Music and My Terrible Singing Voice

Right, so @samerjaber777 has challenged me to write a blog post about the topic of Music today, so here goes.

Music is an essential part of my life, but as many of my friends will tell you, I have no musical ability at all. Children have been known to cry when I sing, and my music teacher seemed to be relieved when I chose to stop playing the only instrument I’ve tried to play – the oboe.

But music is an important part of my life. Music is what turns a gathering of friends into an all night party, it’s what connects you to the strangers around you in a club or a gig and it’s an outlet for the emotions that you have that you could never tell people. It’s no surprise that most music is written about love

My music taste is wildly varied. Before I started writing this post I flicked through the songs on my iPod and found Dance hits from the 90’s, 80’s rock hits today’s pop music and eve a few classical pieces. That’s the beauty of music. There’s a track or genre that can reflect any emotion you feel and any frame of mind or environment which you find yourself in.

I would say that most of my music is connected to a particular memory I have. I downloaded The E.N.D by the Black Eyed Peas after watching them perform fantastically at the O2 in 2009. There’s an Irish folk tune on my iPod which reminds me of a holiday in Devon, strangely and there’s a Vengaboys hit (I use the term loosely) which reminds me of those primary school discos!

If there’s one thing I can say about music taste it’s this – don’t let other people dictate what you should like. Music isn’t about the most popular star performing the song, and it shouldn’t be about what’s supposedly cool. Learn to love all types of music, and define your own taste. Even if it is heavy metal or screamo.

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