2 Reasons To Give Instrumental Music A Try

Because instrumental music is amazing.

Photo Credit: Howard Chai (2016)

The story each piece of instrumental music tells is up to you

Songs are like short stories. Most of them tell a story, whether of heartbreak, of love, of anger, of oppression, or of triumph. The lyrics of a song tell you the story the writer wants to tell, but by embedding the music with lyrics, the song is closed off for listeners to participate in the creation of meaning. A break-up song will never become a song about death and the lose of life (metaphors-aside). Granted, break-up songs will mean different things to different people, but at its core, the song is, more or less, going to make you feel sad or angry.

Instrumental music is universal

We often hear that music brings people together and we often hear that music is a universal language, but that is not completely true. Instrumental music is a universal language. There are no words that serve as a language barrier, there are no ties to specific cultures, there is just music. Music in its most basic and more pure form: sounds. Sounds anybody from anywhere can understand, feel, and love, like the sound of birds chirping in the early morning, or the ambient noise of a sleeping city, or the grand, majestic, sound of fireworks.

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Howard Chai

I strive towards a career that ends up leaving me somewhere between Howard Beck and Howard Beale.