Musicality and human emotions


What is music and how does it affect us? Why is it important?

Music is a vocal or instrument sound that is combined to produce beauty of form, harmony, and expression of emotion. There are many good things about music that stimulate a person’s mind. It can raise our mood, get us excited, or make us calm and relaxed. Music is important because it allows us to express ourselves in all types of emotions. Generally, it can bring people who listen to music as a community into one whole. 

Do we need music?

I believe we don’t necessarily need music but it can be an essential human need for survival. Music is one of the ways we can express ourselves and have harmonic sound when there are no words or complete silence. It gives us comfortability in order to get our hearts a little pumping in our bodies.  According to an article, Steinways & Sons stated that “The Greek said that music and anatomy were two sides of the same coin. Astronomy was seen as the study of relationships between observable, permanent, external objects, and music was seen as the study of relationships between invisible, internal, hidden objects.” Ironically, it has discovered unprecedented aspects of a lot of things. The art of music means that these classifications can be subjective and controversial. 

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Music can be referred to as art in a way that we have a thing such as traditional music, which includes more than just sound. It is cultivated and advanced including aspects such as sound, melody, harmony, rhythm, texture, structure, and expression. Traditional music is moreover in the country areas of the world. They are produced by nature and made longer than several generations. It helps us understand other parts of ethnicities and races cultures that are very diverse. It represents the history and thoughts of a community with wording. Traditional music can be more spiritual than regular music due to religion and beliefs.

In the older generations with one of the most popular genres, Hip-Hop would be considered an extension of classical music tradition. It represents the creative edge of classical music by incorporating elements of other genres such as jazz, rock, R&B, and others to combine into one. Thus, music can be divided in various ways such as popular music, art music, and religious music.