February – the month of love…
February is often associated with love, music, romantic language…
…and I thought ‘hang on a string-pickin’ minute – what better way to celebrate than with a whole month’s worth of music as a language (of love)?’
So, we’re here, talking about music, language, love… Let’s dive in and have a good old gander at the links between the two pillars of language and music.
Music as a language
At the risk of sounding like a cliché, music is often described as the language of love. It tugs on our heart strings and stirs our emotions. Some music makes us tap our feet, (think of the spiritual “When The Saints Go Marching In” ) and some makes us sway our whole bodies (think of this Postmodern Juke Box version of “Give It Away”)
Music really does have the power to make us feel it with our very beings. Perhaps it’s something to do with the literal frequency of a piece? Lyrics transport us to other times in our lives. Riffs immediately throw us back into our memories of when we first heard them. Melodies have the power to lift our spirits and make our souls sing.
Even without words, music speaks to us. It conveys meaning, makes us understand things we hadn’t quite put together before.
But what are the other ways we could compare music with language? Well we will be finding out next week!
15% off Speech Lessons all throughout February!
And as Music is the language of love it follows that this month we should focus on music as a language.
SO have 15% off your Music Language (theory) Lessons in February….
To book now, select a 1-hour slot for your personalised, one-to-one, online lesson.
- Choose to have your lesson on Zoom, Skype or Google Meet during booking process.
- Links will be emailed to you latest the day before the lesson.
- Please login to the call 5 minutes before the lesson start time (and have a glass of water with you!)
- Headphones are not necessary but can sometimes help with background noise.
- Payment required at time of booking.
- Suitable for age 10+
Let’s get your singing sizzling!