Thinking through a daily routine from start to finish, it is possible to list all of the circumstances in which you listen to music. This can be from the radio alarm clock in the morning to background music in a bar at night.
Music is used by many as a way to relax. Sitting back with nothing else to do other than listen to the music is a way to get away from it all without going anywhere. For some, classical music drains away any stress, for others singing along to a favorite pop song is the perfect way to kick back.
• Social Activities
Sitting with a group of friends and putting on some music is another way that it comes into daily life. Music can be used socially for sing-alongs and karaoke or just to listen to and appreciate as a group.
Music is crucial to the art of dance. Dancers will rehearse to music daily either from a recording or a live pianist. Dances are created to fit with musical scores to bring the two together as an art form.
• Background Noise
Music is often used in daily life as a form of background noise. This can be in the form of a portable music player used on a walk, music used to create a relaxing environment for work or background music playing in a bar or restaurant to help build up an atmosphere.
It is difficult to think of a situation in daily life where there is not some sort of music playing or there is not the option to have music playing.