Most people immediately agree that doctors, farmers, and teachers provide essential services to our communities. But what about musicians? Is our work vital? What kind of important differences can we make?
Definitions of Terms
Music: A vocal or instrumental sounds [or both] combined in such a way as to produce beauty of form, harmony and expression of emotion.
Musician: A person who plays a musical instrument especially as a profession or is musically talented. One who composes, conducts or perform music especially instrumental music.
Every era is accompanied by music of its time, almost like an imprint that reflects a cultural reality always striving for aesthetics. Music is truly a narrator of what human beings have gone through and are evolving to become. We would imagine that, without music, the human life span will be shortened because without music, our ability to emotionally express, will be limited and that would be directly linked to our mental and physical health.
Music can be enjoyed, created, and played by virtually anybody. But, to sustain, create, and spread music that can be appreciated by the mass is a difficult thing to master.
Music can be made and played by virtually anybody, but only up to a certain level. Not anybody can play a piano like Elton John (pop); Bill Evans (jazz); or compose an emotionally riveting song like “Imagine” by John Lennon; or a triumphant masterpiece like Beethoven’s 5th Symphony. To master an instrument, a person would have to dedicate a big portion of their life to the instrument to play music.
Are musicians truly important? Some answer no, and we know there are people who would say that because of the image of certain musicians who are just lazy bums, who have addiction problems and do music because they just love being a “star”.
Then, we would say this to these persons, “Imagine your life without music”. Because, without a musician, there is no way to preserve music and to have music performed and be heard by people.
Music provided by musicians is generous, never discriminatory; rather a friend of every single human on earth, regardless of sex, age, social status, preferences or diagnosis.
Musicians create and perform music that enhances and manifest emotion; is used as a carrier of information, a method used to teach information by all cultures; is also effectively used in science and therapy. We all have our lives to live, and we all usually devote most of our time and life to one specific aspect which usually is related to our career. Musicians devote most of their time creating music and to perfecting their artistry with musical instrument. Music itself requires these kinds of artistic and dedicated people to sustain and spread its creation.
…To Be Continued
NEXT-WEEK AM GOING TO TELL YOU THE QUALITIES OF A MUSICIAN AND BENEFITS OF BEING A MUSICIAN.
WISH ALL ASPIRING ARTISTES AND UPCOMING ACTS A SUCCESSFUL AND BLISSFUL CAREER IN MUSIC.
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Written By FAFEYIWA OLUWASEUN. I (OMOBA FOLARIN)