Writing Your Own Song

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Writing your own song is not just about expressing your feelings into words.

Just like how Irish band Klonakilty writes songs, which are performed in a traditional manner, writing your own song involves three basic components: harmony, which helps a song get the right kind of musical arrangement; culture, which helps a song get the right kind of musical influence; and experience, which helps a song get the right kind of audience.

Even more so, writing your own song involves:

Mind

Along with harmony, writing your own song is like creating a masterpiece by putting together different things. It involves our mind, as we think about what should be done next; materials, as we think about how it should be done; and tools, as we think about how it will be done. It also involves our creativity, as we think of ways to make a song meaningful; novelty, as we think of new ways to make a song more meaningful; and flexibility, as we think of ways to make a song reach more people.

Soul

Along with culture, writing your own song is like watching a bird fly up high with a spotting scope like those on https://opticsmag.com/adjust-binoculars-get-best-viewing-experience/. It involves our soul, as we look out the window and see the wonders of those around us. It also involves other people’s souls, as they look out the window and see the wonders of those around them. It even involves those we see nearby, as well as those we see at a distance, in a different perspective – the kind of perspective you get as you learn to enjoy life at its fullest.

Heart

Along with experience, writing your own song is like declaring your love for a significant other by putting words into action. It involves our heart, as we say how we truly feel deep inside; words, as we hope for things to get better when we say something; and actions; as we prove that things do get better when we say something. It also involves other people’s hearts, as they define if what you said is meaningful. It also involves other people’s words, as well as other people’s actions, as they prove that what you said is meaningful.

Writing your own song is harmony and mind working together. Writing your own song is also soul and culture coming together. Writing your own song is even experience and heart put together.

All to make a song that will forever change other people’s lives for the better…

What Music Is Really Like

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For some people, music is the window to the soul. But for other people, especially Irish bands like Klonakilty, music is more than just a window to a soul.

Music is history.

Music doesn’t only represent a story. Music also represents the history of a story. All those emotions you’ve felt before you came up with a story and all those experiences you’ve gone through before you came up with a story is the music itself – seen by those who can simply relate to it and heard by those who can truly relate to it.

All those people who inspire you and all those people who hurt you, as well as what other people have done and what you’ve done to other people, also play big roles in your music – telling your story, your history, in a different perspective and in a new way. It’s also just like birdwatching with a spotting scope, where you get to know more about a bird as you look closer into the scope.

Music is culture.

A music genre doesn’t only represent a story’s tone. A music theme also doesn’t only represent a story’s core. Both represent the culture of a story. All those tools upon writing a story and all those materials while writing a story is the music itself – used by those who saw how great a culture truly is and unified by those who experienced how great cultures truly are.

All those people you met and all those people who met you, as well as what things you’ve experienced with them and what things they experienced with you, also play big roles in your music – telling your story, your culture, in the most vibrant way possible. It’s just like whalewatching in an exclusive island, where you get to see and experience firsthand how wonderful life in the ocean truly is.

Most of all, music is you.

Your history + your culture = your story – and ultimately, your music. It represents who you are, what you’ve gone through, what you are capable of, and what your dreams are. It represents what’s in your heart, as well as what’s in your mind and what’s in your soul. It also represents the people around you, as well as the people who love you and even the people who hurt you.

Music, as a whole, is you.

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