Just as the strokes of paint on a canvas can convey emotional content, the notes of a melody can stir a listener with emotion. Many people start off looking at the arts as a visual medium, yet some of the most emotional art in the world is produced in music. While it might not be the career a person originally imagined, exploring musical artistry should not be ignored because they would rather draw or paint or even sculpt. It is a respected art form that has been around for centuries, and it has its own rewards for those practicing it.
Singing is often the first step in music arts because children are often sung lullabies by their mothers to help them fall asleep. Children learn the simple melodies, and they may sing or hum them in times of stress or happiness. As they progress through their formal education, music and simple songs are often part of their education. They may find they have a natural ability in perfect pitch, or they could have a distinctive voice their teachers feel should be educated to perform musical arts.
Performing songs requires basic talent, but much of it can be learned by those without perfect pitch or an innate ear. Some students have gone on to become stars after they have worked hard to master the basics, and others learned only by listening as their gifts allowed them to skip much of the necessary training. Even if a person is unable to reproduce with their voice, they could choose to learn an instrument.
Instruction in musical instruments is often part of a formal education, but excelling at it may be difficult for those without natural talent or at least excellent hand-eye coordination. If a musical career is still a dream, the student could learn to compose music. While it might seem a let down from a career as a star, those who compose what they are able to hear in their mind often have long and brilliant careers where their music will far outlast them.