Musical Activities For Summer
School is out and the kids are home. Summer hours kick in and you’re getting off early on Fridays. How do you spend your new free time?
Consider some musical activities for summer. Whether you never had enough practice time in the fall and winter, or you have been putting off your dream of learning a musical instrument, here are a few ideas to make your summer a musical one!
We’re all music lovers here. Take advantage of community events, concerts in the park, and even your local live music scene to drink in the music this summer. Big concert venues can be expensive, so if you don’t want to dive into your wallet, there are plenty of performances to catch on just a penny.
2018 is shaping up to be a strong year for stadium shows. The likes of JAY-Z, Beyonce, Ed Sheeran, and Taylor Swift are headlining some of the biggest tours this summer. You’ll find plenty more with Kenny Chesney, Dave Matthews, and even Bruno Mars is headed back out on the road!
Open Pandora’s Box.
Everyone’s favorite music streaming service is a great way to learn about new music, new artists, and even old artists you have never heard of. Pick a style or artist, and let the app do the rest of the work.
Listen and move your favorite artists to the Billboard Hot 100. Learn about the Music Genome Project, and hear what trained musicologists have picked out for you based on your tastes and preferences.
Take Music Lessons.
This one is a no brainer. You have been waiting for so long, what is stopping you now? There is no excuse. You have the time and the bandwidth, so pick up the phone and lets get scheduled right away.
Get creative, and let your voice or fingers become an extension of what you hear. Learn your favorite songs or make the very music that inspires you. It will lead to greater happiness, higher self-esteem, improved work and school performance, higher IQ, and delays cognitive decline. The reasons are too good to pass up, and that is a small price to pay for happiness.
Join a Band.
You want to make music. Your friends want to make music. See where we’re going with this? Music is a language and means of communication. Instead of listening idly, let’s put together a group of rock stars waiting to happen!
Whether you have spent years learning, or you are new to the instrument, anyone can play music with others. It takes patience, willingness, good listening skills and open ears. Rest assured, the feeling of making music in real time with others is an infectious activity that will inspire you to keep on creating!
The List Doesn’t Stop There.
These are just to name a few. Music is deeply woven into the fabric of our everyday lives. In addition to all the things above, consider a few other ideas if you’re especially active or have small children.
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