Music - A way to learn English


Of late I have been listening a great deal of music. During lockdown it has proved to be my savior- a Knight in shining armor. Unimaginable, how I would have survived staying in without melody. Thought I should shed light on what role music plays in our lives.  Although there are many pros of listening music, I will be focusing on its transcendence in English learning.

First of all we need to take cognizance that music is not just playing of different instruments in a synchronized manner so that it brings about something soothing for ear. Rather even a bird’s chirp, burble of water, barking of dog is music. As many people are there as many music forms you will find. From medieval era’s folklore to modern times’ rock, hard metal and EDMs (Electronic Dance Music), everything is a masterpiece. We can’t overlook the fact that few songs have beautiful and bodacious lyrics/runes/verses. For example,

Lay down your head and I'll sing you a lullaby
Back to the years of loo-li lai-lay
And I'll sing you to sleep and I'll sing you tomorrow
Bless you with love for the road that you go
May you sail far to the far fields of fortune
With diamonds and pearls at your head and your feet
And may you need never to banish misfortune
May you find kindness in all that you meet

Notice how Junoesque and exquisitely written. Every verse has meaning grandiosely expressed. When you hear the voice, ah, you vanish in a different realm of happiness, calmness, peaceful and beauteous. As you have embargoed on learning English ship, you’ll find many new words which improves your vocabulary. You can even learn grammar. I can guarantee that when you listen music you just don’t listen for the sake of listening. The voice and lyrics fill your heart with all kinds of unknown despair, melancholic and joyous feelings. Why not learn something useful from this? It wouldn’t hurt knowing the words and their uses in different manner which till now you thought are clichéd.

I'm lying wide awake
My head spinning over you
Dark of night, no stars inside
You are dreaming next to me
Afraid to close my eyes,
'cause I don't wanna miss a moment of you
Don't want to dream,no
No dream could be as beautiful as you are
Tell me what have I done to deserve something this beautiful

As the Athenian philosopher Plato had rightly said, “Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination and life to everything.”

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