1. Do you like Music?
Yes, I always listen to music whenever walking solo. It uplifts me anytime and I don’t get bored when doing that. I think it has the power that makes people happy.
2. How often do you listen to music?
I listen to music every day. In particular, when I walk around my place, take a bath, and want to get feel relax after studying. I used to listen to music after getting back home first when I was a computer engineer. I need to do that to remove my stress.
3. What are benefits you can get from listening to music?
As I said earlier, it is a stress remover for me. Also, it gives me the power to do something troublesome such as cleaning my room or washing dishes. It has an effect on not only people but also film, café, and TV commercial. For example, there are some soundtracks in the film. We can listen to jazz music in a café. Music often makes a TV commercial effective to draw attention.
4. How do you think your culture appreciates music nowadays?
Yes, I think so. In my own perspective, culture connects with music firmly. There are many traditional Japanese songs, and they are not only Japanese Pops. Moreover, there is a unique piece every schools in Japan. I like that because I can feel my memories in our school and also our school’s history. It always makes me nostalgic. In a same matter, we can feel Japanese culture when listening to Japanese songs.
5. Where do you usually listen/ stream music ? ( you can mention a device or a music app/website)
I usually listen to music in places where people gather such as a shopping mall, supermarket, and restaurant and so on. Music tends to uplift people, so it is essential to attract people in those kinds of places. Let's say a festival. I assume that nobody goes to a festival if there is no music.
Describe the first time you’ve learned how to appreciate music.
I noticed the importance of music for the first time when I was in elementary school. I often watched music TV shows because I was really into a Japanese girls’ group which had some members who were as old as me. I practiced dancing and singing to copy the group at home. Besides, I did that in school with my friends. I could make lots of friends thanks to that. I realized that music was one of the tools that helped me make friends. We could enjoy school life since there was always music. After graduating from school, it often helps me when I get disappointed or exhausted. We have karaoke as Japanese culture. We can sing a song in a karaoke box. Mainly, we go to a karaoke box when we want to get rid of our stress or get depressed deeply. Singing or listening to music treat our heart and makes us energized.
1. Do you think it is advisable for teenagers to go to concerts or live performances?
Yes, I believe so. It will inspire teenagers because they will be able to watch a real performance. They will be able to recognize the difference between when they listen to music in a concert and from an audio player. It will get them impressive. Besides, the teenagers who strongly got attracted by it might start to learn how to play a music instrument.
2. Do you think music somehow has negative influence on people? Cite some situation.
Yes, it has that aspect. Let me give some examples. Let’s say a night club. We listen to noisy music there. Some people enjoy it, but some people dislike the place because of the music. In my case, I sometimes get a headache when staying there for a while. Moreover, music makes people more depressed when listening to sad music. It is essential to choose suitable songs with a situation.
3. There is a proverb that says, "Without music, Life would be a mistake" Do you agree?
Yes, I totally agree with this proverb because I need music. I feel I can be a main character of a story when I listen to music. I mean music changes my life vivid and bright. If I lose music, my life will be dark and sad.