What kind of music do fairies like? Thanks. =)
Ophelia Fey says -- Hello Selene. Fairies like all kinds of music. Lively or mellow. Ancient, classical or even more modern. When we play our own music we have our traditional instruments (which we fashion ourselves) depending on the types of fairies we are.
Air fairies, for instance, love the woodwinds and harp also, and the crwth. They're magnificent with the penny whistle or tin whistle, and have been since ancient times. Sometimes they play the flute with earth fae. But they're probably most known for chimes and bells.
Fire fairies happen to love sirens. Alarming, I know. Sounds like it too. Rather annoying to most fae, and it would probably scare humans half to death. And they like anything with distinct beat. They love to drum. The singing bowl is nice for them because it doesn't burn easily. Nor do the triangle and chimes. The clay udu is popular too.
Earth fairies, for that matter, also like to drum. Horns of all types, of course. Including the newer flumpet, and sackbut of eras gone by. And the ocarina, which they carve beautifully themselves. They also fashion a fabulous oud or lute. Not to mention the baglama. Small fairies love to jump on piano keys, and are actually quite good at playing. Anything with strings are fun. The earth fae are the most versatile.
Water fairies prefer the conch and triton shell. And some flutes -- they can blow bubbles with them. They also play special lyre, sounding lovely beneath the water. Many sea fae form wonderful rattles and clappers.
In general, fairies love all kinds of drumming, the sitar, lutes and flutes and harps. Celtic and Medieval music of past times were inspired by fae folk. Your classics are nice, too, naturally.
Fairies who are used to humans have also of late become intrigued with what you refer to as Rap. Some of it. Most have no clue what you are saying, of course, not knowing the languages of humans. But they like the beat. And some of the movements, which they try to mimic. It is quite hilarious. So basically, nature beings do enjoy many types of music.
Do fairies like when I sing to them?
Dear Ophelia, I like to sing and sing to myself rather frequently. I can't play any instruments but I'd like to sing to them; do you think they'd enjoy if I sang to them? And if so, what kind of songs do you think they'd like?
Ophelia Fey says - The beings of nature would enjoy it very much if you sing to them, and will whatever you choose, because it is most important that it come from your heart and that you can then sing it with heart and soul and meaning. That is what they will feel. Fae folk love all kinds of songs and music, so it will be up to you.
I Play Clarinet...
You say that the Fae likes woodwinds such as flutes, but do they like the clarinet? If I want them to hear, should I play it outside? (I might get funny looks from the neighbors, but...) Also, I'm not the best at playing it either... Will they go away if I mess up and the playing sounds bad? I have a song in mind, but it's sort of sad, would that make more negative Fae come? Thank you, I know it was quite a bit of questions in one go.
Ophelia Fey says - Hello Yuki. Yes, nature spirits would like the clarinet very much. Almost any kind of musical instrument is appreciated. It does not matter if you cannot play perfectly - we can hear the music behind the music as well, and that is the music that comes from your heart as you play. You need not play it outside - you certainly want to respect the peace and quiet of your neighbors.
As for a sad song, we may not find it "sad," but rather, quite lovely. It would not attract negative fae, as they would be attracted by a person's overall negative mood, behavior, manner of speech, way of being, etc. So do play what you feel led to play. And if you "mess up" we will not mind at all. It would be very touching to fae folk to know you were playing just for them.
What music artists do fairies like
What music artists do fairies like to sing and dance to, listen to?
Ophelia Fey says - Well that all depends on the fairy, much like it does with mortals! We have many different kinds of taste in music. Those of us who are used to your world and the history of your music might enjoy some of the more "modern" artists. Although what is modern to us may seem quite old to you.
I can say though, very few of us would like those who sing about negative things. There is too much of that in the world already. We like to hear music that lifts our spirits, something happy. That is not to say the music must always be fast; something slow is also very nice. We do like beat as well. Anything with a good drum rhythm would attract us, as drumming is one of our favorite musical past-times.
So we would listen to anything from old Celtic songs, to opera, to certain hip-hop. Some country if is is not too mournful, like somebody going to prison or someone dying. I particularly happen to like Fergie, as I think her voice is extremely excellent - when she uses it right. And Susan Boyle, of course. Then there is always Sly and The Family Stone, one of my favorites as well. I don't suppose they are around anymore. Just like Beethoven and Wagner aren't. A pity. I did so love "Ride of the Valkyries." There was a young lady awhile ago (I don't remember when, as I am not that good with Time) who sang about how Girls Just Want To Have Fun (a perfect fairy song)- she is called Cindy Lauper, I think? Anyway, there are just so very, very many fine musical artists. I think it's best to play the music you enjoy, because it you are happy, then we will feel that and want to find out more about it.
That is so cool how certain Fae love rap! I like the beat as well, and as a human, even I have a hard time understanding many of the words.
I can just visualize some of the Fae or Elves having a blast dancing to the Rap music :-)
Ophelia, once when I was playing some music on my CD player upstairs for the Faery- when I went downstairs, I saw a sparkly pink light dancing near the ceiling of our livingroom. I was only able to see for about 2-3 seconds, but will never forget- and know that it was a Faery because I saw the same sparkly pink light zoom about outside two times before that.
Hugs and thanks :-) lisa
Ophelia Fey says - Lisa, it is very possible that you did indeed see a fairy. This is often how they appear. And it is highly possible that they were attracted to your music. I have been receiving quite a few notes about people seeing things like these. I do not publish them all, as some are more confidential and about other things as well. I'm very excited for you for having this experience!