Lindsay McMahon
"The English Adventurer"
english conversation music connection

Do you love music? In your native language, is music a major topic that you can use to connect with people?

If you are working to become fluent in English, learning how to talk about music is a great way to build connections with native speakers.

In today’s episode we will talk about how music can take you back to a moment in your past.

You might be surprised at how universal music can be, and we’re going to look at that and how you can talk about some of your favorite memories in this way.

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Music Can Be Very Powerful

Music can transport you to so many different places and times.

Music can take you back to a moment in time and allow you to reminisce and remember great memories.

Music is a part of us and it’s a part of how we put meaning in our lives.

You want to be able to communicate this to others, and this allows for some great connections.

You may start a conversation about a favorite band, or even discuss how a certain song can take you back to a time in your life.

Music is universal and crosses cultures, and therefore it’s a great topic of conversation no matter who you are talking to.

There is great power in music, and it can be a useful way of making connections in a very natural way.

Great Phrases To Talk About Music

There are some great phrases to use to make connections and start conversation about music.

These phrases can be a great way to introduce your memory, and to get the conversation started.

  1. This music really brings me back: It means that as soon as you hear this piece of music, you get a memory immediately in your mind. You can almost feel yourself in that moment of time. It’s as if the music transports you back to that memory or that place in time.
  2. This calls to mind___________: This is another way of introducing a memory. It’s a great way to start a conversation and others may be able to relate to that memory. Since music is so universal, many people have memories pertaining to music. This phrase is a great way to introduce your memory.
  3. This reminds me of ________: This is another way of saying that a song brings about a memory. This is a common phrase to say that something sends you back to a specific moment of time. You might be able to think back to what you were doing or who you were talking to. The memories can be strong, and so this is a great phrase to introduce that. Music can be very powerful, and so can a certain smell. These things act as very strong triggers for memories.
  4. It sends me right back/puts me right back: This is another way to show that music brings about memories. You may use this to place yourself in a very specific memory or time of your life. This allows you to start a conversation and share a very specific memory, and others like this and may very well want to share their own memories.

These phrases are all great for talking about music and your favorite memories.

Try them and see how they allow you to share, but also invite others to share with you too.

Music As A Way of Connecting

The connections can be very strong through music.

You are making yourself somewhat vulnerable when you share a memory–and this makes for great connections!

You don’t need to overthink making a connection or starting a conversation.

These are your stories to share, and when you open yourself up like that then others are likely to want to share with you.

If you allow yourself to open up then you can create some really great conversations.

People love to connect over music because this is the key to some really great memories.


Music is almost like a universal language, and it’s something that we can all relate to.

If you allow yourself to open up, then you can share some great memories of your own centered around music.

This is a great way to start conversation, and it can lead to some wonderful connections.

We all have memories centered around music, so take the time to share yours with others.

This can really help to take your conversations to another level, and music can help you to make connections like nothing else.

If you have any questions, please leave them below in the comments section.

We’ll get back to you as soon as we can.

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