Beautiful, Musical Designs & The Art of Multi-Instrumentalism
Playing a musical instrument gives the soul a means of expressing itself in its physical manifestation by means of a level of articulation beyond the limits and socially acceptable context of words.
We can say in harmony and melody, in cadences and crescendos, that which we could never express in our normal vernacular by reasons of choice and conscientiousness. That being said, musicians frequently find that their means of expressing themselves more fully can be greatly enhanced by being able to expand upon their present musical vocabulary. As with speech, the more languages you know, the more options that you have to express unique predilections and emotions; the same scenario arises for musicians who play multiple instruments.
Drums cannot be played most fully by concentration and deep analysis. However, the classical piano cannot be played without the contrary. Playing the bass compels a feeling in the soul like a euphoric rumbling in which the musician is never really sure if its actually the sound vibration or an intangible connection to the soul. A deep, deep part of the soul that traditional melodies of the treble clef can rarely reach.
Musical genres can stimulate an essential part of our beings in ways indescribable as well. Gospel music, in the right environment, has the potential to awaken a sense that has yet to be identified. The spirit is lifting and there is life in true worship that simply cannot be defined easily. Neither can we articulate with ease the sudden intellectual awakening that occurs in contemplative moments while enjoying classical music.
Why wouldn’t you want to get up and dance when the bass groove is just right in ascents and descents methodically? Beautiful intertwining melodies bring out the songbird in everyone whether they can sing or not. Blessed you are, if you can’t and do. Blessed and filled with joy.
Believing that you must meet social standards to engage in an art form is constrictive to the degree that it almost distorts the purpose of the art. Art is for release and release cannot be measured. For as soon as you attempt to grade, measure or constrict the free expression of art it becomes something else. In present-day society where purpose must function as a means of some sort of security, we have forgotten that sometimes purpose for the sake of joy is a purpose within and of itself.
Music is, within in of itself, one of God’s greatest creations. We are told in Genesis 1 and in John 1 that the world was spoken into existence audibly. By word, the universe was brought into what humans now perceive. How powerful the potential creativity of sound? Sound, then can be revealed as not only a capable means of bringing into existence beautiful forms of art but also the Originator of the art itself.
An article by Camille G. Weston, sole proprietor of Integrity144, a web development firm specializing in web content campaign marketing and search engine optimization (SEO)