Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Tonal Tuesday - Then Why Are We Bothering?

Why are you or aren't you singing regularly?  Are you singing in choir or just the shower?  Have you ever wondered if you really should bother.  Check out this quotation.  

1.  Use it or lose it - If we don't join groups such as choirs they will disappear.  They won't be there to entertain, to raise money, to give a platform for others to share their music and arrangements.  If the choirs disappear from the communities then the example for others to follow also disappears.  The audiences for the professionals would greatly diminish because there would be less knowledge and understanding of music in general. 

2. Don't worry, Be happy - Being in a group with a common love such as music, gives us pleasure.  We can't fit the worry in because we are enjoying doing something for others.  In a choir, you must co-operate and work jointly.  It is no longer just about YOU or ME but US.  The joy of working on a common goal supercedes our singular needs.  

3. Hey Mikey, he likes it! - We like it.  We love it!  We enjoy it!  The "it" is the music we make, the people we meet and share time with, the effort to learn and grow creating our own personal growth.  I know I go to choir sometimes feeling less than enthusiastic but it changes with the first chords.  Somehow, I am transported from here to another plane.  I love it.  I go because I have committed to being there.  I stay because, gosh darn, it is all of the above and a whole lot more.  That feeling should be shared with as many people as we can.   If we are singing we aren't doing or thinking negative things.  

Yup.  That's it.  Let's get everybody everywhere, singing in choirs and we have the answer to world peace.  Really.  And that would put a stop to that particular statement at the Beauty Pageants.  Miss America would simply state that everyone needs to join the choir!

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