Music helps set everyday mood

By Courtni Jennings: Guest columnist

Music is a huge part of my life. Every single day I listen to music or sing. I am in Ambassador Choir and so I listen to and sing those songs quite often.

Life is better with music. It just would not be exciting without it. In my free time I watch TV, a movie, or play on the computer. Music is everywhere.

On TV there is a theme song for the show or maybe a scene that is scary. It would not be as scary without music. On a movie, there are many different scenes with music. Music indicates that certain parts of the movie are supposed to be sad or happy or scary. It just would not be the same without music.

On the computer, when I open programs or e-mail, it will make a little noise (music). Usually I listen to music on the computer anyway. When I am listening to music, the sounds evoke memories of when I was little and did not know the words to some songs so I made up words.

Now I listen to those songs and then how crazy I was. Also when I listen to music, I dance. I will make up a dance and then pick out a song that will go with the dance.

Music helps with feelings, too.

Sometimes when I have had a bad day or something that I did not like happened, I listen to fast music. It cheers me up.

When I get up in the morning, I listen to fairly slow music to wake me up, although I am already physically up.

Then when I have been running around, jumping on the trampoline, or tumbling, I come home and listen to slow music. That way I can calm down a little bit.

I can’t imagine life without music.

Courtni Jennings is a sixth-grader at Zia Elementry.