What goes through your mind when you're listening to music?
January 15, 2010 2:13am CST
My imagination tends to kick in during this period. I fantasize about being the main character in the song and how I am in somebody else's shoes. I also learn to see the world differently because I am able to perceive things beyond what's only visible to the eye. How bout you guy? What impact does music have on you?
16 Jan 10
well that depends. if i listen to dj music, i'll fantasize i'm dancing on the stage or with my friends. especially the songs from the tv show, So You Think You Can Dance. i'll imagine i can dance like they do. and when i'm fantasizing, then i become excited. this will affect my life, coz sometimes i prefer to live in my fantasy world than facing the truth. lol. it's my way to escape from real life. but i can't always escapse, then i'll listen to gentle music. it can calm me down and make me feel peaceful. and when i'm angry, i like to listen to rock music. in the real world i have to hold my anger. but i can shout in my fantasy world and let the hard feelings go.
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16 Jan 10
Music used to be huge to me. I had over three thousand songs. I would listen to them all the time and search for more every day. When I listened to it I would think up stories or impossible situations in my own life and things like that. Now... I don't listen to music so much. I lost all my files a while ago and I..just haven't felt like getting them back. I didn't listen very often. I do sometimes when I'm up late, but otherwise.. hardly ever. And when I do listen I usually just think of the words and clear my head.
17 Jan 10
Hello, Before I started taking music lessons I always did what you did, imagining myself to be the main character and his words as expressing my own feelings. I used to grasp both the music and the lyrics. But when I took music course, I found that my focus automatically changed from the lyrics to the music of a song. Now, I listen to so many things, but I am quite surprised to find that I often can't remember the lyrics properly, but I continue remembering the music. Even if it feels good, I am giving less priority to lyrics or themes of a song, subconsciously. Thanks for starting such an interesting discussion Take care