My Musical Identity
Music has never not been a part of my life. As far back as I can remember, I have always listened to and sang to music. As a baby, my mother used to sing hymns to me, and my father used to sing Elvis. Those are memories that can never be forgotten, and they all started with music. The hymns I learned as a baby girl are songs that I now sing to my baby girl, and maybe someday she will sing to hers. My parents started my love for music. They taught me to sing songs such as, “Itsy Bitsy Spider” and “Head Shoulder Knees and Toes” as I grew older. We don't usually take notice of how important those childhood songs we’re but those childhood songs are music that will always be a part of our history.
As I grew older I found more interest in not just wanting to listen to music, but instead I wanted to learn how to play it. At age 15, I decided I wanted to learn to play piano. I started watching youtube videos and picked up naturally how to play basic chords, which led to me learning how to play the melody. Not even a year later at age 16, I was playing piano and leading the worship team at church. I fell in love with it. Playing music helped me become the person I am today. There is just something about singing and playing at the same time. You can close your eyes and embrace it and it is a complete kind of feeling like “I’m Free.” When I sing or play piano I feel as if I am connected to it. Music has never been about having something to listen to or play, it has been something to feel. Music not only can make us happy or release stress, it can bring us pleasure. Since I was a little girl it has always helped me focus and concentrate on my life.
There is not a single day that goes by, that my life does not involve some type of music. I sing everyday, whether that be to my baby girl, in the car, in the shower, or just randomly. It is a consistent act. My love for music consists of a wide variety of genres. For me, music is something that shows my feelings. If I want to feel calm, I will put on instrumental music such as “The Piano Guys.” If I am feeling or happy I will put on country or pop. If I had to pick my top three favorite artists they would be: Calum Scott, James Arthur, or Morgan Wallen.
Music makes me happy and always has, it is such a powerful thing. It has been a positive influence on my life, and I do not know where I would be without. Music gives me entertainment and relaxation when I need it. I am going to end my thought on how I feel about music with Victor Hugo quote. “Music expresses that which cannot be put into words and that which cannot remain silent.”