Music Can Help

Roy - Western Springs, Illinois
Entered on September 28, 2008
Age Group: Under 18
Themes: creativity
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I believe that music can help anyone. It is a universal language. Everyone can understand it. Everybody can relate and interpret it in there own way. I personally love music, and think everyone can enjoy it.

Music is a pick-me-up. Although music may not solve my problems when I’m feeling down, it can temporarily make me feel good, and put me in a better mind-set. When I was in second grade, my parents got divorced. Shortly after that on Christmas, Santa brought a guitar to my dad’s house, and a drum set to my moms. Although I wasn’t too terribly upset over the divorce, seeing as I was only 8 years old, the music still helped me out. If I was ever feeling sad or lonely, I had something enjoyable I was able to do.

Music is also great for background sound while you are doing something else. Almost everyone listens to CD’s or turns on their radio in the car and it makes their lousy old car trip more entertaining. Also while I’m with friends, I like to turn on some tunes to make the evening more enjoyable. Or if I’m doing homework I can put on my headphones. Although it may not be the best for studying and may take me a little longer to get my work done, it’ll take some of my stress away from doing my hundred geometry problems.

Music is also great to play. Playing a musical instrument is a great way to express my feelings. When I’m angry or upset, instead of punching holes through walls I can bang away on my drums. Or if I’m happy and in a good mood I can pick up my guitar and play my favorite song. Sometimes if I’m bored and have nothing to do, I start to write a song to pass the time away. I keep on working until I finally like it, then I start adding other instruments to create a whole song. This can take away multiple days of boredom.

So even though music may not solve my problems, it sure makes me feel better if I am angry or upset. It also gives me something to do if I have nothing to do. And if I’m happy, it can make me happier. And this is why I believe music can help anyone.