So music can actually make you feel good? Really? And playing music can too? Really? Even Bayou Breakdown? Ok, maybe not that, or maybe for a few people. However, music seems to have some sort of power to effect us, both when we are playing it, and when we listen to it. We will be learning about some of the reasons that music effects us this way, and in particular we will be looking at why some music just makes us feel good. After a bad day or a break-up, or when something happens in the world that just makes people down, how does certain types of music take us from these depths of the sea to the peak of the mountains?
As the 19th century jewish poet Berthold Auerbach said, “Music washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.”
Please post a reply to this about why you think music has these effects on us? Have you ever listened to something that made you feel just plain good? What was it, and why do you think that music can have that power?
What about playing music? Do you like playing music? Does it help get you through some other emotions when you play? Why are you in band? Does playing in music in band help you get through the rest of your school day? Why? If you play other instruments outside of school, talk about why this might bring you “joy”?
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