The art or skill of music is fascinating. Its impact on the human heart is palpable, regardless of one’s background. The power of music escapes many, yet it’s more than just a tool for entertainment—it has the power to set people free. It can help us discover ourselves or heal us. For some, it’s a passion. For others, it’s more intellectual, an art form that helps them gain perspective and self-reflection. Still, others turn to music as their main identity or purpose. The beauty of music offers immense, and it’s more accessible than most people think. While not everyone has the ability to become a musician, everyone has the ability to appreciate music.
As composers, it’s easy to get so wrapped up in the music that we write that we forget about the music itself. We forget what it means to have people who are able to comprehend and relate to that music. Especially when it comes to learning music, if you don’t learn it from someone who can communicate it effectively, you’re going to have a hard time actually understanding it, let alone being able to express yourself through it.
When it comes to music, it’s easy to find inspiration. Whether it’s jazz or blues musicians, country or rock, melody, harmony, or rhythm, most of these genres have an endless supply of songs for inspiration. But, it’s rare to find someone who can go from inspiration to melodiousness in just a matter of seconds. It’s not easy, but it’s possible to learn how to access that innate musical talent inside you.
Most of us listen to music to relax, get away from our stressful lives, or help stimulate us. Music can spark your emotions, get you energized, or help you fall asleep. However, music can also be addictive. Research confirms that more than 40 million Americans have an unhealthy relationship with music. This addiction can lead to overeating, obsessive music listening, and physical problems.
When you pour your heart and soul into making music, you expect it to be your full-time career. However, spending too much time in front of the computer and keyboard can burn you out. You need breaks!
Have your goals
Have you ever been so wrapped up performing and practicing your instrument that you lost yourself in the process? Have you ever thought about giving up your instrument because you can’t find the time to practice, you get frustrated, or you feel that your music isn’t as good as it used to be? While you may have the urge to quit, it’s important to hold on to your passion and your goals.
Achieving success as a musician can sometimes feel like an uphill battle. You’ve experienced rejection, maybe missed out on opportunities, and temporarily or permanently fallen out of love with your instrument. But life is about overcoming obstacles and making your instrument and yourself the best version of themselves. And step one is figuring out which goals you want to achieve and maintaining your passion for music.
No one is born with a passion for performing music. It is something that you develop as time goes by. When you started learning how to play musical instruments, you probably had a natural desire to perform music. As years go by, the passion and zeal for performing music fade. Many people lose interest in performing music, mainly because they lack the will and motivation to continue their music passion. This article will help you to maintain your love for performing music.