Have you ever imagined the world without music? Imagine the world without one musical instrument, one song to sing along to, or one tune to whistle. Imagine a world without dancing. It would be a very quiet and suppressed place to be!
There is a type of music for every emotion and individual taste. There is a song you can relate to if you are excited and ready to party. There is a song for when you are upset over a broken heart. There is a song that reflects the feeling of being in love and a song for when you feel angry and alone. I can guarantee there is at least one song in the world that is special to you. I like the fact that music appeals to everyone, you do not have to be a talented musician to enjoy it. You do not even need to listen to music playing; you can remember a song in your head as if it is playing out loud.
Recently I have been enjoying Spanish flamenco music. I may not fully understand all of the lyrics, but it is not necessary. I am moved by the sheer emotion and passion of the vocals accompanied by the Spanish guitar. Spanish flamenco music is full of expression; it makes me wonder that if there were no music at all, then surely, we must all explode.
I have also been taking flamenco dance classes, and I have come to realise just how important the music is. Although we learn new steps, we spend a lot of time listening carefully to the music, paying attention to the rhythm. You really do have to ‘feel’ the music so that you can, through dance, become a part of it.
As well as the singers and guitarists, the flamenco dancers become an instrument through their hands and feet; tapping their heels and clapping their hands. Altogether this creates a compelling sound. To me, flamenco music is an example which defines how powerful music can be. It is something personal that can also be shared. Music is an experience, and I definitely do not want to imagine a world without it.