So what does music mean to you?
Well, I suppose it depends on what you're really asking here. Do you mean what does the word mean, or an aspect of it. What do you think of when you hear the word music? Because in my eyes, people when you say music, seem to only focus on music production. But, there is so much more to music that people don't seem to see. It's not just about your favourite band or artist. Not about what's hot or not in a sense. It's about the different ways, in which instruments or sounds are used to create something else. To me, music, is something that is found everywhere. Is not the song of a bird, the same as that as the melodic harmony that can emanate from a guitar?. Music simply depends on how you perceive things. I mean, if you see that music is solely what is in the charts or album sales, then really... ask yourself, do you even know what music is?. I like music in all different forms, and how simple sounds can come together to make something completely different from what you started with. Even if you only look at music production, there is still more than face value. I mean, for instance, say you like "such band" and the songs they make, but not another band and the songs they make... how can you say you love music? you don't love music, not as a whole, you only love the parts that you think are better than another part. Now, I used to be one of those kids, who would kick and scream and argue till I was too tired to argue anymore, about well.. bands/artists and how they were better than other bands or artists. But now, I've grown up and realized, you can't love music until you've experienced it all. And, of course, it would be impossible to experience every type of music there is, but I have widened my bases quite a bit. I used to be a die hard Bring Me The Horizon, Suicide Silence, Black Veil Brides sort of thing, fan. Deathcore,/screamo was the only thing I would listen to. But then I stopped being so closed minded about music, and stopped caring, about judging others for their music tastes, and just enjoyed the music. And to me that is what music means to me. Enjoyment of something that can bring people together, no matter how different we may be on the outside. We are all still humans.
What about music speaks to you if it does?
The things about music that speak to me, are the fact that no matter what day it is, or what mood I'm in. I can always find something that will either enhance it if I'm in a good mood, or help me relax, or get my anger out or even cheer me up. Because I realise that somewhere else, someone is listening to the same songs I am, and feeling the same way I am. I suppose it goes back to the whole "Music can unite" mentality, but I do believe this. In society, we can either join together, or fall to solitude and divide the differences. I guess music has taught me to be more open minded and tolerate others more than I used to. I guess growing up and finding my way on my own, with music, it just helped that speed up a little bit more. Music can also have a massive impact on the brain functions. It can make your IQ higher, and apparently, there are studies, that say, playing classical pieces, such as Beethoven, or Mozart to young infants whilst they are being lulled to sleep, can actually help with their intelligence in later life. So, I guess, music can help everyone in some way.
What emotions/feelings do you get from a particular song (If so what's the song and why does it mean so much to you?) , artist, lyrics or is it just the rhythm/beat that attracts you?
I suppose this is a broad question, and it really depends on the song, and the lyrics. Now, things that attract me to songs, are usually, catchy or meaningful lyrics... and also, a damn good catchy tune! However, if I need something more chilled, I will quite happily listen to either classic pieces, or Celtic or folk music. Because it usually has a nice calming/relaxing effect. When I did dance, the music would be that, of something that would get you energized and want to get up and move around. The same with when I'm running. It all depends on what you're doing or what mood you're in, as to what you listen to. I don't know how people can just listen to one genre of music for everything. Like, I love to listen to cheesy 70/80/90's pop music when I'm doing the washing or the cleaning. Or, really nice summer-y tunes if I'm getting ready or just sitting out in the garden reading a book, soaking up the sunlight. I like piano tributes of MCR and Three days Grace before I sleep. It's soothing. But then if I'm getting ready to go out, or I'm on my way to a night out, I'd usually listen to stuff like Gwen Stefani, MacMiller, Black Eyed Peas, Katy Perry etc. and If I'm just sat at home, I'd usually just shuffle through loads of things. It all depends on what I'm doing or what mindset I want to be in.
Basically what are your views on music?
I think this last question, has been covered through out the other questions. xD