Here are the oh-so-scintillating rules of the tag (because the rules are the best bit as everyone knows :P)
Anyway, the rules of the tag:
1. Thank the person who tagged you. THANK YOU JESSICA!!!
2. Answer the questions.
3. Tag others.
4. Add you own question to the tag for your nominees to answer.
5. Include the rules in your post.
Do you play any instruments?
I play the violin mainly. I also can play some piano and a little tune on the harp. I can play an alto recorder (well I think it's an alto recorder. It's bigger than a descant) and a descant recorder, although I haven't picked either of those up for ages.What is your favourite music genre?
I love worship music of most descriptions (upbeat, classical style, hymns....). Also country music, bluegrass etc is awesome! The Isaacs are probably my favourite musicians of this genre. Classical music can be a bit boring sometimes but usually I like it. I don't really have a particular favourite genre.Is there a music genre you absolutely cannot stand?
I don't like the really intense music. Rock music, metal, most rap. I really don't like 'dark' music. You probably know the kind of music I speak of.
What is your favourite way to listen to music? (CD, vinyl, MP3, radio, etc)
I love listening to music on Spotify off my phone when I'm folding up the washing or cooking. Listening to my favourite tracks (and singing along, of course!) is a brilliant way to pass time that would be otherwise boring. It does annoy me though because I don't use it enough to warrant getting a premium Spotify account... and I hate all the advertisements they interrupt the music with. :/ Also I love listening to the music (and talk shows) Radio Rhema plays when I'm driving along in the car.
What/who are your three favourite bands/singers?
To be honest, I don't follow any singers/bands closely which means I don't know lots of their songs. I have only really found the sort of music I like recently when I started listening to Radio Rhema! Which means I know a couple of songs from a lot of artists, lol. Well I'm just going to list some of the artists behind some of my current favourite songs and sorry there will be more than three.
Twila Paris // Unspoken // Jeremy Camp // For King and Country // Matthew West // Robin Mark // Natalie Grant // Need to Breathe // MercyMe // Lauren Daigle // Stars Go Dim // Colton Dixon (I could go on and on but I think I'll stop now :P)
This is a really hard question. I like C major (root position) on the piano just because it's nice and safe and comfortable. I like playing any chords on the violin as long as they aren't really awkward (fourth finger on the lower string + third finger on the higher string, anyone?!). I do prefer major chords over minor. I am also aware I haven't specifically answered the entirety of the question so please accept my sincerest apologies.
What do you think is the purpose of music?
The purpose of music is to uplift, soothe, inspire, calm, excite, delight, amaze, make life more beautiful, make life more wonderful, bring people together (physically, mentally and emotionally), help people through tough times, express emotion, provide a link between cultures and societies, give us pleasure and enjoyment, allow us to become more disciplined and knowledgeable as we learn it and discover its mysteries, improve morale and create an atmosphere.
And now, for the people I officially
and anyone else who likes music and/or tags! :)
My bonus question for the peeps I've tagged
What is one piece of music / song that has gotten you through a really tough time?
And for all you commenting chaps and chapesses- I want to know the answer to the same question from you! :)
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