“…people understand” – a quote by Jim Croce

In reference to a foreign exchange tour he and his band made, Jim Croce once said:

We just ate what the people ate, lived in the woods, and played our songs. Of course they didn’t speak English over there, but if you mean what you’re singing, people understand.

Music truly is The Universal Language.  Music conveys emotion, which is part of the appeal of Classical music…no words, just well-conceived, well-played music that tells its story magnificently.

More to Jim Croce’s point, he’s right about language not being a barrier to understanding and appreciating songs. You don’t have to speak the same language.  If the singer has any talent and puts any passion into their singing, you can feel the emotion.  In small, intimate settings, the singer’s facial expressions and body language take us one step further toward understanding.

Meaning what you’re singing leads to pouring your heart and soul into your music, which leads to universal understanding of your message.


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