Maybe -- not sure though, probably depends on my mood. I want to say that music has very little meaning to me, as for the most part, it’s just sound. I like it, it’s a fun way to kill some time, and it has been a daily part of my life for as long as i can remember; but, rarely does it generate any emotional response. I can listen to music that i find beautiful and yet it doesn’t “move” me a bit.
I do use it during imaginative times in hopes of enhancing the experience and it’s a very useful tool; but, i believe that the pleasure is actually more enjoying my thoughts than the music. During those times, I can (for lack of a better term) “get lost” in the song; but, then i can hear the song another time and feel absolutely nothing -- sometimes not even paying any attention to it at all.
I can create something on the guitar and like it a lot -- then just move on and often forget what i had just wrote. Even before i forget it, any pleasure derived was from the satisfaction of accomplishing something creative and not the tune itself.
Brian May of Queen said that he doesn’t like telling people what his songs are about -- he wants them to attach their own meaning to them. He said that someone may attach a certain meaning to a song and would probably be disappointed to learn that their meaning is completely different than what he was thinking/feeling when he wrote the song.
So, in that regard, i do attribute some memories to certain songs ... does that make the music meaningful to me? I guess in a way it does. The more i think about it, i’m coming up with the old chicken and the egg thing ... did i give meaning to the music or did the music give meaning to me; or is there even a difference?