“Next to the word of God , the noble art of music is the greatest treasure in the world.” Martin Luther King Jr. Just like religion which controlled the thoughts of humans for many years music seems to also have that impact. Music is the one form of art that connects everyone in the world. Although we may all be dancing to a different beat and singing a different harmony, it is all music. It has a way of communicating the unsaid and unifying nations. Music is heard in every aspect of our lives: at church, in social outings, outside, on television, etc. Music can extrapolate emotion without words allowing people to feel someone’s pain just by the strings or keys they play. Therefore, we must look at how music has evolved throughout history,its importance in society and the science behind its impact. As a …show more content…
The first instrument was discovered in the 1990’s and dates back to 41,000 B.C according to Our World Our Music by Robert L. Elliot. This indicated that there may have been music during this time it is hard to know what it may have sounded like due to the fact that their notation system may have been different. It wasn’t until the 1800’s did people began recording music (Elliot chapter 2: pg 53). The first form of music was the Gospel and this was because the church was so impactful at this time. It was not until the renaissance that “secular music” became popular. This music involved everything that was not gospel. As time past just like animals music evolved. They began to add more voices, instruments and lyrics. It went from one voice to a polyphony. The resistance was the period in history were all art forms flourished. The rebirth as some may call it was the era where music was officially printed. This had two great impacts: One was that it allowed music to travel across the world without being altered and two it allowed multiple copies to be disturbed across the
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It's all about the music, where would we be without it? The dancers would still dance, would the singers still sing? Music is the culmination and the essential component that conveys the natural rhythm of the soul. It's the emotional wave generated from deep within that life rides on. Think about the music in your head that drives the urge to vocalize or make a little harmony. Where does that come from, and where would we be without it? Unimaginable, completely unimaginable – the world without music. A stretch of the mind beyond the comprehension of any human being.
I have always believed that a musician writes music to express his/her emotions, thoughts, and beliefs in a way that can be both hidden and quite apparent to their listeners at the same time. It can be viewed as a release or a medium through which to share an experience. These artists attempt to relate to their listeners and even hope to provide the listener with the words to express their own feelings. Music has proven to be a very important part of society, both past and present, for just this reason: expression. This medium of expression becomes even more important when the feelings being expressed are those which are not easily accepted by society.
‘Music is a moral law. It gives soul to the universe, wings to the mind, and life to everything… Without music, life would be an error’ - Plato
Music is a subject that has united people for generations. Its stylized flow of language provides for a potent form of communication that can build communities around self-expression. It can inspire, generate emotion, relax, and provide the perfect backdrop for a good time. Moreover, certain types of music have had much deeper meanings, as well as much greater impacts.
Music has an influence on the world far beyond entertaining drivers on their morning commute. Though commonly thought of as simply an art form, music has been a powerful tool throughout history. In some ways, it has changed the course of history in monumental ways. Music has been used to end the regimes of dictators, spark the fires of civil rights movements, and bring aid to disaster ridden countries.
Music is one of the most fantastical forms of entertainment. Its history stretches all the way from the primitive polyrhythmic drums in Africa to our modern day pop music we listen to on our phones. It has the ability to amaze us, to capture our attention and leave us in awe. It soothes the hearts of billions, and it is so deeply rooted in my life that it has touched my heart as well. Everyday I walk to the beat of the song stuck in my head and hum along to the melody. For me, to listen to music be lifted into the air by the hands of your imagination and float around for a while. You forget about your worries, your troubles and find peace within the sound. Every chapter in my life is attached with a song. Every time I listen to a certain song, thoughts of my past come flooding back
Billy Joel once said, “I think music in itself is healing. It's an explosive expression of humanity. It's something we are all touched by. No matter what culture we're from, everyone loves music” (“Music Quotes”). Although many instruments exist to enliven human existence, two of the most stimulating are the piano and the voice. While piano and singing both create poignant music, they differ due to the instruments themselves, the training involved, and the musician’s individuality.
¨Music expresses that which cannot be put into words.¨, said by Victor Hugo. Music has a lot to do with everyday life. It can have an effect on people without you even knowing it. Studies have shown that music is therapeutic. How did people figured out how music is therapeutic? Also how does music helps kids in the hospital? People fill up their lives with music as entertainment, however there are therapeutic effects of it.
Since its creation music has had the ability to move the hearts of many. It can make humans feel intense happiness or sadness within only a few minutes. Bob Marley once said one good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain.” Music can allow you to be free if only for a moment. Music has helped the human right movement for ages from helping get people though the hard times to bring up certain issues. Music is a special way to help move people, to help them take action, to keep them going regardless of the rough times they are dealing it. However this music would not be possible if not for the artist and composers that create it.
Music plays a huge role in the structure of a society. It can have both negative and positive influence on cultures and communities. First, musical sounds and instruments can be a dividing factor between the people within the same culture. These opposing social and economic identities within these cultures can lead unnecessary animosity between the members. However, music can also be one of the forces that unite members of a culture and provide a sense pride for everyone. This makes it easier for people to display their identification to that culture.
Music is the one intangible way leading into wider knowledge and a greater understanding of mankind. It basically defines man’s experiences and expectations through his or her life. It can be looked at as a way of looking clearly into reality. In most cases, music alters emotions and perception of different aspects of life. It is a beautiful thing that no person should be denied. The emotions agitated up by music define the mood by influencing the mind into a temporary state of fear, joy, pain, sorry, anger and excitement. Sometimes music brings in both sad and beautiful memories.
The influence music has throughout the world is measureless. It is measureless because it kindles feelings, memories, and emotions. Something all humans can relate to. Music helps identify a culture as well as educate other countries. An important aspect is it can create an educational setting while also acknowledging the differences between cultures. I feel there is a need for people to listen and learn about music outside of one’s cultural boundary. The information and opinions expressed by my peers helped me realize this.
Music is continually around us. It is what we wake up to in the mornings, what we listen to as we drive, and what we begrudgingly tap our feet to as we wait for the elevator doors to open. Even when we were young, our mothers sang lullabies, proving that music has always been a piece of our lives. We have unknowingly allowed music to become part of who we are. It has influenced our emotions, choices, and our ability to learn and heal. In fact, it effects how we handle the different situations that we come to face. Music has woven itself into everything we are.
Music is important because it is capable of a number of health benefits and it helps in terms of physical, emotional, and mental capacity of one’s being. Music is inevitable in our daily lives. It helps us cope up with our daily living. Some people like listening to different genres of music, it may be pop, rock, jazz, or classical music, people still tend to listen to it. According to Harvard Health Publishing (2011), the human brain and nervous system are hard-wired to distinguish music from noise and to respond to rhythm and repetition, tones and tunes. This explains why whenever one hears a tone or a beat or a song, one tends to sing or make music out of it. People Nowadays tend to degrade music and take it