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In today’s blog post, I wish to share with you all about something I have not yet talked about on this blog before. As you can already tell by the title, today, the subject is all about music.
Music has been a huge part of my life. Growing up, I was surrounded by music. Although, I wasn’t born into a musician family, but I remember there was often times when music was played in the background at home.
However, my personal encounter with music (especially with listening to music that I liked) was about when I was 7 or 8 years old. Back then, I started listening to J-pop a lot.
Following after that, when I was probably about 15 or so, that’s when I discovered rock and heavy metal, and fell absolutely in love with this genre of music. Although, I was not very into the mean-stream Western rock, instead, I was very interested in a particular Japanese musical genre called the Visual Kei Movement (which is, a form of visual rock music where musicians dress up in crazy outfit, with crazy hair style and make-up).
Then, a few years later, I discovered another form of music, that are folk songs sang by a group of inner Mongolian children. This group is called: The Quintessenso Children’s Choir of Mongolia. Although, I don’t understand the language but, what I found was that music doesn’t necessarily need lyrics to be understood/loved or even enjoyed.
To this date, some of my favorite bands include: X JAPAN, Versailles, Wagakki Band, Linkin Park, Skillet, RED, Mono Inc. And, some of my favorite musicians include: Yoshiki, Naohito Fujiki, and singers that I like are: Mi-chan (Iwashiro Yuma), Pokota (Egawa Naoki), PIKO and VALSHE.
And, since this blog is already dedicated to talking about music, I might as well use this opportunity to share with you about my experiences with learning a musical instrument. In which, I learned quite a few over the years. But, I’m not a pro at any of them. I first started learning the keyboard at about 6, and stopped at around 9, this was a very difficult journey because of me being visually impaired, and because, I didn’t have private lessons with a private teacher. Then, for quite a long time, I didn’t touch any musical instrument until I was in grade11, that’s when I joined music/band class and became a percussionist. Even knowing that learning a musical instrument can be difficult for me because of my visual impairment, my music teacher was very patient with me. And, also around this time, I learned a little bit of the flute, which I did enjoy. Then, in the recent years, I have been learning the guitar, this has been a very slow and difficult process,but I love it! On top of the multiple musical instruments I’ve tried to learn and play, I’ve also done quite a lot of song cover recordings on my own time. I don’t consider myself a good singer, but I do enjoy it very much. And besides, I don’t need to be professional singer in order to love singing.
So, this concludes today’s blog, a very long post about my love of music and I really hope you enjoyed reading it!
Let me know in the comments below how has music impacted your life? What kind of music do you enjoy listening to? And, what kind of musical instruments have you tried throughout your life? I’d love to hear from you!
Thank you for reading to the end.
By: The Invisible Vision Project