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