The Impact of Music

Music is a form of self-expression through the artist. It’s a way to say how you feel without truly saying anything. Many people seek comfort in music, it calms them, it makes them feel secure almost like a security blanket.

To most, music may even seem like an escape. An escape from their problems, or just life in general. Music can transport you to your happy place, to a place that makes you feel welcome and at home. “Music takes us where words cannot.” – Henry winker. Many people listen to songs that remind them of their favorite movie or tv show, or a happy memory. Music can help one destress, while doing homework some students listen to music to help focus and calm them down.

An article from the Greater Good Magazine states “The subjective experience of music across cultures can be mapped within at least 13 overarching feelings; amusement, joy, eroticism, beauty, relaxation, sadness, dreaminess, triumph, anxiety, scariness, annoyance, defiance, and feeling pumped”

“Without music, life would be a mistake.” – Henry Winker