I love music. This started by taking piano lessons while in grammar school. I can’t play a song. But I do like to sit in front of a keyboard and play chords. I still remember some of my piano scales. And yes, I did use a metronome as well.
If you ever take a close look at a piano or took lessons you learn that there are 7 keys starting with C,D,E,F,G,A,B that repeat. These are the white keys. There are 5 black keys as well. So there are a total of 12 possible notes between them. They get repeated over and over again with either a higher pitch or lower pitch depending on where they are on a piano. (Left is lower & right is higher on a piano.)
Twelve possible notes.
Everyone around the world uses these same 12 possible notes for their music.
Some higher pitched. Some lower or some combination of both. (Even churches, rap groups, and marching bands.) What is fascinating about the 12 notes is that they can create such a variety of music. Each with its own coherence, melody, and rhythm. All are distinct, different, and most times pleasing.
You see music is not much different than our lives. We too are pretty much alike. Each one of us carries these same 12 notes inside of us just like a piano. Where we struggle is trying to find a combination of notes and choices that will bring coherent melodies into our lives.
Music gives us hope that our lives don’t need to be the same
to have coherence, melody, and rhythm.
We simply need to find the artist within us to help put our 12 notes together in a way that brings us joy and expression every day of our lives.