Marvel at the music

MUSICAL TALENT ESCAPED me.

All of my attempts to learn to play an instrument have gone awry, and I can’t carry a tune in a bucket, but I like to soak up the talents of people who can.

I have a lot of respect for musicians, but I think the ability to write memorable and relatable songs takes talent to another level.

People like Kris Kristofferson, Jim Croce and James Taylor have written words which have resonated for decades.

They are just two of the countless talents who’ve penned songs we know and love.

I studied a Bob Dylan song in a college literature class.

The music of a song is sometimes just as recognizable as the words, if not more.

For example, when the first notes of “Free Bird” or “Sweet Home Alabama” play, the chances are pretty good a lot of people will recognize the songs.

It fascinated me to see how songs like those are played, too.

There’s concert footage of those songs on YouTube, and it’s almost beyond belief how effortless it looks for the band to play those songs.

I guess music provides the soundtrack to memories.

It seems crazy now, but one day I’ll probably look back at the times my parents and I watched old concert footage to marvel at the music.


This post is a response to Sue’s prompt, which is, “music.”

3 Comments

  1. Casey: Well done. Someone has stated that outside of teaching/preaching music is the greatest communication there is.I love music, everything from Blue Grass to Classical, espically Hyms and Southern Gospel. I do not play an instrument etc. but I can listen. Next to reading, music is the greatest relaxer, in my opinion, there is. A great post.

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