Deciphering life through music is an empowering way to express one’s self, a cathartic way to analyze one’s thoughts & feelings, and a way to examine and self inventory.
To feel joy through a song that reminds you of a special celebration , a favorite road trip, or maybe true love is something we may take for granted. Or the heartbreak ‘ripping the heart out’ kind of tune.There is a reaction between the body, brain, & heart. A chemical reaction,
More than the beat of the tune, the great guitar riffs, or the lyrics, music is much more to our brain. There is more to liking or not liking a song for each individual. Dozens of brain receptors in our brain respond to different rhythm, tones, and lyrics, determining the qualities we personally like and dislike in a particular song.
Music involves more parts of the brain than any other function that people perform, Specific brain wave rhythms are associated with particular emotional and cognitive outcomes. Over time listening to music improves language skills, creativity & happiness. Music also has incredible healing powers to decrease anxiety, speed healing, increase optimism, and to decrease pain.
Music definitely does not go in one ear and out the other. I tend to think we absorb it.
I write a lot, and I write a lot about self-exploration and spirituality. I like to think of this process as an excavation of myself. I am unable to write without music, I always knew it inspired me, even helped me open up by striking those chords within myself.
When certain blues bar chords hit my ears then travel through my soul I am in touch with myself like no other time. Nothing has an immediate impact on me like blues. There is some kind of physiological reaction and my mind opens up to my heart & my spirit. The Blues chords strip away my ego’s thoughts and protective sleeve helping me find way to the raw emotions I garner for when I write. I have a play list for Writing Music, and one for Healing Music among my collections of music. All genres are represented in my library except Rap. ( I’m just not evolved enough I suppose) I even have some opera. But blues is where it’s at for me when I am writing.
My friend and master guitarist Pablo Camara’s background is in music therapy. He is a music teacher and has the soul of a great artist who gives to others his gift of brilliance. His improvisations are in my mind and ears the very best. Through the music he covers & his original work I have discovered what music really does for us physiologically. If we pay attention we can learn,
To me it is obvious the way we are able to emote such feelings through a piece of music like this Gary Moore cover below. The music sensibilities & sensitivity it takes to improvise & improve with a different perspective than anyone else and create something quite moving is phenomenal. Focusing on the recognition that it is the creative energy that flows from such a well composed song with its many layers, I see that this is my inspiration for my own creative wings to fly.
With my friend’s full permission I want to share this music I am referring to that sets my wings aflight. (for full credits see *below)
Maybe your wings will soar too.
And my muse for writing.
The music we are able to connect with on different levels with someone else is remarkable. And it can become an addicting way to communicate expression of feelings. It can be a pretty healthy way I might add. The genre of blues does this for me, I hear those chords and get a lump in my throat. I know this means something in me needs to be explored, and possibly expressed in some way.
It’s music that inspires me.
It’s.Music that plays to my soul.
It’s Music that sings to my heart
And sometimes… it’s a blues cover from a friend.
Gracias mi querido amigo Pablo, tu regalo de esta música mece mi mundo.
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