music makes me emotional
I really enjoy music. I played jazz and classical trombone while I was in high school and like to think that I was alright. I listen to everything from rock and roll to rap to techno to classical, the only thing I dont like it country. But FUCK! does it hit a spot sometimes that just brings tear to my eyes.
I was a trombone player for several years, 8 to be exact. For several of those years I didnt care how good I was then as I got better I started to care more. about 3 years in I got a private teacher... but never really tried hard enough to warrant paying what my parents where paying. I never didnt have a teacher but never tried as hard as I could have. I think that I could have been really good if I just put in the effort, that is how I feel about a lot of things, I just dont put in the effort... its bad how I go about things.
As for my musical tastes I really like almost everything. the only real rule that I go by is does the music sound good. Not the lyrics, cause I rarely listen to lyrics, I listen to how they sound not really the meaning behind them. For me I can listen to a song with happy lyrics, but if the song is slower or is predominantly minor chords then the song will sound sad to me. (and damnit do I like happy stuff) Mr. Brightside by the killers for example is a song about how a guy knows his girl friend is cheating on him and he is breaking up with her. That is not really a happy song... but to me it sounds AWESOME! I dont know why i listen to music this way but it is just how I roll, and I like it.
Now the real reason that I am bringing up this topic, how music makes me emotional. I associate songs with situations or books (I like to listen to a style of song when I read a book. It sets a tone for the book, so I will put on a pandora station and that will normally work)... or just feelings in general. But sometimes a song will hit me and I will get tears in my eyes. I dont know why this happens because I have maybe listened to the song a...