Do you like to listen to music? Do you have a favorite song or artist that always reminds you of a certain time in your life? Every person has moments where they can start telling stories about their lives, and we want to help people make those memories happen. 52 weeks is an interactive storytelling project that asks people to share their memories, and we want that to remind them of important times in their lives, so they can tell more meaningful stories with family and friends.
Music is a powerful memory trigger, and it's an easy way to help people start telling their stories. This blog post will explore the ways you can use music in your work with caregivers, families, and memoirists by sharing examples of how I've used this approach in my own practice.
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Check out the video to write about your favorite music memory or help someone tell their story. You can check all the details of the 52 Weeks of Storytelling Series here. Legacy Storytelling can help strengthen family bonds while giving future generations something they will cherish forever!
Week 26 of 52 Weeks of Storytelling – Music Memories
Intro To the Weekly Prompt: Music Memories
Music is a universal language that can be used to connect with loved ones in all stages of life. Whether it's the song your mom sang to you as a child or the tunes filling up your old college dorm room, music plays an important role in our lives and memories.
Have you ever wondered how different your favorite playlist would be without any of these songs? In this week's prompts, we're going to explore some memories that include those iconic sounds. We'll also give you some tips on how to preserve your musical memories for generations to come!
Picking a Music Memory
The weekly writing prompt this week is music memories. Now, I have lots of music memories, but not everyone might have one. When you're thinking about which memory to pick, or if you're working with someone, feel free to pick
- maybe had to do with an instrument,
- if they went to a concert,
- a song they heard on the radio,
- a song they danced to,
- maybe the song at their wedding,
- or the first song they remember hearing on the radio
Those are all music involved things. Really anything that goes along with that, it could also be dancing specific. In the past, I've shared some prompts about music and how to write about music, go and check them.
Remember, this is a guideline, feel free to use anything. You can use any other prompt you'd like. If you have the printed pages or printed journal, feel free to write whatever you'd like in them and cross things out.
I hope you enjoyed this week's story prompt about music memories and the impact they can have on our lives. Remember, even if it seems like a small moment to you at the time, what we share with others matters–and has an untold impact for generations. Ready to help someone else tell their story? Check out 5 Minute Storytelling here!