Elise or some other similar piece and of me being
totally transfixed. My youngest brother plays classical guitar and went to the Conservatorium of Music, where he had all sorts of famous teachers. My
other brother played entirely by ear and used to copy whatever he heard on the piano and he was surprisingly good.
What I have noted is that nearly everyone who 'feels' music, has musical talent of varying degrees. There are people who don't seem to get swept-up in
music, though. They hear it, and like it, but they are more the ones who follow the fashions and use it as part of feeling a part of some trend or
social grouping. The music itself just doesn't seem to 'transport' them.
The thing is with music, that if you do it a lot, it becomes something that happens, without thought or effort. It just flows out and you still get
caught-up in the sound, but this time, you are the one doing it. There's no feeling like it. It is like an altered state of reality, and to see others
getting into the music as well, just makes it that much better.
I think that everyone should learn music, and dance, and art, and all sorts of expressions of our humanness. If they don't choose to carry it on,
that's OK, but these things are like languages that we all innately understand and everyone should have the opportunity with them.