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What In The World Would We Do Without Music?


ď śWhat in the world would you and I do if there was no such thing as music? ď ś Can you imagine a world without music? No songs, no tunes, no rock, no roll, no jazz, no hymns, no boogie boogie-woogie, woogie, no country-western, no symphonies. No singing in the shower. No whistling Dixie.


Lovers wouldn’t have songs to romance to There would be no such thing as “our to. our song.” Sinatra couldn’t fly to the moon. Elvis couldn’t complain p about p people p stepping on his blue suede shoes. y Bennett would have to write a  Tony letter about how he left his heart in San Francisco. And Ray Charles would look pretty tt strange t up on stage t without ith t a piano telling us that Georgia is on his mind. mind


ď śThen when the wedding day arrived, what would the bride march down the isle to? A poem? Silence? Applause? ď śAnd when the happy couple marched out of the church together, would they do it to the bark of neighborhood dogs, or perhaps all the wedding guests talking at once?


And at the reception, what would they dance to? The Funky Chicken just isn isn’tt the same without music. Since rhythm is part of music,, no drums would even be p allowed. y I suppose pp would And the honeymoon take place with radio news on, or perhaps the educational channel accompanied i db by th the d drone off an airi conditioner.


ď śWhen baby arrives, do we lull her to sleep with a reading from Shakespeare? ď śOr perhaps random readings from the dictionary or encyclopedia? Could we bore her to sleep with words?


ď śNursery rhymes would have to be chanted or recited instead of sung. sung School music programs would of course be non-existent,, as would school choirs and orchestras and bands. ď śWhen the school football team plays, there would be no school fight song. Cheerleades would have to cheer and dance minus any music.


And when those birthdays roll around, we would have to all recite together in a monotone “happy birthday to you.” And when duty calls calls, what would soldiers march to? What would take the place of music in p parades, since there would be no marching bands. John Philip Sousa would have had to get a day job.


And on the 4th of July there would be no patriotic songs – just speeches. speeches At Christmas time there would be no Christmas carols. No rousing gg gospel p music at Easter, no hymns in church.  And can you imagine radio without music? Nothing but news and talk shows and bla bla bla bla….


 I don’t know about you, but I’ve had it up to here just thinking about it it. I’m Im heading for the piano now to celebrate the fact that our Creator g gave us the wonderful and inspiring and uplifting gift of music that we all take for granted.


I think I’ll play a nursery rhyme or two, then the wedding march march, then Silent Night, then Auld Lang Syne, then Fur Elise,, then the blues,, then….. Learn to play music and play piano here: http://www.playpiano.com


What In The World Would We Do Without Music