Music As a Language

 

Have you ever wondered why it is that people seem to connect with one another when singing a song? Some studies have suggested that a good way to connect a group of random strangers is to place the…

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Music As a Language

Have you ever wondered why it is that people seem to connect with one another when singing a song? Some studies have suggested that a good way to connect a group of random strangers is to place them in a room together and have them all start singing the same song at the top of their lungs. I know for me music has a way of moving me and connecting me with others in ways that I can hardly put into words. I have always felt a powerful connection with music, and through that I have felt a connection with others, sometimes complete strangers. There is this country bar by my school that my friends and I always go to on the weekends and I have noticed the connection people make when certain songs are played. I have noticed people start talking to people they do not know and singing at the top of their lungs with this random stranger and both of them have a big smile on their face and you can just tell the connection the two are making. I’m sure most of you have had an experience where a song comes on and you and some random stranger or someone you hardly know, put your arms around each other and start singing to it. I know I have had this experience a number of times. One of the more memorable experiences was at a Zac Brown Band concert about a year in a half ago. They played their song “As She’s Walking Away” and one of the people I was there with instantly felt something similar that I did and he and I had a great sing along to that song and bonded over that connection. The beauty about music is that some people connect with the lyrics more, while others connect with the music side more. After talking to a good friend of mine, James and I found that just because he connects with the actual music side of things more while I connect more with lyrics first doesn’t mean the two of us connect to the song and with each other in any less kind of fashion. The beauty about music is that two or more people can connect to a song in different ways and still feel the same connection towards each other. I know the majority of us out there have certain memories to a particular song and whenever that song is played it takes you right back to that moment in time, whether it is  a happy moment or more of a sad moment. It allows you to relive that experience and that connection you had with someone in a sub -conscious way. Here is an interesting article on musical memories and dementia: http://musicandmemory.org/about/brain-music-connection

Keep on listening to music that feeds your soul and remember the strong connection it makes with other people. The next time you feel alone, happy, or disconnected from the world, whether you’re in your home, out at a bar or just taking a walk, just remember that music can save the soul and all you have to do is start singing.

Music Creates Connection

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This blog will be about the connection that music brings to people, especially in ways that people do not fully realize anymore. In today’s world,society has become overtaken with technology and people are slowly losing the ability to interact with each other face-to-face. This musical connection blog will be about how music can be bring back this human connection to one another. Music is something that has always been felt and shared, from religion, to different cultures, music has been around throughout history and has been there to help tell the stories of others. It has a way of connecting each other through similar and different reasons that brings out an emotional connection that is not felt as much in today’s world. I am a college senior and have been observing the lack of face-to-face interaction around campus for awhile now. One thing I have come to notice is that most college students have their headphones in while walking to class and most are listening to music. This is where the idea came to me for this blog. This will be a blog where I will talk with people and other students to get their feelings on music and how they think it can connect them to others without needing a small bright screen in their face. People can comment and interact on this blog about their feeling with music and how it brought them closer with other people in hopes of them realizing that music is a great way to bring back that face-to-face interaction/connection that this world is slowly losing. I will be suggesting songs  of the day, discussing people’s different experiences (including my own) with music and concerts and how they feel about music bringing back face-to-face interaction to this technologically driven world. Music is one of the most powerful entities in this world that expresses and articulates feelings and emotions that humans cannot express with words alone. Music teaches us how to feel and with that, it teaches us how to connect with others. As the legendary Dave Grohl once said” You can sing a song to 80,000 people and have them sing it back to you for 80,000 different reasons”.