Hearing music in your dreams generally has positive connotations. Music is a healing balm to the soul, and as you are listening to it in your dream, you may be connected to the wonderful, creative spirit or flow of life, suggesting a degree of inner harmony and emotional expression. Music in waking life is one of the most powerful and expressive mediums available and through music it is possible to convey feelings that are impossible to put into words. It is much the same in your dreams, where a beautiful melody can express your sense of feeling sweet, peaceful and harmonious, whereas a clash of harsh notes may reflect emotional discord or feeling out of tune with the people in your life.
The type of music that features in your dreams may have significance, especially if it was music you do not usually listen to in waking life. For example, if you love classical music but dreamt of a pop song, your unconscious may have retrieved the song from your memory because it portrays perfectly how you are feeling at present.
If you dreamed of classical music but are a modern music fan, this may be a reference to old-fashioned tastes and values with which you feel in tune. The dream may also be urging you to listen a little more to the advice of older people.
If you dreamed of choosing a song on a juke box, the song you chose may express how you are currently feeling. Dream drum rolls may be urging you to pay attention to someone or keep in step and conform to others in waking life.
According to Freud, a martial or rhythmical drum beat could suggest intercourse but another interpretation suggests that it could symbolize the voice of your unconscious or unspoken feelings that arise from the depths of your inner self.
If you were listening passively to music in your dream, this may be referring to your emotional reaction to a waking situation, but if you were actively making music, humming along or tapping the rhythm, this may be about your emotional involvement with someone or something. Dreams about music may also be urging you to explore your perhaps neglected potential for personal creativity, of which music is a common symbol.
If you were playing an instrument, the choice of instrument will also be significant.
If you were playing drums, are you trying to drum up support for something or someone, or did the dream suggest that something needs to be drummed into your head? If you clashed a pair of cymbals, this might suggest a clash of conflicting opinions, whilst blowing a trumpet may suggest bragging or your feelings of triumph. The black and white symbolism of piano keys could indicate the need to see things clearly, in black and white, or to harmonize extreme opinions. Don’t forget the sexual symbolism of musical instruments too. Freudians would, for example, regard a flute as a phallic symbol and the curved bodies of violins or guitars as a feminine symbol. Finally, dreams of playing instruments may simply be encouraging you to nurture a real-life talent for music. See also ARTS AND CRAFTS.... The Element Encyclopedia
Vision: Dreaming about hearing music means being happy and celebrating with the people who are close to you. Listening to annoying music: meeting unpleasant people or finding tension among your friends. Making beautiful music: growing personal and domestic happiness. Jarring sounds: conflict and arguments in the family. See Orchestra.
Depth Psychology: Listening or hearing beautiful music: inner peace and harmony.
If the music is annoying, of course, it means the opposite.
The dream might also be an expression of your musical talent. Do you play an instrument? If so, what kind? See Dance.... Dreamers Dictionary
To dream of watching a musical, you are trying to find your way towards happiness in real life.
If you are part of the musical in your dream, this is a lucky omen which represents happiness, harmony and joy. You have the potential to uplift others with your positive attitude.... My Dream Interpretation
If you dreamed about watching/playing the game musical chairs, it symbolizes that you are trying to “get inside” someone’s mind so you can understand their actions better. This dream can also represent the wish to be someone else, especially if you are feeling stressed.... My Dream Interpretation
To see or hear musical instruments in your dreams denotes pleasure and expectations of fun and frivolity. Someone may be playing your heartstrings or you may be allowing your soul to be in harmony with your higher source. See Music.... Strangest Dream Explanations
Musical instruments and the skill required to play them are both aspects of man attempting to be close to the divine. Ways of self-expression (for example, playing a musical instrument) are offerings of our own creativity and are spiritual acts. In dreams, we have access to vibrations and rhythms not always accessible in waking life.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Psychological / emotional perspective: Sound produced by musical instruments is evocative of emotion.
The symbolism of the instrument itself appearing may allow us to come to terms with that emotion in a slightly more objective way. Not being able to play a particular instrument suggests we do not have access to that emotion.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Material aspects: Musical instruments in a dream often stand for our skills and abilities in communication. Wind instruments tend to suggest the intellect, whereas percussion instruments suggest the basic rhythm of life. Stringed instruments calm the nervous system, so when these appear in dreams we are able to act accordingly in waking life.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
If you play the musical instrument you dreamed of, your mind is simply practising your skill while you sleep! If you don’t play a musical instrument in real life, a dream of playing one forecasts a sudden and surprising change in your lifestyle.
A broken musical instrument is a warning to guard your health; to break a string on an instrument while playing predicts a broken love affair.
A dream of putting new strings on an instrument foretells that good news is coming. Carrying a musical instrument is a sign of success with the opposite sex.... My Dream Interpretation
To see musical instruments in your dream suggests an anticipation of fun and pleasure in your waking life, but if the instruments are broken, this denotes the interruption of pleasure.... The Element Encyclopedia
To see Post-It notes in your dream, suggests your tendency to hold on and cling to your childhood. Also pay attention to what is written or drawn on the Post-It... that may offer you a clue to what particular aspect of yourself you are not letting go of.... My Dream Interpretation