Do you love making music? Or are you thinking about learning an instrument right now? If so, what are your reasons for this?
As I love making music myself, I’m going to write about my personal reasons to rock. Maybe they inspire you to grab a pair of drum sticks too? That’ll be awesome – so let’s go! 🙂
Making music is a flow thing
You know the moments when you forget everything around you? The pleasure lies in the activity you’re following at this moment … Nothing seems to matter besides doing what you are doing. And a warm feeling flows through your body, mind and soul …
This is my personal definition of the flow state, discovered by Hungarian-American psychologist Mihály Csíkszentmihályi.
It describes being in the zone of focus, involvement and enjoyment while performing a certain activity. Making music is well-known to be one of this kind!
So whether you’re playing the drums, the piano or sing, you too can be in this special zone. Which I highly recommend as well as reading some of the awesome books by mister Csíkszentmihályi. 🙂
Making music helps you grow on a personal level
Being a female drummer and percussionist for quite a few years now, I noticed some changes in my personality. When I was young for example, playing the drums helped my to overcome anger and sadness. I also learned how to express myself.
Of course, the changes could be related to growing up. But isn’t growing up also about learning things? I still got the feeling making music helps me to become a better person each day.
In fact, I totally would be a whole different Manu if it wasn’t for making music. I learned to stand up for myself and to also love the power of discipline. Yes, taking on challenges now gives me fulfillment.
I strongly believe learning to play an instrument can do the same for you.
Being a musician simply is great fun!
One of the most obvious reasons for making music is fun. That’s it. In my opinion, this even is the most important part of it. You see, our time on earth is quite short. So we should make the best out of it.
However, there might be some things that simply have to be done. Even if they are no fun at all. Thankfully, making music isn’t one of those.
In the end, drumming, singing or playing should give you a good feeling. It has to be fun overall.
Of course there will be obstacles you have to overcome. And sure, there might be some tough practice times ahead. But these things help you to grow as a person which I believe life is all about.
So yeah, now you know my biggest reasons for making music. What are yours? 🙂