Music: how it can help or hinder

By TsalagiLenape Latest Reply 2012-03-04 17:30:50 -0600
Started 2012-03-04 07:35:51 -0600

I love listening to music. More so when I am upet or sad. Some of my choices can make me more sad. Yet the ones I usually listen to are inspiring to me. Like Broken by Lindsay Haun from the movie Broken Bridges with Toby Keith. What dreams are made of by Hilary Duff from the Lizzie Macquire movie. Understand me by Lynn Brandt who is a Canadian Mohawk descedent of Chief Joseph Brandt. Then when I want to get energized to dance I like listening to Enrique Iglesias Bailamos. Or when I am feeling love for S I like listening to Tell Him by Celine Dion featuring Barbara Streisand. Then there is another song done on the interview of Barbara Streisand and James Brolin by Barbara Walters where the hit song I dont want to miss a thing by Aerosmith was done due to this interview. A few new ones are Fireworks by Katy Perry done for Diabetes Awareness. Just a kiss by Lady Antebellum. The point of this is that music can help all of us. To rise again and move forward. Hugs

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cavie2 2012-03-04 17:09:08 -0600 Report

My passion is music, I always say it's what makes your heart beat. I love Real Blues, Stax, Motown, Country, R&B, Gospel, Soul, Rock and Jazz, and a little classical. I like everything really. I am also partial to Enrique, Katy, Celine and Lady Antebellum as well. I could go on and on but I would take up the whole page, so I'll stop while the going is good.

jayabee52 2012-03-04 08:51:26 -0600 Report

I like music of all kinds from classical to some (milder froms of) rap. It depends on the mood I am in as to what I like to listen. Usually my car radio is set to a classical rock station (50s through 70s) which plays a lot of the music to which I grew up listening as a boy.

Tess K.
Tess K. 2012-03-04 08:20:39 -0600 Report

I love t listen to music too, I used to be really into country music but I found when I was down a lot of the songs tended to make me feel worse. In the past few years I have found gospel music ( I really like the Gaither Gospel show), i find the beat so lively and moving and I love a lot of the lyrics (I also sing in our church choir-not the best singer but they let me in and so does my husband and my sister ) Lately the song "Because He Lives" has just been rolling around in my had. It is a beautiful song. I also like to listen to gentle classical music when I go to bed — really like violin (took lessons when I was a kid, tried again a few years ago but my buddy arther (arthritis wasn't cooperating with my fingers) guitar and piano type music. It seems to soothe me.

Jeanae 2012-03-04 09:32:11 -0600 Report

If you like the Gaithers, you would like The Cathedrals as well. Or The Imperials. When I went through my sicarriage the song The Anchor Holds by Ray Boltz helped. When my Mom passed away Because He Lives and It is Well With My Soul helped. When my Dad passed away it was "Amazing Grace" and "How Great Thou Art". Now that I am trying to deal with shattered vows I find that I have to listen to upbeat songs of promise and encouragement and not sad songs (no country) or ballads. I am choosing to move forward and to forgive and repair so I have to make a decision every day, every our, every minute to focus on the positive and move forward. Music plays a huge part of that.

Tess K.
Tess K. 2012-03-04 14:55:32 -0600 Report

Jenae, I love the Gaithers, heard of the Cathedrals but not the imperials. You mentioned Amazing Grace and How Great thou Art - two of my favorite songs and I really love to sing them both. I am sorry to hear you are going through some rough times, I will keep my ears open for some upbeat songs that are encouraging. You are so right on focusing on the positive it isn't always easy, that I can tell you. s

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