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The power of music

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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.

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What is your favourite kind of music? Is there a song that is special to you?

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gianggiang 8 February, 2016 - 05:08

Well, I am passionate about Baroque music and I spend most of my free time listening to that kind of music. No lyrics, only have melody,So, when I'm listening,I'm always curious about thoughts and feelings of the musicians. " What is he/'she thinking while composing melodies and rhythms ?' Sometimes, Baroque music helps me concentrate on doing assignments.
Above all, I love Vietnamese folk music most. I have many favorite songs, but if I only had one choice, I would choose........haha can't make up my mind ! Vietnamese songs are so great, but mot many foreigners know them, so you'll feel very boring when reading my comments ?, hahahahah. But I'm always ready when you ask me ! hohohoho (='.'=) What an useless and meaningless suggestion ! Nobody cares about them except me ?!!

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Silvermist 3 January, 2016 - 09:44

Everything! It's sort of life force. The force that keeps me alive in everything- happiness, loneliness, sadness, and depression. Sad or happy it always rises my spirit! sometimes the song could take me to the places of my heart surging with wind and cliffs that aren't really there.

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gianggiang 27 September, 2015 - 14:41

I like American countryside music. I like the song " I'm not wrong" most. I guess that you can't find it anywhere,because I composed that song myself ( I often sing it when I feel sad and disoriented) It is not very good but for me, It is so meaningful.

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Elsa007 24 October, 2015 - 11:49

Aha ha ha….! *-))
You're funny, Giang! I like that self-affirmation song!! That's a really positive song, isn't it?
…..Very cool!! : 0

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meme2000 10 September, 2015 - 10:40

music makes life better and yes there is a song for everyone to listen to and makes them feel better I seriously can not imagine the world without music we really will explode...=)

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Keenan_Zivara 9 September, 2015 - 13:08

I Love music, so much. I can't go a day without listening to music. I feel like music can fill the emptiness in my soul. No one can really understand me except the music itself. I like any kind of music genre, all the way from Disney Soundtrack to A hardcore metal. :P

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Elsa007 9 September, 2015 - 22:52

Oh dear Keenan, what a plangent sound…., but on the bright side is that you've got a wide storefront, from Disney Soundtrack to a hardcore metal… Wow…..!! ツ

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bojana13 22 August, 2015 - 20:59

I LOVE TO LISTEN MUSIC!I like to listen to One Direction,Imagine Dragons,R5 and Cascada.I usualy listen Lowe Like Woa,Love story,My first kiss,Every time we touch,Let s not be alone tonight,I can t forget about you.

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iva10 21 August, 2015 - 17:25

I prefer pop music,classic and fast songs.I like songs:Love like whoa,Any kind of girl,Boyfriend,Mirrors,They don't know about us,Best song ever.My singing style is like Michael Jackson and Justin Timberlake.I can sing deep and some hights.

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Elsa007 23 August, 2015 - 03:22

Oh, I like some of these songs, too!
Wow, "I can sing deep and some hight"…??
Does that mean you can sing like Mariah Carey??
Sing it, Iva. Sing 'Hero"……. !! ツツ

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iva10 22 October, 2015 - 14:53

Well i used to sing all time last year but this not.I sing deep that's true ,but i can't sing realy high.My sister can and i liked to listen to Michael Jackson .His songs are great and i loved them.Now i like to listen :Take a hint,Drag me down,Boyfriend,Any kind of gua,Dirty lovin and Say you like me.

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hafiiz3126 6 June, 2015 - 05:33

I love pop, rock, and classic. Listening to song is one of my hobby. I love TVXQ! and JYJ's songs. There are few songs that I really loved:
By TVXQ: As wa Kurukara.
By TVXQ!: I Think Know, Time Goes By, How Can I.
By JYJ: I Love You ft Flowsik, Ayyy Girl ft Kanye West&Malik Yusef, BACK SEAT.
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Looneytribute0002 26 May, 2015 - 18:08

My favourite genres of music are Rock (in general) - Metal, Pop Punk, Hardcore etc. and also GOOD Electronic music (Not all!) - House, Dance and a bit of EDM as well. I usually avoid POP music ( especially today's pop music -_- ). I love bands like Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd, Queen, Guns N Roses, Nirvana, Green Day and also more recent ones like Linkin Park, My Chemical Romance( :'( They broke up 2 years ago!), Evanescence, 30 Seconds to Mars, Fall Out Boy...
There are many songs special to me. Here are two of the:-
- Guns N Roses- Sweet Child O Mine. This is a classic. One of the greatest rock songs ever created.
Ever since I heard this on the radio as a kid, I fell in love with it. The killer guitar solos, Powerful vocals and the consistent drumming brings in a lot of emotion to this masterpiece.I still JAM to it! *sigh* I really wish I could go on a time - machine to the 80s..huh.That's not gonna happen though, sadly.

- Daft Punk- Digital Love. Speaking of house music, this song , by the French house duo is really special to me. I remember seeing the music video on TV as Digital Love is from Interstellar 5555 ( Daft Punk's second album that was converted into a beautiful anime film.) Well, the music video shows the story of a young blue (alien) boy who falls for a blue alien girl. This is an electronic pop song created in 2000. The vocals( ( auto-tuned) Only Daft Punk know how to really use Auto -Tune! )are so beautiful, The lyrics , very sweet and touching and the solo in the end, which is a combination of different elements of music were combined to produced one electronic masterpiece. I still love the song to this day and I always will.It brings back a lot of childhood memories and the Feels i get every time I hear it, is just too strong!

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patchyplum 25 April, 2015 - 16:27

My favourite was Harry but after the great bang and hulabaloo created by Zayn's quitting I have unbeknowing to me having a quite interest in Zayn.so coffeen i'm a Zayn girl at the moment.heard about their fifth album.anyway from whuich country are you from.I am from Srilanka

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Coffeenn 30 April, 2015 - 19:14

My favourite was Harry but after the great bang and hulabaloo created by Zayn's quitting I have unbeknowing to me having a quite interest in Zayn.so coffeen i'm a Zayn girl at the moment.heard about their fifth album.anyway from whuich country are you from.I am from Srilanka
Ohh yeah Zayn is cute :3 I am from Slovakia :) It´s is the middle of Europe ♥ :)

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Looneytribute0002 16 May, 2015 - 17:32

Daft Punk are life! <3

Thomas and Guy make really good music .... <3

They are legendary

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patchyplum 20 January, 2015 - 12:40

yah I do..I love them too..Also,in the four album.Act my age,Illusion,Little things from Take Me home,also C;mon c;mon and Where do broken hearts go..I'm a huge Directioner!!ThanksWhat are their latest news?

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Tunisian123 3 January, 2015 - 20:53

Music is my favourite it is my passion and even when i run i always listen to music because it gave me power to run and gave me a lot of entertainment..."!

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patchyplum 18 December, 2014 - 10:16

When it comes for music it's the world to me.I simply love music.I have likings in special genres of music but my favourite is pop.It is a sort of dancy,dancy and my favourite band is On Direction.In fact,I liked classics at first but since I started listening to them they did it!I have many songs special for me but I really love the song "I would "by One Direction!

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JuliaGlu 25 February, 2015 - 19:19

Hey, I like One Direction songs too. I don't think , they have songs only for girls, their music is great :) I also like ''I would''

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Coffeenn 17 January, 2015 - 15:20

Hi :) I can see, that you are a Directioner :) I ♥ One Direction too :) And my favourite song was I would.... But actually a absolutly love "I wish" by them and "Strong", too :) It gives energy for me and I feel an absolutely freedom :) Do you know these songs?

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Elsa007 8 June, 2015 - 03:06

Ha ha, Directioner! Sounds good, Coffeenn! Yeah, I know the songs! I like 'strong' as well and 'ready to run' and 'half a heart'....... ! Some songs seem to be difficult and complicated to me to fully understand.... but I come to understand what it means to! Life is sweet!!?ッッYou look great deal older than me, Coffeenn!?

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patchyplum 27 January, 2015 - 13:55

hi Coffeenn..I'm patchyplum whom u have commented.I replied yours..One thing more.Do you know any of their recent news...

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Coffeenn 9 March, 2015 - 20:20

Sorry, I haven´t been there for a long time... No, I don´t know news about them... I´m sad, beacause they were all good-looking and always smiling boys... But now .... I don´t like Harry´s new hair style (Zayn´s too) and I don´t want to be rude, but I don´t like Harry now at all... :( Who´s your favourite? :)) I´m Niall´s girl :3

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