Music like words has power to move the soul and stir it in a way that words and voice cannot. That power to stir the soul is one major reason why when we sit down to watch a sad movie our eyes tear up and we have to fight not to cry.  The right melody enhances the jovialness of a comedy sketch and brings us to the edge of our seat by letting us know that something terrifying is about to happen.

To honor music’s ability to influence’s our mood, in Happy’s Musical Effects we will play Happy’s Garden poem to three different melodies to see how it influences the tone of the poem.  Vote for your favorite melody by leaving a comment.