Can playing music really uplift your spirit?

Discussion in 'I Have a Question...' started by KittyGirl, Mar 28, 2010.

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Do you dabble in music?

  1. no... I've tried; but don't have a knack for it :(

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  2. Never tried, and don't really care. -__-

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  3. Yes! Infact, I happen to be a musician! :D

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  4. It's a hobby, really! ^__^

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  1. KittyGirl

    KittyGirl Well-Known Member

    What does everyone think?
    Are there any *happy* musicians here? T__T

    I feel like for the most part; playing music just channels my sadness... but music is meant to hold all sorts of different emotions, right?
    I used to feel quite content while playing my flute or ocarina. The sound is just too light and airy and fun to be sad while playing it-- but somehow, I can't even feel anything from them anymore.

    Do you play any instruments? Are you classically trained?

    I am classically trained in Flute and Piano(in school. I never took private lessons). I taught myself to play the ocarina- my dad taught me to play classical guitar- and I also play Tenor Sax, Trombone, Oboe and Piccolo. < I was a bit of a band geek from grades 5-8. I didn't join band in highschool because conceptual art took up too much of my time... and music theatre kinda covered my musical side. > The only instruments I own though... are: flute, ocarina, nylon string guitar, electric guitar, keytar (lol) and keyboard. I used to own a tenor sax, but my younger brother ended up selling it so that he could afford karate lessons.

    note to the wise: when you move away from home-- take everything of value with you!!!!! XD
     
  2. legat0

    legat0 Active Member

    That's an impressive list of musical instruments you know! I'm actually quite jealous.

    Growing up, I only learned how to play the piano and that's it. Although I'm not that good, I do feel at peace whenever I have enough time to play.
     
  3. KittyGirl

    KittyGirl Well-Known Member

    Ah; my family is very musical.
    I was forced to play the guitar as a small child and had 'family lessons' every day. If my family had stayed together, I know that I would've really hated to play music, since it was something that I was forced to do... but I started playing on my own after my parents separated and took music all through elementary school.

    I wouldn't say I'm anywhere near being a professional for any of my instruments- I just play for something to do XD
    I practice very hard to be good at music though-- it's not as if I was a 'prodigy' or anything silly like that ><
    It's important for younger kids to get into music, I think. It's much easier to learn when you're small... once you grow up- your brain is too crammed full of useless things for you to store lessons the same way. lol

    I do encourage everyone who is perhaps... not the happiest camper- to give music a try though.
     
  4. alison

    alison Well-Known Member

    I'm very much NOT a musician, I come from a family of engineer nerds lol... but I do play a bit of piano. Lately I've been playing some of my old classical sheet music from high school and its quite soothing, I like it a lot. Also, we have a book of billy joel songs, so I like to play and sing along (obviuosly not in front of anyone, haha), but it also lifts my spirits.

    At least for me, I think it serves as a distraction that is not destructive (my other distractions are SI, binging/purging, drinking etc lol).
     
  5. Rosenrot

    Rosenrot Forum Buddy

    I find music generally amplifiies my current mood..

    If I'm really sad and play music, I could get even more sad... as is to being happy. Then again I guess that just goes with being bipolar.
     
  6. xan

    xan Chat Buddy

    I've never had any lessons, play a bit of guitar and have messed about with the piano a bit, although the guitar I have right now is so battered i need a new one to get the motivation to play some more. I usually use music as a way to distract me from how I feel and try to play things that are fun to play and sound cool, so yeah can cheer you up I think..
     
  7. plates

    plates Well-Known Member

    maybe my spirit is made of music, i can't do without it :smile:
    i don't play an instrument, i just live.
     
  8. morning rush

    morning rush Well-Known Member

    music can uplift me but it can also make me depressed. I remember when I bought evanescence's second cd and started to listen to it over and over and I started to get really down so I had to stop...

    but normally the songs I listen to cheer me up...I love singing and well some songs I sing well and others I dont...dont want to be a singer though...dont think I could handle the pressure with my anxiety and social phobia...
     
  9. simon

    simon Antiquitie's Friend

    i have certain songs on my computer that just by putting them on makes me feel a load better
    like beach boys - kokomo and ELO mr blue sky.
     
  10. Tomas

    Tomas Well-Known Member

    I write music in several styles and it never made me feel better. I'm not sure how a sad person could make happy music.
     
  11. Bambi

    Bambi Well-Known Member

    Music really effects my emotional state and wish I knew how to play something but instead I play iTunes.
     
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