You don’t have to be a musician to express your emotions through music. You could set up your song library to spark whatever emotions you want to uncover. If you are feeling a bit down, you may want to play songs that are upbeat. If you need to relax, try some light classical to get you into that mindset.
Whatever type of mood you are in, music can help to alter or enhance it, depending on what you are trying for. You can use services such as Spotify and specify the genre of music you are looking for. You could also use iTunes to download your favorite music in multiple categories.
Sometimes, you should try to listen to music styles that are outside your comfort zone. If you are not into Country music, try it out. You may be surprised to find songs that give you a whole different feeling than what you are used to. When breaking free of that comfort zone, you may find yourself thinking in ways you never thought about before. If it isn’t working for you, simply go back to what you like.
If you are a musician, you can certainly use music as part of your emotional expression. It is quite easy to share the music you create with others. In fact, Justin Beiber was discovered by Usher from a YouTube video that Beiber published. Anything can happen these days. Even if you get only local downloads, this is still more than you would get had you not published your work.
Playing and publishing songs written by other musicians, i.e., covers, requires some delicate handling. You don’t want to get slapped with a copyright violation. Luckily, sites like YouTube recognize the songs and publish the original artist along with the video. It also includes a link to a place where viewers can purchase the song of the original artist. With this mechanism in place, you won’t have to worry as much about publishing songs written by those other artists. If it is a problem, YouTube will usually ask you to delete the video or will do it on your behalf.
Music can also tap into emotions of the past. Have you ever heard a song on the radio that reminded you of a relative or an old friend? Perhaps you and your grandmother used to listen to songs that she listened to when she was younger. You hear a song on the radio, and it immediately triggers a memory of when you listened to it with her.