Why Music is Important.

This is my personal explanation of why music is important to me, and why it could be to you.

I have never really gotten into musical instruments for my entire life. In grade 5 we needed to go out and buy a recorder to play during ‘music’ class. I sucked, no one can make a $10 recorder sound good. Plus it was unusual to make a kid go out and buy an instrument for exclusively school purposes. Then in grade 6 I got a guitar and hated it. Not because I didn’t want to play guitar, I did. I have always had small soft hands and the strings absolutely shredded my fingers and it was too big to play comfortably, so good bye guitar. In grade 7 and 8 I played the saxophone, now that was neat. It was an alto so it wasn’t too big, however incredibly impractical for an everyday instrument.

I thought about why music is important. SO, finally a year ago I decided I would try once again. This time I bought a ukulele. It was somewhat inexpensive and I think it is straight up ugly but it sounds really good for the price. The only problem is staying tuned, which once I bought a tuner is a simple fix. I am absolutely awful at playing it, but I love it. The size is perfect, the sound matches my personality and the fact that it only has 4 strings is a life saver. It has taken me so many years to finally find an instrument I enjoy, and I would recommend to anyone that you try and find one for you. It can be very simple and cheap, but finding a creative release is priceless.

Finally a year ago I decided I would try once again. This time I bought a ukulele. It was somewhat inexpensive and I think it is straight up ugly but it sounds really good for the price. The only problem is staying tuned, which once I bought a tuner is a simple fix. I am absolutely awful at playing it, but I love it. The size is perfect, the sound matches my personality and the fact that it only has 4 strings is a life saver. It has taken me so many years to finally find an instrument I enjoy, and I would recommend to anyone that you try and find one for you. It can be very simple and cheap, but finding a creative release is priceless.

What you can do:

You don’t even need an instrument to create music. You can sing. I sound awful, let me tell you. But, I enjoy it. If not signing then listening. The benefits of music that I gain are an increase in creativity when listening and an increase in memorization. Also, music is a great, and free mood booster. I am instantly in a better mood upon listening. Playing the radio in the morning wakes me right up.

If you can, I would suggest finding an instrument, but if not, finding music elsewhere. Because this is why music is important.