Music in our lives / La música en nuestras vidas [Esp/Eng]

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What does music mean to you? Is it perhaps a simple distraction? Is it work? Or is it your greatest passion? What percentage of importance does it have in your life? Well, I believe that many questions could be asked about this infinite and culturally transcendental element in the world; and not only in the world, if by chance extraterrestrials exist, they surely have their own musical expressions.

In our case it does not have a single function, we could say that it is a passion that helps us a lot to distract us from the madness and freneticism of today's world, you can not imagine how therapeutic it is for us, in fact we listen to it in any state of mind in which we find ourselves. Nowadays it has an additional function for us since belonging to the moderation of Hive Open Mic forces us to evaluate other people's performances, which for us is a new and atypical activity but we have already got used to it.

The truth is that we would have liked to have dedicated more time to music in our childhood and we don't mean to listen to it but to learn it, having theoretical knowledge at an intermediate level would help us a lot nowadays. Maybe before it was easier to appreciate and learn music because we took life a little more calmly and it was much easier to pay attention and focus on being excellent at whatever it is you chose to study or take as an extracurricular activity, but we must move forward with what we have.

¿Qué significa la música para ti? ¿Es quizá una simple distracción? ¿Es trabajo? o ¿Es tu mayor pasión? ¿Qué porcentaje de importancia tiene en tu vida? Bueno, creo que podrían hacerse muchas preguntas al respecto ante un elemento infinito y tan trascendental culturalmente en el mundo; y no solo en el mundo, si de casualidad los extraterrestres existen de seguro tienen sus propias expresiones musicales.

En nuestro caso no tiene una sola función, podríamos decir que es una pasión que nos ayuda mucho a distraernos de las locuras y frenetismo del mundo actual, no imaginan lo terapéutico que resulta para nosotros, de hecho la escuchamos en cualquier estado anímico en el que nos encontremos. Actualmente tiene una función adicional para nosotros ya que pertenecer a la moderación de Hive Open Mic nos obliga a valorar actuaciones de otras personas, cosa que para nosotros es una actividad nueva y atípica pero ya nos hemos acostumbrado.

La verdad nos hubiera gustado haber dedicado más tiempo a la música en nuestra niñez y no nos referimos a escucharla sino a aprenderla, tener conocimientos teóricos a un nivel quizá intermedio nos ayudaría mucho en la actualidad. Quizá antes era más fácil apreciar y aprender música porque llevábamos la vida con un poco más de calma y era mucho más fácil prestar atención y enfocarte en ser excelente en lo que sea que hayas elegido estudiar o tomar como actividad extracurricular, pero debemos avanzar con lo que tenemos.

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Regarding one of the initial questions, we would have liked to say that music is a job, we always say that if we had studied music we would probably be in another place, maybe we would be in front of a stage on weekends in front of an audience or we would be giving classes to children hungry to learn; the truth is that any of these ideas pleases us, although if you do one of the above mentioned things you might think that we are crazy and that we do not know what we would be getting into.

Music has always been in our lives, somehow it was always fluttering everywhere. Since we were children, the soundtracks of the soap operas our parents watched, the series our older siblings watched and the animated series we started watching at a very early age, generated a mark in our mind every time we listened to them that caused us certain sensations, in fact if we perceive one of those songs right now we can easily transport ourselves to those moments.

In our country (and surely in yours) there was a program on Saturday afternoons called "Sábado Sensacional" in which great national and international artists were presented and in those times this day was a family reunion because it was a unique opportunity to enjoy first hand the musical hits of the moment, since obviously the internet was not an option and perhaps the resources were not enough to obtain the records of these artists.

In those times salsa and merengue were the reigning genres and had practically no competition in the general population beyond some people who in an underground way listened to Rock or other genres perhaps linked to the cultural roots of each one but without a doubt they were a minority. This may not have changed much but we must recognize that there is an unmentionable genre that ends up "ton" that has risen to great heights but we think this is worldwide.

Respecto a una de las interrogantes iniciales, nos hubiera gustado decir que la música es un trabajo, siempre decimos que si hubiéramos estudiado música probablemente estuviéramos en otro lugar, talvez estuviéramos frente a un escenario los fines de semana ante un público o estaríamos dando clases a niños con hambre de aprender; la verdad cualquiera de esas ideas nos agrada, aunque si tú haces una de las cosas antes mencionadas quizá puedas pensar que estamos locos y que no sabemos en qué nos estaríamos metiendo.

La música siempre ha estado en nuestra vidas, de alguna manera siempre estaba revoloteando por todas partes. Desde niños los soundtracks de las novelas que veían nuestros padres, las series que veían nuestros hermanos mayores y las series animadas que a muy temprana edad empezamos a ver, generaban una marca en nuestra mente cada vez que las escuchábamos que nos causaban ciertas sensaciones, de hecho si ahora mismo percibimos una de esas canciones podemos transportarnos fácilmente a esos momentos.

En nuestro país (y seguramente en el tuyo) existía un programa los sábados por la tarde llamado "Sábado Sensacional" en los que se presentaban grandes artistas nacionales e internacionales y en aquellas épocas este día era de reunión familiar ya que era una oportunidad única de disfrutar de primera mano los éxitos musicales del momento, ya que evidentemente el internet no era una opción y quizá los recursos no daban para obtener los discos de estos artistas.

En esas épocas la salsa y el merengue eran los géneros que reinaban y prácticamente no tenían competencia en la población en general más allá de algunas personas que de manera underground escuchaban Rock u otros géneros quizá ligados a las raíces culturales de cada quien pero sin duda eran una minoría. Lo anterior quizá no ha cambiado mucho pero debemos reconocer que hay un género innombrable que termina por "ton" que ha subido grandes escalas pero esto creemos que es a nivel mundial.

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It is very likely that the above mentioned has forged directly or indirectly what we are today musically, there are things that the mind is registering unconsciously and then looking for ways to put into practice, perhaps we sing as we sing, we listen to what we hear and dance what we dance for those experiences that we accumulated over the years and that were generating a certain identity in us, coincidentally we had a very similar childhood in terms of musical influences.

Right now the musical activities we do are clearly linked to this platform and that makes us very happy, in fact we can say that this has given another meaning to our musical lives, to be able to share, read the nice comments of people we do not know or we met and are already our friends, receive rewards for our work, learn from others and improve what we do is certainly a sign that we now have a different and positive direction, in fact probably before there was not even a very clear path.

Determining a percentage is complex, there are so many things in our lives that have different priorities, so much to take care of and worry about that the figure could be subjectively very low or very high, but since we already got into this problem with that question we will say that music has a 20% of importance in our lives; this figure does not seem small to us but it is surely a very changeable value. In short, music has a very high value for us that leaves only positive vibes and joys for our lives.

Es muy probable que lo anteriormente mencionado haya forjado directa o indirectamente lo que somos hoy en día musicalmente, hay cosas que la mente va registrando inconscientemente y que luego va buscando manera de poner en práctica, talvez cantamos como cantamos, escuchamos lo que escuchamos y bailamos lo que bailamos por esas vivencias que fuimos acumulando con el pasar de los años y que fueron generando cierta identidad en nosotros, casualmente tuvimos una infancia muy parecida en cuanto a influencias musicales.

Ahora mismo las actividades musicales que realizamos están netamente ligadas a esta plataforma y eso nos tiene muy contentos, de hecho podemos decir que esto le ha dado otro significado a nuestras vidas musicales, poder compartir, leer los lindos comentarios de personas que no conocemos o que conocimos y ya son nuestros amigos, recibir recompensas por nuestros trabajo, aprender de otros y mejorar en lo que hacemos es sin duda una muestra de que ahora tenemos un rumbo distinto y positivo, de hecho probablemente antes ni siquiera existía un camino muy claro.

Determinar un porcentaje es complejo, hay tantas cosas en nuestras vidas que tienen distintas prioridades, tanto por que ocuparse y preocuparse que la cifra pudiera ser subjetivamente muy baja o muy alta, pero como ya nos metimos en este problema con esa interrogante diremos que la música tiene un 20% de importancia en nuestras vidas; esta cifra no nos parece poca cosa pero de seguro es un valor muy cambiante. En fin que, la música tiene un altísimo valor para nosotros que solo deja vibras positivas y alegrías para nuestras vidas.

It has been a while since we had a publication in this prestigious community that we love and that invites us to express what has our heart about music, this time we have had an outbreak of inspiration and we hope that these arise more often to continue sharing them with you.

Maybe you want to tell us what music is in your life, we know it is not easy because it can be something very changeable but it would be interesting to know what you feel right now. Thanks for putting up with all these letters and making it this far, a big hug!

Hacía ya un tiempo que no realizábamos una publicación en esta prestigiosa comunidad que nos encanta y que nos invita a expresar lo que tiene nuestro corazón respecto a la música, en esta oportunidad hemos tenido un brote de inspiración y esperamos que estos surjan más seguido para seguir compartiéndolos con ustedes.

Quizá tú quieras contarnos lo que es la música en tu vida, sabemos que no es fácil ya que puede ser algo muy cambiante pero sería interesante saber lo que sientes ahorita. Gracias por soportar todas estas letras y llegar hasta aquí. ¡Un fuerte abrazo!

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Music mean alot to me and I love music so much

For us it also has a deep-rooted meaning in our lives. Thanks for stopping by to comment, best regards!

I just wonder how life would have been without music..

Without music we would not be talking at this moment and we would not live the beautiful things we lived in Hive, and surely many more tragedies; the truth is hard to imagine!

Wao! All thanks to music for the bringing us all together

For me...
Music is beyond words and even lyrics. It's such a unique expression that finds origin in the very sight and sounds that surround us... and every human responds to it.

Even the unborn baby responds to music!
According to UNICEF,

"Listening to music during pregnancy will not only have a soothing and uplifting effect on the pregnant woman, but also a positive influence on the unborn baby.
Around 16─18 weeks of pregnancy, the little one hears its very first sound.
By 24 weeks, the little ears start to develop rapidly and babies have been shown to turn their heads in response to voices and noise in the last few months of pregnancy, an unborn baby can recognize her mother’s voice, her native language, word patterns and rhymes.."
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How fantastic!

The article you share is undoubtedly irrefutable proof of the high value of music, something like this is very difficult to conceptualize and express as you say, with simple words. It only remains to feel fortunate to be able to have it in our lives and enjoy it. Thank you very much for your support! Greetings!!!

Thank you for sharing thoughts on the topic!

Chicos.. que bueno encontrarme con esta publicación porque desde ya quisiera contar mi experiencia.
Es genial ver cómo los dos de una manera u otra se han visto influenciados por la música, yo creo que todo ser humano así no la practique directamente tiene ese gusto por la música, no importa el género, ya tienen un conexión con ella.
Me gustó leerlos, un abrazo. Se les aprecia

Tienes toda la razón, la conexión con la música de parte de todos es prácticamente involuntaria y sin dudas deja algo en nuestro subconsciente, no creo que exista alguien que no le guste la música, como mínimo le gusta el canto de los pájaros y eso cuenta como música.

Nos encantaría leer tu experiencia, la esperamos con ansias. Mil gracias por pasar y apoyar. Cuídate!

Mira, me ha encantado muchísimo tu post, de verdad. Porque el valor que tiene la música es realmente demasiado increíble de describir. Y mira que yo lo intento, casi que a diario, con posts, en mi cabeza, hablando con mi amigos, recomendándoles música, etc... Amo este tipo de realizaciones y obviamente, estoy muy contento con le tuyo. Excelente trabajo, amigo.

Nos encantaron tus palabras bro, estas conexiones solo pueden ser generadas por la música, no cabe dudas de que son un regalo y no queda más que disfrutarlo. Entiendo que la música te genere tantas emociones y sea siempre un tema de discusión, nos pasa lo mismo. Gracias por el apoyo.

Holla @musicandreview from your expressions of what music means to you guys, I can feel you pouring out your hearts and true emotions of the value and importance of the presence of music in your lives.

I agree with what you said "that music is therapeutic and can be used to get away from the frenetisms of our world.

I believe that your presence in the music world especially in this platform has touched and encouraged many persons and musicians!

Thanks for sharing this heartfelt experience of yours!
Ciao!

Your words wrap our hearts with so much love and joy, you can't imagine how satisfying it is to read this, you make our work worthwhile.

We thank you from the bottom of our souls for the support you have given us. Best regards!

Music is everything to me, it's something I can't do without, it's what I breathe. Without music life would be boring to me, but with it in my life is sweet and awesome. I love music.

Thanks for sharing this beautiful piece with us.

It was an honor to have shared these words with all of you, receiving comments like these are the best reward for our work. Greetings and thank you for your support!

You're always welcome.

Music means a lot to everyone of us in different perspective. To some, it might be a distraction, to some it might be a strength.
To me, whenever I'm down and i play music, it gives me this sweet feeling of strength.
I love music a lot.

But someone like me that have four different musical skills, singing, piano, drums, and guitar.... it's hard for me to discover my musical focus.

I'll publish an article relating to that very soon.
I hope to see you there

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