Acting emotions when listening?

@Oktavist (396)
Romania
August 23, 2012 2:10pm CST
Has it happen to you to listen a very very good piece of music and found yourself acting it?Like..when it's sad and slow,does it make you a little bit sad,emotional?Or,if it's very powerful,does it make you feel that strong,that you increase the pace,or start moving? I found that if I'm listening to motivational music,I just can't stop,it keeps me determined,no matter what the situation. What about you,do you act out the music you're listening?
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@echoforever (5192)
• United States
23 Aug 12
Yes this is how music effects us! I get this way a lot if I am feeling say melancholy and I have a song that is increasing those feelings.. I will probably need to turn it off before I feel worse. This is a sad thing about it but it can also help you. But since I've started listening to positive lyrics in my music only, I don't have the above problem any more. Now when I listen to music it either helps me feel better or does nothing for me emotion wise. We need to be careful about this but it is the attribute of music to inspire us in these feelings.
@Oktavist (396)
• Romania
23 Aug 12
I find it interesting that not only the music,the rhythm makes you behave in a specific way,but the lyrics.If you ca understand some of the lyrics(of course,if they are meant to be understood) you can reach the maximum potential of a song.
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• United States
24 Aug 12
Yes I would agree with this. When you want the full effect of the song you need all of the elements. Even if the lyrics are growly that is an element too because it adds a sound to the music that makes the "atmosphere"! I love growly vocal music sometimes...
@riyauro (6428)
• India
23 Aug 12
yes of course, i feel I am high and flying in the air like a bird and feel light when I listen to music and no matter how heavy my heart is, it all goes light and I think positive. thanks for sharing and have a wonderful day ahead.
@Oktavist (396)
• Romania
23 Aug 12
Thanks for your sharing.It's wonderful that you can find people that experience the same things that you do.
@alberello (4755)
• Italy
23 Aug 12
Well I must say that the old days are gone, or when listening to a beautiful song by radio, you had to have to go to the record store to buy a CD single of 'artist. Today everything is different. I still I still have several CDs bought in the 90's. I said today when I want to listen to a song interesting to me, I can do that easily on Youtube (which I think everyone know. Therefore are not required presentations!). To connect to your subject, even when I listen to a song, which at that time I want to hear, I want it all at once, without interruption. Sometimes, perhaps even with the phone, again via Youtube, I can hear it even twice.
@Oktavist (396)
• Romania
24 Aug 12
Exactly!Now you can get music without having to wait in line for someone to sell you an album or a CD.And the disappointing fact was if you bought a CD,chances are the only song that you'd like was just the one that made you buy the entire collection.Rest of them were not as good. Like you,I like to listen to music without any interruption.Sometimes I hear a song many many times.But I'm careful not to overdo it,because that would make me not liking the song as much as in the beginning.
@mythociate (15963)
• Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
8 Nov 12
Sort of. It usually happens when I'm hearing a song that describes 'someone in a hopeless situation' (not 'someone who's just getting by without what-they-want,' but 'someone who cannot serve a purpose in this life unless the need the hopelessly hope-for is filled'). And usually it's not so much "acting the song out" as it is 'a feeling in my heart' (i.e. a slight shortness-of-breath ). The last song I can remember doing that is Garth Brooks' "Standing Outside the Fire," partly because of the song's meaning but mostly because of the song's video ("Search the Web" for it!)---the video's about a physically-retarded boy who wants to run track so bad--even after his parents 'give up on him' trying to train him--that he runs the race even though he can't run more than 10 steps without falling. (There was a little 'lump in my throat' even as I wrote that! )
@Juliyan23 (600)
• Indonesia
25 Aug 12
yes.. Especially when I see a music video. The one which always makes me cry is MV from Christina Aguilera titled HURT : I couldn't stand seeing such that sad MV. I sang along the song - then suddenly in a certain part I cried. It reminds me on how hard my dad struggling to get a better life for my family. I cried :)
@natliegleb (5184)
• India
24 Aug 12
i always use emoticons since they underline the meaning in a simple face expression and its quite easier to use.when i listen to music i always try to use it to make calm and also relaxed
@djalex14 (195)
• Canada
24 Aug 12
Yes when I broke up my girlfriend I was listen sad music or rap...every kind of music what i listen is in touch with my emotions.I think most people are listening music that way.
@joliefille (3696)
• Philippines
24 Aug 12
Yes, music has that kind of effect. It affects our mood immensely. That's why when I want to drown out the noise from the living room when my family is watching tv, I would listen to classical music on my headphones. Sometimes this gets me to meditative mode and sometimes just sleepiness mode.
• Indonesia
24 Aug 12
yes, definitely. the music itself will influence me. and the lyrics supports. especially if you're in a certain emotional condition, the music can strenghten the feeling. so, if you're sad, better avoid melancholy song :)
@bjc66bjc (6745)
• United States
24 Aug 12
lol, have to say that has happened to me...but only with the upbeat music,,,I use to have music on high when I am cleaning my house it seemed to give me strength... But music has never given me a sad feeling, never..I have heard many slow songs but never recall a song that is sad...
@freedang (320)
• China
24 Aug 12
I am frequently effected buy music,especially when I listen to some music whose subject is missing home,just because I am far away from my familys.and if I were thinking my GF and listen some sad music,I could not help myself to tear down.but sometimes if i were upset,i would listen to some inspiring music,just like "you raise me us" etc.and it really work.
• United States
23 Aug 12
Music effects me greatly also. I connect with melodies, voices and beats. I especially love trance and soundscape music because it makes me feel like I'm rising to another plane of consciousness. When a song is bad or contains instruments or sound effects I do not like, it can be very hurtful and I cannot listen. It really puts me in a bad mood lol But in general, I suppose that's why I work in the music industry. It is a necessary part of my life beyond just listening. I could not be happy with it any other way.