In Britain there are three popular musical centuries. Such as: Scotland, England and Wales. Only in Britain you can listen to bagpipe music, but its birthplace is Scotland. Also Scotland is well known because of Edinburgh international Festival.
The capital of England is the famous city called London. Liverpool in England is the home town of the Beatles. Also England is well known because of Aldeburgh Festival.
Wales is well known because of Eisteddfod Festival. I would like to speak about this Festival. It is well known because Eisteddfod is an international festival of folk-dancing and music. It helds every July at Llangollen, North Wales. It has no bardic content and is conducted in English. Its formal title is the International Music Eisteddfod.
Nowadays, many people like to listen to music. As for me, I think that music plays an important role in our life. This is something that helps me to be in a good mood, to understand different things and relax. Music brings
me pleasure and delights, fills my life with great expectations of joy and happiness. It fills me with new ideas.
There are many different styles of music. Such as: Jazz, Pop, Rock, Classical, as well as new musical directions, such as: Break Beat Rap, Hip-Hop, and many others. But I prefer classical. At home I have a wonderful collection of CDs, which includes Rap, Hip-Hop, Pop and classical. I also have a large collection of music, videos and photos of popular bands on my computer.
I think I`m a good listener, except for the classics, I also like the loud and energy music, but my mum doesn`t like this music. She does not like loud music and noise. She prefers quiet and relaxing music.
My understanding of music and sensitivity to different styles usually depends on my mood. For example, when I`m sad, I prefer quiet, calm, soft music. If I`m fine, I prefer rhythmic and dance music. I think it is better to listen to in the company of good friends.
My favourite music is classical. When I listen to classical music it pictures in my mind fragments of my life, sad and funny, it depends on the nature of music. Music can change a person`s life. Music can help to solve some my problems. But I find classical music relaxing. This music has been living for centuries. It is in every corner of our land. Some people don`t understand classical music, it creates a special spiritual world for the listener that enriches his inner life and makes him happy. When I listen to “the Ninth Symphony ” by Beethoven, I enjoy this wonderful music. It helps me feel much better. Of course, it`s difficult to find the way into serious classical music. I like to play classical music. This music makes me feel like dreaming.
We don`t have much information about folk music. This music lives on for centuries. Every nation has its own national music and dance ensembles and choirs. The British are very fond of their folk music. They held special Folk Festivals, where the young people can learn more about their national culture and folk music.
Music can influence people. It inspires and enriches people. It makes me think of my happy and dark days. Music is an art, a powerful force direct emotional effect. It can be a good friend, and help us to live.