Is your passion for music about feeling the music or creating it?

@puppynut (370)
New Zealand
January 1, 2012 6:47am CST
People are so different in the way they experience music. Some love to hear it and feel it and dance to it, kind of like receivers and others prefer to create it and play it and sing. Some people probably do both. Are you strongly one way or another? I prefer to create sightly more than listen and actually like the quiet a lot but a heart moving song can inspire and lift my emotions. I can't imagine listening to music all day like some of my friends do and I go through creative spurts when creating or playing it. What are you like about your music?
7 responses
@derek_a (10902)
1 Jan 12
I play piano and must say that there is nothing quite like playing your own interpretation of a piece of music. I also love to listen to some music and it can be quite moving.. Singing, I enjoy, and used to sing harmony when I worked as a musician, but I prefer to play, as I think it may sound better! Having disagreements and arguments happen in most sessions. This happens because therapist and clients need to be open and talk about what they feel. It is not that I would want anybody to see it from my point of view, but from their own - i.e. what is true for them, not me as I don't live in their life.. It's difficult to explain, but growth and personal development tends to happen not from having cosy chats, but from interacting to pursue what is true for the client. What I have shared in my post with you, is what has come up for me and I always fully acknowledge that I know how another would experience it... I see emotions and drives as energy, but if others don't then that is OK. Not everything that I say, or they would say would ring true in both our minds - we are all unique and have our own inner reality. However, I am not coming to this discussion as a therapist, but just sharing... In therapy, I mostly use questioning process, and that way a client would answer for themselves.. For instance should this topic come up I would ask... When you feel something, what is it that you are feeling? What is driving it? Could it be energy? I could say that it is energy, maybe you wouldn't agree that it's energy and that's OK. From a philosophical viewpoint I could ask myself... Is it true that a person can fall out of love? Or is it true that that person didn't love in the first place? I have heard both men and women saying that they once loved their partner and then stopped loving them. It wasn't my reality, it was theirs. Were they telling lies? Making excuses? How could I know that? And this would probably bring up a heap of other questions too.. Thank you for an interesting discussion.. _Derek
@derek_a (10902)
1 Jan 12
I am sorry, but it seems as if a large part of another discussion has gotten accidentally pasted on two discussions I have posted to you.. It must have still been on my clipboard and was posted before I realized it. I will need to post this comment on your other discussion too.. Please accept my apologies, because most of it is not going to make much sense now! _Derek
@CarlHalling (3629)
• United Kingdom
1 Jan 12
Music was... - ...one of my first loves. Classicphotie of CRH, London.
I've always felt an instinct to do both. I started learning the guitar when I was still in my mid teens, and showed a precocious gift for Hard Rock riffing. But I was very lazy, and failed to progress beyond a few simple chords. That said, I managed to write songs, or rather good ideas for songs, which I developed later. I was a very good singer; but not a good guitarist: it was hard work for me. On the other hand, I had an overwhelming passion for music; and it was this which as much as anything drove me to obsessively play guitar, sing, write songs: I craved fame as a Rock star, but it never came, and this may have been at least attributable to the fact that I was slow to grow as a guitarist and songwriter. In time though, I developed something of a playing style, hardly virtuosic, but my own, and benefiting from a very strong sense of rythym. And the songwriting matured too. My passion for music never wavered; until the advent of the internet and consequent unprecedented access to music, I was a fanatical lover of buying records; then cassettes; finally CDs. But recently, with so much music available, I find myself playing it less, although I still play a lot of music on the computer. As for songwriting, I've not done much in the last eight years, but I'd like to get back to it; and do some more recording, God willing; as I'm not as fit and strong as I once was, sad to say. http://www.youtube.com/carlhalling
@puppynut (370)
• New Zealand
1 Jan 12
I think your music is great and it will be great when you get back into it. My music has grown slowly too and I'm yet to record. I was just thinking if your driving force was to bless others with your gift rather than obtain fame you can't help but win. I know music has it's slow patches and as a songwriter I have experienced writers block. I think your music is quite fresh and well done. Most people would kill to get as far as you have so far, keep giving and opportunities will come.Thanks for your reply, kind of inspiring thanks!
@enelym001 (8333)
• Philippines
1 Jan 12
Since I don't play any musical instruments for me to create my own music. I prefer to just hear it being played and sing along with it. 'Though one of my frustration is playing guitars and other instruments. My dad bought me a guitar before but I think I really have no talent in that so I never learned After a few years he just gave the guitar to our relative.
@puppynut (370)
• New Zealand
1 Jan 12
I think that your voice is an underrated instrument and you are able to create and share and rejoice with it just like any other instrument. Learning guitar has taken me years and I don't practice enough but it is like anything practice hard enough and you will get there. I'm sure you have other great talents.
@yaso4u (502)
• India
1 Jan 12
Hi puppynut Music ! Its one of the amazing thing which can change the entire mood of a person in few minutes. I am a music lover. Most often I hear music in my free time. In other way when ever i feel down i tend to hear few inspirational songs in my collections which lifts me away from that situation. I am fun of hearing music alone. I don't know to sing or play instrument but i love singing in my heart, I sing loud when i am alone. Music is essence of life. Have a nice day my friend.
@puppynut (370)
• New Zealand
1 Jan 12
Thanks for sharing, I wish I enjoyed listening to music more as I am sure it is a good thing. Thanks
@FluxNL (503)
• Netherlands
1 Jan 12
Iam listening always and iam trying to feel the music. the message the artist/band want to bring to us, the listeners. I also create music with some friends atschool. because we are playing a musical. It is both sides for me :)
1 Jan 12
I love listening to music and envy those who can play it. I really love the breathy sound of pan pipes and recently bought a set and a book to teach myself to play them. Not getting very far as yet lol. It's much more difficult to blow into and get a sound than I imagined it would be.
• India
1 Jan 12
I am very fond of listening. I can't create music-I have no knowledge of basics of musical notes or science. But I would love to hear soulful, mellow and emotion stirring music. In fact, I have no distinctions between different kinds of music [probably because I can't distinguish ] but I love the beats & rhythm of any good music.