What Music does for Me, it does for You

Music has a way with me. It moves me and soothes me. It stirs me, awakens me. Gives me courage, bolsters my morale, diminishes my fear and sometimes amplifies it.

Music has a way with my soul. It moves me, soothes me and calms me. Sometimes it riles me up and gets me going. It can make me laugh and it can make me cry. Photo of Antonio at the Music Conservatory concert last year, by Dwayne Parsons

Music has a way with my soul. It moves me, soothes me and calms me. Sometimes it riles me up and gets me going. It can make me laugh and it can make me cry. Photo of Antonio at the Music Conservatory concert last year, by Dwayne Parsons


They use music in movies for this reason, I think. To stir your involvement in a good film. It’s almost subconscious, but when we’re watching something intense, music is invariably part of it, building the emotional release to explode like a cymbal right at the climax of a scene.

Music reaches deep into our hearts, brings forth the fancy of our dreams, makes us fall in love or anticipate something foreboding.

Music does all these things: it commemorates, celebrates, graduates and even regulates our moods.

Music is universal and even reaches into the animal realm. It resonates through the oceans of the world in the songs of whales and dolphin. It gutters through the almost inaudible groans of an elephant herd. It’s in the chorus of birds feeding, happy in the sun. It’s in the romance of frogs on a hot summer’s night near any patch of reeds and cattails.

Music even rises up in the frightened throat of a scared kid, or someone too frightened to speak. Likewise, it oozes out of the being of victory, puffing up the chest of man rising to the clamorous thrill of a win.

Music on a mother’s lips, sung softly, puts her child to sleep in the comfort of love.

What does music do for you?