Rock Star

F8ABFBBF-807D-458F-AA31-88265912D828“Oh come, let us sing to the Lord; let us make a joyful noise to the rock of our salvation!”
‭‭Psalms‬ ‭95:1‬ ‭ESV‬‬

Rock Star
All my life I have loved music and have a reasonable talent for it. In elementary school, I started playing tenor saxophone and recorder. During middle school I took piano lessons and continued to play saxophone. I even dabbled with the flute and piccolo. Then in high school I played tenor and alto sax, placing 6th in the all state band. My college years had me playing in the pep band and the symphonic band. The pinnacle of my music career was filling in for The Red Skelton Band’s baritone saxophone player. Unfortunately my medical career was not very compatible with music, though I still sing karaoke. I often wonder if I could have made it in the music industry if my family had supported me.

Music

15D33CEB-02EF-474A-BDBF-6C4AC58399C1“So all Israel brought up the ark of the covenant of the Lord with shouting, to the sound of the horn, trumpets, and cymbals, and made loud music on harps and lyres.”
‭‭1 Chronicles‬ ‭15:28‬ ‭ESV‬‬

μουσική is the Greek word from which music is derived, meaning “art of the muses”.
Put in simple terms, music is organized sounds. There are many classifications describing the sounds and categorizing them. What is noise to some is music to the ears for others. Different cultures prefer their own music styles and it is often used as “universal language”.
For me music is a way to express feelings, which evokes various feelings from others. Obviously it is a powerful language as the music industry is huge worldwide.