Music has an uncanny effect on our lives. The reverberating beats and the catchy tunes make our innermost feelings jolt up and sway us in the direction of its rhythm.
Music offers a well distributed list of viable career choices to be picked up from, it comes down to people and their own preferences. Each individual has a particular genre that makes them feel more alive. People relate to things differently.
Music is a language spoken to touch hearts and most importantly to express oneself in a case when the artiste is unable to make use of his or her own syllables to communicate certain thoughts and emotions.
So why does Music hold such a high influence over our everyday life?
Here are a few explanations on why and how music plays a distinct role in affecting our moods psychologically
1. Music is therapeutic
It can be a therapy to break free from the daily mundane life. It not only lifts our mood by cutting through all the blues, it also motivates us to some extent. The various tunes casts a soothing effect on our minds and help us to sit back and relax and appreciate the life we’ve got for a while. Listening to music and letting the words sink in (or if it’s just an instrumental then let the tunes settle into your mind) is an excellent way of letting all our stress and problems rest for some time and just soak in all that’s positive.
2. Options; You choose what you want
When we talk about music, we’re not only pin pointing on a particular type. There are a series of genres that are out there in the field of music and it caters to the choices of every individual. The luxury of options we are presented with makes us feel in control and keeps us interested.
One section of individuals might prefer the new generation afro pop or pon pon music while the intense ones would rather go for the hard and deep lyrical hip hop music from Mode 9 and the likes. Age matters too, older people would love to hear a rhythmic folk song whereas the youngsters would likely opt for dancehall.
Some prefer lyrical perfection in a song while some like the soft humming of an instrumental. So you can see that you have an array of choices to pick from according to what suits you. With a lot of genres doing rounds, everyone is sure to find what suit them.
3. Music offers employment
A love for music can prove to be huge enough to ensure a safe career when taken seriously. Artistes earn from the business of music and like everyone else, they receive happiness out of it. Apart from artistes, there are a lot of other opportunities in the music business like blogging, event planning, show hosting, recording, legal, music equipment rentals, publicity & promotion and many others.
Some of these roles are usually reserved for the experts who have a deeper and better understanding of the little factors related to music. They’re the main reasons why we have a thriving industry that produces great music. This industry is also responsible for preserving the art by creating competion which creates a healthy environment for new players. You do not have to be an artiste before you can be involved in making music. Having a career in the field of music is a great experience.
So as you can see not only do music help us in our day to day life, it can help you earn your daily bread as well. Music has a huge potential which goes beyond sound, it’s got a various range of application.
OG Adoga is a rapper, writer and music intellectual. He is the founder of HipHopHead, a blog dedicated to purely Nigerian rap and hiphop content.