How Can We Describe Ourselves through Music?
Updated: Oct 27, 2022
It's not what type of music appeals to us, but how we approach music that defines us. How would you classify yourself:
a person with set beliefs, based in the past?
a person who lives totally in the present?
an evolving person?
Let's reflect on our approach to music to define ourselves.
Questions to consider:
Do you prefer one type of music, such as classical, folk, 60s popular, electronic?
Are you open to listening to, singing, or playing different types of music?
Is there something else about music than the genre (type of music) that appeals to you?
Do you prefer to listen to different types of music different times of day? different times of year?
Do your listening preference depend upon with whom you are listening? How the music is being played/sung/orchestrated? Your mood? Your energy level? The environment?
Science Shows Your Taste in Music Says More About You Than You Think,
Here are some fun questions to define yourself through music:
If you were a piece of music, what would you sound like?
If you were an instrument, what would it be?
If you were a key, what would it be?
If you were a mode, what would it be?
If you were a musical era,what would it be?
If you were a song, what song or kind of song would it be?
If you were a percussion instrument, what would it be?
How would you describe yourself using a song title?
More self-defining musical activities:
Create a Playlist of your favorite musical pieces (View sample of Susan Cain's Playlist here).