“Music isn’t just learning notes and playing them, You learn notes to play to the music of your soul.” ~ Katie Greenwood
I used to sing in a choir many many years ago and I loved it. I still have some of the sheet music. A few years ago I engaged on a quest to take up singing again. It is a personal goal. I wanted to be able to bring out the expression of life instead of letting life “express” itself upon me. In doing so, I’ve discovered so much more than just how to sing.
If you think of most popular songs, they follow a pattern. They typically have a verse, a chorus, then another verse, the same chorus, then something called a middle 8 (which has a different melody and has more intensity), then the chorus and an ending.
If you use this pattern and look at your life changing events, it is the same pattern. You have an experience, and then you review it. You have what seems to be the same experience, and you review it again. Now this can go on and on and on ….. Eventually you get to the middle 8. Where you are now annoyed enough about why this keeps on happening, and so you change your experience a little or a lot. Your emotions are heightened. The intensity is higher. And now you finally reach a realization, the climax in the song. And the ending is now softer, since you’ve acquired a new viewpoint.
As I learn to express myself in song, I’ve come across many thoughts that hinder my progress. I tighten up, I’m afraid to let loose. These are all reflections on what I do in life in certain circumstances. I believe that no matter what you choose to do in life, the same lessons are available if you pay attention.