I have a feeling of accomplishment about certain aspects of the music industry now. There’s still so much more to discover and I hope that I will be able to continue because, although I am not a musician, I love music and learning the ins and outs about it makes me appreciate what I hear even more. But it sure feels good to know that I am understanding more and it’s making me enjoy music even more than before I began.
As I listen to interviews on Echoes Radio and read reviews from customers who have purchased musical equipment I think about the music that I hear. With the descriptions given from the artists and the reviewers, using my imagination, I get a visual or I hear a sound in my head which gives that feeling of “knowing”. It’s an ah-ha moment for me. A sense of clarity which is very important to my psyche.
I continue learning something new within the scope of limitations I’ve placed upon myself from not being a musician. This doesn’t have to be a negative thing, though. If it matters enough, which is does, then I can and will find ways to be creative as I learn. Even with limits, the possibilities are endless.
During interviews, some of the artists will talk about how they create the different sounds that, without being present there, a person may not know that it could be the tremelo pedal making the surfing sounds that bands such as the Beach Boys make. I don’t know what equipment they use to create their unique sounds, but, I thought they were a good example to use in this case.
In one interview an artist revealed that one of the sounds that she creates is used with paper being torn and I think wadded up as well. I like this. It’s intovative in such a simple manner. And it does give a her music an extra sound that just, “works”. It may have been fine without it, but it does give her songs that special something which makes it even better.
Although artists in the music industry have this soul-given gift that they bring to the world and they know that it’s their calling, from what I have read and heard, it’s not as easy as some may think. Writing, singing, performing, that’s just a part of what it’s about.
The more I learn about it, the more I admire about those who do work their butts off for the love of the play. In other words, it can be grueling for them at times and yet they can also think of what they do as so much fun it’s like playtime for them. This is my perspective and perhaps it’s not true for them. In any case, I do admire the hard work that the artists put into their music. And the magic that they bring to the stage and in the recording studio.