A dream about music is quite common. We listen to music when we feel good. But we also listen to music when we are broken inside. 

So, a plot featuring music may take either a positive or a negative direction depending on the details of the dream. 

Dream about Music - Various Scenarios And Interpretations
Dream about Music – Various Scenarios And Interpretations

What Does Dream About Music Signify?

Most of the time, a dream about music is a sign of positivity. But even the sweetest melody can sound horrible if played at a deafening volume. So, there are also times when dreams related to music are associated with unpleasantness, though rare. 

 We need to remember that ‘music’ is a broad term. Under it are pop, rock, jazz, rap, country music, and so on.

Since rock music gives us an entirely different experience compared to pop music, it’s vital to consider the specific type or genre of music while interpreting your dream. 

Some of the most common symbols are – 

  • Feelings

Dreams that strongly feature music mean you have strong feelings that need to be expressed. 

On the flip side, it may even be your subconscious encouraging you to be more expressive. 

  • Peace, contentment, and happiness

The ancient Egyptians associated music with a happy heart and soul.

Most of the time, music is a reflection of the peace and bliss you are experiencing in the waking world. 

  • Opportunity

Music also symbolizes wonderful opportunities that would come to you at the most unexpected time. 

Note that the opportunity in question will most likely come to you disguised as a person or a matter. 

  • Bonding

These dreams may also reflect rapport and social bonding.

  • Getting carried away by your emotions

Sometimes, it is a sign that you are letting your emotions have the better of you. This can be the meaning of your dream if you see or attend a musical. 

  • Taking control of your life

It can also reflect your willingness and preparedness to take charge of your life’s actions and decisions. 

  • Unpleasant situations, unhappiness, and lack of harmony

They can stand for your imbalance and out-of-tune life if you hear or listen to unpleasant and discordant music. 

  • Burden

Music is also synonymous with overwhelming burdens and responsibilities. 

This is the meaning if you listened to annoying, harsh-sounding music that gives off a bad vibe. 

Various Dreams Of Music & Their Interpretations

Common scenarios of music dreams experienced by dreamers around the planet include –

Dream of hearing music 

Hearing music, especially harmonious melody, is an omen of pleasure, and prosperity. 

Dreaming about pleasant music

This is a sign of fulfillment and prosperity. From the relationship point of view, the dream denotes reconciliation with friends you have lost touch with. 

Happy music

This is your higher self encouraging you to be cheerful and optimistic.

This interpretation is especially true if you dream of happy music while undergoing extremely tough times in the waking world. 

Through the dream your inner self is sending you positive vibes, telling you that everything is going to be okay!

Boring music

This dream scenario stands for people who would give you nothing but pain and discomfort in the waking world. Also, it says you have no tolerance for such types of people. 

Sad music 

This is a harbinger of sorrowful news making its way toward you. 

Loud music 

It could be your subconscious warning you to pay heed to the goings-on in your surroundings. 

Playing pop music

It hints at a change in the upcoming weeks or months. 

According to the plot, you are skeptical of how people will receive you and whether you will fit into the new place. 

However, the dream tells you are worrying over nothing! Just be your own self and people will accept and respect you for who you are. 

Harsh-sounding music and getting annoyed

The plot stands for a burden you are carrying. 

Perhaps you are compelled to do something you absolutely detests. Despite how you feel about it the dream says you wouldn’t be able to escape from it.

Listening to music 

This usually reflects your feelings and emotions in the waking world.

Hearing classical music 

It means you are someone who tries to avoid fights, arguments, and conflicts at all costs. 

Listening to jazz music

The dream says you are not someone who judges a book by its cover.

Instead of categorizing someone or something as good or bad from the get-go, you prefer to be fair to everyone and let time and their behavior/ actions speak for them. 

Turning music off

Turning the music off hints at a spoilsport. Your happiness and cheerful mood are likely to be ruined by an event or a person as per the dream. 

Playing music

The scenario stands for your strength and willpower. Your tenacity will help you tackle many of your challenging problems with ease. 

The plot says you are not someone who accepts failure easily. Instead, you make sure you approach a problem from all possible perspectives before calling it quits. 

Making music

It shows you have finally mustered up the courage to take charge of your life.

Singing and dancing to music

Singing and dancing to music is a reflection of the security, comfort, and happiness you are experiencing in your waking life. 

If you have been having a tough time recently, the dream is a sign that all those will soon become a thing of the past.  

Becoming a famous musician

It symbolizes contentment in your personal as well as professional lives. 

Starring in a music video

Your higher self encourages you to be more expressive of your emotions and feelings. 

Music played on a guitar

This is closely associated with your romantic life.

If you have developed passionate feelings for a certain individual around the time you dream of the above scenario, the plot denotes the intensity of your passions would grow tenfold. 

Listening to music to sleep

The dream is a harbinger of pleasant surprises and happy times. 

Why Did You Dream Of Music?

If you are wondering why you dream of hearing, listening, or making music, let us tell you that there are numerous possible reasons.

However, the reason will, undoubtedly, differ from person to person and from dreamer to dreamer because no two people can be the same. 

  • You are a musician or have something to do with music in the waking world. In that case, the dream probably does not carry any significant meaning as it is nothing but a reflection of your reality.
  • Depending on the scenario, your dream may mean you are about to take charge of your actions and decisions. 
  • You are a person who gives equal chances to everybody. You do not judge a book by its cover.
  • Negatively, music symbolizes you are carrying a heavy burden in the waking world. 
  • Music can also be a sign that you are about to have a rewarding love life. 
  • It also denotes disputes and conflicts in the waking world. 
  • Music is also a symbol of relaxation.  


To wrap up, the dream scenario denotes positivity most of the time. But there are a few exceptional music dream scenarios that are ill omen. 

Regardless of which direction your dream interpretation takes, you must remind yourself that every dream happens for a reason – both the good as well as the bad.

If you get dreams about Headphones then check its meaning here.